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Alan Cancelino BIO

ALAN CANCELINO (composer) is a NYC based composer working in many styles of music. In collaboration with Jenne Wason, his recent shows include Bingo City, developed in the BMI Musical Theater Workshop under moderator Maury Yeston and featured on Theatre Row in a New York Musical Theater Festival 2005 showcase directed by Leigh Silverman. And the daring new musical drama The White Rose which has had readings and workshops under the direction of Leah C. Gardiner at The Public Theater in NYC, Wright State University in Ohio, and presented in concert form at the inaugural New York Musical Theater Festival in 2004 at The Tank. He also collaborated with Wason on the relationship musical The Terrifying Prospect of Marriage and All It Entails! which premiered at The Player’s theatre in New York. Other collaborations and more recent works include the short musical Party Lines by Winter Miller which premiered in the 2006 Ignite festival at the Ohio Theatre in SoHo. And music for the Edward Albee award winning play Kansas Faust by Anne Phelan.

In early 2007 he scored the Japanese film Sight Unseen and started writing the later MAC nominated cabaret show What's The Point?! with Hector Coris that premiered February 2008 in NYC for a limited run and ran again in September and was also presented at the 2008 Harvest International Theatre Festival in Montreal. The show was also produced by the Know Theatre in Cincinnati. Alan was also chosen to participate as a composer for Project Footlight 2009 at Dixon Place Theatre where he co-wrote the new short musical "Dead Man Blogging" with Owen Robertson. Alan has recently started writing a new musical Flake of Snow and a song cycle "Counter Confessional " in collaboration with lyricist Mark Garcia and is happy to announce his show The White Rose had another reading at the York Theatre in June 2009. A 2010 workshop of his musical 'Bingo City, and a new musical that he can't reveal in collaboration with Owen Robertson and Stephen Nachamie.

Aside from theatre, Alan is slowly inching his way back into film scoring which was his concentration at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he was a recipient of the Chick Corea prize for a promising young composer.And as a pianist had the privilege of studying and performing with Maestro “Slava” Rostropovich. He is working on a recording of original ballads and a collection of piano ensemble pieces. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and an alumnus of the Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop at BMI. His work has been seen at The Public Theater, New Dramatists, NYMF,BMI, The Tank,Theatre Row,The Laurie Beechman , Dixon Place Arts and regionally at the National Gallery in Canada, Player's Theatre, The Know Theatre and many more.

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Workshop of New Musical SYBIL to Star Melissa van der Schyff and Liz Callaway

The Provincetown Theatre in Provincetown, Massachusetts will host a week long workshop and subsequent reading of the new musical "Sybil" starring Liz Callaway (Baby, Miss Saigon) and Melissa van der Schyff (Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde and Big River).

Cape Cod's Brandon Cordeiro to Play Provincetown Art House, 8/19

Amidst a stellar lineup of established Broadway legends and stars such as Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Christine Ebersole, and Chita Rivera; The Art House in Provincetown will shine its spotlight on a Cape Cod born-and-bred talent Brandon Cordeiro who will appear on Aug. 19th at 9:30 in For One Night Only.

Nobody's Business Trio Brings HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS to Metropolitan Room Tonight

Nobody's Business Trio will warm up the Metropolitan Room tonight, December 15, 2012, at 9:30 pm as they invite you "Home for the Holidays."

Nobody's Business Trio Brings HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS to Metropolitan Room, 12/15

Nobody's Business Trio will warm up the Metropolitan Room on December 15, 2012, at 9:30 pm as they invite you "Home for the Holidays." Cold wintry weather can wait out by the curb while hearts inside alternately melt and dance. Vocalists Alecia Evans, Cadden Jones and Linda Sue Moshier comprise an entrancing unique ensemble that electrifies audiences with its astonishing range of harmonization. The group's unparalleled sound derives from an uncommon blend of an opera singer, a pop singer and a jazz singer.

Nobody's Business Trio Returns to the Iridium, 12/5

Nobody's Business Trio returns to Broadway's Iridium with two holiday shows on December 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm.

