2nd Annual NYFA Faculty Show WE'LL CALL YOU to Feature KRISTY CATES, & More

2nd Annual NYFA Faculty Show WE'LL CALL YOU to Feature KRISTY CATES, & More

The Green Room 42 proudly presents WE'LL CALL YOU: THE NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY'S 2ND ANNUAL FACULTY CABARET, FEATURING Kristy Cates, Todd Buonopane, Bobby Cronin, Lauren Elder, AND MORE on April 15th, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

Tickets are still available!

Seventy-five Broadway Artists. One School.

The musical theatre department at the New York Film Academy (now known as the Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre) was launched in 2009 with nine students in the first class. Nine years later, hundreds of students have studied musical theatre at NYFA. The school's mission is to teach techniques being used every night on Broadway... and their faculty is the backbone of the Great White Way!

In honor of this, The Green Room 42 will present NYFA's 2nd annual Faculty Show! Join some of NYFA's most beloved faculty members, as they look back on some of their favorite, and least favorite, audition experiences! From 5am EPA calls to booking the job, from forgetting lyrics to remembering why they love this business, no audition story is left untold in our second annual faculty showcase.

Come join us for an evening full of laughter, tears, and questionable headshot choices!

Featuring Todd Buonopane (Cinderella, ...Spelling Bee), LaDonna Burns (RENT nat'l tour), Kristy Cates (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Wicked), Bobby Cronin (Mary & Max The Musical), Christine de Frece, William Demaniow, Jordan Neil Dragutsky, Lauren Elder (Side Show, Hair), Rosemary Loar (Once Upon a Mattress, Chess), Stephen Nachamie (Assoc. Dir. She Loves Me), Kevin David Thomas (A Little Night Music, Les Miz), Christine Toy Johnson (TV's The Americans, ...Kimmy Schmidt), and Wysandria Woolsey (Parade, Beauty & The Beast).

The evening will be hosted by NYFA Faculty members Robert W. Schneider and Kevin David Thomas, who co-host the critically acclaimed podcast Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends.

"We are thrilled to be celebrating the incredible work that NYFA continues to create not only in the world of academia, but in the industry as well. NYFA not only introduced us to one another, it is consistently introducing new talent to the entertainment community," said Schneider and Thomas.

The concert is directed by Mr. Schneider. Daniel Lincoln is the evening's musical director, with Jordan Neil Dragutsky producing.

WE'LL CALL YOU: THE NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY'S 2ND ANNUAL FACULTY CABARET, FEATURING Kristy Cates, Todd Buonopane, Bobby Cronin, Lauren Elder, AND MORE plays The Green Room 42 (570 10th Ave, 4th Floor Inside YOTEL) on April 15th, 2018, at 7:00pm. There is a $25-30 cover charge ($55 for ringside seating) and no food or beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.thegreenroom42.com.

For more information about the Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre @ NYFA, please visit: www.nyfa.edu/musical-theatre.


The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest urban entertainment cabaret club, that since its opening on Valentine's day has featured Broadway names like Alice Ripley, Telly Leung, Josh Groban, Eva Noblezada, Lillias White, James Snyder, The Skivvies (Lauren Molina & Nick Cearly), Matt Doyle, Constantine Maroulis, and many more. Located on the fourth floor of YOTEL NYC, The Green Room 42 boasts a funky new vibe, and no food or beverage minimum - opening up the cabaret industry to an affordable, relaxed atmosphere, perfect for theatre people and theatre fans alike.


Kristy Cates - Kristy is one of the founding faculty members of the musical theatre department at NYFA, and currently holds the position of Creative Director. Her distinguished stage career includes Elphaba in Wicked (original cast), Miss Bassett in Finding Neverland, and most recently, the original cast of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory playing Grandma Josephine.

Todd Buonopane - Todd has been with NYFA MT since 2014, and teaches several performance-based classes and regularly directs showcases for the department. His Broadway credits include Cinderella, Grease, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (original cast).

Bobby Cronin - Bobby has also been with NYFA MT since 2014. In addition to teaching professional prep classes, Bobby also regularly composes songs and scores for the department's movie musical projects and oversees the Boston summer teen program. Bobby is an internationally known, award winning theatre composer whose shows have been mounted all over the US and across the pond.

Lauren Elder - Lauren is a newer addition to the NYFA MT family, and she currently teaches performance-based classes for the adult and high school programs. Her Broadway credits include Hair (Original Revival casts on Broadway and West End) and the 2014 revival of Side Show, in which she played the Venus di Milo. Lauren is also an established songwriter who can regularly be seen on cabaret stages around NYC including Feinstein's/54 Below and Joe's Pub.

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