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October 2017:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 2 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 3 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 10 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.

September 2017:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 2 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 3 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 12 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.

August 2017:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 19 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 5 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.

July 2017:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 17 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 6 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 18 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.

June 2017:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 17 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 5 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 13 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.

May 2017:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 21 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 5 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 15 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.

April 2017:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 20 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 5 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 16 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.

March 2017:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 12 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 4 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 13 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 17 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 742 on the ReverbNation Charts Worldwide in all genres.

November 2016:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 12 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 5 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 11 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 16 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 724 on the ReverbNation Charts Worldwide in all genres.

October 2016:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 2 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 2 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 8 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 13 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.
  • Jonathan David Sloate makes both the Top 68 Music Artists in all genres on all ReverbNation Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 731 on the ReverbNation Charts Worldwide in all genres.

September 2016:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 2 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 2 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 9 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 15 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.
  • Jonathan David Sloate makes both the Top 69 Music Artists in all genres on all ReverbNation Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 727 on the ReverbNation Charts Worldwide in all genres.

August 2016:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 2 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 3 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 9 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 16 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.
  • Jonathan David Sloate makes both the Top 69 Music Artists in all genres on all ReverbNation Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 745 on the ReverbNation Charts Worldwide in all genres.

July 2016:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 4 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 13 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.

June 2016:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 2 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 3 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 11 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 18 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.
  • Jonathan David Sloate makes both the Top 71 Music Artists and the Top 8 Local Artists in The Local Scene in all genres on all ReverbNation Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 731 on the ReverbNation Charts Worldwide in all genres.

May 2016:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 4 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 11 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 16 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 742 on the ReverbNation Charts Worldwide in all genres.

April 2016:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 1 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 2 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 7 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 7 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.
  • Jonathan David Sloate makes both the Top 63 Music Artists and the Top 8 Local Artists in The Local Scene in all genres on all ReverbNation Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 680 on the ReverbNation Charts Worldwide in all genres.

March 2016:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 1 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 2 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 5 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 7 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.
  • Jonathan David Sloate makes both the Top 64 Music Artists and the Top 8 Local Artists in The Local Scene in all genres on all ReverbNation Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 697 on the ReverbNation Charts Worldwide in all genres.

Febuary 2016:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 1 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank makes the Top 2 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 4 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 5 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.
  • Jonathan David Sloate makes both the Top 60 Music Artists and the Top 8 Local Artists in The Local Scene in all genres on all ReverbNation Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 687 on the ReverbNation Charts Worldwide in all genres.

January 2016:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 1 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Regional Rank debuts in the Top 2 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the Greater New York, NY area USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 4 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 4 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.
  • Jonathan David Sloate makes both the Top 55 Music Artists and the Top 8 Local Artists in The Local Scene in all genres on all ReverbNation Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 681 on the ReverbNation Charts Worldwide in all genres.

July 2015:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 5 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 35 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 87 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.

June 2015:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank makes the Top 6 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank makes the Top 45 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank makes the Top 105 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.

January 2015:

  • In January 2015 BroadwayWorld reviewed The New Picasso: The Musical (Act One) [Original Broadway Cast Concept Album Recording] and The New Picasso: The Musical (Act Two) [Original Broadway Cast Concept Album Recording]

November 2014:

  • The New Picasso: The Musical (Act One) [Original Broadway Cast Concept Album Recording] and The New Picasso: The Musical (Act Two) [Original Broadway Cast Concept Album Recording] are both Nominated for "Best New Concept Cast or Studio Cast Recording" at the 2014 BroadwayWorld Album Awards by the Editors of BroadwayWorld.

July 2014:

  • The International Performing Arts Institute workshops The New Picasso in the Bavarian Alps in Germany during the Summer 2014. The workshop was led by Director/Choreographer Christopher Ryan, Director of Musical Theatre at IPAI, and Music Director Jaime K. Castellanos featuring Shanute' Tabb, McKenzie Pollock, and Christian Barba.
  • The New Picasso: The Musical (Act One) [Original Broadway Cast Orchestra Recording] is a Top Album Seller at CDBaby.com.
  • Both The New Picasso: The Musical (Act One) [Original Broadway Cast Orchestra Recording] and The New Picasso: The Musical (Act Two) [Original Broadway Cast Orchestra Recording] are Editors' Picks at CDBaby.com.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank #1 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.

