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                                Ashley Griffin

                                      (Original Concept/Book/Lyrics/Music for "Happy Ending")

Ashley is most well known as the creator of the pop culture phenomenon Forever Deadward (New World Stages) which received rave reviews, was featured on E! MTV, and Entertainment Weekly among others. As a writer, Ashley’s plays have been produced off-Broadway in New York, as well as in Los Angeles and Chicago. Highlights include: TheaterChanged For Good (for which she wrote the book, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz which had its premier in 2006), Trial (Director Lori Petty attached), Looking For Wonderland  - a semifinalist for the Eugene O'Neill Festival, co written with Cirque du Soleil creator/star Joel Jeske, with director Gabriel Barre (Amazing Grace, Broadway) attached, The Death of Emily WebsterFairy Tales, and Snow. Film/T.V/Web: The 8th Square ( Doug Jones attached), Blank PaigeMusic: Ashley has contributed music and lyrics to several musicals including Forever Deadward. She is the lead singer/writer of the band Finding Eurydice which she formed with Robin Lai. She contributed songs to the Comix Comedy Club’s Epic Fail: Broadways Future Flops concert in NYC. She's a contributing sketch writer for Seastone Productions.

Ashley was the recipient of 2007 outstanding playwriting commendation from the NY International Fringe Festival, and a Grand Prize winner in the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival's Literary Competition. Ashley has taught Musical Theater History at NYU (Tisch,) and was the 2011/2012 Artist in Residence at Dreamcatcher Entertainment. She is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild, and holds a BFA from NYU Tisch.  www.ashleygriffinofficial.com

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                             Evan Jay Newman

                                                                      (Music)

Evan is currently serving as the Associate Music Director of the Mamma Mia! North American Tour. Previous credits include: Music Director: Green Day’s American Idiot (International Tour); tick, tick… BOOM! (Revision Theatre); Little Shop of HorrorsFloyd Collins (New York University). Assistant Music Director: Nero (by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater); The King and I; Hairspray (Weston Playhouse); Music SupervisorBroadway’s Epic Fail. Copyist/InternLegally Blonde, High Fidelity, A Tale of Two Cities. Keyboards: Forever Deadward (New World Stages, The York Theatre) Assistant: Andrew Lippa, Brian Lowdermilk. Graduating with a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, CAP 21, acting credits include: Broadway: Paul Simon’s The Capeman; Les Miserables National TourBeauty and the Beast RegionalNine (Papermill Playhouse). Readings/WorkshopsShine! The Horatio Alger Musical (NYMF 2010); Tully [in no particular order] (NYMF 2007). www.evanjaynewman.com 

 

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                                                   Cast and Creative Team for the 54 Below Concert Reading

                                                                                                                                     Cast

                                                                                                                   (In order of appearance)

                                                                        Mr. Wednesday......................................................................Ryan Williams

                                                                        Nymphet 1/Amelia.................................................................Aspen Vincent

                                                                        Judy...................................................................................Shereen Hickman

                                                                        Man 1.....................................................................................Kevin Donohue

                                                                        Schausteller..........................................................................Michael Yeshion

                                                                        Nymphet 2/Jenny....................................................................Bonne Kramer

                                                                        Pierrot............................................................................................Ryan Hunt

                                                                        Lyra...........................................................................................Ashley Griffin

                                                                        Reve...............................................................................................Eddie Egan

 

                                                                                                                            Creative Team

                                                                        Director................................................................................Madeline O'Hara

                                                                        Musical Director...................................................................Andrew Wheeler

                                                                       

                                                   Cast and Creative Team for the world premier concert reading at 

                                                    The Triad, NYC to benefit Broadway Cares - Equity Fights AIDS

 

                                                                                                                                     Cast

                                                                                                                   (In order of appearance)

                                                                        Mr. Wednesday.......................................................................Ryan Williams

                                                                        Nymphet 1/Amelia.................................................................Ilana Gabrielle

                                                                        Young Lyra...........................................................................Olivia Lombardi

                                                                        Woman 1/Woman 2/Judy.................................................Shereen Hickman

                                                                        Man 1/Man 2/Assistant/Acrobat 1/Homeless Man/Alex..Spiro Galiatsatos

                                                                        Schausteller...............................................................................Bob Angelini

                                                                        Nymphet 2/Jenny...................................................................Bonne Kramer

                                                                        Pierrot..........................................................................................Craig Sculli

                                                                        Lyra..........................................................................................Ashley Griffin

                                                                        Reve..............................................................................................Ryan Roets

 

                                                                                                                            Creative Team

                                                                        Director................................................................................Madeline O'Hara

                                                                        Musical Director...................................................................Andrew Wheeler

                                                                        Stage Manager.......................................................Jennifer-Elizabeth Cooper