Foldesi, Litzsinger, Reinders and More Will Sing Lippa Songs May 12

News   Foldesi, Litzsinger, Reinders and More Will Sing Lippa Songs May 12 As previously announced, Welcome to the World — a concert celebrating the music and lyrics of theatre composer Andrew Lippa — will be held May 12 at Off-Broadway's Players Theatre.

Presented by the new theatre company 3S Theatre Collective, the evening will feature the talents of Kevin R. Free, Valerie Issembert, Sharone Sayegh and Louise Stewart with special guests Julie Foldesi (Little Women), Sarah Litzsinger (Beauty and the Beast) and Kate Reinders (Wicked).

Concertgoers can expect expect to hear tunes from Lippa's The Wild Party, john & jen and Asphalt Beach as well as the songs he contributed to the Broadway production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Show time is 8 PM.

Andrew Lippa has written the scores for the Off-Broadway productions of The Wild Party and john & jen. He also contributed songs to the Broadway revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Lippa's most recent projects include A Little Princess, Asphalt Beach and Jerry Christmas. The composer is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Grammy nomination.

3S Theatre Collective is a new tri-state-based non-profit production company that has three goals: 3STC is "committed to bridging the gap between the current generation and the next generation of theatre artists by fostering new talent from all aspects of the art. . . to bring spectacular entertainment to the areas surrounding Manhattan. . . [and] to not doing anything 'by the book.' [The company] intends to do everything [it] can to make a splash, turn heads and raise eyebrows."

Future plans for 3STC include the mounting of an original musical in Connecticut; a full-scale production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch in Jersey City; and three large-scale benefits (in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and 3STC. The Players Theatre is located in Manhattan at 115 MacDougal Street. For tickets, priced $20, $35 and $70 (VIP seats), e-mail marc@3stc.com.

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3S Theatre Collective is headed by Marc Eardley (producing artistic director), Troy Miller (associate artistic director) and Kevin R. Free (director of educational outreach).

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