MW106 FLASHBACK! MW4 – CONVIENIENCE – Gregg Coffin

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MW106 – FLASHBACK! MW4 – CONVENIENCE – GREGG COFFIN
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It’s been suggested by some that we re-release some of the older MW episodes
that, for one reason or another, are very hard to find these days…
and I thought that was a great idea… especially since our schedules
aren’t permitting the time to get as many new episodes recorded!
So… we’re going to start off the MW flashback editions with one of the first
and still one of my favorite new musicals… CONVENIENCE.
This episode originally “aired” on April 2nd, 2006,
shortly after we broke ground on the MW tower. :-)
Gregg’s music & musicals remains among my favorites in the
new musical theatre genre… Smart, funny and well thought through.

On this episode we hear several songs from Convenience:

Waking Vince/I Love How We Start Off Our Day - sung by Jim Poulos, Melissa Rain Anderson and Mary Jo McConnell
Convenient sung by Jim Poulos and Mary Jo McConnell
Unsung by Melissa Rain Anderson and Mary Jo McConnell & Jim Poulos
Crawling Forwardsung by Melissa Rain Anderson
Letting Gosung by Jim Poulos and Ron DeStefano
The Ogre and the Wifesung by Mary Jo McConnell and Ron DeStefano
Moving Day/Reprise: Little Spacemansung by Jim Poulos, Mary Jo McConnell,
Melissa Rain Anderson, Ron DeStefano & Michael Dantuono

We take the show out on a song by Dave Hudson and Paul Libman’s musical.
DUST AND DREAMS, called Band Shell.

Gregg has been featured previously on MusicalWorld on
episodes MW8 where we featured FIVE COURSE LOVE,
MW77 when we featured RIGHT NEXT TO ME and
MW81 when he was in Dayton, Ohio for a production of RIGHT NEXT TO ME
with his director, Melissa Rain Anderson!

I’m sure we’ll be hearing from Gregg again in the future!

Check out Greggs website: littlespaceman.com

and if YOU have a musical that you would like to see & hear featured on MusicalWorld,
contact Jim at: jfarley@musicalworld.us with your contact information and we will
be happy to get in touch and talk about your musical!

If you have any comments about this episode or any past episodes,
please call our MW HOTLINE at: 347-694-5469
and we’ll play your comments on an upcoming episode!

And the next time you’re in Dayton, stop by
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Taking back the neighborhood coffee house!

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(reposted November 21st, 2013)

 

 

 

 

MW105 NOELLE DONFELD – POWDER PUFF PILOTS

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On this episode of MusicalWorld we talk to Noelle Donfeld…
Noelle has been featured on MW before another MW favorite, Denise Wright, for
THE REVOLUTION OF BETSEY LORING.

We feature music from POWDER PUFF PILOTS, cowritten by Noelle and
BOOKWRITER Marian Partee and COMPOSER Cindy O’Connor.

We also play musical selections from
CHAMPAGNE MAKES EVERYONE MORE BEAUTIFUL
(written with composer Norman L. Berman) and
PURITANICAL, COFFIN’S OF THE MAYFLOWER.
(written with composer Brian Leader)

Musical selections played on this episode are:

PROLOGUEfrom POWDER PUFF PILOTS (PPP) sung by Cindy O’Connor, Amy Ganser,
Erin McNally, Kelly Gable, Abby Hankins and Nancy Gassner-Clayton
THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN – (PPP) sung by Eric Bradley
SUERTE, CINTA Y CERVAZA - (PPP) sung by Erin McNally
ALSO RAN – (PPP) sung by Kelly Gable
IN THE DARKPURITANICAL, COFFINS of the MAYFLOWER (PCM)
sung by Chris Maikish and Amy Ganser
BAD BLOOD – (PCM) sung by Chris Maikish, Amy Ganser, Elise Dewsberry & David Michael Trevino
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sung by Heather Lee, Robert Yacko & Will Collyer

Check out POWDER PUFF PILOTS website by clicking the link!
Go to NOELLE’s Website

and if YOU have a musical that you would like to see & hear featured on MusicalWorld,
contact Jim at: jfarley@musicalworld.us with your contact information and we will
be happy to get in touch and talk about your musical!

