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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Tit for Tat

Nicole Parker in Waterwell's The Wizard of Wall StreetThe Wizard of Wall Street is an all new musical about the life and times of financier/railroad executive Jay Gould who was, according to Joseph Pulitzer, “one of the most sinister figures that have ever flitted bat-like across the vision of the American people.” Known in his own time as the “Mephistopheles of Wall Street” and throughout history as “Robbingest of the Robber Barons,” Jay Gould’s was one of the most spectacular and controversial careers in American business. Produced by Waterwell, workshopped at Indiana University as a grant-funded Premiere Musical.

In “Tit for Tat,” Gould’s contemporary – suffragette Victoria Woodhull – takes a particular stance in attempt to secure for women the right to vote.

 

River Credit

The Wizard of Wall Street is an all new musical about the life and times of financier/railroad executive Jay Gould who was, according to Joseph Pulitzer, “one of the most sinister figures that have ever flitted bat-like across the vision of the American people.” Known in his own time as the “Mephistopheles of Wall Street” and throughout history as “Robbingest of the Robber Barons,” Jay Gould’s was one of the most spectacular and controversial careers in American business. Produced by Waterwell, workshopped at Indiana University as a grant-funded Premiere Musical.

In “River Credit,” we hear Jay Gould as he formulates what would become our current system of credit, underscored by the unsuspecting populus.

 

Once There Was A Girl

Nicole Parker in Waterwell's The Wizard of Wall StreetThe Wizard of Wall Street is an all new musical about the life and times of financier/railroad executive Jay Gould who was, according to Joseph Pulitzer, “one of the most sinister figures that have ever flitted bat-like across the vision of the American people.” Known in his own time as the “Mephistopheles of Wall Street” and throughout history as “Robbingest of the Robber Barons,” Jay Gould’s was one of the most spectacular and controversial careers in American business. Produced by Waterwell, workshopped at Indiana University as a grant-funded Premiere Musical.

In “Once There Was A Girl,” Victoria Woodhull gives voice to the three women of the piece: herself – an empowered suffragette and business woman; Josie Mansfield – a notorioius chorus girl and paramour of Gould’s partner Jim Fisk; and Helen Gould – Jay’s pious and doting wife.

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The Gold Corner Opera

The Wizard of Wall Street is an all new musical about the life and times of financier/railroad executive Jay Gould who was, according to Joseph Pulitzer, “one of the most sinister figures that have ever flitted bat-like across the vision of the American people.” Known in his own time as the “Mephistopheles of Wall Street” and throughout history as “Robbingest of the Robber Barons,” Jay Gould’s was one of the most spectacular and controversial careers in American business. Produced by Waterwell, workshopped at Indiana University as a grant-funded Premiere Musical.

In “The Gold Corner Opera,” we hear the epic tale of how Gould and Fisk attempted to corner the gold market in 1869, leading to the infamous Black Friday.  All in operatic format, as is fitting.

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Railroad to NYC

Railroad to NYC from Waterwell's The Wizard of Wall StreetThe Wizard of Wall Street is an all new musical about the life and times of financier/railroad executive Jay Gould who was, according to Joseph Pulitzer, “one of the most sinister figures that have ever flitted bat-like across the vision of the American people.” Known in his own time as the “Mephistopheles of Wall Street” and throughout history as “Robbingest of the Robber Barons,” Jay Gould’s was one of the most spectacular and controversial careers in American business. Produced by Waterwell, workshopped at Indiana University as a grant-funded Premiere Musical.

In “Railroad to NYC,” we hear a snippet of the music that takes us through Act 2, as Jay Gould travels the country via the railroad system he would come to dominate and restructure.

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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!

About Lauren Cregor

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Lauren Cregor’s music can be heard in theaters, on screen, and on iTunes.  She is the composer and musical director for the acclaimed off-Broadway company, Waterwell.

Nominated for multiple Drama Desk and IT Awards, Waterwell has produced nine original pieces in New York and has been dubbed “Brilliant, original and inspired” by the New York Times.  Their current project will be devised and performed at Indiana University in August 2010 as part of Premiere Musicals, thanks to a generous grant from Eli Lilly.

Lauren was recently selected to participate in BMI’s esteemed Musical Theater Workshop, which has produced such hits as “Avenue Q,” “Chorus Line” and “Next to Normal.”

Lauren’s film music has been screened across the globe, including the BFM International Festival in London.

As a singer / songwriter, Lauren has released two albums with her band and is currently working on her third.

She has also had the honor of composing for New York’s SYREN Modern Dance.

She received her B.A. in Theater from Indiana University, a post-graduate degree in Voice and Theater from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and her M.A. in Composition from New York University.

In her gigging adventures, Lauren has had the pleasure of playing at the following venues:

(NYC)
Joe’s Pub
Don’t Tell Mama’s
Rockwood Music Hall
Knitting Factory
Webster Hall
Zipper Factory
Bitter End
FEZ
Galapagos
Baggot Inn
Cafe 111
White Plains Performing Arts Center

(Beyond NYC … )
Jazz Kitchen, IN
Indianapolis Arts Garden
Midwest Music Summit
Trinity College, CT
James Madison University, VA
Bentley College, MA

Swimming Pool

Waterwell's #9 Swimming Pool

#9 is a dizzying new music theater piece about the technological tools we use – and how they use us. Here, Waterwell dives into a strange, bewildering world of digital immersion where the virtual is more real than reality.

#9 premiered at the 59E59 Theater in the summer of 2009 and was called “UPROARIOUS! Featuring a quartet of fearless performances, Off-Broadway’s a better place with Waterwell online” by the Village Voice.

Early in the production, Kevin Townley and Matt Dellapina perform the piece “Swimming Pool,” as Kevin’s character recounts the tale of the-one-that-got-away.  (This demo recording features Lauren)

Lauren Cregor’s demo track for the hit “Swimming Pool” featured in Waterwell’s #9.

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Kevin Townley peforms, “Swimming Pool” in Waterwell’s new musical #9:

Busy Tone

Busy Tone

#9 is a dizzying new music theater piece about the technological tools we use – and how they use us. Here, Waterwell dives into a strange, bewildering world of digital immersion where the virtual is more real than reality.

#9 premiered at the 59E59 Theater in the summer of 2009 and was called “UPROARIOUS! Featuring a quartet of fearless performances, Off-Broadway’s a better place with Waterwell online” by the Village Voice.

In the production, this piece “Busy Tone” was performed by David Ryan Smith, with lyrics by Rodney Gardiner, as inspired by his own fear and frustration when not able to contact his family on Turks and Caicos during Hurricane Hannah.  In composing this piece, a sampled busy signal was mapped to a midi keyboard via Logic so that the signal itself could be played as live accompaniment during the performance.  (This demo recording features Lauren)

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