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Somewhere With You

Book by Peter Zinn; Music and Lyrics by JT Harding

Somewhere With You

at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre  [map]

  • Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 9:00 pm
  • Friday, July 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm

THE country-rock musical of a new generation.

SOMEWHERE WITH YOU is a country-rock musical with music by country song writer JT Harding and features many of his hit songs made famous by Kenny Chesney, Uncle Kracker, Jake Owen, and JTX (including Chesney’s number one song “Somewhere with You” and Uncle Kracker’s “Smile”).  This compellingly gritty, coming-of-age love story centers around a new generation of Southerners growing up in the early 2000s, confronted by the methamphetamine epidemic, the war in Iraq, and other post-9/11 challenges in the rural South.

Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, plus one intermission

Peter Zinn

Peter Zinn (Book/Director)

Peter Zinn is a New York City based playwright/director. He wrote and directed the play Rumspringa, which premiered Off-Broadway at The Bleecker Street Theater in 2009. Select directing credits include: Off-Broadway:The Runner Stumbles; Off-Off Broadway: The Baltimore Waltz, Holy Days, Benefactors, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, and What Happens Next. He has developed several workshop productions and staged readings. Most recently CHIP Off the Moon (starring Ann Meara) and The Whaleship Essex (starring Tom Hanks), which will be premiering at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse under his direction this summer.



JT Harding

JT Harding (Music/Lyrics)

JT Harding is a singer/songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. His songs include “Smile,” co-written with Uncle Kracker, which sold three million copies; “Somewhere With You,” which was a three week number one for country superstar Kenny Chesney; and most recently “Alone With You,” which also hit number one on the country chart for newcomer Jake Owen. Harding goes by the name JTX in the pop world. His song “Love In America” was the most requested song of 2012 on Sirius XM Hits One, the leading music channel on satellite radio.



Ashley Arnett

Ashley Arnett (Private Sheila/Ensemble)

Ashley is more than thrilled to be making her New York debut with the Bleecker company. Ashley recently came off of the National US Tour of Hair. Ashley’s theatre and dance experiences vary from roles in Blue Champagne, Chicago, Macbeth, Hair, even doubling Taylor Swift at the 2013 CCMAs. She started dancing at the age of 6 and found a place in the professional division at Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. She toured Canada with the musical revue Saskatchewan Express and went on to study at Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts where she received the “Triple Threat” award. Ashley would like to thank her parents Doug and Melody Arnett for their continued support and the Bleecker company for giving her this amazing opportunity.



Anna Grace Barlow

Anna Grace Barlow (Private Casey/Ensemble)

Anna Grace is thrilled to be making her NYMF & Signature debut with the cast of SOMEWHERE WITH YOU! Raised in Birmingham, AL, AG grew up on this music and is thrilled to be able to bring her passions of theatre & country music together with this project. She just finished touring the US with Bring it On: The Musical as Standby for Campbell, Eva, Skylar, & Kylar. Gratitude to my family, the SWY team, and The Lord!



Graham Scott Fleming

Graham Scott Fleming (TJ)

is thrilled to be making his New York debut with The Bleecker Company playing the role of TJ. Graham recently just finished The National US tour of HAIR The Musical. Other recent credits include: Next To Normal, RENT, Avenue Q. Outside of theatre Graham is also active in the world of Country Music. After wining The North of Nashville Star contest, Graham has had the opportunity to work with some incredible artists, and currently has a song airing nationally. Graham would like to thank The Bleecker Company for this incredible experience, Robyn, and family friends for the constant love and support. Twitter: @gscottf



Katy Frame

Katy Frame (23)

Katy hails from Washington, DC but moved to New York City to attend Barnard College, Columbia University where she double majored in Music and Dance. While Katy's acting projects keep her busy, she is best known for being one half of the acclaimed country western musical comedy duo Reformed Whores. The duo has most recently been touring across the country opening for music legend and Primus frontman Les Claypool and his Duo de Twang. They have also opened for The Reverend Horton Heat and have headlined and featured at comedy clubs such as Zanies Nashville, The Punchline San Francisco, The Improv Atlanta, and Carolines on Broadway. Katy has performed in numerous musical and straight theater productions across the world. Favorites include Dark Rapture (Dir. Amy Wright), Moral Dilema Comedies (Abington Theater Company), and Love and Happiness (Edinburgh Fringe Festival.) She can also be seen in Men in Black III, on MTV's Blogger Girls, and in the Warner Brothers web series My Dad is in a Boy Band.



Lauren Hoffmeier

Lauren Hoffmeier (Nancy)

was most recently seen playing the role of Cleo in the critically acclaimed New York revival of The Most Happy Fella! Critics called Lauren “a throwback to brass-lunged divas like Ethel Merman, with an alto belt that can stun at 20 paces" (New York Post). Some of Lauren’s favorite New York musical credits are Les Miserables (Fantine), and Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. She has performed classical and contemporary works in New York, Boston, and London. Among her favorites are Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband, Mountain Language, The Virtuous Burglar!, Finding Grace, MisSpelled with D'Jamin Bartlett, and the new play Marrying Mozart where she worked under the tutelage of best-selling author, Stephanie Cowell. Lauren earned her B.F.A. from Boston University's prestigious Theater Arts program. www.LaurenHoffmeier.com



Jonathan Judge-Russo

Jonathan Judge-Russo (Drew)

is currently appearing on Black Box (ABC). Thrilled to be making his NYMF and Signature debut and returning to SOMEWHERE WITH YOU. Select Credits Include: National Tour: Echoes of Ireland. Off-Broadway: Falling (Minetta Lane – Drama Desk Nominated); Beyond the Horizon (Irish Rep); Treasure Island (Irondale – Drama Desk Nominated); The Christmas Revels (Symphony Space). LAByrinth: Ask/Tell; Snapshot. Lincoln Center: La Fanciulla del West; Wozzeck. Other New York: The Seagull; The Irish Play; Smile; Where’s My Money? (Cherry Lane); Nesting; Ardnaglass on the Air; A Midsummer Night’s Dream. London: The Philanderer; Twelfth Night. Regional: Downtown Race Riot (NYS&F); Smile; Troilus and Cressida (GBTA Award); Comedy of Errors (Chesapeake Shakespeare Co.); Othello (BSF); Midsummer (CSC); The Marriage of Bette and Boo. Television credits include: White Collar; Black Box. Film: Chess; A Slice and a Sandwich; Eat Me; The Aftershock. Graduate of Loyola University in Maryland and Circle in the Square. Founding Artistic Director, Animus Theatre Company. For Phil.



Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas (Pa/Stanley/Chief Insurgent)

is a multiple Emmy nominated and two time award winning actor for his work on the iconic sitcoms Cheers and Murphy Brown. He starred with Annie Potts in his own show on CBS, Love and War. Most recently he has guest starred on Showtime's Ray Donovan and Rob Corddrey's Adult Swim and The News Readers premiering in the fall. On film, he is most recognizable for his co-starring role opposite Richard Dreyfus in Mr. Holland's Opus. Jay was also part of the Tim Allen Santa Clause franchise as the Easter Bunny. Most recently he has just completed The Trials Of Cate McCullough with Kate Beckinsale and Nick Nolte. On stage in New York he started his career at Playwright's Horizons in Albert Innaurato's The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie, and appeared in Wendy Wasserstein's Isn't It Romantic and American Daughter. At the Atlantic Theatre he performed in and was directed by Woody Allen in Writer's Block. On a daily basis The Jay Thomas Talk Show can be heard every afternoon on Sirius XM.



Andrew Rothenberg

Andrew Rothenberg (Benjamin Bakerman)

recently played Wilson Mizner in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Sondheim’s Road Show. Also at Chicago Shakespeare, he appeared in Elizabeth Rex and Troilus and Cressida. Other Chicago credits include: The Light in the Piazza (Goodman Theatre); Mizlansky/Zilinsky, The Ballad of Little Joe (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); The Grey Zone (A Red Orchid Theatre); High Life (Victory Gardens Theater and Shattered Globe Theatre); Ivanov, Teibele and Her Demon, Stars in the Morning Sky (European Repertory Company); Hellcab (Famous Door Theatre); Tracers, The Killer and the Comic and Small Craft Warnings (Mary-Arrchie Theatre). Film credits include: Stranger Than Fiction, Save the Last Dance, Payback, and Hellcab. Television credits include: Eddy on Mob City (TNT), Jim on The Walking Dead (AMC); Malcolm on True Blood (HBO); Agent Shlatter on Weeds (Showtime); American Horror Story Asylum (FX); The Mentalist (TNT); Supernatural (CW); Castle (ABC); Lie to Me, Prison Break (FOX); Person Of Interest, CSI, Criminal Minds, Medium, Early Edition, and EZ Streets (CBS).



Joshua Wiles

Joshua Wiles (Lieutenant Jake Rowan)

is excited to join the cast of SOMEWHERE WITH YOU in his New York debut. He is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, and actor based in Toronto, Canada. Special thanks to his family for their never-ending love and support. Recent credits; Berger, Hair! – US National Tour. Terry Fox, Marathon of Hope (Canadian Musical Theatre Project). Jack, Bremen Rock City (Toronto Fringe). Borachio, Much Ado About Nothing (Fly by Night Theatre). Lysander, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre Erindale). Jerome Kennedy, Semi-Monde (Theatre Erindale). Capt. Campbell/Meg Long, Our Country’s Good (Theatre Erindale). Jared, Love Virtually (Toronto Fringe). Jacob, Salt Water Moon (Alumnae Theatre). He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Sheridan College’s joint Theatre and Drama Studies program.



Ricardo Rust (Choreographer/Vocal Arrangements)

National credits include: Evil Dead: The Musical (National West Coast Premiere; Choreographer/Assistant Director), Chainsaw: The Musical (Original Workshop, World Premiere; Choreographer), RENT: School Edition (World Premiere; Choreographer), Upon My Word (New York Premiere; Director/Choreographer) and Avenue Q (National Regional Premiere; Choreographer).



Danny Tejera (Musical Director)

is thrilled to be making his NYMF debut with such a fun piece. Danny has been playing piano since he was 7 years old, and is currently studying classical piano with the world-renowed pianist and pedagogue Nina Lelchuk. He is also pursuing a BA in Creative Writing and American Studies at Columbia University, after which he hopes to continue his career as a writer and musician. Danny would like to thank the cast, crew, and creative team for this amazing experience.



Scot Gianelli (Lighting Design)

New York: An Appeal to the Woman of the House (Retro Productions), Celia, Sisters Mine (Target Margin Theater), New Years Eve Gala (Ars Nova). Assistant: Damn Yankees (Goodspeed Musicals), Too Much, Too Much, Too Many (Roundabout Theatre Co.), Eager to Lose (Ars Nova), Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man (777 Theatre), Tamar of the River (Prospect Theater Co.)



The Bleecker Company (General Manager)

The Bleecker Company is a non-profit 501c3 company that was originally housed at the famous 45 Bleecker Street Theater. The company evolved from the world premiere production Rumspringa which was produced by 45 Bleecker St Theater and opened Off-Broadway in February of 2009 with a critically acclaimed extended run. In addition to its full productions, The Bleecker Company presents staged readings, playwright symposiums, and workshops of new plays through its New Play Development Series with the goal of fostering more world premieres onto the Off-Broadway stage. For more info visit www.thebleecker.com.