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The Gold

Book by Andrea Lepcio & Philip Yosowitz; Music and Lyrics by Philip Yosowitz

The Gold

at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row  [map]

  • Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm

The story of a man who is fighting for the gold...

In this sweeping historical fiction, Joseph Cohen is a Jewish-German boxer whose ambition is to win the Berlin Olympics of 1936. His dreams are thwarted by the Nazi regime, and Joseph’s fight for the gold becomes the battle for his family, identity, and country. Left with nothing, Joseph must reinvent himself in a new land. THE GOLD is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the journey of self-discovery that each of us takes as we search for purpose in our lives.

Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, plus one intermission.

Dr. Philip Yosowitz

Dr. Philip Yosowitz (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Dr. Philip Yosowitz is a plastic surgeon by profession who has always composed music. Phil grew up with his Czech-born immigrant father and Hungarian-Romanian mother in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his medical training at UCLA and at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., and began his private practice in Houston, TX where he now resides. While Dr. Yosowitz's love for composing began in childhood, The Gold is his first completed musical theatre work. The story of The Gold was inspired by his love of athletics and his childhood memories of living with family members who were Holocaust survivors that had recently immigrated to the United States. He completed The Gold over a decade ago, which in its first incarnation was a four hundred and fifty page handwritten score. He has been thrilled to see the development of the work over many years, including numerous readings and two successful productions in Houston. Dr. Yosowitz is extremely proud to debut the work in New York City at NYMF this summer. He is a lover of history and is currently writing a musical based on Joan of Arc.

Andrea Lepcio

Andrea Lepcio (Book)

Andrea Lepcio is best known for Looking for the Pony a finalist for the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award and for the NEA Outstanding New American Play Award. It was presented in a "Rolling World Premiere" Off-Broadway at Vital Theatre Company in New York and Synchronicity Performance Group in Atlanta and subsequent productions. Her plays and musicals have been produced and developed at HERE, Lark Play Development Center, Manhattan Theatre Source, New York Music Theatre Festival, New Shoe, Shalimar Productions, TerraNova Collective, Three Chicks, Titans Theatre, Vital Theatre, Williamsburg Art Nexus, and Women's Project in NY; Bloody Unicorn, Goodspeed Opera House, Hangar Theatre, Miller Theatre, Provincetown Theatre Company, Synchronicity Performance Group, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, and Trustus Theatre, regionally and Daegu International Musical Festival and The Little Theatre Group of Costa Rica, internationally. She is currently working on an EST/Sloan commission for a new play about the Montreal Protocol. Tunnel Vision will be produced at Off the Wall in Pittsburgh in October 2015. She developed Strait of Gibraltar and Dinner at Home between Deaths at Naked Angels and Lark Play Development Center. Me You Us Them was developed with TerraNova Collective’s Groundbreakers Playwrights Group and at the Lark Play Development Center. Central Avenue Breakdown (book by Kevin Ray, Andrea Lepcio and Dominic Taylor with additional story by Suellen Vance and music/lyrics by Kevin Ray) performed at the Daegu International Musical Festival and New York Music Theatre Festival. Andrea is a member of the Dramatists Guild and was the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program Director for ten years. She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, a member of BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Librettist Workshop, the League of Professional Theater Women, New York Theatre Experience Advisory Board and an alumna of the Lark’s Playwrights’ Workshop and the Women’s Project Playwrights’ Lab. M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing, Carnegie Mellon University. B.A. Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic. She Seal Cove, Maine and travels frequently.

Bob Ader

Bob Ader (Mr. Aaronson)

Broadway credits include ALL THE WAY HOME. Regional Theatre: SHLEMIEL THE FIRST (TFANA), LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR (Flatrock Playhouse), THE TIN PAN ALLEY RAG (Cleveland Playhouse), OLYMPUS ON MY MIND (FST), and many others. TV: LAW & ORDER, CRIMINAL INTENT, UNSOLVED MYSTERIES, DAVID LETTERMAN, ONION NEWS, AND ONE BAD CHOICE (MTV). Film: IT'S COMPLICATED. Bob just finished performing in his one-man show, 50+ YEARS IN THE BUSINESS for Project Rushmore Theatre Co.

