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Jessica Wu's BRASS HEART THE MUSICAL Gets Benefit Workshop Presentation

Royal Family Production (RFP) will present a benefit workshop presentation of the new musical Brass Heart by RFP associate artistic director Jessica Wu. The musical will be directed by Chris Henry with choreography by Lorna Ventura and will take place on Sunday, April 2nd with a special pre-show cocktail reception ($250, reception begins at 5pm) and Monday, April 3rdat 12:30pm. Royal Family Performing Arts Space is located at 145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor. Tickets can be purchased by visiting

Written by Jessica Wu and featuring a cast of actor-dancer-musicians, Brass Heart the musical follows a pivotal day in the life a simple girl, as she quietly escapes from her own past and into an amazing world of Technicolor song and dance.

Brass Heart cast includes: Carol Angeli (Miss Saigon, Here Lies Love); Ashley Arcement (Grease, Flash Dance The Musical National Tour); Brian Russell Carey (Regional: Back Home Again); Danielle Nicole Chambers (Broadway's Inspirational Voices); Alex Chester (How The Grinch Stole Christmas), Audra Cramer (Regional: The Marvelous Wonderettes); Lucas Fedele (Regional:West Side Story); Rashaan James Ii (Lincoln Center's 25th Anniversary Crazy For You, South Pacific National Tour); Rebecca Lee Lerman (Regional: Priscilla Queen of the Desert); Ashlie Roberson (Regional: Pump Boys and Dinettes); and Rachel Yoshida (Royal Family's Rock and Roll Refugee).

All proceeds from this event will benefit the RFP Emerging Artist Program. Royal Family has produced more than 350 performances and created over 1,700 employment opportunities for performers and theatre professionals. Royal Family's productions have been reviewed by The New York Times, The Irish Times, Time Out, The Village Voice, Time Out London, The Boston Globe, The London Times, and was featured three years in a row in the esteemed Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They have involved accomplished members of the theatre community, including John Cariani (Tony nominee Fiddler on the Roof; Something Rotten!), Kathleen Chalfant (Tony nominee Angels in America; Wit), Elizabeth A. Davis (Tony nominee, Once, JoAnn M. Hunter (School of Rock, Disaster) and Anthony Rapp (Rent, If/Then), among others.

In New York City, Royal Family has produced premieres of Rock and Roll Refugee with music and lyrics by Genya Ravan and a book by Chris Henry, LOVE/SICK (by John Cariani); Without You (by Anthony Rapp, co-produced with The New York Musical Theatre Festival), Four Last Things (by Lisa Tierney-Keogh), Dedalus Lounge (by Gary Duggan) and Safe Home (by Sean Cullen). At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Romeo/Juliet and 3D Hamlet: A Lost Generation (by The Fundamental Theatre Project, in association with The Irish Arts Center). In London: Without You (by Anthony Rapp, co-produced with London's Meiner Chocolate Factory). Workshops: The Water Dream (by Shawn Cody), Born Blue (by Caren Lyn Tackett), Nobody Suspects a Butterfly (by Chris Henry, with additional writing by Katie Avebe) and Louie, Red, and the Jazzman (book by Chris Henry, music and lyrics by Wycliffe Gordon). Emerging Artists' Work: Opal Ann Meets the Fabulous Kit Katt: a Play with Musical Fantasies (by Chris Henry with music and lyrics by Summer Hyde and Daniel A. Weiss). Don Pedro de la Cebolla (by Matthew Harrington), Selections from Walking the Volcano (by Jon Lipsky), and Fireside Theatre (adapted by Chris Henry).

Brass Heart the musical

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jessica Wu

Choreography by Lorna Ventura

Directed by Chris Henry

Gala Benefit Performance

Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 5:00pm Tickets are $250 ($200 tax deductible)

includes a pre-show cocktail reception with special guests and preferred seating.

Benefit Performance

Sunday, April 2, 2017 performance starts at 6:00pm Tickets are $100 ($50 tax deductible)

Benefit Preferred Seating

Monday, April 3, 2017 at 12:30pm Tickets are $150 ($100 tax deductible)

includes a pre-show cocktail reception

Benefit Performance

Monday, April 3, 2017, at 1:30pm Tickets are $50

All tickets can be purchased by visiting

Royal Family Performing Arts Space is located at 145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor

For more information about Royal Family Productions please visit

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