Event Details
  • 2017 TRU Voices Musical Reading
    January 30, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dumb Luck – Musical Reading

Presented by Sam Strum in association with Dan Irwin
Music & lyrics by Michael Sansonia
Book & lyrics by R.C. Staab
Directed by Dan Swern
Music Director Michael Sansonia

There are stories about people living. There are stories about people after they die. But Dumb Luck tells the unlikely, but true, story of the life and afterlife of poor Elmer McCurdy, a small-time Old West outlaw.


308 West 46th St. (Just west of 8th Ave)
New York, New York 10036

16th annual series of new musicals by TRU writers produced by TRU producers, followed by reception and our "Dollars and Sense" panels on producing featuring prominent commercial producers, artistic directors and general managers.

"Dollars and Sense" panel to include Patrick Blake (The 39 Steps revivalBedlam Theater's Hamlet/St. Joan, My Life Is a Musical, The Exonerated, Play Dead, In the Continuum); Meredith Lucio (The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, The 29 Steps off-Broadway, Rooms: a rock romance, Bedlam Theater's Hamlet/St. Joan; in development: Clear Blue Sky, Absolutely Filthy, Roof of the World); Cheryl Wiesenfeld (Tony Award winner for All the Way, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess  and Elaine Stritch: At Liberty; also Play Dead, A Steady Rain, Legally Blonde, Caroline or Change, The Exonerated, In the Continuum); Frank Zuback (Taking Leave, American Soldier, Roof of the World).


    was a producer, most recently of Gigi and Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike. Other Broadway productions include A Christmas Story the Musical, Promises, Promises, The 39 Steps, Bridge & Tunnel, Passing Strange, Spring Awakening, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life and Little Women. Off-Broadway: the long-running The Fantasticks at the Snapple Theatre Center, Shout the Mod Musical and Housewives of Mannheim. She has produced several readings for the TRU Voices Series including Sparks, Cheese, and the musical At the Back of the North Wind. Ms. Addiss served for many years on the board of Theater Resources Unlimited, and was the 2010 recipient of the TRU Spirit of Theater Award. Ms. Addiss is a member of The Broadway League. On the board of NJ Rep and the League of Professional Theatre Women, at present she is working on an Anti bullying campaign EMBRACE THE DIFFERENCES.


    Broadway: The Heidi Chronicles, Rocky, All the Way (Tony Award), Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (Tony Award), The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess (Tony Award); A Steady Rain; Legally Blonde; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Caroline, or Change; ‘night, Mother; Elaine Stritch: At Liberty (Tony Award). Off-Broadway: Play Dead; In the Continuum; Shockheaded Peter; The Exonerated; Talking Heads; The Waverly Gallery. Ms. Wiesenfeld was the recipient of Theater Resources Unlimited's 2007 "Spirit of Theater" Award for her ongoing generosity to young producers in the New York community, as well as her selfless support of the work that TRU does. She is one of the founders of the TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program, and to date has mentored dozens of aspirants, including guiding one production to win four Audelco Awards, and helping another production find success in regional theaters. Cheryl is a proud board member of TRU.


    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