Mick Bleyer

Mick Bleyer (Nazi Commander)

Credits include The Anthem (Lynn Redgrave Theater), North Shore, Goodspeed, Virginia Shakespeare, Merry-Go-Round/FLMT, Classical Theater of Harlem, and the WorkShop Theater Company where he is a member. Also a member of vocal group Marquee Five whose album can be found on iTunes. Thanks to Craig, Bernadette and Meghan, to Cindi Rush, and to this awesome team for bringing him along for the ride.

Ashley Brooke

Ashley Brooke (Young Julie)

Ashley is thrilled to play Young Julie in The Gold. Broadway: Doctor Zhivago – original Broadway cast (u/s Young Lara/Katarina, Young Tonya and Young Yurii/Sasha). Off-Broadway: Lies My Father Told Me (Cleo). Film: Ernest & Celestine – Oscar Nominated (Voice of Nina); TV: “Momsters”, “Celebrity Ghost Stories”; Commercials: Kars4Kids National TV & Radio. Recordings (Stage Stars Records): Music Man, Peter Pan. Member Broadway Youth Ensemble. Ashley would like to thank The Gold production and creative teams, Cindi Rush Casting and Shirley Grant Management for this opportunity. Love to her family and friends.

Tanner Callicutt

Tanner Callicutt (Ensemble Man)

Tanner Callicutt is thrilled to be making his NYMF debut! A NC native, Callicutt will transfer to Elon University in the Fall. Recent credits include Fender/Link US (Hairspray), Orin (Little Shop of Horrors), Cornelius (Hello, Dolly!), and Tony Kirby (You Can’t Take It With You). He would like to thank God, his family, Lindsay, and Michael. @jtcallicutt

Eric Coles

Eric Coles (Karl)

Eric has spent the last few years working across North America. Recent credits include: Long John Silver in Devil and the Deep (Theatre East), Real Estate (Metropolitan Playhouse), Bert in Mary Poppins (FingerLakes Music Festival), Rock of Ages (Broadway & Toronto), Mary Poppins 1st US National Tour (Disney Theatrical), Wizard of Oz (Mirvish Entertainment), The Produces (Stage West), Anyone Can Whistle, Kiss of the Spider Woman (TIFT), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Man of La Mancha (Drayton Entertainment), BoyGroove (Rubinoff Productions), and Oklahoma! (Port Hope Festival). Thanks to Jess. For

Jordan Craig

Jordan Craig (Ensemble Male)

Jordan Craig is a recent transplant to New York from Houston, Texas. Growing up there, he had the pleasure of performing several times at the Alley Theatre and Houston Grand Opera. It was at these two legendary spots on the theatrical map that he received the majority of his training. After graduating from Sewanee: The University of the South with degrees in English and theatre performance, Jordan Moved to Atlanta, where he received his Equity card from the Alliance Theatre. Jordan is thrilled to be a part of The Gold and dedicates his performance to his family and the incomparable Julia Alekseeva.

Karis Danish

Karis Danish (Sarah)

Past roles include: Crimes of the Heart at Triad Stage, One Man Two Guvnors at the Repertory Theater of St Louis (Dir Ed Stern), the world premier of Hit-Lit by Robert Wuhl (off-Broadway), the world premier of Tale of Two Cities (Dir. Warren Carlyle), Doubt (dir. Anne Kauffman) both at the Asolo Repertory Theater; #MormonInChief in the 2012 New York Fringe Festival, I Hate Hamlet at Cape May Stage. Karis holds an M.F.A. from the FSU Asolo Conservatory and is also a Teaching Artist for the International Theater and Literacy Project and has traveled to Tanzania to teach workshops in playwriting and theater. Thankful for this opportunity to tell stories, her remarkably supportive parents, and her life giving NYC family. 

Josh Davis

Josh Davis (Joseph)

Broadway: Beautiful: the Carole King Musical, Original Cast Member; NY & Regional Theater: Les Miserables, Beauty & The Beast, White‘s Lies, My First Time, The Last 5 Years, Guys & Dolls. TV & Film: Law & Order, The Beautiful Life, As the World Turns, Guiding Light, One Life to Live. His VoiceOver credits include: Papa John's, TresEmme, Milk, 3M, Playstation, Corona, Fiat, Hyundai and Great Wolf Lodge. 

