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Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway

Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway

100 Years of Broadway recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. These amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling numbers from Broadway's newest hit shows.

Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll

Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll

With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway's greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the fifty-year history of the music that changed the world forever!

From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, up until MTV in the early '80s, Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic rock stars/groups/genres as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, Aretha Franklin, The Who, Janis Joplin, Woodstock, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Disco, New Wave, Journey, and others!

Grumpy Old Men: The Musical

Grumpy Old Men: The Musical

Composer: Neil Berg
Author: Dan Remmes
Lyricist: Nick Meglin
Director: Glen Casale

Grumpy Old Men is the story of two aging men, Max and John, neighbors, who have been feuding for most of their lives. They are re-united in friendship through the love and compassion of their new neighbor across the street, the beautiful, eccentric, and charming Ariel. The 1993 film, which starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Ann-Margret was presented by Warner Bros., and written by Mark Steven Johnson (Grumpier Old Men, Daredevil, Simon Birch, Ghostrider). It proved itself popular enough with the public to warrant a sequel, Grumpier Old Men (1995), which added Sophia Loren to the celebrated cast.

LATEST NEWS: GRUMPY OLD MEN played in Fall 2011 at the Royal Manitoba Theater Center in Winnipeg, Canada. The production starred Conrad John Schuck (MASH, McMillan & Wife, Star Trek), John Rubenstein (Pippin, Children of a Lesser God), and Susan Anton (The Will Rogers Follies, Radio City Music Hall Spectacular at the Flamingo Hilton, Baywatch). Grumpy Old Men has been picked up by AWA Touring, the touring arm of Alan Wasser Associates, which is looking to begin touring the show next season. www.awatouring.com.

Heidi

Heidi

Music and Lyrics by Neil Berg
Book by Julie Jordan
Commissioned and Produced by Walden Family Playhouse
November 2003 - January 2004

This holiday production of the beloved classic, Heidi tells the tale of a spirited young orphan who is sent to live with her curmudgeonly hermit grandfather high in the Swiss Alps. Her exuberant nature wins over her grandfather and the two live happily until Heidi is removed from her mountain-top home by an opportunistic aunt who steals her to act as a companion for a sick child in the city.

Hexed in the City

Hexed in the City

Music by Neil Berg
Book by Tom Mills
Lyrics by Neil Berg & Tom Mills

Great romances and great musicals go hand-in-hand: Boy meets Girl, Boy loves Girl, Boy loses Girl, antics ensue and a big, emotional, happy (sometimes) ending follows. But what if the Girl is actually a Witch? That means the age-old story gets turned inside out and upside down! Witches aren't permitted to love and Boy doesn't even like Girl. The only sure thing is that antics definitely ensue. It's love versus magic and all bets are off.

Neil Berg's Pianomen

Neil Berg's Pianomen pays an intimate tribute to the compositions and songwriting of two of the most iconic composers of the 20th Century, Billy Joel and Elton John. Hear the crowd pleasing popular hits and forgotten songs of the last four decades. These timeless songs light up the stage as they are performed by Award-Winning Composer, Lyricist and Producer Neil Berg on piano and two incredible Broadway/Rock vocalists.

Neil Berg's The Beatles

Neil Berg's The Beatles

Neil Berg's THE BEATLES pays an intimate tribute to the legendary songwriting of the most iconic band in the history of popular music. Hear the crowd-pleasing popular hits of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, while also hearing the incredible stories behind the songs! These timeless songs light up the stage as they are performed by Award-Winning Composer, Lyricist and Producer Neil Berg on piano and two incredible Broadway/Rock vocalists.

Never Grimm

LATEST NEWS: Neil is also currently working with writer Jonathan Feldman, who wrote the movie Swing Kids, on a new fairytale musical called Never Grimm. Never Grimm had its first developmental reading in August of 2013 at Santa Rosa Repertory Theater in Northern California. It had its first NYC reading in the fall of 2013, with a developmental production scheduled for 2015.

Percy Penguin

Percy Penguin

Music by Neil Berg
Lyrics by Jane Landers
Book by Angelo Parra

Commissioned by the renowned Penguin Repertory Company, Joe Brancato, Artistic Director. Made its successful debut in Spring 2004 to critical acclaim.

