Workshop of SCARY MUSICAL...THE MUSICAL! Set for York Theatre Today, March 8
"SCARY MUSICAL... The Musical!", featuring Book by Richard Hochberg and Music and Lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, will be directed by Daniel Goldstein in two workshop productions today, March 8, 2013, at The York Theatre (619 Lexington Ave, NYC) at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Produced by Kevin Spirtas and Killer In The House Productions in association with the York Theatre, SCARY's cast features Jennifer Simard, Kevin Carolan, Jacob Hoffman, TyRick Jones, Patrick Murney, Christy Romano, Rashidra Scott and Dana Steingold.
Scary Musical... The Musical, is a bloody and hilarious new musical adventure. Set in the coastal village of Hidden Secrets, USA, the night before the opening of the Vera Miles High School production of SCARY MUSICAL, local drama and prom queen, Drew Campbell, is slashed to death after being tormented on the telephone by a sadistic musical theatre trivia freak. As the Thespian Society tries to regroup and recast their leading lady, one by one, the students and teachers are gruesomely killed off.
With an original pop score by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, and hilarious book by Richard Hochberg, it's The Rocky Horror Show meets High School Musical and GLEE. Scary Musical...The Musical - They sing! They dance! They die!!
Most recently, SCARY MUSICAL was presented in collaboration with Stephen Schwartz and the ASCAP Foundation as part of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera/Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama New Works Program.
It was featured in the ASCAP Foundation/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles. Followed by readings at the University of Northern Colorado, Theatre Row Studios in New York City and the Academy for New Musicals in Los Angeles.
Daniel Goldstein (Director) is the director of the Broadway revival of GODSPELL (2011). His recent projects include ANNA CHRISTIE (Old Globe), GOD OF CARNAGE (Huntington Theater Company), ...Samantha Brown (Goodspeed Musicals), GOLDEN BOY (Juilliard), ANNIE (St. Louis MUNY), ARITFICIAL FELLOW TRAVELER by Ethan Sandler (Williamstown Theater Festival, Black Dahlia Theater Open Door Theater), CLEAR (O'Neill National Music Theater Conference), TRUE WEST (Williamstown Theater Festival), MISS MARGARIDA'S WAY (Bay Street Theater, with Julie Halston), A NEW BRAIN at the Toho Theater in Tokyo, THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF Samantha Brown (Broadway Across America developmental production), MARY'S WEDDING at the Two Rivers Theater, a highly praised revival of GODSPELL at the Papermill Playhouse, Sinan Unel's THE CRY OF THE REED at the Huntington Theater Company, Beau Willimon's LOWER NINTH at the Flea and SPF, the Off-Broadway commercial production of the hit Fringe Festival musical WALMARTOPIA, Kenny Finkle's INDOOR/OUTDOOR at the DR2 and SPF, FALSETTOS and LES LIAISONS DANGEROUSES at the Huntington Theater Company, BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER at the New York Musical Theater Festival and Bathsheba Doran's LIVING ROOM IN AFRICA at Gloucester Stage. He has served as the Associate Director for ALL SHOOK UP! and FULLY COMMITTED, and the Resident Director for the First National Tour of MAMMA MIA!. Daniel has also developed the work of playwrights Peter Morris, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Rob Handel, John Shea, Bathsheba Doran, Janet Neipris, Eliza Jane Scheider and Jesse Eisenberg at the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, PlayPenn, and elsewhere. As a writer, Daniel was the recipient of an inaugural Calderwood Commission from the Huntington Theater Company, for which he is writing an original musical with Michael Friedman entitled UNKNOWN SOLDIER, which was developed this summer at the O'Neill National Music Theater Conference. With Michael, he is also the author of THE SONG OF SONGS, an adaptation of the Sholem Aleichem novella. He also wrote WINTER BIRDS, an adaptation of the Jim Grimsley novel. =CELEBRATION, the one person show he created with Ethan Sandler and Josie Dickson, was seen Off-Broadway as well as in New Haven, San Francisco and the HBO Aspen Comedy Arts Festival. They are currently in development on ARTIFICIAL FELLOW TRAVELER, a new solo play about The American Exhibition in Moscow in 1959. He is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Performance Studies.