Theatre Now Â"DevastatedÂ" to Cancel CABARET at the Pocketbook Factory
Theatre Now New York is disappointed to announce that plans for the much anticipated production of Cabaret at the Pocketbook Factory in Hudson, NY must grind to a halt. After one of the primary funders of the show pulled out, it was concluded that financially preparations for the show could not continue. Artistic Director Thomas Morrissey states, "We are devastated that the production of Cabaret cannot continue as planned. The people of Hudson have been so welcoming to us and we hope that they will welcome us back in the future."
Despite this setback, Theatre Now New York will continue with its plans for the future without missing a beat. SOUND BITES, the company's fall workshop to be held in New York City of ten ten-minute musicals, is accepting submissions from composers now and plans for that festival are moving forward. "One of Theatre Now's main goals is fostering new work," says Associate Literary Manager Joshua McWhortor, "So we're extremely excited to move forward with SOUND BITES and give the next generation of composers a chance to stage and workshop their new musicals." For more information regarding SOUND BITES, visit the company's website at www.tnny.org.
Theatre Now New York is a professional theatre company whose history originates with two established companies - the Genesius Theatre Guild in New York City and ReVision Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ. Theatre Now New York brings together the founding principles of both these companies; developmental work and main stage theatrical productions. The mission of Theatre Now New York is to facilitate the creation and development of new theatrical works, the reimagining of previously produced known titles and the reinterpretation of classic works through readings, productions, workshops and work-in-progress presentations and to promote the understanding and appreciation of live theatre and its process by the general public and provides opportunities for emerging, mid-career and established theatre professional in their ongoing creative process.