THEatre ACCELERATOR
WINTER 2019

SING TANK PITCH DAY ON FACEBOOK LIVE

The first phase of #THEatreACCELERATOR program culminates in a live Shark-Tank-style pitch session where participants present their shows to theatre and tech industry veterans including Broadway Producer Julie Boardman, Broadway Producer Ashley DeSimone, BroadwayWorld.com’s Robert Diamond, Investor and Producer Frank Kavanaugh, Investor Jonathan Ledden, and Broadway Producer Deborah Taylor-Barrera.

This supportive, dynamic pitchfest provides valuable feedback which guides the shows towards the next step in their trajectory. Wonder how to talk about a show you have in development? Want to get a sense of what pitching a show looks like? Just really love to cheer on new musical theatre? Join us for our livestream by watching here or like our page on Facebook to watch on Facebook directly.

The Shows

The Bootlegger & The Rabbi's Daughter

Book & Lyrics:

Tajlei Levis

Music:

John Mercurio

Breaking Silence

Book & Lyrics:

Elissa Rosenthal

Music:

Alex Hayes

Burning Man: The Musical

Book & Lyrics:

Matt Werner

Music:

Gene Back

Head in a Box

Book:

Jo Cattell

Music & Lyrics:

Eryn Allen Kane

Into the Sun

Book, Music & Lyrics:

Michael Gubser
&
Paolo Prandoni

Love The Struggle

Book:

Stacy Kray

Music & Lyrics:

Yair Evnine
&
Stacy Kray

Up and Away

Book & Lyrics:

Kevin Hammonds

Music:

Kristin Bair

Into the Sun

Book, Music & Lyrics:

Michael Gubser
&
Paolo Prandoni

Up and Away

Book & Lyrics:

Stacy Kray

Music:

Yair Evnine
&
Stacy Kray

Up and Away

Book & Lyrics:

Kevin Hammonds

Music:

Kristin Bair

The Mentors

Deborah

Taylor-Barrera

FOUNDER / PRODUCER
FIREMUSED PRODUCTIONS / AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Vic Cairl

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
APPLES AND ORANGES ARTS

Matt Conover

VICE PRESIDENT, DISNEYLAND
DISNEY PARKS LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Robert Diamond

CEO & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
BROADWAYWORLD.COM

Frank Kavanaugh

FOUNDER / PRODUCER
FORT ASHFORD INVESTMENTS / AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Renee Kaplan

CEO / FOUNDER
THE PHILANTHROPY WORKSHOP / FUTURE WORKPLACE, INC

Jonathan Ledden

SENIOR EXECUTIVE /
PRIVATE INVESTOR

Michele Lynch

CHOREOGRAPHER
EVERYDAY RAPTURE / GRUMPY OLD MEN

Kent Nicholson

DIRECTOR
PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS

Luke Rodehorst

TICKETING & LIVE EVENTS
GOOGLE

Randi Zuckerberg

FOUNDER / ACTRESS
ZUCKERBERG MEDIA / ROCK OF AGES

Jonathan Ledden

SENIOR EXECUTIVE /
PRIVATE INVESTOR

Michele Lynch

CHOREOGRAPHER
EVERYDAY RAPTURE / GRUMPY OLD MEN

Kent Nicholson

DIRECTOR
PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS

Luke Rodehorst

TICKETING & LIVE EVENTS
GOOGLE

Randi Zuckerberg

FOUNDER / ACTRESS
ZUCKERBERG MEDIA / ROCK OF AGES