iOS app Android app

Shoshana Greenberg
GET UPDATES FROM Shoshana Greenberg
Shoshana Greenberg is a writer living in New York, currently writing musicals, plays and prose. Her musicals include Lightning Man (Ars Nova ANT Fest), and her work has been featured in concerts at Lincoln Center, the York Theatre Company, the Duplex Cabaret Theater, the TriArts Sharon Playhouse, the Goodspeed Opera House, and the Laurie Beechman Theatre. She earned her MFA from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program after graduating from Barnard College.

Entries by Shoshana Greenberg

Favorite Things: The Sound of Music Film Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary in Salzburg

(3) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 11:26 PM

As a child, you most likely sang "Do-Re-Mi" or maybe even "My Favorite Things." And chances are you watched the film version of The Sound of Music, an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway musical about a nun-in-training who becomes a governess to seven motherless children in an Austria about to...

Read Post

The Composers Speak: Broadway Composers Participate in a Concert of Their Choral Work

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 4:08 PM

When Broadway composers aren't writing musicals, they're still composing. They write music for plays, film scores, and symphonies. They also write choral music, and this Wednesday the chorus I sing with, Essential Voices USA, will showcase the choral work of legendary Broadway composers and lyricists such as Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler...

Read Post

A Musical Mix of Old and New: Judith Clurman's Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 5:54 PM

Essential Voices USA conductor Judith Clurman started work on her CD, Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit, several years ago, but the project really began when she was a little girl in synagogue. "The music is a combination of traditional melodies that I've known since...

Read Post

Celebrating Bernstein on Broadway With a Special Bernstein Event

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 10:51 AM

As rehearsals continued for the upcoming Broadway revival of On the Town, New York City audiences had a more immediate opportunity to celebrate Leonard Bernstein's first musical about sailors on leave in the Big Apple. Monday night at the Upper East Side Barnes and Noble, Harvard professor Carol...

Read Post

Comedian Janet Silverman Talks 89 D*ck Picks

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 12:23 PM

How do you react when you see a dick pick? Laugh? Gag? Analyze the lighting? Comedian Janet Silverman decided to look at 89 dick picks for the first time and record her reactions, which include all of those and more. Her video now has over 600,000 views and...

Read Post

A Sonic Story: Putting Together the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Show

(2) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 4:29 PM

Friday night, my voice will be part of the chorus as the 38th Annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks erupt over New York City's East River and Brooklyn Bridge. The 25-minute show, which celebrates the 200th Anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner," is dazzling and moving, but it...

Read Post

The Light of Awareness: Autism Awareness Day and the Search for Avonte

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 5:09 PM

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, a day when autism organizations raise awareness of people on the autism spectrum with the hope that more people will be aware every day. For a few months last fall, New Yorkers were.

On October 4, 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo disappeared from...

Read Post

Ten Theater Companies That Made My 2013

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 11:12 AM

Another year of theater has come and gone. In celebration, here are the theater companies that made some of my favorite 2013 shows possible.

The Public Theater
The Public produced many great theatrical experiences this year -- Here Lies Love and The Foundry Theater's Good Person of...

Read Post

A Musical Theater Startup Telling Bay Area Stories

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 3:30 PM

Many startups are flocking to tech-rich San Francisco, but composer/lyricist Tony Asaro has arrived with a different kind of startup. His nascent theater company, The FOGG Theatre, which stands for Focus on Golden Gate, is the only theater company in the Bay Area to focus on developing and...

Read Post

Helping To Comfort: Young Jean Lee's We're Gonna Die Gets an Album

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 10:39 AM

I have been walking the streets singing the phrase, "We're Gonna Die!" Trust me, I am not crazy. I am listening to experimental playwright Young Jean Lee and her band Future Wife's We're Gonna Die, an album of Lee's eponymous one-person show of songs and monologues...

Read Post

Gender Parity in Musical Theater Starts at the Concert Level

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 4:07 PM

A group of emerging musical theater writers present their songs in concert. It sounds like a typical night on the New York City musical theater scene but for one notable difference: The writers are all women, the performers are all women, the music director is a woman and the producers...

Read Post

Looking for Connection: The Journey of the New Musical Nobody Loves You to Off-Broadway

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 5:56 PM

"Nobody Loves You" is probably not a phrase you want to hear, especially when kicked off a reality dating show in front of millions of people. But writers Gaby Alter and Itamar Moses and director Michelle Tattenbaum are hoping Nobody Loves You is a show you want to see. Their...

Read Post

A World Divided: Tracing the Origins of Matt Sax and Eric Rosen's Venice

(2) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 10:01 AM

Matt Sax and Eric Rosen's version of Venice does not have canals or gondolas. It's not an ancient city in Italy or even a California beach. It's a city in ruins. A terrorist attack has led to a 20-year military occupation, and the citizens are on the brink of revolution....

Read Post

Dramatizing Walt Disney: An Interview With Playwright Lucas Hnath

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 11:49 AM

Walt Disney is making his off-Broadway debut. He's a character in Lucas Hnath's intriguing new play, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney, currently in previews at Soho Rep. Hnath and I talked recently in a Lower East Side café about the...

Read Post

Ten Theater Companies That Made My 2012

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 10:50 AM

Another year of theater has come and gone. In celebration, here are the theater companies that made some of my favorite 2012 shows possible.

The Public Theater

Most of my favorite shows this year came from The Public. From the zany yet poignant Gob Squad's Kitchen to the...

Read Post

From College to Working: The Growth of Prospect Theater Company

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 1:21 PM

How does a small theater company go from mounting their first modest production to producing a high profile off-Broadway musical? For the people who run Prospect Theater Company, it takes 14 years of following the rhythms of the musical theater community. Started by a group of college friends...

Read Post

The Masochist's Profession: An Interview With Giant's Bookwriter, Sybille Pearson

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 10:16 AM

Even if you love musicals, you might not know the name Sybille Pearson. But you should. Not only is she a playwright and faculty member at NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program but she wrote the book to one of the few new musicals opening on or off...

Read Post

The Power of Singing: A CD Celebrating the American Spirit

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 6:37 PM

In the election season hoopla, we can sometimes lose sight of why we care. It's good that we have music to remind us. On the new CD Celebrating the American Spirit, which debuts this week (October 23), Judith Clurman conducts her choir, Essential Voices USA (EVUSA), with soloists...

Read Post

Transitional Moments: Sally Potter's Ginger & Rosa at the New York Film Festival

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 10:27 AM

When the Museum of Modern Art showed British film director and screenwriter Sally Potter's films in the summer of 2010, I had just been laid off from my job. I went to see Rage (2009), at the time her most recent film, and while I was...

Read Post

Revisiting Clybourne Park

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 3:13 PM

I returned recently to Clybourne Park, the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play by Bruce Norris that ends its limited run on Broadway this weekend. When I first saw the play off-Broadway in early 2010, I left the theater excited by the way Norris used the story and characters from Lorraine Hansberry's...

Read Post