Emerald Man selected for ASCAP/Disney workshop!
Man has been chosen for the 2007 ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre
Workshop in Burbank, California. Four shows were chosen out of
170 submissions, and we’re in! The workshops are hosted by
Schwartz (writer of Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, and many
others.) The evenings include two performances of Emerald Man
and a panel discussion about the show with Stephen and other
Broadway writers, producers, etc. There will be two
performances: a 25 minute segment of the show on Monday, January
29th, and a 50 minute segment on Tuesday, February 20th, at
Disney Studios, 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank. Both
workshops begin at 7pm sharp.
The ASCAP Disney readings of Emerald Man will feature an all-new
Los Angeles cast, including Jonathan Goldstein (co-star of
Nickelodeon series "Drake and Josh"), Justin Alston, Justis
Bolding, Sacha P. Comrie, Ryan Cusino, Steven Cutts, Jazz Emery,
Tricia Kelly, Deedee O'Malley, Rob O'Brien and Jon Statham.
gets great reviews! Emerald Man was extremely well received in
New York! Here are some highlights from critics and fans: (read
the full media reviews in our “Press” section.)
“…pretty darn super…it earns its stripes as an amusing and
affecting take on Miguel de Cervantes’ story…a spate of terrific
rock and pop tunes encompassing the majestic…the
passive-aggressive…the urgent…and even the lovely…The real, the
fantastic, and the in-between worlds that collide time and time
again during the show are all defined through the score in ways
that pay appropriate heed to the logic of Cervantes, comic
books, and reality…the futures for Emerald Man look rosy
- Matthew Murray, TalkinBroadway.com
“…dark and touching…Janet Cole Valdez deserves kudos for
building such an incredible book of words and lyrics that made
me laugh and really moved me…The music by Marc Bosserman and Tom
Valdez is awesome. It has just the right mix of pop and rock,
matched perfectly with Valdez’s lyrics, to make this musical
stand up and get noticed…Duncan is my new superhero.”
-John Samuel Jordan, NYTheatre.com
“This is amazing! I was blown away with the emotions packed into
this outstanding musical! I swear I haven’t cried so hard since
I saw Rent…this magical musical…it’s going to be the next big
thing in a year or two!” - Rebecca, a fan
Oh my God, this show rocks! I saw it twice during the NYMF
festival and I must say this show was my favorite!!! You guys
are definitely going to Broadway!!!! - Will, a fan
Just to let you guys know you are my "heroes." The show is
AMAZING – Matt, a fan
“Broadway is so very close.” – Liz, a fan
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WOW! Janet is in New York for the duration,
we have a brilliant cast, and an amazing team of Broadway
professionals working hard to get the show ready for our world
the New York Musical Theatre Festival on September 12th.
We'd heard that there was a LOT to this process, but just like
anything of magnitude, you never get the full picture of it
until you're right there experiencing the actual reality.
We'll post some stories from Janet here when she gets a couple
of seconds to breathe...
me that putting up a musical is the most challenging of any
art/show/entertainment process due to the complexities involved.
Now squeeze that into 4 weeks of rehearsals instead of the
months you'd expect, plus festival budget restrictions that are
two orders of magnitude lower than what is normally allotted to
put up a big show. We are SOOOOO lucky to have an
incredible NY producer that has put together an AMAZING and
dedicated team. I'm completely amazed (and totally
grateful) at what these pros are pulling off. I can't wait
until I get to NY!!! --Tom
We can't begin to describe the excitement
going on around here these days! We've been flying back and
forth to New York, frantically recording the last few songs,
making charts, doing script re-writes, updating websites and
preparing for auditions. We have most of our funding in place.
(THANK YOU WITH ALL OUR HEARTS TO OUR ANGELS!!)
We have an
amazing producer, who has put together a "dream team" of
Broadway professionals to present the world premier of "Emerald
Man" at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in September.
We have a
director, music director, choreographer, set designer, costume
designer, sound designer, lighting designer, stage manager,
company manager, producer's assistant, casting director and
top-level publicist on board!
all have major credits - and they're doing this for "showcase
pay" (which translates to practically nothing) out of their love
for "Emerald Man" and their desire to get in on the ground floor
of such a promising new project.
We have a
gorgeous new Off-Broadway venue for our show (37 Arts Building)
and we now have our show dates - September 12th, 15th, 16th (2
shows,) 17th and 22nd.
(only $15 each!) go on sale September 1st, and can be obtained
through the NYMF site (www.nymf.org.)
We return to New York next week for auditions (if you're
interested, check the nymf or our myspace site for specific
times, places, etc.)
We continue to receive an outpouring of support that keeps us in
awe. Please know how much we appreciate your good wishes. We'd
be thrilled to see you in NY in September, if your schedules
permit. Be sure to regularly check our websites for more
detailed updates (www.emeraldman.com
www.myspace.com/emeraldman in addition to
We are pleased to welcome the multi-talented Josh Prince to the
Emerald Man family. He will be directing and choreographing our
show for the world premier in New York this fall.
We are thrilled to announce that "Emerald Man" will be debuting
in New York this Fall! We were selected out of
nearly 400 musicals, by a jury of Broadway luminaries, as one of
18 exciting new shows which will be presented at this year's New
York Musical Theatre Festival.
"The New York Musical Theatre Festival has
more than enough wattage to jolt audiences back up in their
seats. The next three weeks are a show lover’s buffet, crammed
with Broadway stars, high-profile writers and buzz heavy new
works” -- Time Out New York (September 8, 2005). Many
shows from previous festivals have gone on to successful
runs Off-Broadway, on the West End in London, and other
commercial venues. This is a huge opportunity for "Emerald
Man" to be seen by prospective producers and to generate large
numbers of new fans.
We've just returned from the NYMF launch party in New York,
where we were announced, cheered, and much to our delight,
surrounded with offers of involvement. Click here
to read the Playbill announcement:
schedules and ticket information, visit
Emerald Man is on Myspace! Check us out at
2006: The Year of the Emerald! The new re-written book is
complete! We have found a theatre! We’ve connected up with a hot
rock-and-roll clothing designer, who is going to design our
costumes! The last few songs are being recorded! Check out our
casting notice! Stay tuned for developments!
Since the launch of our website, a "buzz"
has been generating. We are continuing to gather support and
excitement. Without letting any cats out of bags, I can tell you
that at least 2 Tony-award winning Broadway producers have
visited the site…one of whom has already RSVP'd for the L.A.
Speaking of the L.A. show, co-producer Liz Guilliams has been
"gathering the forces together," helping us put our team in
place to get this show up on stage. We invite interested
participants to get in touch.
In preparation for our upcoming
performances, we have hired a music transcriber. The
Emerald Man production team welcomes Christopher Given
Harrison, who is hard at work creating sheet music for the EM
2004 - Happy New Year!
Emerald Man website is officially up and running.
Check back often.
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Emerald Man reading.
We had our first script reading at the home of Deedee O'Malley.
Well, it looks like we have a show. Now it's polishing time:
we're cranking up the heat, adding some more high-energy rock
numbers, and tightening up the pace, in preparation for our 2004
Los Angeles workshop production. Thanks to the actors
(alphabetical order:) Lauren Brody-Stewart , Paul Ellis, Lee
Gordon, Elizabeth Guilliams, Terence Jay, Deedee O'Malley and