Anna K. Jacobs

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December, 2016

TEETH has been chosen as one of four projects supported by Sundance Institute's Theatre Program at its two-week Lab at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), taking place December 4-18. Dedicated to the creation and development of new musical theatre work, the Lab's projects are cast individually, rehearsed daily and benefit from concentrated, uninterrupted time and resources.

'The projects that come through our Labs represent rare visions and share a risk-taking sensibility,' said Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of Sundance Institute's Theatre Program. 'These bold, timely works deal with some of the most provocative topics in today's cultural discourse, and the lab provides a space to intensely interrogate, refine and heighten storytelling and impact.'

To read more about this singular opportunity, click here

 
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October, 2016

The Ziegfeld Club has chosen Anna to be this year's recipient of the prestigious Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award. The award will provide Anna with a grant of $10,000 and a year of professional mentorship from mentors including Tony Award-winning producer Barbara Whitman. Zoe Sarnak and Shaina Taub are the honorable mentions. Anna will be honored during a November 7 reception that will feature distinguished speaker Jeanine Tesori.Read more about it here!

June, 2016

Musical Theatre Factory, in partnership with Playwrights Horizons, presents a workshop presentation of TEETH on Weds, June 29 and Thurs, June 30 at Playwrights Horizons. Based on the film "Teeth" by Mitchell Lichstenstein, the workshop will feature Alyse Alan Louis, Chris Critelli, Stephen Christopher Anthony, Sam Heldt, Bruce Warren, Christiana Cole, Melody Madarasz, Kerri George, Hana Slevin, Elexis Morton, and Samantha Parrish. Marlo Hunter directs, with musical direction by Brad Gardner. For tickets and more information, click here.

October, 2015

Western Carolina University presents POP!, running October 1-3 at their Mainstage Theatre. For tickets to see this production's hot, young cast in action, click here

September, 2015

Musical Theatre Factory presents a workshop reading of Anna and Michael's new Act 1 of TEETH on Sunday, September 20. At the helm of this workshop is Marlo Hunter (Director), with Brad Gardner (Musical Director), Melody Madarasz (Dawn), Adam Kaplan (Tobey), Sam Heldt (Ryan), Andrew Boetcher (Brad), Christiana Cole (Melanie/PKG), Kerri George and Hana Slevin (PKG's).

May, 2015

Broadway's Future Songbook Series - presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul - spotlights the work of Anna K. Jacobs in their next installment on Monday, May 18th at 6pm. The concert will take place in Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium and admission is FREE!.

The evening will feature songs from Anna's musicals, POP!, TEETH, HARMONY, KANSAS, and ECHO. Performers will include Broadway's Anthony Rapp (IF/THEN, RENT), Adam Kaplan (NEWSIES), Alyse Alan Louis (MAMMA MIA!), Katie Thompson (GIANT), Bruce Warren (THE ROAD TO QATAR), along with Christiana Cole, Britney Coleman, Kerri George, Sam Heldt, Melody Madarasz, Lauren Marcus, Aaron Phillips, and Hana Slevin. Musical Direction by Lynne Shankel, hosted and produced by John Znidarsic. For more info, click here.

April, 2015

Anna's new musical theatre work, Echo, will receive a weeklong workshop at the Musical Theatre Factory, culminating in a public performance on Monday, April 27 at 8pm. Directed by Portia Krieger, with Musical Direction by Madeline Smith, Echo will feature Britney Coleman, Amy Jo Jackson, and Lauren Marcus as three Echoes, seeking to become something more than just a reflection. Tickets to this event are available at http://mtf.nyc/events/echo/

February, 2015

Juno may have shut us down last week, but we have a new date and venue, and we're raring to sing some tunes!

On Monday, February 2nd at 9:30pm, head on over to the iconic Laurie Beechman Theatre to catch some of New York's finest talent performing the songs of Anna K. Jacobs. The line-up includes Broadway's Alison Cusano (A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN), Alyse Alan Louis (MAMMA MIA!), Grace McLean (NATASHA, PIERRE), Eric William Morris (MAMMA MIA!), Caesar Samayoa (SISTER ACT), and Kay Trinidad (THE LITTLE MERMAID), with Christiana Cole, Kerri George, Sam Heldt, Melody Madarasz, Jeremy Morse, and Keith Potts. Lynne Shankel Music Directs, with Jay Mack on drums and Alden Terry on bass.

