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Broadway's Jessica Hendy Launches IndieGoGo Campaign For Autobiographical Musical WITH BECKETT

With Beckett is a new and unique, full length, narrative book-musical for a solo artist.



Broadway's Jessica Hendy Launches IndieGoGo Campaign For Autobiographical Musical WITH BECKETT

Broadway's Jessica Hendy will be bringing her own story to the stage in WITH BECKETT - a new and unique, full length, narrative book-musical for a solo artist.

Collaborators Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker (creators of the Tony Award winning BANDSTAND and the upcoming new musical BRUCE) unravel Hendy's story of a single mother's resilience through an almost unbelievable chain of events captured in a wholly original new score.

This one-woman musical, performed by the woman who lived it, WITH BECKETT offers a way forward through life's challenges while championing emotional wellbeing, bravery and independence.

With Beckett has undergone a year of development, virtual industry readings and a socially distanced creative intensive at Open Jar Studios in New York City. Despite the theater industry facing a continued intermission due to COVID restrictions, the team is propelling the project forward, launching a crowdsourcing campaign to fund a full-length concept album to be released this Spring as a pre-cursor to a fully staged production at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati under the artistic leadership of D. Lynn Meyers as part of their commitment to creating and debuting new work.

The team also includes music supervisor, arranger and orchestrator Julie McBride (Broadway's SpongeBob SquarePants!), and commercial recording producer and mix engineer Mark Owen (Cirque du Soleil's KA) at the helm. The concept album will be produced by Mitchell Walker and Ashley Kate Adams of AKA Studio Productions.

"It's thrilling to know the concept album for this show will be released this Spring, and we look forward to the day when we can all return to the theatre safely, and our audiences will be able to experience remarkable stories like WITH BECKETT live," adds D. Lynn Meyers.

Until then, donations to fund their IndieGoGo campaign can be made at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/with-beckett#/


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