MonetIn the Summer of 2016 a new recording was completed at Lehrer Sound Design with the cast and musicians from the March reading of MONET, a CD which we are using now to promote the show. Some songs are now listed on the MONET section of this website.

CAP21May 2015 to March 2016

Writer Residency at CAP 21 which included a private table reading in December 2015 then a final stage reading for the industry in March 2016 directed by Nick Corley and music supervised by Eugene Gwozdz with Joe Mohan as musical assistant.

Florence Gould FoundationSummer 2014

The Florence Gould Foundation makes a grant to support the further development of MONET at CAP 21.

MonetMonday, April 28, 2014 @ 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm

As part of its Developmental Reading Series, The York Theatre company will present a staged reading of Carmel Owen’s latest musical, Monet. With music and lyrics by Carmel and a book by Joan Ross Sorkin, the reading will be directed by Pamela Hunt. Admission is free, but a reservation is highly recommended.

Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary LincolnDr. Jean BakerSeptember 08, 2011

Check out acclaimed historian Jean Baker’s feature article where she discusses how the stage musical Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln “combines historical accuracy with a successful script and some captivating music and lyrics,” and why this story is such a captivating and entertaining piece of theatre.

Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln at The Spirit of Broadway theatreThe Spirit of Broadway TheaterMay 12 – June 30, 2010

This spring, The Spirit of Broadway Theater in Norwich, CT produced Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln as part of their 2010 season. For more information about the production, please visit the Asylum page.

Children's Defense Fund Gala at The Kenedy CenterOctober 6, 2008

“Rockabye Child Jesus” was performed at the Children’s Defense Fund 35th Anniversary Gala at The Kennedy Center concert hall. Click here to watch the performance.

Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln - original cast albumApril 2007

The cast album for Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln was released and is now available for purchase. The album features the cast of the York Theatre Off-Broadway production. To purchase your copy, please visit

Paul Trueblood and Carmel OwenRemembering Paul…

“Legendary pianist and composer, Paul Trueblood, died in January 2012. His like will never be seen again, he was extraordinary as a musician and as a person, touching many in the New York theatre and cabaret worlds with his talent and expertise.” Click to read the entire memorial.