STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with New Musical THE GOLD at NYMF

By: Jul. 25, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Laura Yosowitz, Vital Arts Collaborative welcome Josh Davis (Beautiful) as Joseph in THE GOLD, a new musical about one man's fight for love, family and country, with book by Andrea Lepcio and Phil Yosowitz, music and lyrics by Phil Yosowitz, music supervision by Steven Jamail and direction by Spiro Veloudos. Click below to go behind the scenes with the company!

Also featured in the cast are Karis Danish, Steven Grant Douglas, Emily Kron, Adam Maggio, Jenn Malenke, Kevin B. McGlynn and Stephanie Ticas. Rounding out the company are Mick Bleyer, Victoria Castle, Coleman Hemsworth, Mckay Kjar, Douglas McDonnell, Howard Pinhasik, David Rosenberg, Angela Sclafani, Kalli Siringis, Ryan Speakman and Graydon Peter Yosowitz.

The design team includes sets and props by Adam Crinson, lighting by Joe Beumer and costumes by Izzy Fields. Jesse Lozano is the music director. Lauren Moriah Stern is the Production Stage Manger and Amy Castro is the Assistant Stage Manager.

Joseph Cohen is a Jewish-German boxer who finds his 1936 Olympic ambitions crushed as the Nazis rise to power. He soon learns that his toughest fight lies outside the ring as he is separated from the woman he loves and their young son. Set against the backdrop of the Holocaust and the creation of Israel, THE GOLD is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the journey of self-discovery that each of us takes as we search for purpose in our lives.

THE GOLD was conceived and written by Dr. Philip Yosowitz over a five-year period and completed over a decade ago. Philip teamed up with his daughter, Laura Yosowitz, founder of Vital Arts Collaborative and Arts with an Impact, as producer to develop the new work. In 2008, Andrea Lepcio joined the team as book writer. To date, they have taken The Gold from a 450-page, handwritten score through three development readings, demo recordings, special events and two productions in Houston, TX. The 2009 production was held at Houston's prestigious outdoor city venue, Miller Outdoor Theatre, seating almost 2,000, and was sponsored by the Miller Outdoor Theatre and the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University. The musical made its New York City debut with a developmental reading at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in July of 2015. For more information, visit

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