Travis Greisler News

4x15 - ROUND TWO at Musical Theatre Factory Set for 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

On Monday, August 4 at 8PM Musical Theatre Factory will be presenting its second round of 4x15, a developmental program in which four new musicals are each given five hours of rehearsal time to stage fifteen-minute excerpts that share one evening of presentations. The event is open to the public and also features panel of industry professionals who will give feedback to the writers after each showing. The new musicals featured in 4x15 - ROUND TWO are ONIEDA (Book and Lyrics: Beth Blatt; Music by Lizzie Hagstedt), DROP DEAD GORGEOUS (Book and Lyrics: Laura Kleinbaum; Music, Willem Oosthuysen), THE CRAFT - The Musical (Book and Lyrics: Brandon Michael Lowden; Music and Lyrics, Kevin Michael Jones), and FIREFLIES (Book, Music, Lyrics: Dimitri Koltunov). The evening features a cast of over 40 Musical Theatre Factory performers and volunteer creatives. The 4x15 industry panel includes director Travis Greisler (THE ORION EXPERIENCE), literary agent Alexis Williams (Bret Adams Ltd.), producers Ryan Bogner (RKO Productions) and Jane Abramson (Disney Theatricals). (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with NYMF's THE TRAVELS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

An Official Selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival Next Link Project The Travels, a new play with music by Aaron Riccardi is one of the first shows at the New York Musical Theatre Festival to be granted and extension to to early popular demand. The Travels features music by Kelly Hoppenjans, book and lyrics by Aaron Riccardi, directed by Travis Greisler and choreography by Misha Sheilds. Beginning performances on July 14, the show will run through July 26 at Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsals! (more...)

THE TRAVELS Set for NYMF, 7/14-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

An Official Selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival Next Link Project, Cohen Theatrical will present the premiere of The Travels, a new play with music by Aaron Riccardi, music by Kelly Hoppenjans, with lyrics by Aaron Riccardi, directed by Travis Greisler and will feature choreography by Misha Sheilds. Beginning performances on July 14, the show will run through July 26 at Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 212-352-3101 or visiting www.nymf.org. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory's First Summer Season to Feature Workshops, Showcases & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack and Managing Director Danny Abosch, announces the opening of a new midtown black box rehearsal and performance space with a full summer season dedicated to the development of new musical theatre. Musical Theatre Factory operates as a volunteer-based cooperative of artists and arts administrators committed to a process of peer evaluation and the cultivation of new work, free from the pressures of critical or commercial success. (more...)

UglyRhino's TINYRHINO: MUSICALS EDITION Set for Tonight at Littlefield
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

UglyRhino Productions will present our second ever TinyRhino: Musicals Edition tonight, November 19th at 8 p.m. Come join us for six brand new musicals, and plays with music, by up and coming playwrights and directors. (more...)

UglyRhino's TINYRHINO: MUSICALS EDITION Set for 11/19 at Littlefield
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

UglyRhino Productions will present our second ever TinyRhino: Musicals Edition on Tuesday, November 19th at 8 p.m. Come join us for six brand new musicals, and plays with music, by up and coming playwrights and directors. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE ORION EXPERIENCE, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2013

Why schlep to the Mojave Desert for Richard Branson's expensive and stuffy trip to space?! The Orion Experience, an intergalactic space journey meets theatrical live electro-pop concert, conveniently takes flight from midtown-Manhattan three nights a week. In-flight amenities include original live music from a 9-piece band, wall-to-wall dancing, aerialists, and cocktails, all at a fraction of the cost. Featuring music and lyrics by the band of the same name, The Orion Experience's official Off-Broadway opening takes place tonight, August 8. XL Nightclub will transform into a starship where audiences join the crew as they blast into the stratosphere and dance the night away. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

'The Orion Experience' to Perform in NYC Beginning in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Why schlep to the Mojave Desert for Richard Branson's expensive and stuffy trip to space?! The Orion Experience, an intergalactic space journey meets live rock concert, will conveniently take flight from midtown-Manhattan three nights a week. (more...)

The Orion Experience Set to Perform at XL Nightclub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Why schlep to the Mojave Desert for Richard Branson's expensive and stuffy trip to space?! The Orion Experience, an intergalactic space journey meets live rock concert, will conveniently take flight from midtown-Manhattan three nights a week. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Songs from Ryan Scott Oliver's RATED RSO: MT-17 at Joe's Pub!
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2013

On Jan. 21, 2013, Larson and Rodgers Award winning composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver returned to Joe's Pub with a collection of work from his musicals Out of My Head (2005), Mrs. Sharp (2007), Darling (2009), 35mm (2010), Jasper in Deadland (2011), The Frog Prince Cont. (2012). Watch a sampling of performances from the concert below! (more...)

