Columbia University Prince Fellow Produces New Broadway Musical

Lillian Mottern
October 27, 2023

How to Dance in Ohio, a new musical premiering on Broadway this year, is produced by Ben Holtzman, a recipient of the 2019-2020 Columbia University-awarded Prince Fellowship in Creative Producing. Named after renowned theatre director and producer Harold Prince, The Prince Fellowship includes a stipend of $10,000 and access to courses in Columbia's MFA Theatre Management & Producing Program, and was created in association with Columbia’s Theatre MFA program.

Along with partners Sammy Lopez & Fiona Rudin, Holtzman is a co-founding partner of P3 Productions, a Tony-award-winning producing team, which is the group producing How to Dance in Ohio. P3 Productions’ past producing credits include Alex Edelman’s Just For Us, Be More Chill, and the upcoming Gun & Powder at Paper Mill Playhouse. 

How to Dance in Ohio is based on an HBO documentary of the same name and focuses on a group of young autistic students preparing for their school's spring dance. The book and lyrics were written by Rebekah Greer Melocik, with music by Jacob Yandura, and the show’s director is Sammi Cannold.

How to Dance in Ohio will begin previews on November 15, 2023 at Belasco Theater, and is scheduled to open December 10. Tickets can be purchased here.