Tyrell, Alex’s musical parody-prequel to HBO’s Game of Thrones about House Tyrell, will receive a developmental workshop at Dixon Place on March 18, starring two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser (The Secret Garden, Romance/Romance) as Olenna Tyrell, Kerstin Anderson (My Fair Lady) as Margaery Tyrell, and Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland) as Loras Tyrell. Check out this Playbill article for an exclusive clip of Margaery’s song “Lady-in-Waiting”! More info and tickets can be found HERE.
Alex was the featured composer in Broadway’s Future Songbook series, presented by Arts and Artists of Tomorrow in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, on February 25.
Alex spent early January at Goodspeed Musicals writing musical arrangements for the staged reading of Devotion by Mark Sonnenblick, featured in Goodspeed’s 14th Annual Festival of New Musicals on January 20.
Alex presented “Jewish Chinese Christmas” in the 2018 Holiday Songbook in the Broadway’s Future Songbook series, presented in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, on December 17.
Alex worked on another 29-hour reading of Robert L. Freedman and Scott Frankel’s musical adaptation of the 1984 film The Flamingo Kid, which will premiere at Hartford Stage in May-June 2019, directed by Darko Tresnjak.
Alex presented an excerpt from his new musical Tyrell, a parody-prequel to HBO’s Game of Thrones about House Tyrell, as part of The Boiz in the Band’s Visit: A Queer Cabaret at Interface NYC on October 19.
Alex returned to his college a cappella roots in a presentation of Ben Wexler’s new musical Key Change, featured in the Kaufman Music Center’s Broadway Close Up: Bound for Broadway 2018 with Liz Callaway on October 8.
Alex's musical Stone and Sparrow was presented as a staged concert at Feinstein's/54 Below on Monday, September 10 at 9:30pm. Click HERE for the highlight reel!
Alex arranged and music directed the World Premiere of Bring It On, Junior, commissioned by Music Theatre International (MTI) at UCPAC from July 20-29.
Alex arranged for The Rave Revue, part of the IGNITE Series of concerts produced by Prospect Theater Company at The TimesCenter on July 27.
Alex music directed the premiere of Columbus Is Happening, a new musical by Stew (Passing Strange, The Total Bent) based on Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, at LaGuardia Performance Arts Center (LPAC) from May 8-12.
Alex worked on a 29-hour reading of the musical adaptation of Garry Marshall's 1984 film The Flamingo Kid, which will premiere at Hartford Stage in Spring 2019.
Alex was a featured songwriter in Contemporary Writers' Circle: 5th Anniversary Concert, a night of new musical theatre celebrating the fifth anniversary of ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com at Green Room 42 on March 5.
Alex returned to the 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists series as Associate Musical Director for Lenny's Lyricists, a concert of music by Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story, On the Town, Candide) and his collaborators, which ran February 24-26.
Alex music directed the Pulitzer Prize-winning 2009 Broadway musical Next to Normal at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, from February 10-20.
Alex was Associate Musical Director for The Bobby Darin Story, a concert of music made famous by 1950s pop singer Bobby Darin, starring Jonathan Groff (Hamilton, Spring Awakening) with direction by Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). The concert was part of the 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists series, and ran from January 20-22.
Alex music directed Home for the Holidays, a holiday benefit concert of songs by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), at UCPAC on Sunday, December 17, featuring special guests Richard Kline (Wicked, "Three's Company") and Kelli Rabke (Children of Eden).
Alex spent the early fall in Washington, D.C., where he music directed a production of Chicago from November 8-11 on behalf of the Georgetown Gilbert and Sullivan Society (GGSS), an organization founded in 1973 at Georgetown University Law Center.
Alex music directed a pilot production of Cinderella, presented in association with iTheatrics and Rodgers & Hammerstein (R&H), as part of R&H's "Getting to Know 'G2K' Series," a collection of musicals specifically adapted for youth performers, at the Summit Playhouse in Summit, NJ.
Two songs from Alex's musical Stone and Sparrow ("Beyond Words," "Horizon Line") were featured in Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions: Sound Advice for the Student, Teacher, and Parent by David Sisco and Laura Josepher, published by Contemporary Musical Theatre Corp. and available for purchase on Amazon as of July 6.
