Curtis Moore and Thomas Mizer win 2016 Fred Ebb Award!
November 7, 2016
Curtis Moore and Thomas Mizer win Ebb Award - Photo by Walter McBride
I'm extremely happy to announce that my long-time writing partner and friend Tom Mizer and I have been awarded the 2016 Fred Ebb award. It's such an incredible honor to be recognized by our peers and contemporaries. Very thankful! (Photo by Walter McBride)
TRIANGLE wins six Theater Bay Area, and two SF Bay Area Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding World Premiere Musical
March 27, 2016
Triangle Cast and Crew

I am very happy to announce that our new musical Triangle has been recognized with a field-best SIX Theater Bay Area Awards, including Outstanding World Premiere Musical! Also honored were Outstanding Female Actor in a Principal Role Megan McGinnis, Outstanding Male Actor in a Principal Role Zachary Prince, Outstanding Sound Design Brendan Aanes, Outstanding Lighting Design Paul Toben and, best of all, Outstanding Performance by the Ensemble in a Musical...

Triangle Receives Rave Reviews at TheatreWorks
July 21, 2015
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I couldn't be happier with the audience and the critical response to our World Premiere of Triangle on July 11, 2015 at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley! Thanks to our amazing cast, director, designers, and production crew who have collaborated with us to make this piece of magic.

“Triangle” is astonishingly successful. The Moore-Mizer score is rich in melody and emotion…what really counts here is just how moving the stories are and how the songs heighten the emotion without cheapening it. —...

TheatreWorks in Silicon Valley will Present World Premiere of Triangle
February 12, 2015
2015-16 Season TheatreWorks Palo Alto

I'm extremely happy to announce that our musical Triangle will have its world premiere in July 2015 at TheatreWorks Palo Alto. We first were introduced to TheatreWorks as part of their New Works Festival, where we originally workshopped a completely new version of the show, and we are truly honored to be back to premier Triangle at this theatre which is nationally recognized for its commitments to new works. Come check it out in July!

Curtis Moore Composes Closing Ceremony For Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace
September 21, 2014
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I'm very excited to have served as the music consultant for the Shinnyo Lantern Floating Festival for Peace at Lincoln Center. This amazing event included all ages of performers from around New York City, and I was honored to be asked to compose the music for the Closing Ceremonies which underscored the launching of thousands of hand-decorated lanterns from New Yorkers and visitors from around the world.

Alphonso Horne

 

Evolution Opens in Shenzhen
July 15, 2014

I was extremely honored to be part of this amazing event which opened in Shenzhen in July of 2014. We rehearsed in London with an incredible cast of performers and dancers from around the world and created an experience which was unlike anything I've ever worked on. Here are some photos from the show.

Aerial Ballet    

Truck

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Curtis Moore's score for Othello at Old Globe called "almost flawless"
July 2, 2014
Blair Underwood and Richard Thomas - Othello

Blair Underwood and Richard Thomas

Othello opens to great reviews in San Diego!

"The original music by Curtis Moore, a constant presence in the hands of Ryan Nestor and Jonathan Hepfer on an array of percussion and stringed instruments, gives the production a unified vitality almost flawless. "

San Diego Story, June 30, 2014

"Curtis Moore's exciting original music, scored for two percussionists perched above the playing area, proves integral to the enjoyment of the evening."

Talkin' Broadway, July 2, 2014

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Triangle is a hit!
April 12, 2014

Triangle - Drive Away Triangle

Tom and I are extremely happy with the ridiculously strong and positive response we've received for our new workshop production of Triangle in Oklahoma City. Here's an excerpt from Oklahoma City's main newpaper:

Mizer’s deft lyrics and Moore’s sophisticated score yield many humorous and touching moments… It’s hard to imagine a stronger, more capable cast...

Triangle to Open at Lyric Theatre in Oklahoma
January 8, 2014

Triangle

Very excited that our musical Triangle will be having its first workshop production at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, starting March 26th. Tickets are on sale now at their box office. In the meantime, you can listen to some demos:

Save Me Now

performed by Bryce Ryness

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Macbeth at Lincoln Center with Ethan Hawke
October 24, 2013

Macbeth at Lincoln Center

I'm extremely happy to be working once again with Mark Bennett, Jack O'Brien, and Ethan Hawke at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater, where we last collaborated on The Coast of Utopia. We created an incredible epic score to match this beautiful production with sets by Scott Pask and costumes by Catherine Zuber. Macbeth plays at Lincoln Center from October 24, 2013-January 12, 2014. Check out more here.

