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The Belle’s Stratagem

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014



A rediscovered comedy by Hannah Cowley

Written by a woman in 1780, the Belle’s Stratagem was one of the most popular comedies on the London stage at the end of the 18th century. Now, Prospect presents the first professional production in over 100 year. Hilarious wit, back-stabbing gossip… A genuine rediscovered classic!


Dorothy Abrahams, Robert Bowen, Jr.*, Aysan Celik*, R. Paul Hamilton*, Leo Kittay*, Damian Long*, Kate MacKenzie, Ian Oldaker, Saxon Palmer*, Christian Rolleau, Wendy Stetson*, Ed Vasallo*, Susan Wands*.

Director Davis McCallum
Dramaturg Melinda Finberg
Stage Manager Bailie Slevin
Costume Designer Naomi Wolff
Set Designer Mimi Lien
Lighting Designer Jorge Arroyo
Sound Designer Jeremy Lee
Choreographer Tracy Bersley

*appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

West End Theatre
263 West 86th Street



The Pursuit of Persephone

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014


Music and Lyrics by Peter Mills 

Book by Peter Mills & Cara Reichel

Brilliantly talented, young F. Scott Fitzgerald is swept into the hierarchy of Ivy League society and the antics of the Princeton Triangle Club, in pursuit of the beautiful and elusive debutante Ginevra King. Their romance inspired one of the greatest novels of the 20th century….

Nominated for two Drama Desk Awards

Best Music and Best Orchestrations

“The score of The Pursuit of Persephone…hearkens back to Porter, Berlin, and Rodgers and Hart. And the lyrics most genuine craftsmanship and wit…Mills’ songs are jewels.”
-Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

The Pursuit of Persephone…is sophisticated, witty, melodic, historical, and literary. It is also one of the most satisfying Off-Off Broadway musicals in many a moon…Mills and Reichel prove to be one of the most talented teams in writing for the musical theatre today.”
-Victor Gluck, Backstage

“Raw talent isn’t visible to the naked eye, but you know it when you see it- and heart it. Songwriter Peter Mills has it. He’s up to his eyeballs in it. Mills’ score is Pursuit’s major astonishment.”
– David Finkle, Theatermania

UNBOUND: The Journals of Fanny Kemble

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

World PremiereUnbound

A New Play by Laura Marks

Conceived and Directed by Davis McCallum

Fanny Kemble was the most celebrated woman of the 19th Century stage, but gave it all up to marry a Philadelphia aristocrat. She thought as little as she could about his family’s vast slave plantation in Georgia. Then she found out that she’d be moving there…


Sandi Carroll, Beth Dixon*, Cedric Hayman*, Austin Jones*, Peter McCain, Jenni-Lynn McMillin, Michele Vazquez*

Movement Director Ellen Beckerman
Scenic Designer Sandra Goldmark
Costume Designer Naomi Wolff
Lighting Designer Lucrecia Briceno
Sound Designer Fitz Patton
Stage Manager Liam Fry

*appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

    West End Theatre
263 West 86th Street


The Book of the Dun Cow

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Dun-front-small Music & Lyrics by Randy Courts

Book & Lyrics by Mark St. Germain


Set in a time when the sun turned round the earth and animals could speak, The Book of the Dun Cow is a powerful, uplifting new musical adapted from the National Book Award-winning Novel. Chauntecleer, an all too human Rooster, battles the evil forces of Wyrm for noting less than the fate of the earth. An allegorical tale told by a musical menagerie, this heartfelt, epic adventure will thrill all ages.


Micah Bucey, V. Damien Carter, Alexander Elisa*, David Foley Jr.*, Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum*, Carol Hickey, Suzanne Houston, Amy Hutchins*, Jesse Kearney, Thadd Kreuger, Vanessa June Marshall*, Susan Maris,
Brian Munn*, Jessica Ordman*, Bo Ranney*, Robby Sharpe*, David Stallings, Esther Triggs*



Directed by Cara Reichel

Choreographer Jessica Hendricks
Music Director Marcus Baker
Scenic Designer Paulo Seixas
Lighting Designer Stacey Boggs
Costume Designer David Withrow
Sound Designer Sara Bader
Stage Manager David A. Vandervliet*
Production Manager Travis Walker

*appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

West End Theatre
263 West 86th Street

The Tutor

Thursday, November 6th, 2014


Book & Lyrics by Maryrose WoodTutor-rip-3
Music by Andrew Gerle
Directed by Sarah Gurfield

 It’s way more laughs than the S.A.T.


Choose the best answer. THE TUTOR is about:

A) A $200-an-hour S.A.T. tutor who might just be the next Tolstoy.
B) A snarly goth teenage girl with a secret crush
C) Her anxious Upper East Side parents, with problems of their own.
D) All of the above…plus an inventive, award-winning score and the funniest, most heart-warming cast in New York City!


Eric Ankrim, Meredith Bull, Raphael Felta*, Richard Pruitt*, Gayton Scott*, Lucy Sorenson*

Choreographer Christine O’Grady

Music Director Ray Fellman

Scenic Designer Nick Francone

Lighting Designer Aaron J. Mason

Costume Designer Naomi Wolff

Sound Designer Jeffrey Yoshi Lee

Stage Manager Liam Fry

 *appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association


Presented in association with the New York Musical Theatre Festival
5959 Theatres
59 East 59th Street

West Moon Street

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

David Ruffin in West Moon Street.

A new play by Rob Urbinati based on:
“Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Davis McCallum

Young Lord Arthur is deliriously happy — just down from Oxford and engaged to be married — until a fateful evening at Lady Windermere’s when a mysterious palm-reader predicts a shocking turn of events. Filled with deliciously perceptive wit, glittering bon mots, and wickedly apt social comment, West Moon Street re-invents a classic Wilde story for the stage. 


