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New Songs Now, Featuring New Music by Georgia Stitt, Lucas Steele, and More, Returns to Rattlestick

July 23, 2018
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The unplugged concert series will run in the West Village July 22–26.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater will welcome the return of its New Songs Now musical series July 22. The unplugged concert series gives songwriters the opportunity to test out new material on the Off-Broadway theatre’s mainstage, followed by post-show conversations with both the artists and friends of the industry.

The 2018 New Songs Now lineup is as follows. All concerts kick off at 7 PM.July 22: Jen Goma (Smiley Face) and Georgia Stitt (Snow Child, Sweet Charity), followed by a conversation with Obie-winning director Anne Kauffman.

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Rattlestick’s NEW SONGS NOW to Feature Georgia Stitt, Lucas Steele, and More

July 9, 2018
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Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the line-up for performers and post-show facilitators for NEW SONGS NOW, an unplugged concert series taking place July 22 through July 26 at 7:00pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.

NEW SONGS NOW is an unplugged concert series that gives inventive songwriters the opportunity to test out new material in a low-key, fun environment. Each night, two different songwriters share selections of their work, followed by a conversation with the artists to demystify the songwriting process.

The 2018 NEW SONGS NOW songwriters include Jen Goma (Smiley Face), Georgia Stitt (Snow Child, Sweet Charity), Rebecca Hart (The Cabaret at the End of the World), Or Matias (Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812), Nehemiah Luckett (Brick by Brick, Moons of Mercury), Jonathan Larson Award winner Melissa Li (Interstate), Simone Allen (The Cher Show, Cruel Intentions), Drama Desk nominee Helen Park (KPOP), LPfunK (Once, Cyrano de Bergerac), and Tony Award nominee Lucas Steele(Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812, St. Vincent’s Project). Post-show facilitators include OBIE, Lortel, and Drama Desk award winner Anne Kauffman (Mary Jane), Tony, NYDCC, OBIE, and Outer Critics Circle (OCC) Award winner Lisa Kron (Fun Home),OCC nominee Paul Scott Goodman (Bright Lights Big City, Rooms – a Rock Romance), Natasha Sinha (Associate Director LCT3, co-founder Beehive dramaturgy), and OBIE Award winner Eisa Davis (Passing Strange, Preludes). The lineup is subject to change.

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Georgia Stitt, Lucas Steele, and More Join New Songs Now Series

July 9, 2018
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Songwriters will test out new material for audiences at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the lineup of performers and postshow facilitators set for New Songs Now, an unplugged concert series, presented in association with New Neighborhood and Rosalind Productions, Inc. The series will run July 22-26.

New Songs Now gives inventive songwriters the opportunity to test out new material in a low-key, fun environment. Each night, two different songwriters share selections of their work, followed by a conversation with the artists to demystify the songwriting process.

Read more HERE.


Across A Crowded Room 2018 at New York Public Library

June 1, 2018
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The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 4th year of ACROSS A CROWDED ROOM, our program to help musical theatre writers and performers find each other and create work together. Over the course of the summer, participants will meet each other and write a 20 minute musical which will be performed in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center. There will also be opportunities to get feedback from masters of the art throughout the summer.

Schedule:
Meet your collaborators: June 9 10:30-noon
Lyrics with Georgia Stitt: June 23, 2018 10:30-noon
Book with David Henry Hwang: June 30, 2018 1pm-3:30
Music with Michael John LaChiusa: July 7, 2018 10:30-noon

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BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt

May 14, 2018
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Today’s subjects Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt are currently living their theatre lives as the composers (Banghart and Stitt) and lyricist (Stitt) of what I consider to be one of the best new musicals I’ve seen in a good long while. I am referring to the Alaska-based world premiere musical Snow Child, now running through May 20th at Arena Stage.

There are many reasons why I enjoyed Snow Child but one of the biggest reasons was the unique sound of the music. Read on to learn more about Alaska string bands.

Banghart and Stitt’s score has as much variance as any you’ll hear in any theatrical score. It features big soaring ballads mixed with bluegrass which gives the score a down homey feel. It makes the audience feel totally welcome.

With Molly Smith’s excellent direction, a dynamite production design, a stellar group of performers, a lovely book by John Strand, Lynne Shankel’s beautiful orchestrations, and the score by Banghart and Stitt, Snow Child is one of those shows that you all NEED to experience for yourselves.

The show will soon be leaving town and headed to Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska. You only have until May 20th to experience one of the freshest things to ever hit the stage for yourself.

Snow Child is one beautiful show and Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt’s score is one HUGE reason for that.  READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW HERE.

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