STAGE TUBE: Connor Russell in THE HINTERLANDS Musical Web Series - Episode 3
Paul (Connor Russell, Disney's Aladdin world premiere) thought Being part of the team would make everything better. Man, was he wrong. Watch Episode 3 of THE HINTERLANDS -- "Stupid Me" -- below!
THE HINTERLANDS, a free musical web series about teenage gay bullying, officially launched in October. THE HINTERLANDS features an array of established and rising Broadway musical theatre stars, including David Andrew Anderson (Meet John Doe), Caitlin Kinnunen (The Bridges of Madison County, Spring Awakening, next to normal), Daniel Quadrino (Newsies, Bye Bye Birdie), Andrew Brewer (Off-Broadway's Cougar, The Musical and Nymph Errant) and Brianne Wylie.
Created as a response to suicides by bullied LGBTQ youth, the show is about Paul, a 16-year-old bullied gay kid who is growing up in a rural community with few resources for kids like him.
THE HINTERLANDS, was conceived by the writing team of Michelle Elliott and Danny Larsen (Cloaked, The Yellow Wood). The team was awarded a Jonathan Larson Grant for Cloaked and Elliott received the Kleban Award for the Most Promising Librettist, and The Yellow Wood, which won a Richard Rodgers Development Award and Daryl RothAward. Their shows have had productions, workshops and readings at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (winning the Excellence in Music award), National Alliance for Musical Theatre, CAP21 Theatre Company, Vital Theatre Company, and Village Theatre, among others. They are currently working on Maiden Voyage, a musical about the legendary female pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonney. THE HINTERLANDS was directed by Brandon Ivie(A Christmas Story, First Date).
Coming up, Tony Award nominee Erin Dilly (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Nice Work If You Can Get It) and John Bolton (A Christmas Story, Curtains, Spamalot) are featured as Paul's parents in Episode 4 of THE HINTERLANDS, "The Boy That I'll Never Know", this Monday, November 18th. For more info, visit www.HinterlandsTheMusical.com.