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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)
Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Participants Announced Photo Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Participants Announced
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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.

Leanne Borghesi Brings Comedic Theatrical Cabaret MOOD SWINGS to The TRIAD Photo Leanne Borghesi Brings Comedic Theatrical Cabaret MOOD SWINGS to The TRIAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Leanne Borghesi's swingin' at The Triad, NYC for two nights only! Direct from sold-out appearances at Feinstein's at the Nikko in San Francisco, Leanne Borghesi invites you to swing with her moods as she seduces you with sultry jazz, bawdy comedy, and over-the-top bling!

NJ Rep Announces Inaugural All About Eve Festival of the Arts at Photo NJ Rep Announces Inaugural All About Eve Festival of the Arts at
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2017

New Jersey Repertory Company presents a week long extravaganza of the arts, October 1- October 8, inaugurating its new West End Arts Center at 132 West End Avenue.

NJPAC & Johnny Mercer Foundation Selects 5 New Jersey Middle Schools for Theater Program
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 27, 2017

Celebrating their fifth year of introducing New Jersey middle school students to the magic of musical theater, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) announced that five new schools and two new teaching artists have joined this year's program.  The Johnny Mercer Foundation/NJPAC Musical Theater Residency Program offers students, in grades 6 to 8, an immersive study of the history of the American musical and the essential tools to create their own musical.  

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 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.

SOPAC Announces Theatre in-Residence American Theater Group Makes South Orange its New Home
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 29, 2016

The South Orange Performing Arts Center is thrilled to announce a new partnership with American Theater Group, a professional member theatre of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. The company, headed by Producing Artistic Director James Vagias, will begin presenting staged readings in the SOPAC Loft in January, 2017 and the following year will produce at least two fully-staged productions on the mainstage. As SOPAC's theatre company in-residence, American Theater Group and SOPAC will co-present these theatrical offerings.

A SCYTHE OF TIME is 2016 Recipient of the Stage Rights/NYMF Publishing Award
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 14, 2016

Stage Rights announced this week that A Scythe of Time is the recipient of the 2016 Stage Rights/NYMF Publishing Award. Stage Rights presented the award to book writer Alan Harris and composer/lyricist Mark Swanson at Sunday night's star-studded gala. Stage Rights and The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) created the publishing award in 2013, and it is presented annually to one or more of the musicals taking part in the festival. Performance rights for A Scythe of Time will be available through Stage Rights in 2017.

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