Monday, July 23, 2012

Breaking: New Dan Mills Musical Fiction In Photographs, Directed by Randy Redd, Will Play 92YTribeca; Casting Announced

Fiction In Photographs, which features music and lyrics by Dan Mills and an original book by Randy Redd, will play 92YTribeca next month. Show time at the downtown venue located at 200 Hudson Street is scheduled for Monday, August 6th at 8PM. The new musical is being presented as a benefit for New York-based Sing For Hope.

A second concert staging of the original pop-rock musical will be presented at 3PM on Tuesday, August 7th at The Laurie Beechman Theater for a private industry-only audience.

The dynamic words and music of singer-songwriter Dan Mills are the centerpiece of this new musical. The time-twisting story, told by 5 actors in one compelling act, is by actor and writer Randy Redd. A delicate balance of wisdom and sentiment, Fiction In Photographs reveals the vivid contrasts between life as it is remembered and life as it happens. Fiction In Photographs, a multimedia theatrical event, is a fresh, sincere and ultimately heartbreaking contemporary musical.

The cast will feature Cole Burden (25th Anniversary Les Miserables, Applause), singer-songwriter Adam Day, Alysha Deslorieux (Sister Act), newcomer David Mizzoni and Lauren Pritchard (Spring Awakening).

Dan Mills is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor from Brooklyn, NY. Mills’ eponymous has released 3 full length albums. As an actor, Dan Mills portrayed “Carl Perkins” in the Broadway and Off Broadway casts of Million Dollar Quartet and also appeared with his band on NBC's "Smash".

In a statement writer Mills said, "As a songwriter and an artist I try and write from an honest place. My process is in-the-moment and very personal for me. I never really know where a song is going to end up in the world if it ends up out there at all. So, seeing my music travel from pen & paper to the theater is something that is very exciting and refreshing for me.  Fiction In Photographs has transformed these tunes into something I could have never imagined, and being an artist for a while now, it's surprised me how a collaborative vision can grow into an amazing piece of art."

Randy Redd made his Broadway debut in Parade and recently appeared as “Jerry Lee Lewis” in the hit Off Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet as well as The Burnt Part Boys, Some Men and Ring Of Fire. He collaborated with David Pittu on the critically-acclaimed What's That Smell: The Music Of Jacob Sterling at the Atlantic Theater Company.

The creative team also includes choreographer Jacob Pinion and vocal arranger and musical director Adam Podd who co-wrote the internationally acclaimed sensation The Spidey Project with Doug Katsaros. The upcoming presentation is being produced by Philip Katz, Broadway Theatricals and Amanda Rehbein. Tickets will go on sale July 23rd at 92YTribeca; proceeds go to Sing For Hope. Founded by opera singers with a desire to lift their voices for social change, Sing For Hope is a non-profit organization that mobilizes more than 600 professional artists – from classical musicians to photographers to Broadway performers – in volunteer service programs that benefit schools, hospitals and communities. Sing For Hope's volunteer programs bring arts education to under-resourced youth, provide in-hospital performances that complement the healing process and raise awareness for humanitarian causes.

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