Compassion & Choices Takes on Broadway

April 23, 2018

Compassion & Choices CEO Kim Callinan, second from left, and New York State Campaign Director Corinne Carey with cast and creators of “Goodbye New York”

Our New York team brought together C&C supporters, board members and staff, including CEO Kim Callinan, to join the creators and cast of Goodbye New York, a new musical about end-of-life issues, for a special preview event on April 10.

There’s nothing like a full-blown theater production about your issue to let you know it’s gaining interest. A new musical called Goodbye New York tells the story of a young woman in New York CIty who considers traveling to Oregon to access medical aid in dying. So C&C staff partnered up for an event to preview the work, which is designed to use entertainment to bring visibility to the issue of expanding patient-driven, end-of-life care options. Over 75 supporters attended.

The musical was composed by Andrew Beall, international soloist and composer; and directed by Markus Potter, founder and artistic director of NewYorkRep, a nonprofit organization that produces new plays and musicals that inspire and compel social change by telling stories that expose the travesty and beauty of humanity. Potter was recently honored with an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination and the New York Times Critics’ pick for NewYorkRep’s production of Stalking The Bogeyman. Other collaborators at the event included David Don Miller, who wrote the book, and lyricist Evan McCormack.

“I am a CEO by day and a Broadway wannabe by night, so I was thrilled to meet Andrew Beall, the composer for Goodbye New York, and learn about this exciting new musical,” said Compassion & Choices Chief Executive Officer Kim Callinan. “It felt serendipitous to me.”  

Members of the cast performed several songs from the musical, and the audience also heard remarks from Callinan, Beall, Potter, Miller, McCormack and Compassion & Choices New York State Campaign Director Corinne Carey.

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