“Played by an excellent four-piece band, Karl Hinze’s frequently mournful music is lovely.” –The New York Times
“210 Amlent Avenue is as dark as it is mysterious and the musical is well worth the look. It’s as thrilling as Bloodline and as celebrative of family dysfunction as Broadway’s The Country House – with a voice of its own.” –Theatre Reviews Limited
Welcome to the Hamptons, where fireworks are about to go off – guests are gathering at the old Jordan estate at 210 Amlent Avenue for Fourth of July Festivities with their host, Mrs. Jordan, a retired actress. But one unexpected guest, Judah, a young poet, is about to ignite a firestorm of events. In his search for the truth, he will unearth long kept secrets that will lead to unexpected consequences.
It’s time to announce our amazing cast for the upcoming July 9–14 production we’ll be mounting as part of the Next Link Project at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival!
Two of these talented performers—Robin Skye and Lisa Birnbaum—are reprising roles they played last year in our NYMF Developmental Reading, and we can’t wait for them to see all the changes we’ve made to the show since then. We also have a huge slate of incredible newcomers whose experiences include tours of Fiddler on the Roof and Next to Normal, TV’s “Gotham” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and performances with Goodspeed and Shakespeare in the Park.
We are really in the thick of it now! Rehearsals are more than halfway done, and we have updates on basically every front. Most importantly, tickets are on sale now for only $27.50 — and they’re selling fast! Do you have yours yet? 😉 (more…)
About the Authors
Karl Hinze (Music and Lyrics)
Karl Hinze is a music director, vocal coach, arranger and accompanist in and around New York. As a composer, he has penned songs for productions of Brecht's A Man's A Man, Euripides' Alcestis, and Lorca's Yerma. He is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. Recent collaborations include 210 Amlent Avenue, a new musical with playwright Becky Goldberg, and Are They Edible?, an experimental puppet show by Jeanette Yew. He has also directed productions of Urinetown, Yerma, and Antigone. Karl holds an MA from Stony Brook University and is currently PhD candidate in Music Composition there. He cannot do a cartwheel.
Becky Goldberg (Book)
Becky Goldberg holds an MFA in Dramaturgy from Stony Brook University. She is on the faculty at both Stony [Pullout: ] Brook University and Suffolk County Community College. She is currently writing the book of a musical entitled 210 Amlent Avenue, with composer Karl Hinze. Her shorter plays have been featured in several reading series, and been finalists in multiple competitions. Her other recent production experience includes dramaturging José Rivera's Marisol, David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole, and Kenneth Longergan's This Is Our Youth. She hopes to one day spontaneously morph into Tina Fey.