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'A great adventure' — how to crowdfund a musical

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  • FILE - In this undated theater file image released by Sam Rudy Media Relations, from left, Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Susan Blackwell and Heidi Blickenstaff in a scene from "Noe.Here.This" at the Vineyard Theatre in New York. Bowen, who starred in the show as well as wrote the songs and lyrics, turned to the show's fans via crowdfunding to get a cast album produced, an idea that more in the theater community are embracing.

    FILE - In this undated theater file image released by Sam Rudy Media Relations, from left, Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Susan Blackwell and Heidi Blickenstaff in a scene from "Noe.Here.This" at the Vineyard Theatre in New York. Bowen, who starred in the show as well as wrote the songs and lyrics, turned to the show's fans via crowdfunding to get a cast album produced, an idea that more in the theater community are embracing.

  • This CD cover image released by Ghostlight shows "Now.Here.This," the original Broadway cast recording. Jeff Bowen, who starred in the show as well as wrote the songs and lyrics, turned to the show's fans via crowdfunding to get a cast album produced, an idea that more in the theater community are embracing.

    This CD cover image released by Ghostlight shows "Now.Here.This," the original Broadway cast recording. Jeff Bowen, who starred in the show as well as wrote the songs and lyrics, turned to the show's fans via crowdfunding to get a cast album produced, an idea that more in the theater community are embracing.

 
Associated Press

When Jeff Bowen's off-Broadway musical "Now. Here. This." closed last year, he and his collaborators were left with some great things -- plenty of good reviews, some new fans and memories. That was great, but what they really wanted was a cast album. So Bowen, who starred in the show as well as wrote the songs and lyrics, turned to the show's fans via crowdfunding, an idea that more people in the theater community are embracing.

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