Walking in SoHo

By Peter Yanowitz

Walking in SoHo

at The Studio Theatre

  • Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 9:30 pm

When a long relationship ends unexpectedly, New York City artist and songwriter Peter Yanowitz finds himself catapulted back into the hunt for a mate. Detailing the sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and occasionally ugly stories of one man’s quest for romance, this multimedia song cycle explores why we all hate and love to fall in love.

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes with no intermission.

Peter Yanowitz (Book / Music / Lyrics / Peter)

Peter Yanowitz  grew up Jewish in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated with an English and Creative Writing degree from Tufts University, and then moved to NYC in the mid 90s. Yanowitz has spent the last 25 years in bands and writing songs, most notably as a founding member of the Wallflowers, a founding member of Morningwood, and he worked closely as a drummer/band leader/co-producer with Natalie Merchant on her first 3 solo records, which have sold over 10 million copies. He is currently in the NYC band Exclamation Pony with Ryan Jarman and Jen Turner. Other artists and writers he has performed and recorded with include Yoko Ono, Allen Ginsberg, Wilco, and many more. Yanowitz is currently developing the Broadway musical 15 Minutes with collaborators Rick Elice and Stephen Trask.

Adam Horowitz/King Adrock (Remixer)

Adam Horowitz is an American musician, guitarist, rapper, producer, and actor. He is best known as a member of the pioneering hip hop group the Beastie Boys. In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to his work with the Beasties, Horovitz also remixes numerous tracks for other artists under the alias 41 Small Stars. He has also acted in several motion pictures and television shows. Some of his roles include Tim 'Chino' Doolan in Lost Angels (1989), Sam in Roadside Prophets (1992), and Repulski in Godspeed (2007).

Christina Elefante (Puppeteer)

Christina is very excited to be working on her first NYMF show! Previously, Christina was on the promotional cast for John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean and puppeteered in shows across New York City and Brooklyn. In addition, she has performed in Drama of Work’sPunch! Puppet Slams and has studied puppetry with John Tartaglia.  Christina would like to thank Peter, Randy and David for the opportunity to do what she loves and her family for their never ending support.  

Bridget Everett (The One Night Stand)

Bridget Everett is a singing tour de force known for her funny yet gut-wrenching, outrageous and unpredictable performance work. She's been dubbed "Wynona Judd meets Melissa Etheridge, via the local bar floozy, on a rocket ship out of Twin Peaks" by Michael Musto from the Village Voice. She has appeared frequently on Time Out New York's annual list of top cabaret performers, ranking number one in 2010 on a list that included Alan Cumming and Elaine Stritch. Bridget co-hosts Our Hit Parade, a sold-out monthly revue of current pop hits, with Kenny Mellman (Kiki and Herb) and Neal Medlyn at Joe's Pub. She starred in At Least It's Pink, an original musical based on her life, which she co-wrote with director Michael Patrick King (writer/director of hit TV series Sex and the City) and Mellman, which played Ars Nova for 12 weeks. Bridget has performed at Montreal's Just for Laughs, New York Comedy Festival, HBO's Aspen United States Comedy Arts Festival, and the Adelaide International Cabaret Festival in Australia. She played Lynn Chenney in Taylor Mac's Red Tide Blooming at P.S.122, was featured in Scott Wittman's production JUKEBOX JACKIE, and was a regular on Logo's Jeffrey & Cole Casserole. She can be seen as Cathy in the Sex and the City movie and as Shonda in the CBS hit comedy, 2 Broke Girls. Bridget co-wrote and performed an evening of original music called Bridget and Neal are F*cking and Adam is Watching with Medlyn and Adam Horovitz (Adrock: Beastie Boys). Bridget can be seen in HBO Canada's Funny as Hell alongside Horovitz and will be releasing an album of original music with her band, The Tender Moments, this fall.

