The critically acclaimed new musical comedy Good Morning New York premiered Off-Broadway January 11, 2020 at The Player’s Theatre (174 seats).
The limited engagement closed February 9, 2020.
The musical comedy, produced by Thrapp Theatrics in Association with New York Innovative Theatre Award nominee Michael Sgouros, follows an unforgettable journey of seven journalists struggling to advance their careers.
Good Morning New York dives into the behind the scenes culture of local news – especially in NYC. The musical has original songs about the Staten Island Ferry, The Plaza and even has a six minute tap dance number in a dive bar.
This musical is inspired by real journalists.
Journalists from the Daily News, CBS New York & Fox News and PIX11 gave it rave reviews after seeing the musical’s nearly sold-out Off-Off-Broadway debut at the People’s Improv Theatre in 2018.
Good Morning New York’s book is by New York Emmy® award winner Jacklyn Thrapp. The music is composed by Thrapp, Jackson Bell and Dylan Adler. Orchestrations are by Jackson Bell.
The Off-Broadway cast is as follows: Two Time Tony® award nominee Alison Frasier (voice overs only), Zach Holden, Christae Evanson, Morgan DeTogne, Bobby Allan, John Vogel, Jacqueline Keeley, Lexi Rosenblum.
JACKLYN THRAPP - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, CO-COMPOSER, LYRICIST & LIBRETTIST
Jacklyn Thrapp is a New York Emmy® Award winner. Executive producing credits include Off-Broadway's Park for Your Problems (Davenport Theatre). Off-Off-Broadway: The Christmas Fart (Manhattan Rep) and A Soldier's Lover (The Workshop Theater). Television: Reporter & Producer for ABC and CBS affiliates in the Midwest. Producer for The CW affiliate in Denver and New York City. Associate producer 21st Century Fox. Film: Coney Island Trash (Coney Island Film Festival & Italy's Monstra Cinema Taranto Festival) & An American In Ireland (Dublin Smartphone Film Festival & Barcelona Planet Film Festival.)
BRIDGET GREANEY - DIRECTOR
Bridget Greaney's theater repertoire includes Friends of the Family at NY Winterfest (director), Off-Broadway's Can Do Duck: The Musical (partial lyricist), and Just Wingin' It (creator/director). In 2012, she co-founded Backstage Theatre Company at her alma mater, New York University, for which she directed and produced numerous one-act plays. Bridget has her BFA in Film & TV from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and, beyond her theater endeavors, has gone on to work professionally in television and sports broadcasting.
JACKSON BELL - MUSIC DIRECTOR, CO-COMPOSER & ORCHESTRATIONS
Jackson Bell is a guitarist and music producer based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Los Angeles, California, he graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2016. His favorite drink after a big meal is a shot of Fernet Branca. He plays in the following bands:
Bad Business - Yacht Rock
Carson - Synth Pop
Dat Menace - Dance-Metal
Couvo - Indie Rock
DYLAN ADLER - CO-COMPOSER
Dylan Adler holds a Bachelors in Music Composition from NYC. His music has been performed at NYU’s Provincetown Theatre and NYU’s Black Box Theatre. His musicals (A Beaver's Tale & Drag Queen) debuted at the NYU Lamplighter’s Club.
DANIEL GOLD - CHOREOGRAPHER
Daniel Gold is joining the GMNY team after choreographing a production of Mystery Of Edwin Drood down in San Antonio, TX. Daniel choreographed the U.S. regional premiere of The Bodyguard and has choreographed productions of Young Frankenstein, A Year With Frog and Toad, and High School Musical. He is the founder/director of the Leg Up On Life arts initiative which has raised over twenty thousand dollars for LGBTQIA+ Non Profit organizations. (@leguponlife). Daniel can also be found teaching around the city on guest facilities of STEPS On Broadway and Broadway Dance Center. Many thanks to Shannon, the GMNY team, and Lucille Di Campli. All my love to my Cameron. @djpgold
SHANNON WALSH - ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER
Shannon is a dancer, singer, and actor based in NYC. She has served as swing/dance captain on the national tours of Wizard of Oz and Elf, as well as on numerous projects here in New York City. Thanks to Daniel Gold for the incredible opportunity! Instagram: @shaykwalsh
REISE HOOPER - VOCAL DIRECTOR
Reise Hooper is a talented vocalist from Los Angeles, California. She began her training at 10 years old in classical and non-classical voice. She graduated from Pace University in 2018, where she spent two years abroad in Paris studying music and theatre from an international perspective. She is well versed in musical styles of all different backgrounds—Musical Theatre, Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Classical, etc. She now resides in New York, where she regularly performs with great musicians alike.
