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A Great Run!

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Mark Torres* and Michael Gnat* (photo by Bob Johnson)

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Mark Torres*, Donna Lee Michaels*, and Matthew Tyler Horn* (photo by Bob Johnson)

Thanks for all the messages of support and best wishes for our Actors’ Equity Approved production of Caldwell’s Bomb in the 2016 Venus/Adonis Festival. According to the organizers, this is now the second largest playwright-centered festival in the country. It certainly drew a large number of strong, well-acted plays this year, so we’re proud that we were invited back to New York City as one of the finalists. No production garnered more than the four nominations we received: Best Play, Best Director (Gerald vanHeerden) and two best actor nominations (Michael Gnat* and Matthew Tyler Horn*).

This was a wonderful experience. We enjoyed every minute of the festival and made a host of new friends and contacts in New York City. While we didn’t come away with the top prize, we had a very good run!

Thanks again for all the good vibes of support!

*These Actors appeared courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Caldwell’s Bomb Encore in NYC

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Photo by Bob Johnson. Pictured: Mark Torres*, Donna Lee Michaels*, Matthew Tyler Horn*

We just learned that the Equity Approved Showcase production of Caldwell’s Bomb has been nominated in the BEST PLAY category at the 2016 Venus/Adonis Theater Festival! Our director,Gerald vanHeerden, is a nominee in the BEST DIRECTOR category, and both Michael Gnat* (JIMBO JOLLEY) and Matthew Tyler Horn*(CALDWELL DUCEY) have been nominated in the BEST ACTOR category. Some of you may know Tyler Horn. He earned a graduate degree at UMKC. We have an encore performance on Wednesday, March 9 at 6PM at New York City’s  Hudson Guild Theatre.

*These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Here’s what Broadway World has to say: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/CALDWELLs-BOMB-to-Encore-as-Finalist-in-2016-VenusAdonis-Theater-Festival-20160307

Caldwell’s Bomb on Broadway World

broadway_worldWe’re excited to have a press release in Broadway World. I’d love to see you all at one of the shows. Even if you can’t be there, please let your New York friends know what we’re doing.

CALDWELL’S BOMB to Open 2/23 at Hudson Guild Theatre

 

Caldwell’s Bomb Set to Explode in NYC

CB_final-largeCaldwell’s Bomb’s run in the 2016 Venus/Adonis Festival http://venusnytheaterfestival.com/caldwells-bomb/ begins February 23 at 9PM with additional shows at 6:15PM on February 24 and 6PM on February 27. It all takes place on the stage of New York City’s Hudson Guild Theater which is located at 441 W. 26th St. (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

If you can’t make the shows, please tell your friends in New York City about us! For tickets, go to:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2465692

MITF CALDWELL’S BOMB POSTER

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Bulls are Dangerous To Dance With

NBC posted this shot of bull dancing four days ago

NBC recently posted this shot of bull dancing

Here’s what Harris Stepp means when he talks about “bull dancing” in my new play, Dangerous To Dance With. Looks like a blast, eh?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6rQe0cWac4 (You have to see this to believe it!)

The show opens this Friday (July 18) at 6 pm at Off-Center Theatre 3rd floor @ Crown Center as part of the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival. There are six opportunities to catch a performance.

See Martin Tanner’s Facebook Event Page for more details and a link for purchasing tickets.

https://www.facebook.com/events/405649196240505/

 

Broadway World’s “Photo Flash” about the Wild and Willful Women Reading

broadway_worldDaniel Doss and I had a great time at the reading of our new musical, “Wild and Willful Women,” as part of the TRU Voices Musical Reading Series in New York City! We had a fantastic cast and a very appreciative audience.

Here’s the  link to Broadway World’s release about the  evening.

CALDWELL’S BOMB IS HEADED TO NEW YORK CITY

Martin Tanner Productions is presenting my play, Caldwell’s Bomb, as part of the Dramatists Guild of America’s Friday Night Footlights Reading Series.

Friday, March 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM 
Dramatists Guild of America
Frederick Loewe Room
1501 Broadway, Suite 701
New York, NY 10036

Herman Johansen is flying in from LA to direct the reading, and he assures me that we’ll have an excellent cast in place. So, if you’re in New York on March 1, please join us. Whether you can be there or not, please tell your friends in New York City about the reading. It’s FREE, and it’s right in the heart of the action on Times Square.

Flier for Caldwell’s Bomb in NYC

My Profile on the Dramatist Guild

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Wild and Willful Women Cast

Daniel Doss and I are pleased to announce that we’ve completed the cast for the first concert performance of our new musical, Wild and Willful Women, and we’ve had an exciting  first rehearsal. It’s great to hear our words and music finally come to life!  We couldn’t be happier about the quality of the cast we’ll be able to put on stage at the H&R Block City Stage at Union Station starting at 7:30 PM on Monday, October 29. Here’s our cast list:

Abigail- Daria LeGrand

Peter- Phillip Russell Newman

Rev. Sheppard- Paul Tranisi

Rebecca Bright- Judy Simmons

Alice- Linnaia McKenzie

Nathaniel Fox- Noah Whitmore

Will Sparrow- Paul Thomas

The ensemble includes:

Lena Andrews, Devon Barnes, Gail Bronfman Bunch, Elisa James, and Anita Meehan,

Bob Allen, Trevor Belt, Ross David Bunch, Spencer Carney, Brandon Golden, and John Stewart.

Janet Rogers of Tara Lane Productions is our producer, and our design staff includes: Sean Glass (lights designer); Michael Ong (projectionist/visual designer); and Marshall Simmons (Sound).

Daniel Doss, who composed all the music, will play keyboard and conduct from the stage.

I wrote the book and lyrics, and I’ll be in the audience.

Again, we hope you’ll be able to join us for this exciting, and free, first voyage.

Bill

Although tickets are free, we suggest you reserve seats through Union Station’s online box-office.