The new original musical Senior Classwill receive an AEA 29-hour industry reading beginning this week. Senior Class has a book, melodies, and lyrics written by Melvin Tunstall , III and music & arrangements by Greg Dean Borowsky and was conceived by Kevin Duda . The reading is directed by Amy Anders Corcoran .
When two Broadway-obsessed NYC high school seniors search for a perfect Eliza Doolittle for their new music update of Pygmalion simply by George Bernard Shaw , theatrical elitism plus privilege get flipped on their heads in the form associated with a Harlem-born and bred subway dancer named Alizé, who has the few lessons of her own to teach.
The cast features Daniel Yearwood as George Bernard Washington, III, Ben Jackson Master as Colin Crosby, Morgan Dudley because Alizé Dorsey, Rema Webb as Marva Washington, Kyle Mangold since Brick Johnson, Kathlynn Rodin as Meredith, Madison Mcbride as Tyquasia, Samantha Williams as Tiny, Darius Wright as Dre’Marcus, Ernest Allen as Jamal, Emma Lord as Steph, Adam Monley as Coach Johnson/Marshall and Liz Pearce as Grace. The ensemble includes Anu Mysore, Aaron Kaburick , Bernard Dotson , Sara Sheperd , and Kevin McAllister .
The creative team also includes music direction by Wendy Bobbit Cavett , assistant songs direction simply by John Yun, music copying by Nick Wilders , and casting by C12 Casting( Stephen Kopel and Carrie Gardner ). Andrea Cibelliwill serve as stage manager.
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(Book, Melodies plus Lyrics) is an Off Broadway Alliance Award-winning playwright with regard to penning the particular book of the TYA phenomenon Polkadots: the Cool Kids Musical. Seen in over 50 productions worldwide, the show also took home theNaledi Award, South Africa’s equivalent to the Tony Award. Melvin began his writing career while still a student at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music as a founding member associated with the AMP Theatre Company. A proud participant in the Yale Institute regarding Musical Theater, Melvin required a small break from writing to make their Broadway debut in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical after originating the particular role of “Ja’Keith” in the Toronto Organization of the Broadway smash Rock associated with Ages. The particular acting bug now quenched, Melvin returned to writing with commissioned adaptations of the Broadway musicals Wonderland and The Wiz. His original musical BLOOM! was a finalist in the particular renowned NAMT Festival in New York City and Pete(HER)Pan, his contemporary take on the JM Barrie classic has been one associated with the first virtual productions to be produced during the pandemic. Melvin resides in New York City and is represented by William Morris Endeavor.
(Music & Arrangements) is a Grammy nominated songwriter and music producer through South Africa, signed to Sony ATV. He is the particular creative producer and writer behind some of South Africa’s biggest SAMA (SA Music Awards) winning artists. Greg’s debut album, a part of Universal Music SA, was nominated for a MetroFM Best RnB Award, plus his single (Chocolate Vanilla) was selected for a Best RnB Channel O Africa Award. In 2014 Greg was commissioned by the Southerly African government to co-write and produce the country’s official 20 Years of Freedom song, featuring 20 of South Africa’s music legends from across various genres. Shortly thereafter Greg moved to New York to develop Mandela – The particular Musical which will be premiering at The Young Vic Theatre in London 2022. Greg’s last maker album (The Greg Leader Project) reached #1 upon the U. K Soul Chart and remained on the USA Billboard RnB Chart for 6 weeks within 2016. He made their debut as a musical theatre composer withPolkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, which has had over 50 separate licensed shows staged around the USA, and has been produced Off-Broadway by The Atlantic Theater Company , winning an Off-Broadway Alliance Award intended for Best New Musical inside 2017, as well as a Naledi Honor in South Africa (Best Production for Younger Audiences, 2018). TV/Film song writing plus producing credits include A+E Networks Lifetime’s The Christmas Edition; Merry Liddle Xmas Wedding; Sugar & Spice; History Channel’s Black Patriots Documentary; and Married At First Sight 2021 Theme Song.
(Producer). Kevin Duda Productions develops plus produces innovative properties to get TV, Film, Theater, Cruise Line & Events. As a good Executive & Creative Producer for Hallmark Channel, Kevin is displayed by In The Key of Love, Two Turtle Doves(Winner from the 2019 Christopher Award pertaining to Excellence in TV 2019) and A New Year’s Resolution. Alongside Grammy-Award Winning & Tony-Nominated Composer Jason Howland , Kevin created A Killer Party, Broadway’s first digital musical. With producing partner Christopher Allen , he has produced guest-favorite shows onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, Regent Cruise Lines. Kevin has created entertainment meant for Citibank, KFC, The Wildlife Conservation Society, Bank associated with America, Playbill, March For Our Lives, Broadway Cares and The particular Entertainment Community Fund (fka The Actors Fund). Inside his former career, Kevin is happy to have been the member of the Original Broadway Casts of The Book of Mormonand Beautiful-The Carole Ruler Musical, and made his Broadway first appearance in Les Liaisons Dangereusesfor Roundabout Theatre Company, starring Laura Linney , Sian Phillips & Ben Daniels . Upcoming in 2022-23: Movies designed for Hallmark Channel, projects on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in Regional, and onboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises & Norwegian Cruise Line; specialty themed experiences just for The Bronx Zoo & Marriott Marco Island, The Killer Party Live On Stage(developed w/ Shenandoah Conservatory) and Legerdemain, a sleight-of-hand bar experience which has appeared in Miami, Las Vegas & NYC.