My name is Paul Brown-Lombardi.
I live in the Bronx, NY. I am a former Broadway and National/International touring performer, as well as a Master Jazz dance teacher and choreographer ...but I'm not here for me!
I want to introduce you to...
Sleepy Hollow - A Legendary Musical
When COVID crippled the theater world, production doors slammed shut with the finality of a guillotine. But we had a story to tell. We found others around the globe with the same passion within mediums of animation, music, art, media & theater. Together we created a new genre of storytelling: Gakume 楽メ a unique form of storytelling that combines elements of Western musical theater with elements of Japanese animation. We’re now developing both an anime series and a musical theater production.
With THIS fundraiser page, YOU can be a part of the new Theatrical Legend!
I am helping my good friend Michelle Ackerman (CONCEPT, Book/Music/Lyrics) and her Creative Team in NYC fund her Theatrical vision and get this Legend out into the world! Let’s face it… the world is a different place after the pandemic and so is creating and funding new works! Speaking of new works…
What is Sleepy Hollow about?
Within the valley of Sleepy Hollow, Katrina Van Tassel has been raised in a protective vacuum of superstition and fear. After her mother is killed by the Headless Horseman, Katrina is driven to exhume the secrets of the past. This is a story of choices and consequences, of memories lost and secrets found— and of a young girl struggling to find the courage to challenge a system hell-bent on keeping the past buried. She will soon learn that the greatest conflicts are not fought on distant battlefields, but rather deep within oneself.
Who is our intended Audience?
Musical theater lovers, literature devotees, history buffs, gothic/horror enthusiasts, and anime/manga fans (closeted or otherwise). The lore appeals to every gender, the characters are globally familiar, and the story is ageless. The cross-genre aspect of Sleepy Hollow allows us a unique opportunity to introduce new demographics to live theater.
(Recommended AGE: 13+. Contains intense themes, weaponry, moderate adult language & subject matter.)
This is unlike ANY other version of the story you have ever seen. The technical aspects alone will be groundbreaking! But of course, we have to be able to get it off the ground to begin with…
If YOU are as excited as I am to be even a SMALL part of helping create a BRAND NEW Broadway Theatrical Experience, then you are certainly in the right place at the right time!
By donating here today, you will be helping fund EVERYTHING you can think of that goes into bringing a new theatrical musical from the PAGE to the STAGE! (...and some things WE haven't even thought of yet!)
Let's all pull together and help Michelle and her team get this show on the road, so to speak!
Thank you, in advance, for ALL your excitement!
We appreciate your help!
(*Updates and links to media will be added as they are finished and go live! Stay tuned!)