2nd Annual Festival of New Musicals
Murder On Broadway
First Comes Love
Goose! Beyond The Nursery
Love Is Spoken Here
Genre & Style:
The story of the other woman. And her mother. And her daughter. And the man. And his wife.
Writers & Artists
Music, Murder On Broadway
JAMES CAMPODONICO (Music and Lyrics) songs have been performed in Talent ’65 New York, Tanglewood, Goodspeed Opera House, The Triad, Roses’s Turn, The Duplex, and Don’t Tell Mama. Past musicals: “Flowers and Trees”, developed at the O’Neill Playwrights Festival, Waterford Connecticut and presented at Edward Albee’s Playwrights Unit and at the Whole Theater in Montclair, NJ; “Between The Lines” presented as staged readings by the York Theatre Company, Amas Repertory Theater, and as a full production by Luna Stage in Montclair. “Murder On Broadway”, developed at Musical Theater Works, presented at NAMT and produced for a twelve week run at the Show Boat Dinner Theater in Florida He has been a member of the Lehman Engel BMI Musical Theater Workshop since 1965 and has participated in the ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop. He recently had a staged reading of “What Do Critics Know?” at The York Theatre, NYC.
Bryan D. Leys
Book & Lyrics, Murder On Broadway
Bryan Leys hails from Buffalo, New York. He attended nearby S.U.N.Y Fredonia, as a drama major. He attained his masters in playwriting and directing at University of Connecticut. Settling in New York, Bryan provided the book for a Robin Hood musical called Hookdwinked and then expanded into the realm of lyric writing. He has written both Book and Lyrics for Acting, the First Six Lessons, Dick Denning, Murder on Broadway, Kid Dakota, How to Marry a Divorced Man, Vienna and Fortune and Fate, His musicals Hoodwinked and Midsummer Nights have been published by Samuel French. His musical Hell’s Belles was produced Off-Broadway in 2011. His musical The Forgotten Film of Dorian Gray won the Michael Stewart Award. Bryan has also written several plays including, The Second Life of Gideon Finn, A Long Night in The Short Reign of Didius Julianus, The Drama Department and Shakespeare in Bermuda .
Book & Lyrics & Music, Finale!
Biob Ost wrote book, music and lyrics for Finale!, winner of two national competitions and a finalist at the O’Nelll. His one act Beast appeared in the first season of Playwrights Horizons. The Necessaruy Disposal was a finalist at Elmira College and the Whirte-WIllis Playwrights Contests, the Sunset Festival of Firsts, and most recently the Maxim Mazumdar Competition at Alleyway Theater in Buffalo. Breeders was a finalist in three national competitions including TRU Voices Play Reading Series, and was 2010 winner of the New Works of Mertit Playwrighting Competition. The Body Shop received honorable mention ion the Turnip Festival, and an adaptation of The Mandragola was commissioned and performed by Westside Rep. His musical revue Everybody’s Gettin’ into the Act was produced off-Broadway and an all-star cast recording is available on the Fynsworth Alley label. 2004 OOBR Award for revue Songs Are Like Friends, 3-time MAC nominee.