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  • Seeing Red, free musical reading
    February 4, 2019
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seeing Red – TRU Voices musical reading

SEEING RED  IS SOLD OUT, BUT WE ARE TAKING NAMES FOR A WAITING LIST.
TRU VOICES NEW MUSICALS READING SERIES

2019 annual series of new musicals by TRU writers produced by TRU producers, followed by our "Dollars and Sense" panels on producing
featuring prominent commercial producers, artistic directors and general managers.

Monday evening, February 4th, 7pm
Presented by Laura Kriete-Bain
book and lyrics by Joey Mazzarino
music by Aron Accurso
starring Kerry Butler

"Dollars & Sense" panel to include: Rashad Chambers, producer (It Happened in Key West, American Son, Ain't Too Proud); R. Erin Craig of La VieProductions (Himself and NoraStalking the BogeymanMr Rickey Calls A MeetingAusten's Pride, Academy, Right Before I Go benefit in October 2017); Jane Dubin (The Prom, Farinelli and the King, Peter and the Starcatcher, An American in Paris, Ann, Tony Award for The Norman Conquests); Martin Platt, producer and general manager with Perry Street Theatricals (Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Dames at Sea, Bedlam’s Hamlet/St. Joan, In the Continuum, Here Lies Jenny, an oak tree); Ken Waissman, producer (Grease, Agnes of God, Torch Song Trilogy); Frank Zuback, producer (Roof of the World, American Soldier, Taking Leave).

THE ACTOR'S TEMPLE
339 W. 47th St., New York, New York 10036

Panelists
  • RASHAD V. CHAMBERS

    is a global producer, talent manager and lawyer.  He recently produced the world premiere of It Happened In Key West at the Charing Cross Theatre in London.  His upcoming Broadway productions include American Son and Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations.   In addition, Rashad produced the world premiere of The Erlkings at the Beckett Theatre in New York. He also produced an independent romantic comedy entitled True to the Heart, which won five awards at the Long Island International Film Expo and was an official selection of the Big Apple Film Festival.  His short films, Hunger and Click, were official selections of the Urbanworld Film Festival, Hollywood Black Film Festival and Pan African Film Festival. Rashad is currently developing a TV series with Stacy Sutphen, Damon Sharpe, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Electus. He has also developed and produced concerts series at 54 Below, 42West, Ars Nova and the 92Y in Tribeca. A licensed attorney in New York and Connecticut, Rashad earned his JD and MBA degrees from The Ohio State University and BA in Business Administration from Morehouse College.  He is the Founder and President of Esquire Entertainment, a New York based talent management and production company. www.esquireentertainment.com
  • 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. 

  • MARTIN PLATT

    partner in Perry Street Theatricals, has been a Director, Producer, and General Manager in the U.S., U.K. and Europe for over forty years. He was the founding Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, General Director of Birmingham Opera Theatre, and founding Artistic Director of Santa Fe Stages, an international Arts Festival. As a Director his work has been seen throughout the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Platt’s career as a Producer and General Manager began in 1991, as co-director of Fifth Amendment Ltd, a UK based producing company. During 10 years with 5A, he produced over 50 theatre and dance productions, in London’s West End and on tour in the UK, Europe, and U.S. He recently produced Georgie with Ed Dixon off-Broadway. His most recent West End production was the Olivier nominated Lend Me A Tenor The Musical. On Broadway he was represented with Dames At Sea and in the 2013-2014 season with the Tony Award winning play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. New York his productions have included Bebe Neuwirth in Here Lies Jenny, Treason, and the multi off Broadway award winning productions of In The Continuum and an oak tree.

     

  • KEN WAISSMAN

    is one of only two producers in the history of Broadway to have a musical run over 3000 performances and a play run over 1000. (The other producer he shares this distinction with is the legendary David Merrick.) Waissman developed and produced the original Broadway production of Grease as well as two of Broadway’s longest running plays, Agnes of God by John Pielmeier and Torch Song Trilogy by Harvey Fierstein.Waissman's first Broadway credit was the 1971 Paul Zindel play And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little with Estelle Parsons and Julie Harris, and his prolific Broadway efforts have resulted in four motion picture features, a PBS TV special, 25 Tony Award® nominations, and 5 Tony Awards® including a Tony Award® as ‘Best Play Producer.’ His new musical, Josephine, inspired by Josephine Baker, had its World Premiere in April at the Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida. Deborah Cox played the title role and Joey McKneely directed and choreographed.

  • 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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