Composers Schwartz, Brown, Lippa, La Chiusa and Friedman in Duplex Series

News   Composers Schwartz, Brown, Lippa, La Chiusa and Friedman in Duplex Series Several theatre and cabaret composers will take part in New Mondays, a new series at New York City's downtown cabaret, the Duplex.

Several theatre and cabaret composers will take part in New Mondays, a new series at New York City's downtown cabaret, the Duplex.

Presented by The Storefront Theatre, the series — Monday nights at 7 PM — will present several composers, who will each offer a handful of their newest compositions. Some of the celebrated composers scheduled to perform include Jason Robert Brown, the Tony-winning Parade composer, who wrote this season's The Last Five Years; Stephen Schwartz, who penned the scores for Pippin, The Magic Show, Godspell, The Baker's Wife and Children of Eden; and David Friedman, whose touching ballads, "Listen to My Heart," "Help Is on the Way" and "We Can Be Kind" were embraced by the late Nancy LaMott and the cabaret community.

The series begins on Monday, June 3 and continues through July 15. The complete list of composers follows:

June 3: George Wuzrbach, Julie Gold and Tim DiPasqua
June 10: Brett Kristofferson, David Friedman and Rick Jensen
June 17: D. Jay Bradley, Michael John LaChuisa and Sean Michael Flowers
June 24: Marcus Simeone, Jason Robert Brown, Tom Andersen and Ian Herman
July 1: Mark Hartman, John Wallowitch, Gerry Dieffenbach
July 8: John Bucchino, Amanda Green, Stephen Schwartz
July 15: Karen Mack, Andrew Lippa, Michael Holland

The Duplex is located in New York City at 61 Christopher Street (at 7th Avenue). There is a $12 cover charge and a two-drink minimum for all performances. For reservations, call (212) 255-5438. —By Andrew Gans