David Krane & Stephen Cole's GOIN' HOLLYWOOD Sets Private Industry Reading
Goin' Hollywood, a new musical, described by the authors as a cross between, "Midnight in Paris" and "That's Entertainment!," is the newest collaboration from the team of the well received "Road to Qatar" which was produced Off Broadway at The York Theatre and in London at the Landor Theatre. It was Nominated for Best Musical at the International Edinburgh Festival. The musical "Aspire" which inspired Qatar, was commissioned by the Emir of Qatar and was the first American musical to premiere in Qatar. The original cast recording was produced and released by Jay Records.
When Alice and Garson, two contemporary theatre writers, find little to love in the 21st century, they go to lunch at the new Super Chief Diner Car restaurant in Grand Central Station. There, they make a wish, and the Dining Car starts to move and takes them cross country and back in time to 1949 MGM. There they encounter the blacklist, anti - Semitism, racism, anti-feminism, and all the things that made Hollywood the fun place it was. They come to realize that any time is just like the other and that they have to live their lives in their own time... "Sometimes you have to go back, to move forward."
Goin' Hollywood features Book & Lyrics by Stephen Cole (After the Fair/Road to Qatar/Merman's Apprentice); Music by David Krane (Chicago/Road to Qatar!/My Week with Marilyn); Direction by Jenn Thompson (Oklahoma/Woman Without Men); and Musical Direction by Larry Goldberg (On the 20th Century/The Drowsy Chaperone/Phantom of the Opera).
The cast for the reading features: Emily Walton (August Osage County/Peter and the Starcatcher), Liam Forde (Peter and the Starcatcher/Big), Tally Session (School of Rock/Big Fish), Laura Darrell (Kid Victory/The Golden Apple), Bill Nolte (Merman's Apprentice/The Producers/1776), David H. Hamilton, Bruce Warren (The Road to Qatar!/Cats), Jeff Gurner (Five Course Love/The Lion King), Erin Rubico (Fiddler on the Roof/Nine), Morgan Cowling (Marry Harry/Oklahoma), Erin Lindsey Krom (Spitfire Grill), Daniel Plimpton (Spring Awakening/Sound of Music), Tripp Hampton (Oklahoma), Bruce Landry (Cinderella), and Dan Rosales (Spamilton/Come From Away).
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Book Writer/Lyricist: Stephen Cole is an award-winning musical theatre writer whose shows have been recorded, published, and produced from New York City to London to the Middle East and Edinburgh, Scotland. Stephen's creations include: After the Fair, The Night of The Hunter (Goodman), Saturday Night at Grossinger's, Casper (Chita Rivera), Dodsworth (Dee Hoty and Hal Linden) and The Road to Qatar. In 2014, Cole wrote and directed Inventing Mary Martin, which played Off-Broadway starring Emily Skinner, Jason Graae, Lynne Halliday and Cameron Adams. Other produced shows include two family musicals commissioned by Walden Media: MERLIN'S APPRENTICE (Music by Matthew Ward) and ROCK ODYSSEY (Music and Lyrics by Billy Straus). ROCK ODYSSEY has been annually produced the last ten years. Stephen is also a published author with four books to his credit including THAT BOOK ABOUT THAT GIRL and I COULD HAVE SUNG ALL NIGHT, the autobiography of the late Marni Nixon, Noel Coward and Charles Strouse's memoir PUT ON A HAPPY FACE.In addition, Cole has written special material for Marlo Thomas, Phil Donahue, Liz Smith, Liza Minnelli, Michelle Lee, andBernadette Peters to name a few. Stephen is honored to be the winner of the prestigious Edward Kleban Award for his musical The Night of the Hunter, written with the late composer, Claibe Richardson. (www.stephencolewriter.org)
Composer: David Krane has a vast career on and Off Broadway, in TV and in Movies. He has arranged & produced two songs for Golden Globe Winner and Oscar nominated Michelle Williams to sing as Marilyn Monroe in the acclaimed film, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, has created the dance music & additional score adaptation for the Oscar-winning film, CHICAGO (dir. Rob Marshall), has written all new music arrangements with additional score adaptation for the film version of NINE, (dir. Rob Marshall), was Michael Douglas' NY piano coach for BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, and coached Meryl Streep for the film version of INTO THE WOODS, for which he has adapted the musical score. Krane is proud to be part of the creative team of the forthcming new musical film, MARY POPPINS RETURNS to be released Decemebr 2018. He composed ASPIRE with Stephen Cole, the first ever commissioned American musical produced in the Middle East, which premiered in Doha, Qatar in November, 2005, scored for 70 piece orchestra, and his musical comedy, THE ROAD TO QATAR, also with Stephen Cole is about his incredible experience writing ASPIRE, played Off Broadway in 2012.
His original movie musical, THE WHEEL GOES ROUND, (www.vimeo.com/10303835) also written with Stephen Cole, premiered at the Ripfest Film Festival in New York, and was chosen for six film festivals, including The Big Apple Film Festival, and the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival.
He has composed dance music and arrangements for 29 Broadway shows, including 110 IN THE SHADE, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, CABARET, MAN OF LA MANCHA, OKLAHOMA! (Hugh Jackman), KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (Chita Rivera), THE MUSIC MAN, SHOWBOAT, & BIG(Susan Stroman), RAGTIME, VICTOR/VICTORIA (Julie Andrews), MINNELLI ON MINNELLI (Liza), DAMN YANKEES.
David's orchestrations include: THE ROAD TO QATAR, SHE LOVES ME, THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND (Drama Desk Nominee).For TV, David's work includes: Once Upon a MATTRESS, 2005 (Disney/ABC) starring Carol Burnett & Tracey Ullman, the award winning ANNIE (Disney/ABC) for which he received a special citation from the Academy of TV Arts & Sciences Primetime Emmy Awards, MRS. Santa Claus (CBS) with Angela Lansbury, CINDERELLA (Disney/ABC) starring Whitney Houston, the 2003 OSCARS, & THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS (CBS).
He is a protégé of Leonard Bernstein from whom he received grants while studying at the famEd Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. Bernstein began David's Broadway career when he chose him to be a musical assistant on his last show, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. (www.DavidKrane.com)