A New Musical
Book & Lyrics by Dan Collins
Music by Julianne Wick Davis
Based on the Academy Award-winning short film Trevor
Choreography by Joshua Prince
Directed by Marc Bruni
Producers Roy Furman and A.B. &W. Productions have announced the New York debut of Trevor: The Musical to open in April 2020 at Stage 42 (442 West 42nd Street).
Trevor: The Musical features book and lyrics by Dan Collins (Southern Comfort) and music by Julianne Wick Davis (Southern Comfort). Trevor: The Musical is based on an original story by James Lecesne and the Academy Award-winning short film Trevor, directed by Peggy Rajski and produced by Randy Stone, that had an original screenplay by James Lecesne. Choreography is by Joshua Prince (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) and direction is by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carol King Musical).
"Trevor the film struck a chord with its powerful narrative and urgent message of optimism," said producers Roy Furman and John Ambrosino, Josie Bray and Mark Woods of A.B. & W. Productions. "From the exuberant audience response at the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, IL where the musical debuted, we knew we should bring the show to New York."
Trevor: The Musical is about 13-year-old Trevor, a force of nature with a vivid imagination. As he deals with becoming a teenager, Trevor struggles to navigate his own identity and determine how he fits in a challenging world.
The Trevor Project, which was created as a result of the Trevor film, is the nation's only accredited crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization focused on saving LGBTQ lives. www.TheTrevorProject.org
Winner of the Jeff Award for Best New Work, the World Premiere of Trevor: The Musical was presented by Writers Theatre in a special agreement with A.B. & W. Productions through the Literary Development Initiative, with the generous support of David and Mary Winton Green, Glencoe, IL; Michael Halberstam, Artistic Director; Kathryn M. Lipuma, Executive Director.
Casting for the 19 roles, ticket information and additional details for Trevor: The Musical will be announced soon.
DAN COLLINS (Book and Lyrics) wrote the book and lyrics for Trevor, Southern Comfort and The Pen. Trevor received its world premiere at Writers Theatre, where it won the Jeff Award for Best New Work. Southern Comfort was produced by the Public Theater, following productions at Barrington Stage and Cap21 (NY Times and Time Out Critics Pick), and it received development support at NAMT and Playwrights Horizons; it also received the Jonathan Larson Award, a GLADD Media Award and was a Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award nominee. The Pen (NY Times Critics Pick) was produced by Inner Voices and received a Drama Desk nomination. Other projects with Wick Davis include Wood (starring Tony Award © Winner Cady Huffman) and When We Met (Eugene O'Neill National Musical Theater Conference; CAP 21); they are also currently working in collaboration with Annette O'Toole and Michael McKean on a musical adaptation of the documentary Harold & Lillian. Dan was selected along with Wick Davis as a Dramatist Guild Fellow and he received his M.F.A in Musical Theater Writing at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU and his B.F.A. in Playwriting at The Theater School of DePaul University.
JULIANNE WICK DAVIS (Composer). Jonathan Larson Award in 2012; 2018 recipient of the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award for Outstanding Female Musical Theater Composer. Trevor (music) with Dan Collins (book and lyrics) world premiere at Writers Theatre (Jeff Award for Best New Work). Southern Comfort with Collins, The Public Theatre (NY Times Critic's Pick, Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Outstanding Musical), NAMT 2012, production at Barrington Stage Company, reading at Playwrights Horizons, and developmental production at CAP21, (GLAAD Media Award, Time Out NYC and NY Times Critic's Pick). The Pen for Inner Voices with Collins, NY Times Critic's Pick. When We Met (music & lyrics), O'Neill Musical Theater Conference, York NEO Development Series, developmental production at CAP21. The Willard Suitcases (book, music, & lyrics) world premiere at American Shakespeare Center 2019 (Top 10 2019 theatrical events by Washington Post). Lautrec at the St. James (music) with John Dietrich (book and lyrics), NAMT 2019 Conference. She contributed two songs for Shakina Nayfack's Manifest Pussy. Julianne and Dan Collins are currently writing a musical adaptation of the documentary "Harold and Lillian" in collaboration with Annette O'Toole and Michael McKean. Dramatist Guild Fellow, York Theatre's NEO 9 Emerging Writer, Sundance Fellow at UCross. MFA from NYU's Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
JOSHUA PRINCE (Choreographer) Broadway/National Tour/West End, etc.: Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (Olivier, Helpmann, Astaire award nominations), Shrek, The Musical (Outer Critics Circle nomination). Off-Broadway: The Kid and Bunty Berman Presents (The New Group). New York City: A New Brain (City Center Encores! Off-Center), The Bridge Project 1&2 (BAM/The Old Vic '09/'10), The Jerry Springer Opera starring Harvey Keitel at Carnegie Hall, Camelot starring Gabriel Byrne with the NY Philharmonic at Lincoln Center (PBS) and All Singing All Dancing (Town Hall). London: My Fair Lady and BBC Proms 59 (Dir/Chor) (Royal Albert Hall - BBC Proms), Singin' In the Rain (Royal Festival Hall). Regional: Mr. Prince has had the pleasure of choreographing the incomparable Chita Rivera and Rita Moreno for The Latino Inaugural 2013, as well as The Spring Gala for The Kennedy Center hosted by Liza Minnelli in 2010. He created the choreography for the adaptation of the film A Walk On The Moon, the new musical Bliss, and the Disney Cruise Line adaptation of the blockbuster mega-hit, Frozen. Josh is the Founding Artistic Director of Dance Lab New York - the only organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the art form of choreography by gifting vital resources to a wide range of dance makers. www.dancelabny.org
MARC BRUNI ( Director) directed the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winning Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway, in the West End, US/UK Tours, and in Australia, winning the Helpmann and Green Room Awards for Best Direction of a Musical. Other credits include Hey, Look Me Over!, Paint Your Wagon, Pipe Dream and Fanny (Encores!), The Music Man and How to Succeed... (Kennedy Center), The Explorers Club (MTC), Ordinary Days (Roundabout), The Sound of Music (Chicago Lyric), Trevor: The Musical (Writers Theatre- Jeff Award nom), Old Jews Telling Jokes (Westside Theatre and Royal George- Jeff nom), Roman Holiday (Golden Gate), and 8 shows for the MUNY. Dartmouth graduate and member of SDC.
ROY FURMAN (Producer ). Currently on Broadway: Tina-The Tina Turner Musical, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Mean Girls, Dear Evan Hansen (Tony), The Book of Mormon (Tony). Off Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors. Other Tony-winning productions: The Band's Visit, The Ferryman, Hello, Dolly!, The Color Purple, Spamalot, The Humans, Curious Incident…, A View From the Bridge, War Horse, A Raisin in the Sun, Skylight, Fosse, The History Boys. Mr. Furman is Vice Chairman of Jefferies LLC, Vice Chairman of Lincoln Center and Chairman & President Emeritus of Film at Lincoln Center. He was a former National Finance Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and National Fund Chair for Harvard Law School for two years.
A.B. & W. PRODUCTIONS (Producer) is a New York based commercial producing company led by John Ambrosino, Josie Bray and Mark Woods. They are committed to encouraging collaboration in all disciplines--artistic, operational, and business, while nurturing the work of great, passionate theatre artists. A.B.& W. began developing the Academy Award-winning film Trevor into Trevor: The Musical in 2013. Following its critically acclaimed and record-breaking run at Writers Theatre in Glencoe, IL, A.B. & W. are thrilled to bring Trevor: The Musical back to New York where the journey began.