THE LATEST NEWS
NOVEMBER, 2023 - Lana was selected to direct the annual Harvard Freshman Musical, an original, new, full-length musical being created entirely by members of the Freshman class. She's excited to be at the helm of a new work, and to be helping to guide the piece both from a production standpoint and a dramaturgical standpoint.
AUGUST, 2023 - Lana began her Freshman year of college at Harvard University. She intends to have a dual concentration in Theater, Dance & Media, and Economics.
JUNE, 2023 - Lana graduated from high school!
JUNE, 2023 - Lana directed and produced VIOLET Off-Broadway, with sold-out performances. She couldn't possibly be prouder of the accomplishments of the all-teen cast and crew of this very special production.
JUNE, 2023 - In her final role at PPAS, Lana played the Emcee in CABARET.
MAY, 2023 - Lana is honored to have been cast in a leading role in a concert presentation of the musical TO PAINT THE EARTH on May 4th at Safra Hall, alongside a cast of Broadway veterans. The presentation is being performed to mark the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
APRIL, 2023 - LANA WAS ADMITTED TO HARVARD UNIVERSITY. She will be starting there as a Freshman in the Fall, and is so excited and grateful to have the opportunity to continue her academic and artistic journey as part of the Harvard community.
MARCH, 2023 - Lana and the Nxt Generation Theatrics team began rehearsals for their next Off-Broadway show: VIOLET, which Lana is producing and directing. It will run in June in NYC.
JANUARY, 2023 - Lana returned to the lead / title role of Rutka Laskier in the new musical RUTKA, in concert at Lincoln Center. She was honored to be a part of a cast that included Broadway luminaries like JULIE BENKO, ANDREW BARTH FELDMAN, JUDY KAYE, and many more!
JANUARY, FEBRUARY & MARCH, 2023 - Lana served as Assistant Director of RENT at PPAS.
JULY & AUGUST, 2022 - Lana spent the summer at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, where she was thrilled to play the lead roles of CHARITY in SWEET CHARITY, DOT in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, CHRISTINE in BE MORE CHILL and GERTRUDE in SEUSSICAL. She was also to be selected to be a soloist with the NEW YORK POPS, conducted by JASON ROBERT BROWN.
JUNE, 2022 - Lana and the Nxt Generation Theatrics team completed an incredible, all-teen produced, Off-Broadway run of NEXT TO NORMAL, with sold-out performances.
JUNE, 2022 - Lana served as the Assistant Director of THE LIGHTNING THIEF at PPAS.
JANUARY, 2022 - Lana is beginning work on directing her first musical, Nxt Generation Theatrics' production of NEXT TO NORMAL, which will be premiering in June in NYC.
JANUARY, 2022 - Lana is currently performing the lead/title role in a 6-week workshop for the new musical RUTKA.
AUGUST, 2021 - Lana spent the summer at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, where she was thrilled to play the lead role of Katherine in NEWSIES, to be selected to sing as a featured performer with the New York Pops, and to perform as part of the prestigious French Woods Cabaret Troupe.
JULY, 2021 - Lana and Nxt Generation Theatrics were featured on ABC 7' New York's TV newscast. Click here to watch their great piece abot NGT!
JUNE, 2021 - Authority Magazine named Lana as one of their SOCIAL IMPACT HEROES! Check out their great interview with her here! They asked some tough but important questions - take a look to see how she answered them!
JUNE, 2021 - Nxt Generation Theatrics' NGT ROCKS concert, produced by Lana, premiered. You can watch a sneak preview clip of Lana performing Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by clicking here, or watch the full concert here.
MAY, 2021 - Lana and Nxt Generation Theatrics were featured in this great BroadwayWorld article.
FEBRUARY, 2021 - Nxt Generation Theatrics' Winter Concert, produced by Lana, premiered, and has now been viewed nearly 1,000 times. It can be watched here.
NOVEMBER, 2020 - Lana is producing a Nxt Generation Theatrics Winter Concert on Zoom, featuring performances by more than 20 rising teenage talents.
OCTOBER, 2020 - Lana is excited to announce that she has signed with agent Bonnie Shumofsky Bloom at Stewart Talent! She also continues to be managed by the amazing team of Naomi Kolstein and Jonathan Groce at The Bohemia Group.
MARCH, 2020 - Nxt Generation Theatrics' first production, NEXT TO NORMAL, was in rehearsals when COVID hit and had to be rescheduled, but will be brought back as soon as theaters have reopened.
JANUARY, 2020 - Rehearsals have begun for NEXT TO NORMAL, the first production from Nxt Generation Theatrics. Lana is very proud to serve as the show's producer while also playing the role of Natalie. The show premieres in May, 2020 at The Chain Theater on 36th Street in Midtown, Manhattan, NYC. She's concurrently working behind the scenes on all corporate and operational aspects of the organization, and couldn't be prouder of what the cast and crew is accomplishing together!
NOVEMBER, 2019 - Lana played a featured role in the dramatic short film FLORIDA, NEW YORK. Look for footage to be added to the site soon!
AUGUST, 2019 - Lana spent the summer at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, where she was thrilled to play the lead roles of the psychopathic 8-year-old Tina Denmark in RUTHLESS and Carmen in CURTAINS. She was also honored to have become a member of the prestigious French Woods Cabaret Troupe.
JUNE, 2019 - Lana was featured in BroadwayWorld as part of the cast of the reading of RECOVERING MY SONG, a new musical by Virginia Hart Pike. Check out the article here.
MAY, 2019 - Lana spent the week of Memorial Day in the desert of Palmdale, California, playing a goth teen in the short film 5 TEENAGERS WALK INTO A BAR. Read all about it here.
APRIL, 2019 - Lana has launched a new, non-profit venture: NXT GENERATION THEATRICS, a theater company where all aspects of the business and every one of its productions are run entirely by teens. Visit NxtGenTheatrics.com for all the details!
DECEMBER, 2018 - Lana was thrilled to have had the opportunity to play Nessarose in the pilot production of the licensing version of one of her all-time favorite musicals, WICKED!
AUGUST, 2018 - Lana is thrilled to have been cast in her dream role as Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL at French Woods!
JANUARY, 2018 - Lana has just completed a run of the hit, twice-extended new Off-Broadway musical ENDANGERED, performing the lead role of Livvy Lovewell. She was honored to have been able to work with such a powerful cast and creative team on this important and inspiring show. Check out some highlights of Lana's work in the show, and also the show's trailer, on Lana's VIDEOS page! As part of her work on ENDANGERED!, Lana was featured on BroadwayWorld.com - twice! You can read the articles here and here.
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