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Michael J Moritz Jr Music Directs Tituss Burgess and Julie James at Elsie Fest 2016

Michael J Moritz Jr was involved in the second ever Elsie Fest as the music director and pianist to both Tituss Burgess and Julie James. Elsie Fest is a show tunes-centric outdoor music festival. This Labor Day, tons of attendees experienced performances from their favorite stage and screen stars at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk. Performers included Darren Criss, Megan Hilty, Tituss Burgess, Jason Robert Brown, Corey Cott, Todrick Hall, Pasek and Paul, Julie James, Lena Hall, Rebel and a Basketcase, and special guest Cynthia Erivo!

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Liberty: A Monumental New Musical Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording is released

Michael J Moritz Jr produced and mixed the new Off-Broadway cast recording of Liberty: A Monumental New Musical. The album released on May 5, 2015, and features a cast including Abigail Shapiro, Emma Rosenthal, Ben McHugh, Cheryl Stern, Tom Souhrada, Ryan Duncan, C. Mingo Long, and Andrew DiTusa. With book and lyrics by Dana Leslie Goldstein with music by Jon Goldstein, the show tells the story of a determined, young French immigrant who arrives alone in New York Harbor in 1884.

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Side Show: Added Attractions - Live at 54 Below is released on Broadway Records

Michael J Moritz Jr mixed and produced the new Live from Feinstein's/54 Below album entitled Side Show: Added Attractions. The critically acclaimed cast of the Broadway musical revival SIDE SHOW re-united to perform never-before-heard material such as cut songs and extended versions of familiar tunes from the show. The album was released on May 19, 2015 on Broadway Records.

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - U.K.

On February 25, 2015, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opened up at the Aldwych Theatre in London's West End. Michael J Moritz Jr serves as a producer of the show. Michael Billington of The Guardian says, "Katie Brayben... makes the big leap into playing Carole King with admirable skill: she conveys her essential normality, love for music and longing for domestic harmony."

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On The Town

The revival of the hit musical On The Town opened at Broadway's Lyric Theatre on October 16, 2014. Michael J Moritz Jr is a producer of this new show which features a talented cast including Tony Yazbeck, Alysha Umphress, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Megan Fairchild, Jackie Hoffman, and Elizabeth Stanley.

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opened on Broadway January 12, 2014 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Michael J Moritz Jr is a producer of this original Broadway production, which stars Jessie Mueller in the title role, along with Anika Larsen, Jake Epstein, and Jarrod Spector.

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