ON THE RIGHT TRACK
AMT Theater is thrilled to announce the opening of "On The Right Track", a musical comedy, music and lyrics by Al Tapper, book by Tony Sportiello, directed by Mauricio Cedeño, opening at its beautiful new theater on West 45th Street April 5th in Hell's Kitchen.
April 5th through May 11th.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday night at 7:00pm
Wednesday matinee at 3:00pm
Cast: Dana Aber, Brian Childers, David L. Murray Jr.
Musical Direction: Katie Coleman
Light Designer: Rocky Noel
Costume Designer: Debbi Hobson
Set Designer: Josh Iacovelli
Sound Designer: Ryan Marsh
Technical Director/Props: Tamara Flannagan
General Manager: Sharon Osowski
Assistant Director: Regina Cedeño
Public Relations: JT Public Relations, Inc.
Marketing: Joan Pelzer
Poster Image: Christine Cirker
Stage Manager: Emily Kluger
Assistant Stage Manager: Gabrielle Piacentile
Tickets $50. Seniors/students (under 18) $35
For tickets, click below or call 917 388 2630
"On The Right Track" tells the story of One Magical Night, onboard a New Jersey Transit Train with Three Couples (played by the same actors) with three very different problems. The Conductor, whose powers are for more than collecting tickets, oversees an evening of music, magic and laughs as AMT kicks off its 2023 season with a new comedy whose next stop could well be Broadway.
MEET THE TEAM
David L Murray Jr., based in New York, is thrilled to make his AMT Theater debut. David has a BFA Musical Theatre Degree from The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. His most recent credits include Off-Broadway: Songs for a New World, and Vote For Me: A Musical Debate. Other credits: The Mountaintop, The Royale, Ragtime, and Violet. David would like to thank God, Family, the Noels, and friends for their unwavering love and support! Psalms 23:6
www.murraydavidjr.com Proud AEA Member.
Dana Aber is a performer, producer, creator, and teacher. NYC: Off-Bway AMT Theater, MidTown Int’l Theatre Festival (winner Best Actress in a Musical), New York Theatre Festival, ONE Fest, NYFringe Festival, NYMF, Apollo Theater, FDCAC/Classical Theatre of Harlem. Regional: Actors Theatre Louisville, Virginia Stage Co., Kennedy Center, Cleveland Play House, Syracuse Stage, Virginia Musical Theater, Mercury Theatre Company. Artist residency: Elsewhere Studios, Colorado. Dana teaches acting, musical performance, and solo-storytelling. Dana helms Big Thunder Productions NYC, producing original works & coordinating weddings, events, and social media. As a playwright, Dana has written 2 one-person plays—FINAL BLOW and Save/Reload—and a 1-person musical, Baggage at the Door. Baggage at the Door was a finalist in the ONE Festival and looks forward to its upcoming production later this year. www.DanaAber.com.
As an actor, he received the 2002 Helen Hayes Award for “Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical” and the Mary Goldwater Award for his performance as Danny Kaye in Danny and Sylvia: A Musical Love Story. His nationaltour of his new one man show An Evening with Danny Kaye has received rave reviews coast to coast including Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C. OFF BROADWAY: Danny and Sylvia, The Danny Kaye Musical (Danny Kaye). NATIONAL TOUR: The Kid from Brooklyn (Danny Kaye—Original), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Tom Sawyer). NEW YORK: Lady in the Dark (Russel Paxton Cover) City Center;Recovery (Demon/Damien) Theater for the New City. My Wife in a Chador(John) Theater for the New City; Sophia (Jake Kelly) Write Act Repertory; Obama in Naples (Paolo) June Havoc Theatre;Freedom’s Song: A New Musical; Miracle on 34th St.The Musical (Marvin Shellhammer) Theatrical Gems; Promenade (Prisoner 105) New World Stages, The Musicals of Off-Broadway; Scandalous Behavior (Joseph Surface) York Theatre; On the Town (Gabey) St. George Theatre; MeesterAmerika (Joey). SOLOIST: Hollywood Bowl: A Ball at the Bowl with the L.A. Philharmonic, Dodger Stadium (Special Guest Entertainer); Lincoln Center (A Tribute to Danny Kaye); Kennedy Center (Not a Day Goes By). Brian recently released his first Solo Album, Life Unfurled, on all platforms. Brian is a proud member of Actor’s Equity. Visit: www.life-Unfurled.com, www.brianchilders.net and www.aneveningwithdannykaye.com
Al Tapper wears many hats. Besides being Producer of AMT, he considers himself a renaissance man whose various careers as a Broadway composer, lyricist, playwright, humorist, baseball maven, leveraged buyout specialist and philanthropist have woven a rich tapestry of distinction and success. He recently won a prestigious Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting for his exuberant 2013 documentary Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy; this follows his acclaimed 2004 film “Broadway: The Golden Age”. He has written songs and lyrics for numerous musicals, including Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle, From Where I Stand, National Pastime, All Aboard, The Paparazzi, David and more. He is co-author of two joke books — A Minister, a Priest, and a Rabbi and A Guy Goes into a Bar – and is a notable collector of baseball memorabilia. His musical National Pastime has played in Cooperstown and his latest documentary on the great hitter Ted Williams is available online.
