Barney will be Musical Director on the workshop of new musical 'The Theory of Relativity' with Director Christopher Lane.
The performance will be at The Actors' Church in Covent Garden on Thursday 1st May.
Ina Marie Smith
About the Composers
Neil Bartram - Composer & Lyrics
Neil is the composer and lyricist of Broadway’s The Story of My Life with book writer Brian Hill (four Drama Desk Award nominations including two for Neil - Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics). Their adaptation of Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio was commissioned by Chicago Shakespeare Theater for their 2011 season. Neil and Brian’s musical Not Wanted On The Voyage received a developmental production at Northwestern University’s Barber Theatre as part of the American Music Theatre Project, and was part of Goodspeed Musicals’ 2012 New Works Festival. Current projects include The Theory of Relativity commissioned by Sheridan College, Spin for Seoul Korea’s OD Musical Company directed by Eric Schaeffer (Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA Summer of 2013 followed by Seoul) and a musical based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Something Wicked This Way Comes. Neil’s awards include a Jonathan Larson Foundation Award, a Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and a Dora Award. Cast albums include Somewhere in the World and The Story of My Life (PS Classics). Neil is a member of the Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, and is an alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Music Theatre Workshop.
Brian Hill - Book Writer
Formerly a Canadian Dora Award-winning actor, Brian now devotes his time to writing and directing. For the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Canada) he directed Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience and was associate director of Man of La Mancha and Fiddler on the Roof. He was associate director of the Canadian companies of Forever Plaid and the US national tours of Sunset Boulevard and The Sound of Music. For Disney Theatrical Productions he directed the reading of High School Musical 2, was resident director of the Toronto and Broadway companies of, The Lion King, and associate director of Broadway’s The Little Mermaid. With composer and lyricist Neil Bartram he has written the book for Not Wanted on the Voyage, The Nightingale and the Rose, Clara’s Piano, Somewhere in the World, and The Adventures of Pinocchio, which was commissioned for the 2011 Chicago Shakespeare Theatre season. Current Bartram and Hill projects include Spin with director Eric Schaeffer and a musical adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes. Brian is best known as the book writer for The Story of My Life, which premiered on Broadway in 2009 and earned four Drama Desk Award nominations - outstanding musical, music, lyrics, and book.