In The Works

3rd Smash Season! Every 3rd Sunday of Month at 9:30pm

This Month is Sunday, November 18th at 9:30pm

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/works1118

Creating Community through Composition

Join us for new songs from these Composers and get yourself a $5 ticket with the code: DCT

In The Works

Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present “In The Works.” This exciting new series was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment. It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers.

In The Works is presented on the 3rd Sunday of each month and features three composers or composer teams, each presenting about 20 minutes of new material. This month features the works of composers: Julia Barry, Billy Recce and Michael Finke & Alex Rubin. Hosted by: Thomas Honeck.

JULIA BARRY creates music for concert, theater, dance, film, and multi-media projects. She is currently in residence at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Advanced Workshop, and is active in the NY arts scene, performing with groups from indie bands to classical choirs. Barry has been selected for numerous residencies and programs including the New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio, Art-a-Hack, Chalk Hill, Drop Forge & Tool, and VCCA. She enjoys partnering on new projects with groups such as the New York City Master Chorale and KC VITAs, and is especially interested in collaborative and socially impactful work. Her studio, Julia Barry Productions, provides music and digital services for artists, caretakers, and progressives. More information is at http://juliabarry.com and http://juliabarryproductions.com.

BILLY RECCE is a writer, composer and performer living in New York City. His show “Balloon Boy: The Musical” has been presented and extensively covered across the country. At 17, he was the youngest writer to ever get selected for the prestigious New York Musical Theatre Festival, a production that was featured on Timeout’s “11 Shows You Should Catch at NYMF” and Playbill’s “Top Ten Shows Not To Miss At NYMF”. In October 2017, Green Room 42 launched their New Writers Series with a concert version of the show. His two other musicals, “Wally Weasel’s G.O.P Jamboree!” and “The Charlatans” (Book, Music and Lyrics for both) have received developmental productions at Fordham University. As a singer-songwriter, his “Snowflake” songbook concert series has been presented at 54 Below, The York Theatre Company and The Metropolitan Room, beginning in 2016, and featuring guest performers including Natalie Weiss, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, and Sam Underwood. He is currently the Head Writer and Composer of BroadwayWorld’s award winning, musical web-series “Rachel Unraveled”, as well as a staff writer for “The Birds and The BS with Jordan Roth”. His songs have also been heard at other various venues across Manhattan, including The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama’s, The Motor Company and Tune In Time.

In 2017, Recce was the recipient of the York Theatre Company’s NEO Award. In 2018, his song “Go Into Finance” received the MAC Award for Best Comedy/Novelty song. As a playwright, he is the winner of the 2014 VSA Playwright Discovery Award for HAPPY, and his other plays have been performed at the Kennedy Center, the Cherry Lane Theatre and the 2014 NYSTEA conference. In addition, his other works extensively cover social justice, have been recognized by the United Nations, and were performed at various venues and social justice events across New York. Billy is currently a rising senior in the prestigious playwriting program at Fordham University, Lincoln Center. He is represented by The Paradigm Agency and is a proud member of ASCAP. Currently, he is working on a musical about the life of Rudolph Valentino and his debut album.

MICHAEL FINKE & ALEX RUBIN are a new writing duo working on their first full project together. The two first collaborated on the song “Courageous” for the concert series Muse Match.

Michael is a New York based musical theatre writer. He’s had songs, concerts, and full productions of his work performed at Lincoln Center, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Joe’s Pub, the Christmas Day telecast on ABC, The Laurie Beechman Theater, NYU, the Bowery Poetry Club, Off Broadway at St. Luke’s, NYMF, L.A.’s Rockwell: Table & Stage, and many more. He is a member of ASCAP, the Dramatist Guild, and is a winner of the 2015 New Voices Project with Disney Imagineering and New Musicals Inc. He has been a musical director for the Lovewell Institute since 2007, having music directed Lovewell workshops in Ohio, New York, Florida, Kansas, Nevada, Sweden, and Italy. www.michaelfinkemusic.com

Alex‘s plays and musicals have been featured at The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 54 Below, The Samuel French OOB Festival, William Street Rep, New York Theater Barn, the Drama League’s DirectorFest, American Stage, and more. She is the recipient of the Francis Ford Coppola Award, a SPACE on Ryder resident, National Winter Playwrights Retreat resident, 2015 Davenport Songwriting Competition finalist, O’Neill Summer Conference semi-finalist, Jane Chambers Award finalist, the 2013/14 Big Vision Empty Wallet Playwriting Fellow, member of The Creators Program, and the winner of The 85th Annual Writers Digest Award in Playwriting. www.AlexRubinWrites.com

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/works1118 Don’t miss out.

$10 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*
$15 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*

*Drinks Must be purchased In the Cabaret Theatre to count towards the Minimum.

