The Heartbreak Hotel: A Rock Musical

The Heartbreak Hotel: A Rock Musical

The Gallery Players | Park Slope

After an overwhelmingly successful inaugural season, The Gallery Players is pleased to announce OVERTURES: A New Musical Reading Series, Season 4, featuring The Heartbreak Hotel by Rebecca Lee Lerman on Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at their theater in Park Slope

The Gallery Players has often successfully produced new musicals as part of their season, such as Yank (2007) and Like You Like It (2008). To further this idea, Gallery Players has created a new program in order to directly support the development of new musicals. OVERTURES will offer staged readings of six new musicals, thereby fostering the creation of new musical theatre and supporting the talented composers and writers as they refine their work. The series is helmed by theatre director and scholar, Barrie Gelles and will feature the talents of a roster of exceptional up-and-coming performers and directors.

The Heartbreak Hotel

Comatose, A Girl dreams. Her body has become a place. Her mind moves through different parts of her body; different rooms of her trauma. She is trying to find connection in a disconnected, digital world. But some rooms are flooding and others have a Devil like figure waiting in the corner. Sometimes, she turns into a Goth Glam Rock star and finds herself performing in a Concert Hall. Who is the Game Show Host? The exit keeps taking her back to a therapist machine. Maybe it's because she's only half Asian and not enough of anything? She is trying to pull herself out of sleeping. How do you exit The Heartbreak Hotel?

 

Rebecca Lee Lerman (Book, Music, and Lyrics) is a New York City-based performer and writer. Favorite roles include Cynthia in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Leah in Beautiful Thing and Ermengarde in Hello Dolly! Her plays and screenplays were featured at The Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, The Midtown International Theatre Festival, Universe Multicultural Film Festival and We So Hapa, which celebrates people of mixed race. With PheLerm Productions, for which she is writer, participated in the 72-hour shootout competition and their short film was selected as one of the top 40 out of 400 to be screened at the Asian American Film Festival. Rebecca is also a contributor to Hapa Mag, which is an online magazine by Hapas for everyone.

 

The Gallery Players

The mission of the Gallery Players is to nurture and provide opportunities for theatre artists, to bring professional-quality theatre to Brooklyn audiences at an affordable cost, and to instill the appreciation of theatre in future generations.

Residing in a 99-seat theater in Park Slope, the Gallery Players has provided Brooklyn audiences with professional-quality theatre since 1967. Beloved on both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge, Gallery is dedicated to producing classic and contemporary plays and musicals as well as premiering new works. Recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review’s 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2013 Leonard da Vinci Award from the Beaux Arts Society, and the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for outstanding musical for Urinetown, Yank, and Like You Like It. The Gallery Players’ season comprises three plays and three musicals, covering a remarkably wide range of dramatic and comedic styles; the annual Black Box New Play Festival, which gives premiere performances of new works by playwrights; Players’ Shakespeare; and Overtures: A New Musical Reading Series.

Gallery’s reputation, critical acclaim, and popularity among audiences and artists puts it in an enviable position among its volunteer-only and Off-Off Broadway comparables. Its eclectic programming of intimate revivals and ambitious new work in inventive productions has earned it the reputation of “New York’s Best Kept Secret.” Among its famous alumni are founding member Harvey Fierstein; Broadway regulars Nancy Anderson, Jeffry Denman, and Deidre Goodwin; New York theater personality Seth Rudetsky; and many others.

 

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