Industry Presentations of LOVE QUIRKS Kick Off June 27

By: Jun. 27, 2011
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On Monday, June 27th the new musical LOVE QUIRKS by Seth Bisen-Hersh (music & lyrics) and Mark Childers (book) will get two private industry presentations at 4pm and 7pm at Shetler Studios' Bridge Theatre. LOVE QUIRKS is a musical journey exploring the trials and tribulations of love and in it, four characters, male and female, straight and gay, experience the frustrations and perils of dating and relationships. Brian Childers (who currently stars in the hit Off-Broadway production of Danny & Sylvia as Danny Kaye) will serve as director.

LOVE QUIRKS started as a song cycle featuring Seth Bisen-Hersh's quirky, neurotic and poignant love songs. Combined with Brian Childers' vision and Mark Childers' astute observations about single life, it has developed into a full-fledged production aiming for an Off-Broadway run this fall. Songs in LOVE QUIRKS include "Sleeping Around to Find My Prince," "It's Not You, It's Me," "Why Do I Always Fall for Straight Boys?" and "I'd Rather Take a Nap." The cast of the presentation will feature Crystal Davidson, Nathan Freeman, Rori Nogee, and Brian Shaw.

The two industry presentations of LOVE QUIRKS will take place on Monday, June 27th at 4pm and 7pm at Shetler Studios' Bridge Theatre (244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor). To RSVP for the presentations you can email, and for more information you can visit


Seth Bisen-Hersh (Composer/ Lyricist) is a prolific, versatile composer/lyricist and performer. His musicals include What If...?, Love Quirks, Stanley's Party (Manhattan Children's Theatre), More to Love, The Spickner Spin (FringeNYC Audience Favorite Award) and Meaningless Sex (FringeNYC Audience Favorite Award). He also produces two annual charity concerts of his work featuring Broadway performers: Broadway Meows and Broadway Can!, and writes/ stars in the web series Every Day a Little Seth. He has two Bachelors from MIT and a Masters from NYU.

Brian Childers (Director) - OFF BROADWAY: Danny and Sylvia, The Danny Kaye Musical (Danny Kaye), NATIONAL TOUR: The Kid from Brooklyn (Danny Kaye - Original), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Tom Sawyer). NEW YORK STAGE: On the Town (Gabey), Meester Amerika (Joey), Inventing Avi, Avi (Paul). REGIONAL: Lucky Stiff (Harry Witherspoon), Becoming George (The Prince), The Boys in the Band (Emory), The Robber Bridegroom (Jamie Lockhart), Joseph and the Amazing... (Joseph), My Fair Lady (Freddy Einsford Hill), Assassins (The Balladeer), West Side Story (Tony). SOLOIST: Hollywood Bowl (Featured Performer), Dodger Stadium (Special Guest Entertainer), Lincoln Center (A Tribute to Danny Kaye), Kennedy Center (Not a Day Goes By). Visit:

MARK CHILDERS (Bookwriter) is a founding partner of Pburnt Productions, LLC; a Boston based independent media group in 2006. Together, they have produced branding media across several industries in addition to a series of independent films. Mark has written and directed four short films that have played across major film festivals. His recent film as a writer and director include A Dinner Engagement, which was highlighted by BET's Beyond the Lens series. He also directed The Waiting Room, which was part of the Doorpost Film Project. He currently serves as a Project Manager and a UX professional at Getfused, a Digital Marketing Agency. For the stage, Mark wrote the book of the musical The Kid from Brooklyn, The Danny Kaye Story which toured regionally for two years in NY, Chicago, NJ, FL and a long run at the El Portel Theater in North Hollywood, CA.


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