Tim Gulan

Tim Gulan (Max)

B’Way & Tours:  Les Misérables 25th Anniversary, The Last Ship, South Pacific, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Some Like It Hot, Picasso at the Lapine Agile, Carousel, Falsettos, The Lion King, Blood Brothers, Passion, The Frogs.  Premieres: For the Boys,  Emma, Houdini, Eliot Ness in Cleveland, the King Stag, Just So, Get In the Car.  Movies/TV: South Pacific (Carnegie Hall), LCT’s Passion, The Knick, Salt, MacGruber, Ice Age, Boardwalk Empire, EL&IC, The Producers.

Michael Ingram

Michael Ingram (Rabbi/Ensemble)

Michael Ingram has had numerous roles on television - OITNB, Unforgettable, You Don’t Know Jack - With Al Pacino, Louis CK, The Bronx is Burning, One Life To Live, Law & Order, L&O SVU, L&O Criminal Intent, 100 Centre St., Sex In The City, and 3rd Watch. In film - Everyday, 1st Deadly Sin, Perfect Murder, and Trouble With Cali - Directed by Paul Sorvino. He studied acting with Sandy Meisner and Daryll Hickman. Broadway Credits include Jekyll & Hyde, Sweet Charity directed by Bob Fosse, and Christmas Carol directed by Susan Stroman. Michael was a member of the Robert Shaw Chorale, The Bach Aria Group, and The Camerata Singers. He currently teaches voiceover techniques by skype around the world. Contact:

Jennifer Malenke

Jennifer Malenke (Gabrielle)

Most recent: Kander and Ebb’s “The Act” at 54 Below in NYC, The Odyssey’s “Ionescopade,” MTG’s “Girl Crazy” (Molly), Sac Music Circus’s “I Love You, You’re Perfect…,” “The Voice” with Florence + Machine, UCB’s Gravid Water series, and in a pilot about her life, “The Power of Music,” with Josh Groban. BROADWAY: “Into The Woods” (revival). LA: “Little Women” (Meg, MTG); “FTR: Coen Brothers” (Rockwell); “Little Me” (Young Belle, MTG); “Into the Woods” (Cinderella, Lucid by Proxy); “Hotel C’est L’amour” (Bride, Blank); “Twice Upon a Time” (Barbara, CLOSBC); “Pirates of Penzance” (Mabel, MTW). REGIONAL: “Into the Woods” (Cinderella, Fulton); “Cats” (Jellylorum, Gateway); “Kiss Me, Kate” (Lois Lane, Gateway); “big, the musical” (Susan, Drury Lane). Television: The Neighbors (with Alan Menken), High School Musical: Get In the Picture, The Game, Cold Case, Dr. Phil.

Hannah Marks

Hannah Marks (Ensemble Female)

Hannah Marks is an NC native who is thrilled to be making her NYMF debut! She is a BFA major at William Peace University, where she previously worked with Michael Bush. Favorite roles include Customer 1 (Little Shop of Horrors) Miss Prism (Importance of being Earnest), Belle (Beauty and the Beast) and Ti Moune (Once on this Island). Huge thanks to God, her family, friends, Dowell, Erika and the LTC family, and Michael. 

Natalie Ortega

Natalie Ortega (Julie)

Natalie Ortega is excited to make her NYMF debut in The Gold! Favorite/Recent credits include Legally Blonde (Marymount Manhattan College), Once Upon a Mattress (The York Theatre Company), and Alone in the US (Dir: Bobby Cronin). Many thanks to MMC, her family, and her wonderful agents at DBA!

Pamela Shaw

Pamela Shaw (Ms. Aaronson)

Stage: Upcoming untitled Adam Rapp play 2016 (Rattlestick); A Fable (Rising Phoenix Rep/Cherry Lane Studio); Scarcity (Obie 2014 Rattlestick); Bureau of Missing Persons (4th St. Theatre); A Summer Day (Cherry Lane); In Masks Outrageous and Austere (Tenn. Williams, Culture Project); Psycho Therapy (Abingdon); Rosemary with Ginger (Rosemary) Regional: Cry, Tiger! (Phoenix); The Hostage (Meg, LATC); Laughing Wild (SF); Lucky Stiff ( Aus.); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (White Witch, Aus.); Les Liasons Dangereuses (Merteuil, Aus.) Film : Lucky Stiff (Opening 7/24/15 NYC and On Demand, Dir. Christopher Ashley); Walter (Bill Macy); In Between Days (Dirs. Joe and David Herbert); The Whistleblower (Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Weisz); Salvation Boulevard (Pierce Brosnan, Sundance 2011); Splinterheads (SXSW 2011); Emma Blue (Emma, Cannes Ind. FF2011); Tied to a Chair (Mario Van Peebles); The Man Who Sued God (Judy Davis) member US and Aus AEA; concerts-clubs-cabaret worldwide.