June 2014:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank #1 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank #4 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank #5 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.
  • Jonathan David Sloate makes both the Top 85 Music Artists and the Top 8 Local Artists in The Local Scene in all genres on all ReverbNation Charts for New York, NY USA.

February 2014:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank #1 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank #4 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank #14 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.
  • Jonathan David Sloate makes both the Top 100 Music Artists and the Top 8 Local Artists in The Local Scene in all genres on all ReverbNation Charts for New York, NY USA.

December 2013:

  • Both The New Picasso - The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album Cast Recording) and The New Picasso - The Musical - Act Two (Original Concept Album Cast Recording) are Editors' Picks at CDBaby.com.

November 2013:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank #1 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank #4 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank #16 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.
  • Jonathan David Sloate makes both the Top 100 Music Artists and the Top 8 Local Artists in The Local Scene in all genres on all ReverbNation Charts for New York, NY USA.

October 2013:

  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank #1 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank #5 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank #16 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.
  • Jonathan David Sloate makes both the Top 116 Music Artists and the Top 8 Local Artists in The Local Scene in all genres on all ReverbNation Charts for New York, NY USA.

September 2013:

  • Jonathan David Sloate is the Winner of 21 Featured Artist Awards receiving accolades for 15 songs from The New Picasso and 6 songs from The Tower Of Babel at ReverbNation.com home to over 3 million music artists.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Local Rank #2 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for New York, NY USA.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's National Rank #10 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts for the United States.
  • Jonathan David Sloate's Global Rank #35 on the ReverbNation Classical Charts Worldwide.
  • Jonathan David Sloate makes the Top 200 Music Artists in all genres on all ReverbNation Charts for New York, NY USA.

August 2009:

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February 2008:

  • The Tower Of Babel - The Musical - Jonathan David Sloate's Original Sketches (The Concept Album) makes the "Top 20 Hot New Releases Soundtracks" for MP3 Albums on Amazon.
  • The Tower Of Babel - The Musical - Jonathan David Sloate's Original Sketches (The Concept Album) makes the "Top 200 Soundtracks Bestsellers" for MP3 Albums on Amazon.
  • The Tower Of Babel - The Musical - Jonathan David Sloate's Original Sketches (The Concept Album) makes the "Top 200 Hot New Releases Pop " for MP3 Albums on Amazon.
  • Score Highlights from The Musical Concept Albums of The New Picasso and The Tower Of Babel makes the "Top 15 Hot New Releases Soundtracks" for MP3 Albums on Amazon.
  • Score Highlights from The Musical Concept Albums of The New Picasso and The Tower Of Babel makes the "Top 100 Soundtracks Bestsellers" for MP3 Albums on Amazon.
  • Score Highlights from The Musical Concept Albums of The New Picasso and The Tower Of Babel makes the "Top 120 Hot New Releases Pop " for MP3 Albums on Amazon.

January 2008:

