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Book, Music, and Lyrics by Belinda Jenkin & William Hannagan


at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row  [map]

  • Friday, July 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm
  • Friday, July 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm

When coming of age means burning down the house.

Tommy is a geek: he finds it hard to maintain a conversation, let alone a relationship, so when a chance inheritance leads him to shared-housing, he is in a total rut. This could be his chance to get the girl, or at least extend his circle of friends beyond one. But the walls are whispering... will returning rehash a trauma he thought he’d forgotten? Set to a catchy indie-pop score, HOUSEWARMING is an Australian musical about a diverse group of Gen Ys’ first night in a shared house. The heat is on.

Please note: Platinum or Diamond Members and Patrons may book tickets online after June 2. Tickets will be released to the general public 48 hours prior to curtain on an as-available basis.

Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission

William Hannagan

William Hannagan (Book/Music/Lyrics)

Will Hannagan is an Australian cabaret performer, songwriter, and theatre creator. Past writing credits include Gaga v Assange, a hypothetical romp with songs, which Julian Assange himself labeled "tragically good," and Until Tomorrow, an Apocalyptic Song Cycle (with Belinda Jenkin). Cabaret credits include All Grown Up: 19 Manorexic, STILL not famous; Nowhere Fast (with Siena Stone); and Highs Lies and Shoestring Fries (Melbourne Fringe and Comedy Fest).

Belinda Jenkin

Belinda Jenkin (Book/Music/Lyrics)

Belinda is a singer, actor and writer. Her background is in popular music performance and musical theatre; in 2012 she attended the American Conservatory of Musical Theatre CAP21. Some performance credits include; Eleanor, Summer Heights High (ABC), Magnormos’ Anyone Can Whistle, and Pearl Entertainment’s Prick. Writing credits include cabarets; Practically Perfect, and Kid, song cycle; Until Tomorrow (Melbourne Fringe Festival) and the premier of HOUSEWARMING (TheatreWorks) earning a 4 star review in Melbourne’s The Age.

James Crichton

James Crichton (Tom)

James Crichton is so excited to be back with NYMF after singing in the SLP concert in 2012. Credits include Jasper in Deadland (Jasper U/S), and a reading of the musicalThe Mudge Boy (Duncan). A graduate of Hofstra University, he thanks The Luedtke Agency and, of course, his family.

Shauna Goodgold

Shauna Goodgold (Mia)

New York: The Last Starfighter (NYMF), Faustus, Opa! (Queens Theater in the Park), Christmas Rappings (Judson Theatre), Beauty Queen (3Graces Theatre Co.) Regional: [Title of Show], Front Page Girl, The Wizard of Oz (Cape Rep Theatre), Fiddler on the Roof (Cider Mill Playhouse), Hello Dolly! (Hangar Theatre). Film/Web Series: The Batterys Down, #3C, Love Story. Recordings: HBO's Cathouse, Special K, Bare Minerals, Scholastic. Industrials: Glamour Magazine, Microsoft, XBOX Kinect, GlaxoSmithKline. Voiceover: Nickelodeon, Axe Deodorant, Pantene Pro-V, OneBeat TV. 

Emily Koch

Emily Koch (Daisy)

Emily Koch is stoked to be apart of HOUSEWARMING! She was last seen as Jo March in Little Women at Palo Alto TheatreWorks and as Meg in ValueVille at NYMF this year. Carnegie Mellon BFA. Interlochen Arts Academy alumni. Thanks to the parents, Jamibeth Margolis, and BRS/Gage.

Lyle Colby Mackston

Lyle Colby Mackston (Joe)

Lyle Colby Mackston is stoked to be a part of the HOUSEWARMING team! Some theater credits include: Rock of Ages (Franz) Spelling Bee (Papermill) Crossing Swords (Jeremy/NYMF ‘13), DARLING (Peter), Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark (Reading). Recent film credits include: Michael & Michael Have Issues, The Naked Brothers Band, The Guiding Light. Thanks to Family, the HOUSEWARMING Team & Pace University. For Pa.

