03.31.17Sara Co-Produces IN TRANSIT's Original Broadway Cast Album, coming soon on Hollywood Records!
Hollywood Records, the contemporary music label owned by Disney Music Group, will release the original Broadway cast album of the new a cappella musical In Transit.
The album will be released in digital and streaming formats April 28, followed by a June 9 in-store physical release.
Pre-Order On Amazon available as of 3/31/17
02.09.17Sara Writes New "Beauty and the Beast" Premiering on the Disney Cruise Line Nov, 2017
A tale as old as time gets ready to take the stage with "Beauty and the Beast," a brand-new musical production inspired by Disney's live-action adaptation of the animated classic. "Beauty and the Beast" will bring the timeless fable to life like never before, featuring a style of theater that interlaces classic storytelling elements with cutting-edge technology, to create a unique, theatrical experience in the 1,340-seat Walt Disney Theatre. An innovative take on the story will transform renowned songs into spectacular, show-stopping numbers, and lavish costumes and puppetry will bring a fresh perspective to beloved characters.
Drawing inspiration from the live-action film, the stage musical uses the scenic motif of a music box to guide spectators through the story. Set designer, Jason Sherwood ("Paint Your Wagon," "Frozen, A Musical Spectacular"), worked in concert with video designer, Aaron Rhyne ("Frozen, A Musical Spectacular," Broadway's "Anastasia"), to create a transforming set that will take audiences on a magical journey through the music box, from Belle's provincial French town to the Beast's mysterious castle.
To bring "Beauty and the Beast" to the stage, Disney assembled an all-star creative team, led by director and choreographer Connor Gallagher ("Tangled: The Musical," "Found"). Gallagher collaborated with writer Sara Wordsworth ("Frozen, A Musical Spectacular," Broadway's "In Transit") and a talented collection of Broadway artists to create an imaginative, new approach to this iconic story.
09.22.16IN TRANSIT, Broadway's First A Cappella Musical, Begins Previews November 10
Follow In Transit on:
Twitter and Instagram: @InTransitBway
DAVID ABELES, MOYA ANGELA, STEVEN CANTOR, JUSTIN GUARINI, TELLY LEUNG,
ERIN MACKEY, GERIANNE PEREZ, MARGO SEIBERT, CHESNEY SNOW,
JAMES SNYDER, MARIAND TORRES, NICHOLAS WARD, ADAM BASHIAN, LAUREL HARRIS
AND AURELIA WILLIAMS
Scenic Design by
Tony Award Winner DONYALE WERLE
Costume Design by
Tony Award Winner CLINT RAMOS
Lighting Design by
Tony Award Winner DONALD HOLDER
Sound Design by
BINDER CASTING, INC.
Vocal Arrangements by
Music Supervision by
Book, Music and Lyrics by
KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ, JAMES-ALLEN FORD, RUSS KAPLAN and SARA WORDSWORTH
Directed and Choreographed by
Three-Time Tony Award Winner KATHLEEN MARSHALL
PERFORMANCES BEGIN THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
OPENING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016
AT BROADWAY’S CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE
(New York, NY) Producer Janet B. Rosen announced today that Broadway’s first a cappella musical In Transit will star David Abeles (Once), 2016 “America’s Got Talent" contestant Moya Angela (Ghost The Musical), 2012 American Beatbox Vice Champion Steven “HeaveN" Cantor (Broadway Debut), Justin Guarini (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; “American Idol"), Telly Leung (Allegiance), Erin Mackey (Amazing Grace), Gerianne Pérez (Broadway Debut), Margo Seibert (Rocky), Chesney Snow (Broadway Debut), James Snyder (If/Then), Mariand Torres (Broadway Debut), Nicholas Ward (On the Town), Adam Bashian (Broadway Debut), Laurel Harris (Beautiful) and Aurelia Williams (Broadway Debut).
Featuring scenic design by Tony Award winner Donyale Werle (Peter and the Starcatcher), costume design by Tony Award winner Clint Ramos (Eclipsed), lighting design by Tony Award winner Donald Holder (She Loves Me), sound design by Ken Travis (Aladdin), vocal arrangements by Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, “The Sing-Off"), music supervision by Rick Hip-Flores (Rocky) and casting by Binder Casting, Inc., In Transit begins performances on Thursday, November 10, 2016 and officially opens on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street).
With a book, music and lyrics by Academy Award winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen), James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth, In Transit is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It).
Featuring an a cappella score from Broadway’s freshest creators including musical minds behind Frozen and Pitch Perfect, In Transit is a new, modern musical, bringing to life a vivid tapestry of characters and music in the city that never sleeps…or stands still. Inspired by the vibrant rhythms of life on the subway, In Transit follows the intertwining lives of eleven New Yorkers, all hoping to catch the express train to success, love and happiness—and the stops they make along the way.
In Transit is produced by Janet B. Rosen for Six Train Productions. Scott Landis serves as Executive Producer.
The playing schedule for In Transit is as follows: Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Beginning Thursday, December 8, 2016, the playing schedule is as follows: Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm and Wednesday and Friday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Please note: There will be no performances on Thursday, November 24, 2016, Saturday, December 24, 2016 and Saturday, December 31, 2016. There will be additional performances on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 2pm, Monday, December 26 at 2pm and 8pm, and Thursday, December 29 at 2pm and 8pm. There is a performance on Sunday, December 25 at 7pm.
Tickets for In Transit range from $89 - $159.
Please visit www.InTransitBroadway.com.
08.05.16Sara Writes Adaptation of "Frozen" Premiering on the Disney Cruise Line Nov 10, 2016
The animated hit film Frozen, which is currently in development to become a Broadway musical, will hit the high seas. A new stage show will be seen exclusively aboard Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder.
Frozen, A Musical Spectacular will debut, along with a wave of new enhancements to the ship, on cruises starting November 10 from Galveston, TX.
The story, according to Disney Cruise Lines, “will be presented like never before, with an innovative combination of traditional theatrical techniques, modern technology and classic Disney whimsy, completely unique to the Disney Wonder production. The show features dynamic costumes and sets, remarkable special effects, and spectacular production numbers that expand upon the most imaginative elements of the film."
