Boomers: Peter Baron tuning musical for Broadway
In the privacy of the Catskill Mountains, former Rock-N-Roller frontman Peter Baron is spending the next month and a half fine-tuning his cross-generational musical sensation, Boomers: Promises Made Not Kept.
Boomers is a personal journey of a baby boomer through three decades, with the culture shock of the Boomers' history as a backdrop.
"We've financed a terrific opportunity here", says Christopher Massimine, one of the show's producing representatives. "Pete is such a terrific collaborator. The show was exceptionally good when I first took a look at it, and it's only gotten better with every revision. Out here away from the limelight we can really focus on the little things that could mean a big difference when it comes to an open run or limited engagement."
The Boomers' Catskill initiative has called upon the efforts of over 40 Industry professionals from designers to dramaturges to producers who have all been invited to contribute to the development of the show.
"It needs to be done right", says Ted Mozino, another producing representative, "too many shows come and go- flip a buck then they're gone. BOOMERS is a true investment: you treat it with care, you pay attention, and it'll grow. The payoff so far, its merit, has already been tremendous."
Boomers: Promises Made Not Kept is expected to arrive in New York in Spring 2011. The show is anticipating a Broadway run, but has not disregarded the possibility of Off-Broadway.
Boomers, marks Baron's debut in musical theater. Touring the East Coast for two years as a back up band to larger rock acts, he used the experience to enhance his musical and vocal skills as he continued to write and play originals. All this culminated in an album of originals at Columbia Records. It was years later that he realized that his song, "No more football", a major production number on the album was really the premise for an epic generational musical.
Baron has been working on the musical since 2001. In 2006 the musical had a concert production at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2006.
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