Rachel Covey sings the work of Goldrich and Heisler in Annual “Women of Note” Concert

Rachel Covey sang alongside Jill Abramovitz, Katerina Papacostas, and others in the annual Women of Note concert which honors the music of female, queer, and trans writers and composers. Ariana DeBose, Jessica Vosk, and dozens of other performers represented the work of Amanda Green, Shaina Taub, Carmel Dean, and many more female composers and female-driven writing teams (including the glorious Zina Goldrich & Marcy Heisler). See the full lineup and read about this incredible series on Playbill.com and Broadwayworld.com!

Rachel Covey mentioned in Playbill’s “11 Women Creatives You Need to Know at NYMF This Year”

We’re thrilled and humbled that Rachel Covey (Book, Music & Lyrics) and Kyle Brown (Director) were listed alongside so many incredible women in Playbill’s 11 Women Creatives You Need to Know at NYMF This Year in light of Painting Faye Salvez‘s involvement with the 2017 New York Musical Festival. Read the article here:

11 Women Creatives You Need to Know at NYMF This Year (Playbill)

11 Women Creatives You Need to Know at NYMF This Year

Rachel Covey and Kyle Brown Interviewed by THE INTERVAL!

We’re thrilled to share our interview with The Interval discussing Painting Faye Salvezs participation in the New York Musical Festival! Read what Kyle Brown (Director) and Rachel Covey (Book, Music & Lyrics) have to say about the piece, inclusivity in American theatre, and the nature of audience engagement.

Rachel Covey and Kyle Brown photographed for The Interval (Photo by Jessica Nash)

 

Read the article here:

Women of NYMF 2017

Get a Glimpse into Rehearsals for PAINTING FAYE SALVEZ at the New York Musical Festival!

Rehearsals for Painting Faye Salvez at the New York Musical Festival are in full swing! Take a look at our incredible cast and creative team at work.

A video of Morgan Mastrangelo (Aidan) and Rozi Baker (Taylor) singing  “Don’t Call It A Mistake” in Rehearsal here!

Photos by Grace Hingston-Hurtato.

Sam Heldt (Jonathan) sings “Better Than Pictures”
Morgan Mastrangelo (Aidan) and Rozi Baker (Taylor) sing "Nothing That Cannot Be Fixed"
Morgan Mastrangelo (Aidan) and Rozi Baker (Taylor) sing “Nothing That Cannot Be Fixed”
Jennifer Mudge (Meredith), Sam Heldt (Jonathan), and Sean Martin Hingston (Blake) in Rehearsal at B.A.M
Sam Heldt (Jonathan) interviews Jennifer Mudge (Meredith) and Sean Martin Hingston (Blake) as two scenes weave together in one song.
The Painting Faye Salvez cast sings "You Should Know"
The full cast sings “You Should Know”
Rozi Baker (Taylor) sings "About Her" in Rehearsal
Fernanda Douglas (Music Director) and Rozi Baker (Taylor) rehearse “About Her”
Jennifer Mudge (Meredith) and Mimi Turque (Lynda) sing "Falling Apart"
Jennifer Mudge (Meredith) and Mimi Turque (Lynda) sing “Falling Apart”

Full Casting Confirmed for PAINTING FAYE SALVEZ at NYMF

Full casting and creative team has been confirmed for PAINTING FAYE SALVEZ at NYMF this summer! We are thrilled to be working with this brilliant team, and can’t wait to start rehearsals this July.

 

Cast of Painting Faye Salvez at NYMF 2017

CAST:

MIMI TURQUE

Mimi Turque

as Lynda

Mimi took to the stage as Louise in the 1961 tour of “Gypsy,” and has since performed on and off-Broadway in plays and musicals alike. Broadway credits include “Carousel,” “The Enchanted,” “Carnival!”, “Man of La Mancha” (in which she originated the role of Antonia), “Seeds in the Wind,” “Cry of the Peacock,” “Fiddler On The Roof,” “Threepenny Opera,” “Teibele and her Demon,” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” She has since added Writer and Lyricist to her many titles, and joined forces with Nancy Ford in writing “Blue Roses,” a musical adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” which premiered at Lyric Stage in 2014. 

SEAN MARTIN HINGSTON

Sean Martin Hingston

as Blake

Sean has performed around the world and back, from Broadway (“Promises Promises,” “Crazy For You,” “Curtains,” and more) to Sydney, Australia (“Cats”, “42nd Street,” and more), to Carnegie Hall (“Bernadette Peters at Carnegie Hall”) and Radio City (“The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Radio City”). He has done extensive regional work and has developed roles in new works such as “Contact” (dir. Susan Stroman), “Ever After” (Goldrich and Heisler, dir. Kathleen Marshall), “Little Dancer” at the Kennedy Center, and more. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on the “Promises, Promises” cast album, and an Ovation Award for his work in “Kiss Me Kate.” You can also catch him on “Law and Order,” “Sex and the City,” and in Julie Taymor’s “Across The Universe” as well as Susan Stroman’s “The Producers.”

