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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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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