The evening will feature favorites from Anna's musicals, POP! (book/lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman); TEETH (book/lyrics by Michael R. Jackson); HARMONY, KANSAS (book/lyrics by Bill Nelson); and ECHO (add'l lyrics by Jenny Stafford).

$15 Cover + $20 Food/Drink Minimum. Tickets on sale now at lauriebeechmantheatre.com

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located downstairs @ West Bank Cafe, 407 W. 42nd Street, NYC. Seating is limited, so book now!

October, 2014

Ars Nova will present a reading of TEETH on Tuesday, October 21st at 3pm. This presentation is part of Ars Nova's Out Loud reading series, which features the work of Uncharted residents like Anna and her collaborator, Michael R. Jackson. Ed Iskander directs a cast featuring Jeanna de Waal (KINKY BOOTS), Lucas Steele (NATASHA, PIERRE), Orfeh (LEGALLY BLONDE), Matt Doyle (SPRING AWAKENING), and Alex Brightman (MATILDA). For more information, visit arsnovanyc.com.

July, 2014

Anna will lead the 2014 NYMF/ASCAP Musical Songwriting Workshop from July 14 - July 20. This introductory workshop leads participants through an authentic musical theater songwriting process, culminating in an open masterclass with special guest artist, Adam Gwon (ORDINARY DAYS). Open to individuals and teams of all backgrounds. Space is extremely limited; applications will be accepted until June 20. For more information and to download an application, click here.

April, 2014

A New York Theatre Barn presents ECHO in concert on Monday, April 28th, 7:30pm at The Cell (338 W.23rd St., NYC). Amelia Cormack (PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT), Alyse Alan Louis (MAMMA MIA), and Grace McLean (NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812) star as The Echoes, three elusive figures who set out on a path of self-discovery as they search for ways to resonate from within, rather than from without. For tickets and more info, click here!.

December, 2013

Ars Nova presents TEETH in concert on Friday, December 6th. TEETH (written with Michael R. Jackson) is a musical adaptation of the 2006 Sundance Award-winning indie horror film of the same name that tells the story of Dawn O’Keefe, an evangelical Christian teen who discovers that she has teeth in her vagina. When forces conspire to destroy her, Dawn must decide which part of herself she will save and which she will sacrifice. The concert will feature performances by Amelia Cormack (PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT), Jillian Gottlieb (UNLOCK'D), Benjamin Howes (SCANDALOUS), Christiana Little, Melody Madarasz, Eric William Morris (MAMMA MIA), Aaron Riesebeck, and Kaye Tuckerman (MAMMA MIA). For tickets and more info, click here.

November, 2013

On Monday, November 25th, Eden Espinosa (WICKED) will perform a newly commissioned song written by Anna and Bill Nelson for the Anti Defamation League. The performance will be part of The Anti-Defamation League & Broadway: Side By Side Against Hate For 100 Years at the Hudson Theatre. Directed by Tony Award winner Ted Sperling (THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA), the 8 PM concert, commemorating ADL’s 100 years of achievements through the songs of Broadway, will also include performances by Jason Robert Brown, Carolee Carmello, and Lillias White. For tickets and more info, click here.

November, 2013

The MUSE Sounds of Arts Festival will feature a song by Anna as part of their Change The World cabaret, 7pm on Sunday, November 24th at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, NY. To purchase tickets, visit: http://soaf2013.brownpapertickets.com/ 

September, 2013

Anna has songs featured in two upcoming NYC concerts. On Saturday, Sept. 7th at 2pm, come check out Songs For Hopea 9/11 memorial concert at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center in Queens(admission is free). Then on Sunday, Sept. 15th at 4pm, Big Thunder Productions presents Mercury Rising, an afternoon of original musical theatre songs benefiting Mercury Summer Stock. The concert will take place at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC and tickets are $10 at the door.

August, 2013

Anna will be a featured composer in Barrington Stage Company's annual concert event, Songs By Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don't Know But Should... This year's installment, starring BSC favorites Elizabeth Stanley and Alysha Umphress, will play Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31 at 8pm at Barrington Stage’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. 

