12.3.18 | 7PM + 9PM @ the cell | 338 W 23rd St., NYC
Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door
Book and Lyrics by R.C. Staab
Music by Aaron Latina
Additional Music by Dave Ogrin
Directed by Joe Barros (The Evolution of Mann, Bastard Jones)
Music Direction by Cody Dry
Associate Director Luis Villabon
Melody Allegra Berger (Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge)
John E. Elliot
Andres Gallardo Bustillo
Bethany Xan Jeffery (Kinky Boots, National Tour)
James Roberts (Hair, National Tour)
Heather Jane Rolff (Shrek)
Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera)
Sydney Shuck (Annie, National Tour)
Jonathan David Steffins
Timothy Yang (The King and I)
The new musical tells the story of two teenagers who accidentally bring a Wild West toy diorama to life with Buffalo Bill, General George Custer, Geronimo, Calamity Jane, and a young Native American woman. Still struggling with the death of their father and their mother’s subsequent opioid addiction, they embark on an extraordinary adventure to mend their broken family.
Previously developed by NYFA's Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre in 2018, How the Westons Won will have an immersive New York production produced by Out of the Box Theatrics from December 14th-23rd at the Jefferson Market Library.
R.C. Staab is a New York-based playwright, librettist and lyricist whose musicals and plays have been produced in New York, San Francisco, the Midwest and England. With Seth Bisen-Hersh, he has written an innovative musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's, The Diamond as Big as the Ritz - staged reading November 2017 at the Dramatist Guild Music Hall. Dumb Luck, a new musical with composer Michael Sansonia, was a winner of the TRU Voices Musical Series which included a staged reading in January 2017, a winner of the Music Theatre of Madison's Festival of New Musicals with a staged reading in October 2017 and a finalist for the Phoenix Theatre new play festival. Zombie Wedding, written with Daniel Sturman, was a hit at FringeNYC in 2011 and performed in England the following year.
Aaron Latina is a composer, orchestrator and music director in film, musicals, commercial projects and movie trailers. Aaron was the music arranger for Girlstar at Signature Theatre and took part in a 29-hour reading directed by Eric Schaeffer. Aaron's music and orchestrations have appeared in numerous films and documentaries, including the feature-length film The Distance Between Us the 2014 winner for Best Drama at the International Film Festival. Aaron has orchestrated and arranged many projects for the stage and commercial studio projects.
Book and Lyrics by Christine Toy Johnson
Music by Bobby Cronin
Music Direction by Anna Ebbesen
Erin Mackey (Wicked, Amazing Grace, In Transit)
Wade McCollum (Ernest Shackleton Loves Me)
Inspired by true events, Till Soon, Anne tells the story of a young woman at the end of her journey with brain cancer who throws her family and closest friends a perfect final weekend, determined to celebrate the life we're given--and the art of letting go.
Till Soon, Anne was developed during independent residencies at the National Theater Institute, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in 2016 and 2017 / Preston Whiteway, Executive Director
Christine Toy Johnson is an award-winning writer, actor, director and advocate for inclusion. Plays and musicals include Till Soon, Anne (book and lyrics with composer Bobby Cronin, developed in residencies at the O’Neill Theater Center), The New Deal (inaugural project of “Different Voices” at the Roundabout), The Secret Wisdom of Tress (Applause Books’ “Later Chapters” anthology), Barcelona (book and lyrics with composer/lyricist Jason Ma, developed at the Weston Playhouse, CAP21, and Village Theatre) and many more. Screenplays include No Wave Without Wind (with Charles Randolph-Wright) and Jumping the Third Rail (2016 Meryl Streep/IRIS Writing Lab fellowship winner). BMI and Sarah Lawrence College Alum. www.christinetoyjohnson.com
Bobby Cronin is an award-winning composer/lyricist of: Mary and Max (World Premiere at Theatre Calgary fall 2018, Pace New Musicals winner 2017/2018, MUT Critic’s Prize Germany 2018, and 2017 finalist for SigWorks, DC); The Concrete Jungle (London, International Cast Recording); 'Til Death Do Us Part with bookwriter Caroline Prugh (winner 2018 SDSU New Works Award); Daybreak (US & London, NJ Playwrights Award); and book, music & lyrics for: #W2ML and Psykidz (A Class Act NY commission); and the music for Christine Toy Johnson’s Till Soon, Anne. He was part of "From Broadway with Love" concert at for Florida's Stoneman Douglas School, is on the album "So Much To Say: Songs for Everytown", and his first album "Reach The Sky" is on all digital platforms. Graduate of Yale University. www.BobbyCronin.com