Richard Hochberg

Wrote book lyrics and co-wrote music for SCARY MUSICAL which has been workshopped at the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop under the direction of Stephen Schwartz, The University of Northern Colorado, San Diego State University and The Academy of New Musical Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. REGIONAL: DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL and THE FULL MONTY @ The Grove Theatre. BEEHIVE, AN INSPECTOR CALLS: Idaho Repertory Theatre. CURTAINS, CATCH A FALLING STAR: International City Theatre Long Beach YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW : Grove Theatre in Upland, CA. LOS ANGELES: ONE WAY TICKET TO HELL (world premier musical)-Strasberg Theatre, FRAZZLED by Lee Thuna at the Victory Theatre starring Caroline Aaron, A BICYCLE COUNTRY by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz for The Group at Strasberg Theatre, COME BACK TO THE 5 & DIME JIMMY DEAN - Court Theatre, ON THE OPEN ROAD - Stella Adler, THE VENTRILOQUISTS WIFE - Odyssey Theatre, CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRAWFORDS at the Hudson Theatre. His critically acclaimed production of Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART at the Hudson Backstage was nominated by GLAAD as Production of the Year and received a Drama Logue Critics Award for Directing. Also at the Hudson Avenue he staged HOUND DOG a hip hOpera nominated for 5 LA Weekly Awards including Musical of the Year and Direction of a Musical. During his tenure as co-artistic director of the Powerhouse Theatre in Santa Monica he conceived & directed the musical - GOOD BAD BUT BEAUTIFUL. It was nominated for 3 LA Weekly Awards including Musical of the Year at the Coast Playhouse. His stage production of Mayo Simon's WALKING TO WALDHEIM received 8 Drama Logue Awards including Production and Direction. He directed a short based on it starring Doris Roberts, John Randolph and Kaye Ballard an. It has been screened in numerous Film Festivals including Hollywood Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival and The American Film Institute. He is proud to have staged readings for GLASS and The Victory Fund -THE BOYS IN THE BAND with Michael Jeter, Bruce Villanche, Greg Louganis, Mitchell Anderson, Michael Kearns and VALLEY OF THE DOLLS with Joely Fisher, Sharon Lawrence, Wilson Cruz, Alec Mapa and Chad Allen, Lorraine Newman, Bruce Villanch, Doug Sills and Donna Mills. Mr. Hochberg studied both as a director and actor with Jose Quintero, Elizabeth Swados, Andrei Serban, Wilford Leach, Viveca Lindfors, Estelle Parsons, Julie Bovasso and John Braswell.

The New York premiere and CD release party took place on September 29th, at the Cornelia Street Cafe' in the west village. The CD, on the BackGarden Label, is now available on the internet at and; as well as itunes and any number of internet music outlets. No stranger to the recording studio, Vince di Mura and the George Street Project have two early CDs out: the 2000 release, "Imperfect Balance" can be purchased from any number of internet outlets. The 2007 release, "A Darker Shade of Romance" is available at CDBABY.COM

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