Cara Reichel News

RIFFNOTES Set for NYMF, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Prospect Theater Company will present RIFFNOTES: The Musical as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Performances will be held on Friday, July 25 at 1pm and Saturday, July 26 at 11am at The PTC Performance Space (555 W. 42nd Street). The announcement was made today by Cara Reichel and Melissa Huber, Producing Artistic Director and Managing Director of Prospect Theater Company. (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company Presents GOLDEN BOY OF THE BLUE RIDGE, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) announces a one-show-only concert reading of the company's original bluegrass musicalGolden Boy of the Blue Ridge, on Monday, July 14th at 7pm (doors open 6pm) at (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, www.lpr.com. (more...)

David Pittu Joins Stephen Bogardus, Jenn Gambatese, and Heather MacRae for Prospect's Gala, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) presents its 2014 annual gala, New York In June, in the Harbor View Room at Battery Gardens, a beautiful and unique waterside location nestled at the southernmost corner of Battery Park. This special one-night-only event will be held on Monday, June 30 with an 8pm concert performance featuring Broadway and Prospect stars. The evening's program will include songs from Prospect's 15 years developing and producing new musical theater by emerging artists, including recent productions of Jasper in Deadland, Tamar of the River, and Unlock'd, as well as sneak peak performances from upcoming shows! Proceeds from the evening will benefit Prospect's ongoing mission to develop and produce new American musical theater works. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announces 26 Writers of 9 New Musicals Selected for This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director, announced the nine musicals and twenty-six writers selected for the 2014 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, its fourth year of providing working retreats for musical theatre writers. For nine consecutive weeks beginning June 29th, each writing team will have an individual weeklong residency in Rhinebeck, New York to write their musical. They are provided with a private home, transportation, food, and a stipend. All costs are fully funded by donors including The ASCAP Foundation, The Dramatists Guild Fund, and The Noel Coward Foundation. Writers participating this year include Broadway's Mindi Dickstein (Little Women), this year's Kleban Prize winner Nathan Tysen (Burnt Part Boys), and Peter Mills, past winner of the Kleban, Fred Ebb Award, and Richard Rodgers prize. The musicals' subjects cover 19th century nautical mysteries, 20th century fairy tales, a 1970's gay bar, and modern-day meth addicts. Every score is original and styles include 16th century Renaissance, big band, folk, rock, and electronic music. (more...)

Theatre Artists Present New Works at Weston Playhouse Event Today
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company will introduce the creative teams behind four new musicals during a Salon Reception at its Playhouse on the Village Green, today, May 3rd from 4 to 6 pm. The culmination of Weston's seventh annual Artists Retreat week, the salon reception is free and open to the public with no reservations necessary. (more...)

Theatre Artists to Present New Works at Weston Playhouse Event, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company will introduce the creative teams behind four new musicals during a Salon Reception at its Playhouse on the Village Green, Saturday, May 3rd from 4 to 6 pm. The culmination of Weston's seventh annual Artists Retreat week, the salon reception is free and open to the public with no reservations necessary. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company to Present STREET SEEN, 3/29-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Prospect Theater Company presents a developmental performance of new musical shorts by some of NYC's most exciting emerging musical theater writers, the result of work created in the company's 7th annual musical theater lab. (more...)

TRU Hosts Panel 'Artistic Director vs. Commercial Producer' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the February panel Artistic Director vs. Commercial Producer: The Blurred Line Between Art and Commerce tonight, February 19, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Mainstage Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need). (more...)

TRU to Present Panel 'Artistic Director vs. Commercial Producer', 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the February panel Artistic Director vs. Commercial Producer: The Blurred Line Between Art and Commerce on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:30pmat The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Mainstage Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need). (more...)

Matt Doyle to Star in New York Premiere of Ryan Scott Oliver & Hunter Foster's JASPER IN DEADLAND; Performances Begin 3/16 at West End Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Prospect Theater Company will present the New York premiere of Jasper in Deadland, a new musical with book by Hunter Foster and Ryan Scott Oliver, and music and lyrics by Oliver. Performances are March 16 through April 13 at the West End Theatre in the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew. A press opening is scheduled for March 26 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Pace New Musicals Stages LITTLE MISS FIX-IT, CONFIRMED Readings, Now thru 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Pace University's Pace New Musicals (PNM) program (est. 2007 by Program Head Amy Rogers), dedicated to the discovery of new theater works, and Ryan Scott Oliver, composer- lyricist and producer, will present a staged reading of Little Miss Fix-It (book and lyrics by Kirsten A. Guenther and music by Joy Son) today, January 23-27, 2014. (more...)

