Jackie Burns, Micaela Diamond, More to Preview New Works in New York Theatre Barn Showcases | Playbill

Readings and Workshops Jackie Burns, Micaela Diamond, More to Preview New Works in New York Theatre Barn Showcases The September lineup will virtually spotlight eight in-development titles.
Jackie Burns and Micaela Diamond
Jackie Burns and Micaela Diamond

New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series continues through September, showcasing excerpts from two in-the-works titles every Wednesday. The weekly streams, with performances, interviews, and more, begin at 7 PM; watch here.

This month will feature performances by such stage alums as Jackie Burns (Hair), Micaela Diamond (The Cher Show), Jeremy Kushnier (Head Over Heels), and Bryonha Marie Parham (Prince of Broadway).

Take a look at the full lineup below.

September 9
Walt and Roy
Book, music, and lyrics by Richard Allen and Taran Gray
Featuring Charity Farrell and Payson Lewis
Walt and Roy follows the journey of the Disney brothers, from their roots in Los Angeles in 1923, through producing their first feature length animated film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Loch Ness
Book and music by Marshall Pailet, book and lyrics by A.D. Penedo
Directed by Marshall Pailet, choreographed by Misha Shields, music directed by Madeline Smith
Featuring Kaylin Hedges and Jeremy Kushnier
12-year-old Haley is stuck on her father’s research expedition that aims to unravel the mystery in the waters of Loch Ness once and for all. Struggling with the unexpected disappearance of her mother at sea, Haley escapes her father’s ship to find her, but instead she finds the most legendary water monster of all time.

September 16
Love, Rosie
Music and lyrics by Zack Zadek, book by Peter Duchan
Based on the 2014 Lionsgate film and the 2004 novel Where Rainbows End
Featuring Zack Zadek
Two interconnected lives are tracked over the course of 30 years, asking the question: “What is a love story?”

Wonder Boy
Book, music, and lyrics by Jaime Jarrett
Featuring Joshuah Dominique and Sav Souza
When Jackson steals a mysterious drug from his genius twin sister, he transforms into Wonder Boy, a superhero with unparalleled strength, the ability to fly, and automatic self-healing powers. He must navigate his new identity as a superhero, as well as his identity as a transgender man.

September 23
A Walk On The Moon
Book and additional lyrics by Pamela Gray, music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman
Directed by Sheryl Kaller, choreographed by Josh Prince, and music supervised by Greg Anthony Rassen
Featuring Jackie Burns
A Walk on the Moon transports audiences to the summer of 1969 as man is about to take his first steps on the moon. Pearl Kantrowitz, a dutiful housewife, is spending another season with her husband and family in the Catskills. Sensing the change in the air, she begins a love affair with a free-spirited traveling salesman.

We Live In Cairo
Book, music, and lyrics by The Lazours
Featuring Daniel Lazour and Patrick Lazour
Inspired by events in Egypt in 2011, We Live In Cairo follows six revolutionary students armed with laptops and cameras, guitars, and spray cans as they come of age in contemporary Cairo.

September 30
The Lucky Boy
Book, music, and lyrics by Kirsten Childs
Directed by John Simpkins, music directed by Jennifer Peacock
Featuring Malik Bilbrew, Aidan Cole, Kate Fahey, and Jasmine Forsberg
The satirical one-act examines what happens when a country is held hostage by a tyrant’s rule.

Music and lyrics by Benjamin Velez, book by Aryanna Garber
Directed by Sarna Lapine, music directed by David Gardos, produced by Joshua Goodman
Featuring Micaela Diamond and Bryonha Marie Parham
Borderline follows a girl living with Borderline Personality Disorder and struggling for normalcy amidst a revolving door of therapists, medications, and dysfunctional relationships.

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