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Russ Kaplan

 
Bio:
Russ Kaplan has written music (and occasional words) for In Transit (Primary Stages), Dear Albert Einstein (NYC Children's Theatre), Shortstack (York Theatre’s 4@15), High School Confidential (Dramatic Publishing), and the upcoming Minnesota. His jazz album "The Ulysses Cycle" is available on ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Russ Kaplan has written music (and occasional words) for In Transit (Primary Stages), Dear Albert Einstein (NYC Children's Theatre), Shortstack (York Theatre’s 4@15), High School Confidential (Dramatic Publishing), and the upcoming Minnesota. His jazz album "The Ulysses Cycle" is available on ... (read complete bio)

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Russ Kaplan Biography

Russ Kaplan has written music (and occasional words) for In Transit (Primary Stages), Dear Albert Einstein (NYC Children's Theatre), Shortstack (York Theatre’s 4@15), High School Confidential (Dramatic Publishing), and the upcoming Minnesota. His jazz album "The Ulysses Cycle" is available on Ropeadope Records. He holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, where he directed the a cappella group the Soundbytes. Russ lives with his lovely wife and daughter in…New Jersey. Thanks Mom, Dad & Val. For Helen

Russ Kaplan Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Russ Kaplan, In Transit
 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Musical
Russ Kaplan, In Transit

Russ Kaplan News

Sierra Boggess, Derrick Davis and Julie Halston Join Primary Stages 38th Anniversary  Photo Sierra Boggess, Derrick Davis and Julie Halston Join Primary Stages 38th Anniversary Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2022

Primary Stages has announced additional performers for their 38th Anniversary Gala, honoring long-time collaborators Charles Busch and Carl Andress (The Confession of Lily Dare; The Tribute Artist) with the 2022 Einhorn Mentorship Award. The event will take place on Tuesday November 15, 2022, at 6pm at Sony Hall 

Roger Q. Mason's THE PINK to Receive Reading with Primary Stages in November Photo Roger Q. Mason's THE PINK to Receive Reading with Primary Stages in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2022

Acclaimed Black Filipinx playwright and Kilroys List honoree Roger Q. Mason will receive a developmental reading of their new play THE PINK with Primary Stages as part of their Creative Access Grant Reading Series. The reading will take place on Friday, November 4 at 3pm at 59E59 Theaters.

Primary Stages to Present PEERLESS Events and Creative Access Grant Readings Photo Primary Stages to Present PEERLESS Events and Creative Access Grant Readings
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022

PRIMARY STAGES will present additional programming for their Fall 2022 season, including readings, panels and talkbacks for their fall production peerless and the Creative Access Grant Recipients Reading Series.  

Carl Andress and Charles Busch to be Honored at Primary Stages 38th Anniversary Gala Photo Carl Andress and Charles Busch to be Honored at Primary Stages 38th Anniversary Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

PRIMARY STAGES' 38th Anniversary Gala will honor long-time collaborators Charles Busch and Carl Andress (The Confession of Lily Dare; The Tribute Artist) with the 2022 Einhorn Mentorship Award. The event will take place on Tuesday November 15, 2022, at 6pm at Sony Hall.

Cast Announced for PEERLESS, Beginning Performances at 59E59 Theaters This Month Photo Cast Announced for PEERLESS, Beginning Performances at 59E59 Theaters This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

PRIMARY STAGES and 59E59 Theaters, in association with Jamie deRoy, has announced casting for peerless, by 2019/20 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jiehae Park (Hannah and the Dread Gazebo) and directed by Margot Bordelon (... what the end will be). 

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.

Cameron Crowe & Tom Kitt to Join Anika Larsen for NYCCT's MEET THE PARENT Series Photo Cameron Crowe & Tom Kitt to Join Anika Larsen for NYCCT's MEET THE PARENT Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

New York City Children's Theater will host its third free live stream of their MEET THE PARENT series hosted by Broadway actress (and mom) Anika Larsen with guests Cameron Crowe and Tom Kitt. 

New York City Children's Theater's DORY FANTASMAGORY is Coming to Theatre Row This Sp Photo New York City Children's Theater's DORY FANTASMAGORY is Coming to Theatre Row This Spring
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2022

This March, NYCCT will welcome NYC families back to the theater for the premiere of the new musical Dory Fantasmagory.

Audra McDonald & Ann Harada to Join Anika Larsen For NYCCT Meet The Parent Event Photo Audra McDonald & Ann Harada to Join Anika Larsen For NYCCT Meet The Parent Event
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022

New York City Children's Theater (NYCCT) - will host its second free live stream of their MEET THE PARENT series hosted by Broadway actress (and mom) ANIKA LARSEN with guests AUDRA MCDONALD and ANN HARADA.

Joanna Gleason and Chris Sarandon Join New York City Children's Theater's MEET THE PA Photo Joanna Gleason and Chris Sarandon Join New York City Children's Theater's MEET THE PARENT Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2021

MEET THE PARENTS welcomes as its first guests, JOANNA GLEASON (INTO THE WOODS - TONY AWARD), CHRIS SARANDON (DOG DAY AFTERNOON - OSCAR NOMINATION), along with ANDREA BURNS (IN THE HEIGHTS, THE FULL MONTY) on November 3.   

Russ Kaplan Videos

VIDEO: Telly Leung, Justin Guarini and the Cast of IN TRANSIT Sing Virtual A Capella  Videoplay
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. 

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.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - VOW Workshop at Marymount Manhattan College
by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2014

VOWVOW is an inaugural and extremely ambitious musical theatre workshop being presented by the Marymount Manhattan College Musical Theatre Program (Pat Hoag Simon, Coordinator for Musical Theatre) and The Directory Of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers (David Sisco, Founder & Curator) that opens wide the creative process of the Broadway musical theatre industry to twenty very fortunate musical theatre students currently enrolled in Marymount Manhattan College's progressive Musical Theatre Program. Click below to watch a behind-the-scenes video about the project!

STAGE TUBE: Jeremy Jordan Sings Will Reynolds in Libra Theatre's SONGS YOU SHOULD KNOW Concert
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2012

Libra Theater Company presented Songs You Should Know, a concert of new and rarely performed songs by some of today's most prolific music theater writers on Monday, February 6th at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Video clips have just been released and BroadwayWorld brings you NEWSIES' Jeremy Jordan performing 'If the World Looked Like You' by Will Reynolds. Check it out below.


Russ Kaplan Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Russ Kaplan written?
Russ Kaplan has written 1 shows including In Transit (Bookwriter).

What awards has Russ Kaplan been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for In Transit and Outstanding Musical (The Lortels) for In Transit .