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Start Spreading the News…

In Musicals, Our Work, Theater on April 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm
Alison Woods in costume test for Anne Shirley.

The adorable Alison Woods in costume test for Anne Shirley.

…We’re leaving today (well, in June)/We’re gonna be a part of it/ on ol’ Broadway (well, 42nd Street)…

We are so excited to announce that BEND IN THE ROAD: The Anne of Green Gables Musical was chosen as a Next Link Project for the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival! We get to bring this beautiful family musical to audiences in New York City. We’ll have 5 performances between July 13-28. Please check out bendintheroadmusical.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest news. Read the Playbill article to find out more or check out the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) here. Rehearsals begin in June and performances in July. We’ll see you all in New York this summer!

A Look Back… What a Year!

In Movies, Musicals, Our Work, Social Media, Theater on February 7, 2013 at 1:29 am

It’s important to look back and then look ahead. Last year was a great year for 134 West. We want to thank all our clients, partners and supporters for letting us bring some amazing projects out into the world. We got to work on such amazing projects with our favorite folks at AvatarLabs – ThinkLA’s 2012 Digital Agency of the Year! Congrats and thanks to their amazing team! In addition, it was a great pleasure to work on the award-winning and utterly charming Safety Not Guaranteed for FilmDistrict.

Our theater projects really took off in 2012!  We took sexy thriller Poison Apple to the New York International Fringe Festival and thanks to our Kickstarter campaign and supporters, we produced the world premiere of a brand new musical Bend in the Road at the Carrie Hamilton Theater at the Pasadena Playhouse. You can buy the demo album at CDBaby or iTunes!

This year is going to be equally great. We are looking forward to the next production of Bend in the Road. We’re a finalist for the New York Music Theater Next Link Project so fingers crossed we get to bring this great family musical to New York! Poison Apple is now available for licensing – email poisonappleplay @ gmail.com for more info.  Plus, we loved producing the demo for Bend in the Road so much, we decide to produce another album! O’ Baby Mine is a kid’s album of songs and lullabies inspired by Shakespeare! Check it out!  We want to welcome social media marketer Serita Robinson to 134 West! You can follow her at Twitter @snugsandstruggs.  Stay tuned for more news as 2013 brings us new projects! Follow us at Twitter or like us on Facebook.

BEND IN THE ROAD nominated for FOUR Broadway World AWARDS!

In Musicals, Our Work, Theater on November 30, 2012 at 10:15 am

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134 West’s production of the new musical Bend in the Road, inspired by the classic novel Anne of Green Gables, has been nominated for FOUR Broadway World Awards, including Best Musical! Voting is now open to the public. Please vote for us now!

Best Musical (Local Production): Bend in the Road

Best Actress in a Musical (Local Production): Alison Woods

Best Choreography (Local Production): Kevin Lee

Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Local Production): Melinda Porto

Audiences and critics agree that Bend in the Road was one of the best new musicals of the year! We are the little engine that could and now looking for the next Bend in the Road production that will hopefully lead us on to Broadway! Find out more at http://bendintheroadmusical.com, Facebook or watch the trailer below:

Go see festival favorite Safety Not Guaranteed

In Our Work, Social Media, Uncategorized on May 29, 2012 at 7:03 pm

One of our favorite movies this year is festival sensation Safety Not Guaranteed. It’s everything we love in a movie – funny, heartwarming, sincere, intriguing concept, solid storytelling, surprising moments and, best of all, complex characters. Image

The cast, led by Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, Mark Duplass and Karan Soni, are all wonderful. Check out some elements of the campaign: Website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. The movie opens June 8 in NY, LA, Seattle and Portland. Expands to more cities on June 15 and June 22. Find out when it’s coming to your town!

BEND IN THE ROAD

In Our Work, Theater, Uncategorized on May 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm

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Bend in the Road is a new Anne of Green Gables musical coming this fall to Pasadena! We’ve launched our Kickstarter page! Help us bring this great musical to life!

Take a peek at Safety Not Guaranteed

In Movies, Our Work, Social Media, Uncategorized on May 28, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Take a peek at Safety Not Guaranteed

Aubrey Plaza as Darius in Safety Not Guaranteed

POISON APPLE ends Los Angeles run. Next, NYC?

In Mobile Marketing, Our Work, Theater, Transmedia on November 15, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Posion Apple, produced and directed by Susan Lambert, written by Sean Galsuzka and starring Sean Galuszka and Chris Sams has ended it’s Los Angeles premiere run with a special one-night only encore performance in a Pershing Square loft apartment in downtown Los Angeles!

Thanks to all who supported our original production through Kickstarter and to our amazing audiences for coming out and seeing us.  We got great press and reviews. You can check out this week’s Huffington Post article on Poison Apple, the nature of theater and how smartphones are making us dumb. Like us on Facebook and check out some of our reviews. We are 100% SWEET on Bitter Lemon!

More Reviews: Backstage,  LAWeekly (scroll to near the bottom) and Frontiers Magazine. We’ve shut down our TEXT messaging, but thanks to all who texted to get Poison Apple updates and the special transmedia Text pre-story to the show. Here’s another fascinating article by Steve Julian on Poison Apple writer Sean Galuszka. Next up: Deciding if 2012 will have us going to the New York Fringe Festival or the Edinburgh Fringe Festival… or BOTH!?!

Poison Apple Continues

In Mobile Marketing, Our Work, Transmedia on June 22, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Text "poison" to 41411 for more info Poison Apple

134 West is proud to produce an original one-act play, Poison Apple, written by Sean Galuszka and directed by Susan Lambert. After a sold out premiere at the Celebration Theater as part of the 2011 Hollywood Fringe Festival we are playing Fri. & Sat. nights through Aug 13th! And for interested folks with a mobile phone, the play started a week before it’s premeire, with a special mobile transmedia effort – one of the first ever pre-show text stories for a play. Fans of the show could text “poison” to 41411 to follow characters having a text conversation leading up to the show’s premiere. Very exciting!  Find out more & get tix: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/185973

Rhythm Racer 2 WINS Appy for Best Game

In Mobile Apps, Our Work on February 23, 2011 at 7:08 am

Race to awesome music on far out tracks.

Rhythm Racer 2 won  a 2011 Appy for best game! 134 West is proud to have worked with Avatarlabs on this super awesome free game for iPhone and iPad. There have been over 1 MILLION downloads of the Rhythm Racer apps. Congrats RR2!

Get RR2 for your iPhone:  http://itunes.com/apps/rhythmracer2

or iPad: http://itunes.com/apps/rhythmracer2hd

or Android http://t.co/PUt8aws or Amazon: http://amzn.com/B0052N9JZ2

DMACS Awards

In Our Work on October 14, 2010 at 4:19 pm

DMACS Awards is dedicated to honoring the best in entertainment digital advertising

After five great years, the DMACS Awards have been retired! But you can take our Digital Media survey and say goodbye: DMACS Survey! Check out http://dmacsawards.com to read the goodbye letter. Thanks for an amazing run!