Press Release


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Antonio Minino and Katie Rosin 917-562-5670

For Immediate Release May 13, 2019


NEW YORK MUSICAL FESTIVAL and LADYSHIP, LLC are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Linda and Laura Good’s (from the acclaimed indie rock duo, The Twigs) musical LADYSHIP, directed by Samantha Saltzman (Matilda the Musical) as an Official Selection of the 2019 New York Musical Festival’s Next Link Project.

LADYSHIP will play five performances only at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036).

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 8:00 pm
  • Friday, July 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm
  • Festival passes are now on sale, starting June 13, 2019, $35 individual tickets will be available at

LADYSHIP: Teenage Irish sisters Alice and Mary, convicted of petty crimes and sentenced to journey to an unknown land, are forced to make the treacherous crossing from London to Australia in 1789. Based on true events, LADYSHIP is the harrowing story of the 25,000 women who would become the “mothers of Australia”, whether they wanted to be or not.

With a contemporary alternative pop score, the story of LADYSHIP is all too familiar, whether in the 18th century or now — when given no say in their lives or the world around them women will always find their own voice.


Linda Good and Laura Good, Composers, Lyricists and Book Writers

Linda Good and Laura Good are composers, songwriters, music producers, multi-instrumentalists and twin sisters. Originally from Chicago, they are also known as the alternative pop band, The Twigs, andhave released five CDs and have performed all over the world. For over the past two decades, their songs continue to be heard on TV, radio and film. Described as “silky-voiced sirens” by the LA Weekly, Linda and Laura have combined their talents to create the music, book and lyrics for a new original musical, LadyShip, which will be debuting at the New York Musical Festival in July 2019.


Linda Good

Linda Good’s songs, compositions and music production have been heard in many TV shows and films, including True Blood, Gossip Girl, and in the Sundance Award-winning film, American Teen. Besides performing as one of The Twigs, her keyboard/vocalist touring credits include: Jane’s Addiction, The Mars Volta, and The Lisa Marie Presley Band among others.

The single Love Is... from Linda’s solo CD Love is a Curious Thing has been heard in several TV shows including the new 90210. She was a music director of The Second City’s BizCo Company and The Annoyance Theatre’s SKATT! A graduate of the Chicago Academy for the Arts High School and the University of Illinois, Linda is based out of Los Angeles.

Laura Good

In addition to her music and TV/Film credits as one half of The Twigs, Laura Good’s songwriting and performing have taken her around the globe. She has collaborated with many international artists such as Paul Andrews (of Australian bands Lazy Susan, Family Fold) and the New York-Amsterdam video/music artist Daniel Carlson. Good and Carlson were recently featured in a U.K. Bouffant Collective project filmed in Brighton. Laura has a degree in music composition/creative writing from Columbia College where she was a Weisman Memorial Scholar in Music, and was mentored by jazz composers Doug Lofstrom and William Russo. She also played a key role in the creation of one of the first independent music subscription services on the internet ( Laura divides her time between Los Angeles and Charlottesville, VA.

Samantha Saltzman

Resident Director: Matilda the Musical (1st National Tour). Assistant Resident Director: Matilda the Musical (Broadway), The King & I (2nd National Tour). Select Directing credits include: The Drama League Gala Honoring Steve Martin, Letters from the Sender, 210 Amlent Ave, and Madam Fury’s Traveling Show, and multiple shows at NYMF and FringeNYC. Additional Associate/Assistant Directing credits: Lady in the Dark (New York City Center), Southern Comfort (The Public Theatre), Sarah Brightman’s Dreamchaser World Tour, On the Town (Barrington Stage), Academia Nuts. Film Directing: Parent Teacher Conference, Idle Worship, Adulting with Jane (upcoming). Drama League Directing Fellow.

New York Music Festival (NYMF) nurtures the creation, production, and public presentation of stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals to ensure the future vitality of musical theater.

Now in its sixteenth year, the Festival is the premier musical theater event in the world. The preeminent site for launching new musicals and discovering new talent, the Festival provides an affordable platform for artists to mount professional productions that reach their peers, industry leaders, and musical theater fans. More than 90 Festival shows have gone on to productions on and Off-Broadway, in regional theaters in all 50 states, and in more than 20 countries worldwide. Festival alumni have received a wide array of awards including the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2013, NYMF received a special Drama Desk Award in recognition of its work "creating and nurturing new musical theater, ensuring the future of this essential art form."

New York Musical Festival is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. NYMF is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Listings Information:

Who: New York Musical Festival


Where: The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater (480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036)


  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 8:00 pm
  • Friday, July 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm

How: $35 at

Based on true events, LADYSHIP is the harrowing story of the 25,000 women who would become the “mothers of Australia”, whether they wanted to be or not.

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