Bobby Steggert, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More to Join Ryan Scott Oliver at Joe's Pub, 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

On Jan. 21, 2013 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm, the work of award-winning composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver (35MM: A Musical Exhibition) returns to Joe's Pub performed by special guests. (more...)

Drew Overcash's BOYS VS. GIRLS Reading Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

Ariana DeBose of Bring It On has joined the cast of Boys Vs. Girls for the by-invitation-only reading, which will be presented in Manhattan today, Nov. 30. (more...)

Rachel Potter, Brian Crum and More Set for BOYS VS. GIRLS Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

The invitation-only reading of Drew Overcash's new musical Boys Vs. Girls will be held today, November 30. (more...)

BRING IT ON's Ariana DeBose Joins BOYS VS. GIRLS Reading, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 09, 2012

Ariana DeBose of Bring It On has joined the cast of Boys Vs. Girls for the by-invitation-only reading, which will be presented in Manhattan Nov. 30. (more...)

Rachel Potter, Brian Crum and More Set for BOYS VS. GIRLS Reading, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2012

Full casting for the November 30th invitation-only reading of Drew Overcash's new musical Boys Vs. Girls has been announced. (more...)

Experimental Theater, Halloween Costume Party and More Set for Dixon Place, Oct 2012
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2012

Dixon Place has announced its October 2012 events lineup. See full details below! (more...)

Hayley Podschun, F. Michael Haynie, Curt Hansen and More Join CALVIN BERGER CD Release Concert Tonight, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2012

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the release of the Original Cast Recording of Barry Wyner's new musical CALVIN BERGER with a concert at Joe's Pub the evening before the release - tonight, Monday, September 24, 2012 at 7pm. Just added to the concert lineup are Curt Hansen (Next to Normal), F. Michael Haynie (Dogfight), Hayley Podschun (Chaplin), and Tony nominee Tim Jerome (Tarzan, Me and My Girl). They join the previously announced concert cast, who are also featured on the Calvin Berger recording: Noah Weisberg (Legally Blonde, South Pacific), Krystal Joy Brown (Leap of Faith), David Hull (Wicked) andDana Steingold (Spelling Bee). (more...)

Noah Weisberg, Krystal Joy Brown Set for CALVIN BERGER Concert at Joe's Pub, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2012

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the release of the Original Cast Recording of Barry Wyner's new musical CALVIN BERGER with a concert at Joe's Pub the evening before the release - next Monday, September 24, 2012 at 7pm. Just added to the concert lineup are Curt Hansen (Next to Normal), F. Michael Haynie (Dogfight), Hayley Podschun (Chaplin), and Tony nominee Tim Jerome (Tarzan, Me and My Girl). They join the previously announced concert cast, who are also featured on the Calvin Berger recording: Noah Weisberg (Legally Blonde, South Pacific), Krystal Joy Brown (Leap of Faith), David Hull (Wicked) and Dana Steingold (Spelling Bee). (more...)

Noah Weisberg, Krystal Joy Brown Set for CALVIN BERGER Concert at Joe's Pub, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2012

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the release of the Original Cast Recording of Barry Wyner's new musical CALVIN BERGER with a concert at Joe's Pub the evening before the release - next Monday, September 24, 2012 at 7pm. Just added to the concert lineup are Curt Hansen (Next to Normal), F. Michael Haynie (Dogfight), Hayley Podschun (Chaplin), and Tony nominee Tim Jerome (Tarzan, Me and My Girl). They join the previously announced concert cast, who are also featured on the Calvin Berger recording: Noah Weisberg (Legally Blonde, South Pacific), Krystal Joy Brown (Leap of Faith), David Hull (Wicked) and Dana Steingold (Spelling Bee). (more...)

Hayley Podschun, F. Michael Haynie, Curt Hansen and More Join CALVIN BERGER CD Release Concert, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2012

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the release of the Original Cast Recording of Barry Wyner's new musical CALVIN BERGER with a concert at Joe's Pub the evening before the release - next Monday, September 24, 2012 at 7pm. Just added to the concert lineup are Curt Hansen (Next to Normal), F. Michael Haynie (Dogfight), Hayley Podschun (Chaplin), and Tony nominee Tim Jerome (Tarzan, Me and My Girl). They join the previously announced concert cast, who are also featured on the Calvin Berger recording: Noah Weisberg (Legally Blonde, South Pacific), Krystal Joy Brown (Leap of Faith), David Hull (Wicked) andDana Steingold (Spelling Bee). (more...)

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