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.