Webseries 59 DAYS IN NEW YORK Hits Goal on Kickstarter; Goes for the Stretch Through 3/22

By: Mar. 21, 2014

59 Days in New York, a new musical comedy for online audiences, has surpassed its Kickstarter goal of $8,700 and is going for the stretch.

With the campaign ending on March 22, 2014 at 7:42 pm, the new musical is building momentum and has pledges totalling over $10,000.

59 Days in New York follows aspiring singer-songwriter, Amy, as she strives to make it in NYC with only 59 budgeted days before running out of money. Armed with song and her cockeyed optimism, Amy vlogs about leaving home, finding work, and pursuing her dreams in spite of all odds.

With four episodes already produced and available for viewing on YouTube, the Kickstarter campaign will fund the production of the series' remaining five episodes, says the show's creator May-Elise Martinsen.

A composer and lyricist, Martinsen said she chose to write for online audiences both for the writing challenge and the funding benefits.

"I think Youtube provides an exciting future for musical theatre" said Martinsen, who studied music at Wellesley College before moving to New York.

"The platform allows emerging artists to get their work produced and potentially seen by large audiences without spending an arm and a leg. That's an exciting prospect in an industry that's afraid to invest in new talent because it is prohibitively expensive to produce musical theatre."

For more information, visit the Kickstarter page HERE, and scroll down to watch two episodes and the Kickstarter video!