Noll, Rodriguez, Taylor, & James Sing New Music For Metropolis Opera Project 5/17

Metropolis Opera Project presents THE M.O.P BUCKET, a listening party of new music by a dozen of America's hippest young composers, Monday May 17th 2010. This first annual presentation will feature performances from Broadway's Christiane Noll (2010 Tony and Drama Desk Nominee for Ragtime, Jekyll and Hyde) , Wesley Taylor (2009 Theatre World Award Winner, Rock of Ages), Krysta Rodriguez (TV's Gossip Girl, In the Heights, The Addams Family), Zachary James (The Addams Family, South Pacific), Martin Sola (Coram Boy, The King and I, La Boheme, NYCO) Morgan James (Godspell, The Addams Family), Amy Justman (Company, White Christmas) M.O.P. Founding Director Megan Nelson, The MET's Jessica Kimple, and Lauren Worsham (Conegonde in NYCO's Candide).

THE M.O.P. BUCKET will feature the work of composers Randall Eng (NYCO, Public Theatre), Ryan Gagnon, Kristin Hevner, Peter Kirn, Andrew Lippa (2010 Tony and Drama Desk Nominee for The Addams Family, Drama Desk Award Winner for Wild Party), Larry Lees (IT Award Nominee), Paul Loesel (Wicked), Rachel Peters (NY Fringe, Lincoln Center Director's Lab), S.J. Pettersson (L.A. Musician's Insitute), Bryan Putnam (NYMF's The ToyMaker), Christopher Sahar, Benjamin Scheuer (Jihad! The Musical), Will Van Dyke (SlightlyAskew), and librettist Royce Vavrek (The Coterie, Public Theatre).

This Free and Open to the Public event will be held at STITCH BAR (247 West 37th Street at 8th Ave.) as part of Metropolis Opera Project's inaugural season. Drink specials will be running from 8pm to 10pm and door prizes will be given out throughout the evening.

About the Metropolis Opera Project - Founded in 2009 by Broadway actor, Zachary James (The Addams Family, South Pacific, Coram Boy), opera singer Megan Nelson (Knoxville Opera, Opera Providence, Metropolitan Opera National Council District Winner) and NYC composer Kristin Hevner (League of Composers, Look and Listen Festival), Metropolis Opera Project presents new American works and forgotten operatic treasures in an intimate setting. Metropolis Opera Project's annual season includes full-length operas, a One-Act opera festival, a new works festival, as well as various concerts and performance art events around NYC.

For more information, visit www.metropolisoperaproject.org.

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