Alternate Venues for Developing New Work: Come to the Cabaret
Tuesday, October 25th
The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor
Panelists to include Van Dean, producer (The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Matilda, Evita, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Catch Me If You Can, The Velocity of Autumn, Big Fish, Bonnie & Clyde and Chinglish, Off-Broadway: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; upcoming: Anastasia); Bailie Slevin, financial advisor/producer (Popesical at Joe's Pub); Jennifer Ashley Tepper, theater historian, producer, Director of Programming at 54 Below; Theresa Wozunk, producer (Liberty A Monumental New Musical, Porgy and Bess).
Need an affordable way to test a new work? Many shows have gotten their start in cabaret venues, dating back to the phenomenon of Nunsense at The Duplex. Meet venue managers and producers who have used cabaret and other less traditional spaces to start or gain momentum for a show. Many do concert presentations of musicals in development, of course, but other levels of production - musical and non - may be possible with creative thinking.
Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best one-minute summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; $15 for non-members at the door ($12.00 if you register in advance above), free for TRU members.
Please register above, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212/714-7628, or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com
is a Tony® Award and Grammy® Award-winning producer of 13 Broadway musicals and plays (including Jagged Little Pill, Anastasia, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, Big Fish, Catch Me If You Can, Evita, The Best Man, The Velocity of Autumn), 250+ musical theater-related recordings (including Matilda, The Color Purple, Anastasia, My Fair Lady, If The Fates Allow: Hadestown Holiday Album, The Lightning Thief), as well as numerous Broadway/National Tours, Off-Broadway musicals, concert events, a West End production, and a documentary film. Van is President and Co-Founder of Broadway Records and his philanthropic work includes being a producer of “Broadway For Orlando: What The World Needs Now is Love”, Broadway United’s “We Are The World”, “Broadway Kids Against Bullying: I Have a Voice”, “From Broadway With Love” benefit concerts for Sandy Hook, Orlando (Emmy Award winner for sound design) and Parkland as well his work with NewArts in Sandy Hook/Newtown, CT.
is the founder of Financial Wellness Companion, Entertaining Finance, and is the current Sales Trainer at MediaRadar. She has made a study of language and how people communicate value, be it screenwriting, playwriting, sculpting, performing, painting, or commercial sales. Bailie helps to translate the creator’s passions to others in a business setting. With her15 years in the personal financial planning industry, Bailie developed a niche in the arts and freelance communities, specializing in working with people with an uneven income. She has also spent significant time in the theatre industry as a stage manager, general manager, and producer. She is a Life Purpose Life Coach and a New York Mental Health Peer Specialist. She lives in New York City with her rescue pup, Lorelai.
Credits include The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess (Associate Producer 2012); Liberty A Monumental New Musical (2010 AEA Workshop; 2012 Developmental Production Warner Theatre/Torrington, CT; 2014 Off-Broadway Premier / Theatre 80 St. Marks; 2016 Off-Broadway remount/Club 42West - opening July 4th)