January 09, 2019
Happy to announce that Charlie has won the 2018 Kleban Award for most promising librettist.
September 21, 2018
The Boy Who Danced on Air Cast Album feat. India.Arie is Released!
We're thrilled to announce the Broadway Records release of The Boy Who Danced on Air Cast Album, featuring a new single performed by India.Arie and an foreword by Tony Award Winning Composer Stephen Flaherty.
Check out the Album Trailer Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OFgRhtfdFQ
November 02, 2017
Oakland Symphony Commission
We're thrilled to announce that our new song cycle, With The Right Music, will be premiering with the Oakland Symphony on February 9th, starring Noah Galvin. The cycle features both "With The Right Music" and "Nothing More," - as well as several new songs!
July 31, 2017
We're Making A Cast Album!!
We're thrilled to announce that The Boy Who Danced on Air is going to receive an off-Broadway cast recording. If you'd like to help support the effort, please consider donating!
June 01, 2017
The Reviews Are In: The Boy Who Danced on Air Off-Broadway
"FOUR STARS. Profoundly affecting" - TimeOut New York (A Critics Pick)
"[A] challenging, courageous, and beautiful new musical ... reminiscent of Sondheim at his most subversive ... the rarest of theatrical unicorns: A wholly original musical that is both emotionally and intellectually stirring. Anyone who cares about the future of the American musical should run out and see it now." - Theatermania
"A surprising breath of fresh air, The Boy Who Danced On Air is blessed with a talented cast, savvy direction, passionate dancing and a fearlessness to break boundaries, it has the power to open your eyes and pierce your heart." -Talkin' Broadway
"EXHILARATING! The Boy Who Danced on Air dances on air. Exotically shaped music and well-crafted lyrics." - Huffington Post
"A DEEPLY MOVING portrayal, exquisitely told through song." - Theater Pizzazz
“A magical production. An utterly unique storytelling experience.” - Theater Is Easy
"… expertly brought to life by director Tony Speciale, [The Boy Who Danced on Air] will surprise you in a way you won’t see coming, and you’ll leave feeling fulfilled as ever. With a play filled with so many different factors, and a host of dazzling visual and musical elements that toy with your emotions on every level, it’s this story of hope, determination and self-belief that really keeps you centered, focused, and enthralled." - StageBuddy
"Provocative, thoughtful, and moving … handled with sensitivity and delicate understanding. …some of the most gorgeous and original tunes heard on or Off-Broadway in ages." - The Broadway Blog
April 15, 2017
Check Out Our Song with India.Arie on iTunes
We're so excited to have had the opportunity to to write "High Above" for India.Arie - featured in Dance Theater of Harlem's Season Announcement Video. Check out the video and our single below:
January 10, 2017
Truth Slash Fiction in the News and Trending #1 on Twitter
Truth Slash Fiction trended #1 on twitter recently! Check out some nice things written about our pilot over the past few months:
Truth Slash Fiction is The Show Larry Shippers Have Been Waiting For - Teen Vogue
Too Much Good TV at SeriesFest Season 2 - Paste Magazine
7 Great Pilots We Hope Become TV Series - Indiewire
October 11, 2016
Truth Slash Fiction Wins Best Comedy at SeriesFest and ITVFest
Thrilled to announce that our pilot won best Comedy and best lead actress at both SeriesFest and ITVFest. More exciting announcements to come! And congrats to lead actress Jordyn DiNatale for taking home best actress at both festivals as well!
June 02, 2016
The Reviews Are In!
“A Must See! ... 5 Stars! ...If you were looking to choose one theatre to attend this week, this would be the one.” - San Diego Examiner, Carol Davis
“An extraordinary piece ... Diversionary Theatre has always been on the forefront of challenging work. It just got more interesting.” -San Diego Free Press, Mukul Khurana
“You won’t see a musical like this again any time soon. Catch it if you can.”- Pat Launer, Jazz 88.3
“A compelling musical ...subtle, sad and often inspiring work ... [The show] clearly has a future ahead” -Pam Kragen, San Diego Union Tribune
“The show is remarkable. ...This is the end of Diversionary’s 30th season, and it’s the best production they’ve done in a long time.” - Jean Lowerison, San Diego Gay and Lesbian News
“gorgeous and powerful ... introduces [audiences] to ...the work of two of contemporary musical theater’s finest up-and-coming creative duos. ... not only Diversionary at its best ... an absolute must for lovers of new musical theater at its most innovative and exhilarating." Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA
"Diversionary Theatre is winding up its 30th season with the most impressive production the University Heights company has offered in recent memory. ...A mingling of trenchant storytelling, often-affecting music and ethereal choreography." San Diego City Beat
May 01, 2016
Tickets Onsale for "The Boy Who Danced on Air" in San Diego!