To adapt the show for the high seas, Walt Disney Imagineering creative executive Kevin Eld enlisted Tony Award-nominated director Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall, Mothers and Sons). The creative team also includes Tony Award-winning costume designer Paloma Young (Peter and the Starcatcher), choreographer Josh Prince (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), scenic designer Jason Sherwood (Paint Your Wagon) and writer Sara Wordsworth (In Transit).
Frozen, a Musical Spectacular will feature music direction by Marco Paguia, projection design by Aaron Rhyne and lighting design by Rui Rita. Dynamic puppetry by Michael Curry, whose designs are featured in Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway, will bring physicality to characters like Sven and Olaf.
03.12.16Join Feinstein’s/54 Below On 3.20.16 for IN TRANSIT in concert!
Join Feinstein’s/54 Below for a sneak peek performance of songs from In Transit! This groundbreaking and “optimism-oozing" new musical is a love song to NYC, written by Academy Award-winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Disney’s Frozen), James-Allen Ford, Russell Kaplan, and Sara Wordsworth. Inspired by the vibrant rhythms of the subway – and performed by its incredible ensemble – In Transit follows the intertwining journeys of an aspiring actress, a street-savvy beatboxer, a down-on-his-luck investment banker, an obsessive marathon runner, and others as they find their way in New York City. Featuring mind-blowing vocal arrangements by Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off), prepare yourself for a belty blend of Broadway voices.
Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell)
Ben Crawford (On the Twentieth Century, Big Fish)
Erin Mackey (Amazing Grace, Chaplin)
Chesney Snow (Deke Sharon’s Vocalosity)
Justin Keyes (How to Succeed…, The Apple Tree)
Moya Angela (Ghost)
Colin Hanlon (Submissions Only, Modern Family, Rent)
Lulu Picart (Disenchanted!, Toxic Audio)
Ryan Andes (Peter Pan Live!, Big Fish)
03.04.16Songs from Sara's new rock musical MINNESOTA at the Times Center
Prospect Theater Company, in partnership with the Good to Go Festival (produced by Judy Zocchi and Cate Cammarata) has announced casting for its Good to Go Songwriter's Showcase concert at TimesCenter on Friday, March 4, at 8pm. The concert celebrates new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers from around the country. Arielle Jacobs & Marissa O'Donnell sing from the new Kaplan-Wordsworth-Kelley rock musical MINNESOTA.
02.01.16Sara's Sheet Music Now Available for Instant Purchase and Download
Sara's Sheet Music Now Available for Instant Purchase and Download at https://www.contemporarymusicaltheatre.com. Subscribe to this amazing database now for the latest and greatest from the best musical theatre writers in the country!
11.18.15Sara speaks at the Good To Go Summit on Gender Parity in Theatre Nov 18
07.28.15Lindsay Mendez Sings "Do What I Do" from IN TRANSIT on Seth Speaks
Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Dogfight, Godspell, Grease, Everyday Rapture, Significant Other) joined Seth Rudetsky on Seth Speaks on July 28, 2015. She sang a song called "Do What I Do" from a new a capella musical, IN TRANSIT, written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, and Sara Wordsworth. The full interview is available on SethRudetsky.com
06.17.15Sara joins the Summer Faculty of CAP21
Sara joins the Summer Faculty of CAP21, teaching The Business of Theatre.
05.07.15IN TRANSIT Reading Starring Lindsay Mendez and Directed by Christopher Gattelli, May 7 and 8
Christopher Gattelli, who earned a Tony Award for his athletic choreography for Newsies, and who earned another Tony nomination last week for The King and I, is scheduled to direct and choreograph an industry reading of the in-development musical In Transit May 7 and 8.
04.14.15Sara is Invited to Join the Steering Committee of the Famed BMI Workshop
In 1961, BMI joined forces with the late Lehman Engel, dean of American musical theatre conductors, to create a setting in which new writers for the musical theatre could learn their craft. An innovative program at its inception, the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop continues to flourish in its fiftieth year, and is considered to be the foremost training ground for new writing voices, nurturing shows like A Chorus Line, Little Shop of Horrors, Nine, Once On This Island, Ragtime, Avenue Q, Next To Normal, and The Book of Mormon. The Workshop received a special Tony Award in 2007, and a Drama Desk Award in 2006.
04.13.15Kaplan & Wordsworth Debut an Original Song for the NYCCT Gala
The New York City Children's Theater Gala Celebration will take place on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Battery Gardens with Special Guest Host Christina Ha, and features an original song written and performed by Russ Kaplan & Sara Wordsworth.
03.17.15Kaplan & Wordsworth Join Lippa, Ahrens & Flaherty, and Cryer & Ford in a Roundtable Interview
Kaplan & Wordsworth joined Andrew Lippa, Ahrens & Flaherty, and Gretchen Cryer & Nancy Ford in a Roundtable Discussion/Interview for The Dramatist Magazine's issue on musical theatre, Summer 2015.
12.07.14New Works by Kaplan & Wordsworth featured in Urban Stages WINTER RHYTHMS 2014
Five of NY’s finest musical theatre songwriters present excerpts from their exciting shows. Featuring work by Beth Falcone (Wanda’s World), Kathy Lombardi (The Yellow Wallpaper), Mary Liz McNamara (The Good Girl), Tracy Sallows (Curious and Rare), Sara Wordsworth (In Transit) and their collaborators, performed by a cast to be announced.
11.17.14Sara, Russ Kaplan & Daniel John Kelley begin CAP21 New Works Residency
CAP21's Artists Residency Program is awarded to emerging New York musical theatre artists. Recipients include composers, lyricists, directors, and fellow theatre companies. The residency provides comprehensive support for the creation of new work and each residency is individualized to meet the specific needs of the artist/s. Kaplan, Wordsworth & Kelley are pleased to be developing a new rock musical with the support and guidance of CAP21.
11.03.14Sara Performs at the Primary Stages Gala with Lopez, Kaplan, Mendez & Snow
A song from IN TRANSIT opens the 2014 Primary Stages Gala, performed by Sara and her IN TRANSIT co-writers Russ Kaplan & Kristen Anderson-Lopez, joined by performers Chesney Snow and Lindsay Mendez.
10.25.14Sara performs in Developmental Workshop of Bobby & Kristen Anderson-Lopez's UP HERE
Broadway may be in the cards for Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the Oscar-winning, husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, which will be part of La Jolla Playhouse's 2015-16 season. Alex Timbers directs.
