The 7:30 and 9:30 PM concerts, entitled Become: The Music of Pasek & Paul, will boast the talents of Laura Benanti, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Todd Buonopane, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Chelsea Krombach, Brandi Chavonne Massey, Steven Pasquale and Billy Porter as well as Whitney Bashor, Nick Blaemire, Anderson Davis and Rebecca Soler. Presented by Jamie McGonnigal, the two concerts will feature musical direction by Jonah Speidel. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are up-and-coming musical theatre writers. Currently students in the University of Michigan, their songs are heard in a revue, Edges, which has been presented in Washington, Philadelphia and New York City. A full-length production of Edges is slated for summer 2006.
A portion of the proceeds from Become will benefit the Wylie's Day Foundation, which provides funding for research of pediatric brain tumors.
Tickets, priced at $20, are available by calling (212) 539-8778. Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Avenue. Visit www.joespub.com for more information.