The public debut of the new theatre/pop songwriting team of composer Will Van Dyke and lyricist Jeff Talbott happens Sept. 21 at Feinstein’s/54 Below with a 9:30 PM concert of their standalone songs, plus a helping of numbers from two musicals that they’re collaborating on. A View of the River is a largely sold-out 75 minutes of music … Read Full Article→
Broadway stars Kate Baldwin, Jonathan Groff and Billy Porter are among performers giving voice to the pop and theatre songs of the new songwriting team of Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott on the EP recording “A View of the River,” released on multiple platforms Sept. 15. The album will be followed up with a Sept. 21 … Read Full Article→
Love On Ice, a new musical comedy about May-December lovers who consider preserving their relationship for eternity with the help of cryogenic suspension, will be introduced to Manhattan audiences in two readings of the first act of the work-in-progress. Collaborators Bill Nabel (co-librettist/co-lyricist), Jeffrey Lodin (composer) and Bill Squier (co-librettist/co-lyricist) will be on hand for the Aug. … Read Full Article→
I spoke with director Sean Daniels and singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer about the creation of the one-man musical The Lion, an Off-Broadway favorite now making the rounds of American regional theatres, including a run Aug. 26-Sept. 20 at Massachusetts’ Merrimack Repertory Theatre, where Daniels is artistic director.
Singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer freely confesses to telling a little … Read Full Article→
Broadway stars Kate Baldwin, Jonathan Groff and Billy Porter are among performers giving voice to the pop and theatre songs of the new songwriting team of Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott on a new EP recording. The seven-track album, “A View of the River,” will be released Sept. 15 and followed up with a Sept. 21 … Read Full Article→
The Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton, Ohio, is combining its separate programs devoted the development of new plays and musicals into one annual Festival of New Works, bowing for the first time Aug. 7-8. It will give wing to five titles — three plays and two musicals — by resident, national and international writers. Full readings of … Read Full Article→
Titles for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s 27th Annual Festival of New Musicals this fall will include Jeff Talbott & Will Van Dyke‘s Imagine Harry, Duncan Sheik & Kyle Jarrow’s Noir, The Q Brothers‘ Othello: The Remix and more, the musical theatre trade organization announced on July 6. Staged readings of eight … Read Full Article→