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ONE NIGHT ONLY! FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th, 2019 - 7PM

ABOUT THE SHOW

$20 online plus 2 drink minimum*

$25 at the door plus 2 drink minimum*

*Drinks must be purchased in the cabaret theatre to be counted toward the minimum.

TICKET PRICES

The Duplex Cabaret

61 Christopher Street

New York, NY 10014

(212) 255-5438

BY SUBWAY:

  • Take the 1 Train to Christopher Street

  • Take the A/C/E train to West 4th Street

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

  • There is a two-drink minimum per person. Drinks must be purchased in the cabaret theatre to be counted toward the minimum.

  • The cabaret theatre is not handicap accessible.

LOCATION INFORMATION

60 Minutes; No Intermission.

DURATION

Recommended for ages 21 and up.

No one under 21 will be admitted.

AUDIENCE

CAST

MATTHEW CONDELLO

RUSSELL FISCHER

SIERRA REIN

MEGHANN REYNOLDS

CREATIVE

Music & Lyrics by................PETER SAXE

Director.......CHRISTOPHER MICHAELS

Music Director.......JONATHON LYNCH

PRODUCTION

Lights/Sound....................LIBBY JENSEN

CAST, CREATIVE, PRODUCTION CREDITS

Get "carried" away and take a short adventure in New York City with composer/lyricist, Peter Saxe, and his friends, in a concert version of his new song cycle, Saxe and the City! Follow four friends on a search for love -- and happiness -- in crowded bars, on subway platforms, during "Hallmark" holidays, and through the ever-stressful audition seasons, navigating their ways through life as by way of musical numbers featuring a delightful mix of sincerity and snark, hilarity and heartbreak -- sometimes in a single song! Grab a cosmo and grab a front row seat to Saxe and the City, the Music & Lyrics of Peter Saxe!

 

PHOTO GALLERY

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PRODUCTION STILLS (from the 2015 performance)

CAST BIOGRAPHIES

MATTHEW CONDELLO

Credits include “A Wonderful Life” and “Meet me in St. Louis” at Paper mill Playhouse” Also bared it all in “Naked Boys Singing” Off Broadway. Happy to back performing  after a brief hiatus  following his solo cabaret “Songs from my Bedroom Mirror”. Thanks to Peter Saxe for being a wonderful collaborator and supporter. And thanks and love to my Amazing husband B.J.

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RUSSELL FISCHER

Russell made his Broadway debut as young Joe Pesci (as well as understudy/standby for Frankie Valli) in JERSEY BOYS on his 22nd birthday. National Tour: Billy in BIG: THE MUSICAL. Favorite regional credits: Jimmy Smith in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Tommy Djilas in THE MUSIC MAN (Chautauqua Opera), the American premieres of CHILDREN OF EDEN (Papermill Playhouse) and MONKEY: JOURNEY TO THE WEST (Spoleto Festival), Tommy Swank in BABY FAT, ACT 1: A PUNK ROCK OPERA, Narrator in THE COLLINS BOY (Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival). FILM: WAYSTATION IN THE STARS (available to stream on Indie Flix) and OCTOBER PAIN.  TV: 2015 BELMONT STAKES, 2009 TONY AWARDS, and several spots for TV Land’s 60 Second Sitcoms. He is currently recording and touring with The Doo Wop Project www.thedoowopproject.com

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SIERRA REIN

Sierra was previously seen waving wands, swords, and tentacles for DISNEY CRUISE LINE, and as a villainous singing Russian in the film BETTER DEAD THAN RED. In 2019, her solo show, RUNNING IN PLACE, garnered her Bistro and MAC Awards for Best Debut. She currently sings with vocal group Marquee Five. Other: Mrs. Snoring Man - WHITE CHRISTMAS (Ogunquit Playhouse), Angel City 4 - CITY OF ANGELS (Goodspeed). Sierra lives with two cats and her husband, Pete. www.sierrarein.com

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MEGHANN REYNOLDS

Meghann was most recently seen as Isabella in Red Caravan’s production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE. Some of her favorites include GUYS AND DOLLS (Sarah), TWELFTH NIGHT (Feste), RENT (Maureen), SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (Meg/Woman 1), GIRL CRAZY (Molly) and WEST SIDE STORY (Maria) and IndieWorks' staged reading presentation of THE GIANT HOAX. Check out her web series AMATEUR DICKS #notporn, now streaming!

