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Off-Broadway Musical Comedy NEUROSIS Now Licensed Through Stage Rights

Off-Broadway Musical Comedy NEUROSIS Now Licensed Through Stage Rights

Frank is an aspiring magician with an unexpected best friend: Neurosis, his anxieties personified in a character that only he can see. When Frank meets marketing executive Abby, sparks fly, but it turns out that she has a neurosis of her own. With love, therapy, and a set of guilt-inducing parents in tow, will Frank and Abby choose their fears or each other? NEUROSIS is a modern musical comedy with a psychiatric twist-a story about finding happiness, falling in love, and dealing with that little voice in your head along the way.

Book by Allan Rice. Music by Ben Green. Lyrics by Greg Edwards. Neurosis was originally produced Off-Broadway by Light Cotton Productions LLC, Alexander Productions, Happy Tales Productions, Janis Horn & Roger Ehrlich, Nancy Demb Maccoby, and ABS Productions. Neurosis premiered at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival.

Allan Rice (Book) Earned a degree in Clinical Psychology at Tufts University. Upon graduating, he disappointed his parents by pursuing a career in television writing. He has written for The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS), I Hate My Teenage Daughter (FOX), Kung Fu Panda (Nickelodeon), Wendell & Vinnie (Nick@Nite), Partners (FX), and Stuck in the Middle (Disney Channel). He wrote the book and has lived the life for Neurosis in his hometown of Los Angeles. Despite all this, he's still constantly reminded he could've gone to graduate school.

Ben Green (Music) Off-Broadway: Heathers: The Musical (arrangements and orchestrations), Application Pending (original music). Orchestrations: Sarah, Plain and Tall (Dallas Theater Center), Life of the Party, selections from Huzzah! (Boston Pops Orchestra). As composer: God Loves My People Best (Sage Theater, Times Square), and the short opera The Sasquatch of Prospect Park. Ben graduated from Harvard College, where he scored two productions of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. He was a 2015 Dramatists Guild Fellow, and is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. Outside of theater, Ben serves as technical lead for mobile data frameworks at Facebook.

Greg Edwards (Lyrics)Co-wrote the script for Application Pending (Off-Broadway, Drama Desk nomination) and Craving for Travel (Off-Broadway); and he wrote the book and lyrics for Evelyn Shaffer and the Chance of a Lifetime (Samuel French OOB Festival winner, Take a Ten Podcast, City Theatre National Award). Greg's essays appear in Avidly (LA Review of Books) and McSweeney's, and his game Jessica Plunkenstein and the Dusseldorf Conspiracy (NYT "Best Adventure Game of the Year") was published by PC Gamer UK. Greg is an alumnus of Yale (Phi Beta Kappa), the BMI Workshop (Harrington Award), and the Dramatists Guild Fellows.

Stage Rights is thrilled to add this musical to its ever-growing catalog. The theatrical publisher is no stranger to popular Off-Broadway fare, with The Marvelous Wonderettes in the third year of its revival run at the Kirk Theatre. Its stable of musicals has also expanded to include the heart-warming musical about family Goldstein, the uproarious musical comedy The Book of Merman, and the Drama Desk Award-winning Desperate Measures. For more information on Neurosis or other titles licensed by Stage Rights, please visit or call 323-739-0413.

Based in Los Angeles and founded in 2000, Stage Rights is one of the foremost independent theatrical publishers in the United States, providing stage performance rights for a wide range of plays and musicals to theater companies, schools, and other producing organizations across the country and internationally. As a licensing agent, Stage Rights is committed to providing each producer the tools they need for financial and artistic success. Stage Rights is dedicated to the future of live theatre, offering special programs that champion new theatrical works.

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