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New Musical 'Party Come Here' starring Foster, Finkel, Hilty, Hopkins, Mann And More Showcased At NAMT

PARTY COME HERE, a new musical by Daniel Goldfarb and David Kirshenbaum, will be part of the the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's 17th Annual Festival of New Musicals, on September 25th-26th.
It is one of eight new musicals being presented in excerpted staged readings, and the 45-minute presentation will be performed on Monday Sept 26th at 11:15 AM and 2:30 PM at Dodger Stages Theater 2.

A nervous groom, a statue of Christ, and a 500-year-old Jewish caveman converge to make miracles happen during a tropical storm on one magical night in Rio.  Part farce, part fable, Party Come Here tells the story of a collision of cultures as tantalizing as the sexiest city in the world. Mistaken identity, spirituality, hope, family, sex – all set to irresistible Latin rhythms.  From the author of Modern Orthodox and the composer of Summer of '42, this is an outrageous, original, outlandish, oddball, optimistic, ohmigod, one-of-a-kind show.

Book by Daniel Goldfarb
Music and Lyrics by David Kirshenbaum

Directed by  Lonny Price
Musical Director:  Vadim Feichtner

Vocal Arrangements:  Carmel Dean
Stage Manager:  Gail Eve Malatesta

Cast (in alphabetical order):
Fyvush Finkel (Emmy Award winner for Picket Fences)
Hunter Foster
(The Producers)
Marcy Harriell
Megan Hilty
Kaitlin Hopkins
(The Great American Trailer Park Musical)
Terrence Mann

Also featuring

Chelsea Krombach
Michelle Ricci
Caesar Samayoa
Jason Weston

The primary audience for the festival is an invited list of NAMT members, however free general admission seating is available to the public on a first come, first served basis.

The festival is funded by contributions to NAMT, a not-for-profit organization, and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, and by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.

Daniel Goldfarb
(Librettist).  Off-Broadway: Modern Orthodox at Dodger Stages, Sarah, Sarah at Manhattan Theater Club, Adam Baum and the Jew Movie at Blue Light (2000 NY Newsday Oppenheimer Award, 2003 Canadian Authors Association Award for Best Play, 2000 Dramatist's Guild Hull-Warriner Award Finalist).   Currently in development: Jerry Christmas
(with Andrew Lippa), a new play for South Coast Rep, and a television pilot for Showtime.  Commissions: The Roundabout/Nederlander Organization, South Coast Rep. Grants:  AT&T-OnStage, Lincoln Center Lecomte du Nouy Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, NEA.  Education: The Juilliard School, NYU (BFA, MFA - now teaches playwriting and screenwriting there).

David Kirshenbaum (Composer, Lyricist) wrote the scores for Summer of '42, which ran off-Broadway at the Variety Arts Theatre, and Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.  Both shows were developed through NAMT, and have been produced at member companies nationwide including TheatreWorks, Goodspeed Musicals, Mill Mountain, Seacoast Rep, Victoria Theatre Association and York Theatre Company. Upcoming projects: Vanities, based on the long-running hit play (book by its original writer, Jack Heifner), Sing Me a Happy Song (in collaboration with Georgia Stitt), Hero At Large
(based on the movie starring John Ritter).  Grants: NAMT's Producer-Writer Initiative (establishing a residency for him at the Goodspeed Opera House over the past year), Jonathan Larson Foundation. David is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

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