The 7 PM performance kicks off the fourth season of the acclaimed series, which was founded by composer Scott Alan to "showcase some of today's brightest new talent in New York." This season, the concerts will also celebrate new composers and lyricists. The Jan. 21 concert will spotlight the talents of up-n-coming composer-lyricist Jonathan Reid Gealt. Singers will include Garrit Guadan, Megan Loomis, Jesse Kissel, Natalie Weiss and David Weitzer; Barbara Anselmi will be the evening's musical director.
Jonathan Reid Gealt is currently working on his song cycle Forward; a reading is scheduled this spring. The Forward demo features such Broadway stars as Kelli O'Hara, Liz Callaway, Lauren Kennedy, Shoshana Bean, Michael McElroy, Jonathan Groff, Michael Arden, Lewis Cleale, Tituss Burgess, Max Von Essen and Marty Thomas. For more information visit www.Jonathan-Reid-Gealt.com or www.msypace.com/forwardamusical.
Ann Harada created the role of Christmas Eve in the Tony-winning musical Avenue Q. She has also been seen on the Main Stem in Les Misérables, Seussical and M. Butterfly, and her other theatrical credits include Falsettoland; The Moment When; 1,2,3,4,5; Working; Golden Child; Scapin; and Das Barbecü. Harada was also part of the benefit concerts of Chess and Children of Eden.
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.