The trio returns to New York City for the first time since the Off-Broadway run of Striking 12, which they performed in 2006 following regional productions and a live recording on the PS Classics label.
The 7 PM Oct. 14 concert will begin with some of the band's fan favorites (including a few selections from Striking 12), plus a special East Coast preview of their latest work for the stage, Sleeping Beauty Wakes, which broke box-office records during its Los Angeles premiere this spring. The second set will be devoted entirely to songs from the trio's newest album, "A Little Midsummer Night's Music," their second CD on the PS Classics label.
Released in February, the CD features the score written for the innovative production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Tina Landau and co-produced by McCarter Theatre and Paper Mill Playhouse.
With backgrounds in classical music, musical theatre, jazz and rock, the three members of GrooveLily — Gene Lewin (drums/vocals), Brendan Milburn (keyboards/vocals) and Valerie Vigoda (electric violin/vocals) — cross stylistic boundaries with original pop songs. Fans say it's not easy to pigeonhole their work.
Tickets for GrooveLily at the Zipper are $20 and are available now by calling (212) 352-3101, or online at www.thezipperfactory.com. The Zipper is located at 336 West 37th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.
For more information, also visit www.groovelily.com or www.psclassics.com.
A licensable version of Milburn, Vigoda and Rachel Sheinkin's three-actor musical Striking 12 is available from Theatrical Rights Worldwide. The revised version opens the property up to include more than three cast members. Visit theatricalrights.com.