In The Works

3rd Smash Season! Every 3rd Sunday of Month at 9:30pm

This Month is Sunday, October 21st at 9:30pm

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/works1021

Creating Community through Composition

Join us for new songs from these Composers and get yourself a $5 ticket with the code: DCT

In The Works

Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present “In The Works.” This exciting new series was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment. It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers.

In The Works will be presented monthly and feature four composers or composer teams, each presenting about 20 minutes of new material. This month features the works of composers: Lisa Chamberlain, Robert Grashaw, Lauren Grundrum & Brandon Lambert, and Jack & Benny Lipson. Hosted by: Thomas Honeck.

Lisa Chamberlain is a multi talented artist, singer songwriter. With a unique background of classical piano and love for pop and r&b music she connects with a large audience. Her music is honest and pure. Her goal is to encourage listeners that they are not alone and bring them hope.

Robert Grashaw is a musical theater writer.

Lauren Gundrum is a NYC-based lyricist/librettist, producer, and violinist. Lauren’s debut musical PharmaBro ran Off-Broadway in summer 2017 and was nominated for an Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical of the 2017-2018 season. PharmaBro had a sold-out developmental run at The Workshop Theatre during the 2016 Midtown International Theatre Festival, and has been featured in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The NY Post and The NY Times.

Lauren was nominated for the MITF Outstanding Playwright Award, is a member of the Dramatist Guild, and a participant in the Advanced Class of the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. She has held residencies with Players Theatre and the Apples & Oranges Theatre Accelerator.

Lauren is a graduate of Duke University where she minored in music, focusing on violin performance. She began studying musical theatre writing through the Einhorn School of Performing Arts at Primary Stages.

Brandon Lambert is a New York-based songwriter and actor. In 2017 Brandon and Gary S. Jaffe’s musical At First Sight was commissioned and produced by the Mountain Playhouse, and over the past few years Brandon has had five TYA shows commissioned and produced by Gretna Theatre. As an actor, he starred as Marcus on the national tour and then the Canadian premiere of Murder for Two, and has worked regionally at the Pittsburgh CLO, the Pittsburgh Public, and Flat Rock Playhouse. He is a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop (Advanced, Harrington Award), the Dramatists Guild, and Actors’ Equity.

Jack and Benny Lipson are Los Angeles-native twin composers, vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Jack and Benny Lipson united to birth the award-winning project jackbenny, which injects musical theater storytelling into the gamut of artistic styles. They shared their debut show in 2016 with musician-comedian Reggie Watts, and have since played their “sensational, clever and astute” originals in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Sheridan, Wyoming, where they presented their “musicalette,” Miranda, Please! through the Wyoming Theater Festival, and even in Falam, Myanmar. As the house band for Anita Procedure’s bimonthly Queer Cabaret, jackbenny has collaborated with artists including Darren Criss, Michael Arden, and Jai Rodriguez, and they play regularly with undie-rockers The Skivvies throughout the West Coast. jackbenny performs once a month in residency at the Lyric Hyperion Theater in Los Angeles and are developing Brainstorm, a 3-character song cycle of their music.

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/works1021 Don’t miss out.

$10 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*
$15 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*

*Drinks Must be purchased In the Cabaret Theatre to count towards the Minimum.

Molly Pope: Live at Carnegie Hall at The Duplex

Saturday, September 22nd at 9:30pm

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/pope0922

Molly Pope: Live at Carnegie Hall at The Duplex

After a decade playing every room in town, every time slot, every genre and every drink minimum, downtown darling Molly Pope sums it all up with a concert of epic proportions. Drawing from a bottomless well of songs and material, she hand picks her favorites for a self-proclaimed retrospective of life sung on tiny stages in New York nightclubs. From her first show “The Diva-lution of Molly Pope” to her forthcoming debut album “An Audience with Molly Pope” (and every eponymous title in between) Ms. Pope has imbued songs with a signature cocktail of neo-retro wit, visceral vibrato, and great empathy for the general human condition. Expect multiple sing-a-longs and at least one costume change. Joining her on stage is longtime collaborator and musical genius, Mr. Brian J. Nash. Always at her best in the intimacy of the Duplex and with Mr. Nash at the piano, “Molly Pope: Live at Carnegie Hall at The Duplex” will be a celebration ten years in the making of that niche-est of allNew York niches: cabaret.

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/pope0922 Don’t miss out.

$15 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*
$20 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*

*Drinks Must be purchased In the Cabaret Theatre to count towards the Minimum.

In The Works

3rd Smash Season! Every 3rd Sunday of Month at 9:30pm

This Month is Sunday, Sept 16th at 9:30pm

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/works0916

Creating Community through Composition

Join us for new songs from these Composers and get yourself a $5 ticket with the code: DCT

In The Works

Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present “In The Works.” This exciting new series was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment. It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers.