If you have any comments about this episode or any past episodes,
please call our MW HOTLINE at: 347-694-5469
and we’ll play your comments on an upcoming episode!

And the next time you’re in Dayton, stop by
GHOSTLIGHT COFFEE
Taking back the neighborhood coffee house!

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(that’s BLUBRRY…. no “E”‘s)

October 22nd, 2013

MW 104 – DENNIS LIVINGSTON

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MW104 – DENNIS LIVINGSTON – THE STORIES IN MY MINDdennis livingstonWe’re kicking off a new season of MusicalWorld with a bit of a sidestep
from our usual fair…
On this episode I spoke with Dennis Livingston about his newly released CD
entitled “THE STORIES IN MY MIND“.
stories in my mind
A CD of original songs by Boston composer-lyricist Dennis Livingston,
recorded live in a revue at New York’s Metropolitan Room.
The show ran for four performances in 2011 with an outstanding cast of vocalists:
Julie Reyburn (4 time MAC, 2 time Bistro awards), Scott Coulter (Director) (4 time MAC, 4 time Bistro, 2 time Nightlife awards),
Kenneth Gartman (Music Director), Christina Connors and Alex Goley, along with Matt Scharfglass on bass and guitar.

Dennis’ music lends itself, very much so, to the genre of musical theatre.
One listen, and we’re sure you’ll agree!

Dennis’ father, Jerry Livingston, wrote, in addition to many pop standards,
the music for Disney’s Cinderella & one Broadway musical, “Molly” from 1973.

Music included on this episode include:
AN ORDINARY DAY - sung by
Julie Reyburn, Scott Coulter (also the Director), Kenneth Gartman (also the Music Director),
Christina Connors & Alex Goley
IT’S TIME FOR ROSES – sung by Julie Reyburn
PUTTIN’ ON SOME FEATHERS - sung by Julie Reyburn, Scott Coulter ,
Kenneth Gartman, Christina Connors
& Alex Goley
THE STORIES IN MY MINDsung by Kenneth Gartman & company

THE STORIES OF MY MIND is available for purchase at CD BABY.
Please click the link below and support creators of new music!
http://cdbaby.com/cd/dennislivingston

You can learn more about Dennis and his music by going to these links!

and if YOU have a musical that you would like to see & hear featured on MusicalWorld,
contact Jim at: jfarley@musicalworld.us with your contact information and we will
be happy to get in touch and talk about your musical!

If you have any comments about this episode or any past episodes,
please call our MW HOTLINE at: 347-694-5469
and we’ll play your comments on an upcoming episode!

And the next time you’re in Dayton, stop by
GHOSTLIGHT COFFEE
Taking back the neighborhood coffee house!

MusicalWorld is a proud member of the BLUBRRY network!
(that’s BLUBRRY…. no “E”‘s)

MW103 DANIEL KAPLAN – BURIED

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MW103  – BURIED – DANIEL KAPLAN

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On this episode of MusicalWorld, I talked to Daniel Kaplan about his newest work:
BURIED.
“BURIED”‘s story is about Ruth, a math teacher who is able to motivate her
students to their best but suffers from a deficiency of her own, a massive hoarding problem.
When she gets an ultimatum to clean her home or face it being condemned
she calls upon the help of her estranged son and his reluctant fiance.
The cleaning puts everything under pressure as they attempt to save not only their home
but their relationships as well.
The score is a mix of traditional theater and rock opera.

Check out Daniel’s blog: UBERIZED ENTERTAINMENT

Music on this episode (recorded live during a recent reading) includes:
ECHOES – Marcia D’Amelio and cast
QUIET – sung by Nick Perez & Christine Perez
RETURNED – Jason Blank, Marcia D’Amelio, Christine Perez & Nick Perez
SHATTERED GLASS – Jason Blank, Marcia D’Amelio, Christine Perez & Nick Perez
ONE LAST CHANCE – Nick Perez, Christine Perez

Daniel also was featured on MW92… back in April of 2012…
with his musical COMPATIBILITY: an 8 BIT Musical

Thanks to all of YOU that keep listening!
It’s you who keep us going!

and if YOU have a musical that you would like to see & hear featured on MusicalWorld,
contact Jim at: jfarley@musicalworld.us with your contact information and we will
be happy to get in touch and talk about your musical!