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CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES

PETER SAXE (Music & Lyrics)

Peter is a composer, lyricist, pianist, arranger, orchestrator, copyist, and performance coach. Education: SUNY Purchase, Manhattan School of Music, BMI Workshop. Musicals: THE LATECOMER, A NEW BEGINNING, MTA: THE MUSICAL, WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR, LOVE IN THE TIME OF RECESSION. Cycles: The 8-bar Audition Songs, and Fractured Holidays. Musical direction: DIG & BE DUG: THE GOSPEL OF LORD BUCKLEY, WELCOME TO TOURETTAVILLE, Winner: 2016 MAC/Burman Songwriting Award. Revue: SAXE AND THE CITY. Commission: a 50th birthday song for Broadway Producer, Marc Routh. Recording: JOHN WHITLEY: HISTORY REMEMBERS. Arranging: Paul Iacono’s PSYCHEDELIC HEDONISM, PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE, THE BAD BOYS OF OPERA and Adelmo Guidarelli’s, OPERATION OPERA. Film: THE MARIE'S CRISIS OUTDOOR PIANO TOUR (parts 1 and 2), and THE UNVEILING. Peter coached Rumer Willis, Nolan Gerard Funk, and Tyler Blackburn for the musical film, HELLO AGAIN. Peter has worked in music publishing, and for MTV Networks. More info at PeterSaxeMusic.com

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CHRISTOPHER MICHAELS (Producer/Director)

Christopher is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of IndieWorks Theatre Company where he has helmed productions of CASPER, THE NOT-SO-FRIENDLY GHOST, SONGS FROM A HAT, EMPTY FRAMES, THE GIANT HOAX, and THE COMMUTERS... (Nominated: Best Musical, Winner: Best Director in the StrawberryTheatre Festival, 2016). Other credits include CLOSER THAN EVER, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, VANITIES (MuchaDu Productions), YOSEF: AN EPIC NEW MUSICAL (Born Entertainment), OKLAHOMA! (Osceola Theatre), INTO THE WOODS (Largo Cultural Arts Center), TWO BOYS IN A BED ON A COLD WINTER'S NIGHT (Asst. Director; Rising Action Theatre),  EVANGELINE: A CURIOUS JOURNEY (Assoc. Director; Davenport Theatricals), HOW ALFO LEARNED TO LOVE (Asst. Director; Al Dente Theatre Company), THE WEDDING WARRIOR (Assoc. Director; 59E59), and THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW (Asst. Director; Rodeph Sholom School). He has also directed numerous cabarets and concerts including THE BROADWAY THEATRE CAFÉ (Rising Action Theatre) as well as Playlight Theatre Company’s SONGWRITER'S SHOWCASES Volumes 1 & 2. His film directorial debut, VALLEY HIGH, a short, musical film based on the song of the same name by Drew Gasparini, made it’s premiere this winter.

Christopher Michaels stars in IndieWorks' Songs from a Hat on December 4th at the Duplex in NYC!

JONATHON LYNCH (Music Director)

Jonathon wrote the book, music, and lyrics to THE TURING TEST (Lincoln Center and Gallery Players), and music for AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN (Unsung Musicals Co), TIME TRAVEL MAKES COMPLETE SENSE (Bruno Walter Theater), SLAM! (Soundbites musical festival 2013 finalist), NEWB (webseries score), and ¡CANTA! SONGS FOR LEARNING SPANISH (album). Upcoming projects include book, music, & lyrics for THE BAROQUE CYCLE. His music has been performed at the Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub at the Public Theatre, NYTB, New World Stages, 54 Below, and the 47th St. Theatre. He was copyist/assistant music director for FINDING NEVERLAND (NY workshop dir. Diane Paulus), music director/dance arranger for THE CITY CLUB (Minetta Lane, prod. Mitchell Maxwell), and orchestrator for various songs by Brian Lowdermilk. An alum of Northwestern University and the BMI Workshop, Jonathon is currently music directing faculty at AMDA. For more information, visit patreon.com/jonathonlynch or jonathonlynchmusic.com.

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JEREMY TERRY (Producer)

Jeremy is the Founder and Executive Producer of Jeremy Terry Productions.His background in entertainment includes work with Alluvion Stage Company,Wolfbane Productions, Proof Productions,the Walt Disney Company,and Roundabout Theatre Company.He has worked with the creative teams on projects from regional productions to Broadway shows. Jeremy has served as Executive Producer for his company’s production of THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING, a new play which received its first production at the Minnesota Fringe Festival 2016 as well as for THE CAMPAIGN, a long running episodic improv show inspired by tabletop roleplaying games. He currently serves as Managing Director for IndieWorks Theatre Company where he has been the Executive Producer on projects ranging from cabarets and concerts (LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS, KIT GOLDSTEIN GRANT & FRIENDS, DIRTY LITTLE DITTIES), to stage productions (THE COMMUTERS… THE GIANT HOAX) and even a film (VALLEY HIGH).

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