A NEVER-ENDING LINE at Broadway au Carré

A NEVER-ENDING LINE at Broadway au Carré

Next Wednesday, March 1st, composer Jaime Lozano's new Song Cycle, "A Never-Ending Line," will have its world premiere at Broadway au Carré in Paris, France.

Lozano (named Broadway's "next big thing" by Lin Manuel-Miranda), developed the piece with eight female lyricists (Lindsey Erin Anderson, Neena Beber, Lauren Epsenhart, Sami Horneff, Lisa Mongillo, Marina Pires, Noemi de la Puente,and June Rachelson-Ospa). Inspired by his upbringing in a strong matriarchy, Lozano conceived the show as a tribute to the women in his life. The songs, performed by a company of four, explore the unique challenges women face in societytoday on the journey to find happiness, love, and meaning in their lives.

The cast for this world premiere production includes Kaïna Blada, Florencia Cuenca, Alyssa Landry, and Perle Solvès. Lisandro Nesis will direct. Arrangements by Jaime Lozano and Jesús Altamira will be played and musically directed byGéraldine Anello.

"A Never-Ending Line" will have its North American premiere in the Fall of 2017.

Broadway au Carré hosts a monthly American musical theatre concert and open mic series in English at Comédie Nation (77 Rue de Montreuil, 75011, Paris). For reservations, visit www.comedienation.fr

BROADWAY AU CARRÉ is the leading American musical theatre concert and open-mic series in Paris. At a time when borders are closing, its aim is to build an artistic bridge over the ocean by bringing together the two cities that never sleep,Paris and New York, through musical theater. For over three years now, the company has been inviting American songwriters to collaborate with Paris-based musical theatre performers. Broadway au Carré has already produced over 60concerts, readings, full productions and open mics in Paris and abroad (New York, London, Berlin, Buenos Aires...), including several new musicals that had never been performed in France, such as Carner and Gregor's Island Song, AdamGwon's Ordinary Days, Adam Overett's The Double-Threat Trio, Pechacek and Hammond's Seasons, Michael Cooper's Love, Always and Dana Levinson's 5th Republic. In New York City, Broadway au Carré has also brought together dozens ofFrench performers, American songwriters and Broadway guests in sold-out concerts at prestigious venues like Feinstein's/54 Below.

Jaime Lozano (Composer) was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and is an accomplished musician, vocal coach, composer, arranger, orchestrator, musical producer, and director. His original works include: Tlatelolco (composer, lyricist, librettist), Myths (composer), Lightning Strikes Twice (composer) Off-Broadway, The Yellow Brick Road (composer, lyricist) Off-Broadway and National Tour, Carmen La Cubana (additional orchestrations) Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France,Children of Salt (composer) New York Musical Festival 2016 "Best of Fest" Production. He has directed numerous Spanish World Premieres of Broadway hits, including Songs for a New World, Jekyll & Hyde, and The Last Five Years.

LINDSAY ERIN ANDERSON (Lyricist) Lindsay Erin Anderson is a lyricist with the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. She graduated in 2009 from Dickinson College with a degree in Theatre and Dance and continued her studies at Headlong Performance Institute in Philadelphia, PA. There she co-founded two theater companies and co-created two original works, The Jane Goodall: Experience, and Branded, for the Philadelphia Fringe Festivals in 2010 and 2011. Both productions featured original songs penned by Anderson. Immediately following her move to New York City in September 2015, Anderson co-wrote and performed in Lady Parts at Feinstein's/ 54 Below, an evening of original comedy songs and sketches celebrating character specific material for women in musical theatre. In addition to song-writing, Anderson studies improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and can be found most nights watching prison shows with her roommate in their little clubhouse in Bed-Stuy.

Neena Beber (Lyricist) Most recently, Neena's play A Foreign Body had for a sold-out run in a hotel room at Le Parker Meridien after development at The Lark and The Orchard Project's Exchange. Other plays include Jump/Cut, The Dew Point, Tomorrowland, and A Common Vision, all published by Samuel French, and the libretto for Anthony Brandt's operetta Ulysses, Home. Recipient of a Lilly Award, an Obie Grant, a Weissberger Award, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, an A.S.K. Exchange to The Royal Court Theatre in London, a Sloan Commission from Cleveland Playhouse and an Ambling commission from Playwrights Horizons. Film/TV credits include How to Deal (New Line) and eps of Ballers, Daria, Clarissa Explains it All and Little Bear, which she co-created with Maurice Sendak. Neena is an alumna of New Dramatists, Harvard and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and current member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

Lauren Epsenhart (Lyricist) Graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Writing, with a minor in theatre. Lauren earned a Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Writing (librettist/lyricist) from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Lauren began a dual Masters of Science in Education in Childhood Education/ Special Education with a specialization in Severe/Multiple Disabilities, including deafblindness, at Hunter College of Manhattan. She continued and finished her educational studies at Indian River State College. Her most recent projects include having written book and lyric for the musical, Children of Salt (Music by Jaime Lozano), which has had two readings at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and presented at the 2016 New York Musical Festival. She is the author of the play Pushing Daisy, which had a world premiere with the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity at the Gene Frankel Theatre in June of 2011, where it was nominated for three awards. Pushing Daisy also had a reading with Play Club West at the Noho Stages in Los Angeles in March of 2012 and a run at the Secret Theatre in 2014, in collaboration with MuSE: Multicultural Sonic Evolution productions. Lauren is currently writing book and lyric for the musical Lilly Blooms (Music by Jaime Lozano). Past credits include Observations of a Non-Kosher Pork Lover, Stars Through a Telescope (Music by Yui Kitamura) and Back to You (Music by Jiyoung Chang). Past productions and song lyrics have been featured at Lincoln Center, Julliard, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, The Secret Theatre, Connecticut's Goodspeed Opera House, Triad Theatre, Queens Botanical Gardens and The Theatre for the New City.

