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James-Allen had his Off-Broadway writing debut with the production of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Other Story Books at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Condensed Classics, for which he wrote music, toured nationally for Theatreworks USA. His Drama Desk honored musical In Transit, Broadway's First A ... (read complete bio)
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James-Allen had his Off-Broadway writing debut with the production of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Other Story Books at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Condensed Classics, for which he wrote music, toured nationally for Theatreworks USA. His Drama Desk honored musical In Transit, Broadway's First A ... (read complete bio)
 

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James-Allen Ford Biography

James-Allen had his Off-Broadway writing debut with the production of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Other Story Books at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Condensed Classics, for which he wrote music, toured nationally for Theatreworks USA. His Drama Desk honored musical In Transit, Broadway's First A Cappella Musical, for which he wrote book, music, and lyrics, ran Off-Broadway at Primary Stages in 2010 and had its Broadway premiere at Circle in the Square during the 2016-2017 season. A member emeritus of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Advanced Workshop, he received the Harrington Award for outstanding creative achievement. His music has been performed at the O'Neill Musical Theater Conference, the BMI Industry Cabaret, the Century Center’s New Artists Festival, the New York Fringe Festival, the Duplex Cabaret, the Donnell Library Songbook series, the York Theatre Developmental Reading series, the Kaufman Center’s Bound for Broadway series, nationally syndicated XM radio as well as various other nightclubs and venues around New York City. James-Allen sang a cappella in college as a member of the Yale Whiffenpoofs.




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Primary Stages Announces Cast for ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM Photo Primary Stages Announces Cast for ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

PRIMARY STAGES announced casting for On That Day in Amsterdam by Clarence Coo (People Sitting in Darkness) and directed by Zi Alikhan (The Boy Who Danced on Air). On That Day in Amsterdam will begin previews at 59E59’s Theater A on July 23, 2022, with opening night set for August 11 for a limited run through September 4, 2022.

VIDEO: Dana Aber and Justin D Quackenbush Perform 
Getting There' From IN TRANSIT Photo VIDEO: Dana Aber and Justin D Quackenbush Perform Getting There' From IN TRANSIT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2021

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.

Looking Back at the Careers of the Anderson-Lopez Songwriting Team Photo Looking Back at the Careers of the Anderson-Lopez Songwriting Team
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 5, 2021

We're looking back at the respective careers of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and some of their biggest hits from Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon to Frozen and WandaVision!

VIDEO: On This Day, December 11- IN TRANSIT Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, December 11- IN TRANSIT Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 11, 2020

On this day in 2016, IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first a cappella musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall opened at Circle in the Square Theatre.

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Seeks New Musicals For Development In The 2021 Summer S Photo Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Seeks New Musicals For Development In The 2021 Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2020

Submissions for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2021 National Music Theater Conference are open! Writers may submit new musicals through the O'Neill's Open Submissions process through October 30.

VIDEO: Telly Leung, Justin Guarini and the Cast of IN TRANSIT Sing Virtual A Capella  Photo VIDEO: Telly Leung, Justin Guarini and the Cast of IN TRANSIT Sing Virtual A Capella 'We Are Home'
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2020

Today, Broadway veteran Telly Leung shared a clip of the cast of Broadway's first acapella musical, In Transit, singing the song, 'We Are Home' from the show. 

ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM Postpones Run Photo ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM Postpones Run
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2019

Primary Stages (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) announced today that it will postpone its production of On That Day in Amsterdam, written by Clarence Coo (Beautiful Province (Belle Province -a?"Yale Drama Prize), which was planned to begin previews Friday, November 1 at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Ticketholders can contact their point of purchase for a refund. A new timeline for On That Day in Amsterdam will be determined and announced at a later date.

The O'Neill Seeks New Musicals For 2020 Summer Season Photo The O'Neill Seeks New Musicals For 2020 Summer Season
by Julie Musbach - Oct 22, 2019

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today that it is now accepting submissions for the 2020 National Music Theater Conference. Writers may submit new musicals through the O'Neill's Open Submissions process through Friday, November 1, 2019. 

MTI Acquires Licensing Rights to IN TRANSIT Photo MTI Acquires Licensing Rights to IN TRANSIT
by Julie Musbach - Aug 22, 2019

Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured worldwide licensing rights to the Broadway musical In Transit.

Jessica Vosk, Julia Murney & More Will Star in New Works at Eugene O'Neill Theater Ce Photo Jessica Vosk, Julia Murney & More Will Star in New Works at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Summer Conference
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 17, 2019

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announces casting and creative teams for the summer season of new musicals and plays selected for development at the National Music Theater Conference and National Playwrights Conference.

James-Allen Ford Videos

VIDEO: Telly Leung, Justin Guarini and the Cast of IN TRANSIT Sing Virtual A Capella  VideoVIDEO: Telly Leung, Justin Guarini and the Cast of IN TRANSIT Sing Virtual A Capella 'We Are Home'
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2020

Today, Broadway veteran Telly Leung shared a clip of the cast of Broadway's first acapella musical, In Transit, singing the song, 'We Are Home' from the show. 

VIDEO: Watch IN TRANSIT's Erin Mackey Perform Original Song 'Love Is the Greatest Gift' on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 16, 2017

Below, watch IN TRANSIT's star Erin Mackey perform the original song 'Love Is the Greatest Gift' on this morning's TODAY. 

STAGE TUBE: IN TRANSIT Company and Creative Team Take Opening Night Bows
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2016

IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first a cappella musical officially opened tonight, Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 6:30pm at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street), and we've got video of the company and creative team taking their first post-opening bows on Broadway!

STAGE TUBE: Comcast Presents IN TRANSIT: THE MAKING OF THE FIRST BROADWAY A CAPPELLA MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2016

 Today, Comcast and theatrical producer Janet B. Rosen announce "In Transit: The Making of the First Broadway A Cappella Musical," a new entertainment special now airing exclusively on Xfinity On Demand.