Readers who are interested in the business of producing theatre know how highly I recommend The Producers Perspective, a blog written by Broadway Producer Ken Davenport. Imagine how pleased I was today, when I opened my browser to his article on five of his top picks at the New York Musical theatre Festival (NYMF), and saw that not one, but two shows I’ve been involved with made his list!
reAnimator: The Musical is based on the 1980s cult film ReAnimator, produced by my client, Brian Yuzna. Earlier this year, I was pleased to assist Brian in negotiations with the musical’s adapters/authors to make this and other productions possible.
Central Avenue Breakdown’s book and music are by my client (and high school bandmate) Kevin Ray. A few months ago, I helped Kevin work out his deal with his collaborators, and lay the groundwork for this and future productions.
Congratulations Kevin and Brian!
If you’re going to be in New York during the Festival, you owe it to yourself to see either or both of these shows, and any of the others in the festival. It’s the cutting edge of musical theatre writing in the U.S., and some of the offerings are bound to go on to be big hits.