Mazzie, Reichard, Block, Hilty and More to Sing Loesel & Burkell's Sorta Love Songs

News   Mazzie, Reichard, Block, Hilty and More to Sing Loesel & Burkell's Sorta Love Songs Composer Paul Loesel and lyricist Scott Burkell have invited Broadway pals to sing Sorta Love Songs, a concert of their best songs, Sept. 21 at Birdland.
Stephanie J. Block
Stephanie J. Block Photo by Bill Westmoreland

The 7 PM performance will feature Sebastian Arcelus, Kate Baldwin, Stephanie J. Block, Jason Danieley, Megan Hilty, Marin Mazzie, Daniel Reichard, and cellist Allison Seidner. The evening offers new and old numbers by the songwriting team in anticipation of the creation of an intimate revue of their work for future licensing. The writers' musicals shows include Six of One and Ella Minnow Pea.

Loesel & Burkell's songs have been performed at Carnegie Hall (Michael Feinstein: Now and Then Series), Lincoln Center (American Songbook Series), Joe's Pub, Symphony Space, The Kennedy Center and the Chicago Humanities Festival. Their songs have been premiered by Kristin Chenoweth (Carnegie Hall), Rebecca Luker (The Kennedy Center), Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Stephanie J. Block, Susan Egan and Liz Callaway. Their work is heard on Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley's album "Opposite You," and Stephanie J. Block's "This Place I Know," and will be heard on Rebecca Luker's "Greenwich Time."

Their musical, Six of One, received a Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant, an ASCAP workshop, a CAP21 workshop, and a production in the 2007 Philly Fringe Festival. It is currently being revised for a regional production prior to a life Off-Broadway. Love Songs and Other Crap, their musical revue, received a MAC Award nomination, and their new musical, Ella Minnow Pea, received a production at the University of Michigan in fall 2008.

At Birdland, the music charge is $25 (general seating) and $35 (premium seating).

Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. For reservations call (212) 581-3080.