August, 2013

The Firehouse Theatre Projection in Richmond, VA has received three Richmond Theatre Critics Circle award nominations for their production of POP! (Best Supporting Actor - Ian Stearns, Best Supporting Actress - Audra Honaker, and Best Choreography - Starr Foster. Winners will be announced at a gala on October 20th.

August, 2013

Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA presents JACOBS & JACKSON: JUST BECAUSE I CAN, an evening of songs by Anna and her TEETH collaborator, Michael R. Jackson. Anna and Michael will by joined by the incredibly talented Alyse Alan Louis (MAMMA MIA), Xavier Cano (GIANT, GREASE), and Molly Hager (FAT CAMP), with Katya Stanislavskaya on keys. The concert, part of the Mr. Finn and his All-Star Songwriters series, will take place at Mr. Finn's Cabaret on August 9 at 10pm & August 10 at 10:30pm. For tickets and more info, click here

July, 2013

New York Theatre Barn presents selections from HARMONY, KANSAS on Monday, July 29, as part of their NYTB in the D-Lounge series. Concert starts at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm). The D-Lounge is located at the Daryl Roth Theatre, 101 East 15th St. $15 + 2-drink minimum ($10 for students/BMI members). All tickets available at the door.

July, 2013

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents The Music Box, an evening celebrating the songs of women composers, 6pm & 9pm on Sunday, July 21st, at the PTC Performance Space, 555 W. 42nd St. Anna is thrilled to have her work presented alongside that of her kick-ass lady colleagues, including Masi Asare, Julianne Wick Davis, Carmel Dean, Amanda Green, Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich, Grace McLean, Julia Meinwald, and Juliana Nash. Karen Azenberg will direct this special one-night-only concert event. For more info, click here.

July, 2013

The Firehouse Theatre Project in Richmond, VA presents POP!, July 11 - August 10, 2013. Jase Smith directs this production, starring Richmond Theatre Critics Circle (RTCC) Award nominee John Mincks as Andy Warhol. For more info and tickets, visit the Firehouse Theater Project.

July, 2013

July 22-26, Anna will lead an introductory Musical Theatre Songwriting Workshop in association with the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and ASCAP. The workshop is open to individual composers and lyricists (who will be paired) as well as pre-existing songwriting teams. Participants will develop and write a song over the course of the week, culminating in the opportunity to perform their work and receive feedback from Tony-nominated composer-lyricist Andrew Lippa (Addams Family, The Wild Party).

WHERE: The Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center
WHEN: July 22, 24, 25 and 26, from 9am-12pm.
PARTICIPANT FEE: $100. 

Space is extremely limited; applications will be accepted until June 20. To download the application, visit the NYMF website

March, 2013

On Monday, March 25 at 6pm, The Arts and Artists of St. Paul presents The Lyrics of Jenny Stafford, featuring a set of new songs by Anna and Jenny. The concert is free to the public and will take place at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Bruno Walter Auditorium, which is located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street. Read the playbill article here!

January 2013

Prospect Theater Company presents PORTRAITS, an evening of original short musicals, February 22 - March 1 at the West End Theatre in NYC. PORTRAITS will feature CAGE MATCH, with Music by Anna, Book & Lyrics by Sam Salmond, and performances by Ally Bonino, Emily Borromeo, Jennifer Fouché, Aaron Riesebeck, Mel Sagrado Maghuyop, and Matt Wolfe. For tickets and more info, click here.

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January 2013

Tickets are on sale for Ars Nova's Uncharted 2013 Kickoff Concert, Tuesday, February 19 at 8pm. This intimate evening will feature selections from the songbooks of Julia Meinwald & Gordon Leary, Anna K. Jacobs & Michael R. JacksonCharles Vincent Burwell & James D. Sasser, and Shaina Taub. To purchase online, click here.

January 2013

Join Anna and her HARMONY, KANSAS collaborator, Bill Nelson, for "LIFE OF A SONG: The Art of (Re)Writing" on Saturday, February 9, 2pm at Ripley-Grier Studios in NYC. Anna and Bill will provide a rare backstage view of what it takes to write a musical when they discuss and share excerpts from their musicaland provide artistic insight for a handful of young composers selected to present their pieces in this public master class. This event is part of The Dessoff Choirs' Midwinter Festival. For tickets and info, click here.

