This week we interview Joel B. New. He decided to try acting at the age of 10, and was immediately cast as Oliver in Oliver! Not bad for a first role. By age 12 he started piano lessons. He received a BM in Musical Theatre performance with a minor in piano from Oklahoma City University. Followed up by a Masters in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU. This is where he found his home and has stayed in NYC since then. Joel has written musicals, song cycles, did a theatre podcast for 5 years and produced concerts of his music. It was amazing to hear about his process of creating music and how he shares it with the performers. Loving to hear how a new performer interprets his music. He has a new concert this Saturday, October 6th at the new Green Room 42 in NYC. GO GET TICKETS!
You can learn more about Joel and all his facinating projects at www.joelbnew.com.
The team of Joel's Saturday show "Joel B. New is Trying Too Hard":
Musical Direction by Gillian Berkowitz (Avenue Q)
Directed by Twitter-verified Robbie Rozelle.
Madge Dietrich (Kinky Boots)
CK Edwards (Shuffle Along)
Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women On The Verge…)
Victoria Huston-Elem (Finding Neverland)
Travis Kent (Disaster!)
Richard Riaz Yoder (Hello, Dolly!)
Ben Roseberry (Gentleman’s Guide…)
Hansel Tan (The Four Immigrants)
Michael Winther (Fun Home)
Theater Masks by Nikita Kozin / Licence: CC BY 3.0
Ritzy Remix font by Nick Curtis - www.nicksfonts.com/index.html
Music and Sound
cello_tuning by flcellogrl / Licence: CC BY 3.0
Flute Play C - 08 by cms4f / Licence: CC0 1.0
"Danse Macabre - Violin Hook" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) / Licence: CC BY 3.0