Marlo was named the 2013 Callaway Award winner for her choreography of UNLOCK'D. The Joe A. Callaway Award is the only award given by professional directors and choreographers to their peers. Previous winners include Susan Stroman, Harold Prince, & Julie Taymor.
Marlo directs and choreographs the World Premiere of Kevin Hammonds & Kristin Bair's hilarious new musical, Up and Away! at Pittsburgh CLO. Superman meets The 39 Steps in this high-octane, comedic tour-de-force about two brothers whose farm town lives are turned upside down when one of them develops superhuman powers and moves to Big City to seek his fame and fortune. Featuring a virtuosic five-actor ensemble, Up and Away re-creates the the epic origin story of the world's first superhero complete with villains, a love triangle and your usual superhero inner crises. Will our hero use his unprecedented powers to help his fellow man, or to get the girl? What will become of him and Big City as he struggles with Goodness vs. Greatness? Up and Away! runs January 25th-April 15th, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret.
The virtuosic cast features Michael Greer, Christine Laitta, Quinn Patrick Shannon, Erika Strasburg, John Wascavage, Waseem Alzer and Julianne Avolio. Scenic Design by Reid Thompson, Costume Design by Leon Dobkowski, Lighting Design by Keith Truax, Fight Direction by Randy Kovitz, Orchestrations by Matt Castle & Frank Galgano, and Music Direction by Doug Levine. Tickets can be purchased here.
NOVEMBER 27, 2017
Marlo's company, Eating Their Words, produced a benefit event for the incredible not-for-profit organization, Teens For Food Justice at La Sirena Ristorante in New York City. The evening featured World Premiere plays written by Pulitzer Prize finalists Eisa Davis and Theresa Rebeck, and This Is Us story editor, Aurin Squire. Chef Mario Batali created a menu in concert with these plays. The cast featured Richard Kind, Kristine Nielsen, Nina Hellman, Danyel Fulton, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Peter Kim, Isabel Keating, Carmen Zilles and Gideon Glick. Marlo directed. Click to read a Broadway World feature on the event.
Up and Away! with Book & Lyrics by Kevin Hammonds and Music by Kristin Bair, directed & choreographed by Marlo, will have a two week workshop at Pittsburgh CLO in anticipation of its World Premiere production in 2018.
ISLAND SONG takes us through a year in the lives of five 20 and 30-somethings sharing a city, and the chain of surprising, poignant and sometimes random connections that bring them into each others' spheres at moments that become pivotal. As the city pulses around them they're challenged to face their relationships with ambition, distraction, and connection. The show features Music by Derek Gregor, Words by Sam Carner, and Story by Sam Carner, Derek Gregor and Marlo Hunter.
Through its widely known stand-alone numbers such as Wall Lovin', TMI, Stay Awhile, Make It Here, and Sing, But Don't Tell, ISLAND SONG is quickly becoming a favorite among students internationally. With this rapidly growing interest and love for the show across the globe, Sam and Derek decided to create a studio album to help share this beautiful new musical with the world. As a result, requests for productions in multiple countries are pouring in, with productions in London, across the US, and even Bologna, Italy! Read Playbill.com's coverage of the album release.
Marlo will direct a concert of the new musical Teeth by Michael R. Jackson and Anna K. Jacobs at 54 Below on Sunday, September 17th at 9:30pm, with a cast led by Alyse Alan Louis! More info to follow. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Theatrical Culinary Project's team of acclaimed playwrights Jeff Augustin, Martyna Majok, Daniel Pearle, Harrison David Rivers and Julian Sheppard, nationally celebrated Executive Chef Carla Hall, Dramaturg Anne Davison, Director Marlo Hunter and Creative Producer, Sasha Eden came together in New York City for a 10 day workshop that culminated in the first full draft of our three act play. The team was joined by an ensemble of phenomenal actors including Gideon Glick, Carmen Zilles, Darcy Fowler, Jonthan Walker, Florencia Lozano, Reynaldo Piniella, Josiah Bania, John-Andrew Morrison, Jessica O'Hara-Baker, Clinton Roane, Elaine Graham, Alex Mandell, Annie Henk, Judith Hawking, and Didi O'Connell.
Clueless will receive a 4 week developmental lab in NYC, produced by The Dodgers and Tommy Mottola. Marlo will Assistant Direct. Clueless features direction by Kristin Hanggi, choreography by Kelly Devine, musical supervision by Ethan Popp, a book by Amy Heckerling and a 90s jukebox score. Read more about the lab here.
Following our residency last December, Sundance will produce a subsequent reading of Michael R. Jackson & Anna K. Jacobs' Teeth here in NYC, and Marlo will direct, with musical direction by Meg Zervoulis, and a cast led by Alyse Alan Louis, Adam Kaplan (and more to be announced).
Marlo is elated to be Assistant Directing John Latouche and Jerome Moross's little-known 1954 treasure, The Golden Apple, directed by Michael Berresse at City Center's Encores! Featuring music direction by Rob Berman, choreography by Joshua Bergasse, a cast of 40 and 31 musicians, this is Encores! biggest undertaking yet, and an unprecedented experience for audiences and all those involved. May 10-14th.
Marlo directs a workshop of Anna K. Jacob's new musical, Echo, at the Gallery Players in Brooklyn. Musical Direction by Christopher D. Littlefield, and featuring Bonnie Milligan, Jennifer Blood and Danyel Fulton.
Marlo directs a staged reading of Timothy Huang's haunting new musical, Costs of Living on the Peter Jay Sharp stage at Playwrights Horizons. Presentations are Thursday, February 16th at 12pm & 4pm, and Friday, February 17th at 11am & 3pm. Costs of Living is the winner of a 2016 Richard Rodgers Award for staged readings, administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Musical Direction by Vadim Feichtner and featuring Kelvin Moon Loh (Side Show), Joshua Dela Cruz (Aladdin), Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin), Jennifer Blood (Matilda), Isabel Santiago (In the Heights), Justin Huertas (Lizard Boy), Alan Ariano (King and I), and Marc de la Cruz (If/Then).
Kristin Hanggi helms the Broadway-bound new jukebox musical, Clueless, choreographed by Kelly Devine, with book by the legendary Amy Heckerling herself…and Marlo is thrilled to be joining this team as Assistant Director! A reading, produced by Dodger Theatricals, was held in NYC at the end of January.