  • You can now buy the latest branded swag, apparel and merchandise from The New Picasso The Musical Act One Online Store and The New Picasso The Musical Act Two Online Store at Cafepress.com.
  • Both The New Picasso - The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album Cast Recording) and The New Picasso - The Musical - Act Two (Original Concept Album Cast Recording) make the Top 10 on the "Top Sellers " List for Classical: Musical Theater albums on CDBaby.com.
  • Both The New Picasso - The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album Cast Recording) and The New Picasso - The Musical - Act Two (Original Concept Album Cast Recording) make the "Bestsellers" List in Music on Amazon.com.
  • Both The New Picasso - The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album Cast Recording) and The New Picasso - The Musical - Act Two (Original Concept Album Cast Recording) make the "Recommended" List on CDBaby.com.
  • You can now BUY CDs of The New Picasso - The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album Cast Recording) and The New Picasso - The Musical - Act Two (Original Concept Album Cast Recording) at CDBaby.com (Shipping Worldwide). CDs of both albums are also available directly from the Black Forest Productions Record Store where you can purchase them with a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover), bank account, or through a PayPal account (Shipping via USPS in the USA only).
  • The New Picasso is now available for digital download at CDBaby.com.
  • The New Picasso - The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album) makes the "Top 160 Bestsellers" for all MP3 Albums on Amazon.com.
  • The New Picasso - The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album) makes the "Top 60 Hot New Releases" for all MP3 Albums on Amazon.com.
  • The New Picasso - The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album) makes the "Top 9 Hot New Releases Soundtracks" for MP3 Albums on Amazon.com.
  • The New Picasso - The Musical - Act Two (Original Concept Album) makes the "Top 15 Hot New Releases Soundtracks" for MP3 Albums on Amazon.com.
  • The New Picasso - The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album) makes the "Top 15 Soundtracks Bestsellers" for MP3 Albums on Amazon.com.
  • The New Picasso - The Musical - Act Two (Original Concept Album) makes the "Top 60 Soundtracks Bestsellers" for MP3 Albums on Amazon.com.
  • The New Picasso - The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album) makes the "Top 40 Hot New Releases Pop" for MP3 Albums on Amazon.com.
  • The New Picasso - The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album) makes the "Top 100 Pop Bestsellers" for MP3 Albums on Amazon.com.
  • The New Picasso - The Musical - Act Two (Original Concept Album) makes the "Top 100 Hot New Releases Pop" for MP3 Albums on Amazon.com.
  • The New Picasso - The Musical - Act Two (Original Concept Album) makes the "Top 200 Hot New Releases" for all MP3 Albums on Amazon.com.
  • Score Highlights from The Musical Concept Albums of The New Picasso and The Tower Of Babel makes the "Top 25 Hot New Releases Soundtracks" for MP3 Albums on Amazon.
  • Score Highlights from The Musical Concept Albums of The New Picasso and The Tower Of Babel makes the "Top 200 Soundtracks Bestsellers" for MP3 Albums on Amazon.
  • Score Highlights from The Musical Concept Albums of The New Picasso and The Tower Of Babel makes the "Top 250 Hot New Releases Pop " for MP3 Albums on Amazon.
  • Score Highlights from The Musical Concept Albums of The New Picasso and The Tower Of Babel makes the "Top 250 Hot New Releases" for all MP3 Albums on Amazon.
  • Score Highlights from The Musical Concept Albums of The New Picasso and The Tower Of Babel makes the "Bestsellers" List for all MP3 Albums on Amazon.
  • The New Picasso - The Musical - Act Two (Original Concept Album) makes the "Bestsellers" List for all MP3 Albums on Amazon.com.

December 2007:

  • The New Picasso - The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album) makes the "Top 100 Soundtracks Bestsellers" for MP3 Albums on Amazon.com.
  • The New Picasso - The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album) makes the "Top 100 Hot New Releases" for all MP3 Albums on Amazon.com.
  • The New Picasso - The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album) makes the "Top 40 Hot New Releases Soundtracks" for MP3 Albums on Amazon.com.
  • The New Picasso - The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album) makes the "Top 400 Bestsellers" for all MP3 Albums on Amazon.com.

The New Picasso the Musical (Original Concept Album) is currently available for digital download at Amazon.com as two albums ("Act One" and "Act Two"). CDs will go on sale at CDBaby.com in January 2008 along with availability for digital download at Apple's iTunes Music Stores worldwide, Rhapsody, Napster, eMusic, and GroupieTunes. Stay tuned for more official release news.

The recording features the talents of Tony-nominated Robert Cuccioli (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards: Jekyll & Hyde), Max von Essen (Les Miserables), Ashley Amber (Curtains), Brooke Sunny Moriber (Les Miserables), Rodney Hicks (Rent) and Tony-nominated Christiane Noll (Ragtime) along with several Broadway veterans including William Parry (Sunday in the Park with George), Joseph Dellger (Ragtime), Tony Freeman (The Lion King), and John Jeffrey Martin (Hairspray, Disney’s High School Musical). Several of the tracks feature the 59-piece Prague Symphony Orchestra.