JENNIFER MUDGE

Jennifer Mudge

as Meredith

Jennifer took the Broadway stage in 2014 as Gloria in “Rocky,” and has been seen in on and off-Broadway productions such as “The Philanthropist” (Broadway), “Reckless” (Manhattan Theatre Club), “The Stendhal Syndrome” (Primary Stages), “Dutchman” (Cherry Lane Theatre), “Fault Lines” (Cherry Lane Theatre), “Don’t Go Gentle” (MCC Productions), “Into The Woods” (Roundabout Theatre Company), “Of Good Stock” (Manhattan Theatre Club), and, most recently, “Reasons To Be Pretty,” which was a part of the “Reasons” trilogy by MCC Playwright-in-Residence Niel LaBute.

ROZI BAKER

Rozi Baker

as Taylor

Rozi made her Broadway debut in “Shrek: The Musical” as Young Fiona. She has since been seen in “Mary Poppins” (Broadway), “Bonnie and Clyde” (Broadway), and other exciting new works. She has helped develop the roles of Opal in “Because of Winn Dixie,” Winnie in “Tuck Everlasting,” and Dani in Kooman and Dimond’s “Dani Girl” at the Cherry Lane Theatre and NAMT.

IZZY HANSON-JOHNSTON

Izzy Hanson-Johnston

as Sage

Izzy is known for her work in the original Broadway cast of “Billy Elliot,” and has since performed in works at Signature Theatre, Carnegie Hall, The Met Opera, The New York Theatre Ballet, and Second Stage, New Dramatists, and more venues in and beyond New York City. She’s been seen on Law and Order, Netflix’s “The Get Down,” and most recently, Mythic Bridge’s “Change The Script” PSA. She is currently pursuing  a B.F.A in Theatre at The New School for Drama and Performing Arts.

SAM HELDT

Sam Heldt

as Jonathan

Sam has been seen developing new work with Playwrights Horizons, Ars Nova, The Civilians, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, NAMT, Colt Coeur, New Dramatists, New Georges, The Lark, Pipeline Theatre Company, and the Musical Theatre Factory, among others. Proud AEA member.

MORGAN MASTRANGELO

Morgan Mastrangelo

as Aidan

Morgan is a freshman at Northwestern University, currently pursuing a degree in Voice Performance from the Bienen School of Music and a certificate in Musical Theatre from the School of Communication. Morgan’s most recent credits were as JD in Arts Alliance Theatre’s production of “Heathers: The Musical,” and as Jon in the Struble Project Series’ production of “Tick, Tick… BOOM!”

CREATIVE TEAM:

RACHEL COVEY

Rachel Covey

Book, Music and Lyrics

Rachel began her career as an actress. At age seven, she played Morgan in Disney’s “Enchanted,” and has continued to work in theatre, film, and television, performing in venues such as Radio City Music Hall, The Actor’s Studio, The Baryshnikov Arts Center and The McCarter Theatre. She has performed her self-authored one-woman play, “Waiting Room,” at Manhattan Repertory Theatre (NYC), The Player’s Theatre (NYC), and Capital Repertory Theatre (Albany, NY). You can also catch her on the most recent season of “What Would You Do?” on ABC! She is thrilled to have her words and music brought to life with the help of this beautiful cast and creative team.

KYLE BROWN

Kyle Brown

Director

Kyle was the associate director of “Eclipsed” (Broadway and The Public Theater), “Privacy” (The Public Theater), “Kid Victory” (The Vineyard Theatre), and the V-Day Prison Tour of “The Vagina Monologues,” which featured formerly incarcerated women alongside professional actors. She is currently the dramaturge for the Public Theater’s production of “Julius Caesar” at Shakespeare in the park. We’re thrilled to have Kyle on our team, and can’t wait to see what she does with the piece at The New York Musical Festival this July!

FERNANDA DOUGLAS

Fernanda Douglas

Music Director

Fernanda has music directed productions at the New York International Fringe Festival, the Midtown International Theatre Festival, the Marymount School of NY and Columbia University. She is also the composer of several new works, including “PLATH” and “From Russia, With Love,” both of which have received productions in the past two years. Most recently, she has assisted Broadway music director Carmel Dean on a series of readings, and has become the associate vocal coach at Liz Caplan Vocal Studios.

Keep up with PAINTING FAYE SALVEZ on Facebook and Instagram as we begin rehearsals for the New York Musical Festival this summer!

