Bare's Jenna Leigh Green will host the 7 PM concert, which is being presented by composer Scott Alan and producer Sabrina Gordin. Aida's Schele Williams will direct the evening with musical direction by Jesse Vargas. Others scheduled to perform include Brooklyn's Sara Schmidt, Little Shop of Horrors' Nikki Rene Daniels, Aida's Lori Ann Strunk, Lauren Thomas and Zakiya Young. New Voices, New Music plans to spotlight lesser-known talents working in New York. In addition to classic musical theatre tunes, the series will also feature new music from up-and-coming and established composers, who will accompany the performers on piano. The premiere concert on Jan. 10 will boast an appearance by The Wild Party's Michael John LaChiusa, and host Green will perform a new Scott Alan tune.
Kathy Deitch has been seen on Broadway in Footloose and the City Center Encores! production of Hair. She directed the New York Fringe Festival production of Face Value and was a Chubb Club Dancer for "The Rosie O'Donnell Show."
The Duplex Cabaret Theater is located at 61 Christopher Street. There is a $7 cover charge; call (212) 255-5438 for reservations.