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Jay Adana, fka Jennifer Loring, is a singer-songwriter based out of Brooklyn. She was the lyricist for The Woodsman (New World Stages, 59E59, ARS Nova) directed and conceived by James Ortiz, Edward W. Hardy, and Strangemen & Co. She also contributed music and lyrics to Jeff Augustin’s The Last Tiger in Haiti (Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse). She was a member of the second cohort of #BARS at the Public Theater (created by Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal) where she first met and collaborated with writing partner Zeniba Britt on an adaptation of Beloved by Toni Morrison. She is currently developing an American Civil War Musical called The Loophole, book by Zeniba Britt. It was workshopped at the Public Theater under the supervision of Jeanie O’Hare in August 2017 and then again in November 2017. BFA SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Theater Arts and Film.


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Damon Daunno, Ally Bonino & More to Lead THE JORDAN & AVERY SHOW In Concert At Ars Nova ANTFest 2024

THE JORDAN & AVERY SHOW will be presented as part of Ars Nova ANTFest 2024. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.
Ars Nova Unveils Lineup For 16th Annual ANT Festival in June

Discover the lineup for the 16th Annual ANT Fest presented by Ars Nova. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.
Trey Ellis, Rona Siddiqui, Anthony Fedorov & More to Join Goodspeed's 12th Annual JMF Writers Grove

Goodspeed Musicals has revealed the participants for the 12th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals.
Atlantic For Kids' EL OTRO OZ Begins Performances Tomorrow

Atlantic For Kids' EL OTRO OZ Begins Performances Tomorrow - Atlantic Theater Company's production of EL OTRO OZ starts tomorrow.
FLY TO TOMORROW Sets 29 - Hour Equity Reading For This Week at Playwrights Horizons

Fly To Tomorrow, a new South Korean musical, is having a 29-hour equity reading directed by Ryan Dobrin at Playwrights Horizons.
Cast Set for Bilingual Musical EL OTRO OZ at Atlantic for Kids

Atlantic for Kids has revealed the cast for the new bi-lingual musical El Otro Oz, with a book by Mando Alvarado and Tommy Newman, music & lyrics by Jaime Lozano and Tommy Newman. Learn how to purchase tickets!

oin Atlantic Theater Company's The Judith Champion MixFest as they showcase the best of traditional diaspora music. Immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of cultural heritage and experience a melodic journey through the rich traditions of the diaspora. Don't miss this unifying event that brings together diverse musical talents on one stage.
New Federal Theatre In Association With ASP Presents A Staged-Reading Of P.J. Gibson's LONG TIME SINCE YESTERDAY

New Federal Theatre (NFT), Elizabeth Van Dyke, Producing Artistic Director, in association with ASP/Castillo Theatre, will present a reading oof Long Time Since by P.J. Gibson, to benefit the Classix Collective. The performance will take place on June 27th at 7pm at Castillo Theatre (543 W. 42nd Street, New York, New York 10036).
Claybourne Elder to Present IF THE STARS WERE MINE at Chelsea Table + Stage

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present Broadway’s hunky gay ex-Mormon dad Claybourne Elder, star of Company, Sunday in the Park…, and HBO’s “The Gilded Age,” on Friday, April 28 at 9:30 PM
Playwrights Horizons to Host ALMANAC Literary Magazine Launch Party

Playwrights Horizons will host a launch party for the second print edition of the pioneering Off-Broadway theater’s innovative literary magazine, Almanac—toasting the publication with a gathering of some of today's most imaginative playwrights and theater-makers.
Christina Fontinelli, Billy Stritch, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards® Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.
Zeniba Now to Perform at Adelphi PAC This Month

The 2021 Jonathan Larson Grant recipient musical storyteller and artscientist Zeniba Now will bring her special talents to the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Saturday, September 17.
Rona Siddiqui, Ryan Scott Oliver, Amanda Green & More to Take Part in WRITERS CELEBRATE SONDHEIM at 54 Below

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Writers Celebrate Sondheim on September 25th, 2022 at 7pm and 9:30pm. Join them as they remember their Giant in the Sky who paved the way for all of us to dream, create, and finish our own hats.  
Claybourne Elder, Zane Phillips, Bradley Gibson & More to Star in LEAVES: SONGS OF OURSELVES at Feinstein's/54 Below

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW will present Leaves: Songs of Ourselves on June 27th, 2022 – a celebration of the iconic Walt Whitman, inspired by his Song of Myself: “I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume, for every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”
Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Hosts 16 Award-winning Musical Theatre Writers For Summer Residencies

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat will host 16 award-winning musical theatre writers of eight new musicals for eight consecutive weeklong residencies between July 3 and August 28.
Jenn Colella, Gavin Creel, Marilyn Maye & More to be Featured in Eugene O'Neill Theater Center 58th Summer Season

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced its 2022 summer season, which features the return of some beloved in-person public events put on pause during the virtual and hybrid seasons of 2020 and 2021. 
Photos: Inside Prospect Theater Company's Closing Performance of NOTES FROM NOW

Prospect Theater Company recently presented the world premiere of Notes From Now.
VIDEO: Check Out Highlights From the World Premiere of NOTES FROM NOW

Prospect Theater Company released video of the world premiere of Notes From Now. Notes From Now enters its final week of performances at 59E59 Theaters, with its final performance set for Sunday, March 20 at 2:00pm. Directed and choreographed by Billy Bustamante, this brand-new musical anthology brings together songwriters from Broadway and beyond.
Photos: Prospect Theater Company Celebrates NOTES FROM NOW Opening Night

Prospect Theater Company celebrated the world premiere opening night of Notes From Now last night with a reception following the performance.
Prospect Theater Company's NOTES FROM NOW Opens Tonight

Prospect Theater Company's world premiere of Notes From Now opens tonight, Thursday, March 10, with the strictly limited engagement set to run through Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 59E59 Theater (59 East 59th Street).

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