SAM'S ROOM

New York Theatre Barn + The Cell present A Developmental Production @ the cell November 2017

Book by Dale Sampson + Trey Coates-Mitchell


Music by Caitlin Marie Bell

 + Marc Campbell


Lyrics by Caitlin Marie Bell + Marc Campbell & Dale Sampson


Stage Manager Kayla Santos

​Lighting Designer Chris Steckel

Line Producer Liz Flemming

Music Direction by Caitlin Marie Bell

Directed/Choreographed by Trey Coates-Mitchell


Cast:

Sallie Mallory Hawks (Theatreworks' Seussical)

Mom Laura Jordan (Cry-Baby)

Sam Dale Sampson (RTP's The View Upstairs)

The Band: Keyboard Jason Pomerantz - Guitar Marc Campbell - Bass Will Hehir - Drums Austin Perez - Saxophone Michael Murphy

@ the cell (338 W 23rd St.) NYC

It’s 1998 and Sam is a nonverbal teenager with special needs, trapped in his own body and yearning for a voice. Shifting between cruel reality and pop star fantasy, this groundbreaking new musical invites audiences inside the imagination of one young man's universal struggle to communicate. While we see those who are nonverbal only in silence, Sam teaches us that in his mind there may be a world that is anything but silent.



Broadway united for puerto rico. benefit concert

Produced by Broadway Diversity Project and We So Hapa

Directed by Diane Phelan(The King and I,Here Lies Love)

Music Direction by Lena Gabrielle

Renée Albulario(Here Lies Love)

Alex Chester(Grinch)

Sean Patrick Doyle(Kinky Boots)

Megan Masako Haley Holmes(Pacific Overtures)

Arielle Jacobs(In the Heights)

Kelly McCormick(Carousel)

Maria Christina Oliveras(Amelie) 

Diane Phelan

Sam Poon(The King and I)

Celia Mei Rubin(The Great Comet)

Jessica Sanchez(On Your Feet)

Jesse Swimm(School of Rock)

Sam Tanabe(Allegiance) 

Jessica Wu(Miss Saigon)

Ej Zimmerman(Les Miserables)

10.19.2017

As America’s “Dear Leader” continues to ignore the cries of the helpless while he lazes about the golf course, stroking his penis and planning the next abomination, members of the theatre community are refusing to sit idly by. Broadway Diversity Project and We So Hapa have brought together a stunning roster of talented performers who are generously donating their time and talent to support the more than 3 million American citizens in Puerto Rico still suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

@ the cell (338 W 23rd St.) NYC

All Funds benefit hurricane relief efforts with UNITED FOR PUERTO RICO!!

#unitedforpuertorico

Bastard Jones

June 2017

Book Direction + Lyrics by MARC ACITO (Allegiance , Chasing Rainbows)

Lyrics + Music by AMY ENGELHARDT


Artistic Director Kira Simring


Featuring:

Evan Ruggiero

Based on Henry Fieldings bawdy 18th century novel, Bastard Jones is a rollicking adventure of deception, misunderstanding and bed-hopping. With book, lyrics, and direction by Marc Acito (Allegiance , Chasing Rainbows) and music by Amy Engelhardt, Bastard Jones centers on Tom Jones, a charming bastard-born himbo with a heart of gold and a knack for trouble. Toms expression of his natural self gets him banished from the only home he knows, leading him to conscription in the army, a half-naked romp at a country inn and a stint as the boy-toy to an aristocrat whose machinations make Dangerous Liaisons look like childs play. Because Bastard Jones is about young people being banished simply for being themselves, 100% of the productions profits will benefit Cyndi Laupers True Colors Fund.

@ the cell (338 W 23rd St. NYC)

THE BELLE OF TOMBSTONE

Book by Thomas Edward West + Sheilah Rae Music by Michele Brourman & Lyrics by Sheilah Rae

Suggested in part by the book I Married Wyatt Earp by Glenn G. Boyer

Directed by Joe Barros (Cagney, Gigi)

Music Direction by Drew Wutke (Fiasco’s Into the Woods)

Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin (The Light in the Piazza)
Stage Manager: Jennifer Delac (Shoes and Baggage)
Line Producers: Katharine Pettit + Joe Barros


Cast:

Leslie Becker (Amazing Grace)

Alison Lea Bender (Academia Nuts)

Jennifer Blood (Matilda)

Hannah Rose DeFlumeri (Bullets Over Broadway)

Carol Linnea Johnson (Mamma Mia)

Heather Mac Rae (Falsettos, Transport Group’s Come Back, Little Sheba and Picnic)

Karen Mason (Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Wonderland)

Stephanie Palumbo (I Married Wyatt Earp)

Brooklyn Shuck (Matilda)

Katie Thompson (Giant)

Zurin Villanueva (Shuffle Along)

Museum of Jewish Heritage, Battery Park City NYC

Passionate and fearless, young Josie Marcus escaped her upper-class Jewish family in 1879 San Francisco for a wild adventure in Tombstone, Arizona--home of legendary frontier lawman Wyatt Earp. While there, Josie recklessly caused a cascade of tragedies, including incidents leading up to the infamous Shootout at the O.K. Corral. Decades later in Hollywood, Josie’s convinced that she has buried her own past and burnished her late husband Wyatt Earp’s reputation, until her sister-in-law Allie Earp bursts into her carefully guarded life, hell-bent on setting the record straight. Weaving together Hollywood’s golden era and the legendary American West, The Belle of Tombstone spotlights the untold story of the gutsy women behind one of history’s most mythic moments. Join us for a concert of this compelling all-female musical at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

May 10,2017

The Year of the bicycle

by Joanna Evans

Directed by Shariffa Ali

Set and Costume Design by You-Shin Chen

Lighting Design by Chris Steckel

Stage Manager  Kayla Santos 

Assistant Stage Manager Babette Wickham-Riddick


Featuring:

Kambi Gathesha

Elaine Ivy Harris

@ the cell (338 W 23rd St. NYC)

This new play by South African playwright Joanna Evans chronicles the unlikely relationship between two children as they navigate their friendship and the tumultuous political landscape that seperates them.

April-May 2017

Marty's Shadow

By Stig Dagerman

Directed by Whitney Gail Aronson

Play adapted by Natalie Menna

Costume Design by Kathy Robertson

Set Design by Jen Price Fick

Lighting Design by Jason Fok

Sound Design by Andy Evan Cohen

Prop Design by Shannon White

Stage Manager T. Michael Culhane


Cast:

Ivette Dumeng

Jackie Maruschak

James McKinney

Jimi Stanton

@ Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond St NYC

In Marty's Shadow, the story begins in a slightly dilapidated Parisian apartment; sheets of newspaper are plastered all over the walls. The living room windows look out to a public square where a parade has recently taken place. The air is drenched with post-WWII dread, and a sense of something, or someone missing. The program includes a quote from Stig Dagerman’s initial staging of the play in 1948: "The people die; their shadows linger—they terrify, haunt or kill us. When we look up, we see them projected onto the walls. They only way out is to turn off the light." The shadow, in this case, haunts the lives of all the characters. The loss of a son, or a brother, creates indescribable pathos between mother and son, which causes the ultimate tragedy. It’s unfortunately an all-too-familiar phenomenon, when a memory or looming shadow causes much harm in the living.

March 2017