NEVER BETTER

a new musical by preston max allen

 

when hope is FOR EVERYONE Else

 
 

About

Davy is a lonely college junior who dives into storytelling and fantasy to escape a life weighed down by stress, family dysfunction, and a challenging roommate. When blindsided by an unexpected cancer diagnosis, paralyzed by fear and despair, Davy leaves her own disease untreated and unknown to everyone around her. She pours herself into the search for connection through the stories of others, in order to find her path through life or death decisions, learn how to tell her own story, and uncover the possibility for hope.

 

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Never Better

by Preston Max Allen

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WE ARE THE TIGERS IN CONCERT January 17, 2015 - 54 Below From the new musical NEVER BETTER by Preston Max Allen. Written and Composed by Rebekah M. Allen Produced by Matthew P.

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Preston Max Allen (Book / Music / Lyrics) is a musical theatre writer based in New York City. His work has been featured at the New York Musical Festival, Signature Theatre, Musical Theatre Factory,  Feinstein's/54 Below, Joe's Pub, Laurie Beechman Theatre, York Theatre ("Tune In Time" winner), Gallery Players, Lululemon (it’s a long story) and Second City Chicago. Preston conceived and wrote book, music, and lyrics for WE ARE THE TIGERS, A NEW MUSICAL (Hudson Backstage Theatre, L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation winner for Best Lyrics/Composition, nominee for Best Production and Music Direction), NEVER BETTER (NYMF Developmental Reading Series), and THE RAGE: CARRIE 2, AN UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY (Jeff Nominee, Best Musical/Underscore Theatre). Additional projects include music/lyrics/book for AGENT 355 (dramaturg/co-book Jessica Kahkoska, Marion Fellowship Award Winner), book/lyrics for FRANKLIN PIERCE: DRAGON SLAYER (composer Will Buck, Sound Bites 4.0 Selection), music/lyrics for BRADICAL AND THE PINK SOCKS (Diverging Elements), and music/lyrics for THE HUNTED: ENCORE (LA Webfest Outstanding Score). Preston is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, the Second City Chicago Comedy Studies Program, and an alum of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. @prestonmaxallen

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Megan Kingery (Producer) Megan is a producer of commercial theater,  transmedia and multimedia, and print projects. Currently a creative producer at Blue Man Group, where Megan concieves and executes video, transmedia, print, and stage projects.  She has brought investors to the Broadway productions FUN HOME, HAND TO GOD, and NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, as well as MAT FRANCO: MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY in Las Vegas.   Megan has worked with Blue Man Group, Ensemble Studio Theater, Richard Frankel Productions, Target Margin Theater Company, Diverse City Theater Company, and Kiki and Herb.  megankingery.com


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Portia Krieger (Director) Portia is a New York-based theatre director who mostly works on new plays and musicals. Recent productions include Sarah Einspanier's THE CONVENT OF PLEASURE for the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Caroline V. McGraw's THE BACHELOR'S for Lesser America, Gabrielle Reisman's site-specific outdoor King Lear adaptation STORM, STILL for Brooklyn Yard, Peggy Stafford's 16 WORDS OR LESS and Clare Barron's BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE for Clubbed Thumb, and EAGER TO LOSE, a burlesque farce Portia co-created with writer Matthew-Lee Erlbach, director Wes Grantom, and burlesque starlet Tansy for Ars Nova and Sofia Alvarez's FRIEND ART at 2ST Uptown. Upcoming project:  and Eric Dufault's THE TOMB OF KING TOT at Clubbed Thumb.

Portia has workshopped new plays with Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage Theatre, Roundabout Underground, New York Stage & Film, The O'Neill, Rattlestick, Page 73, Ars Nova, the Lark, the Juilliard School, and many others. She is an inaugural O'Neill/NNPN National Director's Fellow, a 2015-2016 New Georges Audrey Resident, an alumna of the Drama League Directors Project and the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, a former Ars Nova Director-in-Residence, and a co-founder of the New Georges Jam. She's also the Associate Director of Fun Home on Broadway. Education: BA in Theater, Smith College.

DTE MAnagement (General Manager) Under the supervision of Ryan Conway, DTE Management is an industry leader in general management services for Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. DTE Management currently manages AVENUE Q, LISA AND LEONARDO, TRIP OF LOVE and SPRING AWAKENING. Previous productions include DADDY LONG LEGS, MY FIRST TIME, THAT BACHELORETTE SHOW, and the successful ten-year run of THE AWESOME 80S PROM.

 

 

 
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