Beyond the Music Lab Presentation to Feature Karen Ziemba, Claybourne Elder, Katie Rose Clarke and More

By Adam Hetrick
19 Dec 2012

Claybourne Elder
Claybourne Elder
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Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba, Claybourne Elder, Katie Rose Clarke and Rob Bartlett will be part of an industry lab presentation of the new musical Beyond the Music, which will take place in New York City in late January 2013.

As previously reported, Tony Award-winning Hair producer Andy Sandberg wrote the book for Beyond the Music, which has a score by Emmy Award-winning songwriter Cliff Downs and actress/writer Katie Kahanovitz. Sandberg (The Last Smoker in America) also directs the work, which will be presented Jan. 28-29, 2013.

Beyond the Music has received several developmental readings and workshops over the past few years.

According to the creators, "Beyond the Music follows the journey of Casey, a fast-rising singer/songwriter, as she struggles to find success in the music business. Ready to risk it all, Casey sacrifices her personal life for her career, but on the verge of her first big break, she is betrayed by those she trusts. Now, in order to reclaim her dreams, she must look inside herself as she navigates the treacherous waters of the music business and reconnects with those she left behind."



Ziemba (Curtains, Chicago), Elder (Road Show, Bonnie & Clyde), Clarke (Wicked, Light in the Piazza) and Bartlett (How to Succeed...) will be joined by Eric Anderson, Shelby Bartelstein, Angela Brydon, Jarid Faubel, John Hemphill, Ryan Koss, Kathleen Rooney, Casey Lee Ross, Laura L. Thomas, Mariand Torres and Alex Wyse.

Additional casting is expected.

Beyond the Music will have choreography by AC Ciulla and music supervision and arrangements by Fred Lassen.