Opening Doors Theatre Company Presents SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING This November

Opening Doors Theatre Company presents the 1961 musical comedy SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING - November 1-2 and 8-11.

Adams, Gehling, Ryall & More Set For THE WHITE ROSE Reading At York Theatre 6/16

The award-winning York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) announces casting for The White Rose, the next offering in its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series. As always, these readings are open to the general public and admission is free.

Adams, Gehling, Ryall & More Set For THE WHITE ROSE Reading At York Theatre 6/16

The award-winning York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) announces casting for The White Rose, the next offering in its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series. As always, these readings are open to the general public and admission is free.

23rd Annual 2009 MAC Award Winners Announced

As previously announced, The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs will celebrate the 23rd Annual MAC Awards on Monday, May 18th at 7:30pm at B.B. King Blues Club (237 West 42nd St, Between Broadway 8th Avenue). This year's performers/presenters include Polly Bergen (Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award), Klea Blackhurst, Tyne Daly, Karen Mason, Marilyn Maye, John McDaniel, Rex Reed, Steve Ross, and Julie Wilson among others.

Hector Coris Brings WHATS THE POINT?! To NYC 3/26, 4/16 & 23

Award-winning songwriter and performer Hector Coris brings his original musical comedy revue What's The Point?! - with original music by Alan Cancelino - back to NYC. What's the Point?! enjoyed a two-month run at Cincinnati's Know Theatre, performed a limited engagement in Montreal and now returns to NYC with several new songs!

Hector Coris Brings WHATS THE POINT?! To NYC 3/26, 4/16 & 23

Award-winning songwriter and performer Hector Coris brings his original musical comedy revue What's The Point?! - with original music by Alan Cancelino - back to NYC. What's the Point?! enjoyed a two-month run at Cincinnati's Know Theatre, performed a limited engagement in Montreal and now returns to NYC with several new songs!

Shortened Attention Span Musical Festival Begins 3/5

Shortened Attention Span is proud to present The Shortened Attention Span Musical Festival, twelve short musicals covering topics of LOVE, GRIEF, Lizard People, and Singing Rats! Each week of performances features four short musicals. Shortened Attention Span brings together some of the best up and coming writers, composers, and singers in New York. The festival will again be held at The Players Loft in The Players Theatre, 115 Macdougal St, NY, NY 10012. Thursdays-Sundays (Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm, Sundays @ 3pm)

Shortened Attention Span Musical Festival Begins 3/5

Shortened Attention Span is proud to present The Shortened Attention Span Musical Festival, twelve short musicals covering topics of LOVE, GRIEF, Lizard People, and Singing Rats! Each week of performances features four short musicals. Shortened Attention Span brings together some of the best up and coming writers, composers, and singers in New York. The festival will again be held at The Players Loft in The Players Theatre, 115 Macdougal St, NY, NY 10012. Thursdays-Sundays (Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm, Sundays @ 3pm)

West Bank Cafe Announces Upcoming Shows at Laurie Beechman Theatre

The West Bank Café announces upcoming performances to be presented in The Laurie Beechman Theatre. The West Bank Café is located at 407 West 42nd. St., at Ninth Avenue.

West Bank Cafe Announces Upcoming Shows at Laurie Beechman Theatre

The West Bank Café announces upcoming performances to be presented in The Laurie Beechman Theatre. The West Bank Café is located at 407 West 42nd. St., at Ninth Avenue.