VENICE opens at the Public Theatre
June 6, 2013
Venice

Curtis Moore's musical Venice began performances on May 28, opened June 13th and enjoyed a sold out run at New York's Public Theater. The cast album was released by Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records in 2014.

Curtis Moore composes score for Lucky Guy with Tom Hanks
April 1, 2013

Lucky Guy with Tom Hanks

I'm so happy to be making my Broadway debut (as a composer) with Lucky Guy, starring Tom Hanks, which opened on April 1, 2013 (and is now extended through July)!

Curtis Moore Produces Music for Dramatist Guild Video
February 28, 2013

I had a lot of fun working on this video, with a song written by Alan Menken and Craig Carnelia. I arranged, produced, and recorded the audio, with cameos from Stephen Schwartz, Georgia Stitt, Chris Miller, Benj Pasek, Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk. Jeremy Levine directed the video.

Curtis Moore and Tom Mizer chosen to participate in Mercer Writers Colony
February 6, 2013
Curtis and Tom (NAMT) - Photo by Nic Kallaher

We're very excited to be part of the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals this winter.   

Definitions Private Training Gym
February 3, 2013

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The Orphaned Starfish Logo
February 3, 2013

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Triangle is a hit at the NAMT Conference
October 12, 2012
Bryce Ryness, Margo Seibert and Wayne Wilcox rehearse for Triangle

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre presented our original musical Triangle as part of their 24th Annual Festival of New Musicals in October. This was a great opportunity for us to share our show with theater professionals from New York and around the country. The cast included Bryce Ryness (Godspell, Hair), Wayne Wilcox (Chaplin), Adam Heller (Caroline or Change, Merrily We Roll Along), Margot Siebert, Dana Steingold, and Carrie Cimma.

Best Score at NYU/ASCAP Foundation TV & Film Scoring Workshop
September 20, 2012
Curtis Moore

I was extremely honored to receive the Best Composer Award from the faculty and visiting artists at the NYU/ASCAP Foundation TV & Film Scoring Workshop this past spring. The panel, including Sean Callery (24, Bones, Homeland) NYU film composer-in-residence Ira Newborn (Naked Gun, Blues Brothers) and Mark Snow (X-Files, Blue Bloods), called my cue "inventive, professional and striking by virtue of a remarkably colorful orchestration."

Triangle Musical Chosen for Workshop at TheatreWorks
June 7, 2012
New Works Festival at Theatreworks

We're very excited that Triangle has been selected for this summer’s TheatreWorks New Works Festival in Palo Alto, one of the premiere developmental opportunities for new musicals. During an intensive two week workshop, Triangle will receive three public staged readings (August 12, 16 & 18) directed by Meredith McDonough and featuring an amazing cast of New York and Bay Area actors.

Trickybox Artist Dilia Jelen on American Idol
February 16, 2012
Dilia Jelen

Congratulations to Trickybox artist Dilia Jelen (www.diliamusica.com) for making it to “Hollywood Week” on American Idol!

Check out Dilia’s interview from American Idol.  

Dilia’s debut singles (released as her dance-pop persona Chica D) are available on iTunes here and...

Curtis Moore performing in The Bridge Project: Richard III
July 1, 2011
Curtis Moore, Kevin Spacey, Gemma Jones

Curtis Moore is very happy to have been asked back to be part of the third and final year of the Bridge Project, which opened to rave reviews at London's Old Vic Theater in July.

This production reunites Sam Mendes and Kevin Spacey for the first time since American Beauty, and marks Curtis' fifth Bridge production with Mendes and composer Mark Bennett, having previous collaborated on The Winter's Tale, The Cherry Orchard, As You Like It, and The Tempest.

Richard III played at BAM in January 2012, after a world tour in the fall of 2011.

Check out the video.

The Curtain Rises on The Broadway Blog
March 9, 2011
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Trickybox writer Tom Mizer in conjunction with Passport Magazine launches The Broadway Blog, a website devoted to the world of theater in New York City and beyond. With new columns released every Wednesday as well as updates on the most recent buzz, the blog will feature intimate interviews with the artists on stage and behind the scenes, review round-ups for the latest openings and VIP tips on how to make your trip to see a show the best it can be.