Kalli Siringas

Kalli Siringas (Ensemble Female)

Kalli Siringas is thrilled to be a part of The Gold! Favorite credits include: Developing Daisy (Young Daisy @ TNC) Les Miserables (Eponine), Daughter Of The Waves (Theatre Row/NYMF), Christmas Carolyn (York Theatre), Nicholas and Alexandra (CAP21). Thanks to Nicolosi & Co. and my family for their endless love and support!

Joshua Skurnik

Joshua Skurnik (Aaron)

Joshua Charles Skurnik is overjoyed to be making his NYMF debut! Josh is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Theatre credits: Maltz Jupiter Theatre (Marius-Les Miserables, Perchik-Fiddler on the Roof), Goodspeed Opera House, North Shore Music Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Theatre By The Sea, and, Reagle Music Theatre. Thank you to everyone involved with "The Gold" for this incredible opportunity. Love to family, friends, Zach, cast and creatives! 

Graydon Yosowitz

Graydon Yosowitz (Young Aaron)

NYMF debut. NY Pops Holiday Show “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (Rudolph) at Carnegie Hall, The Trials of Alice in Wonderland (TADA! Youth Theatre), The Boyfriend (13th Street Repertory Theatre, Dear Edwina (Scott) Stages Theatre Workshop, Sag Harbor, NY, Annie Get Your Gun, (13th Street Repertory Theatre). Member of TADA! Youth Ensemble and Young People’s Chorus of New York. Rising 4th Grader at Friends Seminary in NYC.

Michael Bush

Michael Bush (Director)

Michael Bush most recently directed the Off-Broadway productions of Bikeman, PsychoTherapy, Cactus Flower, and Based On A Totally True Story. Regional Productions include: Stormy Weather (Pasadena Playhouse, Prince Music Theatre), Other Desert Cities(Capital Repertory Theatre),The Sisters Rosensweig (Capital Repertory Theatre) A Christmas Carol (Capital Repertory Theatre), Murderers (Philadelphia Theatre Company, City Theatre), etc. He is the co-author and director of Leslie Uggam’s Uptown Downtown (Pasadena Playhouse, Capital Repertory Theatre), which won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for best solo performance. He won the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival Award for Excellence in Direction for the world premiere musical Hurricane. He has directed 9 New York Musical Theatre Festival musicals including The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde, The Piper, and Jonathan Brielle’s Himself and Nora. His second show for Leslie Uggams, Classic Uggams, premiered at New York’s premiere nightclub 54 Below in November 2012. In June 2013, he directed the world premiere of a new play with music about Judy Garland called Heartbreaker at the Adirondack Theatre Festival. He is the former director of artistic production and associate artistic director for the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City. He was associated with MTC for over 25 years and helped artistically guide more than 200 new plays and musicals, including the Tony®Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof and Doubt, and the Tony® Award winning Love! Valour! Compassion! He was instrumental in the rebirth of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Cabaret & Performance Conference, and served as its artistic director from 2005 to 2012. In his associations with both MTC and the O'Neill Center he has presented such acclaimed performers as Julie Andrews, Rita Morano, Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley, Rosemary Clooney, Marilyn Maye, and Jim Dale and has developed over 100 new shows, revues, and intimate musicals including [title of show] and The Story of My Life, both of which were produced on Broadway. He is currently developing three new musicals: 40 Naked Women, a Monkey, and Me, Nightmare Alley, and Picasso.

