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Book by Nat Bennett & Karen Bishko; Music and Lyrics by Karen Bishko

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at June Havoc Theatre  [map]

  • Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm
  • Friday, August 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm

A particularly personal musical.

Leah seriously needs to get over her ex! At 20, Leah had a career in pop music and a huge hit song, but her record company didn’t want her singing her own material and so she quit. She’s now 36 and a successful divorce attorney. Between her experience with the music industry, her ex-boyfriend, and shepherding women through contentious divorces, she has become more and more suspicious of men. In case you haven’t guessed it... she’s single. But will she ever sing again? And will she love? 


*single will be performed script in hand

 

 Running time: 2 hours.

Karen Bishko

Karen Bishko (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Karen Bishko worked as a portrait painter until 2005. Around this time she went through a bad break up and wrote a couple of songs expressing her pain. Gary Kemp and Jess Bailey of Spandau Ballet heard the songs and encouraged her to continue to write. Karen then recorded an album “Singles for Singles” and worked with producers such as Yoad Nevo (Jem, Golfrapp) and Steven Lironi (Jon Bon Jovi, Hanson) as well as Gary Kemp. In 2007 Karen opened for “Take That” on the “Beautiful World” tour performing at London’s 18,000 capacity O2 Arena and Manchester MEN. Karen was recently commissioned to write songs for a new musical “Shadows” directed and co-created by the award winning choreographer Joey McKneely.



Nat Bennett

Nat Bennett (Book)

Nat Bennett is the co-writer, with Sam Rosen, of the feature film Stuck Between Stations as well as the forthcoming feature Trophy Husband, which he and Rosen also co-directed, and the stage play Ham Lake (Soho Playhouse 2007). He teaches writing at NYU.



Jason Weixelman (Stage Manager)

NYMF: Rio A New Musical. Broadway: The King and I. Off Broadway: Old Hats (Signature); Princes of Waco (EST). Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Group, Barrington Stage Co., Hudson Stage Co., Skylight Music Theatre, Santa Fe Opera, Engeman Theatre. Much love to Staci Jo. Proud member of Actors Equity.



Evan Jay Newman (Musical Director)

A Broadway actor turned music director, credits include: Music Director: Green Day’s American Idiot(International Tour); tick, tick… BOOM! (Revision Theatre); Little Shop of Horrors; Floyd Collins (New York University) Associate Music Director: Mamma Mia! (National Tour); Emerald Man (NYMF 2006) Assistant Music Director: Nero (by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater); The King and I; Hairspray (Weston Playhouse); Music Supervisor: Broadway’s Epic Fail. Copyist/Intern: Legally Blonde, High Fidelity, A Tale of Two Cities. Keyboards: Forever Deadward (The York Theatre) Assistant: Andrew Lippa, Brian Lowdermilk. www.evanjaynewman.com  


Daryl Eisenberg (Casting Director)

Daryl Eisenberg Casting is a full service casting office for film, theater, television, commercials, and new media. Theater credits include: Who's Your Baghdaddy, Brave New World, That Bachelorette Show, White’s Lies, The Anthem, The Dodgers, Speakeasy Dollhouse/The Brothers Booth, Around The World In 80 Days, My Big Gay Italian Wedding, Miss Abigail’s Guide…, My First Time, The Awesome 80s Prom, F#%king Up Everything, Altar Boyz, Folger Theatre, Norwegian Cruise Line, Davenport Reading Series, Aaron Grant Theatrical, Stageworks Media, Gotham Stage Company, and countless festivals, readings, and workshops.  Film credits include: Cheerleader, EVOL, Hypebeasts, Sleep (HBO). TV credits include: Casting Associate on Gossip Girl (Warner Bros/The CW) and Cashmere Mafia (Sony/ABC). Web/New media includes: Limetown, The Bunny Hole, Pipture: Characters. Graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Member of Casting Society of America. www.decasting.com. @DECasting



David Withrow (Costume Design)

David Withrow designed dozens of Off and Off-Off Broadway shows, Equity Showcases, & festival shows in the NYMF and Fringe. Highlights: 35 MM, Leslie Kritzer; Beautiful Disaster, 7th Monarch, Ragtime, Soap Myth, Spider Musical, Anais Ninn Goes to Hell, Perez Hilton Saves the Universe, etc. 2010 Audelco Award for Pecong (TWAS), 2007 NYIT Award for Bug Boy Blues (Looking Glass Theatre) Assistant: The Threepenny Opera & The Apple Tree (Roundabout), The Wedding Singer (Broadway), King Arthur (English National Opera & New York City Opera), Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Old Globe), King Lear (The Public), & Jersey Boys (Las Vegas & London casts). Broadway Associate: RACE, Everyday Rapture, and Cinderella.
Also styles the photo/video series Gotta Dance! for broadway.com and is a freelance stylist for several theatre media outlets.   



