• NY THEATRE BARN
    LIVE ON YOUTUBE

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    WEDNESDAY 4.29 7PM EST

    This installment will be a 30-minute virtual live stream which will include excerpts from the new musicals new musicals SAM’S ROOM (by Dale Sampson, Trey Coates-Mitchell, Caitlin Marie Bell and Marc Campbell) inspired by real stories of nonverbal teens who find a way to communicate, and SMALL TOWN STORY (by Sammy Buck and Brandon James Gwinn) which was conceived/commissioned by New York Theatre Barn about two families in North Texas who struggle with a community battle ignited by a controversial high school musical.

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  • Structure! The Musical, Or Everything You Need to Know About Musicals You Can Learn From Star Wars (Photo by Rebecca Woodman Taylor)

    STAR WARS & MUSICALS

    BOOK YOUR SESSION
    READ MY DRAMATICS.ORG ARTICLE
    What do Mrs. Lovett and Darth Vader have in common?
    How is Rose’s Turn like the rebels’ attack on the Death Star?
    Who’s your “Fun-tagoinist”? Wait – what IS a fun-tagonist?
    Find out when you book my lecture at your school or writers group.

    **This seminar is not endorsed by or affiliated with Star Wars, Lucasfilm, The Walt Disney Company or the Galactic Empire. Originally presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in 2013.

  • CONCERT VIDEOS

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    At The Green Room 42

    Broadway stars, alumni of my shows and emerging talent came together to celebrate my recent AARP membership with songs from the past decade of my musicals with composers Daniel S. AcquistoBrandon James GwinnJeff ThomsonBrian Feinstein, and Clay Zambo, and bookwriters Ellarose CharyFran Sillau and Eric H. Weinberger, along with a preview of my upcoming show as composer/lyricist and an appearance by my banjo, Banjomin Buck.

  • SHEET MUSIC FOR SALE

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    Build your book!

    Sheet music is available for songs I wrote with Dan Acquisto, Jeff Thomson and Brandon James Gwinn, from shows including Like You Like It, Small Town Story…And Then I Wrote a Song About It, The 7-Year B*tch and more.

  • Now Screening

    • SMALL TOWN STORY AT 54 BELOW

      A musical about a musical that rocked a community.

      Hailed as “a work of explosive power,” Brandon James Gwinn’s and my musical Small Town Story explores how two families in a North Texas town deal with a community controversy over a high school production of Rent. Combining modern Broadway pop and country roots, the exhilarating songs were performed by the acclaimed cast of American Theater Group’s recent World Premiere production at SOPAC. Experience all the feels and laughs of this timely yet timeless story about the power of theatre, the generational divide, and the potential of young people to change the world.

      SHEET MUSIC


    • Stephen King’s It inspiration


      Composer Jeff Thomson and I wrote a song inspired by Stephen King’s novel.

      At its heart, IT is about the power of childhood imagination and the unbreakable bonds between friends and siblings.

      I SWEAR:
      The younger versions of the characters make their blood oath to return if It should come back, while the adult versions must decide to return to their hometown and their struggle.

      LET IT TAKE YOU:
      Twelve-year-old Bill guides his younger brother, Georgie, in making a paper boat. Georgie sees it as merely a piece of paper but Bill sees it as a world to explore.

      SHEET MUSIC


    • …And Then I Wrote A Song About It Concert Videos


      Watch Nick Cearley (The Skivvies, Pageant, All Shook Up, Buyer & Cellar) as he returned to New York on May 13 at Feinstein’s/54 Below to recreate his award-winning performance as Randall Klausner, a perspiring actor-singer-songwriter-dancer-secretary searching for love and fame in the late ’70s/early ’80s, as well as the colorful characters he meets along the way.

      SHEET MUSIC

  • As Always

    • LIKE YOU LIKE IT RADCORDING

      All-Star Studio Cast RADcording from Broadway Records!

      Go to back to the ’80s in in this awesome mashup of Shakespeare and John Hughes. The Studio Cast RADcording of Dan Acquisto’s and my show Like You Like It features Alison Luff (Escape from Margaritaville), Derek Klena (Anastasia), Robin De Jesus (The Boys In The Band), Patti Murin (Frozen), Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Laura Osnes (Cinderella), Nathan Johnson (Like You Like It at The Gallery Players), Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls), Sam Underwood (Fear The Walking Dead), Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels), Nick Cearley (The Skivvies) and more!
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    • STINKYKIDS ALBUM ON iTUNES

      The cast album feaures the talents of the Synchronicity Theatre cast of StinkyKids® The Musical: Alexandra Karr, Lydia Frempong, Kristin Storla, Luke Georgecink, Ben Davis, Greg Maurice Hunter, music directed by Ann-Carol Pence

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    • Prospect’s Musical Theatre Labs

      Clay Zambo and I were a part of By The Numbers, an evening of five-minute musicals based on the numbers 1 – 12, performed at the Times Center June 27, 2015. We were number one – literally – with Decide, about a young woman forced to choose only one scoop of ice cream, and the reverberations throughout her life.

      Over the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of writing short musicals for Prospect Theatre, sharing the evening with other short pieces by a stellar list of writers. In 2013’s Portraits, Dan Acquisto and I wrote The Art of Joey Feldman, about a rigid and literal-minded safety inspector for a flying rig company who rediscovers the meaning of magic (check out one of the songs). Then last year at The Times Center, Clay Zambo and I were a part of By The Numbers, an evening of five-minute musicals based on the numbers 1 – 12. We were number one – literally – with Decide, about a young woman forced to choose only one scoop of ice cream, and the reverberations throughout her life.