The series, which spotlights "lesser-known talents working in New York,” was created by producer/composer Scott Alan. During its first year the concerts were hosted by such theatre favorites as Sutton Foster, Barrett Foa, Cheyenne Jackson, Jenna Leigh Greene, Matthew Morrison, Chad Kimball, Lisa Brescia, Felicia Finley, Shoshana Bean and Kerry Butler with special performances by composers Charles Strouse, Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lippa, Jason Howland, Michael John LaChiusa, Stephen Flaherty, Larry O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin and musical director Stephen Oremus. The first anniversary concert, which will be held at 7 PM, will be co-hosted by Alan, Becca Ayers, Barrett Foa and Daniel Torres. Performers are set to include Todd Buonopane, Peter Previti, Natalie Joy Johnson, Matthew Tweardy and Amy Barker. Each of these singing actors will be accompanied by such up-and-coming composers as Eli Bolin, Barbara Anselmi, Neil Bartram and Alan.
The evening will feature musical direction by Barbara Anselmi.
The Duplex is located in Manhattan at 61 Christopher Street. There is a $10 cover charge and a two-drink minimum; call (212) 255-5438 for reservations. Visit www.theduplex.com for more information. (Those under 21 should contact Gabby Pasternak at MNNVinfo@yahoo.com for admission information.)