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PRE-PREMIERES OF

NEW MUSICALS

DURING INCUBATION

produced + hosted by 

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wednesday - 5.12.21

FREE LIVE STREAM

@ 7PM ET

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NEW

WORKS

SERIES

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book + lyrics by

MICHELLE ELLIOTT

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music + lyrics by

DANNY HAENGIL LARSEN

TWO LIVES ON THE FRINGE

OF SOCIETY CONVERGE AT NYC'S

PUBLIC BURIAL GROUND

From the writers of the award-winning musicals Cloaked and The Yellow Wood, Hart Island is the new musical from Michelle Elliott (book and lyrics) and Danny Haengil Larsen (music and lyrics).  The live presentation will feature excerpts from the show and a conversation with the writers.

Just off the shore of New York City lies a sorrowful island that serves as a public burial ground for the lonely, forgotten, or impoverished of the city. Hart Island is an inspiring and emotional tale of an immigrant woman fighting for her child, and unexpected compassion of a disillusioned inmate who is the only person who can help her. This hauntingly beautiful new musical observes two people on the fringe of society as they change each other’s lives forever. 

Hart Island has been developed with the Village Theatre and Musical Theatre Factory, and was featured in the 2020 National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s (NAMT) Festival of New Musicals.

* FEATURING PERFORMANCES by *

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NATASCIA

DIAZ

(PASSION)

GIZEL

JIMÉNEZ

(WICKED)

RODNEY

HICKS

(COME FROM AWAY, RENT)

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music + lyrics by

JEANNA PHILLIPS

THE CREATORS

directed by

ANNIE TIPPE

(OCTET, GHOST QUARTET)

book + additional lyrics by

MOLLY BEACH MURPHY

additional music by

ALEX THRAILKILL

LOOSELY INSPIRED BY THE UNTOLD

TRUE STORY OF PEGGY JO TALLAS
THE SLICKEST BANK ROBBER

TEXAS HAS EVER KNOWN

Cowboy Bob has music and lyrics by Jeanna Phillips, book and additional lyrics by Molly Beach Murphy, additional music by Alex Thrailkill, and is directed by Annie TippeCowboy Bob reflects the fluid vitality of the work created in collaboration by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips and Annie Tippe, all united by a desire to make music theatre that carves out space for more dynamic female-identifying characters, and explodes the possibility of the genre at large. The live presentation will feature excerpts from the show and a conversation with the writers.

You wouldn’t look twice at Peggy Jo. She was a good daughter, always tipped well at restaurants, but disguised as “Cowboy Bob” in a fake beard and a ten-gallon hat, she was the slickest bank robber Texas has ever known. Making her get-away in a sky blue 1975 Pontiac Grand Prix, she was a modern-day bandit stealing thousands and evading detection for more than a decade. With a score that's equal parts Riot Grrrl rage and Texas two-step twang, this tale of a small-town legend spurs a discontented chain-restaurant waitress to buck routine, take life by the reins, and let it ride.

Cowboy Bob has been developed with Ars Nova, the Yale Institute for Music Theater, University of the Arts’ Polyphone Festival, New York Stage & Film, the Village Theatre, and was featured in the 2020 National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s (NAMT) Festival of New Musicals. 

* FEATURING PERFORMANCES by *

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ASHLEY

PÉREZ FLANAGAN

(FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME)

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GRACE

McLEAN

(THE GREAT COMET)

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COMMUNITY

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INNOVATION

EXPLORATION

EVOLUTION

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ARTS WORKERS

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COLLABORATION