This new musical comedy, written by Emmy® award-winning journalist Jacklyn Thrapp, puts a spotlight on the behind the scenes culture of local newsrooms.
“Journalists with experience in small or medium market can really relate to this story,” Thrapp said. “Good Morning New York is for anybody who feels stuck in life, love or a job.”
The Off-Broadway musical, about a failing news station, explores why we work jobs we hate and what it will take to quit.
Good Morning New York is opening at an Off-Broadway venue after rave reviews from CBS, The Daily News, FOX NEWS, PIX11 & more. Our launch comes on the heels of a nearly sold-out run at the People’s Improv Theater and New York Theater Festival in 2018.
Good Morning New York is inspired by real Journalists.
JACKLYN THRAPP - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, CO-COMPOSER, LYRICIST & LIBRETTIST
Jacklyn Thrapp is a New York Emmy® Award winner. Executive producing credits include Off-Broadway's Park for Your Problems (Davenport Theatre). Off-Off-Broadway: The Christmas Fart (Manhattan Rep) and A Soldier's Lover (The Workshop Theater). Television: Reporter & Producer for ABC and CBS affiliates in the Midwest. Producer for The CW affiliate in Denver and New York City. Associate producer 21st Century Fox. Film: Coney Island Trash (Coney Island Film Festival & Italy's Monstra Cinema Taranto Festival) & An American In Ireland (Dublin Smartphone Film Festival & Barcelona Planet Film Festival.)
BRIDGET GREANEY - DIRECTOR
Bridget Greaney's theater repertoire includes Friends of the Family at NY Winterfest (director), Off-Broadway's Can Do Duck: The Musical (partial lyricist), and Just Wingin' It (creator/director). In 2012, she co-founded Backstage Theatre Company at her alma mater, New York University, for which she directed and produced numerous one-act plays. Bridget has her BFA in Film & TV from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and, beyond her theater endeavors, has gone on to work professionally in television and sports broadcasting.
DYLAN ADLER - CO-COMPOSER
Dylan Adler holds a Bachelors in Music Composition from NYC. His music has been performed at NYU’s Provincetown Theatre and NYU’s Black Box Theatre. His musicals (A Beaver's Tale & Drag Queen) debuted at the NYU Lamplighter’s Club.
JACKSON BELL - MUSIC DIRECTOR, CO-COMPOSER & ORCHESTRATIONS
Jackson Bell is a guitarist and music producer based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Los Angeles, California, he graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2016. His favorite drink after a big meal is a shot of Fernet Branca. He plays in the following bands:
REISE HOOPER - VOCAL DIRECTOR
Reise Hooper is a talented vocalist from Los Angeles, California. She began her training at 10 years old in classical and non-classical voice. She graduated from Pace University in 2018, where she spent two years abroad in Paris studying music and theatre from an international perspective. She is well versed in musical styles of all different backgrounds—Musical Theatre, Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Classical, etc. She now resides in New York, where she regularly performs with great musicians alike.
FELISHA HENG - STAGE MANAGER
Felisha Heng graduated from Pace University with a BA in Theater Arts and completed NYU's Film and Stage Production Program. Favorite Stage Management credits include: Stop Kiss, Flight (a new serious musical comedy), Much Ado About Nothing, Gypsy, and most recently, Classics on the Rocks production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
CLAIRE JAMES CARROLL - SCENIC DESIGNER
Claire James Carroll is a scenic designer and technical director from the Hudson Valley. Before moving to New York, she designed productions in New Haven, CT, including Angels in America, Macbeth, and Contemporaries, a new play by Erica Wachs. She holds a B.A. from Yale University.
OLIVIA LOVERDE - LIGHTING DESIGNER
Olivia LoVerde graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Theater Design and Production. Some of her lighting design credits include Eurydice, The Last Five Years, Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Website www.olivialoverde.com
MARGO CRUZ - CASTING DIRECTOR
NICKI GEX - CASTING ASSOCIATE & ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
CLINTON GREENLEE - BASSIST
Clinton Greenlee is a NYC-based musician, composer, and educator. As a bassist/guitarist he performs new & original music throughout the city and nationally with many different singers, groups, and productions including Brett Gleason, Carson Rammelt, Daniel Cameron, Dat Menace, Glitch Cake, Good Morning New York the Musical, Inti & the Moon, Jack Ross, Josh Couvares, and Late Sea; all while being featured at some of NYC’s most prestigious venues including B.B. King’s, Brooklyn Bowl, City Winery, Rockwood Music Hall, Rough Trade, and the United Nations Headquarters.
A Virginia native, Clinton is a proud graduate of George Mason University’s School of Music. It was here that Clinton studied both classical and jazz upright and electric bass with professor Glenn Dewey, piano with Gerry Allen, and was first exposed to music as a healing art under the direction of Dr Glenn Smith.
In his post graduate studies, following a mentorship with renowned bassist Jay Foote, he is currently training to become an Alexander Technique teacher under the direction of Ann Rodiger at the Balance Arts Center.
DIANE WONG - PIANIST
Diane Wong, originally from Malaysia, graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2018 with a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Writing & Production Summa Cum Laude along with the completion of an additional minor in Theory of Jazz and Popular Song as well as two internships at a music house and at a recording studio respectively.
Diane also worked with Berklee Concert Operation Office as a stage crew member where she had had the opportunity to work closely with phenomenal local and touring acts like Ron Carter, Tigran Hamasyan, Victor Wooten, Nik Bärtsch's RONIN, Becca Stevens, Black Violin, DOMi, Sam Tsui, Mario Jose, Honeysuckle, 7th Degree, Pitch Slapped, and many more.
Currently located in NY, Diane is now working equally fluent as a pianist, composer, producer, and arranger.
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