Joel B. New presented his radio musical, Mackenzie and the Missing Boy, at the Dramatists Guild as part of their Friday Night Footlights reading series on Friday, April 27th. The cast included Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Amy Jo Jackson, Will Mann, and many more. The reading is in anticipation of a formal 29-hour reading slated for this summer. Stay tuned!
Join special guests and Oklahoma City University Broadway talent from shows such as Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Anastasia, Jersey Boys, Sister Act, Kinky Boots, White Christmas, Allegiance, The King and I, Memphis, Billy Elliot, and more as we look back on everything we did and didn't learn in college. For one night only, you really can go back to college.
All profits will be donated to OCUNYC. OCUNYC provides networking, continuing education, and philanthropy opportunities for alumni and assists the assimilation of new graduates into the NYC community. Click here to purchase tickets.
Three Queens: An OCUNYC Fundraiser
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 9:30PM | The Green Room 42 | 570 Tenth Ave | 4th Floor inside YOTEL
Sign up today for the 30-Day Rewrite Your Show Challenge! Starting on March 1st, commit to showing up to #CraftTheDraft every single day. All you have to do is sign up, "check in" on Instagram before you write, and schedule a time and space to hear this new draft out loud. That's it. I will be doing this for myself regardless, but I do hope you'll join me! And tell your friends!
I hope everyone has an amazing time at BroadwayCon 2018! Last year, I got to experience the fantasy of signing and selling something I made. I still can't believe it happened! I mean, what??
"Cabot Cove" is one of the best things I've ever done, and I for sure did not do it alone. Special thanks today to Van Dean, Robbie Equality Rozelle, and Broadway Records for making this fantasy a reality! Forever memorialized in this geeky photo collage. #MurderShePricey #DameIt
Stream the entire EP by clicking on the collage!
The musical theatre podcast Something New premiered on January 14th, 2013. To commemorate the five-year anniversary, producer and host Joel B. New has released highlights from the series finale, which took place in concert on September 30th, 2017 at The Duplex in New York City. Ticket sales supported the Dramatists Guild Foundation.
The performer lineup consisted entirely of previous guests from the show, spanning all five seasons: Bill Coyne, Liz Asti, Jen Waldman, Liz Ulmer, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Robbie Rozelle, Joshua Hinck, Kate Steinberg, Lauren Ruff, Ryan Bauer Walsh, Dan Radzikowski, Michael Kushner, and Gay Marshall. Featuring Daniel Kim on guitar, Jess Winderweedle on percussion, and Mr. New on piano and ukulele.
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has announced the 2017 winners of the Dottie Burman and John Wallowitch songwriting awards: Michael Dansicker and Joel B. New, respectively. The Awards will be presented at MAC's annual holiday party on December 4 at Elmo's in NYC.
The Awards Committee - Karen Mack, Andrew David Sotomayor, Peter Trevino, Thomas Honeck - narrowed the field down to the three finalists for each Award. Multi-MAC Award winner and Tony nominee Sharon McNight was the Celebrity Judge who selected the winner from the three finalists for each Award.
Preview New's "The Corpse Danced at Midnight" below!
For the second year in a row, Joel will be holding a two-day Creative Residency at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC! Wake Forest University is a private, independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, founded in 1834. Check out pictures from last year's Residency here.
On Tuesday, Joel B. New announced that he will be bringing his beloved podcast "Something New" to a close later this month with a special live concert at The Duplex on Saturday, September 30th at 6:30pm.
Performers slated to sing include Jen Waldman (WICKED), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (WOMEN ON THE VERGE...), Liz Asti (Let's Start), Liz Ulmer (NYMF), voiceover artist Lauren Ruff, teaching artist Dan Radzikowski, Bill Coyne (MuseMatch), Joshua Hinck (New Work Wednesdays), visual artist Ryan Bauer Walsh, Michael Kushner (MTF), Robbie Rozelle (Broadway Records), and creator/host Joel B. New.
Tickets are just $15 online (available here), $20 at the door, plus a 2-drink minimum either way. A portion of ticket sales will go to support the Dramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guildof America.
In Episode 512 of Something New: a musical theatre podcast, composer and host Joel B. New sat down with Broadway performer Stanley Martin.
Martin has been performing professionally since the age of 10. He is currently in, as well as an original cast member of, the hit Broadway musical, ALADDIN. His newest cabaret, "Smoke and Mirrors," is a retrospective of his 20 years in show business, with the help of his family and friends navigating through all the highs and lows.
For the live song portion of the episode, Stanley premieres "Handbasket," music and lyrics by Joel B. New.
"Smoke and Mirrors" plays at the Metropolitan Room on Monday, August 28th at 7PM. Tickets are available here.
Something New's Season 5 Concert Finale will be taking place in New York next month. Date and venue to be announced shortly.