A New Approach to Opera and Broadway

NEW YORK, NY – You wouldn’t want to miss this showcase of talented performers and composers (Eng, Lippa, Noll, and Rodriguez) if you happen to be in the Big Apple next Monday. Metropolis Opera Project presents The M.O.P. Bucket, a listening party of new music by a dozen of America’s hippest young composers, Monday May 17th 2010.

This first annual presentation will boast the works of composers Randall Eng (NYCO, Public Theatre), Ryan Gagnon, Kristin Hevner, Peter Kirn, Larry Lees (IT Award Nominee), Andrew Lippa (Wild Party, The Addams Family), 
Paul Loesel (Wicked), Rachel Peters (NY Fringe, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab), 
S.J. Pettersson (L.A. Musician’s Insitute), Bryan Putnam (NYMF’s The ToyMaker), Christopher Sahar, Benjamin Scheuer (Jihad! The Musical), Will Van Dyke (SlightlyAskew) and librettist Royce Vavrek (The Coterie, Public Theatre).

The evening will feature performances from Broadway’s Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Jeckyl and Hyde), Wesley Taylor (Theatre World Award Winner, Rock of Ages), Krysta Rodriguez (TV’s Gossip Girl, In the Heights, The Addams Family), Zachary James (South Pacific, The Addams Family), Morgan James (Godspell, The Addams Family), Amy Justman (Company, White Christmas) M.O.P. Founding Director Megan Nelson, The MET’s Jessica Kimple, Lauren Worsham (Conegonde in NYCO’s Candide) and more.

This Free and Open to the Public event will be held at STITCH BAR on 37th and 8th as part of Metropolis Opera Project’s inaugural season. Drink specials will be running from 8pm to 10pm and door prizes will be given out throughout the evening.

Video Trailer

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About Metropolis Opera Project: Founded in 2009 by Broadway actor, Zachary James (The Addams Family, South Pacific, Coram Boy), opera singer Megan Nelson (Knoxville Opera, Opera Providence, Metropolitan Opera National Council District Winner) and NYC composer Kristin Hevner (League of Composers, Look and Listen Festival), Metropolis Opera Project presents new American works and forgotten operatic treasures in an intimate setting. Metropolis Opera Project’s annual season includes full-length operas, a One-Act opera festival, a new works festival, as well as various concerts and performance art events around NYC.