Rita Harvey's Heart Like A Wheel

Rita Harvey's 'Heart Like A Wheel' - A Tribute to the Music of Linda Ronstadt

Rita Harvey's 'Heart Like A Wheel' - A Tribute to the Music of Linda Ronstadt celebrates one of the most beloved and versatile pop singers of the past five decades. Hear the hits that Linda Ronstadt helped make famous ("You're No Good," "Blue Bayou," "When Will I Be Loved," "It's So Easy," "That'll Be the Day," "Desperado," "Heat Wave" and many others) as well as stories behind the songs that highlighted her career. These timeless favorites are performed by Broadway star, Rita Harvey, backed up by four incredible rock musicians.

Rita Harvey starred in the lead role in the Broadway production and National Touring production of "Phantom of the Opera" as Christina Daae. Rita also starred in the role of Hodel in the Broadway production of "Fiddler on the Roof" opposite Rosie O'Donnell, Harvey Fierstein and Albert Molina, as well as Diana in the Theatersquared production of "Next To Normal". Rita is the principle soprano in "Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway" which was voted the number one reviewed touring Broadway concert in the country.

The 12

The 12

Music & Lyrics: Neil Berg
Book & Lyrics: Robert Schenkkan
Director: Richard Seyd

THE 12 is a powerful new rock musical that takes one of the most powerful stories in history and explores one of the least known and most intriguing aspects of it: what happens when twelve ordinary individuals are torn apart by the unthinkable death of their leader.

LATEST NEWS: The 12 had its World Premiere at The Denver Center in the spring of 2015. Check out the rave reviews at www.the12rockmusical.com. The 12 had a Regional Premiere Presentation at the Inserra Theater (on the campus of St. Joseph's Regional High School) in Montvale, NJ in March 2014 featuring a star-studded cast. This was the first time the entire musical had been performed, and culminated a developmental process which includes recent concert performances at The Broward Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Riverspace in Nyack, and BB King's in NYC.

The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King

Music by Neil Berg
Lyric and Book by DJ Salisbury
Musical Supervisor: Wendy Bobbitt Cavett
Producers: Adam Friedson and
The Tetonic Theater Company

Based on the a story by Rudyard Kipling, The Man Who Would Be King recounts the adventures of Daniel and Peachy, a ragged pair of scoundrels who manage to take reign over a pagan society sequestered in the mountains of imperial India. They sought gold, but gained unexpected nobility when Daniel is mistaken for the long promised messiah.

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LATEST NEWS: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING just finished a major reading/workshop at the wonderful Rubicon Theater in Ventura, California as well as a staged reading in NYC directed by TONY, EMMY and PULITZER nominated writer and director Moises Kaufman ("I Am My Own Wife," "The Laramie Project," "Gross Indecencies: The Trials of Oscar Wilde"). The musical has been optioned by producer Adam Friedson ("Dame Edna," "Bill Maher," "By The Waters Of Babylon"). A regional production will be next with the hopes of a national tour and Broadway run to follow.

The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper

Music and Lyrics by Neil Berg
Book by Bernie Garzia & Ray Roderick

Mark Twain's timeless tale about two look-alike boys who change places and change the destiny of an entire nation.

Threads

Music by Neil Berg
Lyrics by John Patrick Schutz
Book by Jim Fyfe
Additional lyrics by Jim Fyfe & Neil Berg

Comissioned by the Helen Hayes Theatre Company for it's prestigious youth theater. This funny, poignant, energetic musical is a zany reinvention of the Hans Christian Anderson classic, The Emperor's New Clothes.

Tim and Scrooge: A Carol for a Later Christmas

Music by Neil Berg
Book and Lyrics by Nick Meglin

Neil's musical Tim and Scrooge, with book and lyrics by Nick Meglin (former editor of Mad Magazine), was voted "one of the best musicals" of the inaugural NYMF festival in NYC, and garnered a glowing review in the NY Times after it opened for an Equity run at The Queens Theater in the Park, starring TONY nominee Bobby Steggert. It has a successful NYC reading in early April 2014. It was also presented as a special reading at the Criterion Theater in the London's West End. It has been performed regionally across the USA for the past five years.

LATEST NEWS: Tim and Scrooge will be opening at the Westchester Broadway Theatre on December 3rd, 2015! Buy your tickets here!

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