Steve Blanchard, Nancy Opel and More Set for Amas' BLEEDING LOVE Reading Tonight
Amas Musical Theatre will present three free staged readings of "Bleeding Love, a post-apocalyptic new musical comedy", book by Jason Schafer, music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, lyrics by Harris Doran, directed by Michael Bush. The readings will take place tonight, October 15th at 3:00pm and 7:00pm, and Wednesday, October 16th at 1pm at The Theatre at the 14th Street Y, 314 East 14th Street. Tickets are free and reservations are available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 212-563-2565.
The cast includes Steve Blanchard (Broadway-Beauty and the Beast, National Tour-Camelot, Frankenstein), Nancy Opel (Urinetown--Tony nomination), Memphis, Anything Goes, The Toxic Avenger), Bryce Ryness (First Date, Around the World in 80 Days), Etai BenShlomo (Wicked--Broadway) and Dana Steingold (Godspell).
In "Bleeding Love", it's always night, it's always cold and nothing ever grows. A cloistered teen cellist must find a live rose in order to thaw the frozen heart of the rebel punk next door. An eclectic score ranging from Broadway to classical to rock beats within this wickedly demented, post-apocalyptic musical comedy.
"The creators of "Bleeding Love" dare to explore a territory in theatre as time-honored as it is rare", says Amas Artistic Producer Donna Trinkoff. "They have thought the unthinkable and have managed to make life, love, and survival all the more poignant because of it. And all the more funny."
ARTHUR LaFRENTZ BACON (music) is a top-20 pop composer and multiple Clio award-winner. He co-wrote "Stay Forever" for Joey Lawrence (Top-20 hit), "Falling Away" for Marion Raven (#1 European Billboards), was songwriter, arranger and keyboardist for Freddy and the Dials (Virgin Records), Kelli Price and SHANE. Arthur formed the band The Erratics (Touchwood/Zero Hour Records) and was a member of "Groovy Little Band" on The Caroline Rhea Show. Arthur has written music for over 100 national television and radio commercial spots and won two Clio Awards (Best Original music for Pepsi), formed Chris & Arthur Music, where he created music for Revlon, Lenscrafters, and Bank of America, among many others. Arthur composed the musicals Bleeding Love (NAMT '12, Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals), Salvage and Billy Sleepyhead (Center Stage, NYC) and is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop.
Harris Doran (Lyrics) wrote lyrics for Bleeding Love (NAMT, Mercer Colony at Goodspeed, NMTC Finalist), Salvage (NMTC finalist),dTension, Oliver Button, he wrote the play Beautiful, the screenplays An Unofficial Of Mice and Men Remake, Cog and the Machine and recently made his writer/director debut with his short film The Story of Milo & Annie starring Academy Award Nominee Cathy Moriarty. He's written for recording artists Marion Raven (top 10 European Single), A Band Called Freddy, and Shane. He was in the BMI Workshop and is a member of ASCAP. As an actor Harris' credits include: It Must Be Him, Reading Under The Influence, Hair, Love Jerry (NYMF Best Actor Award), many regional productions. Film & TV: "Person of Interest," "The Black Donnellys," "Malcolm In The Middle," and he stars in the features My Best Day (Sundance), Junction and Coach of the Year. Training: Juilliard. www.harrisdoran.com
JASON SCHAFER (Book) wrote the acclaimed indie hit Trick, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Fine Line Features. In addition to being a staff writer/co-producer on Showtime's GLAAD Media Award winning Queer as Folk, he has written for Warner Bros., Paramount, ABC and Fox Television. Works for the stage include Notes on the Land of Earthquake & Fire (Paula Vogel Playwrighting Award, FringeNYC Playwrighting Award) and I Google Myself (GLAAD Media Award nomination). Jason holds an MFA from NYU's Department of Dramatic Writing.