FELISHA HENG - STAGE MANAGER
Felisha Heng graduated from Pace University with a BA in Theater Arts and completed NYU's Film and Stage Production Program. Favorite Stage Management credits include: Stop Kiss, Flight (a new serious musical comedy), Much Ado About Nothing, Gypsy, and most recently, Classics on the Rocks production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
OLIVIA LOVERDE - LIGHTING DESIGNER
Olivia LoVerde graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Theater Design and Production. Some of her lighting design credits include Eurydice, The Last Five Years, Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Website www.olivialoverde.com
AMANDA C. ENRIQUEZ - COSTUME DESIGNER
Amanda C. Enriquez (Costume Designer) is a New York City based costume and graphic designer. Favorite costume design credits include: Raisin in the Sun, Gypsy, Crazy for You, and Stop Kiss. Her work was also recently seen in Simius at the Broadway Bound Festival. Amanda sits on the Executive Board of The Heights Players as the Graphic Design Chair and designed all the graphics and posters for the company's 64th season. When not behind the scenes, Amanda loves to perform and was last scene as Tessie Tura in Gypsy. She would like to thank Jacki for this incredible opportunity and Felisha for being her greatest support. Follow her on Instagram: @Fabulace2
MARGO CRUZ - CASTING DIRECTOR
NICKI GEX - CASTING ASSOCIATE & CO-PRODUCER
SYDNEY K. FAULKNER - ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Originally from a small town in Missouri, I have spent the last 3 years studying Journalism Media Studies and Theatre Arts at San Diego State University. As part of the Broadway San Diego team, I have assisted in promotions for some of Broadway’s biggest hits such as the touring productions of Fiddler on the Roof, Book of Mormon, Anastasia and Miss Saigon. So excited to be making my off-broadway debut with Good Morning New York!
MAX AZARMEHR - CO-PRODUCER AND DRUMMER
Max is a session drummer based out of Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Austin, Texas, he performs new and original music across the city and Northeast region of the United States. He’s currently debuting new material with the NYC based yacht rock band Bad Business, indie synth pop group Carson and Dat Menace. Max also hosts bi-monthly jam sessions at Arrogant Swine BBQ with other local session players and featured artists. He is the resident drummer at South Bushwick Reformed Church (where the album was recorded). Email .
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CLINTON GREENLEE - BASSIST
Clinton Greenlee is a NYC-based musician, composer, and educator. As a bassist/guitarist he performs new & original music throughout the city and nationally with many different singers, groups, and productions including Brett Gleason, Carson Rammelt, Daniel Cameron, Dat Menace, Glitch Cake, Good Morning New York the Musical, Inti & the Moon, Jack Ross, Josh Couvares, and Late Sea; all while being featured at some of NYC’s most prestigious venues including B.B. King’s, Brooklyn Bowl, City Winery, Rockwood Music Hall, Rough Trade, and the United Nations Headquarters.
A Virginia native, Clinton is a proud graduate of George Mason University’s School of Music. It was here that Clinton studied both classical and jazz upright and electric bass with professor Glenn Dewey, piano with Gerry Allen, and was first exposed to music as a healing art under the direction of Dr Glenn Smith.
In his post graduate studies, following a mentorship with renowned bassist Jay Foote, he is currently training to become an Alexander Technique teacher under the direction of Ann Rodiger at the Balance Arts Center.
DIANE WONG - PIANIST
Diane Wong, originally from Malaysia, graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2018 with a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Writing & Production Summa Cum Laude along with the completion of an additional minor in Theory of Jazz and Popular Song as well as two internships at a music house and at a recording studio respectively.
Diane also worked with Berklee Concert Operation Office as a stage crew member where she had had the opportunity to work closely with phenomenal local and touring acts like Ron Carter, Tigran Hamasyan, Victor Wooten, Nik Bärtsch's RONIN, Becca Stevens, Black Violin, DOMi, Sam Tsui, Mario Jose, Honeysuckle, 7th Degree, Pitch Slapped, and many more.
Currently located in NY, Diane is now working equally fluent as a pianist, composer, producer, and arranger.
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