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Dana Aber (she/her) is a performer, producer, collaborator, and creator. Dana’s 20-year career has spanned the magical, maternal, and manipulative facets of humanity (and otherwise), garnering her a Best Actress Award in 2018 in NYC. Theatrically, she’s played across the country and across the seas, and has been seen Off-Broadway and in NYC at The Dixon Place, NYFringe Festival, NYMF, Apollo Theatre, and FDCAC/Classical Theatre of Harlem. Through her Big Thunder Productions company, Dana has created and helmed 8 concert-cabarets, most notably the bi-coastal #YesAllWomen Raise Your Voice concert joining artists within the movement for gender equality. As a theatre writer, she pulls from personal experience to share her comedic Quarantined Waitress web series, and her 1-woman musical, Baggage at the Door, which travels her healing process from trauma-induced PTSD. Dana is currently crafting several new pieces to debut later this year: FINAL BLOW about besties, boundaries, and blame, and a solo-vehicle for her brother, Bway’s Drew Aber, about identity exploration via video games. She is a survivor, ally, and advocate, honored to use her voice to share for those who cannot.

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Brian Childers Joins The Cast Of AMT Theater's ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Brian Childers will join the cast of AMT Theater’s new musical, On The Right Track. It features music by Al Tapper and a book by Tony Sportiello and is directed by celebrated Mexican director Mauricio Cedeño  with music direction by Katie Coleman. Childers will replace Cody Gerszewski beginning Thursday, April 20, 2023, joining Dana Aber (Off Broadway: An Unbalanced Mind) and David L. Murray Jr. (Recent: The Mountaintop, Songs for a New World). 

Photos: First Look at ON THE RIGHT TRACK at AMT Theatre

Get a first look at the new musical On The Right Track at AMT Theater!

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for ON THE RIGHT TRACK at AMT Theater

Check out rehearsal photos for On The Right Track at AMT Theater!

World Premiere of ON THE RIGHT TRACK to Open at AMT Theatre in April

AMT Theater will debut the new musical, On The Right Track, with music by Al Tapper and a book by Tony Sportiello; it will be directed by celebrated Mexican director Mauricio Cedeño with music direction by Katie Coleman.

Donna McKechnie, Taylor Iman Jones & More to Perform at 54 Below in March

Next month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Hannah Elless To Join WOMEN OF THE WINGS VOLUME 5 at 54 Below

Hannah Elless has joined the cast of Women of The Wings Volume 5 - March 4th at 9:30pm at 54 Below.

Gil Brady, Jim Baker To Present Staged Reading of HIDDEN SHADOWS: THE WHITECHAPEL FIVE at AMT

Gil Brady (Sideways, Shear Madness off-Broadway, associate producer at AMT) and Jim Baker will present a staged reading of the new play HIDDEN SHADOWS: THE WHITECHAPEL FIVE based on the story of Jack The Ripper and his most infamous victims at AMT Theatre on February 22nd at 2:00 PM.

Prospect Announces The Full Cast For CAPTION THIS, 2022 Musical Theater Lab

Prospect Theater Company has announced the performers who will be appearing in its 2022 Musical Theater Lab Concert presentation: Caption This. Thirty actors from Broadway and beyond will bring their talents to the stage to celebrate the hot-off-the-presses new works generated in this year's lab process. 

Photos: First Look at Save/Reload Workshop At AMT Theater

AMT Theater, Midtown’s newest Off-Broadway theater, recently hosted an industry workshop reading of Save/Reload written by Dana Aber in collaboration with Drew Aber. Check out photos here!


New York City's newest Off-Broadway theatre presents its first full production, An Unbalanced Mind opening July 24. An Unbalanced Mind is a musical revue exploring the original music of Al Tapper, ranging from pastiche-style songs from the Golden Era of musicals, soaring pop ballads, and toe-tapping dance numbers.

The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab Presents The Julia De Burgos Cohort

The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab, an organization that develops and advocates for new Latiné-written works of musical theatre in order to radically change who gets to tell musical stories on stages across the country, is presenting its inaugural Julia de Burgos Cohort.


AMT announces that the first show they will be producing in their historic new Off Broadway theater will be An Unbalanced Mind, a musical revue by Al Tapper.  The state of the art facility located at 354 West 45th Street will be home to new shows, children's theater, cabaret, rentals and more. 

Photos: John Minnock Shines At Birdland Debut

With jazz saxophone legend Dave Liebman at his side, and a stellar band featuring pianist Mathis Picard, bassist Mark Lewandowski and drummer Pablo Eluchans, Minnock premiered new music from his forthcoming album on Dot Time Records, Simplicity to an attentive and exuberant full house.

Photos: FINAL BLOW Opens At The Depot Cleveland

Dana Aber’s latest one-person play, FINAL BLOW, continues Aber’s style of style of pitting the solo protagonist against antagonists and situations which reveal darker aspects of the character itself. 

FINAL BLOW By Dana Aber is Coming to The Depot

Fresh from New York City, Dana Aber's newest solo show, FINAL BLOW, makes its Cleveland debut this February by special engagement with The Depot in a 5-performance whirlwind weekend. FINAL BLOW explores 'boundaries, bullies, besties, and blame' in a show-within-a-show construct.

FINAL BLOW By Dana Aber to Make NYC Debut at New York Theater Festival's Winterfest

Dana Aber's newest solo show, FINAL BLOW, will make its festival debut this November as part of the New York Theater Festival's Winterfest. FINAL BLOW examines 'boundaries, besties, and blame.'

VIDEO: Dana Aber and Justin D Quackenbush Perform Getting There' From IN TRANSIT

In an online video released today, Dana Aber (Baggage At The Door, Big Thunder Productions) and Justin D Quackenbush (Bring Back Broadway, Love! Valor! Compassion!) celebrate the approaching return of Broadway and support The Actors Fund.

New Song 'When Broadway Is Back' Aims To Spur Fundraising For Out-of-Work Broadway Artists

Concerned about their colleagues who have been left without work during the pandemic, musical theatre collaborators Barbara Bellman and Emiliano Messiez wrote and produced a song of hope, 'When Broadway is Back.'

MAXA The Musical's 'Strange Power' Video To Be Released On Halloween, Starring L Morgan Lee And Yansa Fatima

The musical MAXA, The Maddest Woman in the World, was awarded a residency slot at The Center at West Park. Given the circumstances of COVID-19, director Daniella Caggiano was determined to utilize this historic Presbyterian church to its fullest extent.

Astoria Performing Arts Center and Teresa Lotz Present THE INSIDERS Musicals from the Quarantine

Astoria Performing Arts Center (Dev Bondarin, Artistic Director), in association with Teresa Lotz, presents six new musical shorts written in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Featuring the work of fifteen writers, six directors, and a large number of actors, the contributing artists joined the project in the early days of the crisis in the spirit of developing new work without being in the same room to do so. 

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