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Faye Chiao is an award-winning composer of concert music, opera, and musical theater. Chiao has been honored with The Presser Music Award from The Presser Foundation, the
Libby Larsen Prize from the International Alliance for Women in Music, and grants
from The Puffin Foundation and OPERA America. An original family musical, Baba
Yaga and the Firebird (book and lyrics by Anton Dudley) is currently in development with New Victory Theater’s Labworks. For the 2017/2018 season, Chiao served as Composer-In-Residence with the Boston Chamber Symphony and St. David’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore. Chiao’s musical, Rhyme & Punishment (book and lyrics by Anton Dudley) was presented by Off-Broadway’s Playwrights Realm and produced by American Dream Theater in Virginia Beach. A ten-minute musical The Clinic (book and lyrics by Anton Dudley) was commissioned and presented by Off-Broadway’s Prospect Theater at the Times Building, NY. Chiao has been commissioned by Houston Grand Opera, Boston Chamber Symphony, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, and Lunar Ensemble. Chiao degrees from The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.

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Opera Saratoga to Present Children's Opera KATIE: STRONGEST OF THE STRONG to Schools & Venues in the Capital District

Saratoga Springs' own Opera Saratoga will bring the live touring production of Katie: Strongest of the Strong to area schools and venues during the month of March as part of its many outreach programs.

Houston Grand Opera Will Host Sensory-Friendly Performance of KATIE: THE STRONGEST OF THE STRONG

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present a sensory-friendly performance of Katie: The Strongest of the Strong, part of its Opera to Go! series for students and families, on Sunday, January 28, in the Kaplan Theatre at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center.  

GUYS AND DOLLS, COSI FAN TUTTE & More Set for Opera Saratoga 2024 Season

Opera Saratoga announces its 2024 season featuring 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Così fan tutte'. The festival will run from June 27 to July 7 at Universal Preservation Hall. All access passes go on sale on December 4.

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Reveals Complete Casting For the 35th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS

 National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced additional casting for the 35th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27, 2023, at New World Stages.

Jelani Remy, Talia Suskauer, Kate Rockwell & More to be Featured in NAMT's 35th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS

Discover the talented cast for NAMT's 35th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, including Talia Suskauer, Jelani Remy, Kate Rockwell, and more. Don't miss out on this exciting showcase of new musicals.

KATIE: THE STRONGEST OF THE STRONG Comes to Houston Grand Opera in October

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present Katie: The Strongest of the Strong, part of its Opera to Go! series for students and families, from Tuesday through Thursday, October 10 through 12, at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Learn more about how to attend here!

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Reveals Directors and Music Directors For the 35th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the creative teams for the 35th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27, 2023, at New World Stages. Learn more about the teams here!

National Alliance For Musical Theatre Reveals Lineup For The 2023 Festival Of New Musicals

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has revealed the roster of new musicals for their 35th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which returns in person and takes place on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27, 2023, at New World Stages.

Gillett, Dowdy, Saunders, Cameron and More Set For Theatre Now 10th Year Celebration

Theatre Now New York, a non-profit artist service organization and theatre company dedicated to supporting musical theatre writers, is kicking off their 10th year with a celebration at The Players on Monday, November 14th at 6:30pm.

Breton Tyner Bryan's Dance Short DELUSIONE to Screen at LA FEMME FILM FESTIVAL

Multi-award winning director, actor, writer, choreographer Breton Tyner-Bryan returns to Los Angles with her highly decorated short film 'Delusione', making her directorial debut at the 18th Annual La Femme Film Festival, screening October 13-16th, 2022.

Jenni Barber, Jason Veasey & Maya Days to Star in FOUNTAIN OF YOU at the Green Room 42

The Green Room 42 will present a special concert reading of the new musical, Fountain of You, on Monday, September 26 at 7:00 PM. Fountain of You features book and lyrics by Tasha Gordon-Solmon and music by Faye Chiao, and stars Jenni Barber, Jason Veasey and Maya Days.

See Eva Noblezada, James Jackson Jr. & John-Andrew Morrison and More at The Green Room 42 This Month

The Green Room 42 has announced their September line-up for in-person cabaret performances, featuring See Eva Noblezada, James Jackson Jr. & John-Andrew Morrison and more. See the full lineup here!

Breton Tyner-Bryan's Sensual Dance Short DELUSIONE To Screen At Dances With Films 2022 Festival

Multi-award winning director/actor/writer/choreographer Breton Tyner-Bryan will present the Los Angeles premiere of her short film 'Delusione' at the 25th Annual Dances With Films Festival, June 9-19, 2022.

Kate Rockwell & Maya Days to Star in Reading of New Musical FOUNTAIN OF YOU at The Green Room 42

The Green Room 42 will present a special concert reading of the new musical, Fountain of You, on Monday May 23 at 9:30 PM. Fountain of You features book and lyrics by Tasha Gordon-Solmon and music by Faye Chiao, and stars Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls, Bring it On The Musical) and Maya Days (Rent, Aida).

Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May

The Green Room 42 has announced their May line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

World Premiere of THE KARPOVSKY VARIATIONS to be Presented Off-Broadway

BOOMERANG THEATRE COMPANY has announced the world premiere production of Adam Kraar’s THE KARPOVSKY VARIATIONS, directed by Tasha Gordon-Solmon. THE KARPOVSKY VARIATIONS, a play with klezmer music, will play a limited engagement at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W 53rd Street, NYC 10019).

The Z Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For New Musical, FOUNTAIN OF YOU

Zeiders American Dream Theater (The Z) in Town Center under the leadership of Artistic Director Bart Kuebler and Executive Director Terry Flint, is pleased to present the new musical, Fountain of You with Book and Lyrics by Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Music by Faye Chiao with Direction and Choreography by Chloe Treat.

Staged Readings Announced For New Musicals FOUNTAIN OF YOU and THE PELICAN at Theatre Now

This month, Theatre Now is producing staged readings of new musicals Fountain of You and The Pelican, presented in repertory with their full developmental production of The Jury now running at the Jeffrey & Paula Gural Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres.

Production Wraps on Short Film DELUSIONE

Production has wrapped on DELUSIONE, a new narrative dance short film by Breton Tyner-Bryan (Billions, Divorce) starring Breton Tyner-Bryan (Winner World London IFF, Madrid IFF, Barcelona IFF) and Emily Ulrich (Other World), seen on the festival circuit at Paris International Short Festival, New York International Women Festival, Bucharest Film Awards, Big Apple AGENTS AND MANAGERS Lab, ASVOFF14 Paris, and La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival.

Two River Theater Announces Summer Season; Comedian Hasan Minhaj, Joe Iconis, and More

Kicking it all off is the brand-new Plaza Players Series with Tony-Nominated writer and composer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill, Love in Hate Nation) joined by Lauren Marcus (Be More Chill, Love in Hate Nation) and other special guests.

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