2000 Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba doesn't sing anything, let alone a new composer's work, in Broadway's Contact. But the dancer's background is in musical theatre (the original 42nd Street, Steel Pier, Crazy for You), and she's lending her pipes and hosting chops to an evening of fresh showtunes June 18 at New York City's Merkin Hall.
Ziemba will sing a song titled "Table Three" from Live Girl by Dan Martin and Michael Biello. Performing with her are Mary Stout (Jane Eyre), Michael Winther (1776), Donna Lynne Champlin (3hree), John Feinberg, Tracey Moore, Brendan R. Murphy, Joe Pospisil, Craig Fols, Rick Lyon, Stephanie D'ABruzzo, Lara MacLean and Anne Laughton.
They will perform numbers from fourteen new Broadway-hopeful musicals including:
Avenue Q by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Cupid and Psyche by Sean Hartley and Jihwan Kim
Doctor Sex by Larry Bortniker and Mr. Deering
Far From the Maddening Crowd by Gary Schocker and Barbara Campbell
Fastbreaks by David Bryan and Francine Pascal
Golden Gate by Richard Peason Thomas
The Girl Most Likely To... by cabaret's Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich
Glimmerglass by Douglas J. Cohen (No Way to Treat a Lady, The Big Time), Ted Drachman and Jonathon Bolt
Musical of Musicals by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell
Suburban Folksongs by Clay Zambo
Sunny by John Thomas Oaks
The Flight of the Lawnchair Man from 3hree by Robert Lindsey Nassif (Elliot Ness in Cleveland, Honky Tonk Highway, Opal)
Women by Brian Woodbury