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 next avenue logoRead Curtain Up on One Man’s Second Act, as featured in Next Avenue.
By Mark Chimsky | March 25, 2016

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By Mark Evan Chimsky | January 16, 2015

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Listen as WMPG news reporter Kathy Gulrich interviews Mark and Jay about The Road of Life on ‘MPG News. Air date: December 8, 2014


Excerpt as featured in The Westerly Sun:
Westerly: Musical’s first stop on road to Broadway by Nancy Burns-Fusaro

David Black

Photo credit: Francis Hills

David Jepson, the Granite’s artistic director, and David Black, the artist, writer and producer, will co-produce the reading as part of the Guest Artists Series at the Granite.

“I don’t think there are any shows that have tried out for Broadway in Westerly,” said Black, who has also produced such musicals as “George M!” with Joel Grey and Bernadette Peters, and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” with Phil Silvers. “This is kind of wonderful thing.”

Black said he hopes to have a month’s trial with the musical at a local theater before taking the musical to Broadway.

Road of Life

“As featured in Bob Schwartz’s blog”

Some of our greatest and most popular musicals have been set against the background of darkest history.

Les Miserables. Miss Saigon. Fiddler on the Roof. Cabaret. In the context of adversity, shining stories of love and human spirit stand out starkly, movingly—and musically….

The team of Jay Jacques and Mark Chimsky have created a bold and uplifting new musical intertwining this big history with the individual lives, loves, and losses that are its true components…

To read Bob’s entire blog post click here.

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Literary News: Local and National

Next Tuesday, July 29 will mark the first staged reading of “The Road of Life,” an original musical written by Mark Chimsky and Jay Jacques at the Granite Theatre in Westerly, RI. The new musical is directed by Broadway director/producer David Black and co-produced by David Black and David Jepson, the Artistic Director of the Granite Theatre.

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The road to “The Road of Life.”  by Kyle Poissonnier


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