New York Theatre Barn's 5th Anniversary Benefit Honors Adam Gwon and More, 10/25

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New York Theatre Barn's 5th Anniversary Benefit Honors Adam Gwon and More, 10/25

New York Theatre Barn will host An Intimate Musical Evening with NYTB, a benefit celebration of its first 5 years incubating the next generation of musical theatre writers and a launch party for its future, on Thursday, October 25, 2012.

Honored writers will include NYTB inaugural writer Adam Gwon (Jonathan Larson Award winner and writer of Ordinary Days, first developed by NYTB), Sammy Buck and Brandon James Gwinn (writers of NYTB's original commission Speargrove Presents), Sheilah Rae (lyricist of I Married Wyatt Earp, given its NY Premiere by NYTB in a co-production with Prospect Theater Company), Timothy Huang (writer of 2012 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop selected musical Costs of Living, to be presented in association with NYTB in November 2012), Kait Kerrigan (Kleban Award winner) and Brian Lowdermilk (songwriters for Cait Doyle’s Hot Mess in Manhattan: The Musical, produced in association with NYTB in September 2012), among other honorees.

Performances will feature songs from the honored writers’ musicals, sung by Jennifer Blood (Nymph Errant), Kristen da Costa, Cait Doyle, Alexa Green (Wicked), Carol Linnea Johnson (Mamma Mia!), Stephanie Palumbo, Danny Quadrino (Roundabout’s Bye Bye Birdie), EnRico Rodriguez (Zanna Don’t!, Rent), Ravi Roth (Altar Boyz), Barry Shafrin, and EJ Zimmerman.

Tickets are $125 ($100 is tax-deductible), and can be purchased by going to www.NYTheatreBarn.org. Benefit celebration begins with wine and h’ors d'oeuvres at 6:30pm, musical performance at 7:30pm, and dessert to follow. Benefit will take place at the elegant brownstone of a NYTB Board member in the heart of the Theatre District.

Under the direction of Joe Barros (Artistic Director), Jason Najjoum (Producing Director), and Barry Levine (Managing Director), New York Theatre Barn is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2007 and dedicated to the investigation, development, and advancement of new works. Productions include the all-female musical I Married Wyatt Earp (59E59 Theatres/Prospect Theater Co.) with Heather Mac Rae and Carolyn Mignini, Hot Mess in Manhattan (with the Araca Project), the musical Wood (New York Musical Theatre Festival/Emily Miller) with Cady Huffman and written by Larson Award winners Dan Collins and Julianne Wick Davis (Southern Comfort), and Bridget Bailey’s award-winning solo play Child of Hungry Times. New York Theatre Barn has been instrumental in the development of Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days, the musical parody Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make A Good Musical?, Cait Doyle's Hot Mess in Manhattan, and Katie Thompson's R.R.R.E.D. The company’s monthly platform for new work, NYTB in the D-Lounge (now in its 5th year), provides a community and a home for artists to discover and grow within their art form. In Development: Speargrove Presents. New York Theatre Barn is a proud member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre.

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

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