MJ Rodriguez

MJ Rodriguez (Luke)

MJ Rodriguez started pursuing his career at the age of 11 when he joined the Summer Youth Performance Workshop at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). Since then Michael has become an 8-year veteran of NJPAC, and also participated in their other program New Jersey Youth Theater (NJYT). He has performed in shows such as RENT the Off-Broadway Revival as Angel, Dreamgirls, The Pajama Game, also Once On This Island, and Vocal performances for the Macy's Day Parade. He also made TV guest star appearances on Nurse Jackie the TV series on Showtime, The Carrie Diaries on The CW Network, as well as Featured Film Douglas Brown.  Twitter & Instagram: @MjRodriguez7,

Celeste Rose

Celeste Rose (Kelly)

Celeste Rose recently graduated Ithaca College with a BFA in musical theatre. NYMF fans may have seen her in the top 8 of NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation last fall. Favorite recent roles include: Kate Mullins in Titanic at Westchester Broadway Theatre, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, and Clara in The Light In The

Scott Ebersold (Director)

Scott Ebersold is a theatre director and Artistic Associate of Classic Stage Company where he will assist John Doyle on Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allego in the fall. Theatre: A Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner (Columbia Stage, The Connelly Theatre), Children at Play by Jordan Seavey (for Collaboration Town, The Advocate’s “Top 10 Gay Plays of 2009”); Elevation (Vineyard Arts Project); The Calmative, an immersive performance based on the writings of Beckett and Nancy Cunard; Orestes, translated by Anne Carson (Columbia University’s Miller Theatre); Nerve by Adam Szymkowicz (for Packawallop); Three Sisters and Baal at Columbia University; America, You Kill Me by Joshua Conkel; The End of Days by Jeffrey James Keyes (Columbia Graduate Playwriting Thesis Project); Paper Cranes by Kari Bentley-Quinn; Edgar and Patrick by Ken Urban; as well as the silent concerto (Outstanding Director Award, FringeNYC); the october crisis, marea (at HERE); and expat/inferno (Best Overall Production Award, FringeNYC) by Alejandro Morales. His work has been seen at Lincoln Center’s Director’s Lab, HERE, The Living Theatre, INTAR, The Lark, and New Dramatists. Film: The Moment (Gotham Screen Festival Premiere), Quartet, and the web-series Raptured. Scott is the Founding Artistic Director of Packawallop Productions and an alumus of Lincoln Center’s Director's Lab and the Tectonic Theater’s Literary Department. He holds a BFA from NYU, where he currently mentors directing students at Playwright’s Horizons Theater School, and a MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia University.

Ryan Cantwell (Musical Director)

Presently in development (as the MD/Composer) of: A Helluva Life (George Hamilton) as well as MD at: The Nomad (Liz Swados, The Flea, 2014-15 season). MD/Arranger: The Golden Toad (Talking Band, LaMama), Associate Conductor/Keys 1/Accordion: 1st National Tour of La Cage Aux Folles, MD: Babes in Toyland (Pasadena Playhouse), Assistant MD; Table (David Shire, NYC workshop, Long Wharf), Resident MD at NYMF, Music Director: Runaways (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Church Street Theatre). Recently produced, and co-mixed, with Alex Venguer: A Brass Act (Michelle Dowdy, HAIRSPRAY). Awards: ASCAP/Grammy Foundation Singer/Songwriter grant (2005, 2006), Robert Preston Musical Theatre excellence, Stage Scene LA Best Musical Direction (Out of My Head, West Coast Premier, Pico Playhouse), Broadway World's Best Sound Design (13, Pasadena Playhouse). Ryan also teaches and MD's at multiple conservatories including: NYU, CAP 21, PACE, Marymount and AMDA. His coaching clients include Broadway performers from: Pippin, Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia, Wicked, Cinderella, Matilda, and more. Ryan also composes and performs music with his sister, Dawn (Dogfight, The Last Ship), please visit for more.

Your Theatrics International (General Manager)

Your Theatrics International (YTI) is a full service entertainment production company specializing in the production and management of theatrical events around the world. With offices in The United States and Australia, we collectively have produced theatre and live music in 4 continents and over a dozen countries. Currently: Executive Producer of The Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest (YTICC), General Management of The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), Associate General Management of Tony Award winning Tom Smedes Productions and Cesa Entertainment. Previously: The 56th Drama Desk Awards, Australasian tours of Tony Award winners Jason Robert Brown, Adam Guettel, nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and General Manager for Jekyll and Hyde The Musical International tour.

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