The Concept Album of the new musical fairy tale The Tower Of Babel and Score Highlights from The Musical Concept Albums of The New Picasso and The Tower Of Babel are both now available for digital download at Amazon.com with further availability to follow at Apple's iTunes Stores worldwide, Rhapsody, Napster, eMusic, and GroupieTunes in January 2008.

Several tracks feature Maxim model & Maxim Radio Sirius Host Diana Falzone, who performed a 14 song set at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd St., NYC) on Saturday, December 29th. Diana is featured in the December 2007 issue of Maxim Magazine at newsstands now. Learn more about Diana at www.dianafalzone.com.

The New Picasso recording also includes Bob Barth (Off-Broadway: Treaty 321! A Musical), Tara Cornetto (Off-Broadway: Treaty 321! A Musical), Elizabeth Earley (Las Vegas: Beauty and the Beast), Jerry Gallagher (Paper Mill: Guys & Dolls), Steven M. Goldsmith (San Francisco/Chicago: Jersey Boys), and Nyjah Moore Westbrooks (Broadway Benefit: Chess).

The New Picasso features a book and score by Jonathan David Sloate. The musical is described as such: "Tormented by his mother's suicide, Jon Bernard (Max von Essen) is driven to become the greatest painter that the world has ever known. Incapable of embracing the unconditional love and adoration from his childhood sweetheart, Jennifer Robbins (Brooke Sunny Moriber), or from his caring father, Nate (William Parry), and upbeat group of friends (Rodney Hicks, John Jeffrey Martin, Steven M. Goldsmith), Jon innocently entangles himself into the ever-scheming clutches of Vanguard City's most powerful art dealer, Jules de Medici (Robert Cuccioli), who remains deeply obsessed with the memory of Jon's mother, Nicolette Bernard (Christiane Noll). The dark passionate journey Jon embarks upon to discover the depths of true love brings him to the brink of disaster and ruin once Jules entices him with a stunning temptress, Alexandra Laurent (Ashley Amber). So befalls this epic tale of betrayal, obsession, resurrection, and the quest for love's ultimate redemption… The Soul."

The New Picasso Original Concept Album cast consists of Max von Essen (Jon Bernard), Robert Cuccioli (Jules de Medici), Ashley Amber (Alexandra Laurent/Trixie), Brooke Sunny Moriber (Jennifer Robbins), Rodney Hicks (Robert), Christiane Noll (Nicolette Bernard), William Parry (Nate Bernard), Joseph Dellger (Charles Chadwick/Mr. Robbins), Tony Freeman (Baron von Voofenschteiner), John Jeffrey Martin (Michael), Steven M. Goldsmith (Steven), Jerry Gallagher (Mr. Miracles), Bob Barth (Sidney Rothchilds), Elizabeth Earley (Mrs. Robbins), Tara Cornetto (Summerton Townsperson), and Nyjah Moore Westbrooks (Vanguard City Socialite).

The complete track listings for each album of The New Picasso follows:

The New Picasso – The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album)

  1. "Overture"
  2. "From My Mind's Eye / Summerton's Warm Hooray!" - Max von Essen, Rodney Hicks, John Jeffrey Martin, Steven Goldsmith, William Parry, Brooke Sunny Moriber, & Ensemble
  3. "I Believe" - Brooke Sunny Moriber
  4. "From My Mind's Eye – Reprise" - Max von Essen
  5. "Wind Up Doll" - Ashley Amber
  6. "Art Gives You Immortality" - Robert Cuccioli, Joseph Dellger, Tony Freeman, Ashley Amber & Ensemble
  7. "Everything You Touch Is Beautiful To Me" - Brooke Sunny Moriber
  8. "Save Tomorrow For Another Day" - Rodney Hicks, John Jeffrey Martin, Steven Goldsmith & Ensemble
  9. "Lost At Sea"- Max von Essen
  10. "Live Your Dream" - Christiane Noll
  11. "Kingmaker"- Robert Cuccioli & Max von Essen
  12. "Forever"- Max von Essen & Brooke Sunny Moriber
  13. "The Tango Of Miracles"
  14. "Our Boss Is Really Sumthin'!"- Ashley Amber & Jerry Gallagher
  15. "Act 1 Finale – I'll Hold You / Time Has Come"- Brooke Sunny Moriber, Max von Essen, Rodney Hicks, William Parry, Elizabeth Earley, Joseph Dellger & Ensemble

