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Binyumen (“Ben”) Schaechter and Dan Kael's off-Broadway credits include "That's Life!" (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), which ran for two years, and "Pets!" (Dramatic Publishing). Their award-winning one-act musical "Goodbye Forever" (libretto by Nancy Golladay) has been produced in New York and Chicago and is anthologized in the collection "Plaisir D'Amour and Other Stories." Their songs are available on the CD recording "It Helps to Sing About It: The Songs of Ben Schaechter and Dan Kael." Dan's TV-writing credits include "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch." Ben is conductor of the New York-based Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC), and also music director/pianist of "Di Shekhter-tekhter," the world-travelling Yiddish-performing sister duo, and of the documentary film about them, "When Our Bubbas and Zeydas Were Young: The Schaechter Sisters on Stage." Both the Chorus and "Di Shekhter-tekhter" can be seen on YouTube. Ben also composed music for three other off-Broadway shows, including "Naked Boys Singing," which has had a successful life internationally.  

"It Helps to Sing About It" will feature Kelli Rabke, Celia Berk, Nora Davis, Joshua Lance Dixon, Marissa Mulder and others TBA.