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Neurosis: A Musical That Gets In Your Head At The DR2 Theatre

Brennan will be starring in the new musical Neurosis, with previews starting July 25th!

A modern musical comedy with a psychiatric twist, Neurosis is a story about finding happiness, falling in love, and dealing with that little voice in your head along the way.

Neurosis features a book by Allan Rice, music by Ben Green, lyrics by Greg Edwards, and musical direction by David Aaron Brown. Andy Sandberg directs and Shea Sullivan choreographs. The production stars Jennifer Blood as Abby, Joel Blum as Kenny, Brennan Caldwell as Neurosis, Susan J. Jacks as Geri, Lacretta as Samantha, Morgan Weed as Neurosalina, and Kevin Zak as Frank.

The creative team icludes Charlie Corcoran (scenic design), Jake DeGroot (lighting design), Michael McDonald (costume design), and David Sanderson (sound design).

Get your tickets here!

Baghdaddy Off-Broadway

Baghdaddy, a musical by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo, enjoyed a successful run off-Broadway at St. Luke’s Theatre. “The show begins in a church basement, where disgraced spies, along with the unwitting audience, gather for a support group meeting. The action soon shifts to Frankfurt Airport, where a mysterious Iraqi defector claims he built secret Iraqi bio-weapons labs. At CIA headquarters, our other characters are contending with their own ambitions, rash decisions, inflexible bosses, unrequited affections and unremitting boredom, when a fax arrives from Germany, and with it a golden opportunity. If the defector's story holds up, it will be the ticket out of the basement and into a corner office. It's all fun and games until the looming cataclysm changes everything.”

Brennan was honored to be a part of the show, described by the New York Times as “an important, cunning, rock-solid musical comedy with a terrible title.” Check out this story about the conception of the show in Playbill Check out the story on the conception of the musical in Playbill.

Off: A New Internet Comedy

Brennan is excited to announce that all episodes of the series he co-wrote and produced are online. Off tells the story of a young actor cast in a vampire-themed production of Romeo and Juliet directed by an eccentric, self-proclaimed auteur (Caldwell). Follow Ted and his best friend, Alex, as they navigate the Off-Off-Off Broadway theater scene while trying to keep a straight face. You can stream all the episodes here!

Twenty Five Nominated for 4 Indie Series Awards

Twenty Five, a comedic web-series created by New York-based writer Josh Duboff, tells the story of three high school friends who are reunited in New York City two years out of college. Beryl, an aspiring actress, has been dating a slightly doltish frat bro for about a year and is starting to feel restless.  Jimmy's (Brennan) doing the bloggin’ thing, scouring OKCupid, drinking a whole lot of wine . . . waiting for a "path" to become clear to him.  And wide-eyed/idealistic Taylor, the third member of their trio, has just arrived to join them in the city after two years working for Teach for America.

Twenty Five was nominated for four Indie Series Awards, including Best Comedy Series, Best Lead Actress in a Comedy (Alex Trow), Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy (Jessica DiGiovanni), and Brennan Caldwell for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy.

You can catch all four episodes online here!

College Musical Available for Streaming

College Musical is a 2014 film created by YouTube personality Kurt Hugo Schneider and several of his friends from Yale University, including Sam Tsui and Allison Williams. The film was originally released as a web series on Schneider's YouTube channel before being reshot and released as a feature-length film online. It is available for rental or purchase on YouTube. The film is directed by Schneider and written by Jake Bruene.

The film follows college freshman Cooper (Tsui) as he attempts to win the heart of his teaching assistant, Bianca (Williams). Cooper is so enamored with Bianca that he cannot pay attention in English class, and risks losing his college scholarship if his performance does not improve. Cooper's roommates Nate (Miles Jacoby) and Lubo (Brennan Caldwell) decide he must seduce his TA to be able to focus on his schoolwork, and set about developing an elaborate plan to do just that. Their plan eventually complicates the lives of two of their classmates, the shy and bookish Jackie (Julie Shain), who has a crush on Cooper, and her roommate Danielle (Emma Barash).

Available on iTunes now!