The New Picasso – The Musical - Act Two (Original Concept Album)

  1. "How The Game Is Played" - Robert Cuccioli
  2. "All The Lonely People"- Max von Essen
  3. "A New Day!"- Max von Essen & Ensemble
  4. "I'll Destroy Him!" - Robert Cuccioli
  5. "Girl Of My Dreams"- Max von Essen
  6. "The New Picasso" - Joseph Dellger, Tony Freeman, Bob Barth, & Ensemble
  7. "Fly Away With Me"- Max von Essen
  8. "Our Boss Is Really Sumthin'! - Reprise"- Ashley Amber & Robert Cuccioli
  9. "If You Believe"- Rodney Hicks & Max von Essen
  10. "He's The One"- Ashley Amber
  11. "I Can See Her Eyes" - Robert Cuccioli & Max von Essen
  12. "Tell Me With Your Heart"- Ashley Amber & Max von Essen
  13. "Dear God, I Pray"- Max von Essen
  14. "A Hero To Me"- Ashley Amber
  15. "Live Your Dream - Act 2 Finale" - Christiane Noll, William Parry & The Company
  16. "Curtain Call" - The Company

The Tower Of Babel features a book and score by Jonathan David Sloate. The musical is described as such: "To save their kingdom of Shinar, Queen Bathsheba implores her daughter, the virtuous Princess Alana, to take a love potion and marry the playboy Prince Canaan of Babylon even though he may have murdered her father, but Prince Tiras, his jealous brother who lusts for power and recognition, may incite the ultimate apocalypse. The twin brothers vie not only for the princess they both desire but also the right to be King of Babylon. Longing for true love, Alana puts her over-zealous husband through a continually heightening trial of tests. Recklessly seeking to uncover the real intentions of his unrelenting advances, she mistakenly traps herself in a fight for her own life. To avenge her husband's murder, Bathsheba attempts to poison one of the twin princes, but King Nebuchadnezzar accidentally consumes the aging potion instead. In a race to save his own father's life, Tiras may provoke the wrath of God when he tries to build the Tower of Babylon high enough to reach the Gates of Heaven."

The complete track listings for the album of The Tower Of Babel follows:

  1. “I'm Home”
  2. “Good Night”
  3. “Times Of War!”
  4. “Can You Hear Me?”
  5. “Hush Your Cries”
  6. “Justice Is Victorious!”
  7. “Love Potion’s Spell”
  8. “The Bride To Be Is Here”
  9. “Something New Commands Me”
  10. “You Say You Love Me”
  11. “Reap Your Tyranny!”
  12. “The Tower Of Babylon”
  13. “We Can Build It Higher”
  14. “Happiness Together”
  15. “We May Never Meet Like This Again”
  16. “My True Love Conquers All”
  17. “Reap My Tyranny!”
  18. “A Wittle Kiss”
  19. “Will I Touch The Sky Without You?”
  20. “There’s A New Horizon”
  21. “So It Is Written In Stone And So It Shall Be Done!”
  22. “Beneath The Mask”
  23. “The Girl Inside Of Me”
  24. “Count On Me Your Friend”
  25. “A Tower To Heaven”
  26. “Don’t Look Down”
  27. “Beyond”
  28. “Reap My Tyranny! - Reprise”
  29. “Your Gentle Eyes”
  30. “Please Forgive Me”
  31. “My True Love Conquers All – Finale”
  32. “They’re One! - Grand Finale”

