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Jonathan Brielle

 
Birth Place:
Neptune, NJ
Bio:
Jonathan Brielle (Playwright, Composer, Lyricist) Torn between theater and music, Jonathan started out as a teenage at the Jersey shore, playing folk/rock with a theatrical bent. Moving to New York City at 17, he quickly became ensconced the music scene. After growing tired of dragging gear from ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Neptune, NJ

Bio:
Jonathan Brielle (Playwright, Composer, Lyricist) Torn between theater and music, Jonathan started out as a teenage at the Jersey shore, playing folk/rock with a theatrical bent. Moving to New York City at 17, he quickly became ensconced the music scene. After growing tired of dragging gear from ... (read complete bio)
Tovah Feldshuh Brings A MONKEY AND ME to Axelrod PAC This Weekend Photo Tovah Feldshuh Brings A MONKEY AND ME to Axelrod PAC This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022

Can a twice divorced songwriter find love and happiness? Maybe a performing monkey from his Las Vegas extravaganza can show him the way. Find out when Jonathan Brielle Holtzman's semi-autobiographical musical comedy, A Monkey and Me: Stories I Never Told My Mother premieres at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center from June 24-26, starring five-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh.

A MONKEY AND ME: STORIES I NEVER TOLD MY MOTHER Premieres at Axelrod PAC Photo A MONKEY AND ME: STORIES I NEVER TOLD MY MOTHER Premieres at Axelrod PAC
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center will present A MONKEY AND ME: STORIES I NEVER TOLD MY MOTHER, a new musical comedy by New Jersey playwright, composer and lyricist Jonathan Brielle Holtzman, from June 24-30. In this show, Holtzman portrays himself opposite TV and Broadway legend Tovah Feldshuh as his mother. It also stars the award-winning actress, Veanne Cox, as his ‚Äúmonkey.‚ÄĚ ¬†

The Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Grove Expands With New Musical Theatre Nashville Photo The Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Grove Expands With New Musical Theatre Nashville
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2022

The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) has joined forces with New Musical Theater Nashville (NMTN) to create a new monthly gathering for songwriters and playwrights in the Nashville area interested in creating new musicals.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2022

JMF Writers Grove at Goodspeed Announces 30 Participants Photo JMF Writers Grove at Goodspeed Announces 30 Participants
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2022

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals will return to the Goodspeed campus January 31 - February 27, 2022 after being virtual in 2021.

17th Annual Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions For 2022 Workshop Photo 17th Annual Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions For 2022 Workshop
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2022

The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University once again seek out the nation's most talented young songwriters and writing teams for the Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project, now in its 17th year. The free weeklong songwriting workshop returns to Northwestern's Evanston campus from June 19-25.

Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Participants Announced Photo Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Participants Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2021

The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University will continue their partnership with the 16th annual Songwriters Project.

20 Writers and New Works Announced For 2021 Johnny Mercer Writers Grove at Goodspeed Photo 20 Writers and New Works Announced For 2021 Johnny Mercer Writers Grove at Goodspeed
by Stephi Wild - Apr 9, 2021

This year's Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals is going virtual! In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 20 established and emerging composers, lyricists and librettists representing 11 new musicals will gather in a unique virtual space April 18 ‚Äď May 1, 2021.

16th Annual Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions Photo 16th Annual Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 16, 2020

The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University are seeking the nation's most talented young songwriters and writing teams for the 16th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. The free weeklong songwriting workshop will take place virtually from June 20-26, 2021.

Johnny Mercer Foundation and Goodspeed Announce Renaming Of Writers Residency Photo Johnny Mercer Foundation and Goodspeed Announce Renaming Of Writers Residency
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2020

Now entering their ninth year of collaboration the Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) and Goodspeed Musicals have announced an official name change for their annual writers retreat.