Heather Gilbert (Puppeteer)

NYMF debut! BFA in Acting from Elon University, HB Studio's One Year Core Program. Off Broadway: John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean (Female Swing Puppeteer, New World Stages) and Neil LaBute's The Furies (assistant director, 59E59). OffOffBway: The Rimers of Eldritch (as Lena, HB Playwrights Theater), Gate B23 (New York Fringe Festival), Snow White (as Snow White, The Galli Theater) and Palm Springs Weekend (as Jackie Kennedy, Roy Arias Theater). Film/TV: Not Fade Away (directed by David Chase, featured) Boardwalk Empire (regular 'working girl', Season 4). Thrilled to be working with my Ocean Friend Forever Christina again. We're on our way!

Stefan Graslund (Remixer)

Stefan Graslund is a composer and music producer from Sweden, he has been producing and writing songs for some of the biggest artist there with several hit songs and albums, he's been awarded with a Swedish Grammy. Stefan is based in NYC since 2012.

Max Tannone (remixer)

Max Tannone is a music producer and sound editor based in New York City. He is most known for combining Jay-Z and Radiohead into "Jaydiohead", a genre-blurring 2009 mash-up project that attracted mainstream media attention from NBC, MTV, and even the support of Jay-Z himself. Since then, Max's remixed tracks have been streamed and downloaded millions of times. He is currently working with performance artist Neal Medlyn on his debut rap album under the moniker Champagne Jerry. In addition to music production, Max has DJ'ed in the Dominican Republic on behalf of Red Bull, and has spoken on an NYU Law School panel regarding intellectual copyright. The release of There Were Always Dogs, Never Kids, a short documentary on a NYC video rental store, finds Max experimenting with film.

Lisa Yanowitz (MC Dreamy)

Lisa Yanowitz spent 14 years of her life posing for magazines, catalogues, and walking the runway for the likes of Chanel, Balenciaga, Burberry, and other high fashion clientele.  Lisa completed her bachelor of science and nursing degree from Hunter College in New York City, and currently works as a labor and delivery nurse at Lenox Hill Hospital .

Randy Blair (Director/Projections/Reiki Specialist)

A director, writer, video designer, and actor, Randy's Broadway-bound musical Fat Camp started its journey during the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival, where it won Best of Fest, and played Off-Broadway in spring 2012. Other Off-Broadway creative credits include the award-winning Perez Hilton Saves the Universe (Best Musical, FringeNYC 2008; Best Summer Musical, Talkin' Broadway Citations), Spidermusical (Mint Theatre), The Other Barrymores & Haute Mess (Ars Nova), RUFF (#serials at the Flea), and Leslie Kritzer's Beautiful Disaster (Joe's Pub). As an actor, Blair appeared off-Broadway in the OBIE winning musical Adding Machine directed by David Cromer. Other credits include the world premieres of The Yellow Wood (directed by BD Wong), House of Gold (dir. Sarah Benson), Chaplin, and The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun. Regional theaters affiliations include the Woolly Mammoth (DC), Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and Weston Playhouse (VT). Film/TV: Law & Order (NBC), Naked Brothers Band (Nickelodeon), Viralcom (WB), Strangers with Candy (Comedy Central), Across the Universe (dir. Julie Taymor), Adam & Steve (dir. Craig Chester), Afterwards (dir. Gilles Bordos/John Malkovich).

Ani Taj (Choreographer)

A native New Yorker, Ani Taj is a choreographer, performer, music-head and the founder of The Dance Cartel. In addition to the Cartel's work, she has choreographed new musicals, art parties, concerts, music videos, plays, flash mobs and more, and she loves to make dances that remind her of Brazilian Carnaval. Ani's work has been presented at Rattlestick Theatre, 3LD, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Joe's Pub, Kent285, Summer on the Hudson, Dance on the Greenway, NYC Dance Teacher Summit, DanceNOW's Raw Festival, Triskelion Arts, and the Espaco Xisto (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil). Stay tuned for new music videos for Reggie Watts, Club Girls, The Sway Machinery and MVPleez. As a performer, Ani has worked with Les Freres Corbusier (DDR – Asst. Choreo.), David Dorfman Dance, Reggie Watts & Tommy Smith, the Philadelphia Orchestra/Ridge Theater (Rite of Spring - choreo. Dan Safer), Simone Forti and Liz Swados.