46 Writers Head to JMF Annual Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

A total of 46 established and emerging writers, composers and lyricists will converge on the Goodspeed campus in East Haddam, CT this month to participate in the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing nearly 30 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Pace New Musicals to Stage LITTLE MISS FIX-IT, CONFIRMED Readings, 1/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Pace University's Pace New Musicals (PNM) program (est. 2007 by Program Head Amy Rogers), dedicated to the discovery of new theater works, and Ryan Scott Oliver, composer- lyricist and producer, will present a staged reading of Little Miss Fix-It (book and lyrics by Kirsten A. Guenther and music by Joy Son) on January 23-27, 2014. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company to Present New York Premiere of Ryan Scott Oliver & Hunter Foster's JASPER IN DEADLAND, Begin. 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Prospect Theater Company will present the New York premiere of JASPER IN DEADLAND, a new musical with music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver and a book by Hunter Foster and Ryan Scott Oliver. Performances begin March 16 at the West End Theatre in the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew. (more...)

Prospect to Present Development Reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald Musical THE UNDERCLASSMAN, 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Prospect Theater Company will present a private developmental reading of the original musical The Underclassman on Monday, November 25th at New 42nd Street Studios (229 West 42nd Street, NYC). The Underclassman follows the early life of F. Scott Fitzgerald, from 1914 - 1917. Brilliantly talented, Fitzgerald is swept into the hierarchy of Ivy League society and the antics of the Princeton Triangle Club, in pursuit of the beautiful and elusive debutante Ginevra King - who became the model for the character of Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company to Present Concert Reading of THE FLOOD, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) announces a one-show-only concert reading of their original musical The Flood, on Saturday, October 19th at 3pm. First developed by Prospect in 2000-2001, with a subsequent full production in 2006, the book, music and lyrics of this new musical are by founding company members Peter Mills and Cara Reichel. This special encore concert presentation will raise funds to support Prospect's work developing new musicals by emerging writers. The concert is directed by Cara Reichel and music directed by Daniel Feyer. (more...)

Dave Malloy Set for Post-Show Event at Prospect Theater's TAMAR OF THE RIVER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

'Crossing The River', a discussion featuring interfaith leaders led by Reverend Susan Turchin, and 'The Power of the Voice', a discussion with innovative contemporary theater composers hosted by Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812's Dave Malloy, will be offered as free post-performance events following upcoming performances of Prospect Theater Company's world premiere of TAMAR OF THE RIVER. The announcement was made today by Cara Reichel and Melissa Huber, the Producing Artistic Director and Managing Director of Prospect Theater Company. (more...)

Dave Malloy and Susan Turchin Set for Post-Show Events at Prospect Theater's TAMAR OF THE RIVER, 10/9 & 16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

"Crossing The River", a discussion featuring interfaith leaders led by Reverend Susan Turchin, and "The Power of the Voice", a discussion with innovative contemporary theater composers hosted by Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812's Dave Malloy, will be offered as free post-performance events following upcoming performances of Prospect Theater Company's world premiere of TAMAR OF THE RIVER. The announcement was made today by Cara Reichel and Melissa Huber, the Producing Artistic Director and Managing Director of Prospect Theater Company. (more...)

TAMAR OF THE RIVER, Starring Margo Seibert, Launches Prospect Theater's 2013-14 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Prospect Theater Company will present the world premiere production of TAMAR OF THE RIVER, a new music theater work with music and book by Marisa Michelson and book and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen. Directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell) and choreographed by Yin Mei, TAMAR OF THE RIVER will be the first production available through Prospect's new Membership Program. (more...)

Chase Brock to Choreograph TAMAR OF THE RIVER; Jeremy Greenbaum and Aaron Komo Join the Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Jeremy Greenbaum (The Fantasticks) and Aaron Komo complete the cast of Prospect Theater Company's upcoming world premiere production of TAMAR OF THE RIVER, a new music theater work with music and book by Marisa Michelson, book and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen and direction by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell). Previously announced cast members include Margo Seibert (set to make her Broadway debut as 'Adrian' in ROCKY on Broadway in Spring 2014) as Tamar, with Ako (Throne of Blood), Erik Lochtefeld (February House), Mike Longo (Hair) and Vince B. Vincent (Geography of Loss), and Jen Anaya, Adam Bashian, Margot Bassett, Troy Burton, Tamrin Goldberg and Mary Kate Morrissey. (more...)

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