A long time staple in Mexican Theater, Cedeño has directed dozens of first class productions such as "Cats", "Godspell", "Cyrano the musical", "Animal Mundi", "RENT" " Una Corona para Claudia" and " Lo Quiero Ya". In 2015 he was given an award for his theatrical career by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes.
Cedeño has directed three Al Tapper musicals in Guadalajara. He produced and directed Tapper's "Sessions" (2009), "National Pastime" (2016/2019), "Paparazzi" (2018-2019) and the "Broadway Without Borders Concert in NYC's Manhattan" (2019), in coordination with Algonquin Theatre Production in New York City. Both "Sessions" and "National Pastime" won multiple awards while the production of "Paparazzi" was the winner of best producing company, best choreographer and best ensemble at the 2020 Broadway World Awards México. Cedeño was nominated for best actor in the State Theatre Exhibition of 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2015 and 2016. He was winner of the best actor award at the 1998 State Theater Exhibition for the play "Coloquio de Hipócritas", In 2010 for "Sabor a Freud" at the PTI and ATEB, at the 2013 State Theater Exhibition for the plays "Lluvia Implacable" and "Viaje de Tres" and in 2014 for "El Camino de los pasos peligrosos".His most ambitious project is the recovery, rehabilitation and opening, (together with his wife and children), of the Maria Teresa Theater, (a 110 year old theater).
Rocky is thrilled to be returning to AMT for the 5th time. He calls New York City home working here and touring around the globe with artists Liza Minnelli, Kristin Chenoweth, Barbara Streisand, Alan Cumming, Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block, and Joel Grey among countless others. Some NYC Shows include, Love Quirks, Beauty & The Beast, both here
at AMT, Broadway & The Bard, Under The Bodhi Tree, Marat/Sade, & Unfinished Business.
Josh has over 20 years of experience in theatre and television His roles span from production design, art direction and scenic design. From fabrication to ideation, Josh has spent his entire career making ideas into reality. Favorite favorite design credits include: Broadway and The Bard starring Len Cariou, The Office a Musical Parody (dir Donald Garverick), Friends the Musical Parody (dir Paul Stancato), The Zero Hour (dir Piper Laurie), Hit Her with the Skates (dir Michael Schiralli), Disaster the Musical (dir Jack Plotnick), and The Book of Merman (dir Joe Langworth). Other notable credits include long-running Off Broadway hits such as Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical, Dietrich and Chevalier starring Robert Cuccioli, Cougar the Musical, Sistas the Musical and It’s Just Sex, and Missed Connections. Josh recently Designed and Directed Trial on the Potomac starting Rich Little. Josh most recently designed two shows at AMT, Love Quirks and Al Tapper's An Unbalanced Mind. Josh received his BA in Theatre and Direction from Stockton University and his MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School at New School University. JoshIacovelli.com
Tamara Flannagan has performed many roles on and off stage. She received her BFA in Technical Theatre from Florida Atlantic University, where she spent her days building sets, and her nights acting. Her love of Shakespeare began here, performing Hermia and Miranda and later Amiens, Blanch, Lady Capulet and Lady M. She studied with Zoe Caldwell and moved to NY after being offered a full scholarship to study acting at the Circle In The Square Theatre Conservatory. She’s a founding member of The A-Train plays, which ushered in a movement of plays conceived and performed in 24 hours. Behind the curtain, Tamara has held a multitude of positions, both on and off Broadway. Some of her skills include light and set design, master electrician, set construction, set painting, stage management and production stage management, most notably in Oklahoma with the Tulsa Ballet. Outside the theater you might catch her work in the windows of FAO Schwarz, on a flagpole around Rockefeller Center, or in a gallery in the neighborhood. She is very excited to put all her skills to work as a part of the AMT family.
Regina began her career as an actress in 2007, she has participated in 7 short films and had a couple of film appearances with Eduardo Yáñez and Silverio Palacios. She was the official voice of the last program "En familia con Chabelo".