10.02.14Kaplan & Wordsworth featured at The Songwriters Salon
Lindsay Mendez, Ben Crawford, Alyse Alan Louis & Sarah Lasko perform new Kaplan & Wordsworth songs at Write Act Rep's The Songwriters' Salon, hosted by Hunter Ryan Herdlicka.
09.18.14Sara Performs in a New Dramatists Reading of the New Rock Musical, FALL SPRINGS
Dramatic action sequences, parent/child angst, lost limbs, found souls, and a rocking, driving, passionate hook-filled score, FALL SPRINGS takes the best of musical theatre and disaster films to forge a hilarious and heartfelt musical comedy about the consequences of pushing Nature too far and what happens when our routine lives become interrupted and we're forced to sacrifice to save what we love. Music and Lyrics by Niko Tsakalakos, Book and Lyrics by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb.
06.16.14Sara wins the 2014 BMI Harrington Award for Libretto Writing
The BMI Foundation/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop awarded Sara with the 2014 Jerry Harrington Musical Theatre Award to honor excellence in Libretto writing.
05.15.14DEAR ALBERT EINSTEIN gets a rave review in the NY Times!
"The danger in sacrificing your ideals for popularity isn’t a new theme, but the musical’s authors, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth, make it feel fresh. They don’t minimize Susan’s pain over being a social outcast at her old school, and they portray the relationship between her and her twin, Steven (Michael Lorz), as a realistic mix of loving loyalty and seething tension." (Clink link to read full review)
05.13.14DEAR ALBERT EINSTEIN is nominated for Best Family Show by the Off Broadway Alliance
02.04.14Kaplan & Wordsworth's DEAR ALBERT EINSTEIN to Open in NYC This May
Albert Einstein helps a 12-year old girl navigate middle school and mean girls in DEAR ALBERT EINSTEIN, a new musical from the critically acclaimed Making Books Sing, opening in May. Making Books Sing promotes children's literacy and social development through professional theater productions and arts-in-education programs. Transcending all of their efforts is a collective belief in the transformative power of the arts to inspire learning, strengthen families, improve schools and communities, and enrich young people's lives. For more information about Making Books Sing productions and education programs, visit: www.makingbookssing.org.
01.31.14Kaplan & Wordsworth 's VOW Opens
VOW is an inaugural Musical Theatre Workshop being presented by the Marymount Manhattan College Musical Theatre Program (Pat Hoag Simon, Coordinator for Musical Theatre) and The Directory Of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers (David Sisco, Founder & Curator) that opens wide the creative process of the Broadway musical theatre industry to twenty very fortunate musical theatre students currently enrolled in Marymount Manhattan College's progressive Musical Theatre Program. VOW's four award-winning writers, Sara Wordsworth, Russ Kaplan, Will Reynolds and Clay Zambo, have written smart and entertaining musical "shorts" based on articles from the Weddings/Celebrations Sunday Section of THE NEW YORK TIMES.
12.16.13Sara hosts BMI Concert at NYTB in the D-Lounge
NYTB in the D-Lounge is New York Theatre Barn’s revolutionary platform for meeting emerging writers, supporting established writers and presenting new musical theatre work. Established in 2007, the series has featured hundreds of writers and performers."Your Holiday Assignment is…."…an evening of BMI Assignment Songs + the NYTB Holiday Party! Hosted by Kate Anderson, Timothy Huang, and Sara Wordsworth. Presented with Patrick Cook and the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
11.27.13Sara Lends Vocals to FROZEN, Disney's Newest Animated Feature
FROZEN, Disney's 53rd animated feature, will be released in theatres Nov. 27 nationwide. With voice performances by Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad, the film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan") and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph"), with songs by THE BOOK OF MORMON writer Robert Lopez and Sara's IN TRANSIT co-writer, Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
10.15.13Kaplan & Wordsworth Write for Marymount Manhattan College, in a Project Produced by The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers
The Directory has cast its first three-week workshop at Marymount Manhattan College, starting rehearsals in January, 2014 with Curator/Directors David Sisco & Laura Josepher. Fellow writers include Will Reynolds and Clay Zambo.
08.15.13Kaplan & Wordsworth's "Hittin' the Road" is a Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers 2013 Top 25 Song
The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers recently announced their 2013 Top 25 Songs at the International Congress of Voice Teachers Conference in Brisbane, Australia.
07.26.13Sara Performs Her Work at 54 Below
BINDERS FULL OF WOMEN'S SONGS:
Acclaimed musical theatre writers Gretchen Cryer & Nancy Ford headline a late-night cabaret featuring women composers and lyricists, presented by The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers.
02.12.13NEWSIES Tony winner Christopher Gattelli directs another industry staged reading of IN TRANSIT
NEWSIES Tony winner Christopher Gattelli directs another industry staged reading of IN TRANSIT. Janet Rosen & Richard Winkler, producers; Deke Sharon, vocal arranger; Jay Binder, casting. Cast features Lindsay Mendez,Ben Crawford, Justin Keyes, Erin Mackey, and Chesney Snow as Boxman.
The award-winning IN TRANSIT features book, music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russell Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth.
10.11.12Tony Winner Christopher Gattelli Will Direct Staged Reading of IN TRANSIT
Newsies Tony winner Christopher Gattelli will direct an upcoming staged reading of IN TRANSIT. Christina Papagjika and Janet Rosen are producing the presentations, which are scheduled for Oct. 11-12. Jason Howland, musical supervisor; Deke Sharon, vocal arranger; Jay Binder, Casting.
10.01.12Kaplan & Wordsworth's HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL now available for licensing via Dramatic Publishing
Comedy/Drama with songs. By Dan Ahearn and Janet Reed. Music and lyrics by Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth; Cast: 6 to 14m., 6 to 20w., 1 to 8 either gender, extras, singers, dancers as desired.
09.15.12Sara's work is featured in the printed & online versions of the Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers
09.01.12Sara joins the BMI Librettists Workshop
08.24.12Dowdell & Wordsworth's musical f-451 in concert August 24- September 1
f-451,inspired by the 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, is a grim look at a fascist future in which firemen don't put out fires -- they start them in order to burn books, as a way of suppressing independent thought and action in the public. This musical adaptation tells the story of Guy Montag, a book-burning fireman, who will eventually undergo a crisis of faith. f-451 features music by Linda Dowdell, lyrics by Sara Wordsworth, and book by Michael P. Hidalgo.
