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Jacob Richmond

 
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Bio:
Jacob Richmond has written several plays, including: The Qualities of Zero (Dora Award nomination, Montreal MECCA Award winner for Best Text); Small Returns (Theatre Passe Muraille); Legoland (SummerWorks Award for Best Text, Frigid Festival New York Favorite Production, Vancouver Fringe Favorite ... (read complete bio)
 
Jacob Richmond Headshot

Bio:
Jacob Richmond has written several plays, including: The Qualities of Zero (Dora Award nomination, Montreal MECCA Award winner for Best Text); Small Returns (Theatre Passe Muraille); Legoland (SummerWorks Award for Best Text, Frigid Festival New York Favorite Production, Vancouver Fringe Favorite ... (read complete bio)
 

Writing

Book, Music and Lyrics

 
Writing
Book, Music and Lyrics

Jacob Richmond Biography

Jacob Richmond has written several plays, including: The Qualities of Zero (Dora Award nomination, Montreal MECCA Award winner for Best Text); Small Returns (Theatre Passe Muraille); Legoland (SummerWorks Award for Best Text, Frigid Festival New York Favorite Production, Vancouver Fringe Favorite Award); From Canada to Canada (CBC Radio One Award, Best Comedy); and The Punch and Judy Show (Caravan Farm Theatre). Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, he majored in history and performance at Concordia University (Montreal) and is co-founder of Atomic Vaudeville, a popular cabaret theater series in Victoria, BC.




Jacob Richmond News

Tweed & Co Announces the Cast of RIDE THE CYCLONE Photo Tweed & Co Announces the Cast of RIDE THE CYCLONE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2022

Are you ready for the ride of a lifetime? This July Tweed & Company Theatre presents the highly-anticipated, regional premiere of the Canadian off-Broadway cult musical, Ride the Cyclone (book, music and lyrics by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell) in both Tweed and Bancroft! In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster.

Ride the Cyclone and SAVE Photo Ride the Cyclone and SAVE
by - May 2, 2022

Special Offer - Ride the Cyclone and SAVE

World Premiere of AMERICAN PROPHET & More Announced for Arena Stage 2022-2023 Season Photo World Premiere of AMERICAN PROPHET & More Announced for Arena Stage 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

Beginning with a world-premiere musical in summer 2022, the upcoming season features two new Power Plays, a classic romantic comedy, a timely new drama, a quirky cult musical and a landmark work of the American theater.

RIDE THE CYCLONE Comes to the McCarter Theatre in April Photo RIDE THE CYCLONE Comes to the McCarter Theatre in April
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022

McCarter rings in Spring with Ride The Cyclone: The Musical - a wholly unexpected, wildly imaginative story that delivers surprises at every turn. The first show to be directed by McCarter’s new Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen, with book, music & lyrics by Brooke Maxwell & Jacob Richmond.

McCarter Continues the Season with A Robust Lineup of Musicals, Tour Premieres, Comed Photo McCarter Continues the Season with A Robust Lineup of Musicals, Tour Premieres, Comedy, Dance, and More
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2022

McCarter continues the season with a jam-packed lineup of music, theater, dance, and family programming.

RIDE THE CYCLONE World Premiere Cast Recording Out Today on CD Photo RIDE THE CYCLONE World Premiere Cast Recording Out Today on CD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2021

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Ride the Cyclone: World Premiere Cast Recording – based on the critically acclaimed musical that has sold out hit productions across the US and Canada – is available on CD online and in stores, starting today Friday, December 3.

RIDE THE CYCLONE World Premiere Cast Recording to be Released on CD in December Photo RIDE THE CYCLONE World Premiere Cast Recording to be Released on CD in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2021

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Ride the Cyclone: World Premiere Cast Recording – based on the critically acclaimed musical that has sold out hit productions across the US and Canada – will be available on CD online and in stores on Friday, December 3 and is now available for pre-order.

BWW Album Review: Don't Be Afraid to RIDE THE CYCLONE of Life Photo BWW Album Review: Don't Be Afraid to RIDE THE CYCLONE of Life
by Courtney Savoia - May 11, 2021

You’ve been warned: This is one trip you’ll never forget! Ride the Cyclone: World Premiere Cast Recording was recently released through digital and streaming formats via Ghostlight Records. The show features book, music, and lyrics by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell and the album is produced by Brooke Maxwell, who also serves as music director and conductor, and provides arrangements and orchestrations. Kevin McCollum and Morris Berchard are the executive producers.

RIDE THE CYCLONE World Premiere Cast Recording Out Today Photo RIDE THE CYCLONE World Premiere Cast Recording Out Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Ride the Cyclone: World Premiere Cast Recording – based on the musical that has sold out hit productions across the US and Canada – is available in digital and streaming formats today, Friday, May 7.

Exclusive: First Listen to 'This Song is Awesome' From RIDE THE CYCLONE Photo Exclusive: First Listen to 'This Song is Awesome' From RIDE THE CYCLONE
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 6, 2021

BroadwayWorld has your exclusive first listen to 'This Song is Awesome,' a new track from Ride the Cyclone!

Jacob Richmond Videos

VIDEO: RIDE THE CYCLONE, A Co-Production Between The 5th Avenue Theatre And ACT Opens VideoVIDEO: RIDE THE CYCLONE, A Co-Production Between The 5th Avenue Theatre And ACT Opens This Week
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2018

Ride the Cylcone, this season's dark and hilarious co-production between The 5th Avenue Theatreand ACT - A Contemporary Theatre, is now in preview performances and has its official opening night this Thursday, March 22 at ACT - A Contemporary Theatre. The award-winning director and choreographer Rachel Rockwell has continued to refine and explore the world of Ride the Cyclone with its writers Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond, returning to direct after working on its two previous U.S. productions in Chicago and Off Broadway. This co-production, which is the eighth collaboration between The 5th and ACT, will showcase new developments to the script and score. At least one third of the script has been newly created for this production, which is in addition to countless small but crucial tweaks and refinements. These new developments have continued to define and shape the world that the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir inhabits onstage.

BWW TV: Get Ready to RIDE THE CYCLONE and Meet the Company!
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 6, 2016

MCC Theater will soon present the New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. With book, music and lyrics by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell, Ride the Cyclone had its celebrated U.S. premiere in 2015 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater under the direction and choreography of Rachel Rockwell, who returns for the MCC production.

STAGE TUBE: Watch 'What the World Needs is People Like Me' from CST's RIDE THE CYCLONE
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the U.S. premiere of RIDE THE CYCLONE, a new musical with a refreshingly offbeat twist from Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond, directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award-winner Rachel Rockwell. Originating as a cult classic cabaret piece in Canada, this dark musical comedy is was further developed with Chicago Shakespeare Creative Producer Rick Boynton for its American debut, presented in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare this fall. Click below to watch Tiffany Tatreau and the cast perform 'What the World Needs is People Like Me' from the musical!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of CST's RIDE THE CYCLONE
by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the U.S. premiere of Ride the Cyclone, a new musical with a refreshingly offbeat twist from Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond, directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award-winner Rachel Rockwell. Originating as a cult classic cabaret piece in Canada, this dark musical comedy is being further developed with Chicago Shakespeare Creative Producer Rick Boynton for its highly anticipated American debut, presented in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, September 29-November 8, 2015.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


Jacob Richmond Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Jacob Richmond written?
Jacob Richmond has written 1 shows including Ride the Cyclone (Book, Music and Lyrics).