Broadway Vet Randy Redd Presents Preview of New Rock Musical FICTION IN PHOTOGRAPHS Today, 8/7
Songs from the new musical FICTION IN PHOTOGRAPHS will receive an industry performance today, August 7th at 3:00PM at the Laurie Beechman Theater located at the WestBank Café at 42nd Street and 9th Avenue.
The dynamic words and music of singer-songwriter Dan Mills are the centerpiece of this contemporary musical. The time-twisting story, told by 5 actors in one compelling act, is by actor and writer Randy Redd. A delicate balance of wisdom and sentiment, FICTION IN PHOTOGRAPHS reveals the vivid contrasts between life as it is remembered and life as it happens. FICTION IN PHOTOGRAPHS, a multimedia theatrical event, is a fresh, sincere and ultimately heartbreaking new musical.
A commercial run of FICTION IN PHOTOGRAPHS is planned for the 2012-2013 season. To provide the audience with a real-time experience in the development of a Broadway show, visit the shows official website www.fictioninphotographsmusical.com and sign up for updates.
Dan Mills is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor from Brooklyn, NY. Mills’ eponymous has released 3 full length albums. As an actor, Dan Mills portrayed “Carl Perkins” in the Broadway and Off Broadway casts of Million Dollar Quartet and also appeared with his band on NBC's "Smash".
In a statement writer Dan Mills said, "As a songwriter and an artist I try and write from an honest place. My process is in-the-moment and very personal for me. I never really know where a song is going to end up in the world if it ends up out there at all. So, seeing my music travel from pen & paper to the theater is something that is very exciting and refreshing for me. Fiction In Photographs has transformed these tunes into something I could have never imagined, and being an artist for a while now, it's surprised me how a collaborative vision can grow into an amazing piece of art."
Randy Redd made his Broadway debut in Parade and recently appeared as “Jerry Lee Lewis” in the hit Off Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet as well as the original casts of The Burnt Part Boys, Some Men and Ring Of Fire. He collaborated with David Pittu on the critically-acclaimed What's That Smell: The Music Of Jacob Sterling at the Atlantic Theater Company. He has worked as an actor, director and musical director at such theaters as Manhattan Theater Club, Lincoln Center Theater, the Atlantic Theater Company, the Lamb's Theater, Naked Angels, Second Stage, the Kennedy Center, Goodspeed, the Geffen Playhouse, the York Theater Co., Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Pittsburgh CLO, New York Musical Theater Festival, Charlotte Repertory Theater, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Stamford Center for the Arts, the Arden Theater and Abrons Arts Center. Film and television credits include "Beautiful Creatures" directed by Richard LaGravenese (2013), "After The Storm" (Winner - Audience Award: Woodstock Film Festival) directed by Hilla Medalia, "Kinsey" directed by Bill Condon, the Tony Awards and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The creative team also includes choreographer Jacob Pinion (Mamma Mia) and vocal arranger and musical director Adam Podd who co-wrote the internationally acclaimed sensation The Spidey Project with Doug Katsaros.
FICTION IN PHOTOGRAPHS is being produced by Philip Katz/Broadway Theatrical. Philip is a Drama Desk nominated producer most recently for John Tartaglia;s ImaginOcean. He has worked in the Broadway industry for the past 20 years as a marketing and development consultant. Recent credits include Shrek The Musical, Driving Miss Daisy, Leap of Faith, West Side Story, Hairspray, White Christmas, The Opera Show (U.K.) Chicago and Victor/Victoria. Under the banner of Broadway Study Guides, Philip provides cutting-edge interactive study guides and experiential workshops for shows. Philip also served as the Producing Director for Camp Broadway where he oversaw an unprecedented growth in the company. Previously, he was the Associate Producer for the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Producing credits include: Mame (Linda Dano), Gypsy (Joyce Dewitt), Hello, Dolly! (Colleen Zenk Pinter), My Way (Adrian Zmed) and My Fair Lady (Peter Scolari). He served as a Broadway consultant to Royal Caribbean Productions and has produced on board shows for Carnival Cruise Lines. Philip is an advocate for arts in education and is an active member of the Broadway League serving on both the education and marketing committees.