If you have any comments about this episode or any past episodes,
please call our MW HOTLINE at: 347-694-5469
and we’ll play your comments on an upcoming episode!

And the next time you’re in Dayton, stop by
GHOSTLIGHT COFFEE
Taking back the neighborhood coffee house!

MusicalWorld is a proud member of the BLUBRRY network!
(that’s BLUBRRY…. no “E”‘s)

MW102 THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES – KOOMIN & DIMOND (& KEVIN MOORE)

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MW102 THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES
MICHAEL KOOMIN & CHRISTOPHER DIMOND with director KEVIN MOOREkoomin and dimond3

Michael Koomin and Christopher Dimond are in Dayton, Ohio
for the workshop of their new musical,
THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES
at the HUMAN RACE THEATRE COMPANY‘s
2013 Festival of New Musicals.

Michael, Christopher & Kevin took a few minutes to talk about the workshop
as well as DANI GIRL that was workshopped last year at the Human Race.

Music on this episode is:
BLUE HORIZON – sung by HEIDI BLICKENSTAFF (Koomin & Dimond)

Christopher & Michael joined us previously on Musicalworld on episode MW67
(click here to go to MW’s shownotes & a link to listen to that episode)

click here to pick up your copy of  OUT OF OUR HEADS today

http://www.koomandimond.com/
their blog at:
http://koomandimond.wordpress.com/
and on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Kooman-and-Dimond/20190777510?ref=ts

Thanks to all of YOU that keep listening!
It’s you who keep us going!

and if YOU have a musical that you would like to see & hear featured on MusicalWorld,
contact Jim at: jfarley@musicalworld.us with your contact information and we will
be happy to get in touch and talk about your musical!

If you have any comments about this episode or any past episodes,
please call our MW HOTLINE at: 347-694-5469
and we’ll play your comments on an upcoming episode!

And the next time you’re in Dayton, stop by
GHOSTLIGHT COFFEE
Taking back the neighborhood coffee house!

MusicalWorld is a proud member of the BLUBRRY network!
(that’s BLUBRRY…. no “E”‘s)

MW101 – SERENITY FISHER & ROBIN O’NEAL KISSELL

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MW101 – the start of the next century of MW’s…
we speak to the creators of
VORTEX OF THE GREAT
UNKNOWN (Cincinnati Fringe Festival 2013) and
SOPHIE’S DREAM
(Cincinnati Fringe Festival 2010)
Robin O’Neal Kissel and Serenity Fisher.

The “Vortex” opens at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival on Thursday, May 30th
and has performances through Saturday, June 8th.
click HERE for info, schedule & tickets!

Music on this episode includes:
FALL IN LOVE AGAINfrom SOPHIE’S DREAM
THE SUITEfrom SOPHIE’S DREAM
AUTUMN LEAVES
from SOPHIE’S DREAM
ROGUE STRAWBERRY
from SOPHIE’S DREAM

all songs performed by Serenity Fisher – from her album,
ROGUE STRAWBERRY

VORTEX OF THE GREAT UNKNOWN
is being produced by the
TANGLED LEAVES THEATRE COLLECTIVE
at the ART ACADEMY – AUDITORIUM

Performance dates are:
Thursday, May 30th @ 9:00pm
Saturday, June 1st @ 6:45pm
Monday, June 3rd @ 7:00pm
Thursday, June 6th @9:00pm and
Saturday, June 8th @ 3:00pm

“like” VORTEX OF THE GREAT UNKNOWN on Facebook
and TANGLED LEAVES THEATRE COLLECTIVE on Facebook

Also visit Robin’s website
CREATIVE COLLABORATIVE

Thanks to all of YOU that keep listening!
It’s you who keep us going!

and if YOU have a musical that you would like to see & hear featured on MusicalWorld,
contact Jim at: jfarley@musicalworld.us with your contact information and we will
be happy to get in touch and talk about your musical!