08.01.12Sara is featured on the cover of the July-August issue of The Dramatist Magazine, on newsstands now
07.26.12Prospect Theatre Company features a new Kaplan & Wordsworth song in their Summer Teen Lab showcase, DESTINATION EVERYWHERE
05.07.12"Over The Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project," Launch Concert April 12
Emmy winner Edie Falco will host a free concert May 7 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, which is currently the home of the Tony-winning revival of Anything Goes."Over The Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project," a multi-media charity project that includes a two-CD set of original lullabies composed and sung by top Broadway artists, an illustrated hardcover book of 17 songs from the album, a corresponding e-book encompassing the entire collection, and a documentary film.
05.01.12Sara's is featured on an episode of GOTTA RUN WITH WILL, where she performs two original Kaplan-Wordsworth songs
Two-time marathoner Sara Wordsworth, a co-creator of the hit musical "In Transit", enjoys the easy breezy fellowship and camaraderie that her judgment-free running group happily offers her. She relies on her group to inspire her to keep running. She returns the favor with her non-stop repartee that's always on the gracious side as gracious as she is!
04.09.12Kaplan & Wordsworth in concert at NYTB 4/9
The April 2012 installment of NYTB in the D-Lounge will feature the work of writing team Sara Wordsworth and Russell Kaplan, and hip-hop musical theater writer Aaron Jafferis! NYTB in the D-Lounge; D-Lounge at the Daryl Roth Theatre (101 East 15th St. at Union Square East); Executive Producers: Laura Brandel and Jason Najjoum
03.08.12Sara performs with Lorna Luft, Stephen Bogardus, Eric Anderson & Jeny Foote in Reading of ROOM 16
Room 16, a new musical featuring music by Stephen Sislen, lyrics by Sislen and Ben H. Winters and a book by Andrea Lepcio, is presented in a staged reading March 8 at 2 PM at Ripley Grier. With musical direction by Vadim Feichtner, Room 16, "is a wry, dark, comedic look inside the unlikely friendship between G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt and the events surrounding the Watergate break-in in 1972.
02.06.12Two Kaplan-Wordsworth songs presented in concert with Libra theatre company
Libra Theater Company is set to present Songs You Should Know, a concert of new and rarely performed songs by some of today’s most exciting music theater writers. Hosted by Jeremy Morse (Drama Desk nominee, Bloodsong of Love) and Jennifer Ashley Tepper (If It Only Even Runs a Minute), Songs You Should Know includes new work from Brad Alexander, Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, Joshua H. Cohen and Lavell Blackwell, Bobby Cronin, Adam Gwon, Caleb Hoyer, Joe Iconis, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth, Pete Mills, and Will Reynolds. The concert will feature performances by Alex Brightman, Sarah Corey, Scott Coulter, Blair Goldberg, F. Michael Haynie, MK Lawson, and Kevin Michael Murphy with additional performers to be announced
02.01.12Sara is featured in the February issue of The Dramatist Magazine, answering the famed "Ten Questions"
01.25.12New Kaplan-Wordsworth Mini-Musical premieres in NYC
Four fifteen-minute new musicals will be presented at 4@15: Four New Fifteen-Minute Musicals, January 28 and 29 at Roy Arias Theatre Center at the Times Square Art Center. Jesse Kissel will serve as Music Director, and Brian Blythe will direct.
New works featured in the performance will include Casual Bob, with book, music, and lyrics by Don Garverick and Mark McDaniels; Natural Election by Katya Stanislavskya; A World Without Harmony, with book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne and music by Brian Feinstein; and Wasteland! The Musical, by In Transit writing team Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth. 4@15 is performed in conjunction with NYU Steinhardt.
01.08.12Sutton Foster & Stephanie Bast record the Huang-Wordsworth song "Everything I Do" for upcoming charity album featuring original lullabies recorded by members of the Broadway community
12.12.11Sara signs with Paradigm literary agent, Jonathan Mills
12.12.11Sara performs an original song (co-written with & composed by Timothy Huang) at NYTB's D-Lounge
11.16.11Sara is featured in BMI MusicWorld Magazine
11.08.11Sara & collaborator Russ Kaplan are commissioned to write a new family musical for Making Books Sing
11.03.11Sara performs Adam Overett's song "A Singer Prepares" at bi-annual BMI Showcase, NYC
10.28.11Sara contributes four original songs to the new musical play HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL
HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL is Primary Stages first new work in development to provide an “about teens for teens" in high schools across the country. This exciting new play is part of our continued efforts to foster the development of American playwrights and to reach out to a younger generation of artists.Written by Primary Stages Board Member Janet Reed and Dan Ahearn, composed by In Transit's Sara Wordsworth and Russ Kaplan, directed by Primary Stages Associate Artistic Director Michelle Bossy, HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL showcases a diverse cast of characters and provides an honest and real look into those years we'll never forget.
07.20.11Sara heads out to the Pacific Northwest for 6 weeks to perform in BARK and write/develop her new musical work, THE FUTURE OF LOVE
04.29.11IN TRANSIT receives five Drama Desk nominations - including Sara's nomination for Outstanding Book of a Musical
Tony Award winners Audra McDonald and Liev Schreiber announced the nominations for the 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards, honoring productions that opened on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off Off-Broadway during the 2010-2011 New York theatre season, April 29 at the New York Friars Club. Awards will be presented May 23. IN TRANSIT picked up four nominations (Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Book of a Musical, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical) and a Special Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards, which will feature musical numbers from the nominated New York stage productions, will be held May 23 at 8 PM at the Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center.
04.26.11IN TRANSIT receives an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding New Off Broadway Musical
Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, announced their 2010-11 nominations this morning. Celebrating its 61st season of bestowing awards of excellence in the field of theater, the Outer Critics Circle is an association with members affiliated with more than ninety newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, and theatre publications in America and abroad. The winners will be announced on Monday, May 16th and the annual awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 26th (4PM) at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant. IN TRANSIT receives an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding New Off Broadway Musical.
