The July 17 concert at the Ars Nova is part of the theatre's Uncharted series and will be presented at 8 PM. Mary Poppins' Jesse Nager and Spelling Bee's Todd Buonopane will also lend their voices to the evening. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are up-and-coming musical theatre writers. Currently students in the University of Michigan, their songs have been heard in the revue, Edges, which has been presented in Washington, Philadelphia and New York City. A full-length production of Edges is slated for this summer.
Eden Espinosa made her Broadway debut covering the roles of Elphaba and Nessarose in Stephen Schwartz's Wicked. She played the role of Brooklyn — a part she created at the Denver Civic Theatre — in the musical of the same name at the Schoenfeld Theatre, and she recently made her solo concert debut at New York's Town Hall. The actress began singing at the age of three, performing at the age of five and recording at the age of ten.
Uncharted: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will play the Ars Nova, located in Manhattan at 511 West 54th Street. Tickets, priced at $15, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com.