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Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois
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Recent credits include :"Grease"(Frenchy) Royal Caribbean, "Grease" (Patty Simcox), "Guys and Dolls" Maine State Music Theatre, "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" (Sally Brown), "Seussical" (Bird Girl, u/s Jojo) Gallery Players ;"Plath." NY Fringe Festival, National Tour; "The Teacher from the ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois

Bio:
Recent credits include :"Grease"(Frenchy) Royal Caribbean, "Grease" (Patty Simcox), "Guys and Dolls" Maine State Music Theatre, "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" (Sally Brown), "Seussical" (Bird Girl, u/s Jojo) Gallery Players ;"Plath." NY Fringe Festival, National Tour; "The Teacher from the ... (read complete bio)
Spotlight Theatre Company To Celebrate Ahrens and Flaherty Photo Spotlight Theatre Company To Celebrate Ahrens and Flaherty
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 26, 2018

This Friday, November 30th at 9:30 pm brings the Spotlight Theatre Company's celebration of Broadway's premier composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty to The Green Room 42, 570 Tenth Avenue 4th Floor (YOTEL) NYC!  Directed by Jacques Stewart, with Musical Direction by Phil Hall, Why We Tell the Story is an evening of Broadway highlights from Ragtime, Seussical, Once On This Island, Rocky, Anastasia, The Glorious Ones, A Man Of No Importance, Lucky Stiff and My Favorite Year. 

Ahrens and Flaherty Will Be Celebrated at 'Why We Tell The Story' at The Green Room 4 Photo Ahrens and Flaherty Will Be Celebrated at 'Why We Tell The Story' at The Green Room 42
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2018

The Green Room 42 will bring Spotlight Theatre Company's celebration of Broadway's premier composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty to The Green Room 42, 570 Tenth avenue 4thFloor (YOTEL) NYC! Directed by Jacques Stewart, with Musical Direction by Phil Hall, Why We Tell the Story is an evening of Broadway highlights from Ragtime, Seussical, Once On This Island, Rocky, Anastasia, The Glorious Ones, A Man Of No Importance, Lucky Stiff and My Favorite Year.

A NEW BRAIN At Gallery Players Opens January 27th Photo A NEW BRAIN At Gallery Players Opens January 27th
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2018

Gallery Players will begin 2018 with William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain. It is an autobiographical musical exploring illness and the healing power of art. A New Brain features music and lyrics by William Finn; book by William Finn and James Lapine. The show started as a concert at The Public Theater in 1996, then premiered Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center in 1998, directed by Graciela Daniele and featuring Malcolm Gets. In 2015 City Center presented A New Brain in their Encores! series with the cast headed by Jonathan Groff.

Photo Flash: Mrs. Lovett Shares SWEENEY TODD Skills You Can Safely Try at Home and Mo Photo Photo Flash: Mrs. Lovett Shares SWEENEY TODD Skills You Can Safely Try at Home and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by Julie Musbach - Aug 5, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week SWEENEY TODD's Mrs. Lovett shares a makeup tutorial that will have you looking positively Lovett-ly, and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA plays a little understudy/standby/alternate musical chairs. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below!

Nominees Announced for the 2017 Innovative Theatre Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

On Monday, July 24, 2017, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 13 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2017 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party.

BWW Review: Electrifying Joy Ride, GREASE Rocks MSMT Stage
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Jul 21, 2017

Rock'n roll, teen rebellion, a collection of quirky, lovable characters, and a musical score seared into the American cultural fabric - all these come together in a breathless and breathtaking joy ride that pulsates with electrifying energy in Maine State Music Theatre's third main stage show, Grease. The Jim Jacobs/Warren Casey musical, which reminisces nostalgically about the joyful, naughty, unforgettable days of senior year in mythical Rydell High in 1959, has seen numerous permutations since its original production as an edgy, raunchy musical play called Vaseline in 1971, to its Broadway debut in 1972 and through various film versions including the iconic 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Here in its Broadway version, amplified with a number of the favorite songs from the movie, MSMT has created a high-flying confection that is a valentine to a simpler era with just the right sparks of sass and sweetness that combine for an irresistibly engaging evening that is sure to prove the summer theatre scene's mega hit.

Maine State Music Theatre Presents GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Maine State Music Theatre brings Rydell High's senior class of 1959 to the Pickard stage with Grease July 19 - August 5.