04.25.11IN TRANSIT receives a Drama League nomination for Distinguished Production of a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz and Kathleen Chalfant announced the nominations for The 77th Annual Drama League Awards in the categories of Distinguished Production of Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical and the Distinguished Performance Award. IN TRANSIT is nominated (along with 6 Broadway musicals) for Distinguished Production of a Musical. The
awards will be presented at The 77th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, May 20, 2011 (noon) in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. The ceremony will be hosted by Kathleen Turner.
04.01.11IN TRANSIT receives four Lucille Lortel Award nominations, including Outstanding Musical
Nominations in 14 categories and 3 special awards were announced today by the Off-Broadway League for the 2011 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. This year's ceremony will benefit The Actors Fund. Zach Braff & Samantha Bee will serve as co-hosts. IN TRANSIT receives four nominations, including Outstanding Musical, Set Design, Costume Design, & Sound Design. Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/Mantello_BLOODY_BLOODY_STARCATCHER_More_Earn_2011_Lortel_Award_Noms_Full_List_Announced_20110331#ixzz1Iwukt1nB
03.27.11Sara's new mini-musical to appear in the York's "4@15" Program 4/15 & 4/16
The York Theatre Company has again partnered with the University of California at Irvine to present 4@15: Four New Fifteen-Minute Musicals April 15 at 3 PM and April 16 at 10:30 AM at the York Theatre. SISKIYOU!, with book, music and lyrics by Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth, is a "trip back in time to 1853, to meet America's greatest unsung heroes." The musical features Alison Boresi, Kayla Emerson, Jessica Hambright, Kayla Hart, Whitney Kane, Stephanie Leatham, Daniel Mitchell, Travis Morse, Jocelyn Roddie, Sinan Zafar.
02.01.11Sara launches her new coaching website, Survive And Thrive -- NYC
Privately and in a group setting, Sara coaches NYC Survival Skills, Song Interpretation, Audition Prep, & Musical Theatre Writing.
10.06.10Variety Reviews IN TRANSIT
"Theatergoers who turn pale at the thought of a musical performed a cappella can breathe easy at"In Transit," an unconventional, unorthodox and unassuming new Off Broadway musical that should increase subway ridership to East 59th. This seven-person, zero-musician musical is a charming slice-of-life beneath city streets, and considering the evening's high likability rating and relatively low budget -- a fully satisfying show with live music but no musician costs -- this is a likely prospect to transfer." (Click link for full review)
10.06.10The Associated Press Reviews IN TRANSIT
"An energetic new musical comedy, "In Transit," has taken the underground rhythms of the city, set them to poetry and song, and enlivened them with touching stories about relationships formed by average commuters. That is, if average commuters could beautifully sing a capella together. The remarkable musical poetry is enthusiastically sung by a captivating ensemble, who bring emotional realism to their urban stereotypes. Claustrophobes, fear not; the personable commuters are shown above ground, too, in this rafters-ringing, off-Broadway production by Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters..."(Click link for full review)
10.05.10IN TRANSIT Opening Night Press Pictures
The Primary Stages production of the new a cappella musical IN TRANSIT, in which seven actors play a multitude of roles, officially opened Oct. 5 at 59E59 Theaters. An opening night party followed at the National Arts Club in New York City.
09.20.10IN TRANSIT rolls into Primary Stages Sept 22-Oct 30!
In this fresh take on the modern musical, seven performers take on multiple roles and create every note with their own voices for a rich theatrical experience unlike anything you've ever seen (or heard) on stage before. Inspired by the rhythms and sounds of life on the subway, In Transit is a vivid tapestry of characters and music in the City that never stands still.
09.17.10NY Times Theatre Listing: IN TRANSIT
09.15.10IN TRANSIT Meet and Greet Playbill.com Photo Call
09.01.10Sara's musical, IN TRANSIT, receives an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award
Since 2006, this funding program has provided over forty TCG member theatres with financial resources to increase rehearsal time with the full production team onsite at the theatre.
In 2006, the Edgerton Foundation piloted this program with the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles by offering plays in development an extended rehearsal period for the entire creative team including the playwrights. Those first two plays, Curtains and 13 both went on to Broadway. Dr. Edgerton launched the program nationally in 2007 by funding 21 plays, continued in 2008 by supporting 23 plays and in 2009 supported a record 27 plays.
To date, seventy-three Edgerton Foundation New American Play Awards, totaling $2,292.00, have been granted and thirty-four of those plays have gone on to further productions including 2009 Tony Award Winners Next to Normal and 33 Variations; and 2010 Tony Award nominees Time Stands Still and In the Next Room, or the vibrator play.
08.01.10Tickets are now on sale for IN TRANSIT Off Broadway!
Tickets are now on sale for IN TRANSIT...Get 'em while they're hot!
A World Premiere musical by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth
Based on an original concept created by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Gregory T. Christopher, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, Karla Lant, and Sara Wordsworth
Directed by Joe Calarco
In this fresh take on the modern musical, seven performers take on multiple roles and create every note with their own voices for a rich theatrical experience unlike anything you've ever seen (or heard) on stage before. Inspired by the rhythms and sounds of life on the subway, In Transit follows an aspiring actress, a fledgling financier, a street-savvy beatboxer, a cab driver, and others as they find their way in New York City. The result is a vivid tapestry of characters and music in the City that never stands still.
In Transit is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays award.
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05.01.10Sara performs in 3rd workshop/reading of UP HERE with the Roundabout Theatre Company
Roundabout Theatre Company, New York's leading not-for-profit theatre and winner of 25 Tony Awards, 34 Drama Desk Awards and 41 Outer Critics Circle Awards produces a 3rd workshop/reading of a new musical, UP HERE. Book, music, & lyrics by Avenue Q's Robert Lopez, & Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Alex Timbers directs.
04.16.10Sara's new commissioned mini-musical (in partnership with UC Irvine) opens at Off Broadway's York Theatre
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) and the University of California at Irvine are once again announcing the culminating performances of a unique partnership between a university training program and an Off-Broadway theatre: 4@15: FOUR NEW FIFTEEN-MINUTE MUSICALS on Saturday April 17, 2010 at 2 PM and 7 PM on both days. York's Associate Artistic Director, Brian Blythe directs, Tammy Holder music directs.
