New York Musical Festival

Lisa and Leonardo

Music by Donya Lane; Lyrics by Ed McNamee; Book by Ed McNamee, Donya Lane & Michael Unger

July 2016

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Photos by Matt Monath, Set Design by Reid Thompson, Lighting Design by Isabella Byrd, Costume Design by Michael Bevins.

Mother Jones and the Children's Crusade

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Cheryl Kemeny

Produced by Simpson Longthorne Theatricals at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
July 2014

Best Actress, Lynne Wintersteller
Best Director, Honorable Mention

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Photos by Shira Friedman, Set Design by Scott Tedmon-Jones, Costume Design by Stephanie Levin, Lighting Design by Isabella Byrd.

"Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum and featuring stunning scenic design by Scott Tedmon-Jones, Mother Jones and the Children’s Crusade might be the one show at the festival that demands an instant Broadway transfer. Its ideas are too grand and beautiful, for them not to be seen by as many audience members as possible, its performances (from the smallest supporting parts - Robin de Jesus proves why he’s the go-to scene-stealer - to Wintersteller’s star turn) both universal and specific.", July 25th, 2014

"They are a strong and, yet, still graceful ensemble, and they handle the politics in the musical with a light hand. There are some winning moments, particularly as they organize before setting out to meet with President Teddy Roosevelt. The fine performances are directed by Michelle Tattenbaum...The music from the show explodes in march songs and bold ensemble numbers..."
Theater Pizzazz, July 24th, 2014

"...thoroughly polished...a dream given form...incisive —and exhilarating..."
Talkin' Broadway, July 24th, 2014

"The production overall, directed by Michelle Tattenbaum, treads lightly on its somber subject matter...Lynne Wintersteller lends a powerful presence and strong voice to her title character...", July 22nd, 2014

Here is a promo video from our NYMF production:

Here's the demo recording on SoundCloud: