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We're raising funds to make an original cast album of the Off-Broadway musical NOW. HERE. THIS.
We're raising funds to make an original cast album of the Off-Broadway musical NOW. HERE. THIS.
1,248 backers pledged $89,833 to help bring this project to life.

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NOW. HERE. THIS. is an original musical that was produced Off-Broadway at Vineyard Theatre in the spring of 2012. The cast and creatives of NOW. HERE. THIS. along with Vineyard Theatre are raising funds to make an original cast recording of the show, and we need your help! We need to raise $75,000 by August 30th, 2012. Please donate today to make this dream a reality. You can check out the sidebar on the right hand side to view the list of donation levels and the associated benefits.

NOW. HERE. THIS. has music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell. It was produced Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre with direction and choreography by Michael Berresse, musical direction and arrangements by Larry Pressgrove, and starred the three writers alongside collaborator Heidi Blickenstaff. 

NOW. HERE. THIS. reunited the six major collaborators of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical, [title of show]

[title of show] was truly a labor of love. That thrilling roller coaster ride helped shape our voices, our priorities, and most importantly our friendships.

It opened so many doors for us and we've been fortunate to work on all sorts of exciting projects, together and separately, but nothing beats coming back together to make art the way we like to do it.

NOW. HERE. THIS. is again a labor of love.  We learned from our [title of show] adventure that every moment is an awesome moment. Whether it's a moment of sadness or joy, of defeat or triumph, what's important is to be present to that moment, no matter what.  NOW. HERE. THIS. explores how challenging it can be to live in and appreciate the present moment and celebrates how rewarding life can be when we do.  With this cast recording, our goal is to entertain and inspire you to embrace every moment you have on this planet. We want for you and for all of us, "more life."

Producing a cast album is an expensive proposition and an invaluable tool for raising the awareness of a theatrical production.  There are limited avenues to reaching potential theatrical audiences outside of attending an actual production, so a cast recording is not only a fantastic souvenir, it is a great way for fans, friends, and theatre-lovers to stay connected to a show that moves, inspires and rocks them.  

We are hoping to raise $75,000 towards recording and production of the album.  The album will be produced and distributed by Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records in conjunction with Vineyard Theatre, a non-profit corporation, so your Kickstarter contribution for NOW. HERE. THIS. will be TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.

We know that by having the music and lyrics of NOW. HERE. THIS. preserved, we will personally have an essential marketing tool for raising the interest of future productions and licenses. 

We hope you'll contribute to our on-going collaboration in whatever way you can.  

And remember: Taking a road trip with a cast album blasting is without question one of the greatest things about being on the planet Earth.

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    You'll receive an Early Digital Download of the NOW. HERE. THIS. opening track "What Are the Odds?"

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    You'll receive a CD of the NOW. HERE. THIS. cast album.

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    You'll receive a NOW. HERE. THIS. cast album CD and an Early Digital Download of the opening track "What Are the Odds?"

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    We'll send you a NOW. HERE. THIS. CD autographed by the full company. Plus an Early Digital download of the opening track "What Are the Odds?"

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    You'll receive a NOW. HERE. THIS. CD and your name printed on a special "Thank You" page in the CD booklet. Also, you'll receive an Early Digital Download of the opening track "What Are the Odds?"

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    We'll send you a NOW. HERE. THIS. and a [title of show] CD. Both autographed by the full company. And your name printed on a special "Thank You" page in the CD booklet. Plus an Early Digital Download of the opening track "What Are the Odds?"

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    You'll receive an autographed page from an original [title of show] or NOW. HERE. THIS. notebook of Heidi's, Hunter's, Michael's, Jeff's, Larry's and Susan's. (6 Pages total) + your name printed on a special "Thank You" page in the CD booklet and an autographed NOW. HERE. THIS. CD and an early digital download of the opening track "What Are the Odds?"

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    Hand-written, framed 16-bars of music and lyrics from a NOW. HERE. THIS. or [title of show] song of your choice autographed by the company. As well as a NOW. HERE. THIS CD. autographed by the company. And your name printed on a special "Thank You" page in the CD booklet. Plus an Early Digital Download of the opening track "What Are the Odds?"

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    You'll get to have a 15 minute Skype chat with members of the NOW. HERE. THIS. cast, and receive a hand-written, framed 16-bars of music and lyrics from a NOW. HERE. THIS. or [title of show] song of your choice autographed by the company. plus an autographed CD and your name printed on a special "Thank You" page in the CD booklet and an Early Digital Download of the opening track "What Are the Odds?"

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    You and a guest will be invited to the NOW. HERE. THIS. December CD Release Party in New York City and you'll receive a CD and NOW. HERE. THIS. poster, both signed by the cast (must provide your own transportation) and your name printed on a special "Thank You" page in the CD booklet. Also receive an Early Digital Download of the opening track "What Are the Odds?"

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    You'll receive an Executive Producer credit in the NOW. HERE. THIS. CD Booklet. You and a guest will be invited to attend the CD launch party in New York City in December (must provide own transportation). You'll receive an autographed, handwritten, framed 8-bars of music/lyrics from any Jeff Bowen composition of your choice, and you'll receive an autographed page from an original [title of show] or NOW. HERE. THIS. notebook of Heidi's, Hunter's, Michael's, Jeff's, Larry's and Susan's. (6 Pages total) and you'll also receive two autographed CDs and two autographed NOW. HERE. THIS. posters. And an Early Digital Download of the opening track "What Are the Odds?"

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    You and a guest will be invited to visit the actual NOW. HERE. THIS. recording session for 90 minutes on September 17, 2012 -- (must provide own transportation). You'll receive an Executive Producer credit in the NOW. HERE. THIS. CD Booklet. And, you (and a guest) will be invited to attend the CD launch party in New York City in December.

    Plus, you'll receive an autographed, handwritten, framed 16-bars of music/lyrics from any Jeff Bowen composition of your choice, and you'll receive an autographed page from an original [title of show] or NOW. HERE. THIS. notebook of Heidi's, Hunter's, Michael's, Jeff's, Larry's and Susan's. (6 Pages total) and you'll also receive two autographed CDs and two autographed NOW. HERE. THIS. posters. And an Early Digital Download of the opening track "What Are the Odds?"

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    You and a guest will have Dinner and Dessert with members of the cast and creators in New York City (must provide your own transportation to the dinner, expires 1 year from close of the campaign). And, you'll receive an Executive Producer credit in the NOW. HERE. THIS. CD Booklet and Also, you and a guest will be invited to attend the CD launch party in New York City in December. You'll receive an autographed, handwritten, framed 16-bars of music/lyrics from any Jeff Bowen composition of your choice, and you'll receive an autographed page from an original [title of show] or NOW. HERE. THIS. notebook of Heidi's, Hunter's, Michael's, Jeff's, Larry's and Susan's. (6 Pages total) and you'll also receive two autographed CDs and two autographed NOW. HERE. THIS. posters. And an Early Digital Download of the opening track "What Are the Odds?"

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