LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER propels us into the explosive time of the highly acclaimed PBS Masterpiece series DOWNTON ABBEY.
With an original, sweepingly romantic score, the story is re-imagined for the stage. It explores the emotions of a woman who is willing to risk everything as her love grows for the robust gamekeeper of her husband's estate. The story joyously affirms the universal need for both spiritual and physical love, celebrating the driving passions that can make life worth living as they navigate through their lives.
In development by the creative team since 2010, the first presentation of LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER was assembled in NYC in June of 2011. In September of 2011, and subsequently with revisions to the book and new songs, the project was enthusiastically received by peers in the theater industry. The creative team went into the studio to record the first of 7 songs for a fully orchestrated demo.
We need your help. In the months to come, the creators will offer a developmental reading with the full cast of 15, and present the complete score and book. Additional songs will be recorded for the demo, which then lead to an industry reading for producers, regional theaters, and potential backers in NYC, with the aim to propel LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER into a fully staged production.
Each contribution is important in making all of our production pieces fit. This major fundraising campaign will give you an open invitation into the process of getting a show on its feet! If you are a fan of the hit television show SMASH, you know just what the creators and cast might go through to get this show to the "Great White Way."
You have 30 days to join our team!
Be sure to check back with us -- we'll be adding photos, videos and other updates.
When we reach the goal of $10,000 we will upload the track of Christiane Noll singing "The Way To Go."
When we reach $20,000 we will add an upload of Hugh Panaro singing "Serpent in the Grass."
At $30,000 we will put all 8 demo songs up for your listening pleasure.
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MEET OUR TEAM!
The creative team of LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER has an impressive background which spans from Internationally acclaimed projects to the Broadway shows you know and love today.
Writing our book and lyrics, Denny Berry is the current associate choreograher, production dance supervisor, and original Broadway Dance Captain of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Hal Prince, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the longest running show on Broadway for 24 record breaking years. She also currently serves as the head of the Musical Theatre Program at the University of Utah and still continues to create, work, direct and choreograph.
Working alongside Denny, on book and lyrics Steven Yuhasz is the Executive Director for Shakespeare on the Sound, and has directed several Off Broadway shows, having been honored with the Producers' Award of the Dallas Fringe Festival. He has also produced The Actors’ Fund of America Broadway Concerts and World AIDS Day Concert of PIPPIN.
Both Denny and Steven have also had remarkable careers on the stage as performers in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, PETER PAN and ZORBA.
A musical is nothing without its music! Brian Feinstein, an award winning artist, is the recipient of the Anna Sosenko Trust Award for his work in the Off-Broadway show MIMI LE DUCK, starring the legendary Eartha Kitt. In addition to working on LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, he is currently working alongside Broadway producers Olympus Theatricals composing an original musical, TINA GIRLSTAR, which is in negotiation with The Signature Theater in Washington, DC for a workshop production directed by Eric Schaeffer.
Kimberly Giannelli, New York arts manager, producer and dancer joins the team as a consultant for marketing, public relations and the fundraising initiative and will be working along side Denny, Steven and Brian in bringing this show to a theater near you!
AND THE WONDERFUL BROADWAY ARTISTS who have brought the material alive:
Broadway's current PHANTOM, Hugh Panaro was also seen in LES MISERABLES, THE RED SHOES, SHOWBOAT, and SIDESHOW on Broadway.
Michael Shawn Lewis has played Raoul internationally in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, as well as creating the role of Franz Joseph in ELIZABETH in Vienna. He was also featured in WOMAN IN WHITE on Broadway.
Jill Paice,whose Broadway credits include WOMAN IN WHITE, CURTAINS and 39 STEPS will soon to be starring on Broadway in REBECCA.
Christiane Noll, most recently seen in the York Theater's production of CLOSER THAN EVER, and Tony nominee for RAGTIME, is soon to be seen in the upcoming Broadway show CHAPLIN.
Grace Wall won an LA Weekly Theater Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in GULLS. She also performed in GUYS AND DOLLS at the Hollywood Bowl and RATED RSO at Joe's Pub/NYMT
A look into LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, THE MUSICAL...
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on October 5, 2012.
Sep 5, 2012 - Oct 5, 2012 (30 days)
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Pledge $10 or more
For supporting our team, you will get a special shout out reaching all of our Facebook fans and Twitter followers announcing you are on board!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $25 or more
For the pledge of $25, you will receive a LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER limited edition post card with our thanks signed by the creators. And you will receive the previous reward.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $50 or more
For the pledge of $50, we will express our thanks with not only a limited edition LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER postcard, signed by the creators, but with the signature of one of our Broadway cast members! With the company of stars like HUGH PANARO, MICHAEL SHAWN LEWIS and JILL PAICE, you never know who will be waiting in your mailbox! You will also receive the shout out on Facebook and Twitter.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $75 or more
For this pledge you will be listed on an esteemed "Benefactor List" in the printed program for our Industry Reading. You will also receive all the previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $100 or more
At this pledge level, you will be one of the first to receive a download of one current unreleased song from the demo recording! The perfect addition to any playlist! and all the previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $250 or more
With your contribution, you will be given access to the full Mp3 download of the current LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER orchestrated demo recording! And you'll receive all the previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $500 or more
You and a guest will be invited to the private Industry Reading with reserved seating as recognition for your generous pledge. You will receive all the previous rewards as well.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Your $1,000 pledge underwrites the recording of a demo track for which you will receive credit in the program and on our social media sites. You are also invited to sit in on a recording session and see our Broadway stars in action up close! There will be a photo opportunity with the cast in the recording studio, a day to remember. Plus all the previous rewards!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $2,500 or more
Join our team and observe the rehearsals leading up to the Industry Reading. You will also receive all the previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
For your pledge of $5000, you will have a VIP invitation to observe the developmental process; casting sessions, work sessions, recording sessions and rehearsals, culminating with the Industry Reading. You and a guest will also be invited to the post reading reception with the entire cast and creators. As well as receiving all the previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013