We're excited to announce that our new 10-minute dance musical, FLAT EARTH SOCIETY, will appear in Prospect Theater Company's latest Musical Theater Lab presentation, MOVE MEANT. The musical will be directed by Dev Bondarin with musical direction by Abel Garriga, and it will feature dazzling original choreography by Tony Williams II. The cast includes Maya Addie, Logan Anthony, Sara Brophy, Michelle Liu Coughlin, Raheem Wallace, and Jeff Williams. There are performances on Monday, February 17th at 7pm and Tuesday, February 18th at 7pm at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater at 405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue. See the Prospect Theater Company website for tickets.
We are honored to kick off this year's New York Innovative Theatre Awards presentation with our latest song, "Make Something New." Now in its 15th year, the New York Innovative Theatre Awards honors Off-Off Broadway productions and recognizes the individual artists who write, direct, design, stage-manage and star in those productions. Our song celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of these artists, and will be performed by Lizette Cruz, Ilana Gabrielle, Jay Paranada, and Tony Perry with musical direction by Minhui Lee. The awards ceremony will be directed by Dev Bondarin and Cotton Wright.
Tickets for the September 16th awards presentation are available here. Congratulations to all of the nominees!
Our latest song, "Strange American," will be included in Astoria Stories: Songs and Stories of Immigration at Astoria Performing Arts Center on June 28th and 29th. This "docu-cabaret" will also include new work by Michael Cooper, EllaRose Chary & Brandon James Gwinn, Seth Christenfeld & James Ballard, Cheryl L. Davis, Tia DeShazor & John Sloan III, Mrinalini Kamath, Naomi Matlow, Teresa Lotz & Tidtaya Sinutoke, Katya Stanislavskaya, Kathleen Warnock, and Marcus Yi & Minhui Lee. The evening will feature songs and scenes based on newspaper articles, original stories, and verbatim interviews with immigrants and first and second generation Americans living in Western Queens.
Directors: Dev Bondarin and Jesse Marchese
Music Director: James Higgins
Research & Interview Team: Eva Casey, Lisa Huberman, Kasha Pazdar, and Shayla Thomas
Time: Friday June 28th and Saturday June 29th at 8pm
Place: Broom Tree Theatre, Astoria First Presbyterian Church (23-35 Broadway between 23rd Street and Crescent Street)
Tickets are FREE! Click here to make a reservation.
We're pleased to announce that our one-woman, ten-minute musical, Buying Time, will be presented as part of the National Asian Artists Project's Discover: New Musicals evening. Founded by Baayork Lee, Steven Eng, and Nina Zoie Lam, the National Asian Artists Project provides performance and educational opportunities to artists of Asian descent, and we're excited to get to work with them on this project. We hope you'll join us on Monday, December 12th!
by John Herin (Book & Lyrics) & Frederick Alden Terry (Music)
Featuring Kai An Chee
Director: Raul Aranas
Musical Director: Jose Simbulan
Stage Manager: Amy Smith Goodman
Monday, December 12
at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street, NYC, between 8th and 9th)
$18 Suggested Donation
email: Discover@NAAProject.org to reserve tickets
Other featured works:
Enjoy the Ride
by Jason Purdy (Book & Lyrics) & Yan Li (Music)
When You've Got a Gift
by Kathleen Wrinn (Book & Lyrics) & Minhui Lee (Music)
You Gave Me a Sheep
by Lauren Taslitz (Book & Lyrics) & Emily Chiu (Music & Lyrics)
Our latest song, "Heroes of Angola," will be performed at The Times Center on Friday night as part of Prospect Theater Company's Teen Musical Revue. The evening features original songs based on recent news articles in the New York Times. Our song was inspired by a recent article about an operation in Angola that employs trained Gambian pouched rats to sniff out buried land mines. Articles about squirrels, retiring ballet dancers, and robot dogs inspired some of the other songs in the show. It promises to be a fun evening featuring many talented young performers premiering original work. Come see the future of Broadway!
Tickets are available through the Prospect Theater Company website.
We are happy to announce that our opera, Ethan Frome, will be given a concert reading at the National Opera Center on May 20th, 2015 at 7:30pm.
An Opera in 2 Acts
Based on the novel by Edith Wharton
Music by Frederick Alden Terry
Libretto by John Herin
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 7:30pm
The National Opera Center, Rehearsal Hall
330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, New York
Ethan Frome: Keith Phares, baritone
Zeena Frome: Blythe Gaissert, mezzo soprano
Mattie Silver: Jennifer Aylmer, soprano
Denis Eady: Ryan Casperson, tenor
Andrew Hale: Scott Russell, bass
Mrs. Homan: Monica Soto-Gil, mezzo soprano
Ruth Varnum: Jeanne Gérard, soprano
Conductor: Ted Taylor
Pianist: Scott Rednour
Director: Pat Diamond
Presented by OperaHon Productions
Admission is free, but seating is limited. The performance will be followed by a brief reception. Please RSVP by clicking the link below.
Here's the promo video for AVAC with some background on the show and some shots of our awesome cast. AVAC Memories is being presented by Theatre Now New York as part of the SOUND BITES festival.
Alden recently composed the score for the world premiere production of In The Bones, a new play by Cody Daigle, at Astoria Performing Arts Center. This powerful new play, directed by frequent HerinTerry collaborator, Dev Bondarin, is opening this Friday night and running through November 22nd. Visit the APAC website for more details and to purchase tickets.
About the play:
When a soldier home from serving in Afghanistan ends his life, grief settles over his family and the partner he leaves behind. In a series of scenes moving ahead a year at a time, loss transforms a family and sorrow finds a home in the bones of those left behind.
Alden's latest project, Ephemera, is having a workshop production on October 8th at Iguana. From the press release:
Ephemera: Part immersive theater, part dance, part concert, all new
Visit the Facebook page for more details or click below for ticket information.