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Song from SHADES OF WAYNE Debuts at Joe's Pub

Added on by Christopher Staskel.

A few weeks ago, "Me Time," the first song we wrote for our new show SHADES OF WAYNE, debuted at Joe's Pub as part of From the Factory Floor, a benefit for Musical Theatre Factory

Here it is performed by Liz Lark Brown (as Joanne) with an appearance by Remy Germinario (as Little Wayne). Max Mamon on piano.

Special thanks to our friend Micah Joel for filming! (http://www.xerkmedia.com)

"Monkey on a Leash" Wins Sondheim Remix Contest

Added on by Christopher Staskel.

You guys. I'm pooping.

Max Mamon and I did something. To be specific, we wrote a rap remix of the opening number of Sunday in the Park with George. And it won NY City Center's Sondheim Remix contest.

Check out the official announcement!

The five winning pieces were chosen by a panel headed by Encores! Off-Center artistic director Jeanine Tesori. Max and I will be performing ours live before the June 26th evening performance of tick, tick... BOOM!. Event details here.

The piece is called "Monkey on a Leash." Take a listen below if you can't make it on the 26th!

Did I mention that Stephen Sondheim will be in attendance?

I want to spend the rest of my life inventing a time machine so I can revisit 15-year-old me lip-syncing "Giants in the Sky" in his bedroom and tell him that one day he will rap for Stephen Sondheim JUST to see the look on his face.

He'd probably be pooping too.

(Dot dot, mothaf*cka.)