PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT

PROJ-greenplaceholder-58highWHO KILLED MARILYN? Stage Play
• Staged reading at the HOTHOUSE, The Pasadena Playhouse

PAYING NATASHA Original Screenplay
• Currently in pre-production

STORMY WEATHER Original Musical
• Readings: Los Angeles, New York, Amas Musical theatre, Manhattan Theater Club
• Honorable Mention Stage Play Script Category, 2000 Writer’s Digest Writing Competition
• Workshop: Amas Musical Theatre, Signature Theatre – starring Leslie Uggams
• World premiere production: Prince Music Theatre, Philadelphia – starring Leslie Uggams (broke all box office records)
• West Coast premiere: The Pasadena Playhouse – starring Leslie Uggams (held over by popular demand and broke all box office records)

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Original Musical
• Australian premiere: The Lyric Theatre, Sydney
• Co-written with Douglas D. Stewart, screenwriter for one of the most popular and highest grossing films of all times
• Musical score by award-winning composer Kenneth Hirsch and award-winning lyricist Robin Lerner
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SHEBA Original Musical
• Book and lyrics by Sharleen Cooper Cohen with music by Gary William Friedman
• Produced Off Broadway, The Jewish Repertory Theatre and co-produced by Sharleen Cooper Cohen
• One of the JRT’s most successful productions and garnered an excellent New York Times review
• CD release by Original Cast Records
• Pop Rock Gospel revision: Updated songs added, score re-orchestrated
• Presented in Los Angeles as a community outreach project, to bring together the African-American and Jewish communities in an entertainment experience. It garnered the support of L.A.’s religious leaders.
• Honorable Mention: Writer’s Digest Writing Competition: Stage Play Script Category
• SHEBA was featured at the New York Music Festival, produced by Amas Musical Theatre

BLACKOUT Original Musical
• Book and lyrics by Sharleen and music by award-winning composer Debra Barsha (RADIANT BABY)
• Workshop reading produced by Amas Musical Theatre, NYC

SHARMAR PUBLISHING, LLC
This publishing company houses both original songs and television projects written and conceived by Sharleen and her husband, Dr. Martin Cohen. They collaborate with a variety of top musical producers and composers.