Michael Crane*, Avi Glickstein, Jocelyn Greene*, Melissa Miller*, Glenn Peters*, David Ruffin*, Alex Webb*, and 2006 Drama Desk nominee Judith Hawking* as Lady Windermere

Set Designer Lee Savage
Costume Designer Naomi Wolff
Lighting Designer Lily Fossner
Composer Russel M. Kaplan
Stage Manager Quincy Morris*
Production Manager Mary Leach

*member of Actors’ Equity Association

Performed at the Hudson Guild Theatre
441 West 26th Street

Tock Tick, a new musical fantasy

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014


Story by Tim Nevits & Gihieh Lee
Book & Lyrics by Tim Nevits
Music by Gihieh Lee
Directed by Jackson Gay


12-year-old Chelsea Tickerman’s mother has cancer. As the clock in the front hall steadily marks each passing moment, Chelsea can see the dragon of her mother’s death, hovering. In a bold move, she embarks on a fantastical quest to slay this dragon and save her mother. Along the way, encounters with scientists, interstellar gondoliers, and finally the locksmith at the center of the universe bring her to a new understanding of life and death, and the nature of time. With its innovative voice, this whimsical tale of a child coming to terms with the loss of a parent will both move and delight.



David Abeles*, Jennifer Blood*, Maria Couch*, David Foley, Jr.*, Christopher Graves*, Melissa Hart*, Joshua Landay*, Mark Mozingo, Robby Sharpe*, and Laura Beth Wells*

Music Director Matt Vinson TOCKdragon
Choreographer Stephanie Fittro                       
Set Designer Aleksandra Maslik
Lighting Designer Cat Tate
Costume Designer Kate Cusack
Sound Designer Daniel Erdberg
Production Manager Mary Leach
Dramaturg Erika Rundle
Stage Manager CJ LaRoche*

*members of Actors’ Equity Association

Performed at the West End Theatre
263 West 86th Street

THE UNDERCLASSMAN: November 9 – 30, 2014

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

UNDERCLASSMAN postcard 575wTICKETS: or 646.223.3010

at The Duke on 42nd Street
a NEW 42ND STREET® project

229 W 42nd Street
(between 7th & 8th Avenues)

Music & Lyrics by PETER MILLS
Book by Peter Mills & Cara Reichel
inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s
This Side of Paradise

Directed by CARA REICHEL
Choreography by CHRISTINE O’GRADY
Music Direction & Orchestrations

1915.  Brilliantly talented, young F. Scott Fitzgerald is swept into the hierarchy of Ivy League society and the antics of the Princeton Triangle Club, in pursuit of the beautiful and elusive debutante Ginevra King. Their romance inspired one of the greatest novels of the 20th century . . .

The Duke on 42nd Street Box Office (229 W 42nd Street)
Regular box office hours are Tues. – Fri. 4pm – 7pm; Sat. 12pm – 6pm.
Box office hours are extended on performance days.

Featuring: Matt Dengler, Piper Goodeve, Jessica Grové, Billy Hepfinger, and Marrick Smith
with Jordan Bondurant, Elizabeth Burton, Jason Edward Cook, Ian Fairlee, Matt Gibson, Holland Grossman, Christopher Herr, Adam Machart, Jeremy Morse, CJ Pawlikowski, Davey Rosenberg, Michael Romeo Ruocco, Liz Shivener, and Whitney Winfield

Stage Manager – Taylor Alyssa Marun
Assistant Stage Manager – Mackenzie Meeks

Scenic Design – Ann Bartek
Costume Design – Sidney Shannon
Lighting Design – Brian Tovar
Sound Design – Kevin Heard

Production Manager – Pope Jackson / Actuator, Inc.

Associate Producers – Charles Cohen and Brian Rosenblum
Assistant Director – Sara Stevens
Assistant Choreographer - JP Qualters

TAMAR OF THE RIVER – Cast Recording Release Event Sept 22nd!

Friday, August 29th, 2014

tamar CD imageWe’re thrilled to share news of the upcoming TAMAR OF THE RIVER cast recording, which will be released on September 22nd!

Click here (or above) and order tickets to attend the Sept 22nd CD release party at the Musical Theatre Factory, to benefit Seeds of Peace.  A $35 ticket includes admission to the event and a specially signed CD!

Or, simply click here to pre-order the CD through for $16.99!

NOW PLAYING until March 29: LONG STORY SHORT at 59E59 Theaters

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Long Story Short title 599 wTickets now on sale:
Click here or call 212-279-4200.
Or visit the 59e59 Theaters Box Office.  Click here for hours and directions.

directed by KENT NICHOLSON

Performances begin Feb. 28, 2015
at 59E59 Theaters

Prospect’s 14-15 Season continues with the New York premiere of Long Story Short, music by Brendan Milburn, lyrics by Valerie Vigoda, and book by Milburn & Vigoda, the creators of the acclaimed Off-Broadway hit Striking 12.

IT HAPPENS IN A MOMENT… Take a roller-coaster ride through a romance and 50-year-marriage in 95 minutes and 17 songs.  A funny, frazzled couple — one Jewish, one Asian-American — careens from first date to old age, illuminating the joys and challenges of any long-term relationship through a catchy and moving pop-rock score.

“A blissful departure from the usual musical theater tropes . . . Smart and surprising.”
- San Diego Union Tribune

“Funny and true . . . expect to laugh a lot, weep a bit, and be totally swept up in an almost through-sung tale that’s told through expert language.”San Diego Theatre Scene

“The songs blend various strains of pop and theater tradition with clever and sometimes sassy lyrics . . .  a must-see for anyone who loves theater, loves music, and loves love.”Pittsburgh City Paper