21 Songwriters Pen New Songs for Prospect Theater Company's Notes From Now | Playbill

Off-Broadway News 21 Songwriters Pen New Songs for Prospect Theater Company's Notes From Now

Billy Bustamante directs and choreographs the musical anthology at 59E59 Theaters.

Ethan D. Pakchar and Douglas Lyons
Ethan D. Pakchar and Douglas Lyons Christoper Boudewyns

The new musical anthology Notes From Now, bringing together songwriters from Broadway and beyond, will begin previews March 2 at 59E59 Theaters with an official opening March 10.

Directed and choreographed by Billy Bustamante, the limited engagement will continue Off-Broadway through March 20.

Contributing newly commissioned original songs are Jay Adana, Troy Anthony, Masi Asare, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Georgie Castilla and Jaime Lozano, Gretchen Cryer, Tia DeShazor and Derrick Byars, Alexandra Elle and Stephen Schwartz, Adam Gwon, Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar, Peter Mills, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan Scott Oliver, Angela Sclafani, Paulo K Tiról, and Amanda Yesnowitz and Deborah Abramson. Casting will be announced at a later date.

Sean Peter Forte serves as music director for the production, which offers a musical reflection of our contemporary world. Macy Schmidt is the orchestrator.

“In these continued challenging times for the theatre community, Prospect is excited and grateful to return to 59E59 Theaters with a new, collectively-written show,” said Notes From Now curator and creative producer Cara Reichel. “Connecting so many powerful, artistic voices with audiences—and engaging around the times we are living through—feels especially meaningful.”

 Visit 59e59.org.

 
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