Brandon Webster

Brandon Webster
editor - Musical Theatre

Brandon Webster is a Brooklyn Based Composer\Dramaturg. BMI Musical Theater Workshop Alum. 2017 MCC Theater Artistic Fellow and HBCU Graduate. Proud LMDA Member. Brandon also serves as a Director Of Operations for the Visibility Project.

“Miss You Like Hell”: New York Premiere Musical

There’s no curtain to create the traditional pomp and circumstance of American theatre. The stage is empty, save for a curiously eclectic ensemble, and the visible pit gives the theatre a homey sense of connectedness that is clearly purposeful. It seems like a perfect metaphor for the simplicity of a new connection; open space soon to be filled with misunderstanding, oversimplification, discovery, responsibility, and life. Miss You Like Hell opened last week, a show as effervescent and timely as one would expect from the Public Theater. A Broadway alum in her own right, Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights,...

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World Premiere Musical: “The Lucky Ones”

With downtown theatre audiences, the never-ending challenge is how to push boundaries and create theater that can be understood. Writers want to tell stories that have never been heard,  and producers want to present work that shakes up the zeitgeist. Still, even the most open-minded audiences may leave the theater dazzled, confused, and unsure of how to explain what just happened. In a city of near-professional theatergoers, there’s often the expectation to witness something unexpected in a package that is familiar; so its refreshing that The Lucky Ones, which opened last week at the Connely Theater, arrives wholly unbound...

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“Fellow Travelers”: A Prototype for Contemporary Opera

As the theatre world pushes boundaries and redefines genres, it has become exceedingly rare to find stories that justify the high art distinction of “Opera” and yet, Fellow Travelers which opened January 12th at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater as a part of the Prototype Festival does just that. With a score by composer Gregory Spears and libretto by Greg Pierce, this tragic Opera begins its story with two feet firmly on the ground and moves unapologetically forward through the final curtain. Fellow Travelers centers its story on the affair of Timothy Laughlin, a Reporter and Hawkins Fuller a...

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