Janet Brenner and Michael Coco will present Fiction in Photographs, a new musical featuring the music and lyrics of Dan Mills, conceived and directed by Randy Redd, and featuring the photography of Sasha Israel. Three free presentations, open to the public, will be offered at the New World Stages/Stage 1 (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Wednesday October 10th (4pm), Thursday October 11th (7pm) and Friday October 12th (7pm).
Fiction in Photographs tells the story of five strangers who find themselves intimately connected when their personal lives are put on public display in a Brooklyn art gallery. Randy Redd directs a cast that features Sosie Bacon, Cole Burden (Les Miserables), Adam Halpin (Dogfight, Rent), David Mizzoni, and Lauren Pritchard (Spring Awakening). Adam Podd will serve as musical director and Emily Maltby will provide musical staging.
“While Dan and I were working at Million Dollar Quartet on Broadway I had this idea to take his stunning songs and create an original musical based on his dynamic words and music. In July we presented Fiction In Photographs - In Concert as a benefit for New York-based Sing For Hope. The sold out, spellbound crowd at Tribeca's 92Y and standing ovation fueled our fire. Dan and I are hard at work fine-tuning the show, creating a brand new exciting contemporary musical theater score,” said director and conceiver Randy Redd. Dan Mills adds, “I never really know where a song is going to end up in the world if it ends up out there at all. So, seeing my music travel from pen & paper to the theater is something that is very exciting for me. Fiction In Photographs has transformed these tunes into something I could have never imagined, and it's surprised me how a collaborative vision can grow into an amazing piece of art.”
Dan Mills is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor from Brooklyn. Mills’ eponymous has released 3 full-length albums. As an actor, Dan portrayed Carl Perkins in the Broadway and Off-Broadway casts of Million Dollar Quartet and was featured with his band on NBC's “Smash.” www.danmills.net
Randy Redd made his Broadway debut in Parade and recently appeared as Jerry Lee Lewis in the hit musical Million Dollar Quartet as well as the original casts of The Burnt Part Boys, Some Men, Smoke On The Mountain and Ring Of Fire. He collaborated with David Pittu on the critically acclaimed What's That Smell: The Music Of Jacob Sterling at the Atlantic Theater Company and New World Stages. He has worked as an actor, director and musical director at Manhattan Theater Club, Lincoln Center Theater, Second Stage, the Kennedy Center, Goodspeed, the Geffen Playhouse, the York Theater, the Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, NY Musical Theater Festival and Abrons Arts Center. Film and TV credits include Beautiful Creatures directed by Richard LaGravenese (2013); After The Storm (winner - Audience Award, Woodstock Film Festival), directed by Hilla Medalia;Kinsey, directed by Bill Condon; and the Tony Awards.