We've just started rehearsals for The Boy Who Danced on Air in San Diego and tickets are now onsale! The show will run from May 2nd through June 12th. Check out the link below for cast and creative team info, background about the production and tickets.
May 01, 2016
Young Lions of Broadway
Check us out tonight in the Young Lions of Broadway concert at Symphony Space. There will be tons of writers we really respect performing material there, Andrew Lippa will by hosting and Philippe Arroyo and Jamen Nanthakumar will be singing two songs from "The Boy Who Danced on Air."
February 13, 2016
Rosser and Sohne at Feinstein's/54 Below!
Sunday, Feb 21, at 9:30: Erin Davie (Side Show), Jeremy Greenbaum (Newsies), Troy Iwata, Derek Klena (Wicked), Lindsay Mendez (Wicked), Daniel Quadrino (Wicked), Magnus Tonning Riise, Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon), and Natalie Weiss (Breaking Down the Riffs) will be performing selections from some of our latest projects, including Run Away Home, Talk to Me, The Boy Who Danced on Air, and our new slash fiction boy band pilot Truth Slash Fiction. Please come join us! Click the image for tickets.
December 09, 2015
ASCAP's Mary Rodgers and Lorenz Hart Award
Honored to have received ASCAP's Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award - and even more thrilled to get an honor alongside phenomenal writers like Matt Gould, Griffin Matthews, Michael Lluberes and our bestie Sam Willmott. Plus we got to take a picture with a bunch of people we're in awe of. (Special thanks to Michael Kerker for being one of the most supportive people in all of musical theater)
November 09, 2015
Truth Slash Fiction Goes Into Production
Schloss Creative begins its first day of shooting our pilot, Truth Slash Fiction today! Love, sex, boybands and slash fiction ... it should be a good time.
March 10, 2015
Jonathan Larson Grant
We're thrilled to announce that we've received the 2015 Jonathan Larson Grant - alongside truly brilliant writers Sam Willmott and Max Vernon. We're thrilled to announce that we've received the 2015 Jonathan Larson Grant - alongside truly brilliant writers Sam Willmott and Max Vernon.
January 13, 2014
Concert at Birdland Announced
We're very excited to announce an upcoming concert at Birdland, Feb 3rd at 7pm. The amazing Paul Staroba will be music directing a six piece band and Barbara Walsh, Jason Gotay, Giuseppe Bausillio, Anthony Medina, Noah Galvin and Riley Costello are currently set to perform.
November 25, 2013
The Boy Who Danced on Air Workshop
We just wrapped a two week workshop with New York Theater Barn where we got to see parts of The Boy Who Danced on Air on its feet for the first time. We were blown away by everyone's really incredible work: Joe Barros (director), Brad Gardner (music director), the incredible cast: Giuseppe Bausillio, Anthony Lee Medina, Jesse Manocherian, Chris Yonan, Danny Bolero -- and most of all, the brilliant Nejla Yatkin who brought a gorgeous and fresh dance vocabulary to the piece. We can't wait for the next step!
October 09, 2013
The Boy Who Danced on Air Cast
Really excited to announce our cast for The Boy Who Danced On Air at NAMT: Giuseppe Bausillio (Billy Elliot), Anthony Medina (Spring Awakening), Jonathan Raviv (My Name Is Asher Lev), Sorab Wadia (Bunty Berman Presents ...) and Fajer Al-Kaisi (Aftermath). The brilliant Saheem Ali is directing, Matt Castle is MD-ing.
September 20, 2013
New Video: Maggie Wirth at Marie's Crisis
We're both major fans of Marie's -- and so it was quite an honor to have Maggie Wirth herself sing our song, "Like You Never Left." Riley Costello and Emily Brausa are phenomenal in their appearances as well! Thanks to Daniel Schloss for making everything look so beautiful!
April 22, 2013
Full 54 Below Cast Announced
We can't tell you how excited we are to have these wonderful performers be a part of our show! Come see Krysta Rodriguez, Lindsay Mendez, Randy Graff, Noah Galvin, Jason Gotay, Colin Hanlon, Robin de Jesus, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Derek Klena, Tony Sheldon, Taylor Trensch, Danny Quadrino, Sally Wilfert and Josh Young
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