BWW Review: Sassy, Sweet, Colorful, MSMT Launches Larger-Than-Life GUYS AND DOLLS
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Jun 30, 2017

Part of the perennial appeal of Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls lies in the larger-than-life aura of its Damon Runyonesque roots - its fantasy land of gangsters and dolls, Broadway in the Prohibition era, and memorable characters who sing, dance, and deliver wise-cracks. Maine State Music Theatre's new production, the fifth in the company's history, brings this classic to life with a vivid freshness that embraces both the grand framework of the story and the intimacy of its essential heart. Sweet, sassy, and colorful, soaring and ambitious, MSMT's second show of the 2017 season is breathtakingly daring in the way it utilizes all the company's resources to their fullest, all the while that it demonstrates to a new generation why Guys and Dolls both invented and broke the mold for American musical theatre.

Fall In Love Under The Bright Lights Of Broadway With MSMT's GUYS AND DOLLS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 19, 2017

Maine State Music Theatre presents Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love, Guys and Dolls. Considered by many to be the 'perfect musical comedy,' Guys and Dolls runs from June 28 - July 15.

WEBroadway to Celebrate Female Songwriters with 'NOTEWORTHY' at the D-Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

WEBroadway announces its first annual benefit concert, NOTEWORTHY: A Night Celebrating Female Songwriters.

The Gallery Players Presents Clark Gesner's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 9, 2017

Gallery Players announces its "family-friendly" production of Clark Gesner's, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.  Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz, with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and added music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa, this revised version of the 1967 classic musical brings Gallery's 50th Anniversary Season into the new year.

CHEESEBURGER DELUXE to Make World Premiere at The 4th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Cheeseburger Deluxe, a new musical play featuring book, music, and lyrics by J. William Bruce, will receive its world premiere production at The 4th Street Theater in New York City.

Seth's 400 Showcase NONAPALOOZA Set for This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

As of this spring, Seth Bisen-Hersh has produced, emceed and accompanied over 400 showcases at Don't Tell Mama during the past 9 years.  To celebrate, he has invited 74 showcase alumni to return to the stage in 5 concerts of his songs in what he deems: Seth's 400th Showcase Nonapalooza!  The five concerts will be: Today, May 3rd; Today, May 10th; Friday, May 13th; Monday, May 16th; and Today, May 24th, all at 7PM.   Shows are all at 7PM at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St.  There is a $12 cover and 2 drink minimum.  Reservations can be made by calling 212-757-0788 after 4 or going online to donttellmamanyc.com/shows.  The list of performers is below.

Seth's 400 Showcase NONAPALOOZA Set For This May
by Louisa Brady - Apr 10, 2016

As of this spring, Seth Bisen-Hersh has produced, emceed and accompanied over 400 showcases at Don't Tell Mama during the past 9 years.  To celebrate, he has invited 74 showcase alumni to return to the stage in 5 concerts of his songs in what he deems: Seth's 400th Showcase Nonapalooza!  The five concerts will be: Tuesday, May 3rd; Tuesday, May 10th; Friday, May 13th; Monday, May 16th; and Tuesday, May 24th, all at 7PM.   Shows are all at 7PM at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St.  There is a $12 cover and 2 drink minimum.  Reservations can be made by calling 212-757-0788 after 4 or going online to donttellmamanyc.com/shows.  The list of performers is below.

SEUSSICAL Opens 1/30 at Gallery Players
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 11, 2016

Gallery Players continues its 49th season with the Seussical, the fantastic family musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss.  Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On The Island and Ragtime)  have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite characters, with a rich and dazzling score to create an almost entirely sung-through show that transforms the theatre into the Jungle of Nool, the Circus McGurkus, the invisible world of the Whos, and beyond.  Seussical will be helmed by Barrie Gelles, with musical direction by Trevor M. Pierce.  Opening night will be January 30th at 7:30PM.         

PLATH. Begins Tonight at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Plath. had its first production at Columbia University's Glicker-Milstein Theatre in Fall 2014, and the creative team is excited to bring this new musical to the New York International Fringe Festival this August under the direction of Emily Feinstein.

PLATH. to Play FringeNYC, 8/20-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Plath. had its first production at Columbia University's Glicker-Milstein Theatre in Fall 2014, and the creative team is excited to bring this new musical to the New York International Fringe Festival this August under the direction of Emily Feinstein.