If you have any comments about this episode or any past episodes,
please call our MW HOTLINE at: 347-694-5469
and we’ll play your comments on an upcoming episode!

And the next time you’re in Dayton, stop by
GHOSTLIGHT COFFEE
Taking back the neighborhood coffee house!

MusicalWorld is a proud member of the BLUBRRY network!
(that’s BLUBRRY…. no “E”‘s)

MW100!!! The Century Mark!

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MW100 – THE CENTURY MARK!!!

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On this most momentous episode of MusicalWorld, we celebrate our 100th episode
by looking back at many of our favorite MusicalWorld moments! We received several audio
messages of updates and congratulations that we play from some of our past interviewee’s…
On this episode we hear updates from:

NOEL KATZ, JULIANNE WICK DAVIS, NEVILLE GRUSDE, RYAN CUNNINGHAM,
RYAN SCOTT OLIVER, ALISA HOUSER, ALAN GORDON,
TIMOTHY HUANG, MARK & STEPHANIE WATT’S,
and, of course, the mayor of MusicalWorld, STEPHEN COLE!

Thanks to all of YOU that keep listening!
It’s you who keep us going!

Music in this episode:
ALICE’S SONG – by STEPHEN COLE & DAVID KRANE sung by REBECCA LUKER

Links mentioned on this episode:
NOEL KATZ blog: THERE”S GOTTA BE A SONG
SALZMAN & CUNNINGHAM
JULIANNE WICK DAVIS – SOUTHERN COMFORT
A CHRISTMAS CAROL the concert
COST OF LIVING – TIMOTHY HUANG
CARNER & GREGOR
RYAN SCOTT OLIVER
STEPHEN SONDHEIM
www.arrangementsone.com

And the next time you’re in Dayton, stop by
GHOSTLIGHT COFFEE
Taking back the neighborhood coffee house!

If you would like to have your musical featured on MusicalWorld,
contact me at jfarley@musicalworld.us

Or call our MusicalWorld Hotline at 347-694-5469
(that’s a local call for you New Yorkers!)

MusicalWorld is a proud member of the BLUBRRY network.

 

 

MW99 – MARK SUTTON-SMITH

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On March 12th, 2013, MusicalWorld, and musical theatre in general,
lost one of our own. Mark Sutton-Smith passed after a long battle
with cancer. All of us wish to extend to Mark’s family and friends,
our deepest condolences and respect.
We’re sure Mark is creating beautiful music in a beautiful place.

We started doing MusicalWorld way back in February of 2006.
On our third episode, we featured a musical called
STAND BY THE RIVER…
It’s creators are Joanne & Mark Sutton-Smith.
We since have featured two other musicals that Mark
composed music for for friend, Alan Gordon…
THE GIRL DETECTIVE & THE USUAL.

“I had the good fortune to work with him over a six year span,
writing three musicals and nearly 50 songs together.
He wrote half the score of “The Usual” in between bouts of chemo — and it was gorgeous.
He leaves behind a wife, Joanne, and two daughters, Olivia and Maddie.
His website is still up, and if I can pick one song for you to listen to,
it would be “Enough,” sung by Michael Hunsaker and Kristin Maloney.”
Alan Gordon

music on this episode includes:
(taking Alan’s cue and suggestion of listening material…)
ENOUGH sung by Michael Hunsaker and Kristin Maloney
THE GIRL DETECTIVEsung by Tara Novie & cast
BACK IN THE DAYsung by Peter Samuel & Lauren Blackman
THESE TWO WALK INTO A BAR -sung by Gil Brady, Jillian Louis & Tara Novie
THE GEEK NEXT DOORsung by Gil Brady
STAND BY THE RIVERsung by Jim Gwathney & cast

