MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE'S HIT-MUSICAL
GOES TO BROADWAY!

April 23, 2009 (Jupiter, FL) - The Tin Pan Alley Rag, the Carbonell Award-winning musical seen at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in 2006 will premiere in New York at the prominent  Roundabout Theatre this summer. Winner of "Best Musical" at the 2007 South Florida Carbonell Awards, this musical features the songs of Irving Berlin and Scott Joplin, and was written by Mark Saltzman.

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre's The Tin Pan Alley Rag was enhanced by Rodger Hess Productions who will be co-producing the show with the Roundabout.  "The 'out of town' production at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre gave us an opportunity to develop and improve the show. The Theatre and its staff were very supportive during the process and any producer wanting to bring a show to New York would be well advised to nurture the show there," says Rodger Hess, Maltz Jupiter Theatre board member.

The Tin Pan Alley Rag will begin performances on Friday, June 12 and open officially on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at the Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.  This musical tells a fictional story of a meeting between Scott Joplin and Irving Berlin in 1915, two of America's greatest composers.

The Roundabout's production of The Tin Pan Alley Rag will be directed by Stafford Arima with choreography by Liza Gennaro and musical direction by Michael Patrick Walker featuring classic songs such as Irving Berlin's "I Love a Piano" and Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" among many others!

"To become a great regional theatre it is our obligation to contribute artistically to new work.  We are grateful to have had the opportunity to help shepherd The Tin Pan Alley Rag where it could go on to have a Broadway run," says Andrew Kato, Artistic Director of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.

For information on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's upcoming season, limited engagements and Conservatory of Performing Arts productions, please visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.  All tickets to the Theatre's limited engagements go on sale Friday, May 1st at 10am.

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is an award-winning professional not-for-profit regional theatre dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and is located east of U.S. Highway 1 at 1001 East Indiantown Road and State Road A1A in Jupiter.

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