Part of the Off-Broadway company's New2NY Series — featuring staged concerts of musicals making their Manhattan debuts — the cast boasts Nikki Renee Daniels (Les Miserables), Darius de Haas (Rent), Jason Graae (A Grand Night for Singing), Liz Larsen (Hairspray), Lorna Luft (Guys and Dolls) and Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera). Performances continue through July 13. Stuart Ross directs the production with musical direction by David Snyder. Composer Grossman is featured at the piano.
Compose Yourself! features the music of Grossman and the lyrics of Hal Hackady, Ellen Fitzhugh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Buz Kohan, Carol Hall, Fred Ebb, Amanda Green, Drey Shepperd and Michael Korie. "For this brand new revue," press notes state, "Mr. Grossman reaches into the trunk for songs never heard on a New York stage, and includes numbers he created for Broadway, television, revues, cabaret acts and more."
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The NEW2NY concert series will continue July 25-27 with The Lady in Penthouse B starring Nancy Dussault, Michael Cone, Gordon Stanley, JD Webster and Sally Wilfert; and In Transit, running Aug. 8-10.