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by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2020

Jeff Calhoun to Direct Reading of A COMPLICATED WOMAN: THE JOHN KENLEY SHOW at New Yo Photo Jeff Calhoun to Direct Reading of A COMPLICATED WOMAN: THE JOHN KENLEY SHOW at New York Theatre Barn
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2020

New York Theatre Barn will produce a reading of the new musical A Complicated Woman: The John Kenley Show on February 27th, 2020 in New York City. The reading will be directed by Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Bonnie and Clyde, Big River). New York Theatre Barn serves as a home for new musicals during incubation.

2020 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed Participants Announced Photo 2020 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed Participants Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 15, 2020

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 40 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2020 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 15 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.

Goodspeed Announces FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS 2020 Lineup Photo Goodspeed Announces FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS 2020 Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 13, 2019

The lineup has been announced for the 15th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals.

Leanne Borghesi's MOOD SWINGS Plays Encore Performance May 29th Photo Leanne Borghesi's MOOD SWINGS Plays Encore Performance May 29th
by Julie Musbach - Apr 15, 2019

After a raucous New York debut, Leanne Borghesi's MOOD SWINGS is back! Join this 2019 MAC Award Nominee for an Encore Performance, Wednesday Night, May 29th at .The Laurie Beechman Theatre in the heart of New York's Theater District. From sold out houses at The Triad & Feinstein's at the Nikko get seduced into 'Borghesi's Hideaway' for a one of a kind 75-minute spree of sultry jazz, bawdy comedy, and over-the-top bling! Borghesi's robust vocals and comedic chops are accompanied by a sizzlin' 4 piece jazz combo under the musical direction of Brandon Adams & Directed by Nick Minas.

34 Participants Announced For 7th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony At G Photo 34 Participants Announced For 7th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony At Goodspeed
by Stephi Wild - Jan 9, 2019

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 34 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2019 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 21 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.

VIDEO: New Jersey Repertory Company Presents WEST END FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2018 Photo VIDEO: New Jersey Repertory Company Presents WEST END FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2018
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2018

New Jersey Repertory Company is proud to present When the Circus Comes to Town, a Festival of the Arts that includes: Theatre Brut (32 short plays), live music, an art show, a photography exhibit, poetry readings, and new this year - an afternoon of children's storytelling.  It's a fundraiser for NJ Rep's West End Arts Center, serving the Long Branch community, and it's taking place September 20 - 30, at 132 West End Ave, Long Branch. For tickets or additional information call 732-229-3166 or visit njrep.org.

NJ Rep Presents WEST END FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2018 Photo NJ Rep Presents WEST END FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2018
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 4, 2018

New Jersey Repertory Company is proud to present When the Circus Comes to Town, a Festival of the Arts that includes: Theatre Brut (32 short plays), live music, an art show, a photography exhibit, poetry readings, and new this year - an afternoon of children's storytelling.  It's all taking place at NJ Rep's West End Arts Center, 132 West End Ave, Long Branch, September 20 - 30. For tickets or additional information call 732-229-3166 or visit njrep.org online.

Leanne Borghesi's Comedic Theatrical Cabaret MOOD SWINGS  Extended At The TRIAD Photo Leanne Borghesi's Comedic Theatrical Cabaret MOOD SWINGS Extended At The TRIAD
by Julie Musbach - Jan 15, 2018

After a raucous debut, Leanne Borghesi's MOOD SWINGS has been EXTENDED and is swingin' uptown, Monday Nights at The Triad Theater (Feb 12, Mar 19, Apr 16, 7pm) From sold out houses at Feinstein's at the Nikko get seduced into 'Borghesi's Hideaway' for a one of a kind 75-minute spree of sultry jazz, bawdy comedy, and over-the-top bling! Borghesi's robust vocals and comedic chops are accompanied by a sizzlin' 4 piece jazz combo under the musical direction of Brandon Adams (Erika Johnson-drums, Jamie Mohamdein-bass, Owen Brody-sax). Sound by Sharon Boggs. Directed by Nicolas Minas.

Writers Announced For 2018 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed Photo Writers Announced For 2018 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 9, 2018

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2018 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.

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