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“Robert Galinsky’s “COFFEE” is brewing up to be Broadway’s next big musical success! Pledge now and support him, as I have!"
“Robert Galinsky’s “COFFEE” is brewing up to be Broadway’s next big musical success! Pledge now and support him, as I have!"
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Coffee The Musical Rained Out By "Sandy" in Atlantic City

Hi Everyone,

A little update. Coffee The Musical is still an ongoing work in progress and was set to be featured at the Atlantic City Coffee and Tea Festival but Hurricane Sandy struck and the entire Festival was cancelled, as well as our presentation. We are planning on March at the NYC Festival and will update you as it approaches! See the official notice from Coffee and Tea Festival offices below.

Robert Galinsky


As you are aware, the North East was hit by devastating Hurricane Sandy and we were forced to cancel the Coffee & Tea Festival Atlantic City. We are still awaiting information on available dates to reschedule the Coffee & Tea Festival Atlantic City but we do know it is clear that we will not be able to reschedule the event until 2013. 

That said, with the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC taking place on March 23-24 we will not have the Atlantic City show in January or February since it would interfere with our exhibitor’s business schedules and attendance. 

We are very much looking forward to the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC since we have a NEW LOCATION ( 69th Regiment Armory) and we sold out of tickets and space in 2012. It’s our hope to continue working with you and have you join us! 

As we receive more information on the Atlantic City show we will do our best to keep you informed on the latest information. Our office is finally back up and functioning. We had no water damage in our office, but were without electricity, heat and internet for all of last week. Long Island is quite devastated. We’re now bracing for the Nor’easter coming today. 

Kristyn Noren 

Marketing Manager 

 Starfish Junction Productions

COFFEE The Musical Songs Featured at Ceasars in Atlantic City

Hi Everyone!

Select songs from COFFEE The Musical will be Featured at Caesars Atlantic City as part of the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival event: “Your Morning Cup”.

We're excited that vocalist/actor Shannon Hamm will be singing a number of songs from the musical! All songs performed are written and produced by Mike Ruekberg and Willie Wisely. “Your Morning Cup” is hosted by Anne Burrell and Robert Irvine and presented in association with the Coffee and Tea Festival Atlantic City. 


WHO: “Your Morning Cup”, Coffee and Tea Festival Atlantic City and Coffee The Musical 

WHAT: Songs from Coffee The Musical, along with pairings from expert baristas

WHEN: July 29th, 2012. 10:00 AM -1:00 PM 

WHERE: Diamond Club at Caesar’s Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Avenue (2nd floor) NJ 08404 

Additionally, guests will join baristas and coffee experts as they are introduced to a variety of java blends and tea leaves from around the globe. Baked goods will be on hand to pair with each tasting experience. 

To purchase tickets for this event, please visit: 

Follow Coffee The Musical on: Twitter at @coffeemusical 

Facebook at 

ABOUT SHANNON HAMM – Shannon always knew she wanted to be a performer, and after high school, she moved to New York City where she attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Since her graduation in May of 2009, Shannon has worked on projects ranging from independent films, music videos, and commercials, to a new musical project, internet game show and an online comedic webisode. 

ABOUT ROBERT IRVINE - With more than 25 years in the culinary profession, Chef Robert Irvine has cooked his way through Europe, the Far East, the Caribbean and the Americas, in hotels and on the high seas. Robert brings his experience to Food Network as host of Restaurant: Impossible, and has been previously seen on Dinner: Impossible and Worst Cooks in America. Robert was previously on The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, where he competed against an all-star caliber group of chefs. 

ABOUT ANNE BURRELL - Anne Burrell has worked at some of the top restaurants in New York, studied the culinary landscape and traditions of Italy, and battled alongside Mario Batali as his sous chef on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. Anne makes restaurant dishes accessible and reveals concise, easy-to-master techniques for the at-home cook on her Food Network series, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef. Anne also co-hosts Worst Cooks in America, a prime-time reality show where Anne leads a team of hopeless home cooks from around the country through culinary boot camp.

ABOUT ANDREW ZIMMERN - Andrew Zimmern is a James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer, teacher and is widely regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the creator, host and co-executive producer of Travel Channel’s hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World, and his new series, Bizarre Foods America, he travels the globe, exploring food in its own terroir. Zimmern is a contributing editor at Food & Wine magazine ###

Tickets Now Available for February 25th Preview!

Please Join Robert Galinsky at the preview reading of

COFFEE The Musical 

at the NYC Coffee and Tea Festival 5:30pm Saturday February 25th

Saturday February 25th, 5:30pm Doors, 6pm Curtain at 7West (7 West 34th Street at 5th Avenue, NYC) 

presented by Westside Fragrances and Terra Fossil Wines (complimentary wine served by Terra Fossil)


Jay O. Sanders (Day After Tomorrow, The Good Wife, Revolutionary Road), Jodi Katz (lead female vocalist the Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Bart Shatto (Broadway’s Les Miserables “Jean Valjean” & The Trans-Siberian Orchestra), David Driver (“RENT” original cast member on Broadway), and also featuring Joseph Ghee, Shannon Hamm, and Alex Kirshner

Created by Robert Galinsky - Original Score by Mike Ruekberg and Willie Wisely - Written by Robert Galinsky and Greg Kotcher with Mike Ruekberg, Willie Wisely and Danny Fischer

Buy Discounted Tickets for the 2 Day Festival & the Musical ($38) Here

Buy Tickets for the Musical Only ($20) Here


With it’s goal set firmly on landing on Broadway in the 2012-2013 season, the cast of COFFEE THE MUSICAL will join in the day’s festivities by offering a special preview of the musical—an on-site cast reading and an intimate performance of the upcoming songs, with sponsor Terra Fossil Wines serving complimentary varietals during the reading.

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