Partial Casting and Creative Team Confirmed for PAINTING FAYE SALVEZ at NYMF

Partial casting and creative team has been confirmed for PAINTING FAYE SALVEZ at NYMF this summer!

CAST:

ROZI BAKER

Rozi Baker

as Taylor

Rozi made her Broadway debut in “Shrek: The Musical” as Young Fiona. She has since been seen in “Mary Poppins” (Broadway), “Bonnie and Clyde” (Broadway), and other exciting new works. She has helped develop the roles of Opal in “Because of Winn Dixie,” Winnie in “Tuck Everlasting,” and Dani in Kooman and Dimond’s “Dani Girl” at the Cherry Lane Theatre and NAMT.

IZZY HANSON-JOHNSTON

Izzy Hanson-Johnston

as Sage

Izzy is known for her work in the original Broadway cast of “Billy Elliot,” and has since performed in works at Signature Theatre, Carnegie Hall, The Met Opera, The New York Theatre Ballet, and Second Stage, New Dramatists, and more venues in and beyond New York City. She’s been seen on Law and Order, Netflix’s “The Get Down,” and most recently, Mythic Bridge’s “Change The Script” PSA. She is currently pursuing  a B.F.A in Theatre at The New School for Drama and Performing Arts.

SEAN MARTIN HINGSTON

Sean Martin Hingston

as Blake

Sean has performed around the world and back, from Broadway (“Promises Promises,” “Crazy For You,” “Curtains,” and more) to Sydney, Australia (“Cats”, “42nd Street,” and more), to Carnegie Hall (“Bernadette Peters at Carnegie Hall”) and Radio City (“The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Radio City”). He has done extensive regional work and has developed roles in new works such as “Contact” (dir. Susan Stroman), “Ever After” (Goldrich and Heisler, dir. Kathleen Marshall), “Little Dancer” at the Kennedy Center, and more. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on the “Promises, Promises” cast album, and an Ovation Award for his work in “Kiss Me Kate.” You can also catch him on “Law and Order,” “Sex and the City,” and in Julie Taymor’s “Across The Universe” as well as Susan Stroman’s “The Producers.”

MORGAN MASTRANGELO

Morgan Mastrangelo

as Aidan

Morgan is a freshman at Northwestern University, currently pursuing a degree in Voice Performance from the Bienen School of Music and a certificate inMusical Theatre from the School of Communication. Morgan’s most recent credits were as JD in Arts Alliance Theatre’s production of “Heathers: The Musical,” and as Jon in the Struble Project Series’ production of “Tick, Tick… BOOM!”

SAM SHANKMAN

Sam Shankman

as Jonathan

Sam is a senior theatre major at Northwestern University. Regional credits include “Spring Awakening,” “Speech and Debate,” “Footloose,” and “Fiddler on the Roof” (Playhouse on the Square). He recently took the stage at Northwestern as Freddy in “My Fair Lady,” and has also performed in the university’s productions of “A Year With Frog & Toad,” “Merrily We Roll Along,” “Elephant & Piggie,” and “Gypsy.”

CREATIVE TEAM:

KYLE BROWN

Kyle Brown

Director

Kyle was the associate director of “Eclipsed” on Broadway, “Privacy” at the Public Theatre, “Kid Victory” at the Vineyard Theatre, and the V-Day Prison Tour of “The Vagina Monologues,” which featured formerly incarcerated women alongside professional actors. She is currently the dramaturge for the Public Theater’s production of “Julius Caesar” at Shakespeare in the park. We’re thrilled to have Kyle on our team, and can’t wait to see what she does with the piece at The New York Musical Festival this July!

FERNANDA DOUGLAS

Fernanda Douglas

Music Director

Fernanda has music directed productions at the New York International Fringe Festival, the Midtown International Theatre Festival, the Marymount School of NY and Columbia University. She is also the composer of several new works, including “PLATH” and “From Russia, With Love,” both of which have received productions in the past two years. Most recently, she has assisted Broadway music director Carmel Dean on a series of readings, and has become the associate vocal coach at Liz Caplan Vocal Studios.

Excerpt of “PAINTING FAYE SALVEZ” Performed at Northwestern University

An excerpt of Painting Faye Salvez was directed, music-directed, and performed by Northwestern Students this November!

Prologue
Prologue
Taylor Stark as Lena and Alec Steinhorn as Mason
“About Her”
"You Should Know"
“You Should Know”
Clare McLaughlin as Meredith and Josh Krivan as Tuck
Act 1 Finale

The cast featured (in alphabetical order)

Bryan Eng (Music Director)

Caroline Howells (Director)

Alex Jackson – Jonathan

Josh Krivan – Tuck

Clare McLaughlin – Meredith

Mia Nevarez – Lynda

Sara Saltzer – Sage

Taylor Stark – Lena

Alec Steinhorn – Mason