Licensing Company: TRW
The Other Josh Cohen
Josh Cohen just can't get a break. He's single, broke and to top it all off, his apartment's been robbed of everything but a Neil Diamond CD. Soon, though, his luck takes a turn when a mysterious envelope arrives that changes his life forever. The Other Josh Cohen is a hilarious romantic comedy that was declared a "Critic's Pick!" by The New York Times, praising it as "Superb and sweetly funny, with an infectious score! ...The Other Josh Cohen is that precious rarity: an original musical with a life-affirming message and songs worth remembering." Backstage Magazine raved, "Ingenious and Uproariously Witty! The Other Josh Cohen is a hilarious and smart new musical. Imagine Seinfeld-meets-Rodgers & Hart."
The Other Josh Cohen
Josh Cohen just can’t get a break. He’s single, broke and to top it all off, his apartment’s been robbed of everything but a Neil Diamond CD. Soon, though, his luck takes a turn when a mysterious envelope arrives that changes his life forever. The Other Josh Cohen is a hilarious romantic comedy that was declared a “Critic’s Pick!” by The New York Times, praising it as “Superb and sweetly funny, with an infectious score! …The Other Josh Cohen is that precious rarity: an original musical with a life-affirming message and songs worth remembering.” Backstage Magazine raved, “Ingenious and Uproariously Witty! The Other Josh Cohen is a hilarious and smart new musical. Imagine Seinfeld-meets-Rodgers & Hart.”
This orchestration is based on the Original 2012 Off-Broadway Production.
This show is orchestrated to be player-conducted from the Piano/Conductor Key 1 book. There are two keyboards in this show both with programming. While the PC is primarily piano, it does have some other sounds and programming.
Keyboard 2 is super simple to play and navigate. It is orchestrated and recommended that the Key 2 player play a real melodica as that is how it is written into the part, but we have included a Melodica patch in the event your player does not have the real thing.
Here are the Orchestration Notes as pulled from the Piano/Conductor Book:
Note on the Orchestrations
While The Other Josh Cohen was performed Off-Broadway with a cast of actor-musicians, it can also be performed with a separate 4- piece band of musicians: keyboard, drums, electric bass and acoustic/electric guitar. The actors can mime any necessary playing of instruments.
The Piano-Conductor part indicates where to use a piano sound, an organ, an electric piano, bells or other synth sounds. However, if you only have an acoustic piano, you can play the same notes and the show will still sound great!
The guitar part indicates where to use an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar or a mandolin. However, if you only have an acoustic guitar, or you only have an electric guitar, the show will still sound great! (Mandolin-only show, we’re not so sure.)
Also included in the orchestration set are books for Violin, Trumpet, Woodwinds, Percussion, and Keyboard 2. They do not play on every song and are not required but add wonderful color.
Keyboard Programmer: Kevin Roland
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Music, Book, and Lyrics by: Steve Rosen & David Rossmer
Music Direction: Vadim Feichtner
Keyboard/Conductor: Vadim Feichtner
Bass: Ken Triwush
Drums: Hannah Elless
Enter the quirky world of Josh Cohen’s New York City apartment… as it is getting robbed. Thus begins the hilarious rock-and-roll romantic comedy about good guy Josh, caught in a lifelong battle with bad luck. Broke and alone, all hope seems lost – until a mysterious letter arrives that changes his life forever. Two actors play the hapless-yet-warmhearted title character – one eventful year apart – in a 90-minute life-changing laughfest for the whole family that will leave you feeling better about the world. Nominated for six Drama Desk Awards and the Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, this hilarious, endearing and hummable musical was hailed by Jesse Green of The New York Times as “a spontaneously charming musical that is just right for right now.”