Chris Hall, Gina Milo, Tanesha Ross, Eric Summers & More Set for UNCHARTED: MATTHEW DOERS at Ars Nova; Full Cast Announced!

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Chris Hall, Gina Milo, Tanesha Ross, Eric Summers & More Set for UNCHARTED: MATTHEW DOERS at Ars Nova; Full Cast Announced!

Ars Nova and La Vie Productions present a special developmental concert UNCHARTED: Matthew Doers – Taking Step Three13, with music and lyrics by Matthew Doers. The evening takes place one night only on July 23rd, 2012, at 8 p.m. at Ars Nova, located at 511 West 54th Street, NYC.

The concert stars Chris Hall (Hedwig, Bedbugs!!!), Gina Milo (Les Miserables), Tanesha Ross (Hair, Rio), Tori Scott (Cathouse: The Musical), Eric Summers (Little Mermaid) and Jeff Tuohy (The Groove Factory).

Composer Matthew Doers is an electric new force on the cutting-edge musical theater scene. This high-octane evening features songs from his original show, TAKING STEP THREE13, an edgy, propulsive, musical retelling of Dostoevsky's classic, "Crime and Punishment". With a smoking hot band and vocal pyrotechnics to match, this evening of new musical theater promises to introduce a thrilling new voice on the block. Sonny Paladino (White Noise, Disaster) is set to music direct.

UNCHARTED: Matthew Doers is part of Ars Nova's UNCHARTED initiative to develop and present new work from emerging musical theater artists.

Matthew Doers has recently made his transition from NYC's underground rock and roll scene to the stages of NYC theater. The Public Theater's, New Work Now! showcased his most recent musical, TAKING STEP THREE13, adapted from Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" at Joe's Pub, where he was recognized as "an exciting new voice in musical theater." His most recent credits include the score for the New York premier of the play Love Minus, songs for Poking Kitty Purple and music and lyrics for Celebrate Good Times – Rockin' Macbeth He also served as resident composer for a season of youth oriented original musicals at the Hampton Playhouse. Matthew recently contributed the theme as well as music and lyrics, to HERE network's new variety show She's Living For This! starring drag artist Sherry Vine. He was also featured in Mexico City's "9th Annual International Cabaret Festival" as music director and accompanist to performance artist Joey Arias. Matthew performs and writes, with a commitment to bring exciting, vibrant musical theater to new a young new audience.

Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theater, comedy and music artists in the Early Stages of their professional careers. Its unique development programs are designed to support outside-the-box thinking and encourage innovative, genre-bending work. By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work.

Past producing credits include: ANT Fest, The Urban Dictionary Plays, The Lapsburgh Layover, Be a Good Little Widow, Now Circa Then, Bloodsong of Love, Missed Connections NYC, Sax & Dixon: We Thee Wed, Mel & El: Show & Tell, Two Girls for Five Bucks and the Ten Dollar Heartbreakers, Playlist, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang, boom, From Up Here, Dixie's Tupperware Party, At Least It's Pink, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks!, Freestyle Love Supreme and The Wau Wau Sisters.

For more on Ars Nova's programs, visit www.arsnovanyc.com.

La Vie Productions is dedicated to developing, producing and managing new works, fostering new talent and attracting new audiences. Current projects include LIBERTY A Monumental New Musical, Academy, A Christmas Carol: The Concert, The Jazz Age, 100 Years Into the Heart. Recent: It's On!, Ari Gold's Bashert, PsychoTherapy, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, The Kid Who Would Be Pope, The Sphinx Winx, In the Heights and the independent feature film How We Got Away With It. For more, visit www.LaVieProductions.com.

UNCHARTED: Matthew Doers plays at Ars Nova July 23 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.arsnovanyc.com or by calling (866) 811-4111. For more information, visit the website.

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