Mills and McCann in 2003 - at the Gershwin Building on 50th St in New York City
A Musical stage play in two acts written between 2001 and 2006.
Book and lyrics by Eric J. McCann.
Music composed by Wendell H. Mills II
Someone New is the funny, heartwarming, sad, and truthful story about the relationship between the play's main characters Robert Harte and Katherine Keenan as they progress through various love and relationship phases. The 15 musical numbers in the play tell the story musically: searching for love in the beginning songs "Won’t", "Something New", "I’ll Love Again", and "Periphescence", finding love in the songs "I See Her", "Invite Her To Dance", "Keep On Dancing With Me", "A Gentleman", and "First Kiss", falling in love in the love trilogy "A Contract To Fall In Love", "More Than Anything I Love You", and "Behold My Love", and, finally, waning love in the ending songs "You Can’t Romance Her In Paris", "Manhattan Holiday", and the sad finale "It’s Not You". One song, "Out of a Job", was withdrawn from the play in 2004, reducing the final number of songs to 15. The book in its entirety, including all sheet music, was published in March, 2006 in Granby, CT, and can be viewed by clicking on the button above. Initially called Something New, the authors changed the name to Periphescence (An Old-fashioned Musical) in 2006, and to Someone New in 2015.
Scene 1: The kitchen of Robert Harte’s bachelor pad in Chicago
Scene 2: A bar in Chicago
Scene 3: A wedding reception in Kansas City, Kansas
Scene 4: Robert Harte’s house in Chicago
Scene 5: A luncheon in Kansas City, MO two days after the wedding.
Scene 6: Katherine Keenan’s work office in Kansas City, MO
Scene 7: Katherine Keenan’s work office a week later
Scene 8: A Cosmetics Counter in Kansas City, Kansas
Scene 9: Angelo’s Restaurant in Kansas City, MO
Scene 1: 6 months later on a street in Paris
Scene 2: A restaurant in Montmartre, Paris
Scene 3: Robert Harte’s house in Chicago
Scene 4: The living room of Robert Harte’s house in Chicago
Scene 5: Robert Harte’s house in Chicago the next day
Scene 6: Months later in Robert Harte’s New York Apartment
Scene 7: A restaurant in New York
Vocals by computer software Vocaloid Miriam
Piano played by Wendell H. Mills II