what's new with Gabby

In The Heights 

summer/fall 2019

 

After spending the summer learning the show and in pre-production, I'm so excited to get to rejoin the cast of In The Heights in their production at Portland Center Stage. Headed by Artistic Director Marissa Wolf and beautifully directed by powerhouse May Adrales, this show is the best I've ever seen it! I'm swinging and serving as the brilliant William Carlos Angulo's Associate Choreographer.The photo is courtesy of Owen Carey. 

Second Stage and Sondheim 

march 2019

 

This March, I'll be playing Mildred in Second Stage's concert performance of Sondheim's rarely produced "SATURDAY NIGHT". The evening's event will be directed by Noah Brody and music directed by Alex Gemignani,two brilliant artists. The photo to the right is courtesy of Avery Bruckus, and features the cast with Mr. Sondheim. 

New York Theatre Barn 

february 2019

 

I am so excited to begin working on a new musical and its presentation at the NY Theatre Barn's New Works Series. The series features pre-premieres of new musicals, and will take place at the Daryl Roth Theatre. The piece is called "RAMONA" and is by Nevada Lozano and directed by Joe Barros. Tickets are available on the website or at the door.

Broadway World Award 

january 2019

 

I found out this week that I was lucky enough to win a Broadway World Award for Best actress in a Musical (professional) for my portrayal of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. We also won for Best Actor and Best Musical. Congrats to the entire cast and creative team!

Movement Director of REAL 

december 2018

 

I was thrilled to get a call from director Erin Ortman to assist her on Rodrigo Nogueira's new, brilliant play, "REAL". The play opens at The Tank for the month of January, and includes some fantastic actors and has been a wonderful process. I love being on the "other side of the table" once again in a creative process. 

Teaching at GEVA THEATRE 

summer 2018

 

After closing two shows at AST, it's been a whirlwind as I return to teach Movement at Geva Theatre's Summer Academy. I was so excited to be asked back to continue my journey with this theater and this program. The students, ages 12-18, are receiving amazing training in all things Shakespeare, and I continue to learn from them and my fellow (incredible) faculty members daily. 

Anita at the NEWPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL 

july 2018

 

In the middle of teaching at Geva Theatre, I was lucky enough to take a week away to perform at the renowned Newport Music Festival in Newport, RI. Our evening of Bernstein's music -- a West Side Story tribute -- was held at the Vanderbilt estate, "The Breakers". It was an evening of incredible operatic voices, concert pianists, and stunning views of the Atlantic ocean and the historic mansion.  

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre 

early summer 2018

 

I'm so thrilled to be returning to AST this summer to play two wonderful roles. In My Fair Lady, I'll be playing Eliza Doolittle, an absolute dream role. In Henry IV Part I, I'll be playing Lady Percy and a few other small bits. I loved my time spent there last year, and I can't wait to return. (More exciting news for later in the summer to come!)

Helen Hayes Award Nomination

spring 2018

 

What a surprise! I found out in early February that I'm nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical. This nomination is for the role of Carla in GALA Hispanic Theatre's production of In The Heights -- the U.S. Spanish premiere. We racked up 18 nominations total, including best ensemble!

One Thousand Nights & One Day 

winter-spring 2018

 

February brought me the pleasure of diving into One Thousand Nights and One Day, a musical-opera-myth-play with music by Marisa Michelson and libretto by Jason Grote. The piece is directed by Erin Ortman and produced off-Broadway by the Prospect Theatre Co. at ART/NY. It is poignant, surprising, hilarious, philosophical, and unlike absolutely anything I have ever sung before. 

Bread and Roses Reading

december 2017

 

I recently appeared in a reading presentation of the wonderful new musical, Bread and Roses. Presented three times at A.R.T./NY, the piece is written by Brad Alexander and Jill Abramovitz, and directed by Melissa Crespo. The cast is stellar! 

