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Musical Theatre Factory to Present THE SACRED HARP Concert, 7/28

On Monday, July 28 at 8PM Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) will present an acoustic concert of songs from Peter Lerman's new musical play, THE SACRED HARP, about the nephew of a preacher who tries to break free from his Appalachian confines by building an enchanted guitar. The concert, directed by Austin Regan features Van Hughes (American Idiot, 9 to 5, Hairspray) and Christy Altomare (Mamma Mia!, Carrie: the Musical), as well as a full chorus performing traditional Sacred Harp hymns.

THE SACRED HARP - IN CONCERT takes place July 28th at 8pm and has a $15 suggested donation at the door. $12 advance reservations can be made online at

Musical Theatre Factory is located at 250 West 40th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave) on the fourth floor.

THE SACRED HARP was previously presented at the Disney/ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop. Peter Lerman is also currently writing the music and lyrics for BROOKLYNITE, an original musical with co-writer and director Michael Mayer opening at the Vineyard Theatre in Winter 2015. For his work in theater, Peter has won the Stephen Sondheim Young Artist Citation Award, a Dramatists Guild Fellowship, the Jonathan Larson Award, and the Kennedy Center-ACTF Musical Theater Award. Peter recently contributed music to the Emmy Award-winning comedy "Modern Family" on ABC and is now writing a musical movie based on his original concept for MTV Films with screenwriter Jennifer Maisel. Peter is the co-creative director (with Jeanine Tesori) of Camp A BroaderWay founded by Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs to teach theater skills to 11 and 12-year-old girls from underserved New York City communities

Austin Regan is a New York based theater director and educator. He has developed and directed work at Dixon Place, the Flea, the Kraine Theater, the Metropolitan Room, the Triad, the Julia Miles Theater, the Zipper Factory, the 92nd St. Y, Dragon's Egg, the Musical Theater Factory, the New York International Fringe Festival, and the United Nations. On Broadway, Austin was the assistant director of "American Idiot" and "Everyday Rapture", and the associate director of "On A Clear Day...". Austin is currently a Resident Director at the Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Flea Theater in TriBeCa, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild Director/Dramatist Exchange and the Lincoln Center Directors Lab.

THE SACRED HARP - IN CONCERT is presented as part of The Musical Theatre Factory's inaugural summer season. MTF is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping musical theatre artists develop and present new work in a collaborative atmosphere free from the pressures of critical or financial success. More information can be found at

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