Timon of Athens at the Public Theater
February 24, 2011
Timon of Athens

Timon of Athens opens at the Public Theater with an electric guitar score composed by Trickybox writer Curtis Moore. With an cast led by Richard Thomas and directed by Barry Edelstein, this production marks the debut of the Public Theater's Public LAB SHAKESPEARE program.

Venice Named Year's Best Musical - Top 10 best plays and musicals by Time Magazine
November 18, 2010
Uzo Aduba in Venice at KC Rep

Venice, a musical collaboration between Eric Rosen, Matt Sax, and Trickybox Artist Curtis Moore, opened in Kansas city on April 18, 2010 to across the board Raves. Check out some of the reviews:

"Venice is [an] ambitious and expansive work, combining elements of Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, Brechtian allegory and dystopian political fable, all enhanced by rap narration and a melodic, rock-influenced score that is one of the most winning I have heard onstage in years."

Time Magazine, May 14, 2010

"Venice is hot.  As is in: Emotionally hot...

Introducing Valérie MacCarthy
November 10, 2010
Valerie MacCarthy

Check out these two new videos of singer/jewelry designer Valérie MacCarthy. Songs written and produced by Trickybox artist Curtis Moore and Dan Lipton, directed by Andreas von Scheele.

Long Day - Valerie MacCarthy.

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Venice to open at Kansas City Rep
March 10, 2010
Matt Sax

A new musical, with collaborators Matt Sax (Clay), Eric Rosen, and Curtis Moore, premieres at the Kansas City Rep theater on April 16th. Commissioned by the Center Theater Group in Los Angeles, the score combines hip hop, R&B, and art song.

The Bridge Project season two opens at BAM
January 24, 2010
As You Like It

Shakespeare's As You Like It opens on January 24, 2010 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.    Curtis Moore is the Music Coordinator and associate composer on this joint collaboration between The Old Vic in London, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Neal Street Productions.  

Broadway's Brightest Stars Sing "Stagecoach Mary"
November 2, 2009
Kate Baldwin/Montego Glover

Broadway's newest leading ladies Kate Baldwin ("Finian's Rainbow") and Montego Glover ("Memphis") join a cast of New York's most-acclaimed talents on the demo of "The Legend of Stagecoach Mary." From the new musical by Trickybox collaborators Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, the complete recordings include songs sung by Julia Murney and Brian d Arcy James, as well as four brand new tracks for the fall of 2009 featuring ...

Go Globe-Trotting with Thomas Mizer & Passport TV
November 2, 2009
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Trickybox writer and Passport TV correspondent Thomas Mizer has been filing reports from around the world and now you can join him on his video adventures:

Clear Blue Tuesday premieres at the New York Music Theater Festival
September 7, 2009
Clear Blue Tuesday

Curtis Moore is proud to be part of the team working together on Clear Blue Tuesday, a new movie which explores the lives of eleven New Yorkers post 9/11. The movie is directed by Elizabeth Lucas, with script and songs written in collaboration with the cast. Trickybox artist Curtis Moore composed the score and produced the track “The Ritual.”   Clear Blue Tuesday premieres at the Quad Cinema in New York in September 2010.

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Curtis Moore music directs Into The Woods
September 7, 2009
Into The Woods - Kansas City

Curtis is collaborating with director Moisés Kaufman on a new interpretation of Sondheim’s Into The Woods, starring Tony nominee Euan Morton (Taboo), Brynn O'Malley (Sunday In The Park With George), Zachary Prince (Jersey Boys), and Michele Ragusa (Titanic).

Curtis Moore and Thomas Mizer receive a Jonathan Larson Grant
March 2, 2009
Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore

Trickybox collaborators Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore are extremely honored to have been selected to receive a 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant in recognition of their theatrical work, including the new musicals Triangle and The Legend of Stagecoach Mary. Administered by the American Theatre Wing, the Larson Grant is dedicated to honoring emerging talent and infusing the music theatre community with new work. The songwriting team’s music was featured at the...

Thomas Mizer Gets Seduced by Barcelona for Passport Magazine
January 2, 2009
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Get seduced by Barcelona as Thomas Mizer travels to Spain on a journey filled with astonishing architecture, fabulous food, and a few romantic surprises. Grab some tapas and check out Tom's latest dispatch for Passport Magazine.

