TNT Music is pleased to announce the fourth edition of 'Are You Working On Something New?' this coming Decemeber 2-3 at 7.00pm at Don't Tell Mama.
In February 2011, Mark T Evans and William TN Hall under the umbrella of TNT Music debuted a new song series, designed to benefit important causes whilst showcasing the current work of new musical theatre writers. The first three editions have been huge successes and have comprised of material from musical theatre writers from all over NYC and beyond, from prestigious institutions such as the NYU Graduate MT Writing Program and the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, performed by a small ensemble of professional actors.
We are delighted that Fred Tessler will be returning as our director after directing our very first edition. The last two editions have been directed by our other resident director, Adam Fitzgerald.
There will be performances by Jennifer Blood, Sarah Corey, Kevin Milnes, John Sanders and many more.
Are You Working On Something New? had it's first edition February 28th 2011 at Don't Tell Mama NYC. It started off as a showcase for songwriters in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writers Workshop. The first edition was such a success, packing the house and raising $1000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS that William TN Hall and music director Mark T Evans decided to make it into an ongoing series.
Our second show, now open to all musical theatre songwriters was in December of last year for the holidays, again benefiting BC/EFA, playing to a sold out room at Don't Tell Mama NYC and raising $1000. The third edition played in August 2012, this time for two performances. So far in our casts we have had broadway actors from shows including Anything Goes, A Christmas Story, Ghost adn Mamma Mia.
This fourth edition sees our cast of 6 present material from 22 up and coming musical theatre writers.
Are You Working...? is great because it's a win/win situation. The writers get showcased, the actors get to work on new material and vice versa and everything is for a wonderful charity. We are especially proud of our ongoing relationship with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, not least after the charity announced they would be donating funds to the hurricane relief services in the wake of hurricane Sandy.
We're a fledgling benefit series but the family and feedback we have created is already humbling and exciting. We hope to do many editions over the years and will endeavor to keep offering a great cross section of musical theatre writer's new work presented by some of the greatest musical theatre talent around.
There will be a cash only $16 cover charge and reservations are highly recommeded There will also be a drink minimum.
To reserve please visit www.DontTellMamaNYC.com.