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  • February 1, 2016
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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To Dance! – Musical Reading

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SOLD OUT! (Really.)

Engelman 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: Pat Addiss, producer (Gigi, A Christmas Story, Dinner with the Boys, Buyer and Cellar, Promises Promises, Little Women); Frank M. Calo, indie producer and director (The Believer, Here and There, The Cookout); David Elliott, co-director of Perry Street Theatricals (Dames at Sea, My Life Is a Musical, Bedlam Theatre's St. Joan/Hamlet, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, In the Continuum, An Oak Tree); RK Greene, producer (Peter & the Starcatcher, A Time to Kill, Cougar, Room Service); Patricia Klausner, producer (Pippin, The Scottsboro Boys), producing artistic director Shotgun Productions.

Panelists
  • PAT 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, Promises, The 39 Steps, Bridge & Tunnel, Passing Strange, Spring Awakening, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life and Little Women. Off-Broadway: Buyer and Cellar, Shout the Mod Musical and Housewives of Mannheim. She has produced several readings for the TRU Voices Series including Sparks, Cheese, 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." 

     

  • FRANK M. CALO

    is an Independent Producer and Director whose film THE BELIEVER, starring Ryan Gosling and Billy Zane won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Sundance Festival. That film won all the festivals that year including The Berlin Film Festival. It was shown nation wide and had a great box office run. His film, HERE & THERE with Cyndi Lauper and David Thornton has won the BEST NY NARRATIVE IN WORLD COMPETITION 2009 at Robert DeNiro’s, Tribeca Film Festival in NYC and had it’s official News York premier played to wide audiences domestically and overseas. Mr. Calo has worked with Robert DeNiro (Godsend), Demi Moore, Mike Myers Shelly Winters, Marlon Brando and many more. His film THE COOKOUT with Queen Latifah also had a great box office run distributed by Lions Gate Films. He is currently working on two featured films entitled JOHNNY POSTAL and EYES OF THE KINGS along with a TV. Pilot entitled ESQ starring Rihanna and Dayton Callie from Sons of Anarchy. He was one of the few and only directors who studied privately under Mr. Elia Kazan.

  • DAVID ELLIOTT

    has been working steadily in the theatre community for over 30 years in New York, regionally and in London. He most recently served as the Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, producing a 7-show season, and directing the final production, The Fantasticks. Since 2004, David was the Co-Director of Perry Street Theatricals, a producing and general management office based in New York City, He has produced or co-produced multiple award-winning productions including the Tony Award winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Golden Theatre), Lend Me A Tenor The Musical (London, West End, Gielgud Theatre, Olivier nom.), Dames at Sea (Helen Hayes, Tony nom). Other credits include: Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose (Davenport Theatre/Barrington Stage, Drama Desk Award), My Life Is a Musical (Bay Street Theatre), Bedlam's Hamlet / Saint Joan (45 Bleecker, Off Broadway Alliance Winner, OBIE nom); The Saintliness of Margery Kempe (Duke on 42nd Street); An Oak Tree (Barrow Street Theatre, OBIE winner); A Dangerous Personality (Women's Project Theatre), Exits and Entrances (Edinburgh Fringe, Assembly, Fringe First Award); In the Continuum (Perry Street Theatre, U.S./Int'l Tour, OBIE, Outer Critics); Gareth Armstrong's Shylock (Perry Street Theatre, Outer Critics nom.), and The Exonerated (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Winner), to name a few. As a director, his work has been seen regionally at Olney Theatre, The Phoenix and Northern Stage. NYC credits include: The Culture Project, The Connelly, The Irish Rep, Metropolitan Playhouse, The Zipper, The Players, New York Performance Works and Rattlestick. Proud member of the SDC.

  • RK GREENE

    is a producer of the Tony Award winning Broadway and off-Broadway hit Peter & the Starcatcher as well as Farinelli and the King, A Time to Kill and Harmony, by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman.  In addition to his business career, he was a founding member of the Seattle Group Theatre, a multi-cultural ensemble that produced its own work. In 2000, he founded The StoryLine Project, LLC, a commercial theater production company, to develop new plays and musicals. SLP made its debut as an above line producer for the Off Broadway hit, Room Service, and went on to produce Love Child, by Daniel Jenkins and Robert Stanton, Cougar: The Musical, and Terms of Endearment with Molly Ringwald.  In the non-profit world, R.K. is the Marketing Director at The Directors Company and helped to transfer Irena’s Vow to Broadway and produced several shows at 59E59 Theaters. Currently in development is the new musical Beau by Douglas Lyons and Ethan D. Pakchar. The world premiere album is available on the Sony Masterworks label, www.StoryLineProject.com. 

  • PATRICIA R. KLAUSNER

    Ms. Klausner has produced, written and assistant directed theater since 1990. While she has invested in many Broadway shows, she is credited as a Co-Producer on The Band's Visit (Tony, Best Musical), Pippin (Tony, Best Revival), Trip to Bountiful, Stick Fly and The Scottsboro Boys; National Tours: The Band's Visit, Pippin; and in London:  The Scottsboro Boys.  She is the Co-Executive Producer of the film Wakefield starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner.  Other theatrical and business credits include Managing Director of Shotgun Productions/Global Arts Initiative since 1995, Managing Director of the Steps Beyond Foundation, General Manager of The Donald Byrd Dance Foundation (1996-1999), conceiver of the multimedia piece The Tides of Intolerance (The Asia Society, NYC, 1996), Director of Marketing for Steps on Broadway (2001-2018), editor of a weekly financial trade publication, and consultant for various cable television companies and arts businesses. She currently holds the position of Director of Investor Relations for a theatrical fund and is working with the lead producer on the new musical by Ahrens & Flaherty, Marie: Dancing Still.  She sat on the Board of Directors and is a past Vice President of Media Audit International and served as a Co-Director of Theater Resources Unlimited's Producers Development Mentorship Program. Ms. Klausner has a Ph.D. in sociology and has taught women's studies, race relations, and criminology at the University of Delaware and Montclair State College. She currently sits on the Marymount Manhattan College Dance Advisory Board, and is a graduate of CTI.

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