In The Works will be presented monthly and feature three composers or composer teams, each presenting about 20 minutes of new material. This month features the works of composers: Selda Sahin & Derek Gregor, Theresa Sareo & Michael Holland, and Mark Sonnenblick. Hosted by: Thomas Honeck.

SELDA SAHIN & DEREK GREGOR are the songwriters of the short musical film Grind starring Anthony Rapp (Dazed and Confused, Rent) and Claire Coffee (NBC’s Grimm). Grind screened at 29 festivals around the world (best film at NYC Downtown Short Film Festival, SENE Music and Film Festival, Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, FilmOut San Diego and others) . Album available on iTunes and Amazon. Selda and Derek co-wrote Eric Michael Krop’s (Broadway: Godspell) debut pop album “Greater Things” (also available on iTunes) and are currently co-writing Lilli Cooper’s (Broadway: Spring Awakening, Wicked) debut EP. They’ve been recognized as “Ones to Watch” by the Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI) and their song “The Storm” was a finalist in the Great American Song Contest. Derek is a recipient of a Richard Rogers Award, a MAC award and a John Wallowitch award. Selda was selected for the ASCAP Songwriters Collective and the ASCAP Country Music Workshop in Nashville, and was a member of the Advanced Class at the BMI Workshop. She received an Emmy for her work on Passion at Lincoln Center. Her musical All Fall Down was directed by Emmy Award winning and Tony nominated director, Lonny Price. For more information, visit www.seldaandderek.com.

THERESA SAREO is a singer/songwriter/trauma survivor, has a powerful story to tell; one that affirms the saving power of following your dreams. After surviving a horrible accident on a Manhattan street corner that claimed the loss of her entire right leg, Theresa’s courageous dedication to her recovery has inspired the amazing journey of her life and career. She has since become an in-demand motivational performer for audiences throughout the educational, medical, corporate, entertainment, political and military communities. Her music is often deeply personal and emotionally reflective.

Theresa was awarded the Friends of the United Nations’ “2012 Human Rights Award for Courage and Leadership for Empowering and Enabling the Disabled” in New York. She’s spoken and performed around the world for audiences including University students, medical communities and wounded military service members. She proudly made history in becoming the first civilian performer to sing the National Anthem at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C., and also the first to perform at the U.S. Army’s Warrior Transition Units European Command, through their Department of Ministries.

MICHAEL HOLLAND is a composer/lyricist/orchestrator/music director/guitarist/ keyboardist/singer – basically, when the phone rings, he says yes. As composer/lyricist, shows include Horizon Line (NEXT Festival 2014; in development with Theatre Latté Da, Minneapolis), You’re Gonna Hate This (54 Below, 2017, Joe’s Pub 2013; in development), Hurricane (New York Musical Theatre Festival 2009), and a few he doesn’t want to talk about yet. He was the orchestrator/vocal arranger for the 2011 Broadway revival of Godspell, as well as one of the producers of the cast recording. Recent orchestration credits include Emma! A Pop musical for Stageworks (2015), Disco Party and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever for Playscripts (both 2016). He has composed incidental music for The Alley Theatre, Bay Street Theater, Bucks County Playhouse, The Old Globe, Playwrights Horizons, Dallas Theatre Center, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Juilliard, and NYU Tisch. From 2001-2013, he was a performer/musical director/arranger of the multi-award winning NYC favorite Gashole! – an irreverent, pop music mashup cabaret. Recordings include four solo CDs of original music, as well as the world premiere of “Another Day in the Modern World” on The Maury Yeston Songbook (ps classics). Upcoming: Clue On Stage (original score, Cape Playhouse, August 2018; U.S. Tour, 2019); The Great Gatsby (incidental music, Bay Street Theater); You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (music direction/new orchestrations, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, spring 2019). Woefully neglected website: michaelholland.com.

MARK SONNENBLICK is a composer, lyricist, and scriptwriter, although not always at the same time. Collaborations include Midnight at The Never Get (York Theatre Company October 2018, Bistro Award winner, MAC Award nominee “Show of the Year”), Independents (“Best Production” FringeNYC, “Critics’ Pick” New York Times), Dragons Love Tacos (TheatreworksUSA), Twenty Minutes Or Less (Washington National Opera), Ship Show (Yale Institute for Music Theatre), Stompcat in Lawndale (Ars Nova Ant Fest), and Bunkerville (Yale DRAMAT, BSU Discovery Festival winner). He has won a Jonathan Larson Grant and developed work at residencies and theaters across the country.

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/works0916 Don’t miss out.

$10 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*
$15 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*

*Drinks Must be purchased In the Cabaret Theatre to count towards the Minimum.