Check Out a Pre-Broadway Workshop of a New Original Musical Based on FOUND!

Based on Davy Rothbart’s popular FOUND books, magazines and tours comes a new musical comedy about the things we’ve lost and the ways they bring us together. Tony-nominated book writer Hunter Bell joins composer/lyricist Eli Bolin, director Lee Overtree, and indie-comedy favorite the Story Pirates troupe in a semi-autobiographical account of Davy’s life and loves, set against a backdrop of the hilarious and heart-breaking real notes and letters he performs around the country. When Davy meets and falls for Kate, a schoolteacher, he is forced to choose between his wild existence on the road and a life with her. Found explores both the objects and the people we encounter along the way, and reveals the stories hidden in plain site in the world around us.

The dates:

September 21, 2012
Pittsfield, MA »
The Colonial Theatre, 8 pm, 111 South Street, 413-997-4444
[Check here for pre-order tickets; for FOUND fans, save some money by using the code DAVY11]

September 22, 2012
Pittsfield, MA »
The Colonial Theatre, 2 pm, 111 South Street, 413-997-4444
[Check here for pre-order tickets; for FOUND fans, save some money by using the code DAVY11]

September 22, 2012
Pittsfield, MA »
The Colonial Theatre, 8 pm, 111 South Street, 413-997-4444
[Check here for pre-order tickets; for FOUND fans, save some money by using the code DAVY11]

Found vs. FOUND Tour!

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We’re teaming up with the awesome folks at the Found Footage Festival for a series of rowdy, raucous mashup events; in each city, we’ll be raising money for local non-profits who do amazing work. These are going to be memorable, ridiculous, exhilarating shows — one-night only, don’t miss’em!

November 06, 2011
Philadelphia, PA »
Johnny Brenda’s, 7pm, 1201 Frankford Ave.
[Facebook page; show benefit the local storytelling organization First Person Arts]

November 07, 2011
Richmond, VA »
Gallery 5, Two shows! 7pm and 9pm, 200 W. Marshall St.
[Facebook page; show benefits the organization Books on Wheels, which provides free books and bike repair to underpriveleged communities in RVA and around the country]

November 08, 2011
Arlington, VA »
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, 7pm, 2903 Columbia Pike
[Facebook page; show benefits the youth writing organization 826 DC]

November 09, 2011
Toronto, ON, Canada »
The Royal, 8pm, 608 College St.
[Facebook page; show benefits the Toronto Cat Shelter, a no-kill, not for profit, 100% volunteer-run shelter assisting cats in need]

November 10, 2011
Detroit, MI »
The Magic Bag, 9pm, 22920 Woodward Ave.
[Facebook page; show benefits the Rosa Parks Youth Program, which provides music and arts education to under-served Detroit communities]

November 11, 2011
Chicago, IL »
Music Box Theatre, 8pm, 3733 N. Southport Ave.
[Facebook page; show benefits the Intonation Music Workshop, a music education program for children in Chicago’s under-served communities]

November 12, 2011
Eau Claire, WI »
Cameo Theatre, Two shows! 8pm and 10pm, 315 S. Barstow St.
[Facebook page; co-sponsored by the fine folks at Volume One Magazine. Unofficial after party at The Joynt as usual]

November 13, 2011
Madison, WI »
Orpheum Theatre, 8pm, 216 State St.
[Facebook page; show benefits local non-profit, the Goodman Community Center]

November 14, 2011
Minneapolis, MN »
Heights Theatre, 7pm, 3951 Central Avenue NE
[Facebook page; show benefits the Independent Feature Project]

November 15, 2011
Milwaukee, WI »
Oriental Theatre, 8pm, 2230 North Farwell Ave.
[Facebook page]

November 16, 2011
Toledo, OH »
Ottawa Tavern, TBA, 1817 Adams St., (419) 725-5483

November 17, 2011
Columbus, OH »
Drexel Theater, Two shows! 7pm and 9:30pm, 2254 East Main St.
[Facebook page; show benefits Mid-Ohio Food Bank, providing meals to families in need]

November 18, 2011
Ann Arbor, MI »
The Neutral Zone, 7pm, 310 E. Washington
[Facebook page; show benefits the youth centers 826 Michigan and The Neutral Zone]

November 18, 2011
Ann Arbor, MI »
Michigan Theater, 9:30pm, 603 East Liberty Street
[Facebook page; show benefits the youth centers 826 Michigan and The Neutral Zone]

November 20, 2011
Grand Rapids, MI »
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, 7pm, 2 West Fulton
[Facebook page; show benefits the Kids’ Food Basket, an awesome organization providing meals to local students in need]

FOUND Play at Ars Nova in NYC

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The Story Pirates are back for one last performance at the Ars Nova Theater in NYC for another performance of their wildly popular FOUND Play. Like the previous twelve performances, this will sell out, so snag your tickets while you can. And, if you show up 30 minutes before each performance, get ready for cheap $2 beers!

March 05, 2010
Manhattan, NY »
Ars Nova Theater, 2 shows! 7:30 pm & 10 pm, 511 West 54th Street @ 10th Ave., 212-352-3101
[Tickets for the 7:30pm show here, and the 10pm show here!]

FOUND’s 2010 Fall Spectacular

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Yup, the students are back in town, the air’s getting cooler, and the leaves are beginning to change. While the next massive nationwide FOUND tour is scheduled for 2011, our swashbuckling road warriors Davy and Peter Rothbart are performing their electric, effervescent FOUND show at a few college campuses this fall. Davy delivers our latest and greatest finds, and Peter kicks out the jams with his dazzling songs based on FOUND notes. Bring your friends and bring your own finds to share!

September 24, 2010
Ann Arbor, Michigan »
Unitarian Universalist Church, 7 pm, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., 734-475-1892
[Michigan Friends Center Benefit with Shari Kane and Big Dave Steele (and Davy only); tickets are $20 / $15 students]

October 12, 2010
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan »
Cranbrook Academy of Art, 6 pm, 39221 Woodward Ave., 248-645-3300
[Free to the public!]

October 13, 2010
Buffalo, New York »
The Little Brown Jug, 7 pm, 18 Agassiz Circle, 716-880-2174
[Free to the public!]

FOUND paddles ashore in Chicago and NYC!

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This November, FOUND’s Davy Rothbart performs in Chicago and New York City as part of a pair of benefit events for the 826 Youth Writing Centers!!

November 04, 2010
Northfield, Illinois »
Cornog Auditorium, 7:30 pm, 7 Happ Rd., 847-446-7000
[826 National Benefit with The Mountain Goat’s John Darnielle and Requiem for a Paper Bag contributor Rachel DeWoskin]

November 10, 2010
Manhattan, NY »
Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 7 pm, 61 West 62nd Street, 212-875-5350
[826 NYC Benefit with Jonathan Safran Foer, John Oliver, 30 Rock’s Judah Friedlander, Sloane Crosley, Starlee Kine, and more!]