January 2013

Anna and her TEETH collaborator, Michael R. Jackson, have been named 2013 Uncharted Artists at Ars Nova. Uncharted brings together four writing teams for monthly meetings, providing them with peer support and artistic feedback as they work on the first draft of first musicals. The program, in its inaugural year, is curated by Kent Nicholson, Director of Musical Theatre at Playwrights Horizons.
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January 2013

A song co-written by Anna will be featured in Carmel's Candy Store: The Sweet Songs of Carmel Dean at 54 Below on Sunday, Feb 3rd at 7pm. For tickets and info, click here

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January 2013

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review lists POP! as one of their Top Ten of 2012

December 2012

San Diego CityBeat names HARMONY, KANSAS one of the best San Diego plays of 2012!

December 2012

The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle has nominated HARMONY, KANSAS for three 2012 Craig Noel Awards: Outstanding New Musical, Outstanding New Score, and Outstanding Direction of a Musical. The award ceremony will take place on February 4, 2013, at San Diego's Museum of Contemporary Art.

December 2012

Come hear Eric William Morris and Grace McLean perform a holiday ditty specially written by Anna and her collaborator Jennifer Stafford for The Most Christmassy Christmas Morning, a concert to benefit Toys for Tots. The concert is next Wednesday, December 19th, 9:30pm at the Laurie Beechman Theater. Call 212-695-6909 for reservations or read about it here

September 2012

Diversionary Theatre's production of HARMONY, KANSAS has received four SCENIE (StageSceneLA) Awards for Best World Premiere Musical, Best Production (Musical), Best Ensemble Cast, and Best Musical Direction.

September 2012

A song from HARMONY, KANSAS will performed at the NAMT Songwriters Showcase as part of the 24th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Friday, October 12 from 1:20-2:30pm at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). This year’s Showcase will highlight shows that have received development support through NAMT’s member theaters. To read more, click here

August 2012

Ars Nova presents UNCHARTED: ANNA K. JACOBS on Monday, August 27 at 8pm. With help from her band, Anna will present selections from her ode to Andy Warhol, POP!, and her soulful musical, Harmony, Kansas, with help from Nick Cearley (All Shook Up), Bryan Scott Johnson (Mamma Mia), Alyse Alan Louis (Mamma Mia), Eric William Morris (Mamma Mia), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Bruce Warren (The Road to Qatar!), and rising stars Courtney Bassett, Joel Escher, Amy Linden, Keith Potts, Arri Simon, and Paul Victor. For tickets and more info, click here.

August 2012

Barrington Stage Company presents CARMEL'S CANDY STORE, featuring songs by Anna and her collaborator Carmel Dean. Performers include Broadway's Lisa Howard, Alysha Umphress and Michael Winther. Shows are August 24 at 9:30pm and August 25 at 10pm. For tickets and more info, visit www.barringtonstageco.org

August 2012

The Break-Away Project in Dublin, Ireland, presents their NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE NIGHT, on August 21st at 8:30pm. The evening will showcase compositions from some of America's most talented young composers, including Anna and her collaborator, Carmel Dean. For tickets and more info, click here.

July 2012

HARMONY, KANSAS is up and running at San Diego's Diversionary Theatre, now through July 22! Visit www.diversionary.org or call 619-220-0097 for tickets and information, or read what critics are saying here.

May 2012

The reviews are in for POP! at City Theatre and they are sparkling! Read what they have to say here.

May 2012

Check out Carmel Dean's Song Blog #5, which features Jill Abramovitz performing "Ah, Belinda," with lyrics by Anna

May 2012

POP! is up and running at Pittsburgh's City Theatre, May 5-27. Call 412-431-2489 or visit CityTheatreCompany.org for more info, or read about it here.

May 2012

The Break-Away Project in Dublin, Ireland, will be presenting "New American Composers Night: Destination Broadway" on Sunday, May 27th at 8:30pm. The evening includes a song written by Anna and her collaborator, Carmel Dean. Visit http://www.facebook.com/breakawayproject for more info.

