Lauren Molina, Adam Kantor, et al. Lead CAP21's NEXT THING YOU KNOW, 6/9


CAP21 Theatre Company presents NEXT THING YOU KNOW, a new musical by Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham, creators of the hit Off-Broadway musical I LOVE YOU BECAUSE, with previews to begin June 7, prior to its official press opening June 9, at the new CAP21 Black Box Theater (18 West 18th Street) in Manhattan. Terry Berliner directs with musical direction by Kurt Crowley.

Life is like a bartender - it'll only give you so many shots. NEXT THING YOU KNOW is the story of four New Yorkers waking up from theirinvincible twenties and confronting adulthood in the city that never sleeps.


The production features scenic design by Andy Yanni; costume design by Julia Broer, lighting design by Brian Tovar; and sound design by John Emmett O'Brien. Kurt Crowley is the Musical Director. Ashley Robro is the Production Stage Manager.

Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham's Off-Broadway musical I LOVE YOU BECAUSE earned a Drama Desk nomination for the team, spawned a cast album on PS Classics, and garnered a licensing deal with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, resulting in productions both nationally and
internationally. Salzman and Cunningham continue their collaborationwith many projects, including QUEEN ESTHER, a family musical comedy commissioned by the Kaufman Center; and as contributing songwriters on the Disney Channel's "Johnny and the Sprites," starring John Tartaglia. "Just Not Now" from I LOVE YOU BECAUSE was featured on Lauren Kennedy's new solo album "Here and Now." They are both members of the BMI Advanced Writing Workshop, ASCAP, and the Dramatist Guild.

Terry Berliner is a New York-based director and writer specializing in developing and directing new plays and musicals. She recently helmed the CAP21 productions of BY PROXY by Amy Fox and CLOAKED by Danny Larsen and Michelle Marie Elliott, recipients of 2011 Jonathan Larson Grants. Her work has been seen in New York, on and Off Broadway, and regionally. She received the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critic's Circle Award for her production of the musical BINGO and a Roe Green Artist Grant from the University of Colorado for her direction of the musical BENEATH THE SURFACE. Broadway credits include THE LION KING (resident director), THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE (assistant director) and THE SOUND OF MUSIC (assistant director). Other NY
credits include TIME AND AGAIN, CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS, VIOLET, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Nicky Silver's THE MAIDEN'S PRAYER and EMMA at New York Musical Theatre Festival.

CAP21 Theatre Company was founded by Frank Ventura and Eliza Ventura in 1993. For nearly twenty years, The CAP21 Theatre Company is dedicated to producing new plays and musicals by emerging and established theatre writers.

NEXT THING YOU KNOW is an Equity Approved Showcase.

Performances of NEXT THING YOU KNOW run June 7-25 at The CAP21 Black Box Theatre (18 West 18th Street, 5th floor): Tuesdays - Saturdays at7:00pm. Tickets are $18 and are available through OvationTix, call 212-352-3101 or online at

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Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

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