Directed, hosted and produced by John Znidarsic, the free concert spotlights the songs of up-and-coming composer/lyricist Rob Rokicki.
Rokicki's songbook will be interpreted by Becca Ayers, Seth Eliser, Amanda Flynn, Brian Gallagher, Emma Hunton, Rachel Lee, Lauren Marcus, Jeremy Morse, Megan Reinking, Jose Restrepo, Michael Scott, LaQuet Sharnell, Jordan Stanley, Rachel Sussman, Jason SweetTooth Williams and special guests Michael Ruby and Joe Iconis.
The artists will be backed by musicians Rokicki, Micah Burgess, Dennis Michael Keefe and Joshua Mark Samuels.
Rob Rokicki's musical Love, NY (co-written with Mike Ruby) won the 2009 American Harmony Award and was presented at New World Stages and Oklahoma University. With Ruby he also wrote Relativity (Theatre Row), 20 to Life (American University), Polly, Want a Mortgage? and Hams on the Lam (both swept the West Village MT Festival; Best Musical, Best Lyrics, Best Score, Best Book).
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Bruno Walter Auditorium is located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street.