Apr 2012

Check out Chip Zien performing "My House", a brand new song written by Anna and her fellow Aussie-expat collaborator Carmel Dean:

March 2011

Anthony Rapp will play Andy Warhol in Pittsburgh City Theatre's production of POP!, running May 5-27. Read the Playbill article

Feb 2012

POP! at Studio Theatre has been nominated for 7 Helen Hayes Awards! They include Outstanding Resident Musical, Outstanding Director (Keith Alan Baker, Jennifer Harris, Hunter Styles), Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Lead Actor (Tom Story), Outstanding Musical Direction (Christopher Youstra), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Matthew Delorenzo), and Outstanding Supporting Actress (Rachel Zampelli). The Awards Event will take place Monday, April 23, at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

Dec 2011

Come see "Are You Working On Something New, Too?" and support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The benefit concert will feature a new song written by Anna and her collaborator Jenny Stafford.

Monday December 19th, 7:00pm at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street. Reserve online at www.DontTellMamaNYC.com

Dec 2011

Goodspeed Musicals have announced that HARMONY, KANSAS will be featured as part of their Annual Festival of New Artists. The festival runs Jan 13-15, 2012, in East Haddam, CT, and the HARMONY, KANSAS workshop presentation will take place Jan 13 at 7:30pm in the Goodspeed Opera House.

For more information and festival tickets, call (860) 873-8668 or visit the Goodspeed website

Dec 2011

Diversionary Theatre in San Diego has announced that they will produce the world premiere of HARMONY, KANSAS as part of their 2012 season. Previews are June 14 to June 22. Opening Night is June 23 at 8pm. Performances run through July 22, 2012.

More info here or read the press release

Nov 2011

Come to CAP21's benefit concert, "Songs On Five," to hear Jared Weiss and Alyse Alan Louis perform a brand new song from Anna and collaborator Michael R. Jackson's brand new musical, TEETH.

The concert takes place on Monday, November 21 at 8pm, and tickets can be purchased here

Sept 2011

On Monday, September 19th at 7pm, excerpts from HARMONY, KANSAS will be performed at Playwrights Horizons as part of the 11th Annual Dramatists Guild Fellows Presentation. Come see Zak Resnick (Lucky Guy), Claybourne Elder (Bonnie and Clyde), Howie Michael Smith (Avenue Q) and KC Comeaux (One Arm) get their Kansas on.

Admission is free, for tickets call 212-398-9366 , ext. 20.

Aug 2011

The Studio Theatre's production of POP! has been extended a third and final time through August 28th.

Get your tickets here and come dressed as your favorite Warhol Superstar to save $10! Use promo code SUPERSTAR when ordering.

July 2011

POP! at The Studio Theatre in DC has been extended through August 14. Try to catch this fabulous production if you are in the area

July 2011

September 5, 6 & 12 at 7pm, the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre will feature a couple of Anna's songs in their brand-new cabaret, "Reach the Sky: An Evening of Songs by Broadway's Future Songwriters". For more info, visit www.slolittletheatre.org

July 2011

If you are in Connecticut this Wednesday, July 13th, come hear some incredibly talented young singers perform new works by Anna and her collaborators Anton Dudley and Jennifer Stafford as part of the Hotchkiss School Summer Concert Series.

The concert is free and takes place at 7:30pm in Katherine M. Elfers Hall in the Esther Eastman Music Center. School grounds are open for picnics beforehand. Click here for more info

June 2011

POP! runs at The Studio Theatre, Washington DC, from July 13 - August 7. Directed by Keith Alan Baker, the production features Tom Story as Andy Warhol, with Matthew Delorenzo (Candy), Rachel Zampelli (Valerie), Deborah Lubega (Viva), Marylee Adams (Edie), Sean Maurice Lynch (Ondine) and Luke Tudball (Gerard).

Click here for tickets and info.

April 2011

A stellar performance of "Here In The Hay" from HARMONY, KANSAS, performed by students from Temple University at the Sing Out Loud Cabaret, December 2010

March 2011

Pittsburgh City Theatre has announced that it will produce POP! as part of its 2010-11 season.

February 2011

The kindergarten class at PS15 in Brooklyn, who are creating their own original opera- with some help from Anna- are featured on Channel 12 news

February 2011

HARMONY, KANSAS is set to receive its first reading on Tuesday, February 22nd, 3:30pm, at the Barrow Group in Midtown.