Zach Blane (Lighting Design)

Selected Off-Broadway: Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, Suicide Incorporated (Roundabout Theatre Company); Would You Still Love Me If (New World Stages, dir. Kathleen Turner); Charles Busch’s Cleopatra (TFANC); Wringer (City Center); The Eternal Space (Theatre Row); Soul Doctor (Actors Temple); The Good Girl (59E59); Sommerfugl (4th Street Theatre); Regional: Barrington Stage Company, Olney Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, Fiddlehead Theatre Company, Shubert Theatre, Adirondack Theatre Company, City Theatre, Engeman Theater, Will Rogers Center. Norwegian Cruise Lines (Fleet-wide Lighting Designer). Named "Designer to Watch" by Live Design Magazine 2011. Adjunct Professor: PACE UNIVERSITY.  www.ZachBlane.com  


Matt Stine (Sound Design)

Broadway: Misery (Music Producer). Off-Broadway: Nathan the Wise (Sound Design, Classic Stage Company); Mother Courage and Her Children (Sound Design, Classic Stage Company); The Tempest (Music Producer, Shakespeare in the Park); Love’s Labour’s Lost (Music Supervisor, Shakespeare in the Park); Here Lies Love (Music Editor, Public Theater/Royal National Theatre); The Weight of Smoke (Composer, Paul Taylor Dance Company); Mo(or)town/Redux and Hapless Bizarre (Composer, doug elkins choreography, etc.).  
 


Rachel Stern

Rachel Stern (Leah)

Rachel Stern is a graduate of NYU. Broadway credits include Shrek The Musical, High Fidelity, Tarzan the Musical. She is also in the anticipated Broadway show, Diner! the Musical. T.V. appearances in Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, Louie, The Big C, and Unforgettable. She also voices several video games, cartoons, and commercials. Recently, she voiced the main singing character, "Liz" in HBO's "My Depression."

Rachel also sings all over the country in a band with Jarrod Spector. Love to my husband, Paul! 



Jenna Pastuszek

Jenna Pastuszek (Jessica)

Jenna Pastuszek: NYMF debut! Recent credits: DINER (Delaware Theatre Company), BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE (DTC), BAD JEWS (Walnut Street Theatre), EVITA (Stage Door Theatre), CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (Eagle Theatre), THE INCREDIBLE FOX SISTERS (New Ohio Theatre), NEXT THING YOU KNOW (Sharon Playhouse), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Arundel Barn Playhouse). Love to my family & Ben. www.JennaP.com



Stephanie Martignetti

Stephanie Martignetti (Everywoman)

Broadway/Tours: Matilda (u/s Miss Honey), Nice Work if You Can Get It (org. bway cast, u/s Billie Bendix), A Chorus Line (Maggie), Mary Poppins (standby Mrs. Banks) Other Credits: Diner (DTC, music by Sheryl Crow), Unsinkable Molly Brown (DCPA), La Cage (Anne, NSMT), Oklahoma! (Arena Stage), @StephMartignetti


Ari Brand

Ari Brand (Gabriel)

B'way: The Neil Simon Plays (Nederlander, dir. David Cromer). Off-B'way: My Name Is Asher Lev (Westside), Black Tie (Primary Stages), Romeo and Juliet (NYSF, dir. Michael Greif). Other: Diner (DTC, dir. Kathleen Marshall), Bad Jews (Geffen), Last Night of Ballyhoo (Bay Street), Berkeley Rep, KC Rep, Westport, Long Wharf. Film/TV: "White Collar", To The Flame. www.aribrand.com



Chris Gleim

Chris Gleim (Everyman)

NYMF: What Do Critics Know?Sasquatched! The MusicalTess: A New Rock OperaSophia's Fall.  NYC Theatre: Radio City Xmas Spectacular, York Theatre, Joe's Pub, and (Le) Poisson Rouge.  Nat'l Tours: Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter, Ted Neeley's u/s).   Regional: Big Fish  (Edward Bloom), Titanic (Barrett), Company (Paul).  www.ChrisGleim.com