Final Season of Monday Nights, New Voices Series Launches Jan. 31

News   Final Season of Monday Nights, New Voices Series Launches Jan. 31 Monday Nights, New Voices, the acclaimed concert series founded by composer Scott Alan to "showcase some of today's brightest new talent in New York," kicks off its eighth and final season Jan. 31 at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre.

In addition to spotlighting up-and-coming talent, the final season is welcoming back many of the series' successful alumni as hosts. Hosting the first concert of the season is South Pacific's Marla Mindelle, who appeared in the Oct. 23, 2006, New Voices concert.

The 7 PM concert celebrates the work of composer Will Van Dyke, who will accompany each performer on selections from his songbook and offer stories about his songs. Paul Staroba is the evening's musical director. Performers include Jason Gotay, Jonathan Shew, Chase Todd, Raena White and Nicole Weiss. Allison Seidner will be featured on the cello.

Marla Mindelle has been seen on Broadway in South Pacific as well as in the national tour of The Drowsy Chaperone. A contemporary pop/rock composer, Will Van Dyke currently plays keyboards at The Addams Family on Broadway. Lyricist Josh Halloway and Van Dyke collaborated on Pages: A New Musical as well as The Girls I've LIKE Liked (ArsNova), Where The Blue Grass Grows (Teatro LaTea) and The Grass Is Always Greener: A Song Cycle.

Scott Alan's newest recording, "What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up," is now available on CDbaby.com, Amazon.com and iTunes. "What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up" follows Alan's earlier studio recordings, "Dreaming Wide Awake" and "Keys."

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located in Manhattan at 61 Christopher Street. There is a $12 music charge and a two-drink minimum; for reservations call (212) 255-5438 or visittheduplex.com. *

Those who are interested in being part of Monday Nights, New Voices should send a headshot, resume and mp3 file to MNNVinfo@yahoo.com.

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