The Legend of Stagecoach Mary presented at NAMT 2008
October 20, 2008
The Legend of Stagecoach Mary

The Legend of Stagecoach Mary was presented as part of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Festival of New Musicals on October 20th and 21st of 2008. Trickybox collaborators Curtis Moore and Thomas Mizer turn the idea of the real American hero on its head. That unexpected, true-life hero is Mary Fields, an ex-slave who heads to the Wild West to find freedom, adventure, and a good strong whiskey.

Matthew Brookshire releases new album
March 31, 2008
Matthew Brookshire
Matthew Brookshire

has released his sophomore solo album. Produced by Curtis Moore, these are some of the team's most favorite songs to date.

 

Curtis Moore Orchestrates GrooveLily's Striking 12
September 1, 2007

Curtis Moore provided an expanded orchestration for GrooveLily's musical, Striking 12. This expanded version is available for rental and performance through Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

Curtis Moore works on Rufus Wainwright's "Release the Stars" Tour
April 15, 2007
Rufus Wainwright

Trickybox artist Curtis Moore collaborated with producer and engineer Scott Lehrer on the stems for Rufus Wainwright's 2007 world tour.

Shawna Stone Releases Debut Album
March 17, 2007
Shawna Stone, Curtis Moore, and Matthew Brookshire

Trickybox collaborators Curtis Moore and Matthew Brookshire celebrate the release of Siren with recording artist Shawna Stone. Matthew and Curtis worked with Shawna, helping develop a fresh classical crossover sound that lead to her deal with EMI/Manhattan Records. They are currently working with award winning producer Peter Asher on songs for her upcoming solo recording.

Triangle selected to be presented at The O'Neill Center
July 30, 2006

Following a commission from Williamstown in 2005, Triangle, the new romantic musical by Curtis Moore and Thomas Mizer, was selected as one of only two new works presented at the 2006 National Music Theater Conference. Under the direction of Robert Longbottom (Sideshow), this original, full-length piece received a two-week workshop and four public readings (beginning July 22) at the prestigious Eugene O’Neill Center in Waterford, Connecticut.

New York Theatrical Debut of The Bus To Buenos Aires at E.S.T.
June 7, 2006
The Bus To Buenos Aires

Mizer and Moore's one-act musical had its New York Premiere Production as part of Ensemble Studio Theater’s trend-setting Marathon 2006. Opening June 13, the cast included Sebastian LaCause (Broadway’s Rocky Horror) and Jennie Eisenhower (Barrymore Award Winner).

Reviews:

"a touching mini-musical (it's easy to see Antonio Banderas in the lead, should it ever be expanded to movie length)"

New York Times, June 22, 2006

"The belle of this theatrical ball might just be Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore’s The Bus...

Curtis Moore and Matthew Brookshire make short list for Oscars
December 16, 2005
Palindromes

Variety announces that three songs from the Todd Solondz film, Palindromes, have made the final elegibility list of 42 songs for consideration for the original song Oscar. Trickybox songwriters Curtis Moore and Matthew Brookshire, along with Eytan Mirsky wrote, produced, and performed the songs.

Reviews for Palindromes
May 1, 2005
Palindromes, a film by Todd Solondz

"Half ’NSync, half Polyphonic Spree--spirited songs with lyrics like 'Everybody has a right to be born.' This Solondz tableau isn’t designed to induce snickers—the music is catchy and the kids are charming, no matter what you think of their ‘message.’"

New York Magazine

"…and when we see them perform the catchy-creepy teen-pop number 'This Is the Way (That Jesus Made Us),' the layers of irony are head-spinning."

Entertainment Weekly

"When he shows us those handicapped Christian kids singing and boogying away, you...

Positive Reviews for Tiffany
August 31, 2003

"A smartly silly farce custom-tailored for the Urinetown crowd … "Be a Little Less Stupid," the finale, is one of the best new comic songs to come along in ages."

Wall Street Journal, August 22, 2003

"Moore's music is infectious, most notably the anthem "Let America Come" and "Be a Little Less Stupid.""

American Theater Web, August 2003

"The plot has endless twists. The references to Tiffany's past television films -- all a chance to further parody the plots and titles -- are dead on … Everyone, including the...