Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, who received a Tony nomination for their score to Broadway's The Wedding Singer, are the evening's guest composer-lyricist team. They will accompany the performers on selections from Wedding Singer and their new musical Judas' Mother, which is described as "a new musical comedy that follows the life of the Virgin Mary's best friend and next door neighbor, Reba Iscariot." The 7 PM concert also features the vocal talents of Michael Buchanan, Mitch Dean, Mark Fisher, Samantha Massell and Patti Murin. Barbara Anselmi is the musical director for the latest edition of New Voices, which was launched by composer-producer Scott Alan to "showcase some of today's brightest new talent in New York."
Coleen Sexton played Lucy in the Broadway production of Jekyll & Hyde; her performance was captured on the DVD of that show opposite the Jekyll and Hyde of David Hasselhoff. Sexton toured in Chicago, and her other theatrical credits include productions of Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Her screen credits include "Law & Order," "Third Watch," "Guiding Light" and "As the World Turns."
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located in Manhattan at 16 Christopher Street. There is a $12 music charge and a two-drink minimum. For reservations call (212) 255-5438 or visit www.theduplex.com.