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.


    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.


    dramaturg and literary manager for Disney Theatrical Group, has developed over forty shows for professional, amateur and school productions, including High School Musical, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast Jr., Camp Rock, Newsies and Peter and the Starcatcher, a prequel to Peter Pan that won five Tony Awards. He holds a Ph.D. in theatre history and criticism from the University of Washington and presents and publishes his research internationally. Additional credits include co-founding Two Turns Theatre Company and producing The Turn of the Screw in a haunted house museum, working with Seattle’s Fisher Ensemble to create PSYCHE, a multimedia chamber opera, and with American Records Theatre Company on ReENTRY, a documentary play about U.S. Marines and their families. 

  • R. ERIN CRAIG/La Vie Productions LLC

    Since 1997, Erin and her company, La Vie Productions, have worked with artists and new projects in theatre, film and music through their work as a General Manager, Production Manager, Grassroot Marketing / Branding Consultant, Executive Producer and Producer. Current projects include: Austen's Pride: A New Musical of Pride and PrejudiceMr. Rickey Calls A Meeting, Academy, Nonsense and Beauty, Chick Flick, The Musical Recent projects include: Easter Mysteries (live film), Himself and Nora, For Heaven's Sake, Liberty: A Monumental Musical, Stalking the Bogeyman, Velocity of Autumn, In The Heights, High Fidelity, Irena's Vow,  How We Got Away With It (film), and with Houses On The Moon Theatre Company, The Assignment and gUN COUNTRY. Erin is a member of The Broadway League, The Off-Broadway League, The League of Professional Theatre Women, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and NY Women in Film and Television.