"Golden Zooms" Opening Number Video released, featuring Jay Armstrong Johnson and Jaygee Macapugay
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 09:52 am EDT 04/13/21

Prospect Theater Company's Opening Number Video from the
Available now until April 15, 2021 at 9:59pm
featuring Jay Armstrong Johnson and Jaygee Macapugay
and over twenty other Prospect artists

(New York, NY) – Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director; Melissa Huber, Managing Director) is pleased to announce the release of a video produced to kick off a unique virtual event: the Golden Zoom Awards. In the spirit of the Golden Globes, this light-hearted, once-in-a-lifetime, interactive ceremony celebrated "a year of unintended brilliance in screen performances" on the Zoom platform.

The video can be viewed on Prospect's YouTube Channel or website (www.ProspectTheater.org) until 9:59pm on Thursday, April 15th. The direct YouTube link is: https://youtu.be/dF1v-P7Fq2w

Audiences may also view another excerpt from the ceremony, which features a highlights reel of clips from Prospect's VISION Series: https://youtu.be/NLxsHP97Qlw

The "Golden Zooms" evening was hosted by Jay Armstrong Johnson (Prospect's The Mad Ones, Working, Broadway's On the Town, Hands on a Hardbody) and Jaygee Macapugay (Prospect's Honor, On This Side of the World, Broadway's School of Rock).

The original opening number, penned by Prospect founding artist, composer / lyricist Peter Mills (The Hello Girls, The Honeymooners), features the talents of Johnson, Macapugay, and a line-up of Prospect alumni artists, including: Andrew Brewer, LaDonna Burns, Sarah Corey, David Foley, Danyel Fulton, Jessica Grové, Albert Guerzon, Lisa Helmi Johanson, Adam Hyndman, Victoria Huston-Elem, Kennedy Kanagawa, Jonny Lee Jr., Andrew Mayer, Samia Mounts, DeMone Seraphin, Doug Shapiro, Graham Stevens, Vishal Vaidya, and Cathryn Wake.

Streaming is free, but viewers are asked to consider a donation to support Prospect Theater Company's ongoing mission to develop and produce original musical theater works . This special event is in lieu of the company's annual Gala and donations will be matched 1:1 from a fund established by Prospect's Board of Directors.

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Prospect Theater Company is dedicated to fostering and showcasing today's new voices shaping tomorrow's musicals. Over two decades, the company has premiered more than 35 musicals in New York City, in addition to new plays and numerous re-inventions of classic works. Reflecting its investment in the future of the field, Prospect leads a variety of developmental initiatives: including an annual Musical Theater Lab for emerging writers, and the IGNITE Series of new musical theater in concert. In 2020, Prospect launched the VISION Series of original music-theater works captured on film, created for online streaming. In recognition of its enterprising and risk-taking new musical theater, the company has received an OBIE Award grant, and its role as a community anchor for emerging artists that strengthens the quality, diversity, and dynamism of American theater was honored by the American Theatre Wing. www.ProspectTheater.org

Recently, Prospect produced the Drama Desk Award-nominated Einstein’s Dreams (2019) by Joanne Sydney Lessner & Joshua Rosenblum, adapted from the novel by Alan Lightman, and The Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated The Hello Girls (2018), by company founding artists Peter Mills & Cara Reichel. Both shows ran Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters, and have original cast albums available from Broadway Records. Other notable productions include: Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's The Mad Ones (2017); Milburn & Vigoda's Long Story Short (2015); Ryan Scott Oliver and Hunter Foster's Jasper in Deadland (2014); the Drama Desk nominated Tamar of the River (2013) by Joshua H. Cohen and Marisa Michelson; Gordon Greenberg's revisal of Working (Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Ensemble, 2012) including new songs by Lin Manuel Miranda; and John Gregor's With Glee (2010).
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