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Contemporary Writers' Circle: Fifth Anniversary Concert

Monday, March 5, 2018: 9:30 PM


Green Room 42


570 Tenth Avenue, 4th Floor (Inside YOTEL)
New York, NY is proud to celebrate their Fifth Anniversary at The Green Room 42 with a star-studded concert packed with great contemporary musical theatre songs! Curated by Laura Josepher & David Sisco, Contemporary Writers’ Circle: Fifth Anniversary Concert represents the best of today’s wide range of contemporary musical theatre styles. 

The concert will feature songs by celebrated, award-winning, and emerging writers including: Leslie Becker (A Proper Place), Ben Bonnema (Boys Who Tricked Me), Scott Burkell & Paul Loesel (LMNOP), Beth Falcone (Wanda’s World), Creighton Irons (The Moon in the Sea), Russ Kaplan & Sara Wordsworth (In Transit), Ryan Korell & Jonathan Keebler (Gay Card), Joe Kinsman & Kellen Blair (Murder for Two), Divya Maus & Richard Hanson (The MollyhouseJanine McGuire & Arri Simon (Borders), Alex Ranter (Stone and Sparrow), Will Reynolds (Radioactive), Andy Roninson (Take a Ten), Brett Ryback (Joe Schmoe Saves the World), Zak Sandler (Inside My Head)Rona Siddiqui (One Good Day), and Tor & Lisa (Stealing Time

Contemporary Writers’ Circle: Fifth Anniversary Concert will bring to the stage amazing Broadway talent (soon to be announced) and is a must-see by anyone who is a serious contemporary musical theatre aficionado. 


Click here for tickets.





In Transit Logo

Catch the C or the E, and join us for a drink as we celebrate (above ground) In Transit Broadway, as this acapella musical speeds its way to the Broadway stage! 

Come celebrate two of our very own CMT members, Sara Wordsworth and Russell Kaplan, and find out more about what Contemporary Musical Theatre is up to as we continue to build our community of writers.

Buy your own ticket to IN TRANSIT for the Thursday, December 8th 7:00pm performance at Circle in the Square Theatre (use BroadwayBox code ITBXS822) and meet up with us (and Sara & Russ!) for a drink at Thalia Restaurant 828 8th Avenue) afterwards. Get more information here.




Wednesday, May 18, 2016

June Havoc Theater
New York, NY 


We are thrilled to be joining forces with B-Side Productions for their NAMAsDAY #artistsforartists event joining 100 composers, lyricists, book writers, directors, music directors, dramaturgs, and artistic directors gathered in one theater.



The Ninja's Audition Book

Monday, March 7, 2016: 1 - 5 PM

Mark Fisher Fitness

411 W. 39th Street (btw. 9th/10th)
New York, NY 

Ridiculous humans should perform ridiculously good songs. Is your audition book holding you back? Get a FREE consultation at Mark Fisher Fitness with voice teacher and MD David Sisco and director Laura Josepher, owners of, the largest online database of contemporary writers and songs. Bring your résumé, an audio/video recording of you performing (no karaoke performances of "Let it Go," please) and David and Laura will suggest 2 great (under-performed) songs for your book. MFF members will also get a free 3-day "Quick Pass" to the site. Work out your bod and your book all in the same place. Monday, March 7, 1-5 PM. 

Spaced is limited. Register here.


My Life is a Musical in collaboration with The Future Project &

City Center Off-Center Lobby Project

Jeanine Tesori, Artistic Director

Writer Mentors: Masi Asare, Michelle Elliott & Danny Larsen & Daniel Maté

Student Writers: Madison Abdul, Jeremy Dominguez, Alize George

July 17, 2014

City Center
131 W. 55th Street
New York, NY 

Three high school students work wtih professional writers (along with the guidance and support of Tony Award winners Jeanine Tesori and Lin-Manuel Miranda) to create autobiographical songs to present at the City Center's Off-Center Series Lobby Project. Read more about it here.



Kaufman Center Masterclass Series

Laura Josepher & David Sisco, Teachers

Alison Louise Hubbard & Kim Oler, Cindy Rush, Sheri Sanders, Guest Panelists

James Cunningham, Pianist

October 5, 19, 26, 2014

Lucy Moses School - Ann Goodman Recital Hall
129 W. 67th Street
New York, NY 

The Kaufman Music Center and join forces to produce three masterclasses highlighting contemporary theatre songs and vocal styles. Director Laura Josepher and composer/voice teacher David Sisco collaborate with special guest artists to help talented singers more fully express themselves through a song. A brief Q&A session will follow. Experience the heart of a song through the intersection of varied theatre artists' perspectives. 

What is Old is New Again: The New Golden Age
Panelists: Composer/Lyricist Team Alison Louise Hubbard & Kim Oler (Buddy's Tavern, Little Women)

Rock it to Me: Pop/Rock Musical Theatre
Panelist: Sheri Sanders (Rock the Audition)

Hear My Song: Contemporary Story Songs
Panelist: Cindi Rush (Casting Director)



VOW @ Marymount Manhattan College

Directed by: Laura Josepher

Musical Direction by: David Sisco

January 31 - February 1

Theresa Lang Theatre
Marymount Manhattan College
New York, NY  

Featuring Musical Shorts by: 

Russell Kaplan & Sara Wordsworth, Will Reynolds & Clay Zambo

Featuring Performances by:

Emé Bentancur, Shannon Doyle, Erin Eichfeld, Ayana Flowers, Chris Gornes, Elliot Halperin, Megan Hoxie, Anthony Ingargiola, Tyler Jones, Ally Kupferberg, Julia Lopriore, Kathleen Mahoney, Adam McDowell, Dillon McPherson, Nicholas Musumeci, Natalie Ortega, Jessica del Rio, Alexandra Schwartz, Nicolette Shin and Jessica Sotwick

Read about us in (article 1 and article 2) Click for photos and video.



The Concert

A Celebration of Contemporary Musical Theatre

Benefitting the Dramatists Guild Fund

supporting playwrights, lyricists, librettists and composers in need

Hosted by: Seth Rudetsky 

January 21, 2013 at 8 PM

Second Stage Theatre
305 W. 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 

Directed by: Laura Josepher

Musical Direction by: Matt Castle 

Featuring Songs by:

Brad Alexander & Adam Mathias, Will Aronson & Bill Nelson, Jeff Blumenkrantz, John Bucchino, Patrick Cook & Frederick Freyer, Anna Dagmar, David Gaines & Charlie Sohne, Jenny Giering, Tom Gualtieri & David Sisco, Michael Kooman & Christopher Dimond, Daniel Maté, Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen, Peter Mills, Adam Overett, Rachel Peters, Nadav Wiesel, Sam Willmott, Michael Wartofsky, Barry Wyner

Featuring Performances by: 

Morgan Billings, Nick Blaemire, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Harry Bouvy, John Bucchino, Jason Gotay, Darius de Haas, Robin de Jesús, Kenita Miller, Mamie Parris, Randy Redd, Kristine Reese, Bryce Ryness, Andrew Samonsky, Sheri Sanders, Elizabeth Stanley, Lucas Steele, Sam Tedaldi, Mary Testa

We are proud to use a Steinway & Sons piano from the Concert & Artist department at Steinway Hall for this performance.

Click here to download the Launch Concert Program. Read about us in PLAYBILL and THEATERMANIA. Click for photos and videos.