13 Composers Paired with 13 Singers in MuseMatch 4.0

News   13 Composers Paired with 13 Singers in MuseMatch 4.0 What happens when 13 composers go on a musical theatre blind date with 13 singers? That is the question that will be answered in MuseMatch 4.0, which will be presented March 7 at 11:30 PM at 54 Below.

Participating writers include Adam Wachter, Jonathan Keebler and Ryan Korell, Madeline Myers, Teresa Lotz, Scotty Arnold, Andrew Gerle, Heathcliff Saunders, Joe and David Zellnik, Eli Bolin, F. Michael Haynie, Paul Gordon, Kathleen Tagg & Sophia Jaff and Ben Bonnema.

Bringing these songs to life will be Amy Toporek, Will Roland, Ali Gordon, Shakina Nayfack, Brian Charles Rooney, Laura Hall, Norman Payne, Wade McCollum, Harrison Chad, Ashley Betton, Grace McLean, Jessica Crouch and Sam Bolen.

"I have paired 13 composers with 13 singers they have never worked with," creator and producer Bill Coyne said in a statement. "On a 'musical theatre blind date' the pairs share their personal and artistic strengths and weaknesses, passions, fears; the composers write a song specifically for and inspired by the singer, with the intention of reaching new artistic territory. So far, MuseMatch has created 45 new collaborations, and raised thousands of dollars for The Trevor Project, The Boys Club of NY and Zara Aina."

The fourth installment of MuseMatch will benefit Manitou Experience Camps, which provides boys and girls who have lost a parent, sibling or loved one with a program that helps "build confidence, encourage laughter and navigate their grief through friendship, teamwork, athletics, and the common bond of loss."

Coyne and Stephanie Cowan produce. Ashley Rodbro serves as director with Joshua Zecher-Ross as the musical director. There is a $20 cover charge and a $20 food/beverage minimum. 54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th St. For reservations call (646) 476-3551.

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