THEY BUILT THE BALLOON. WE INFLATED IT.
Remember when a silver weather Balloon supposedly containing a young boy flew across Colorado? The tale of “Balloon Boy” is now a hilarious, high-flying new musical comedy based on the infamous media hoax.
Balloon Boy: The Musical is an Official Selection of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. For more information about the upcoming developmental reading at NYMF, click here.
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About the Author
Billy Recce is the composer, lyricist and librettist of Balloon Boy: The Musical, and Boots, Capes and Tights. Balloon Boy was the winner of the 2014 Thespian Musicalworks Award, and has been performed at the 2014 International Thespian Festival, The Kraine Theatre and Monarch High School, Colorado. In addition, it is an official selection of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival, making Billy, at 17, the youngest person to ever be selected for the prestigious festival. He is the winner of the 2014 VSA Playwright discovery award for his play, HAPPY, and his other plays have been performed at the Kennedy Center, the Cherry Lane Theatre and the 2014 NYSTEA conference. In addition, his other works extensively cover social justice, and have been recognized by the United Nations, as well as performed at various venues and social justice events across New York. He is also the winner of three Billy Awards, which are basically just awards that honor excellence in being Billy. (It would’ve been four, but Meryl Streep won last year. Of course.) Please visit his soundcloud, https://soundcloud.com/billy-recce, or eelslap.com (that one doesn’t have anything to do with him, it’s just a really fun website). Billy is currently a first year student in the undergraduate playwriting program at Fordham Univeristy.