ICON, the musical that I wrote the book for, with Jonathan Kaldor providing the music and lyrics, is set to make its Stateside premiere at the 2016 New York Musical Festival (NYMF).
Considered one of the most significant events of its kind, NYMF takes place over three weeks between 18th July and 7th August in Manhattan's Theater District and features about two dozen fully staged productions.
Dates and venue for ICON will be announced in May.
1928. The world is enthralled as American debutante, Constance Nielsen, marries into one of Europe’s ancient Royal Families. But when an impassioned affair with her music teacher sparks uproar, news of her tragic death turns her from living legend into timeless icon. 40 years later, a young man in search of his grandfather's past finds more than he's bargained for…
This website has just undergone a major overhaul.
There's a completely new design, some obsolete content has been weeded out and everything else has been updated. And there's a new media page, which contains video and audio clips with interviews and trailers that had previously been dispersed across several different project sites, where of course they also remain available.
Have a look around and if you find anything amiss, never hesitate to get in touch.
Sebastian returns to the stage as a performer with his new piece The Sonneteer - a play on passion, power and possession, which features the sonnets of William Shakespeare.
Alongside him on stage will be young Actor Tom Medcalf as the two delve into some of the most glorious poetry ever written in search of a possible truth about love.
The Sonneteer will preview in London at the Landor Theatre for two nights on 18th and 19th July 2014, before starting its world premiere run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, from 1st to 23rd August 2014.
Full details and tickets now at thesonneteer.info
Top Story - The Video is out: shot at the legendary Old Vic Tunnels underneath London's Waterloo Station in January 2013, Top Story is now available as an online stream or download to own. And the best thing about it: you pay what you want!
>Watch the new trailer and Top Story here
Starting 7th January 2014 - the first anniversary of its world premiere at The Old Vic Tunnels underneath London's Waterloo Station - Top Story is being serialised on its own dedicated YouTube channel with one scene being added every day until the play is complete.
A full version of Top Story - The Video will soon also be made available for online streaming. Stay tuned for updates.
Top Story on YouTube
TLAvideo.com is now taking pre-orders for its first release of The Hour of Living on DVD on 19th November 2013. This is for anyone in the United States and Canada.
The Hour of Living, Sebastian Michael's first feature film as a writer, director and producer will get its first London public screening at the beautiful Lexi Cinema in Kensal Rise, NW10, on Wednesday, 24th April 2013, at 6:30pm
Full details and booking information now here.
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- Arthur MacEwen
Banner image: Lewis Goody as Gus in Top Story at The Old Vic Tunnels, 2013
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