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Event Details
  • January 25, 2016
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gumbo – Musical Reading

GumboWebTRUEngelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave. (Entrance @ 25th St.)

15th 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:

Ken Cerniglia
, dramaturg and literary manager Disney Theatricals (Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies, The Little Mermaid, High School Musical, Tarzan); R. Erin Craig, La Vie Productions, producer / executive producer (Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting, Austen's Pride, Academy, Himself and Nora, Still Getting My Act Together, In the Heights, Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas, High Fidelity, De La Guarda, Liberty: A New Musical, The Jazz Age, SPIN); Jeremy Handelman, producer (On the Town, White's Lies, F#@king Up Everything); Erich McMillan-McCall, artistic director Project1Voice; 
Dauna Williams, producer (The Scottsboro Boys, FamBam60).
More TBA.

Panelists
  • CARL WHITE

    is a Tony Award®-winning entertainment producer and general manager, who founded Martian Entertainment LLC in 1997, and has gone on to general manage and produce many acclaimed projects, including: The Normal Heart (2011 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics' Circle Award, Drama League Award); A Time To Kill; On A Clear Day... Starring Harry Connick, Jr.; The Best Man (2012 Tony Nom.) starring James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, John Larroquette, Candice Bergen, and Eric McCormack; Priscilla Queen of the Desert; The Tempermentals; Bash'd!; and the second longest-running off-Broadway musical in history Naked Boys Singing!; The Last Session, Bare, and many others. Along with his business partner and Martian co-owner Gregory Rae, Carl is currently working on several new theatrical, film and TV projects.

  • KEN CERNIGLIA

    is a veteran dramaturg, writer, and creative executive. He dramaturged the innovative Broadway hits Hadestown (8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical) and Peter and the Starcatcher (5 Tony Awards). As resident dramaturg and literary manager for Disney Theatrical Productions for 16 years, he developed over 60 titles for Broadway, touring, international, and licensed productions, including The Hunchback of Notre DameFreaky Friday, Aladdin, NewsiesThe Little MermaidHigh School Musical, and Tarzan. He recently conceived and developed Marvel Spotlight, a collection of one-act plays with teenage super hero protagonists who tackle real-world problems in a diverse society. Other dramaturgy includes the chamber opera Blood Moon (PROTOTYPE 2020); the new musical Bridges (Berkeley Playhouse); Passion Trilogy (Fisher Ensemble/Loyola Marymount University); and Bud, Not Buddy, The Gift of NothingThe Cricket in Times Square, and OLIVERio: A Twist on Dickens (Kennedy Center). Ken is a frequent guest lecturer, artist, and adjudicator at conferences, universities, and festivals around the world. He is immediate past president of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), co-founder of the American Theatre Archive Project, and Artistic Director of Two Turns Theatre Company. He holds a Ph.D. in theatre history and criticism from the University of Washington.

  • R. ERIN CRAIG/La Vie Productions LLC

    has been nurturing and developing new theatrical, film and musical artists and projects through their work as a General Manager, Production Manager, Educator, Consultant, Executive Producer and Producer. Current projects include: Austen's PrideMr. Rickey Calls a Meeting, Beatsville, Academy, Village of Vale, Into The Wild, Right Before I Go. Past projects include: The Exonerated (OB) , In The Heights (OB, Bdwy), High Fidelity (pre-Bdwy, Broadway),  Irena's Vow (Broadway), Easter Mysteries (live film), Himself and Nora (OB) Liberty: A Monumental Musical (development, OB), Stalking the Bogeyman (OB), Velocity of Autumn (Broadway), How We Got Away With It (film); and with Houses On The Moon Theatre Company, The Assignment, DeNovo, The Santa Closet and gUN COUNTRY. Member: The Broadway League, The Off-Broadway League, EdTA, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU); and a proud board member of Houses On The Moon Theater Company. Erin is the new Producing Director for ACT of Connecticut (actofct.org). LaVieProductions.com 
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