Join us for great food, drinks, and music  

in a mid-century home overlooking the Central Park reservoir on 90th street and Central Park West. Address will be sent after you RSVP.

Plus, silent auction including HARRY POTTER tickets

Thursday, November 15 from 6:30 to 9:30

You’ll meet our Rhinebeck writers and hear selections from their new musicals performed by Broadway artists.  Ryan Vona (Once, Paramour), Natalie Toro (Les Miserables, A Tale of Two Cities), Lauren Worsham (Tony-nominee, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), and more will perform songs by our 2018 writers from seven new musicals. 

BENNY & JOON, by Mindi Dickstein (ASCAP award), Nolan Gasser, and Kirsten Guenther (Richard Rodgers award)

EXTENDED STAY, by Scotty Arnold and Jenny Stafford


BLESSING, by 2018 Jonathan Larson winners Andrew R. Butler and Andrew Farmer

THE TATTOOED LADY, by Lucille Lortel winner Max Vernon, Obie winner Erin Courtney, and director Ellie Heyman

PEDRO PAN (NYMF 2018), by Rebecca Aparicio and Stephen Anthony Elkins

POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN, by Lynne Shankel and Crystal Skillman

THE PROXY MARRIAGE, by Adam Gwon (Kleban, Fred Ebb awards) and Michele Lowe (Primus prize)


Artists subject to change

2018 NYC Fundraiser


 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat

Support our 2019 writers and the future of musical theatre!

Conor Ryan and Lauren Worsham

Artists at 2017 Fundraiser

Erin Courtney, Max Vernon & Ellie Heyman

Suggested Contributions


2 Guests Attending, private dinner with a writing team and Executive Director, invitation to NYC cocktail party to meet 2019 writers, title of "Lead supporter" for a 2019 residency, acknowledgement in all newsletters and press releases.


2 Guests Attending, invitation to NYC cocktail party to meet 2019 writers, title of "Underwriting Supporter" for one 2019 Residency, and acknowledgement in press release announcing writers.



2 Guests Attending


1 Guest Attending

Kirsten Guenther, Mindi Dickstein, Nolan Gasser, BENNY & JOON

Reading of THE PROXY MARRIAGE, by Adam Gwon and Michele Lowe

“Give a trio of writers plenty of food, a beautiful space, and a week of time alone, and what you get is hard work, breakthroughs, and joy.”  

- Mindi Dickstein, Nolan Gasser and Kirsten Guenther, BENNY & JOON

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