Wait Wait Composer and Lyricist, Alan Schmuckler, Wins Prestigious Kleban Award

 Ricky Falbo, left, and Autumn Ness in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical.” Alan Schmuckler, a winner of the Kleban Prize, co-wrote its music and lyrics.  Photo by:  Dan Norman

Ricky Falbo, left, and Autumn Ness in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical.” Alan Schmuckler, a winner of the Kleban Prize, co-wrote its music and lyrics.  Photo by:  Dan Norman

NY Times: 3 Promising Musical Theater Writers Receive $100,000 Prizes

"In his will, Edward Kleban, the Tony Award-winning lyricist of A Chorus Line, made provisions to..."

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Casting News for Dave Holstein's Showtime Series, Kidding

 CREDIT: REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

CREDIT: REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

MAC featured in American Theatre Magazine: On the Road Again by Allison Considine

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"New theatre works that call for big casts and big creative teams usually require big budgets. One way to defray these costs, both for creators and the theatres presenting, is the touring route. That’s where Mainspring Arts Cooperative (MAC) comes in, bringing together troupes with high aspirations and limited resources and regional theatres who would otherwise not be able to afford to produce these new plays and musicals in their own season lineups..."

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Playbill.com: Annie Golden and Morgan Weed Will Star in Reading of New Musical Wait Wait Don't Kill Me

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Annie Golden

"An industry reading of Wait Wait Don't Kill Me, based on the Webby Award–winning musical podcast featured on Wondery's Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape, will be presented November 10 at 3 PM at Ripley-Grier Studios in New York.

The cast will be led by Morgan Weed (American Psycho) as Sarah Koenig, Annie Golden (Violet) as Ira Glass, Greg Hildreth (Frozen) as Charlie, and Nehal Joshi (School of Rock) as Adnan..."

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TimeOut NY gives 4 stars for Uncommon Sense

 Pictured: Andrew Duff and Oberon K.A. Adjepong Photo by: Joan Marcus © 2017

Pictured: Andrew Duff and Oberon K.A. Adjepong
Photo by: Joan Marcus © 2017

"Neurodiversity takes the stage in Uncommon Sense, Tectonic Theater Project’s moving and at times surprisingly funny play about autism...A compassionate and nuanced work that eschews stereotypes, maudlin arcs and pat resolutions, Uncommon Sense invites us to experience a diverse and vibrant spectrum instead." - Alana Murphy

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TDFStages: What's it like being on the Autism Spectrum?

 Pictured: Michi Barall, Andrew Duff, Brian Hastert Photo by: Joan Marcus © 2017

Pictured: Michi Barall, Andrew Duff, Brian Hastert
Photo by: Joan Marcus © 2017

"Of the many breakups, breakdowns, and breakthroughs featured in Uncommon SenseTectonic Theater Project's new play about people on the autism spectrum, cast member Andrew Duff's favorite scene involves "Noodle Night." Dan, who's on the spectrum, invites Sarah, who has no official diagnosis, to dinner, but when he has trouble using his fork, she tosses hers away and they both dig in with their hands, feeding each other, getting wildly playful, and ending up in a kiss. 'It's a moment of connecting and understanding without a need for words,' says Duff. 'They accept each other for the way they are.'"  - Jonathan Mandell

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Theatremania Offers a First Look

 Pictured: Jessica Almasy Photo by: Joan Marcus © 2017

Pictured: Jessica Almasy
Photo by: Joan Marcus © 2017

"The Sheen Center's New York premiere of Tectonic Theater Project's production of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum, has released its first set of production photos. Written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Paris, Uncommon Sense will run for through November 26 at the Sheen Center's Loreto Theatre."

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Broadway World Announces Companion Programming

 Photo by: Darcy Dempster © 2017, GBPAC

Photo by: Darcy Dempster © 2017, GBPAC

"Tectonic Theater Project and The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture have announced an array of programs to accompany the New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris, produced by Tectonic Theater Project under the artistic direction of Moisés Kaufman.

Programs include previously announced relaxed performances, an ASL performance in collaboration with HandsOn.org, a gallery exhibit, presented by Pure Vision Arts, and an array of panels and discussions related to autism, theater and disability activism..."

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Anne of Green Gables in the Finger Lakes 2018 Season

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After a sold-out run at The PiTCH this summer, Anne of Green Gables, A New Musical will return to the Finger Lakes for a full run in the Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival 2018 Summer Season.  

The run will start on July 5th until July 25th.

"Anne Shirley is an imaginative, fiercely independent, stubborn, loving, dramatic, orphan girl – who’s constantly getting herself into unintended (and sometimes hilarious!) trouble.  Her story unfolds when she is mistakenly sent to live with siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert on their family farm, Green Gables, and her journey continues as she finds her way within a community that teaches her lessons about family, friendship, self-discovery and what it means to truly belong. Loved by generations and perfect for all ages, this world-renowned novel by Lucy M. Montgomery will be rediscovered in this modern, bold production with contemporary choreography, ensemble story-telling and a score that blends folk-rock, pop, gospel, and musical theatre." 

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