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Trapped in the bowels of the New York City subway system, six strangers discover it’s not just the train that’s stuck. An outrageous musical ride about opening up and learning to love the journey. Oh, and one more thing: a woman just went into labor.

Held Momentarily played a twice-extended run at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and an extended run at the 2014 NY Fringe Festival and Off-Broadway Fringe "Encore" Series. The cast included Jordan Barrow (Broadway's Sousatzka) and India Carney (NBC's The Voice), along with friends from my alma mater, LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. I wrote book, music & lyrics for Held Momentarily and developed it with Hunter Bird, with additional material by Hunter Bird and James Zebooker.

"if you see something (say something)"

India Carney (Finalist on NBC's The Voice) plays Asherah, a bag lady who lives on the subway.


The opening number of Held Momentarily, from the 2015 New York Musical Festival (NYMF) production.

The talented composer of Held Momentarily, Oliver Houser, has written an aria acclaiming the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Motto, ‘If You See Something, Say Something’
— Alexis Soloski, The New York Times

Check out the full 2015 NYMF production and live audio recording. Additional individual songs from the show available here.