Join us for our December panel

... and holiday networking, too!

How to Develop a Brand New Musical ... a TRU Success Story!

Learn about how My Life Is a Musical went from a reading in the TRU Voices to a developmental workshop to a full production at Bay Street Theater this past summer. How did this team of producers come together, and what is their division of responsibility, and what's the secret to their successful collaboration with writer Adam Overett? What are the next steps to bring this new musical into a commercial production, possibly in New York? Will a similar model work for your show?

With writer Adam Overett; original TRU Voices producers Molly Morris and Cate Cammarata; optioning producers Patrick Blake (Bedlam Theatre St. Joan/Hamlet, In the Continuum, The Exonerated, Play Dead); David Elliot and Martin Platt, co-directors of Perry Street Theatricals (Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Bedlam Theatre's St. Joan/Hamlet, In the Continuum, An Oak Tree); plus commercial producer Cheryl Wiesenfeld (All the Way, Rocky, Vania & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Porgy & Bess, A Steady Rain, Legally Blonde, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, The Exonerated).

Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; $12 for non-members. Please call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212/714-7628; or e-mail

How to Develop a Brand New Musical

Thursday, Dec. 11th, 7-9:30pm

Players Theatre, 115 Macdougal Street, 3rd floor Loft Theatre, NYC

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And join us in January/February for our annual TRU Voices New Musicals Series!

Which of our three new musicals in development will repeat the success of My Life Is a Musical and be optioned this year, and go into future production? Come be among the first to preview them at the dates below. All shows are FREE, at 7pm followed by a brief reception and a talkback with some of New York's top producers and general managers. We'll be at the beautiful Baruch Performing Arts Center, Engelmann Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue. Reservations may be sent to

Monday 1/19 - Marla Woodhill presents


by JD Jacobson, Nicole Jacobson, Kyle Ewait & Michael Walker

Monday 1/26 -

Martin Platt/Perry Street Theatricals presents


by Jeffrey Couchman & Lisa Heffler

Monda 2/16 - Wendy Leopold and Jacqueline Wade present


by Bill Nelson & Anna Jacobs