In The Works

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

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

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/works1216

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: A.J. Freeman & Dimitri Landrain, Lauren Gundrum & Brandon Lambert, and Patrick Thompson and Cal Silberstein. Hosted by: Thomas Honeck.

A. J. Freeman is a writer, director, and performer originally from Los Angeles, now based in New York. She has worked for over 12 years in educational theatre, directing dozens of full scale productions, and running her own literacy-based musical theatre program for low income students. Though this nonprofit, The Troupe, thousands of children in schools across Los Angeles received free reading books. The Troupe’s free musical theatre workshops and assemblies inspired students from all backgrounds to use their gifts and talents through visual and performing arts. She is also a cabaret performer, championing brilliant but forgotten music of the 1920s and 30s, and is a lyricist in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and at The 92Y.

Dimitri Landrain is an NYC-based composer and pianist from Paris, France. His work has been featured in Tony Award winner William Finn’s “Songs By Ridiculously Talented Composers” series and on French Top 50 artist Liane Foley’s platinum album “Entre Nous.” Dimitri holds a BM from Berklee College of Music, an MM in Jazz Performance from The University of Cincinnati, and an MFA from the NYU/Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. He works extensively as a pianist and has released a solo piano album titled “September, NYC” which is available on Spotify, iTunes, etc. Dimitri is currently attending the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

Lauren Gundrum is a NYC-based lyricist, librettist and producer. Her debut musical PharmaBro ran Off-Broadway in summer 2017 and was nominated for an OBA Award for Best New Musical of the season. PharmaBro had a sold-out developmental run at The Workshop Theatre during the 2016 Midtown International Theater Festival, and has been featured in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The NY Post and The NY Times. Lauren is a member of the Tony-nominated BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, the Dramatist Guild, and she has held residencies with Players Theatre and the Apples and Oranges Accelerator. http://www.laurengundrum.com

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.

Patrick Thompson and Cal Silberstein are a writing team based in NYC. They met at the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program where they wrote their first musical, A POSTCARD FROM CONEY ISLAND. Thompson is originally from Milwaukee, WI where he worked as a music director and resident artist for the KidsWrites program with Skylight Music Theatre. His musical, PASSING BY, premiered in the 2015 Chicago and New York Musical Theatre Festivals and his most recent show NOBODY KNOWS premiered at First Stage Children’s Theatre this past summer. Silberstein hails from Perth, Australia where he is a founding partner of the independent theatre company, Ludicrous Displays. His other musicals, VIVA LA RESTORATION, HOW WE RUINED MACARTHUR’S MARKERS, FAIRYBREAD and STRAWMAN have had productions across Australia. His short opera, PRESIDENT JOAN (OR THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF SANDWICHES) recently premiered as part of “The Dinner Party Operas” at the Brooklyn Museum. They are continuing to workshop A POSTCARD FROM CONEY ISLAND and are writing a series of stand-alone cabaret songs.

Tickets available at: www.purplepass.com/works1216

$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, 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.