Michelle Tattenbaum
Welcome to michelletattenbaum.com, a website which will allow you to keep track of my current and upcoming directing work as well as take a look at what I've done in the past.

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Upcoming Projects:
Mother Jones and the Children's Crusade book, music, and lyrics by Cheryl Kemeny
I will be directing this new musical about the labor activist Mother Jones this summer at the New York Musical Theatre Festival July 17-24.

Performance Dates and Times:
Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Monday, July 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Recent Projects:
Nobody Loves You music by Gaby Alter, lyrics by Gaby Alter and Itamar Moses, book by Itamar Moses

Performed summer 2013 at Second Stage in New York.

A romantic comedy about the search for meaningful relationships in a culture dominated by the quest for popularity. When Jeff, a philosophy grad student, goes on a reality TV dating show to win back his ex, he instead finds a girl who might be the love of his life. But will she fall for him once he is seduced by the adulation of his fans?

Nobody Loves You appeared in the NAMT festival of New Musicals (October 2012). The show had its world premiere as part of the Old Globe's 2011-2012 season. Nobody Loves You was developed at Goodspeed Musicals (January 2011) and the Cape Cod Theatre Project (July 2008).

The Old Globe production was nominated for four Craig Noel Awards, including Best New Musical and Best Director.
It was the Best New Musical of 2012, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Click here for reviews of the Second Stage and Old Globe productions of Nobody Loves You.

Babyprov a web comedy I directed and co-created with Emma Tattenbaum-Fine about an improvisational acting class for babies.
The four episodes are posted at Babyprov.com. Please watch and share with your friends!

The script of Love/Stories (Or, But You Will Get Used To It), which I directed at the Flea, has been published, and you can buy a copy on Amazon. There's a great photo on the cover from our production.

Current Projects:
Only Anne music by Will Buck, book and lyrics by John Dietrich
In this musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion set in 1920 Britain at the dawn of the Jazz Age, Anne Elliot is forced to confront sacrifices she once made for her family when she finds herself face to face with the love she was persuaded to give up. Meanwhile, finding themselves caught in the upheaval of a changing world, and threatened by post-War financial ruin, all the members of the Elliot family scramble to maintain their aristocratic existence, while being torn between the traditional past they cling to and the new demands of a rapidly shifting modern society.

I directed a reading of this new musical in January. Check back here for more news about the further development of the show.

Direct Contact: michelle@michelletattenbaum.com
Representation: Bruce Ostler, Bret Adams Ltd. (212) 765-5630
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