Score Highlights from The Musical Concept Albums of The New Picasso and The Tower Of Babel includes the following 21 tracks featuring several performances with the 59-piece Prague Symphony Orchestra: "Overture," "if You Believe," "Girl Of My Dreams," "Save Tomorrow For Another Day," "How The Game Is Played," "All The Lonely People," "Tell Me With Your Heart," "Wind Up Doll," "i Believe," "Can You Hear Me?," "We May Never Meet Like This Again," "Don't Look Down," "The Girl Inside Of Me," "The Bride To Be Is Here - The Wedding March," "Beyond," "Justice Is Victorious!," "Love Potion's Spell," "A Tower To Heaven," "Reap My Tyranny!," "We Can Build It Higher," and "Happiness Together."

April 2007:

  • WINNING SCRIPTS ranks THE NEW PICASSO and THE TOWER OF BABEL as the 1st and 2nd MOST AWARD-WINNING FANTASY SCREENPLAYS over the past decade since it began tracking worldwide film festivals and major screenplay competitions.
  • WINNING SCRIPTS ranks THE NEW PICASSO and THE TOWER OF BABEL as the 1st and 2nd MOST AWARD-WINNING ROMANCE SCREENPLAYS over the past decade since it began tracking worldwide film festivals and major screenplay competitions.
  • WINNING SCRIPTS ranks THE NEW PICASSO and THE TOWER OF BABEL as the 2nd and 3rd MOST AWARD-WINNING FAMILY SCREENPLAYS over the past decade since it began tracking worldwide film festivals and major screenplay competitions.

February 2007:

  • THE NEW PICASSO is a FINALIST for BEST COMEDY SCREENPLAY at the 2006 SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL.
  • THE TOWER OF BABEL is a FINALIST for BEST THRILLER/HORROR SCREENPLAY at the 2006 SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL.

December 2006:

  • Both THE NEW PICASSO and THE TOWER OF BABEL are HONORABLE MENTION for BEST STAGEPLAY at the 75th Annual WRITER'S DIGEST WRITING COMPETITION out of 19,000 entries.
  • THE TOWER OF BABEL is a NOMINEE for BEST DRAMATIC SCENE at the 2006 ACTION ON FILM FESTIVAL.
  • THE NEW PICASSO is a SEMI-FINALIST for both BEST COMEDY SCREENPLAY and BEST FAMILY SCREENPLAY at the 2006 SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL.
  • THE TOWER OF BABEL is a SEMI-FINALIST for both BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE SCREENPLAY and BEST THRILLER/HORROR SCREENPLAY at the 2006 SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL.

November 2006:

  • Recording is underway of the Staged Reading Concept Cast Album of THE NEW PICASSO with Robert Cuccioli, Max von Essen, Ashley Amber, Sara Chase, Brooke Sunny Moriber, William Parry, Christiane Noll, Rodney Hicks, Joseph Dellger, Tony Freeman, John Jeffrey Martin, Steven M. Goldsmith, Jerry Gallagher, Bob Barth, Tara Cornetto, Elizabeth Earley, and Nyjah Moore Westbrooks at Mercy Sound in Manhattan.

October 2006:

  • Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Les Miserables, Off-B'way: Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well...), who has won the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and FANY Awards as well as a Tony nomination, along with Michael Gillis (National Tour: The Phantom of the Opera, Goodspeed Opera House: The 60's Project, Walnut Street Theatre: West Side Story), Felicia Finley (The Wedding Singer, Aida, Smokey Joe's Cafe), Brooke Sunny Moriber (The Threepenny Opera,Les Miserables), William Parry (Gypsy, Passion, Sunday in the Park with George), and Tony-nominated Christiane Noll (Ragtime, It Ain't Nothin But the Blues, Jekyll & Hyde, Grease) lead the cast for the staged reading of THE NEW PICASSO including (listed alphabetically): Ashley Amber (The Wedding Singer, All Shook Up, Aida, Boy from Oz), Bob Barth (Off-B'way: Treaty 321! A Musical, Damn Yankees), Sara Chase (Paper Mill Playhouse: Godspell, Off-B’way: Slut), Tara Cornetto (Off-B'way: Treaty 321! A Musical, The People Garden), Joe Dellger (Lestat, Ragtime), Elizabeth Earley (Baltimore and Las Vegas: Beauty and the Beast), Tony Freeman (The Lion King, Caroline, or Change), Jerry Gallagher (Paper Mill Playhouse: Crazy For You, Guys and Dolls), Steven M. Goldsmith (National Tour: Joseph...Dreamcoat, European Tour: Fame), Rodney Hicks (Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent), John Jeffrey Martin (Good Vibrations, Hairspray, The Rocky Horror Show), and Nyjah Moore Westbrooks (The Frank Sinatra Show, Benefit: Chess).
  • Both THE NEW PICASSO and THE TOWER OF BABEL are QUARTERFINALISTS at the 13th Annual WRITERS NETWORK SCREENPLAY AND FICTION COMPETITION.

September 2006:

  • Jan Rosenberg will be the Music Director for the staged reading of THE NEW PICASSO. Jan's Broadway credits are extensive as she was Associate Conductor for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Jekyll & Hyde, How to Succeed..., The Who's Tommy, Starlight Express and Cats. She was Musical Director for the Nat'l tour and Las Vegas Hilton production of Starlight Express. She also served as Associate Conductor for the revival of Sweeney Todd at Circle in the Square, My Favorite Year at Lincoln Center and Romance in Hard Times at the Public Theater.
  • Mungioli Theatricals and Arnold J. Mungioli, C.S.A. will cast the staged reading of THE NEW PICASSO. Arnold was Sr. Vice President of Casting and Creative Development at Livent. His credits include Livent: Fosse, two co's; three companies of Ragtime (Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement: Musical Theatre Casting); Candide; five companies of Show Boat (Artios Award); Sunset Boulevard; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; The World Goes 'Round, among others. Additional projects: Anne Bogart's Marathon Dancing; Riverview (Chicago's Goodman Theatre); As You Like It (NY Shakespeare Festival); the Emmy-winning Citizen Cohn; and the Coen Brothers' film The Hudsucker Proxy.
  • THE NEW PICASSO is an OFFICIAL SELECTION at the 2006 FILMMAKERS INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING AWARDS.

August 2006:

  • Sam Scalamoni, who served as Associate Director for both Warner Bros.' LESTAT and Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST setting and maintaining companies on Broadway and worldwide, will direct the reading of THE NEW PICASSO.
  • THE NEW PICASSO is currently in pre-production for a staged reading set for Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street, Stage 5, New York, NY 10019.
  • THE NEW PICASSO is selected for the 2006 CHICAGO SCRIPTWORKS SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL.
  • THE NEW PICASSO is a SEMIFINALIST for BEST SCREENPLAY at the 2006 WRITESAFE PRESENT-A-THON CONTEST.
  • THE NEW PICASSO is a SEMIFINALIST for BEST SCREENPLAY at the 11th Annual MONTEREY FILM COUNTY COMMISSION SCREENPLAY COMPETITION.

July 2006:

  • Both THE TOWER OF BABEL and THE NEW PICASSO are WINNERS for BEST MUSICAL SCREENPLAY at the 2006 INDIE GATHERING FILM FESTIVAL.
  • THE TOWER OF BABEL is a SEMIFINALIST for BEST SCREENPLAY in the FAMILY FILM category at the 2006 PAGE INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING AWARDS.

June 2006:

  • THE NEW PICASSO - WINNER of the GAIA AWARD for BEST SCORE at the 7th Annual MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
  • THE NEW PICASSO - WINNER of the SEAHORSE AWARD for BEST MUSICAL FEATURE SCREENPLAY at the 7th Annual MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
  • THE TOWER OF BABEL - WINNER of the COLUMBINE AWARD for BEST LIBRETTO at the 7th Annual MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.