The reading will be directed by Richard Biever, Artistic Director of Singing on Stage Productions, and Lynne Shankel will music direct. The cast will feature Zak Resnick as Heath; Doug Kreeger as his partner Julian; Howie Michael Smith as Wiley, the choir director; Bruce Warren as Darrell; Jonathan Rayson as Kent; Chris Hoch as Brigg; Nick Reynolds as Green Jello; Nick Cearley as DJ, the 17-year-old; and Bryan Scott Johnson as the senior member, Fuzz

Click here to read the Playbill article

February 2011

Feeling the love? Anna has contributed songs to two upcoming Valentine-themed cabarets.

On Thursday, Feb 3rd at 7pm, you can catch "We Are Women, Hear Us Sing" at The Duplex. All proceeds benefit Reveal, which supports women recovering from abuse and sex exploitation (www.revealnyc.org). For tickets and info, click here

From Friday Feb 11th through Sunday Feb 13th, you can catch "The Big V-day Cabaret" at Barrington Stage Company. For tickets and info, click here

December 2010

Tuesday, December 14th at 7pm: The Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York & NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program host an evening on POP! with Anna & Maggie-Kate, and special guests Randy Harrison, Brian Charles Rooney, Amy Burgess, and Lynne Shankel. Open to general public. For more info and to reserve seats, go here.

October 2010

It's been quite the month for concerts! On October 2, Deone Zanotto, Hayden Tee and Michael-August Turley performed a collection of Anna's songs at a gala event to benefit the Australian Independent Schools USA Foundation, and on October 11, Michael-August also performed "Ghosts of Gay Sex (In The 70's)"- a new song by Anna and Michael R. Jackson- at the Joe's Pub concert  "So F*#%ing Gay: A Michael R. Jackson Song Thing." Next up, Anna and Zachary Redler's song "Stay" will be performed in a Lincoln Center Songbook series concert at 6pm on October 25, featuring the songs by Zach and Sara Cooper. The concert is FREE and will take place at the Bruno Walter Auditorium (New York Public Library Library for The Performing Arts @ 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street).

August 2010

Anna is thrilled to have been accepted as a 2010-11 Dramatists Guild Fellow, alongside her HARMONY, KANSAS collaborator, Bill Nelson. More info on the Dramatists Guild and their programs can be found at www.dramatistsguild.com

August 2010

Several of Anna's songs were recently performed as part of Bill Nelson's All-Male Revue, August 26-28 at Barrington Stage Company, MA, featuring Claybourne Elder, Orville Mendoza, Stanley Bahorek and Frank Galgano. The show will return October 8-10. For tickets and info, click here.

July 2010

Check out these recent news articles about Anna and her work:

California Chronicle

Country Times

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July 2010

Anna is currently Composer-In-Residence at Hotchkiss Summer Portals in Lakeville, CT. Her newly commissioned choral piece, "They Shall Take Up The Serpents," with libretto by Sara Cooper, will receive its premiere next Wednesday, July 14 at 7:30pm, along with a couple of her latest theater songs. The Hotchkiss Summer Concert Series takes place in Katherine M. Elfers Hall in the Esther Eastman Music Center. Concerts are free. Grounds are open for picnics beforehand. For more information, call (860) 435-3173 or click here.

July 2010

POP! received three CT Critics Circle Awards at a ceremony that was hosted at the Westport Country Playhouse on June 16: Best Production of a Musical, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Brian Charles Rooney) and Outstanding Lighting Design.  Click here for more details.

May 2010

POP! has been nominated for 9 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards: Outstanding Production of a Musical, Director, Choreographer, Set Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, and Actor (Randy Harrison and Brian Charles Rooney). The 20th Annual Connecticut Critics Circle Awards will be presented at the Westport Country Playhouse on Monday, June 14, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Click here for more info 

May 2010

Anna and her HARMONY, KANSAS collaborator, Bill Nelson, have been invited back for another 2-week stint at the CAP 21 Writer's Co-op, June 7-18. 

