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Charles Leipart

CHARLES LEIPART

  

Nationality:    USA
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Playwright, Lyricist, Librettist; Born in Chicago, IL.; B.S.,Northwestern University, School of Speech: Honors in Stage Directing. apprenticed to Howard Bay, Goodspeed Opera House; Technical apprentice, Trinity Square Repertory. Professional actor on stage, in films and TV. Gradu-ate seminar, stage directing with Harold Clurman, Hunter College. Member, John Ford Noonan's Playwrights' Workshop. Fellow of the Edward albee Foundation; Nea Arts award for Musical Theatre Writing; Kleban Foundation award as Outstanding Librettist; Finalist for the 1st annual Fred ebb award in Song Writing for the Musical Theatre. attorney: Jason Baruch, c/o Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell, & Vassallo, P.C., 488 Madison avenue, 18th Flr, New York, NY 10022, (212) 446-9754

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2016)

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        Chez Rikers         Cream Cakes in Munich         Deep Sleepers         Deja Vu         Don'tcha Give Up         Enchanted April         Frog Kiss, a Swingin' n' Saucy         Game Over         Harvest Moon Ball, The         King Of Poland, The         Me And Miss Monroe         Mr & Mrs 'A'         Mr Opportunity & the Undefeated Rhumba Champ         My Early Years         Piece Of Resistance         Romance         Stiletto Or the Crime Of Fashion         Swimming at the Ritz         Trio For Heartstrings         Undefeated Rhumba Champ, The         Underfoot In Show Business, adapted by CHARLES LEIPART. Deertrees Theatre. Harrison, ME. From Jul 15, 2016 to Jul 29, 2016. A new comedy adapted from the memoirs of Helene Hanff. Helene's trials and comic tribulations as she attempts to get a foothold in the New York Theatre of the 1940s. U.S. Premiere.



Chez Rikers

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1st Produced:
Abington Theatre Company, 312 West 36th Street, First Floor, The June Havoc Theatre, NY     2013

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Abington Theatre's First Reading series

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social comedy

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Cream Cakes in Munich

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One-Act 1st Prize - 2016 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival

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Bayou Magazine, Issue 66. University of New Orleans Press   

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Genre:
one act memoir

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Deep Sleepers

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as the author comments: "DeeP SLeePeRS takes place in a dream. as such, it celebrates the peculiar logic and theatrical excesses of that territory." In the present instance the dreamer is one Wally Tuttle, who has to wake up so as not to be late for an important business meeting, but can't. Trapped in his dream with him is his toothsome secretary, Miss Fuller (clad only in a bikini), who tries everything she can to jar Wally back to reality-including shooting him with a pistol (no effect) and pushing him out the window (this doesn't work either). the problem seems to be that he is in her dream as much as she is in his-and both of them have lost the ability to separate the real world from the realm of dreams and fantasy-and perhaps don't want to. as the complications multiply Miss Fuller magically roasts a chicken in her desk drawer; races in the Indy 500; and goes skiing and scuba diving (from her desk); while Wally's deceased mother and Father suddenly materialize, she as a chatty "avon lady" on her way to go bowling with the Queen, and he as a lecherous, alcoholic drag queen. and, inevitably, sex also rears its head as Wally begins to realize that Miss Fuller is actually quite fetching in her skimpy costume. In the end Wally does awake from his dream (and performs nobly at the crucial business meeting), but there are lingering aftereffects which neither he nor Miss Fuller can fully comprehend-but which suggest that the path to true love and happiness is perhaps illogical, and unfathomable, at best.

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Comedy

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Deja Vu

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New York Cast Company, NYC    

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Don'tcha Give Up

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music by Eric Schorr, libretto and lyrics by Charles Leipart

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[reading] Village Playwrights, the LGBT Community Center. New York, NY     22 Feb 2017

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Genre:
LGBT Musical Valentine

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Enchanted April

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Two ladies rent a villa in Italy for the summer. When they find they cannot afford it they advertise and two other ladies join them. the four are all unhappily married but the Italian sun and the friendships they form will help them carry on

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Music by Richard B evans; lyrics And book by Charles Leipart. Based on the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim

1st Produced:
Chelsea Studios, New York     2010

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Frog Kiss, a Swingin' n' Saucy

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Book & Lyrics by Charles Leipart, Music by Eric Schorr

1st Produced:
Virginia Stage Company, Norfolk, Va     18 Jan 2013

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Swingin' n' Saucy New Musical

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Game Over

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Paul and Ruth, married with children, have packed their rollies and come to a decision

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[reading] Spokane Stage Left Theatre-Fast and Furious IV. Spokane, WA     10 Feb 2017

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Harvest Moon Ball, The

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King Of Poland, The

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New York Cast Company, NYC    

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Me And Miss Monroe

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Me and Miss Monroe tells the story of Steven, a 16-year-old Bronx High School of Science student in 1962 who inadvertently meets and befriends Marilyn Monroe at the carousel in Central Park as he works on his project for a national science fair. This presentation is part of the ongoing amas Lab and Workshop Series, a development program for writers, lyricists and composers to develop and advance their new musicals
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Book & Lyrics By: Charles Leipart; Music By: William Goldstein

1st Produced:
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington aVenue, New York, NY 10010     21 Apr 2011

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Genre:
musical theatre

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Male:  8            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Mr & Mrs 'A'

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a house in the woods, an unexpected visitor

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full length Play/Drama

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Mr Opportunity & the Undefeated Rhumba Champ

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Apa, American Theatre Of Actors, NYC    

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My Early Years

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Piece Of Resistance

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Romance

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a contemporary, two character love story

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Stiletto Or the Crime Of Fashion

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Swimming at the Ritz

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Pamela Churchill Hayward Harriman, the ultimate party girl, has been living an idyllic life at the luxurious Ritz in Paris for the past several years spending her and her step children's vast inheritance. But her step children's attorneys are about to shut her down. On the verge of losing everything, with the creditors literally at her door, Pamela reveals her journey from man-to-man and bed-to-bed, in a funny, poignant tour-de-force.

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Trio For Heartstrings

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Three variations on the theme of romantic longing for three players

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Undefeated Rhumba Champ, The

Synopsis:
the scene is a hospital room where, archer, a young veteran and amputee, is bent on seducing his prim and proper nurse. He feels that his self-esteem as a man (which has been undermined by the loss of his leg) will be restored by making love to Miss Harris-but she isn't having any. Trying another ploy, archer snaps a disco tape into his recorder, and slowly Miss Harris gives way to her secret passion for dancing: her behind begins to twitch, her shoulders follow, and shortly she is dancing energetically about the room, loosening the buttons of her well-starched uniform. When archer hops over to join her Miss Harris quickly regains control of herself-but the ice has definitely been broken and, as confidences are exchanged, it appears certain that something more substantial than the mere gratification of archer's lecherous impulses may well be in the offing.

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One act Festival

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    

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Genre:
Comedy One act

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Underfoot In Show Business, adapted by CHARLES LEIPART. Deertrees Theatre. Harrison, ME. From Jul 15, 2016 to Jul 29, 2016. A new comedy adapted from the memoirs of Helene Hanff. Helene's trials and comic tribulations as she attempts to get a foothold in the New York Theatre of the 1940s. U.S. Premiere.

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