I’m sad to say that performances for the NYU production of Pregnancy Pact have been cancelled now that NYU has suspended all events in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. While I’m disappointed that we won’t get to share the hard work of the amazing ten actors pictured here with you all (not to mention the creative team behind the scenes) I’m so grateful to have had the chance to see the show run in the rehearsal room in front of a small audience of family and teachers and friends.
Thanks to Sarah Schlesinger and Kent Gash for giving us the opportunity; and thanks to our wonderful collaborators: director Catie Davis, music director Mark Evans, choreographer Nancy Renée Braun , stage manager Alannah O’Hagan, assistant director Sarah DeMarino, assistant stage manager Hannah Ford, and actors (pictured at left, clockwise) Cuinlin Pedretti (Cory/Justin), Caroline Reinstadtler (Jenn), Mary Jardine (Maddie), Scottie Schwefel (Brynn), Tiana Monique Jung (Sansanee), Jennifer Daly (Kaylee), Kylie Lavrenchik (Jeanelle), Ruby Zinner (Jeanelle), Chanel Morehead (Jenn), and Maddie Dyer (Maddie.)
This has been a wonderful second act for the show – we’ve gotten to tackle some meaningful rewrites and think through what this show means in 2020 – and Julia and I truly hope we’ll have a chance to share it again before too long.
In the lead up to the Olympics, The Magnificent Seven will vault onstage in New York this summer! Produced at the historic Players Theater in Greenwich Village, the show will be directed by Nikki DiLoreto (Soft Power, Kiss Me, Kate) with music direction by Alex Ratner and choreography by Sunny Hitt. The production runs June 25 to July 19. Casting will be announced shortly!
Coming this spring, New York will finally get to see Pregnancy Pact in full! Julia and I are thrilled to be working with the Tisch New Musical Theatre Workshop at Tisch’s New Studio on Broadway once again, after such a wonderful experience with REB+VoDKa+ME in 2017.
The production will be directed by Catie Davis (Associate Director on Beetlejuice and Moulin Rouge on Broadway) with music direction by Mark Evans and choreography by Nancy Renée Braun. The cast of ten (with double the Maddies, Jeanelles, and Jenns) includes Jennifer Daly, Maddie Dyer, Mary Jardine, Tiana Monique Jung, Kylie Lavrenchik, Chanel Morehead, Caroline Reinstadtler, Cuinlan Pedretti, Scottie Schwefel, and Ruby Zinner.
Performances run March 29 to April 5 in the Frederick Loewe Theatre at 721 Broadway. Ticketing information coming soon…
I can’t wait to be back in the room with the show and see it on its feet once again!
I am so thrilled to share that The Magnificent Seven will have it’s first full production in May 2020 at Flint Repertory Theatre! Julia and I had our first full reading of the show there in January in their New Works Festival, and we’re so excited to be back in the wonderful and supportive community.
Over the last three years of writing this show we’ve been anxious to get it up on it’s feet to figure out how our gymnastics-musical-without-any-real-gymnastics might move through space, and I’m thrilled to have the chance! And we’re working once again with the wonderful director Michael Lluberes to figure it out for the first time.
More announcements about this production (casting, tickets, etc.) and some other Magnificent developments will be coming very soon… Check back here for updates!