It was a lot of work and stress but I made my New York debut as both actor and playwright/composer at the New York International Fringe Festival with my musical Creative License. After rehearsal and preparation in Boston with an all-star cast and crew and a final dress open to the public at the Next Door Theater in Winchester, we moved the show to the Lynn Redgrave Theater in Manhattan (and later the Soho Playhouse due to air conditioning issues)!
The show was well received (if occasionally ill-attended) and we received some good reviews by New York media outlets. I'm excited to utilize the feedback and experience to make some changes to the book once the smoke has cleared on my New York adventure. Thanks to director Rachel Bertone, music directors Dan Rodriguez and Mindy Cimini, and the whole cast and crew for coming on this crazy journey with me!