Musical Mondays Theater Lab, a not-for-profit program that showcases emerging musicals in New York City, has a new home in 2002-03, in residence at the Broadway Theater Institute.
MMTL will offer four shows in fall 2002, starting with the rock musical, Feeling Electric, following three seasons at Century Center for the Performing Arts. The fall slate includes:
Feeling Electric, a new rock musical by Tim Kitt and Brian Yorkey that bridges the gap between pop music and music theatre. The five-character show "examines family dynamics under the pressure of today's ever-changing society." 5 and 7 PM Oct. 7.
Theory of the Leisure Class, "set against the background of stock market jitters and conspicuous consumption of 1900 New York," by Charles Leipart and Richard B. Evans. 5 and 7 PM Nov. 4.
5horts, billed as a first-look at short works created by members of the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. 5 and 7 PM Nov. 18.
Absolutely Anything, a new musical by Brian Cimmet and Erich Goldstein "that reveals how love life gone sour can be sweet again." 5 and 7 PM Dec. 2. In three years, under the guidance of producing director Bick Goss, Musical Mondays has showcased 25 new works, with six going on to workshops or full stagings. MM has also hosted Master Classes with Broadway professionals.
Subscriptions to the bare-bones reading series are $45. Single tickets are $15. Musical Mondays Theater Lab presents at Broadway Theater Institute, 210 W. 50th Street, New York. For information or reservations, call (212) 956-5481 or visit www.directfrombway.org.
— By Kenneth Jones