SAMI HORNEFF (Lyricist) A born and raised New Yorker, Sami is a current Lyricist in the world-renowned BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. A proud graduate oF Brown University with a degree in Theatre Arts, an upbringing in and around the Commercial/Film/TV world, and a background in Musical Theater, Sami has also trained at CAP21, NYU's Steinhardt School, and The London Dramatic Academy. Sami made her New York composing debut with the 2014 musical Something Precious, directed by famed acting coach Anthony Abeson. In 2016, she was nominated at the Indie Series Awards in Los Angeles for her songwriting work on the web series "The Under 5ers," which she also helped write, develop, and produce. Sami wrote both music and lyrics for Rock and a Hard Place, a new cross-genre musical that had its world premiere last summer at The Players Theatre in a concert-style reading starring Constantine Maroulis and many other Broadway favorites. Most recently, her work was performed at Feinstein's/54 Below for the MuseMatch 8.0 charity concert. She is thrilled to join Jaime in working on this important piece with an incredible group of women! ?

LISA MONGILLO (Lyricist) Lisa is a writer, lyricist, and comedian living in Manhattan. She has written for and performed in comedy shows at the Public House Theatre; the playground; Stage 773; the Second City's de Maat, Skybox, and etc. stages; the People's Improv Theater; Upright Citizens Brigade; and pretty much every bar in Chicago and NYC. Lisa learned her crafts at the College of William & Mary and the Second City Conservatory. In 2016 she co-wrote and produced the feminist holiday album Bitch Carols. Currently, she is a lyricist in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, as well as a contributing writer for Reductress and HelloGiggles. She hopes to one day become a mermaid.

Marina Pires (Lyricist) is a Brazilian-born actress and singer based out of NYC. Some past roles include Nina Rosario in "In The Heights," Rapunzel in "Into the Woods" with Tituss Burgess and Arielle Jacobs, and Queen Elizabeth in "Richard III." She most recently opened "Somewhere in Between" a new musical, at Dixon Place in New York's Lower East Side. She has performed in over 12 countries around the world and is overjoyed adding France to her repertoire. Many thanks to Jaime Lozano for inviting her to be a part of the magic.

NOEMI DE LA PUENTE (Lyricist) Noemi is honored to be collaborating with Jaime Lozano again! Plays include GENERIC HISPANIC, finalist MultiStages New Works contest 2012, produced at thePuerto Rican Traveling Theatre - PRTT; Manuel Versus The Statue Of Liberty (full length musical with composer David Davila, winner- 2014 NYMF Developmental Reading Series Award, winner 2015 NYMF Special Award for Social Relevance and Impact, nominated for Best Musical, finalist O'Neill National Music Theatre Conference, 2016);The Revenge Of Suicide Jack (in development at the Dramatic Question Theatre - DQT); Lightning Strikes Twice (10 min. musical with composer Jaime Lozano - Huron Club,Soho PlayhouseNew York, Microteatro-SEA, Caracas Venezuela); solo show Fountain Of Youth (the Carolinian Shakespeare Festival, PRTT, DQT at Theatre 3); member of the Professional Playwrights Unit at PRTT, 2004 - 2012; founding member of DQT, a collective of playwrights that develop multicultural works, and challenge the traditional race/gender barrier of professional playwriting as practiced in America today. Other awards: Yip Harburg Foundation grant, Anna Sosenko Assist Trust, HOLA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble Acting (acting work - that's another story!). Noemi received her MFA in Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa (Patricia Roberts Harris Scholarship), MSE Princeton University, and BSE Caltech. Noemi is a member of the Dramatists Guild. "Pura vida" to her husband Ron! www.Noemidlp.com, @noemidlp.

June Rachelson-Ospa (Lyricist) June Rachelson-Ospa. Copywriter, playwright, lyricist, book writer and producer. 1974-1985 clients included Kenner Toys, McDonalds, Burger King and PBS Exxon Arts. Partnered with Daniel Neiden in Bozomoon Productions over 18 years. Musicals: Welcome to Tourettaville at Kennedy Center for Congress, Rapunzarella White (www.rapunzarellawhite.com) NY Times Fave, Stupid Wig, Imaginary Boy. Ran theatre programs for YMCA and Amas Musical Theatre. As lyricist songs feature Broadway vocalists and Hall of Fame Artists. In development: Rockin' The Bible with Peppy Castro (Goodspeed's Johnny Mercer Writer's Colony in January) The Hotel Belleclaire, music by Kezia Hirsey, Hyde and Seek: The Life of Young Master Henry Jekyll, Triangle, with music by Mark Barkan, The Island of Yaki Yim Bamboo, with book by Fred Vargas and music by Jay Griggs, Breakfast With The Birds, with book Jack Hyman. I AM Suzanne, book by Jack Hyman and music by Michael Whalen. 2016 founded Osparations. Member of League of Professional Theater Women, Dramatist Guild, ASCAP. Artistic Director of Identity Theater.

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