Upon his completion of the Second Year of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, Alex was named a new member of the Advanced Workshop, an ongoing class of selected BMI Workshop graduates.
On June 12, Alex won the Jean Banks Award, presented annually by the BMI Foundation to the writer(s) of the best ten-minute musical created in the First Year of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, for his musical Salad Days. Click HERE to watch the video!
Alex worked on the Broadway production of War Paint, a new musical about cosmetics entrepreneurs Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. Written by the team behind Grey Gardens and directed by Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, Dear Evan Hansen), War Paint opened at the Nederlander Theatre in April 2017.
The LaGuardia Performance Arts Center (LPAC) production of Passing Strange, which Alex music directed in May 2016, was selected for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), performing in the Region 1 Festival on Thursday, February 2. For his work on the production, Alex received a Commendation from the KCACTF National Awards Committee for Distinguished Achievement in Music Direction.
Alex music directed a pilot production of Oliver, Junior, adapted by Cameron Mackintosh and commissioned by Music Theatre International (MTI), at the Summit Playhouse in Summit, NJ from December 14-18.
Alex music directed A Bulldog Christmas Carol: A Night With the Ghosts of Yale Musical Theatre's Past, Present and Future, as part of the annual Winter Rhythms cabaret festival at Urban Stages, on Saturday, December 10.
Alex music directed the Yale portion of the second annual Harvard-Yale Cantata, a competitive evening of musical theatre and pop written and performed by Harvard and Yale alumni, at Feinstein's/54 Below, on Thursday, September 8.
Alex music directed a pilot production of Pirates Past Noon, KIDS, adapted from the award-winning Magic Tree House book series and commissioned by Music Theatre International (MTI), at the Summit Playhouse in Summit, NJ from August 5-7.
On June 13, Alex was named the First Year Workshop winner of the Jerry Harrington Award, established in 2000 and presented annually for the works judged "most outstanding" in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
For his final First Year assignment in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop - the 10-minute musical - Alex wrote and presented Salad Days, set in Bloomingdale's Forty Carrots Restaurant, on June 6. Click HERE for the video!
Alex's musical Stone and Sparrow is the winner of the 2016 New Voices Project, a development program based in Los Angeles, CA and sponsored by New Musicals, Inc. and Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment. The program will culminate in got musical, a concert of new musical theatre at 3D Theatricals in Anaheim, CA on April 26, and at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, CA on May 15.
Alex was a featured songwriter in Young Lions of Broadway, a concert of up-and-coming musical theatre composers and lyricists hosted by Andrew Lippa at Symphony Space on April 8.
Alex music directed Passing Strange at LaGuardia Performance Arts Center (LPAC), produced through LaGuardia Community College's Theatre Arts program, from May 12-21.
Alex was a guest artist at Musical Theatre Factory's March Salon on March 30.
Alex began a new residency at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) as a Teaching Artist on behalf of the Johnny Mercer Foundation, which sponsors a musical theatre composition program for middle schoolers in the Newark, NJ area.
Alex music directed a pilot production of Junie B. Jones the Musical, Junior, commissioned by Music Theatre International (MTI), at the Summit Playhouse in Summit, NJ. Click HERE for a Playbill.com article about the production, which ran from February 5-14.
Alex music directed a pilot production of Seussical, KIDS, commissioned by Music Theatre International (MTI), at the Summit Playhouse in Summit, NJ from December 15-20.
Alex music directed the new musical IndianapolisAlyssa1985 is getting married, which ran in the Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF), from November 2-6.
Alex began his first year in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop for songwriters and dramatists.
Alex became a Teaching Artist with the Disney Musicals in Schools program, representing a partnership between Disney Theatrical Group and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) which sponsors musical theatre programs in public elementary schools in the Newark, NJ area.
Alex arranged and music directed the World Premiere of Children of Eden, Junior, commissioned by Music Theatre International (MTI) and Stephen Schwartz at the Summit Playhouse in Summit, NJ. Click HERE for a Playbill.com article about the production, which ran from July 24 - August 2.
Alex's work was featured in Beyond Words, a concert produced by NYMF's Student Leadership Project (SLP) on July 18-19. Click HERE to watch fellow Stagedoor Manor alum Nick Martinez sing "Main Street, Nowhere"!
Alex graduated cum laude from Yale University in May.