Keith Parham (Lighting Designer)

New York: Hit the Wall, Tribes, Mistakes Were Made, and Red Light Winter (Barrow Street Theatre); Through the Yellow Hour (Rattlestick Theatre); Stop the Virgens (Karen O at St. Ann's Warehouse); Ivanov, Three Sisters (Classic Stage Company); A Minister's Wife (Lincoln Center Theater); Adding Machine (Minetta Lane); Crime and Punishment, Sunset Limited (59E59). Chicago: The Silent Language, The Dumb Waiter, Fulton Street Sessions, Baal (TUTA Theatre, Company Member); Teddy Ferrara, Sweet Bird of Youth, Red, Mary, The Seagull (Goodman); The Birthday Party, Time Stands Still, Sunset Limited, Red Light Winter (Steppenwolf). International: Stop the Virgens (Sydney Opera House); Homebody/Kabul (National Theatre of Belgrade, Serbia). Also, Arena Stage, The Alley Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Trinity Repertory, Shakespeare on the Sound, and Chicago Opera Theatre among others. Awards: Obie, Lortel, Afterdark, and Michael Maggio.

Jessica Wade (Costume Designer)

Jessica Wade launched an eponymous luxury label JES WADE in 2009 with over 20 years experience in the fashion industry behind her.  JES WADE is a hand crafted collection exclusively for private clients with a focus on in-house design, production and sales in the JES WADE ATELIER & SHOWROOM. Jessica designed and produced the dance costumes for the world premier of Contemporary Dance Theatre New York’s “Right Here Right Now” at Merce Cunningham Theatre. Jessica Wade studied Marketing at University of Texas at Austin, Fashion Design at The Fashion Institute of Technology and Art History at the Sorbonne in Paris and at Rutgers University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

David Valentine (Puppet Designer)

F#%king Up Everything (Off-Broadway 2013 and NYMF 2009). As Resident Puppet Designer for Vampire Cowboys: Geek(incubator arts 2013),The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G(Theatre Row)Alice in Slasherland (2010 NYIT Award nomination), Soul Samurai (HERE)Fight Girl Battle World (2008 American Theatre Wing’s Henry Hewes Design Award nomination) She Kills Monsters (The Flea). Other work: Hershey Theme Park, Puppet Heap, Drama of Works. David just completed refurbishing and building muppets for the new Disney film, The Muppets...Again, set to release early 2014. Follow David's work on instagram @dvpuppets and facebook.com/davidvalentinepuppets

Anthony Jannelli (Cinematographer)

Credits as First Unit Camera Operator include Philadelphia, Silence of the Lambs and Something Wild (Jonathan Demme), New York Stories (Martin Scorsese), as well as Independence Day, Ghostbusters II, Three Men and a Baby, and Big. His first feature as a director of photography, Longtime Companion, won the 1991 Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. He shot additional photography for the Neil Young concert film Heart of Gold (J. Demme) and joined a team of world famous cinematographers on Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary, Shine A Light. He served as director of photography on the feature documentary A Decade Under the Influence (Richard LaGravenese) shown at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, and the Robyn Hitchcock concert film Storefront Hitchcock (J. Demme). Second Unit feature work includes Eight Millimeter (Joel Schumacher), Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest), Spider-Man (Sam Raimi), Maid in Manhattan (Wayne Wang), The Manchurian Candidate (J. Demme), and Angels in America (Mike Nichols). Tony has filmed music videos featuring Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, and Laurie Anderson, as well as scores of television commercials. He has been an instructor at the Sundance Filmmakers Workshop, and an instructor of cinematography at NYU Tisch School of the Arts/Graduate Division since 2002.

Dena Hammerstein (Producer)

Upcoming Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas. Broadway: Enron, Superior Donuts, The Seagull. West End: Dealer's Choice, Sunday in the Park with George, Dirty Blonde. Off-Broadway: Our Town, My Name is Rachel Corrie, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Dena is the founder of Only Make Believe, a charity that brings theatre to children confined to hospitals because of serious illness and disability (www.onlymakebelieve.org).