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  • 2018 TRU Voices Play Reading
    June 18, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Adele’s Way – TRU Voices play reading

Monday evening June 18th, 7pm
by Dennis Porter
Presented by Bruce A! Kraemer
Directed by Joan Kane

with Kevin Gilmartin, Helen Herbert, Bryan James Hamilton, Morgan V. Canham and Rivka Borek

Dollars & Sense panel featuring Georgia Buchanan, consultant and former managing director National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, formerly with The Women's Project and Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, producer (Communicating Doors, Kat and the Kings);  Ivette Dumeng, artistic director of Nylon Fusion (Marty's Shadow, Half Moon Bay, The Big Funk, Kristina); Ken Waissman, producer (original Grease, Torch Song Trilogy, Over Here!, Agnes of God); Frank Zuback, producer (Roof of the World, Taking Leave, American Soldier).

2018 annual series of new plays by TRU writers produced by TRU producers, followed by our "Dollars and Sense" panels on producing featuring prominent commercial producers, artistic directors and general managers.

The Soho Playhouse
15 Vandam Street, NYC


    is one of only two producers in the history of Broadway to have a musical run over 3000 performances and a play run over 1000. (The other producer he shares this distinction with is the legendary David Merrick.) Waissman developed and produced the original Broadway production of Grease as well as two of Broadway‚Äôs longest running plays, Agnes of God by John Pielmeier and Torch Song Trilogy by Harvey Fierstein.Waissman's first Broadway credit was the 1971 Paul Zindel play And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little with Estelle Parsons and Julie Harris, and his prolific Broadway efforts have resulted in four motion picture features, a PBS TV special, 25 Tony Award¬ģ nominations, and 5 Tony Awards¬ģ including a Tony Award¬ģ as ‚ÄėBest Play Producer.‚Äô His new musical, Josephine, inspired by Josephine Baker, had¬†its World Premiere in¬†April at the Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida. Deborah Cox played the title role and Joey McKneely directed and choreographed.


    was the Lead Producer for Moolah, a new comedy by Arje Shaw (The Gathering). Currently he is helping develop three new works: Taking Leave, American Soldier and Roof of the World. Frank has also had the great privilege of working on a number of shows and projects with the late director Tom O’Horgan (Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair). In addition, he has worked on over twenty musicals and was involved for thirty years on the Tony Awards. Also involved in the music and entertainment industry, Frank has worked with luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, conducted the Count Basie Orchestra, and the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and consulted on nine Super Bowl half-time shows. Mr. Zuback founded Frank Zuback Productions, which provides a wide range of services in the music and entertainment industry. Website - http://fzpi.com