SOMETHING NEW Partners with NY Theatre Barn for Season Finale Tonight
At 19 episodes, 22 guest artists, 10 song premieres, and 1 solo concert debut, Season Three of Joel B. New's "Something New" podcast concludes in concert form as part of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series tonight at 7:30PM at the Daryl Roth Theatre's D Lounge. Joel's music shares the evening with the songs of Todd Hulet. For tickets and info, visit nytheatrebarn.org.
New's set list is highlights from MACKENZIE AND THE MISSING BOY, an original musical that has been developed on "Something New" throughout Season Three. The songs feature performances by artists who have previously appeared on the podcast, including Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Ep 208),Tiffan Borelli (Ep 215), Joshua Hinck (Ep 313), Caroline Selia (Ep 307), and Chris York (Ep 114), as well as Kendal Hartse (Cinderella), Gregory Haney (Bring It On), Will Mann (Memphis), and James Burgin, and Ethan Riordan. Musical direction by Gillian Berkowitz. With Greg Germann on drums, Lloyd Kikoler on upright bass, and Berkowitz on piano. Directed by Laura Brandel.
Set in the post-Jazz Age of 1930's New York, MACKENZIE AND THE MISSING BOY is a noir musical melodrama about an impoverished flapper with a knack for spinning elaborate lies. Mackenzie wants nothing more than to reunite with her orphaned son, but in order for them to live happily ever after, she has one more tall tale to tell.
The core of New York Theatre Barn's new work development process is the New Work Series, which includes monthly pre-premieres of new musicals by emerging musical theatre writers. The series is now in its 8th season at the Daryl Roth Theatre.
Named one of the Top 20 Podcasts for Theatre Fans by BroadwayWorld.com, "Something New" dissects what it means to be a working, multifaceted artist in America and always concludes with a premiere recording from one of New's latest musical projects. "Something New" is available on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and TuneIn. For more info, visit joelbnew.com.