THE NEW PEGGY to Headline 8th Season of Theatre Barn's New Works Series
The 8th season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues October 26, 2015 at the Daryl Roth Theatre with Pre-Premieres of three new musicals written by Drew Larimore/J. Oconer Navarro, Alex Rubin/Robbie Torres, and Sam Chanse/Bob Kelly.
The New Peggy, which has book and lyrics by Drew Larimore (Out of Iceland) and music and lyrics by J. Oconer Navarro (Michael John LaChiusa's First Daughter Suite), chronicles a sensational morning of a very ordinary secretary - detailing long-lost dreams, welcomed vengeance and, yes, the solace of sucking on hard candies. The presentation will be directed by Josh Hecht (Out of Iceland), and features Cyrilla Baer (The Adding Machine), Paul DeBoy (Mama Mia), Rachel Hardin, Deb Radloff, and Ben Chavez
Requiem has music and lyrics by Robbie Torres and a book by Alex Rubin. The new musical follows Michael who returns home for the first time in years to face the ghosts of his past, uncovering family secrets and unfinished business. The presentation features Seth Rettberg (Avenue Q), Sean Doherty (The Lightning Thief), Sam Heldt, Jessica Hendy, and Ariella Serur
Gilgamesh & the Mosquito, which has book and lyrics by Sam Chanse and music by Bob Kelly, is a new musical that explores the very human quest for answers and solid ground in a world that offers none. The presentation features Addi McDaniel, Jesse Manocherian, Hali Alspach, and Ryan Korell.
The core of Theatre Barn's new work development process, the New Works Series, showcases three new musicals monthly to both a live and virtual audience. Since the series' inception, the company has presented over 350 writers in more than 80 concerts, and has amassed a catalogue of more than 750 videos and more than 600,000 views on our YouTube channel. The New Works Series is produced by Laura Brandel and Mackenzie Meeks serves as Producing Coordinator.
The Daryl Roth Theatre is located at 101 East 15th St. in New York City, and the presentations are held in the D-Lounge (basement level). Showtime is 7:30pm, and tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance through OvationTix: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10042040.
Under the direction of Artistic Director Joe Barros, New York Theatre Barn (Theatre Barn) is a Manhattan based non-profit theatre company founded in 2007 and dedicated to incubating and producing new musicals that tell untold stories. The company positioned to develop, promote, and preserve stories and perspectives that are challenging, alternative, and are not traditionally told through the evolving art form of musical theatre. For more information visit: www.nytheatrebarn.org.