Jeremy Kushnier, Eden Espinosa, Rachel York Lead STEALING TIME at NYMF, 7/15-16
Jeremy Kushnier (Jesus Christ Superstar, Footloose), Eden Espinosa (Wicked, Brooklyn), Rachel York (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Victor/Victoria) and Jack Noseworthy (A Chorus Line, Sweet Smell of Success) lead the cast of New York Musical Theater Festival's "Stealing Time," the latest work of writers/composers Tor Hyams and Lisa Neubauer. "Stealing Time" will play as a special event in the 2012 New York Musical Theater Festival at the PTC Performance Space. "Stealing Time" is the second NYMF project for Hyams coming off the success of "Greenwood" starring Andrea McArdle in the 2011 New York Musical Theater Festival.
Tor Hyams and Lisa Neubauer team up for the first time to create this journey of passion and personal evolution. The full cast includes Lisa Rothauser, Donnie Kehr, Caitlin Kinnunen, Cassie Slater, Ben Nordstrom and Andrew Redlawsk.
"Stealing Time" follows two separately married individuals whose lives collide at just the right time. This developmental song cycle traces the search for individual truth and the overwhelming struggle to take risks on that path. Once this truth is uncovered, a journey of self-love, compassion, and honest communication sparks difficult choices two hearts can no longer deny; accepting the light of absolute love or retreating into the safety of complacency…Which would you choose?
"Stealing Time" will play at the PTC Performance Space (555 West 42nd Street) tonight, Jul 15th, 2012 at 9:30 pm and tomorrow night, Jul 16th, 2012 at 9:00 pm.
Tor Hyams is a Grammy®-nominated producer and songwriter with over 20 years of experience in the music industry—from writing and performing his own material to producing world-class recording artists and composing dozens of scores for both film and television. Though his roots are in musical theater, his professional debut came with the premiere of Greenwood at the 2011 New York Musical Theater Festival. He has produced and written songs for Lou Rawls, Isaac Hayes, Debbie Harry, Perry Farrell, Adam Pascal, Joan Osborne, Rachel York, Vivian Campbell and Edwin McCain.
Lisa Neubauer-Rothauser is an award-winning performer with a masters in music from Boston University School for the Arts. From classical operatic roles to contemporary musical theater and pop, Lisa has performed professionally for the last 17 years. She has appeared on Broadway in The Producers, in numerous regional productions as well as in prestigious theatres such as The Huntington Theatre in Boston, MA and the American Stage Festival in Manchester, NH. She produced and starred in her one-woman show Bye Bye Lisa at The Studio in New York City and, most recently is producing Mock Your World for several venues across the country.
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