The first meeting of the writers of Prospect Theater’s experimental musical project: 8 different writing teams each contribute a single musical scene to a new show, all about different defining moments in the life of a single central character — who has yet to be named. Each team contributed a fictional character idea, and each was assigned someone else’s character. I drew the name of Max: a 14-year-old who doesn’t speak the same language as his family and feels left out. Time to see what happens …
We The People, a new revue about American government (including Adam’s song “The First Amendment”), produced by Theatreworks USA and directed by Jeremy Dobrish, has its first workshop performance at Chelsea Studios. Other writers include Brad Alexander (Rodgers Award winner for See Rock City & Other Destinations) & Kevin Del Aguila (Altar Boyz), Sam Forman & Eli Bolin, Ryan Scott Oliver (Rodgers Award winner for Mrs. Sharp), and others.
At the studios of Michael Gilboe (producer of the “Broadway Bullet” podcast), I record vocals for a previously-unproduced song by Alan Menken and David Spencer — “Leaving St. Urbain Street,” sung by the title character of their musical THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ. The recording will be released on the upcoming CD No More Revivals, produced by the BMI Workshop and released by Sh-K-Boom Records … the CD will also include my own song “My Sky,” sung by Stephanie J. Block and orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin.
Stephanie J. Block (9 to 5, Wicked) records Adam’s song (sung here by Rachel Potter and Ian Joseph, here by Leslie Henstock) for release on the upcoming CD No More Revivals, produced by the Tony Award-winning BMI Workshop. Adam is a composer/lyricist in the Workshop, which provides a training ground for aspiring musical theater writers. This is the Workshop’s first CD — make sure to look for it on iTunes in the next few months!
Adam plays the Dark Lord and a bunch of other characters in a reading of this new musical by Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, Finding Nemo music & lyrics) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Finding Nemo, In Transit, Storyville lyrics), directed by Alex Timbers (Gutenberg! The Musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant) at the Roundabout. Cast includes Anika Larsen (Avenue Q), Christian Boyle (Legally Blonde), Eric Petersen (Shrek), Amy Justman (Company), and many others. Musical direction by Aron Accurso (upcoming Calvin Berger)
DIRTY DANCING closes at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles after almost a year on tour! Thanks to the cast, crew and creatives for a wonderful run!