Teaching Dance at GEVA

summer 2017

 

I was so honored to be asked to come teach Dance and Dance Ensemble at the 2017 Summer Academy at GEVA Theatre Center in Rochester, NY. I taught 30 incredibly talented teenagers the history and technique of theater jazz, as well as put together several scenes and large group dance numbers over the course of five weeks. 

Being a member of their core faculty for the summer was a dream come true, and I certainly learned a lot in the process. 

For dance and/or theater performance teaching inquiries, please contact me directly!

Julius Caesar The Music Man

summer 2017

 

I'm thrilled to be at AST playing Portia in Julius Caesar and Marian Paroo in The Music Man.

The shows open in June and run until July 9 in rep. Directors Robert Ramirez and Ann Cooley are brilliant, and I can't speak highly enough of the talent all around me. 

This is one of the most creatively fulfilling jobs I've ever had; come down to see the entire season at AST this summer! 

In the Heights... in Spanish

spring 2017

 

I can't wait to begin working on In the Heights again... this time in Spanish! The production will be at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in D.C., and the U.S. premiere of this script. 

Directed by Luis Salgado, this show will rehearse in March, and open April-May! 

Christmas in Westchester 

winter 2016

 

I'm so excited to return to the Westchester Broadway Theatre family to play Becky and u/s Linda in "Christmas Inn"

We run up until Christmas, and the show includes all your favorite holiday songs. Thankful to WBT for the chance to work at "home for the holidays"! 

In The Heights is open!

summer/fall 2016

 

I'm so thrilled and thankful to be playing one of my dream roles at PCPA this summer: Nina Rosario

We run Wednesdays-Sundays now through September 11! Director Michael Jenkinson, the creative team, and all the wonderful people of PCPA knocked this one out of the park. It's an incredible story to tell each night. 

Hit Her With The Skates!

summer 2016

 

I start rehearsals for a staged reading of a musical-in-process, Hit Her With the Skates, playing the sassy villain-turned-sweetheart, Meghan

 

This hilarious and poignant new work is by Christine Rea and Rick Briskin, and directed by one of my favorite humans in the world -- my college mentor, Kent Gash!

 

The reading has two performances on June 21, both at NOLA Studios! If you like high belting, 1970s references, and disco-meets-singer songwriter, then come check us out! 

Hit Her With The Skates!

summer 2016

 

I start rehearsals for a staged reading of a musical-in-process, Hit Her With the Skates, playing the sassy villain-turned-sweetheart, Meghan

 

This hilarious and poignant new work is by Christine Rea and Rick Briskin, and directed by one of my favorite humans in the world -- my college mentor, Kent Gash!

 

The reading has two performances on June 21, both at NOLA Studios! If you like high belting, 1970s references, and disco-meets-singer songwriter, then come check us out! 

In the Heights

summer 2016

 

I'm beyond thrilled to announce that I'll be playing Nina in In The Heights at PCPA Theatre this summer!

 

Nina has been a dream role for me since the show opened on Broadway, and I cannot wait to tackle this wonderful role in sunny California. 

 

We run August and September; I can't wait to get started! 

Man of La Mancha

winter-spring 2016

 

I'm so excited to be returning to Westchester Broadway Theatre once again this spring! 

 

I'll be playing Fermina and understudying Antonia in what is sure to be a breathtaking production of Man of La Mancha

 

We run March through May 2016; get your tickets today! 

Showboat

fall-winter 2015

 

I'm so excited to announce that I will performing in Showboat at Westchester Broadway Theatre, running this fall and winter. 

 

I'll be dancing in the ensemble and understudying the role of Magnolia!

 

We open September 24 and close in January, so you have plenty of chances to come by! 

Land of Broken Toys

august 2015

 

Land of Broken Toys was named one of this year's BUZZIEST and most PROMISING shows at the Fringe in the New York Post!

 

We also had the immense honor of being named one of 2015's "FRINGE FAVORITES"!

 

I'm sad to see this one close! Check out the article and photo below for highlights.

Land of Broken Toys

august 2015

 

Land of Broken Toys opens this Saturday, August 15 as a part of the 2015 NYC International Fringe Festival!

