Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab
  Affirming the future
of the American Musical

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab
(formerly Musical Mondays Theater Lab)
frank evans, producing artistic director
marter productions and anne l bernstein, consulting producers

Bick Goss: Musical Mondays Theatre Lab Founder
Frank Evans
Producing Director
Stephen Hanks
Board President
Final presentation: 2013-2014 season


written by Broadway, film, and TV actress and playwright Tracy Sallows

Book, music & lyrics: Tracy Sallows
Musical Direction: Linda Dowdell

CURIOUS & RARE is a musical based on the life of Mary Anning (1799-1847). Before Charles Darwin and before the word "dinosaur" was coined, Anning made groundbreaking discoveries in the science of paleontology before the field even formally existed. This previously unsung heroine is considered one of the 10 most influential women in the history of science, yet many people have never heard of her. Now you will.

Among the stellar cast for this presentation will be Stephanie Rothenberg as "Mary Anning" (On Broadway, Rothenberg played Rosemary in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.) and Jeremiah James as "Henry De La Beche" (who was an English geologist and palaeontologist and the first director of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. He helped pioneer early geological survey methods and was a great supporter and friend of Anning.) Jeremiah is currently playing "El Gallo" in The Fantasticks at the Snapple and recently played "Billy Bigelow" in the London revival of Carousel.

The cast also features: William Youmans (Broadway: Wicked), Doug Shapiro (recently seen in the MMTL production of The Curse of Batvia), Tracy Sallows, Joel Hurt Jones, Brian O'Neill, Sandie Rosa, Elizabeth Ann Berg, and Mairead O'Neill.

Water for the Moon

Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 PM

WATER FROM THE MOON, written by MAC Award Winning Cabaret Performer Rosemary Loar and her husband Robert W. Atwood. In fall 2011, MMTL presented their musical Spoolie Girl, which was subsequently nominated for 11 "Best of the Fest" awards at the 2012 Midtown International Theatre Festival, including winning the award for "Outstanding Music and Lyrics" and a nomination for "Best Production of a Musical."

WATER FROM THE MOON features a theatrical score with a nod to rock and tells the story of the ultimate reconciliation of an Irish daughter and her hard-headed father. Sort of heartbreaking, but always with emphasis on the absurd humor created by their acrimony. The cast includes Loar (Sunset Boulevard), Rich Herbert (Billie Elliot), Alicia Irving (Les Miserables) and Emily Mikesell (Lone Star Love). Raissa Katona Bennett (Phantom of the Opera) is the narrator. The director is Liza Millanazzo (Slain In the Spirit). Musicians will include John DiPinto on piano and Shannon Ford on drums.

The Snapple Theatre Center on Broadway and 50th Street. 4th Floor, Anne Bernstein Theatre.

Regular Admission: $18. Students/Seniors $13.

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, was founded by the late Bick Goss in 1999, develops new works for the musical theater through a multistep reading program. Works vary in style and are selected from professional recommendations as well as formal and informal associations with organizations like the National Alliance of Musical Theaters and The BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop.

Batvia Flyer 2013
*Actors appear courtesy of Actor's Equity Association
Jerry Orbach Theater, Snapple Theater Center, 6:30PM
210 West 50th, just west of Broadway
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