New York New Works Theatre Festival Announces 2015 Participants; Broadway Producers Among Panel

New York New Works Theatre Festival Announces 2015 Participants; Broadway Producers Among Panel

Some of Broadway's most prominent players are donating their time to mentor the next generation of industry writers and those writers have been announced!

Participants range in ages from 17 to 70 and include everything from a Vampire Rock Opera originating from Canada to an original musical by Denise McQueen and composed with music by Eagles legend, Don Henley!

McQueen states, "The energy is amazing! This Festival is an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to be reviewed by people that can really help our careers. It really is the first Festival of its kind!"

First Round Dates: August 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27

Semi Final Dates: August 31, September 1,2,3

Finals: September 16

Performances are held at 7pm at the Times Square Arts Center on 300 West 43rd Street - the Elektra Theatre. Tickets can soon be purchased at:

Festival creator, Gene Fisch, Jr. states, "The Panel couldn't be more thrilled with the wealth of talent that everyone brings to the table. To help transform their dreams into realities is one of the most fulfilling experiences one could ever wish for". Matthew Wright of Good People Management states "We are excited to be working with a Festival that takes such an invested interest in each show welcomed into the family".

The 2015 participants are:

  • What She Does by Alexandra Palmer
  • Another Famous Dead Artist by Anthony Marilee
  • The Below by Blaire Larsen
  • Heavy Lifting by Boris Timanovsky
  • The Wedding Dress by Carrie Robins
  • Victoria Queen of Tinder by Cat Migliaccio
  • Two Princes by Christopher Travlos
  • Mother Maggie by Claire Zajdel
  • Ideal Lights by CT Marie
  • Carpe Diem Airplanes by Daniel Curzon
  • Going Up?! by David Hersh
  • Make Your Aquaintance by Davis Alianiello
  • A Flicker of Light by Deanna Hartog
  • Hotel California Denise Lynn with music by Don Henley
  • From Southern Belle to Mrs. Cartel by Donna Thomas
  • Mythos: Love Cursed by Heather Jopling
  • You Don't Have to Go Home by James Harvey
  • With This Ring by Joe Minchik
  • The Trial by John Cannon
  • Ten Commandments by John Doble
  • Afterglow by Jonathan Green
  • Broken Legacy by Julie Richardson
  • Door by Julie Saltman
  • The Nose That Didn't Fit by Kelley Birney and Kristen Tumminello
  • Morning Full by Kenzie Ross
  • One Percent by Lanner Tremont
  • Casey and Adam by Maggie Rose
  • Passage by Mara Lee Gilbert
  • Kitchen byMark Adrian Ford
  • The Valiant Rescue of Princess Hotness by Michael Hagins
  • Collapse by Michael Maher
  • Acrophobia by Mitchell VanLandingham
  • You Look Like you Taste Like Strawberries by Rebecca Stahl
  • The Flower Stand by Robert Cooperman
  • Eartha - The Last Chantuese by Sandhi Santini
  • Anymore by Sarah Fiete
  • I Hope I'm Not Sounding Crazy to You by Sarah Taylor
  • La Gionconda by Sean McGrath
  • Believin' by Sharon Cooper
  • Au Revoir by Sue Fitzgerald
  • Josiah's Kidd byTylie Shider
  • Angie Jackson The Musical by Vincent Kee
  • The Park Bench by Yvonne Hernandez

The Festival Panel is comprised of:

  • Hinton Battle (3 time Tony winner for Miss Saigon, The Tap Dance Kid, Sophisticated Ladies)
  • Christian Cazares (5 time Emmy winning journalist. "Investigative News Story" for Telemundo62)
  • Larry Kaye (Producer. American Idiot, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Trip to Bountiful)
  • Paula Levine (3 time Emmy winning writer and producer)
  • Lucia Kaiser (Producer. Johnny Carson Show, Bruce Lee Productions)
  • Gordon Hughes (Producer. LaBete, Ghetto Klown)
  • Vincent Morano (Emmy winning Production Supervisor. The Good Wife)
  • Sjon Dowell (Finding Nemo, The Avengers, Iron Man, VP Walt Disney Studios)
  • Michael Barra (Stageworks Media, Disney Theatrical Group, Senior Disney Theatre Executive)
  • Paul Sladkus (Emmy winning Media Executive. All in the Family, Carol Burnett)
  • Gene Fisch, Jr. (Producer. HIGH with Kathleen Turner)
  • Julia Broder (Producer. Macbeth starring Alan Cumming)
  • Douglas Denoff (Producer. The 39 Steps, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Peggy Sue Got Married)
  • Stu Sternbach (Producer and Agent. HIGH with Kathleen Turner)
  • Erin Craig (Stalking the Bogeyman,Velocity of Autumn, In The Heights)
  • Lauren Schneider (Producer. Velocity of Autumn, HIGH with Kathleen Turner, Looped)
  • Lizabeth Zindel (HIGH with Kathleen Turner; Novels include Girl of the Moment, The Secret Rites of Social Butterflies, and A Girl, A Ghost, and the Hollywood Hills)

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