Book by Russ Kaplan & Sara Wordsworth, Music by Russ Kaplan, Lyrics by Sara Wordsworth
Seniors behaving badly! The residents of the Beth Shalom Assisted Living Home could use a little action to spice up their daily routines...and think they found just the thing when a captivating crooner blows into town.
With Hannah Balagot, Sydney Dever, Erin Goldman, Zach Guzik, Maggie Howell, Lauren T. Mack, Isaak Olson, Claire Perry, Kat Uyeda
12.03.09IN TRANSIT to open OFF BROADWAY at Primary Stages
September 21 - October 30, 2010
A World Premiere musical by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth. Directed by Joe Calarco
In this fresh take on the modern musical, seven performers take on multiple roles and create every note with their own voices for a rich theatrical experience unlike anything you've ever seen (or heard) on stage before. Inspired by the rhythms and sounds of life on the subway, In Transit follows an aspiring actress, a fledgling financier, a street-savvy beatboxer, a cab driver, and others as they find their way in New York City. The result is a vivid tapestry of characters and music in the City that never stands still.
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11.18.09Sara's cabaret song "Passport" (music by Russ Kaplan) to debut in the musical benefit concert "Chamberet"
Marissa Rosen, Doug Shapiro, Jennifer Wren
with Maestro Paul Stephan on the Piano
WHEN: Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00PM
Madison Avenue Baptist Church
Madison Avenue and 31st Street
Chamberet will feature the Music of: Brad Alexander, Kristen Anderson- Lopez, Barbara Anselmi, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Bridget Carpenter, Sam Carner, Kevin Carter, Bobby Cronin, Kevin Del Aguila, Lisa DeSpain, Derek Gregor, Adam Gwon, Lizzie Hagstedt , Russ Kaplan, Nicholas Levin, Ernie Lijoi, Susan Murray, Robby Sandler, Crystal Skillman, Sara Wordsworth, and Clay Zambo
11.17.09Sara appears in a reading of the new musical, Séance
Musical Mondays on Tuneful Tuesdays revisits Séance. Séances, mediums, tables rising, spirit manifestations --- the true story of the Fox Sisters whose childish pranks led to the birth of the commercialization of the spiritualism movement.
By Patrick Cook & Frederick Freyer, writers of Outer Critics' Circle Award nominee "Captains Courageous". Producing Artistic Directors: Bick Goss and Frank Evans
AT THE Jerry Orbach THEATER IN THE SNAPPLE THEATER CENTER, 210 WEST 50TH
10.24.09Sara cast in 2nd workshop/reading of UP HERE with the Roundabout Theatre Company
Roundabout Theatre Company, New York's leading not-for-profit theatre and winner of 25 Tony Awards, 34 Drama Desk Awards and 41 Outer Critics Circle Awards produces a 2nd workshop/reading of a new musical, UP HERE. Music and book by Avenue Q's Robert Lopez, Lyrics and book by Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Alex Timbers directs. Cast includes Anika Larsen, Christian Borle, Michael Leon Wooley, Sarah Jane Everman, Adam Overett, Graham Stevens, & Amy Justman.
09.01.09Sara's song to be featured on upcoming album, "No More Revivals" (Sh-K-Boom Records/BMI)
Sara's song "Women Leave" (music by Linda Dowdell) will be featured on an upcoming CD of new songs from the BMI Workshop, “No More Revivals, Volume I". The CD is being produced by Michael Gilboe, Frank Evans, and the BMI Foundation, engineered by Copperhead Studios in association with Broadway Bullet, and will be released by Sh-K-Boom Records. Broadway stars Andy Karl & Malcolm Gets are set to record the duet, with orchestrations by Linda Dowdell. The CD is due out early in 2010, and will be available in stores and on iTunes. Other vocalists to be featured include Alice Ripley, Gregory Jbara, Will Swensen, and Nancy Opel. Click the URL below For a YouTube clip of a previous performance of this song, featuring Adam Overett & Mick Bleyer.
08.25.09Come follow the writers of IN TRANSIT on Twitter!
The writers of IN TRANSIT (Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, & Sara Wordsworth) are now on Twitter! Come follow us at "InTransitTweet"!
08.08.09Sara records demo of her mini-musical THE WAKE
Cast of the York Theatre's 4@15 mini-musical THE WAKE (music by Russ Kaplan, lyrics by Sara Wordsworth) gathered at the York Theatre to record a demo, with orchestrations provided by members of the Brooklyn-based rock band, The Randy Bandits. Check out one of the demo samples, "Too Bad", by clicking "mp3s".
04.27.09Sara fills in for Barbara Walsh in York Theatre's NEO5 Benefit Concert
Todd Buonopane, Mike McGowan, Carolann Page, and Sara Wordsworth will join the previously announced Joe Cassidy, Matt Castle, Mandy Gonzalez, Marcie Henderson, Adam Kantor, Jodie Langel, Lorinda Lisitza, Julie Reyburn, Megan Sikora, Jim Stanek, Alysha Umphress, Lynne Wintersteller, Lauren Worsham, Jennifer Zimmerman, Nicholas Barnes, Jodie Bentley, J'nelle Bobb-Semple, Vivienne Cleary, Claybourne Elder, Frank Galgano, Nick Gaswirth, Gwen Hollander, Gayla Morgan, Doug Shapiro, and Jason Michael Snow.
"NEO" (an acronym for "New, Emerging, Outstanding") celebrates songwriters primed to pen the next generation of musicals. Since the first NEO concert five years ago, musical theatre fans and York supporters have eagerly anticipated each incarnation. NEO5 features songs by many new writers, including Craig Baldwin & Kathy Lombardi, Charles Bloom, Jonathan Brielle, Michael L. Cooper & Hyeyoung Kim, Patrick Dwyer, Steven Fisher & Joan Ross Sorkin, Daniel Green, Shoshana Greenberg & Jeffrey Dennis Smith, Brett Macias & Caroline Murphy, David Mallamud & Michael L. Cooper, Kristin Maloney & Robert Maggio, Dan Martin & Michael Biello, Julia Meinwald & Rachel Jett, Jeffrey Thomson & Jordan Mann, Peter Yarin & Justin Warner, and Clay Zambo.
02.25.09IN TRANSIT mentioned in NY Times Online article about the future of Broadway Musicals
Author Frank Vlastnik tells the NY Times IN TRANSIT is "one of the most creative, seamless things I’ve ever heard." See link for full article.
