The new musical anthology Notes From Now, bringing together songwriters from Broadway and beyond—including the premiere of a new RSO song, “Mount Beacon”—will begin previews March 2 at 59E59 Theaters with an official opening March 10.
Directed and choreographed by Billy Bustamante, the limited engagement will continue Off-Broadway through March 20.
Also contributing newly commissioned original songs are Jay Adana, Troy Anthony, Masi Asare, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Georgie Castilla and Jaime Lozano, Gretchen Cryer, Tia DeShazor and Derrick Byars, Alexandra Elle and Stephen Schwartz, Adam Gwon, Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar, Peter Mills, Michelle Rodriguez, Angela Sclafani, Paulo K Tiról, and Amanda Yesnowitz and Deborah Abramson. Casting will be announced at a later date.
Sean Peter Forte serves as music director for the production, which offers a musical reflection of our contemporary world. Macy Schmidt is the orchestrator.
“In these continued challenging times for the theatre community, Prospect is excited and grateful to return to 59E59 Theaters with a new, collectively-written show,” said Notes From Now curator and creative producer Cara Reichel. “Connecting so many powerful, artistic voices with audiences—and engaging around the times we are living through—feels especially meaningful.”