Orchestrating A Delight

Lauren’s orchestrations will be featured in the upcoming workshop production of Stephen Karam’s “Emma.” Karam’s “Speech and Debate” premiered off-Broadway at the Roundabout in 2007 and his “Sons of the Prophet” arrives there this fall.  “Emma” is being developed through Waterwell’s New Works Lab. Presented along with PPAS, “Emma” runs May 11-14th at 328 W 48th St, NYC.

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We Go To Eleven

Lauren’s 10-minute musical, The Chorus (book and lyrics by Emmy Laybourne), was featured in a night of 10-minute musicals at Don’t Tell Mama in January.

Performing the piece was a very talented cast, including Jennifer Blood, Chris Critelli, LaDonna Burns, and many others.

The piece is currently being developed into a full-length musical as part of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

Playbill article

Off To Make “The Wizard …”

Lauren and Waterwell are off to Indiana University for a whirlwind adventure!

Bringing such NY/LA actors as Jordan Gelber and Nicole Parker along with us, we’ll be working with IU students and faculty to bring to life our newest piece: “The Wizard of Wall Street.” It’s a musical about the financier/railroad executive Jay Gould, known to some as the “Mephistopheles of Wall Street” and the “Robbingest of the Robber Barons.”

Read more at Playbill.com

Come see the performances Thurs Aug 26 – Sun Aug 29 at IU’s Wells-Metz Theater!

Book by Jonathan Goldberg
Music by Lauren Cregor Devine
Lyrics by Devine, Goldberg, and (director) Tom Ridgely

[Update] – Listen to Lauren’s interview with Mike Ahearn on 93.1 WIBC:

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Premiere Musicals

Thanks to support from Premiere Musicals and Eli Lilly, Waterwell and Indiana University have teamed up to devise our brand new piece about little known robber baron Jay Gould.  We’ve cast our brilliant student performers and are now hosting a week-long devising workshop with them at our beloved alma mater.  Performances at IU will be in late August.  But New Yorkers will be getting sneak peeks of material before then.  Stay tuned!

Back Home Again In Indiana … polis

Lauren returns to her hometown for a performance with The Cabaret at The Columbia Club on Friday April 23rd at 8pm.  She’ll be joined on stage by a full band, including Indy natives Jack Helsley, Nate Johnson, and Jeff Devine.  Call 317.275.1169 or click here for tickets.

That same week, she’ll be facilitating master classes with local students about the science (and joy) of songwriting, all thanks to a wonderful grant from Meet The Composer.