02.17.09Sara cast in workshop of new musical UP HERE with the Roundabout Theatre Company
Roundabout Theatre Company, New York's leading not-for-profit theatre and winner of 25 Tony Awards, 34 Drama Desk Awards and 41 Outer Critics Circle Awards produces a workshop/reading of a new musical, UP HERE. Music and book by Avenue Q's Robert Lopez, Lyrics and book by Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Alex Timbers directs.
02.05.09Sara writes opening number to new revue debuting at DC's Theater Alliance
HERE'S TO THE LADIES: The Women of Tin Pan Alley
Conceived by Joanne Schmoll
Directed by Jessica Burgess
Linda Dowdell, Music Director/Arranger
February 5 - February 22
01.30.09Sara appears in developmental reading of new musical STORYVILLE at New Dramatists
New Dramatists, the nation’s oldest non-profit center for the development of talented playwrights, hosts a workshop/reading of the new musical STORYVILLE. Music by Lisa DeSpain, Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and book by Julia Jordan.
01.25.09Sara's new mini-musical (in a partnership with NYU) to open at Off-Broadway's York Theatre
The York Theatre Company will present four new 15-minute musicals Jan. 25 in an evening titled 4@15. A partnership with the Program in Vocal Performance/Musical Theatre at NYU's Steinhardt School, the 7 and 9:30 PM performances will feature four musicals penned by four writing teams and performed by eight college students. Brian Blythe will direct the evening with musical direction by Tammy Holder. With Meghan Cork, Marco Cuoco, Jenna Jacobs, Amanda Pupo-Mayo, Ashley Sweetman, Rebecca Vogel, Melanie Weisner and Gregory Williams.
10.01.08Sara signed as BMI affiliate
As a performing right organization, BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) issues licenses to various users of music, including television and radio stations and networks; new media, including the Internet and mobile technologies such as ringtones and ringbacks; satellite audio services like XM and Sirius; nightclubs, discos, hotels, bars, restaurants and other venues; digital jukeboxes; and live concerts. It then tracks public performances of its members' music, and collects and distributes licensing revenues for those performances as royalties to the more than 375,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers it represents, as well as the thousands of creators from around the world who have chosen BMI for representation in the U.S.
09.22.08Sara is the special guest co-host at the Algonquin Salon
Mark Janas' ALGONQUIN SALON returns to the legendary THE ALGONQUIN HOTEL (59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-419-9331 - http://www.algonquinhotel.com ) with another special edition presented in the hotel's lobby area. Special co-host for the evening is singer/lyricist Sara Wordsworth. The theme will be "IN TRANSIT". Any material about traveling, transportation or life transitions would fit this theme.
08.10.08IN TRANSIT at the York Photo Coverage on Broadwayworld.com
Photo coverage of the cast and creative team at opening night of IN TRANSIT at the York has been posted on Broadwayworld.com.
"In Transit, the third and final show in the New2NY series, which presents staged concerts of musicals in their NYC premieres, at the award winning York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) runs at the York Theatre August 8-10..."
Click the link for the complete article and pics.
08.08.08IN TRANSIT to be featured at off-Broadway's York Theatre Aug 8-10
Stand clear of the closing doors please! Set aboard the New York Subway, this a capella show captures intimate, touching--and often hilarious--musical snapshots of an array of city dwellers, each "between stations" in their lives. An aspiring actress thinking of making her temp job permanent; a perpetually single "nice guy;" a gay man whose mother refuses to let him out of the closet; and a parade of other quirky characters come to life through an eclectic all-vocal score that draws on pop, jazz, hip-hop, country, and even reggae.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8th 8pm,
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9th 2:30* & 8pm
SUNDAY, AUGUST 10th 2:30* & 7:30pm
or call 212-935-5820
(never a service charge for phone orders!)
*audience discussion follows performance
07.31.08IN TRANSIT featured at "Broadway in Bryant Park"
Sara and her IN TRANSIT co-writers (Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, & Russell M. Kaplan) along with beatboxer Adam Matta perform selections from IN TRANSIT at Broadway in Bryant Park. Other featured shows include THE LITTLE MERMAID, CIRQUE DREAMS and ALTAR BOYZ.
07.16.08"BIG NIGHT OUT" Featuring Sara's Songs
NEXT SHOW WEDNESDAY JULY 16th
OPEN MIC SIGN UP BEGINS AT 10PM SHARP.
NO MINIMUM/NO COVER
THE FEATURED COMPOSERS SERIES RETURNS ON JULY 16th WITH
LYRICIST SARA WORDSWORTH
Sara will be joined at BIG NIGHT OUT by composers with which she has collaborated including Linda Dowdell and James Allen Ford and Russell Kaplan of IN TRANSIT.
Performers include: JD Webster, Patti Perkins, Adam Overett, Mick Bleyer, Hannah Laird, Andi Whaley, James Wordsworth, Brent Sawyer, & Anabel Adams.
The new website for IN TRANSIT has been launched, thanks to the talents of the geniuses over at Studio 108 designs! Check back frequently for updates.
06.12.08Sara's song "Women Leave" Featured in BMI Showcase, June 12
The Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony®-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop announces the biannual Showcase of new songs from Workshop writers. The event will be held at the Jerry Orbach Theatre in the Snapple Theatre Center, 210 West 50th Street, June 12 at 5:00pm and is for members of the entertainment industry only. The Showcase is made possible by a generous grant from the Cameron Mackintosh Foundation.
Sara's song "Women Leave" (with composer Linda Dowdell) to be sung by Adam Overett & Mick Bleyer; Craig Baldwin on piano.
Sara will also perform in "I Do What I Do", by Fred Thaler and Robert Yarnall.
06.01.08Sara's musical, IN TRANSIT, selected for the prestigious Eugene O'Neill Music Theatre Conference
Sara's a cappella musical, IN TRANSIT (co-written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Greg Christopher, Russell Kaplan, & Karla Momberger), has been selected for the 2008 Eugene O'Neill National Music Theater Conference.
The National Music Theater Conference was established in 1978. Since then, more than one hundred works have been developed. Many of the creators have gone on to win prestigious awards, and their works and subsequent works have received acclaimed recognition in opera houses, Broadway, off-Broadway and New York and regional theaters worldwide.
