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  • 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.

ST. LUKE’S THEATRE

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).

Panelists
  • PATRICIA FLICKER ADDISS

    is a producer, most recently of Eclipsed (6 Tony noms). Other Broadway productions include A Christmas Story the Musical, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Promises, PromisesThe 39 StepsBridge & TunnelPassing StrangeSpring AwakeningChita Rivera: The Dancer's Life and Little Women. Off-Broadway: Buyer and CellarShout the Mod Musical and Housewives of Mannheim. She has produced several readings for the TRU Voices Series including SparksCheese, 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 Vox Lumiere Phantom of the Opera off-Broadway, Loves of Picasso in London, and the solo show Top Drawer, and the hottest off Broadway show Desperate Measures at the York, and now at New World Stages. Her new venture is speaking to Women's Groups "How to Reinvent Yourself." 

     

  • CHERYL WIESENFELD

    Following a career in publishing, Cheryl began her theatre producing career in 1998. Broadway: The Heidi Chronicles, All The Way, Rocky, Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, A Steady Rain, Legally Blonde, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, ‘night Mother, Caroline or Change, Elaine Stritch At Liberty, and Hedda Gabler. Off Broadway: 10th Anniversary Exonerated, Play Dead, In The Continuum, Shockheaded Peter, Talking Heads, The Exonerated, The Waverly Gallery. Film: Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. Upcoming Projects: Ain’t Too Proud- The Temptations musical, The Harder They Come. Cheryl has produced shows that have spawned national and international tours and sit down productions, regional productions, and London engagements which have grossed hundreds of millions of dollars. Cheryl has won numerous awards for her productions including the Drama League, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics Awards and 4 Tony Awards. She has been honored by Theater Resources Unlimited with “The Spirit of Theater” award in 2007, and The Houses on The Moon Amplify 2015 Award for her support in championing the unheard voice. Her board commitments: Theater Resource Unlimited where she co-founded the TRU mentorship program. The program to date has mentored over 200 commercial producers and self producing artists. Cheryl is on the board of Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, and is on the Honorary Council of Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven Connecticut. Cheryl continues her mentoring work and speaks at universities, on panels and for different organizations. This Fall she will be curating a theatre program with the title - Theatre that changes OUR World- at The Quick Center at Fairfield University.
  • FRANK ZUBACK

    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

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