Composers Announced for EPIC FAIL, a New York Musical Theatre Festival Concert

Composers Announced for EPIC FAIL, a New York Musical Theatre Festival Concert

Contributing composers have been announced for the a new edition of Marc Eardley's EPIC FAIL directed by Marc Eardley and presented Off-Broadway at The Laurie Beechman Theater by Graydon Gund and The New York Musical Theatre Festival. There will be three performances of EPIC FAIL July 8th at 9:30, and July 12th at 5:00 and 8:00pm. Tickets for EPIC FAIL went on sale June 16th.

EPIC FAIL will feature all new songs written by Seth Bisen-Hersh, Rebekah M. Allen, Rob Rokicki, Kenneth Kruper, Robert Torres, Patrick Dwyer, Nadav Wiesel, Dave John Madore, Corey Everly, Brad Ross & Ellen Greenfield, David Mallamud & Joshua H. Cohen, Tim Rosser & Charlie Sohne, Michael Cooper and Eric Svejcar with more to be announced soon.

Marc Eardley takes on directing duties for of EPIC FAIL, his second New York Musical Theatre Festival production.

EPIC FAIL is an evening of songs from movies that should never become musicals by the best in the business. Featuring numbers from future flops such as Rambo: The other Sly Stallone Musical, Mommie Dearest: The Epic Joan Crawford Musical, The King's Speech a Royal Musical, Forrest Gump, Schindler's List, and many, many more...

Production team for EPIC FAIL includes assistant director Richard F. Grasso (asst.: "The Memory Show") and producer Graydon Gund ("The Assessment").

Marc Eardley (Director/ Concept) Selected directing: Death Party, Hedwig and The Angry Inch, The Affair in 22B, GetGOT, Standby, Really Bad Things. Stage Managed a bunch too! He has several directing projects currently in various stages of development: Son of Captain Blood, Fat Kid Rules the World, Terms of Dismemberment, and more.

Emily Tarpey (Concept) is excited to be a part of Epic Fail! NY/Regional credits include:Awesome 80's Prom (Webster Hall), Yeast Nation (La Mama), Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's Party Worth Crashing (WPPAC),Much Ado About Nothing (Player's Theater), Silence (Theater for the New City), Edges (WPPAC), Fiddler on the Roof(Yorktown Stage), Into the Woods (Yorktown Stage). TV/Film: The Funtastix!, Siskeletta & Ebertetta, Shadows of Life(Face to Face Films), I'm Drowning, Inner Circle, and the new pilot, 86 My Life. Emily is a Fordham University alum, a graduate of the Michael Howard Studios Conservatory, and co-founder of Ooooh Yeah Productions, the team behind Gentrified.

Richard is a 2012 graduate of the University of Michigan where he received a BFA in Theatre Directing. He was the AD for the 2012 Pittsburgh CLO summer stock season which included A Chorus Line (Director Baayork Lee), Annie (Director Charles Repole and starring Sally Struthers), Fiddler on the Roof (Director Jack Allison), and Sunset Boulevard (Director Barry Ivan and starring Liz Callaway). Most recently asst. directed The Transport Group's latest musical The Memory Show under the direction of Joe Calarco. For more information, please visit

EPIC FAIL will be performed Tuesday July 8th at 9:30pm and Saturday July 12th at 5:00pm and 8:00pm. Performances will be held at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42nd Street, basement). The cast and song titles for the production will be announced shortly

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