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  • 2017 TRU Voices Musical Reading
    January 23, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Question 1 – Musical Reading

Presented by Jesse B. Langston in association with Yoni Vendriger
Book, music, and lyrics by Chris Reza
Directed by Joe Barros
Music Director Eugene Gwozdz

When a politician becomes the center of Maine’s Question 1 debate, he must choose between being honest with himself and the world, or risk losing his entire career and family. Question 1 explores how the choices we make determine whether each of us contributes either strife or kindness and honesty to humanity.

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 Michael Alden (Not That Jewish, Disgraced, Becoming Dr. Ruth, King's Speech West End, Gray Gardens, Sarah Jones' Bridge and Tunnel); Patrick Blake (The 39 Steps revival, Bedlam Theatre's Hamlet/St. Joan, My Life Is a Musical, The Exonerated, In the Continuum, Play Dead; founding artistic director of Rhymes Over Beats); Cody Lassen (Macbeth with Alan Cummings, Spring Awakening revival, Paula Vogel's Indecent, Significant Other).

Panelists
  • MICHAEL ALDEN

    On Broadway: Come From Away, Disgraced (Pulitzer Prize) Grey Gardens and Bridge & Tunnel (Special Tony Award.) On the West End: David Seidler's original play, The King's Speech and Bat Boy The Musical. Off Broadway: Not That Jewish, Becoming Dr, Ruth, Bat Boy The Musical, Save It For The Stage written by and starring Charles Nelson Reilly, and The Last Session. Film works include: Just Cause with Sean Connery, the fashion forward documentary UnZipped for Mirimax, Stephen Daldry's The HoursKissing Jessica SteinThe Zookeeper starring Sam Neill, Lesser Prophets and Mother, Mother. Current projects include the feature length documentaries, My Beautiful Stutter and When Reagan Killed Roosevelt the never before told story of the childhood years of the rap group Public Enemy; the features  UnHinged starring Mickey Rourke and the recently completed Death Metal.  From 1987- 89, Vice President Post Production Cannon Films; 1989 - 90, Vice President Pathe Films; 1991 -92 Vice President MGM Post Production. 

  • PATRICK BLAKE

    is a writer/producer based in New York and San Francisco, and Founding Artistic Director of Rhymes Over Beats, a hip hop theater company. In New York theater, he is a producer of the off-Broadway revival of The 39 Steps, the off-Broadway transfer of Bedlam Theater Company's dual productions of Hamlet and Saint Joan, and is currently producing My Life Is a Musical (from the TRU Voices series) which had a debut production at Bay Street Theatre. He was one of the producers of Play Dead! at The Players Theatre, he has produced In the Continuum at Perry Street Theatre, Noah's Archive, Joe Fearless, The Exonerated (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Court TV's Scales of Justice Award) and The Soap Myth at Southstreet Seaport. He also produced Dirty Works at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He was Executive Producer for the short film, The Igloo, and the feature film Mr. Smith Gets a Hustler. Patrick is a proud board member of TRU.

  • CODY LASSEN

    is a Tony-nominated theatre producer and live entertainment consultant. Broadway productions include The Band's Visit, the Deaf West Theatre revival of Spring AwakeningMacbeth starring Alan Cumming, Paula Vogel’s Indecent and Joshua Harmon's Significant Other. Upcoming: Untitled #4 off-Broadway and in LA Holding the Man, with The Australian Theatre Company and a revival of Merrily We Roll Along directed by Michael Arden. In addition to producing his own projects, Cody consults for producers, theaters and agencies to help them discover how they should market their shows for the best chance of financial and critical success. Previously, he oversaw marketing efforts for Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group and its three theaters: the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre. He is an active member of the Broadway League, the National Association of Musical Theatre, and serves on the Board of NY’s Vineyard Theatre. More info at codylassen.com.
  • 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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