Steven Jamail

Steven Jamail (Music Supervisor, Music Director)

Steven Jamail is an award-winning composer, arranger and music director based in New York City. He has penned the scores for The Lovely Bones and Nicholas and Alexandra under the direction of Tony award winning producer, Stuart Ostrow, at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts; My Life: Today at NYMF; and Steven’s own musical Vote! with Theatre Under the Stars in Houston. His original music and arrangements have been performed on Broadway, The Public Theater, and in a sold out solo debut at Lincoln Center. Television work includes original works for the 40th Birthday Special of Rachel Ray, music direction for The Apprentice, The Rosie Show on OWN, and a holiday arrangement for NBC’s Tree-Lighting at Rockefeller Center. He has soloed onstage with the Houston Symphony, the United States Army Band, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, jazz legend Chick Corea, and pianist/composer John Tesh. He has performed live on Rosie Radio (Sirius/XM) and recently arranged and/or conducted concert tributes for Chita Rivera, Cyndi Lauper and Queen Latifah. His original lyrics and arrangement of “Fever” were heard on the Oprah finale and featured Dr. Phil, Nate Berkus and Dr. Oz. He regularly serves as an arranger and pianist for Rosie O’Donnell, recording artist Dion Roy and, most recently, three-time US Figure Skating champion Jeremy Abbott. He is the recipient of a Youngs Fellowship and is the winner of the prestigious Envision Award for the Arts in both 2004 and 2008. Steven has been part of the The Gold team from the first reading through two Houston productions. He is delighted to see it finally arriving in New York City at NYMF.

Laura Yosowitz

Laura Yosowitz (Producer)

Laura Yosowitz is the founder of the Vital Arts Collaborative and Arts with An Impact, a 501c-3 dedicated to empowering generations through the arts. Laura received her BA in Theatre and MFA in Acting/ Directing from the University of Massachusetts and the University of Houston. Laura studied producing with Tony Award winner, Stuart Ostrow. She has produced several original musical theatre works including Bronx Bashert and Pi at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Through Arts with an Impact, Laura has created and designed theatre programs that operate in schools around Houston, teaching hundreds of children. Laura’s programs focus on developing empowered youth through the arts, who are equipped with leadership skills while valuing using their talents to make difference. Laura has developed and produced The Gold since its infancy. It has been a driving passion in her life, and she is thrilled to be finally bringing it to New York City through the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Lisa Dozier King (General Manager)

Lisa has been general managing productions and special events in New York City for more than a decade. Select Off Broadway: Bedbugs the Musical, The Erlkings, Breakfast with Mugabe, Final Analysis, F#%king Up Everything, Sistas the Musical, Bronte: A Portrait of Charlotte, Ten Chimneys, The Duchess of Malfi (Red Bull), How to be a Good Italian Daughter, Milk (New Georges), The Diary of a Teenage Girl (3LD),  Stormy Weather (Pasadena Playhouse), The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall. Previously, she has been on staff at Manhattan Theatre Club (Doubt, Reckless), Symphony Space (Surface to Air), The New 42nd Street and American Repertory Theatre. Lisa is the general manager for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals and is the director of the bfa theatre management program at the University of Miami.

John Capo (Press Representative)

John Capo Public Relations has created more than 100 influential PR campaigns for clients in New York City's theater, film, and live event industries. His clients have exhibited their work at such venues as Symphony Space, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, BAM, Theatre Row, The Duke on 42nd Street, and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and have won or been nominated for the Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Obie, and Drama Desk Awards. Capo is a Producer and Media Relations Director for the New York City Drone Film Festival presented by NBC News, the world's first film festival dedicated to works filmed by drones. He previously spent four years as the Director of Public Relations for The Snapple Center, Snapple's branded entertainment complex in Times Square. In 2013, Capo produced two critically acclaimed off-Broadway musicals: Bayside! The Musical!, based on TV's "Saved by the Bell," and Showgirls! The Musical!, the parody of the cult classic film "Showgirls."

Frankie Dailey (Associate General Manager)

Frankie Dailey is the Managing Director for New York's newest Off-Broadway company, the Masterworks Theater Company, which just closed its inaugural season with the NYT Critics' Pick A Midsummer Night's Dream. Additionally, he is the General Manager for the Off-Broadway venue The Playroom Theater, home to the OCC-nominated tour de force The Bullpen. Frankie is a Line-Producer with the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival of New Musicals, as well as frequent managerial collaborator with Lisa Dozier King, Eric Krebs, as well as Michael Roberts and Charlie Schulman, for whom he will represent a new musical The Goldstein Variations Off-Broadway this fall. Frankie has a BA from James Madison University and is a Fred Vogel scholar and graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute 14-week program.

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