Mar 2010

Wesley Taylor (Addams Family, Rock of Ages) and Claybourne Elder (Road Show) will perform a new song from HARMONY, KANSAS at Songs On Six, a benefit concert to support the Theatre Company at CAP21. The concert is on Monday, April 5th at 7:30pm. For more info, visit the CAP21 website (www.cap21.org) or read the Playbill article

Mar 2010

Anna is thrilled to have been selected for this year's New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio, which is presented in cooperation with Nautilus Music-Theater and runs March 17 - April 2. Each of the studio's participating five playwrights, five composers and five performers work in a round robin fashion so that, by the end of two weeks, 25 brand new songs have been created. More at www.newdramatists.org 

Mar 2010

POP! is set to run at Washington DC's Studio Theatre, July 13, 2011 – August 7, 2011, under the direction of Artistic Director, Keith Alan Baker. More info as it comes. In the meantime check out the press release and Studio Theatre website at: www.studiotheatre.org

Feb 2010

New songs uploaded! Click on the media link above to hear "Anna's Dad," "Maybe Next Year," and "Stay," with performances by Hadley Cronk, Michael-August Turley, and Brittney Redler. 

Jan 2010

Better late than never... check out this awesome review of Anna's musical, POP! in Variety

Jan 2010

In honor of Australia Day, Anna's songs will be featured in Made in Australia: Music & Lyrics from Down Under, Jan. 25 at The Triad in Manhattan. The 7 PM concert will also showcase the songs of Australian musical theater writers Dean Bryant and Matthew Frank, Anthony Costanzo, Carmel Dean, James Millar and Peter Rutherford and Matthew Robinson. For more info, see Playbill

Jan 2010

Anna and her HARMONY KANSAS collaborator, Bill Nelson, are thrilled to be participating in the CAP21 Writer's Co-op January 5-15. The other writers participating in this year's co-op are Will Aronson, Rachel Jett, Julianne Wick Davis, Kirsten Guenther, Joe Kinosian, Kellen Blair, Alex Gemignani, Brad Bauner, Randy Blair, and Tim Drucker. www.cap21.org

Dec 2009

Anna and her POP! collaborator Maggie-Kate have been invited to write a song for the Lincoln Center Holiday Songbook, a free concert taking place 2:30pm this Sunday, December 13, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Bruno Walter Auditorium. Fellow Aussie-expat and [title of show] star Benjamin Howes will perform. For more info, see Playbill

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Nov 2009

POP! in the news.

New York Times: In Warhol’s Head, Where Something Surreal Ensues

Boston Globe: Setting Warhol’s shooting, and his scene, to music

Nov 2009

"Little Precious," with lyrics by Anna and music by Carmel Dean, was recently performed at Cutting-Edge Composers II by Spring Awakening's Lilli Cooper. Check out her amazing performance below:

(Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2cimPEv40k)

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Oct 2009

The complete cast and creative team of Yale Repertory Theatre's world premiere of POP! has been announced! Randy Harrison will star as Andy Warhol, alongside Danny Binstock (Gerard), Doug Kreeger (Ondine), Leslie Kritzer (Valerie), Cristen Paige (Edie), Brian Charles Rooney (Candy), and Emily Swallow (Viva). See playbill.com for all the info see Playbill

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Oct 2009

Anna has been invited to be the Composer In Residence at the 2010 Hotchkiss Summer Portals. As part of her residency, Hotchkiss has commissioned her to compose a new "theatrical choral work" for their Chamber Choir. To read more or apply to the program, visit: http://www.hotchkiss.org/summer/

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Oct 2009

Come to NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing program's Open House on Tuesday, October 20th and hear Amy Burgess perform "Up Your Ass" from POP!. Visit the program's website: http://gmtw.tisch.nyu.edu/page/home.html 

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Sep 2009

POP!, a new musical by Maggie-Kate Coleman & Anna K. Jacobs, will receive its world premiere production at the Yale Repertory Theatre this Fall, November 27 - December 19. Directing will be Mark Brokaw (How I Learned to Drive; this season’s After Miss Julie on Broadway). Tickets and more information can be accessed through the theatre's website: http://www.yalerep.org

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Sep 2009

A song from POP! will be performed as part of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's 2009 Festival Songwriters Showcase. More info to come shortly. In the meantime, visit the NAMT website: http://www.namt.org