Danny Leary to Present 'On The Rocks' at The Duplex This Fall

Comedian Danny Leary's hit variety show is back and stirring it up with his signature cocktail that's two parts stand-up, a twist of musical comedy and a splash of cabaret served up 'On the Rocks!' This season will feature an original opening theme song written especially for the series by the award-winning team of composer Alan Cancelino and lyricist Hector Coris. Every Thursday at The Duplex, Danny Leary hosts a new and frisky assortment of top-shelf entertainment from comedians of Comedy Central and late night TV, musical comedy and cabaret acts from the city's most celebrated nightclub performers, thrilling variety acts and even hilarious 'celebrity' cameo appearances. Jazz pianist Jessica Stewart is on the piano. 'On the Rocks with Danny Leary' dubbed 'a marvelous rambunctious evening' by Cabaret Exchange has been featured on the CW11 and was picked as a Best Bet in Time Out New York. Last season 'On the Rocks' also hit the road to San Francisco for two sold-out performances. See for yourself why every Thursday evening at 9:30 PM at the Duplex. WHAT: 'ON THE ROCKS WITH DANNY LEARY' WHEN: Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 9:30 PM (SEASON PREMIERE) Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 9:30 PM Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 9:30 PM Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 9:30 PM WHERE: The Duplex Cabaret Theatre 61 Christopher Street at 7th Avenue South (1) Train to Christopher Street / Sheridan Square COVER: $10 + 2 Drinks WEBSITE: http://www.dannyleary.com http://www.theduplex.com Lineup for September 11, 2008 at 9:30:* Comedian BECKY DONOHUE from Comedy Central headlines. YouTube sensation and Patti LuPone sing-alike MICHAEL BURBACH recreates LuPone's legendary performance from this year's TONY Awards! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gXKxipviCY The sexy cabaret stylings of JENNA ESPOSITO. The infamous WENDY HO SHAWN HOLLENBACH from Here! TV. LEAH DUBIE from Dykes on Mics. H. ALAN SCOTT from the 5 Funny Fags Tour. ...and a very special visit from everyone's favorite 'GOLDEN GIRL!' Lineup for September 18, 2008 at 9:30:* Comedian RACHEL FEINSTEIN from Comedy Central headlines. Smooth crooner SCOTT BARBARINO and his fabulous doo wop sensations THE BEV NAPS The sexy cabaret stylings of JENNA ESPOSITO Sultry musical comedian ADIRA AMRAM. SUSAN ALEXANDER from The Friars Club roasts! DAVE RUBIN from Here! TV. JACKIE MONAHAN from Logo's 'One Night Stand-Up' Lineup for September 25th at 9:30 PM:* Comedian POPPI KRAMER of NBC's 'Biggest Loser' headlines. JARED THE CONJUROR and his amazing escape artistry! The sexy cabaret stylings of JENNA ESPOSITO. Musical comedians THE PARODIVAS put a twist on your Top 40 faves. BRIAN BALTHAZAR from The Today Show and NBC's Olympic Coverage. JENNY RUBIN from Here! TV. BROOKE VAN POPPELEN from Chicago! Lineup for October 2nd at 9:30 PM:* Comedian MICHELLE BUTEAU from Comedy Central headlines. Musical comedy team BOOTH & PAT perform a high energy medley of just about every song on the radio! Rock legend KEITH RICHARDS appears along side VENTRILOQUIST CARLA RHODES! The sexy cabaret stylings of JENNA ESPOSITO. SUSAN PREKEL from Comedy Central. CLAUDIA COGAN from MTV. JAFFE COHEN from the original Funny Gay Males. *Lineups are subject to change without notice. About Danny Leary: Danny Leary is one of America's rising comedians and can be seen most weekdays on national television as a regular commentator on MTV's FNMTV. This fall, Danny Leary's stand-up will be featured live in performance on Here! TV's Hot Gay Comics. He has appeared on the CW-11 Morning News, on the nationally syndicated Joey Reynolds Radio Show and Here! TV's Busted. His comedy delights audiences across the country on the national 5 Funny Fags tour and in New York at major comedy venues including Comix, Gotham, Caroline's and Broadway Comedy Club. http://www.dannyleary.com

What's the Point?!

Hector Coris and Alan Cancelino give the ailing form of 'topical musical revue' a shot in the arm with their new show 'What's the Point?!', playing Monday nights at The Reprise Room.

Gillette, DeLaria & Jones Headline NYMF Bingo City Concerts, Sept. 23

Anita Gillette, Lea DeLaria and original Village People cowboy Randy Jones will star in two concert presentations of the New York Musical Theatre Festival's musical Bingo City on September 23rd

3 Concert Dates for 'The White Rose' During NYMF

Concert production of The White Rose to be produced at The Tank in conjunction with The New York Musical Theatre Festival

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Alan Cancelino has written 1 shows including Bingo City (Composer).

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