GATSBY: An American Musical

Woodstock Playhouse Productions Presents

A Staged-Reading/Singing Musical of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Literary Masterwork

Adapted by Broadway's Daniel Landon and Lawrence Rosen

 

August 19th, 20th & 21st 

Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm

Sunday at 2:00pm

 

Book & Adaptation by Daniel Landon

Music & Lyrics by Lawrence Rosen

Adapted from the Great American Novel

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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A premiere showcase of F. Scott Fitzgerald's romantic literary masterwork 'The Great Gatsby' greets you as you join us for the fifth offering of the 2022 Woodstock Playhouse Theatre Festival Season and as we celebrate the 84th season of the Woodstock Playhouse; originally established in 1938 by Robert Elwyn, a Broadway/Film professional member of one of Woodstock's oldest families.

With a masterful score and lyrics by Lawrence Rosen and well-crafted adaptation and book by Daniel Landon, the stage is set for this premiere staged reading/singing of 'Gatsby: An American Musical', created by two of Broadway and the music world's great creatives, on the stage of the iconic Woodstock Playhouse.

Landon and Rosen usher you into the world of the romantic and tragic story of self-made millionaire and veteran Infantryman, a Major in WW1, Jay Gatsby, and his pursuit of Daisy Buchanan, the wealthy young woman whom he loved in his youth. Nick Carraway, who recounts the events of the summer of 1922, takes a house in the village of West Egg on Long Island along side the Gatsby mansion, while across the water, in the more refined village of East Egg, live his cousin Daisy and her brutish wealthy husband, Tom Buchanan.

As the summer progresses, Nick is finally invited to attend one of the dazzling parties held by Jay Gatsby. At Gatsby’s request, Nick invites Daisy to his house, where she and Gatsby meet again and renew their relationship. Tom soon becomes aware of the affair and confronts Gatsby, and the rest of the tale spins out to rival that of any love story ever written.

 

Playwright, Daniel Landon:

His play PUNCHY was produced Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre and starred Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years, Lombardi) and Craig Sheffer (A River Runs through It). Other produced plays include TWO DETECTIVES, BASIC TRAINING, THE DRY, DRY DESERT OF THE MIND, and a new play, THE SPY CATCHERS. With composer Lawrence Rosen he has written three musicals, GATSBY, the musical, DREAM ON, and a new version of PETER AND THE WOLF, currently under option. He was the manager of the Schubert Organization's Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway working on over forty shows. His first novel has recently been published: 'LEFTY How Dutch Schultz tried to fix the 1932 World Series'.

Composer/Lyricist, Lawrence Rosen:

The American composer and arranger, Lawrence Rosen, entered the Pre-College Division of the Julliard School at the age of eight, later earning B.S. and M.S degrees in composition and piano at Julliard while holding the Richard Rodgers Scholarship. He was awarded a Teaching Fellowship, and subsequently joined the regular facilities of both of Julliard School and The Manhattan School of Music.

In the theater, Lawrence Rosen has been Musical Director and Composer In Residence at the Williamstown Theater Festival. He has composed the music and lyrics for nearly a dozen stage musicals, several of which have received major production, as well as movie and PBS presentation. He contributed orchestrations for the Elton John/Tim Rice musical 'Aida'; and his 2005 musical, '06808: The Musical' played at both the Samuel Beckett and York Theaters in New York, after opening in Westport, Connecticut. It received the 2005 Moss Hart Memorial Award of the New England Theater Conference for best musical. Lawrence Rosen is currently Editor-In-Chief of The CD Sheet Music Library; a comprehensive library of scores available in digital format, published by Subito Music Corporation. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, a member of the Special Classification Committee at ASCAP, and co-founder of American Theatrical Publishing, a licensing company for new musicals and plays.

This performance is brought to the stage of the iconic Woodstock Playhouse featuring the Woodstock Playhouse Summer Theatre Cast 2022, a regional company of rising-professional performers widely acclaimed for some of the finest performances in our NY & Tri-State region.

Director & Choreographer: Randy Conti

Music Director: Robert J. Tomasulo

Lighting Designer: Michael Gugliotti, Jr.

Sound Designer: Steve Maffia

Costume Designer: Diane Stein

 

Length of Performance: 2 hours and 20 minutes with intermission 

TICKET PRICING:

 

•$25 for Gold Tier Seating, Rows A - F

•$20 for Blue & Green Tier Seating, Rows G - Q

 

Each ticket will also include a $5 handling & convenience charge

 

All seating is Reserved Seating, and all sales are final; no refunds nor exchanges.

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