Ali Ewoldt, Sharone Sayegh, and More Announced for NEO13: A CONCERT CELEBRATION
The York Theatre Company announced today the roster of performing artists scheduled to perform in the 2019 installment of the celebrated concert series NEO, featuring works by new/emerging/outstanding musical theatre writers Amanda D'Archangelis & Sami Horneff, Julian Hornik, Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon, and Madeline Myers.
In addition to these six writers, this year's NEO of the Future program will showcase two songs by writers who are currently undergraduate students: Sarah Kaufman, a senior at CAP21/Molloy College, and Caleb Smith, a junior at Penn State.
The list of performers includes Jaime Cepero (Smash), Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera), Jesse Manocherian (The Day Before Spring), Samantha Massell (Fiddler on the Roof), Mykal Kilgore (Songs for a New World), Joél Pérez (Fun Home), Sharone Sayegh (The Band's Visit), and Noah Zachary (Poster Boy), with more to be announced.
The one-night-only performance of NEO13: A Concert Celebration of Emerging Musical Theatre Writers, directed by Annette Jolles with music direction by Eric Svejcar, is Monday evening, March 4, 2019 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Festivities are set to begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by a champagne/dessert reception.
NEO (an acronym for "New, Emerging, Outstanding") celebrates songwriters primed to pen the next generation of musicals. Established in 2003, the NEO program kicks off with this concert of writers presenting multiple songs, followed, over the next year, by readings of their works-in-progress.
Tickets for NEO13 are priced at $50. $25 tickets available for patrons under the age of 35 (available by calling or visiting the box office during box office hours only). Tickets may be purchased by calling (212) 935-5820, ONLINE: www.yorktheatre.org, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.) - Tuesday through Sunday during performances.
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