She had her theater debut in 2016 and has worked in 4 musicals: "Siddartha The Musical", "13 The Musical", "4am The Musical" and "The Legend of Gurutaka" as an actress, and in "National Pastime" as a production assistant . In 2018, she participated in the world teen theater festival “Vamos Que Venimos” in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She has hosted the "Elementos" tv show for C7TV Jalisco. For her participation in “4 am the Musical” she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 2019 Broadway World Awards and was awarded Best New Young Actress recognition at the 2020 State Theater Festival. She participated in the Netflix series "Guerra de vecinos", and in other series such as "Un día para vivír", "Lo que la gente cuenta" and "El Doctor del pueblo". She recently participated in the upcoming Netflix series "El Nano", an upcoming Prime Series and co-starred in the upcoming movie "Allá".
Gabrielle Piacentile (Assistant Stage Manager) is delighted to be a part of On The Right Track! for the second time at AMT. She joined AMT during its construction in Spring 2022, so if you've seen a show here, you've probably run into her! AMT Credits: On The Right Track!, Shrek Jr., Three Chords of the Apocalypse, Beauty and the Beast Jr., Unbalanced Mind. Other credits: Unmarried Man (The PIT Loft), Momologues! (Madison PAC). NYU Steinhardt: Bachelor's of Music. Gabrielle has been performing in New York for over 20 years, playing iconic venues including Radio City Music Hall, 54 Below, the Lyceum Theater, and the Irish Repertory Theater. Thank you to Mauricio, Regina, Tony, Al, and the AMT company for your incredible work and dedication!
Tony Sportiello is a playwright and producer whose work has been seen all over the country and all over the world. Along with Al Tapper he has written the book for the shows National Pastime, All Aboard, The Paparazzi and Upside Down. National Pastime has played in New York, Washington, Phoenix, Austin, Wilkes Barre, The Major League Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and Guadalajara, Mexico. His play Star Power has been performed in London, Tickets, Please! in Los Angeles and Crossed Wires in China. He produced the musical Sessions, which ran for 300 performances Off Broadway. The ultimate goal is to have a Broadway show but in the meantime he's looking to work with theater artists and colleagues to help make AMT the ultimate 'regional theater' for Hell's Kitchen, bringing original shows, children's theater, cabaret and more to the area.
SIX, Aladdin, Hamilton, Falsettos, Wicked. A graduate of University of the Pacific (piano and trumpet), Katie is originally from the SF Bay Area. KatieColemanMusic.com
Debbi has been a costume designer for over 20 years. She is a resident artist with Phoenix Theatre Ensemble where she designed “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “Skin Of Their Teeth”, and “The Harmfulness of Tobacco” for their inaugural Phoenix Theatre Festival autumn 2022. Off Broadway credits include: “A Letter to Harvey Milk” dir. Evan Pappas; “Luft Gangster” dir. Austin Pendleton. Off Off Broadway Credits include “What Passes for Comedy” dir. Rick Hamilton; “Tartuffe” dir. Craig Smith; where she was nominated for the 2018 NYIT Outstanding Costume design award. In 2015 she was awarded the NYIT Outstanding Costume Design award for “Unmentionables” dir. Monserrat Mendez.
Ryan is designer whose work spans across theater, concerts, opera, and dance. Originally from Oceanside, his designs have been seen on both coasts and internationally. Some favorite designs include: Cinderella, Into the Woods: In Concert (Moonlight Stage Productions), Peter Pan (McCoy Rigby Entertainment); The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time, Cloud 9, Bus Riley’s Back In Town (NYU); Cowgirls (Columbia University). Ryan graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Lighting, Sound, and Projection Design and is currently pursuing his MFA in Lighting Design at NYU.
Sharon is happy to be teaming up with Tony and Al once again. Their previous managing partnerships have included Algonquin Theatre Productions where she managed, along with her partner, Joan Pelzer, shows such as LOL and the musical, Sessions. Prior to that she co-founded Liquid Productions and produced several off-off Broadway shows such as RSVP, It’s A Girl Thing and The Lunch. She was also co-founder of the YOLO Theatre Company where she produced and performed in Trust, Age of Pie and An Evening of Georges Feydeau One-Acts. While living in Indiana, Sharon co-managed the Round Barn Theater in Nappanee, where she produced and performed in musical reviews featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichal and Cole Porter, a year round production of Plain and Fancy by Joseph Stein & Albert Hague and various children’s shows.
Emily is a New York based Stage Manager and is so excited to be back at AMT for this wonderful production! She last worked here at AMT as PSM for the New York Premiere of Our Man In Santiago. She also recently served as the Stage Manager for Bated Breath Theater Company's production of Chasing Andy Warhol.
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