Mark has been featured on Musicalworld several times over the last 7 years.
MW3 featured the music of STAND BY THE RIVER
MW11 we discussed Ben Brantley’s NY Times article on
STAND BY THE RIVER
MW45 – THE GIRL DETECTIVE
MW52 – 2009 END OF YEAR HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
MW83 – SUMMER CALLBACKS
MW90 – THE USUAL

This episode is dedicated in Mark’s memory…

MW98 DAN ELISH

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MW98 DAN ELISH
THE WORLDWIDE DESSERT CONTEST

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Dan Elish is the author of THE WORLDWIDE DESSERT CONTEST.
He has also written several other novels for young adults
including, The Attack of the Frozen Woodchucks, 13,
Jason and the Baseball Bear, and The Great Squirrel Uprising.
13,” the musical for which he co-wrote the book with
music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, ran on Broadway
from September 16, 2008 through January 4, 2009.
In his career, Dan has also written non-fiction books for
young adults, scripts for kids’ TV shows
(in particular Cyberchase (PBS)),
music and lyrics for six musicals, funny corporate videos,
and played piano for various Off-Broadway productions.
He has received fellowships and scholarships to the
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference,
the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and is a
member of the Dramatist Guild.

Music played on this episode include:
The Man with the Changing Desserts (from THE WORLDWIDE DESSERT CONTEST)
(
sung by The cast of the Fordham University Production of JUST DESSERTS)
Mad New Fad – Rollerskate (from THE WORLDWIDE DESSERT CONTEST)
(
sung by Jonathan Rabb and the cast of the
Fordham University Production of JUST DESSERTS)
The Year of the Weddings (from NINE WIVES) (sung by Steve Rosen & Lance Ruben)
Only a First Date (from NINE WIVES) (sung by Heidi Blickenstaff)
music for NINE WIVES by Doug Cohen

Click one of the links below to order your copy
The Worldwide Dessert Contest: Enhanced Multimedia Edition
from AMAZON
from BARNES & NOBLE

Check out Dan’s website at:
http://www.danelish.com/

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If you would like to have your musical featured on MusicalWorld,
contact me at jfarley@musicalworld.us

Or call us at 347-694-5469
(that’s a local call for you New Yorkers!)

MusicalWorld is a proud member of the BLUBRRY network.

And when you’re in Dayton, be sure to stop in at GHOSTLIGHT COFFEE

MW97 – KATY LIPSON, DAVID KRANE & STEPHEN COLE

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THE ROAD TO QATAR via LONDON

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On this episode of MusicalWorld Dave and Jim talk with Katy Lipson, David Krane
the mayor of MusicalWorld himself… Stephen Cole.

Katy’s endeavor, ARIA ENTERTAINMENT, has teamed up with Robert McWhir, the artistic
director of the LANDOR THEATRE in London, to produce FROM PAGE TO STAGE.
Stephen & David’s musical, The ROAD TO QATAR, will be featured on
Saturday, February 16th at 7:30PM and Sunday, February 17th at 3PM and 7:30PM.
For tickets, go to LANDOR THEATRE and click the BOOK HERE>> button.
On the next page, there’s a
drop down window… select the performance you
want to attend from the drop down menu…

add to cart… set the number of tickets, and continue to check out! It’s that easy!

Music in this episode includes:
THE ROAD TO QATAR
sung by James Beaman & Keith Gerchak 
HERE’S LOOKIN’ AT YOU
sung by Stephen Cole & David Krane
GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES
sung by Bill Nolte, Bruce Warren, Sarah Stiles, James Beaman & Keith Gerchak
FINALE/ASPIRE
sung by James Beaman, Keith Gerchak, Bill Nolte, Bruce Warren & Sarah Stiles
(all songs used by permission, from The York Theatre Company cast album)

Follow Aria Entertainment on Twitter at: ariaents

If you would like to have your musical featured on MusicalWorld,
contact me at jfarley@musicalworld.us

Or call us at 347-694-5469
(that’s a local call for you New Yorkers!)

MusicalWorld is a proud member of the BLUBRRY network.

And when you’re in Dayton, be sure to stop in at GHOSTLIGHT COFFEE