SEX TODAY, LOVE TOMORROW Receives Industry Reading
Sex Today, Love Tomorrow with book and lyrics by Israela Margalit, music by Oran Eldor and directed by Obie Award winner John Clancy, with musical direction by Dan Green, will get an invite-only industry reading on Monday, November 10 at Ripley Grier Studios.
An equal opportunity comedy, Sex Today, Love Tomorrow is a bit of Woody Allen and a bit of Sex and the City combined with music. It's a comedy of manners about seven New Yorkers who are trying to make sense of their dysfunctional love lives.
The cast includes: Mallory Baysek (Ars Nova: 1927, A Science Project); Sam Bolen (Irma La Douce, It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's Superman, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at Encores!); Brennan Caldwell (NBC's 'The Sing-Off," NYMF's Zelda (NYMF); Bradley Dean (Broadway: The Last Ship A Little Night Music, Spamalot, Evita, Man of La Mancha); Madeleine Doherty (Broadway: The Producers, Sister Act, Les Miserables); and Natalie Ellis (Broadway: Les Miserables; Forbidden Broadway, 9-5 National Tour), Richard Hoehler ( I of the Storm, "Third Watch").
ISRAELA MARGALIT (book and lyrics) is an award winning, critically acclaimed playwright, television writer, concert pianist, and recording artist. Her play Trio was premiered in Moscow and became a six-year smash hit in the Russian capital as well as in St. Petersburg, Kiev and throughout Russia and the Ukraine. Trio has had an Ovation-recommended production in Los Angeles, and an award-winning production at the Pecks Theater Festival in Hungary. Her plays Night Blooming Jasmine, 3 O'clock in Brooklyn, and First Prize, were premiered in New York to audience and critical acclaim. Her television shows have been shown in more than twenty countries, including a series with Sir Peter Ustinov, and specials for Germany's ZDF, ARD, Transtel/Deutsche Welle in association with PBS. They received an EMMY Nomination, a GOLD MEDAL at the NY Film & TV Festival, two NEA Media Awards, and the Long Island Film Festival Certificate of Merit (Finalist). She wrote a TV bible for a 100-episode series about Pushkin for Russia Channel 1/RWS, and served as story consultant to Columbia Tristar. She has appeared as soloist with many of the world's greatest orchestras including The Berlin, London, and Israel Philharmonics, and the American Big Five of New York, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, and Philadelphia. She recorded for Universal, Decca, EMI, Chandos, Koch Int., Telarc and Black Box. Her CDs were selected as Editor's Choice at Gramophone, and won the British Music Industry Award for Best CD.
ORAN ELDOR (Composer) is an award-winning composer, orchestrator and conductor. As a composer of both theater and classical crossover music, his work has been performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, on and off Broadway, at the MET museum, PBS Great Performances, at the Hollywood Bowl with Los Angeles Philharmonic, in London at the Royal Opera House, in France with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, at Schloss Elmau's prestigious music series in Germany, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, and other venues in Germany, Korea, Israel, Canada, Mexico, Australia and the across the US. Currently the composer of "Sesame Street" (Israel). He has arranged concerts for such legendary performers as John Legend, Kristin Chenoweth, Hugh Jackman, Deborah Voigt, Lea Michele and many more, as well as Julie Andrews' Mousical. Oran is also a prominent composer of Jewish prayer music and composer in residence for Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City. Graduate of Berklee College of Music; composition fellow at the Royal Opera House, London, a BMI musical theater writing workshop member and composer in residence with the Salome Chamber Orchestra. He has won several awards, including the Rokem Composition Award and the Esterhazy Quartet Composition Award.
JOHN CLANCY (Director) is an Obie Award winning director and a partner in Clancy Productions, a critically acclaimed international theatrical touring and production company. He is the founding Artistic Director of The Present Company, a leading Off-Off Broadway theatre company and a founding Artistic Director of The New York International Fringe Festival, North America's largest theater and performance festival. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the League of Independent Theater, the advocacy organization for Off-Off Broadway. His plays have won The American Shorts Contest, The San Francisco Playwrights Center Dramarama, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe First and have been short-listed for the Julie Harris Playwrighting Award and the Actors Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award. He has directed six Scotsman Fringe First winning productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and two Best of the Fringe Award winning productions at the Adelaide Fringe. His shows have played the Menier Chocolate Factory (London), The Helix (Dublin), The Traverse, (Edinburgh), The Tron (Glasgow), the World Stage Festival, (Toronto), The Belvoir Street Theatre, (Sydney) and PS 122, the Ohio Theatre and Barrow Street Theatre in New York City. He serves on the Advisory Council of The New York Theatre Experience, Inc., the city's preeminent resource center for downtown theater. He is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect and was awarded The New York Magazine Award in 1997 for "creativity, enterprise and vision". In 2002 he received a Glasgow Herald Angel for excellence in direction at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2007 Clancy Productions was awarded the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival Award.