Artistic Directors Bick Goss and Frank Evans and Board President Stephen Hanks announce the first presentation of their series of new musicals for 2012-2013: NEUROSIS: THE MUSICAL, with Book by Allan Rice ("New Adventures of Old Christine" CBS), Music by Ben Green, Lyrics by Greg Edwards ("White House Christmas" music by Marvin Hamlisch.) Director is Andy Sandberg (LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA; on Broadway and London's West End as a producer of HAIR (2009 Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle Awards) and the recent revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN (2012 Tony Award Nomination).
The new musical comedy concerns the biggest obstacle to finding your one true love: Yourself. After the MMTL preview presentation, it will premiere this summer at the Finger Lakes (NY) Music Theatre Festival.
The cast includes Zachary Prince (JERSEY BOYS, ON A CLEAR DAY...) Jeremy Morse (BLOODSONG OF LOVE), Stuart Zagnit (NEWSIES, SEUSSICAL, Leigh Ann Larkin (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, GYPSY) and Jordy Lievers (SCARLETT FEVER, PROMETHEUS BOUND).
The presentation will be at The Jerry Orbach Theater, Snapple Theater Center, 210 West 50th, just West of Broadway on Thursday, November 8, 6:30PM . Single Admission: $18.00; Subscriber Series of 4 shows: $52.00 email@example.com or 212 989-6706.
Now in its fourteen year presenting new musicals, Musical Mondays Theatre Lab has been the launching pad for the Pulitzer Prize winning NEXT TO NORMAL, Calvin Berger and THE WEDDING PROJECT, both seen at George Street Theatre and early works by Amanda Green &Tom Kitt (HIGH FIDELITY, BRING IT ON, HANDS ON A HARDBODY) and Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx (AVENUE Q.)
The upcoming season will present previews of three additional new musicals: On Thursday, December 6, DRIVE , written by Outer Critics Circle Award Winner for "The Kid," Andy Monroe. DRIVE, set entirely in the front seat of a car, is an unconventional romance which suddenly forces several lives into the fast lane.
On Thursday, January 10, THE PASSION OF ED WOOD, infamous '50s schlock director Ed Wood, gets a chance to redeem himself by presenting his incredible life story. Book and Lyrics by Justin Warner, Music by Rob Kendt
On Thursday, February 7, CYNTHIA AND THE DREADFUL KITE. When tween-age Cynthia is unfairly defeated in a Middle School kite flying competition, a whirlwind of complications follow.( Not Suitable for Children's audiences). Music by Jonathan Comisar, Book and Lyrics by Webb Wilcoxson.
All performances are at the Orbach Theater in the Snapple Theater Center, 210 West 50th Street.
Pictured: Leigh Ann Larkin