May 2006:

  • Both THE TOWER OF BABEL and THE NEW PICASSO are FINALISTS for BEST SCORE at the 7th Annual MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
  • THE NEW PICASSO is a FINALIST for BEST MUSICAL FEATURE SCREENPLAY at the 7th Annual MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
  • THE TOWER OF BABEL is a FINALIST for BEST LIBRETTO at the 7th Annual MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
  • THE TOWER OF BABEL - WINNER of a REMI AWARD for BEST FANTASY SCREENPLAY at the 39th Annual WORLDFEST-HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, which is the third oldest film festival in North America after Sundance and Toronto.
  • THE TOWER OF BABEL is a SEMIFINALIST for BEST SCREENPLAY at the 2006 WRITEMOVIES INTERNATIONAL WRITING CONTEST.

February 2006:

December 2005:

  • THE NEW PICASSO is a FINALIST for BEST SCREENPLAY at the 2005 FIRSTGLANCE FILM FESTIVAL.

October 2005:

September 2005:

  • Both THE NEW PICASSO and THE TOWER OF BABEL are SEMIFINALISTS for BEST SCREENPLAY at the 2005 SCRIPTSHARK INSIDER SCREENWRITING COMPETITION.
  • THE NEW PICASSO is a SEMIFINALIST for BEST SCREENPLAY at the 2005 WRITEMOVIES INTERNATIONAL WRITING CONTEST.

August 2005:

July 2005:

  • THE NEW PICASSO is a QUARTERFINALIST and THE TOWER OF BABEL is an OFFICIAL SELECTION in CREATIVE SCREENWRITING magazine's 2005 ACCESS ACCLAIM ACHIEVEMENT (AAA) SCREENPLAY CONTEST. Creative Screenwriting was named "Best Screenwriting Magazine" by the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post.
  • Both THE NEW PICASSO and THE TOWER OF BABEL are OFFICIAL SELECTIONS at the 2005 FILMMAKERS INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING AWARDS.

May 2005:

  • THE TOWER OF BABEL - WINNER of the SEAHORSE AWARD for BEST MUSICAL FEATURE SCREENPLAY at the 6th Annual MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
  • THE NEW PICASSO - WINNER of the GAIA AWARD for BEST LIBRETTO at the 6th Annual MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
  • Both THE TOWER OF BABEL and THE NEW PICASSO are FINALISTS at the 6th Annual MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.

January 2005:

  • Continued the development of THE TOWER OF BABEL as both a feature musical screenplay and theatrical musical play.

November - December 2004:

  • Continued the development process of THE NEW PICASSO with world-class director/production supervisor Jeff Lee, whose credits include the Broadway, International and National productions of THE LION KING, CATS, A CHORUS LINE, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, JUAN DARIEN, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', LITTLE FOXES, GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER, MERLIN, and SHIRLEY VALENTINE.

October 2004:

  • Continued the development process of THE NEW PICASSO with theatrical sensation Alton Fitzgerald White, whose performance credits include starring roles in the Broadway productions of THE LION KING, RAGTIME, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, THE WHO'S TOMMY, and MISS SAIGON. Alton has also appeared in the national tours of RAGTIME and DREAMGIRLS and the West End production of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE.

February - March 2004:

  • Held a formal Workshop for THE NEW PICASSO at Shetler Studios in NYC with a cast of 17 theatrical performers and director Matthew Trombetta.
December 2002:
  • Began recording music from THE NEW PICASSO with the 59-piece Prague Symphony Orchestra in the Czech Republic.

September - November 2002:

  • Continued the development process of THE NEW PICASSO and THE TOWER OF BABEL with veteran director/choreographer John Dietrich (National Tours of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, International Tour of THE WIZARD OF OZ, Radio City Musical Hall's ROCKETTES, NBC MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE), who has been with Radio City Entertainment for the last 15+ years.

March - August 2002:

  • Continued the development process of THE NEW PICASSO with director Matthew Trombetta, who is the Managing Artistic Director of the Weathervane Playhouse.

 

 

The music playing in the background on this page is taken from THE NEW PICASSO, which was recorded by the 59-piece Prague Symphony Orchestra in Europe.

 



The Prague Symphony Orchestra

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