The NEW YORK TIMES raves about DEAR ALBERT EINSTEIN.

"The young adult actors deserve praise, as does Mr. Kaplan’s rich score, which ranges from ’50s-style rock and jazz to a lilting waltz."
Read the full review HERE.
 

DEAR ALBERT EINSTEIN nominated for an Off Broadway Alliance Award

The family musical "Dear Albert Einstein" (co-written with Lyricist/Bookwriter Sara Wordsworth) has been honored with an Off Broadway Alliance Award nomination in the category of "Best Family Show."
 

Two INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS nominations for The Ulysses Cycle

Russ and his band have been honored with two nominations for the Independent Music Awards,
in the categories of "Best Concept Album" (The Ulysses Cycle) and "Best Funk/Fusion/Jam Song" (Pigz in Space). 

Winners will be determined by an all-star panel of influential artist and industry judges, including
Sharon Jones, Meshell Nedegeocello, Laurie Anderson, Joshua Redman, Bernie Worrell, Arturo Sandoval,
Chris & Oliver Wood, and many more.

In addition to industry-determined winners, music fans from around the world can cast their votes at
The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox to determine the fan-selected program winners.

VOTE NOW!
 

THE ULYSSES CYCLE now available on ROPEADOPE RECORDS

Russ Kaplan + 7's epic jazz-rock debut album was released on April 16 on the legendary Philadelphia label,
home to stellar albums by Charlie Hunter, DJ Logic, Antibalas, Tin Hat Trio, and many more.

THE ULYSSES CYCLE is now available on Bandcamp and iTunes!
 

HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL available for licensing through DRAMATIC PUBLISHING

The play-with-music, originally developed at Off-Broadway's award-winning company Primary Stages,
is now available for licensing.  Perfect for High School students, with a flexible cast of anywhere from 12 to 34 actors,
and featuring four original songs by Russ and Lyricist Sara Wordsworth.  The Book is by Dan Ahearn and Janet Reed.

Click here if you'd like to produce High School Confidential!