NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions will present a workshop production of the new musical “All The Kids Are Doing It,” a contemporary pop-rock musical that explores the reality of young adults today who exploit themselves and others in order to achieve personal gain.
Opening March 28 at the Provincetown Playhouse, located at 133 MacDougal St. near Washington Square, the show features book and lyrics by Kate Thomas and music by Joey Contreras. Steinhardt’s John Simpkins directs.
The show tells the story of Emmy Adams, a college transfer student and writing hopeful, who is admitted into Webb University’s advanced writing program after spending her entire life in a dead -end South Dakota town. After her professor declares Emmy’s writing to be lacking in experience and creativity, Emmy fears that both her writing and life are inadequate. Desperate for writing material and influenced by her new friendship with a fledgling teen starlet, Emmy becomes recklessly embroiled with a campus fraternity and uses that experience as content for her senior memoir writing assignment. Unexpected choices in her writing and her life culminate in an Internet scandal that has the potential to cause irreversible damage.
Performances are March 28-30 at 8:00 p.m. and March 30-31 at 3:00 p.m. For tickets, visit www.nyu.edu/ticketcentral/calendar, call 212.352.3101, or visit ticket central at 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square). Tickets are $15 general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens.
“All The Kids Are Doing It” is part of the Steinhardt School’s program in vocal performance’s commitment to the development of new musicals. The production marks the 13th annual spring “new musical.” Past productions have gone on to further development at the Eugene O’Neill Center, Barrington Stage Company, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), and Kansas City Musical Theatre Festival. Writers participating in past workshop productions have won musical theatre awards, including the Jonathan Larson Award, Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre Writing, the Daryl Roth Award, and the Ed Kleban Award.
Press interested in attending “All The Kids Are Doing It” should contact Courtney Bowe in the NYU Office of Public Affairs at 212.998.6797 or Courtney.firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about NYU Steinhardt and the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music
About The Provincetown Playhouse
The Provincetown Playhouse holds a long tradition of presenting both cutting edge and classic performance art. In 2000, NYU Steinhardt created a unique, professional storytelling series which showcases world class storytelling. This yearly series has featured some of the world’s best loved storytellers from the U.S. and abroad. It offers programming for all ages and members of the wider Greenwich Village and New York City community. To learn more about Provincetown Playhouse, visit: http://www.provincetownplayhouse.com/home.html
About the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Located in the heard of Greenwich Village, NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prepares students for careers in arts, education, health, media, and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to expand human capacity through public service, gloabl collaboration, research, scholarship, and practive. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu.