June 2016

I won my first musical theater award! A Drammy for best original music for the show "Under the Influence", which was co-written with Ernie Lijoi and Kevin Laursen. Very happy and grateful!

Events:

Posted - September 12th, 2016

PRIDE & PREJUDICE - the MUSICAL will have its first full production in England this Fall featuring the orchestrations of Matt Castle and Frank Galgano!! The wonderful company, WAOS (Woking Amateur Operatic Society) in Woking, just outside of London, will be putting on 6 performances November 8th - 12th. They do beautiful work and I'm so thrilled and excited for this. I look forward to seeing you there! For information, please visit waos.info.

November 8-12, 2016

Woking Amateur Operatic Society
Old Woking Community Centre
The Rhoda McGaw Theatre
Sundridge Road
Woking, Surry GU22 9AT

For more information and tickets, go to...WAOS.

Posted - February 12th, 2016

I'm excited to announce and to invite you to PRIDE & PREJUDICE - THE MUSICAL in Concert at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW!!! This 70 minutes show will feature the songs from the musical performed by some of today's greatest performers from Broadway and beyond!

The Cast: Margo Seibert (Rocky, Tamar of the River), Nathaniel Hackmann (Les Miserable, Encores! Paint Your Wagon), Teal Wicks (Wicked, Finding Neverland), Will Reynolds (Daddy Long Legs, Passion), Nora Mae Lyng, (Amour, Les Miserables, Cabaret), Gordon Stanley (Cabaret, Ragtime), Brian Ray Norris (Mamma Mia! Nat'l tour), Vivienne Cleary (Once Upon a Mattress), Brad Standley (Hair European tour), Jen Fogarty (The Addams Family Nat'l tour), Rita Markova (The Fantasticks) and Christiana Cole (The Music Man) with Gayla Morgan (Souvenir), Ron DeStefano (Fiddler on the Roof Nat'l tour) and Doug Shapiro (Once Upon a Mattress, Iron Curtain) rounding out the ensemble.
Directed by Frank Galgano (A Dog Story), with musical direction by Matt Castle (Into the Woods, Once Upon a Mattress, Company).

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 9:30 PM

Feinstein's/54 Below
254 West 54th Street
New York, NY

There is a $30-$65 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum.

For more information and tickets, go to...54 Below.

After 4:00pm on the day of performance, tickets are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

Thank you so much!

Lawrence


Posted - June 7th, 2015

Times Square Chronicles has a write up and photos of the event...FWD Theatre Project.


Posted - January 28th, 2015

Come and see what promises to be a beautifully produced reading of "Pride & Prejudice - the Musical" in Chicago on Monday, February 16th with FWD Theatre Project. Please check out details and info below!

For more information and tickets, go to...FWD Theatre Project.


Posted - January 8th, 2015

"PRIDE & PREJUDICE - the MUSICAL" will be presented in 2 readings with Main Street Musicals in Philadelphia on Saturday January 10th, 2015 at 4:00PM and Sunday, January 11th, 2015 at 2:00PM. Performances will take place at the Randall Theatre at Temple University.

For more information and tickets, go to...MainStreet Festivals.


Posted - August 24, 2014

LAUNCHING FWD Theater Project
PRIDE & PREJUDICE - the MUSICAL is one of 5 shows chosen to be developed in Chicago with FWD Theatre Project! It all begins with this concert at City Winery in Chicago on Monday, September 22nd, 2014. Three songs from PRIDE & PREJUDICE - the MUSICAL will be performed, with the wonderful Karen Mason singing the role of Mrs. Bennet and the fabulous Abby Mueller singing the role of Elizabeth.

Get your tickets now at...City Winery

Later in the year, there will be a one week Equity workshop with 2 public readings. Stay tuned for the dates for the readings. If you'll be in Chicago during either the concert or the readings, or both, we will hope to see you there!

Monday, September 22, 2012 @ 6:00pm doors/8:00pm start
City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph St,
Chicago, IL, 60607



Posted - November 26, 2012

ARE YOU WORKING ON SOMETHING NEW? 4 - "All I See" from "Pride & Prejudice-the Musical" will be performed along with songs from many fabulous writers in this wonderful benefit concert! This is the fourth edition of the musical theatre songwriter showcase benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. I'm honored and grateful to be a part of it!

Sunday, December 2, 2012 @ 7:00pm
Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 7:00pm

Don't Tell Mama
343 W 46th Street
New York, NY
$16 Cover Charge + 2 Drink Minimum Cash Only

Dec 2nd Reservations   Dec 3rd Reservations




Monday, November 10th 2008

A staged reading of "Pride & Prejudice - the Musical" took place at McGinn/Cazale Theater, 2162 Broadway at W. 76th New York, NY.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Lawrence Rush.

2008 Richard Rodgers Award finalist

Directed by Mary Catherine Burke (Austentatious, The Road to Ruin)
Musical Director, Matt Castle (Company, Enter Laughing)

with...
Jessica Rush (Gypsy, A Tale of Two Cities, Cinderella), Ron Bohmer (The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Woman in White, Sunset Blvd), Nora Mae Lyng (Les Miserables, Amour, Cabaret), Gordon Stanley (Beauty and the Beast, Joseph...Dreamcoat, Ragtime), Allison Spratt (Enter Laughing, Cry Baby, Good Vibrations), Billy Wheelan (The Road to Ruin, Our Leading Lady, It's a Hit!), Lucy Sorensen (Sarah, Plain and Tall, Sympathy Jones, The Tutor), Brian Norris (Forever Plaid), Gretchen Goldsworthy (Cats, Beehive), Catherine Carpenter Cox (Evita, Hello Dolly, The Who's Tommy), Rita Markova (Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, Into the Woods), Susan Lewis (Cats, Swingtime Canteen, The Producers), Adam Halpin (Glory Days, Forever Plaid), Joan Porter (Murderers), Bill Bateman (Gypsy, Hello Dolly, Peter Pan), Doug Shapiro (Talk of the Town, Iron Curtain, The High Life), Amanda Johnson (Sweeney Todd, Oklahoma, Annie), Mary Workman (The Guest Lecturer, Assassins, My Fair Lady).