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  • October Panel, alternate venues
    October 25, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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 ManCatch Me If You CanThe Velocity of AutumnBig FishBonnie & 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 winning and Grammy® nominated producer. His credits include The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (Tony® Award), Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Tony® nomination), Matilda (Tony® nomination), Evita (Tony® nomination), Gore Vidal’s The Best Man (Tony® nomination), Catch Me If You Can (Tony® nomination), The Velocity of AutumnBig FishBonnie & Clyde  and Chinglish. Most recently Anastasia and the off-Broadway production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He was also a producer of Master Class with Tyne Daly in London’s West End. Van is co-founder of The Broadway Consortium and Broadway Records. He co-produced Broadway For Orlando’s What The World Needs Now Is Love to raise funds for the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, as well as From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook and From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Orlando.  Broadway Records has released more than 75 albums including the soundtracks for NBC's TV events The Wiz LIVE! and Peter Pan LIVE! and cast albums for shows such as Matilda  (Grammy®  nominated), The Color Purple revival with Jennifer Hudson, Fiddler on the Roof with Danny Burstein, Disaster!, Allegiance,  Side ShowThe VisitDoctor Zhivago and more; and he has executive produced solos albums from many notable Broadway artists. He was a lead producer of Off-Broadway’s ROOMS a rock romance (Outer Critics Circle and Helen Hayes Award nominations) as well as Saint Heaven and Alive In The World and was co-producer/production consultant of the Newtown, CT productions of Seussical The Musical, A ROCKIN’ Midsummer Night’s Dream, The 101 Dalmatians Musical, Liberty SmithThe Lion King Jr, The School of Rock: Youth Production and The Wizard of Oz. A member of The Broadway League, the Dramatist Guild, TRU; Chairman of the Theater Arts Committee of New Arts which is dedicated to healing through the arts and building a new performing arts center in Newtown, CT. www.BroadwayRecords.com


    is the founder of Entertaining Finance, a financial consulting and consulting firm geared specifically towards freelancers, specifically those in arts and entertainment. With 13 years of experience as a financial adviser and a hefty resume in theater, she is redefining planning for artists and entrepreneurs. She’s worked with Certified Financial Services and Forest Hills Financial Group in finance and teaches Financial Literacy and Well-being workshops and speaks throughout the region on the specifics of Financial Management for Artists. As a stage manager, general manager, and producer on Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway, Tony Awards, Drama Desk, OBIE Awards, and IT Awards pepper Bailie’s resume. Some of her favorite projects include The Norman ConquestsAltar BoyzNaked Boys Singing!Pursuit of PersephoneA Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant, and Popesical in Concert at Joe’s Pub. She currently serves as a board member for The PATH Fund and “Rockers on Broadway, a non-profit Arts organization committed to bringing arts education to all. Visit  www.EntertainingFinance.com to learn more


    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)