05.21.08NEO4 Pic posted on Broadwayworld.com
NEO4, the fourth in a series of annual benefit concerts took place on Monday May 19th, 2008 at the Theatre at Saint Peter’s, 619 Lexington Avenue (on 54th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues). Following a 6:30 pm “Summertime Soiree" supper and silent auction, the show began at 8:30 pm and featured the voices of many of today’s most exciting musical theatre talents.
05.19.08Sara's song "Four Days Home" to be featured in NEO4 at the York Theatre May 19
"Four Days Home" (music by James-Allen Ford, lyrics by Sara Wordsworth) from the a cappella musical IN TRANSIT, will be featured in NEO4: a concert celebration of emerging musical theatre writers and supporting the award-winning York Theatre Company Monday May 19, 2008.
04.22.08Sara to perform at BMI masterclass moderated by Hal Price May 22
On May 22 2008, the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop will host Hal Price as he moderates two new works written for the musical theatre. Sara will perform a segment from a new musical by Robert Maggio & Kristin Maloney.
04.14.08Sara to perform in "A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN" Reading with Peccadillo Theatre Company
Sara to perform in "A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN" reading with Peccadillo Theatre Company May 12 & 13, 2008. The 1951 musical features a book by George Abbott and Betty Smith, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and music by Arthur Schwartz. Mark Janas musical directs.
01.18.08Sara sings themesong of newly launched BMI Workshop weekly podcast
The BMI Lehman Engel Workshop will bring selections from new musicals to eager fans through a series of weekly podcasts, entitled "Fridays at Four", beginning Jan. 18. The 20-episode series will air Friday afternoons at 4 PM on BMI's website. The weekly podcasts will include performances and interviews with the songwriters and Broadway performers, hosted by composer, lyricist, and Broadway performer Jeff Blumenkrantz.
12.10.07Sara to perform in developmental presentation of "IN LIVING COLOR"
Sara will perform in a fifty minute sample of IN LIVING COLOR, currently in development at the BMI Workshop, being preseted at the Musical Mondays Theatre Lab December 10. Music by Fred Thaler (last season's Easy City), Book and Lyrics by Robert Yarnall. "Back to the Future" meets "Leave it To Beaver" when two teenagers find themselves in the 1950's. Linda Burson directs
11.29.07Another Dowdell-Wordsworth song to be presented in BMI Smoker, Nov 29
Sara & Linda will present a selection from their new musical-in-progess, CHINADOLL OVERDRIVE at the BMI Workshop Smoker November 29. Their song, "Prototype", will be performed by J.D. Webster
11.01.07Sara' a cappella musical, IN TRANSIT, to have production
IN TRANSIT, (formerly titled ALONG THE WAY; co-written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, and Russell Kaplan with addl' material by Greg Christopher and Karla Momberger) is slated for production in Fall '08 at a leading University. More details coming soon.
10.01.07Sara featured in NJ Lifestyle Magazine
Executive Editor Felicia Lowenstein-Niven interviews Sara on the triumphs and trials of being a working actress/writer in New York City. The 4-page spread is available in the October 2007 issue of NJ Lifestyle Magazine.
06.01.07Sara to play Princess Winnifred in "ONCE UPON A MATTRESS" at Chautauqua Opera
Sara has been cast as the leading role in Once Upon a Mattress this August at Chautauqua Opera, in Chautauqua, NY. The musical will be directed by Jay Lesenger, and conducted by Braden Toan.
02.27.07Sara & collaborator Carl Danielsen to present mini-musical at Musical Mondays Theatre Lab March 12
Musical Mondays Theatre Lab has announced its spring '07 season season, featuring new work from the 2006 Tony-honored BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
On Monday, March 12th, two new mini-musicals will be presented. THE MITZVAH ON MADISON AVENUE", billed as a "Spiritual Comic Tale," features music by Carl J. Danielsen and lyrics by Sara Wordsworth. The Rubberers, based on O. Henry's "A Comedy in Rubber," features book and lyrics by Matthew Hardy and music by Robert Maggio, and Sara will perform in the ensemble of this piece.
02.15.07Sara & Linda Dowdell's song featured in BMI Spring "Smoker"
Sara, composer Linda Dowdell, and bookwriter Michael Hidalgo presented "Our Chit-Chat Hour", from their new musical inspired by a science fiction account of book-burning in the present day. Sara performed the song with Susan Derry (Wonderful Town) and Patti Perkins (The Full Monty).
The Smoker, now entering its tenth season, is modeled after informal social gatherings at Cambridge University where the Workshop's two time Tony® Award winning writer Maury Yeston performed his songs during his undergraduate days. Previous smoker participants include Best Musical Tony® Award winners Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx (Avenue Q), Nancy Ford and Gretchen Cryer (I'm Getting My Act Together…, American Girl Revue), Eric Rockwell and Joann Bogart ( The Musical of Musicals, The Musical) and Amanda Green and Tom Kitt (High Fidelity).
Eleven new musicals and twenty-one BMI Workshop writers were represented.
01.24.07"FINDING NEMO, THE MUSICAL" Hits iTunes Store; Sara voices "Darla"
The musical version of the animated film "Finding Nemo" — from Tony Award-winning Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez and wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez — is now available through Apple's iTunes.
Sara's vocals can be heard throughout, including the voices of Darla and Pearl, as well as in the live stage version at Walt Disney World, which opened at Disney's Animal Kingdom in November 2006.
11.13.06Sara & James-Allen Ford song opens Hot Mamas! Cabaret Nov. 13
The third presentation of the cabaret property Hot Mamas!, featuring three pregnant actresses singing about impending motherhood, will play Manhattan's Symphony Space Nov. 13.
Hot Mamas! includes original songs by Bobby Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Emily Schiff-Glenn, Gavin Creel, Amanda Yesnowitz, Deborah Abramson, Jill Abramovitz, Brad Alexander, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Tesha Buss, Sara Wordsworth, James Allen Ford, Steve Marzullo, Brent Lord, Todd Almond, Bill Augustin, Andy Abrams, Leslie Becker, Georgia Stitt, Denver Casado and Betina Hershey.
Sara wrote lyrics for the opening number, "While I Wait" with composer James-Allen Ford.