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Goodbye New York

Is it worth it to pull someone closer . . . only to say goodbye?

When overworked med student Will Edmonds meets carefree marathon runner Olivia Long, the attraction is overwhelming.

She entices him to ditch his books and take a wild ride through the city. Just as their mutual interest becomes irresistible, she confesses she has a flight to catch the following morning, but refuses to tell him why.

As Olivia takes him on a tour of New York City–her truest friend and soul mate–Will learns to live for the moment, confronts his life’s choices, and falls in love.

But the question lingers: Where is she going? A startling revelation quivers on the horizon.

Goodbye New York: A New Musical was a Finalist at the 2017 New York New Work Theatre Festival.

*BRAD STANDLEY Broadway: In Transit (Circle in the Square) Tour: HAIR (European Tour) Regional: Once (Regional Production Premiere at the Weston Playhouse dir. Michael Berresse) Guy, The 12 (DCPA) Phil, The Full Monty (CLO South Bay) Malcolm, The Story of My Life (West Coast Premiere) Thomas. TV/Film: “Days of Our Lives”, “Body of Proof”, and the feature film Karaoke Man. Proud graduate of CSU Fullerton and member of AEA. Brad is also a singer/songwriter (iTunes/Spotify/Amazon). Check out his website Bradstandley.com or twitter/instagram (@bstandleymusic) for your daily #dittyinthecity.

*EMILY SCHULTHEIS is grateful to get to perform at The Duke and to share this small piece of Goodbye New York with you! National Tours: Wicked (Elphaba Standby) Regional: Island Song (World Premiere), Shrek the Musical (Fiona), Swing! the Musical. BFA Indiana University. @em_schultheis

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

ANDREW BEALL (Music)hailed by New York Classical Review as “Spectacularly Virtuosic”, international soloist and composer, Andrew Beall’s works have been performed in Siberia, Italy, Germany, China, Lithuania, Sweden, UK, South Africa, and Mexico, to name a few. His second major orchestral work, Affirmation, was premiered at Lincoln Center and recently recorded by the Siberian Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Beall has performed on Broadway in The Lion King, Les Miserables, Spiderman, In The Heights, and A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder, orchestras such as the American Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Greenwich Symphony, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, and is the drummer for eclectic rock quartet, Cordis, and Broadway dance company, American Dance Machine. Mr. Beall has released two solo albums on BMP Records: Deliverance and Glass Jungle, and his third album (Concerti), will release next year. President Emeritus of the Percussive Arts Society New York Chapter and owner of Bachovich Music Publications, Mr. Beall is an endorsing artist for Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Innovative Percussion, Latin Percussion, and Evans Drumheads and a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and New York University. This year, Grammy-winning Broadway Records released a studio album of his first musical, Song of Solomon, starring Tony-nominated Ramin Karimloo.

EVAN McCORMACK (Lyrics) – has spent over a decade performing a broad spectrum of classical and modern repertoire around the world. Based in NYC, he has worked with many companies including Loft Opera, Opera on Tap, Manhattan Opera Project and CoOpera and in 2014 teamed with composer, Andrew Beall, in an off-Broadway premiere of Beall’s new musical Song of Solomon at the Players Theater. He has also worked with Seagle Music Colony, Teatro Bramante, Opera on the James, Middlebury Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Ohio Light Opera and many more. In the fall of 2009, Evan co-created OperaPulse.com, an industry leading marketing and resource site. He takes an active role as a writer, editor, innovator and manager. Last fall he co-authored and launched the industry’s newest publication, Voice’d, a magazine committed to showcasing innovation in modern music. Evan has a MM from the University of South Carolina.

DAVID DON MILLER (Book) – Miller’s hard-hitting look at urban education Why You Beasting? was a sold out hit and TimeOut NY Critics’ Pick at the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival. It was also an official selection of the FringeNYC Encore Series. A selection from Why You Beasting? was recently chosen for publication in an upcoming Smith and Krauss anthology entitled 222 More Comedy Monologues. His second play, The Numbening was produced by Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series. Mr. Miller has a MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program and teaches English and drama in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York. Samples of his work are available at www.daviddonmiller.com.