Broadway Veteran John Treacy Egan Releases New Halloween Themed Children's Book

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Broadway Veteran John Treacy Egan Releases New Halloween Themed Children's Book

Broadway vet John Treacy Egan and Metropolitan Opera regular Jason Simon have announced their collaboration of a new children's book, "Ingredients for a Witch". The book was released on September 5th, and can be purchased at

Written by Egan with illustrations by Simon, under the newly formed collaboration named ScribbleScribe, "Ingredients For a Witch" is the premiere early reader book in a series of stories about Betty, a young witch apprentice who learns many life lessons as heads down the path to becoming a real full fledged witch of Halloween Hills. Along with her two companions, Pumpkin, an orange cat, and Boney, a skeleton boy, Betty gains confidence while preparing for her duties as an apprentice.

"I wrote a children's Halloween musical with composer Robi Hager called "The Real Wicked Witches of Halloween Hills". "'Ingredients for a Witch' was one of the song titles," said Egan. "I couldn't imagine Betty's story coming to an end, and so the idea for a children's book series came to mind." Egan continued, "Jason, Robi, and I love the idea that the power you need to accomplish anything is within you all along and with a little help from your friends anything is possible!".

John Treacy Egan appeared on Broadway in My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center Theater. His other Broadway credits include the TONY nominated Casa Valentina at Manhattan Theater Club. He played Chief Berry in Nice Work If You Can Get It and created roles in Sister Act (Joey) and Disney's The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis). He played Max Bialystock in the The Producers as well as the roles of Roger DeBris and Franz Liebkind. He was an original cast member of Jekyll & Hyde and Roundabout's Bye Bye Birdie. Off-Broadway, John created roles in Clinton The Musical, Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly!, Disaster The Musical, It Must Be Him and Batboy The Musical. He has performed at Carnegie Hall as Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys & Dolls with Nathan Lane and Megan Mullaly. He was also performed with Josh Groban in The Actor's Fund of America Benefit of Chess. Regionally, John has performed with Yale Reparatory Theater in The Servant Of Two Masters. He has appeared on television in "Gotham", "Younger", "The Good Wife", "The Knick", "Boardwalk Empire", "Nurse Jackie", "30 Rock", "Cupid", "Law & Order", and the films "Last Night", and The Producers. He can be heard on many theatrical recordings as well as his own solo CDs "Count the Stars" and "On Christmas Morning" are available on iTunes and and can be followed at @jtrec3 on instagram.

Jason Simon has appeared on stage in all 50 United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. He's been seen on TV, film, as a voice in both video games & animated features, and in over 70 different theatrical productions including the national tours of Funny Girl, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Cats, The Producers, The Wizard of Oz, and Sister Act. He's performed at Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic. In three productions at the Metropolitan Opera with famed director/choreographer Susan Stroman and Maestro James Levine, and shared the stage with opera greats Renée Fleming, Paolo Szot, Susan Graham, and Sir Thomas Allen.Jason is an accomplished artist and can be followed at @scaredylion on instagram.

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