 

Greg Kotis (Urinetown) and Stew (Passing Strange) are plugging the show... really, what more could you ask for? 

 

Come see us at the Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente (107 Suffolk St. between Rivington and Delancey).

 

Opening night is already SOLD OUT, so get your tickets ASAP!  

Photo by Dixie Sheridan, 2015

Tickets Onsale

july/august 2015

 

You can now buy your tickets in advance for Land of Broken Toys, part of the 2015 International Fringe Festival!

 

Come see us at the Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente (107 Suffolk St. between Rivington and Delancey).

 

Shows begin August 15th, see you there! 

Dulcina Eisen Associates

july 2015

 

I am pleased to announce that I am freelancing with Dulcina Eisen Associates Theatrical Agency! 

 

I can't wait to begin working with Dulcina, Barry, and the team. They truly are a family, and I feel so welcome already.

Land of Broken Toys

july-august 2015

 

I am so excited to announce that I have been cast as Mimi in an upcoming New York International Fringe Festival play, entitled "Land of Broken Toys"!

 

The creative team includes former NYU Tisch collaboraters and friends: writer/director Yasmine Lever, assistant director and choreograher Rebecca Hidalgo, and composer Or Matias.  

 

We open August 14 and run for 2 weeks. More details and ticket info to follow -- I hope to see you there!

Bon Voyage, Anything Goes!

june 2015

 

What a whirlwind! After being on the road for nearly nine months, it feels so good to be back in New York City -- Auditioning, being in my apartment, and seeing my people is much needed.  

 

Being on tour was one of the greatest experiences of my life, especially with such an incredibly kind and talented cast, crew, and orchestra.

 

Thank you to NETWorks Productions, to Jennifer Savelli, Sean McKnight, and Vanessa Sonon, and of course, to Kathleen Marshall for creating this masterpiece. Dancing it eight shows a week is a JOY and a privilege I will never forget. 

Check out my new REEL

spring 2015

 

 

 

Here she is, boys!

 

I just put the final touches on my Musical Theater Reel.

 

Give it a watch and find it on Youtube. Thanks! 

"Bullets Over Broadway" B-Roll

spring 2015

 

I was lucky enough to shoot the promo video (also known as a "B-Roll") for the upcoming NetWorks tour of Susan Stroman's "Bullets Over Broadway"! 

 

The tour isn't beginning for another 10 months, but members of our cast were asked to film the video, directed and fearlessly lead by Stroman's main man,the amazing James Gray. 

 

Thank you, NetWorks, for such a wonderful opportunity!

 

Check out our footage HERE: 

 

http://www.bulletsoverbroadwayontour.com

All Aboard!

fall 2014 - spring 2015

 

The S.S. American has set sail! 

 

Kathleen Marshall's second national tour of "Anything Goes" is coming to a city near you.

 

Check us out at: www.anythinggoesontour.com

 

Pictured to the right are the Reno's Angels: Virtue, Chastity, Charity, and Purity!

An Interview

august 2014

 

While I've had a crazy, humid summer in the city, I had a bit of refreshing news!

 

J. A. Di Bello, a wonderful journalist and supporter of the arts, interviewed me about my post-grad life and upcoming projects. 

 

Check out the full interview

Another Openin'.... 3 more shows!

june 2014

 

Just got back to the city after choreographing again at the magical Forestburgh Playhouse!

 

I worked on a cabaret entitled "British Invasion" (featuring songs of The Beatles and their 'friends'), MY FAIR LADY, and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR.

 

I am so proud of this year's Resident Company, and so thankful to the new producer of the theater, Franklin Trapp!

 

What a wonderful few weeks, and I can't wait to go back and visit later this summer! 

 

 

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New Voices, New Music at Joe's Pub

may 2014

 

I had so much fun singing in a concert with my classmates at Joe's Pub!

 

We performed new music by up and coming composers we loved. I was lucky enough to sing songs by the incredible Shaina Taub and be directed by Michael McElroy -- one of my favorite teachers at NYU.

 

 

Watch the full concert,

 

 

or check out my VIDEO page for my solos! 

 

 

Buddie, Beware!

may 2014

 

I can now officially announce ... I'm going on tour! After several rounds of auditions and callbacks, I will be going across the country with Kathleen Marshall's national tour of "Anything Goes"!

 

I love this show, and I am so grateful for everything that Duncan Stewart and the creative team has done for me. I can rest assured -- I have a job out of college!

 

I will be playing an Angel and covering both roles of Hope and Erma. 

 

Stay tuned for a tour schedule -- I'm coming to a theater near you! 

"Vertigogo" -- Dancers Against Cancer

april 2014

 

I had the great honor of performing in a benefit called Dancers Against Cancer (or DACNY), founded by Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht. The event was held at the AXA Equitable Center in midtown.

 

I was asked to perform in Greg Graham's piece, a world premiere entitled "Vertigogo". It was silly and ridiculous -- I had so much fun!

 

Other performances that evening included dancers from ABT, NYC Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, American Dance Machine, and more. I was humbled to be there and dance with such inspirations, and I got to meet Daniel Ulbricht, Herman Cornejo, and Gillian Murphy -- my idols!

 

 

CLICK THE LOGO to support and learn about this amazing cause!

NYU ALUM!

spring 2014

 

I graduated college! This May, I received my BFA in Drama from Tisch School of the Arts, making me a part of the first ever class to graduate from the New Studio on Broadway.

 

I couldn't be prouder! It was a wonderful week full of friends and family. Highlights included seeing Aretha Franklin, Martin Scorsese, and getting to dance at Radio City Music Hall in a medley from "Ragtime"!

Queenie Wazza Blonde

spring 2014

 

The inaugural class of the New Studio on Broadway just finished our final performance at NYU Tisch: LaChiusa's "The Wild Party". And what a wild ride it was... 

 

I couldn't have asked for a better program, better friends and faculty, and a better end to four incredible years! 

She's baaaaack!

january 2014

 

I just returned from a life-changing 2 week trip to Brazil! I spent the first half of my stay in Salvador, Bahia -- where I got to do capoeira on a beach; and then ended my trip in the fabulous Rio de Janeiro -- where the swimsuits are smaller than my pinky finger! I came back sunkissed, exhausted, and creatively inspired by the sights and sounds of such a warm, lovely country. 

"How 'bout a Dance?"

december 2013

 

It's official! I'm choreographing Frank Wildhorn's "Bonnie & Clyde" at NYU! It's a GAP Production, so fundraising info will be coming soon, as well as rehearsal footage and ticket info! 

the people called it "Ragtime"

september - october 2013

 

"Ragtime", the Ahrens & Flaherty epic musical, just closed this week! THANK YOU, to those of you who came to the show and wished me luck along the way!

 

And a huge Thank You to director Erin Ortman and music director Alex Gemignani for all their guidance and energies. 

 

It was one my most favorite shows that I've ever Dance Captain-ed!

"Smile!" tickets on sale this week!

november - december 2013

 

Tickets go live this Wednesday, 11/12 for Smile!, the 1980s pageant musical comedy by Marvin Hamlisch and Howard Ashman. I play Maria Gonzalez ... so if you want to see me with teased hair, an 80s leotard, and a ridiculous Spanish accent ...

 

get your FREE ticket!

 

 

a summer in the catskills ...

... and no, it wasn't "dirty dancing"

summer 2013

 

I just got back to NYC from another wonderful summer-stock at the Forestburgh Playhouse

 

I choreographed "9 to 5!" (dir. Larry Smiglewski) and dance captain-ed both "Joseph..." (dir. Dann Dunn) and "Grease" (dir. Maggie Anderson).

 

THANK YOU Norman and Ron for another fulfilling and amazing season of hard work, great shows, and new friends!

 

Check out the summer 2014 season at the FBP here! 

The Laker Girls of "Spamalot"

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