By Andrew Gans
08 Mar 2012
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
These artists join the previously reported Shoshana Bean, Stephanie J. Block, Sierra Boggess, Liz Callaway, Ann Hampton Callaway, Louise Dearman, Kerry Ellis, Christopher Jackson, Jeremy Jordan, Mykal Kilgore, Caissie Levy, Stuart Matthew Price, Lea Salonga, Melissa van der Schyff, Oliver Tompsett, Willemijn Verkaik, Natalie Weiss and Raena White as well as recording artists Marc Broussard and RJ Helton. A fall release is expected.
In addition to the performers announced, Alan is providing an opportunity for an unknown talent to be featured on the album and record a new song by the composer. For more information on the "I'm a Star" contest by Alan and YouTube sensation Michael Buckley, visit www.scottalan.net. The contest ends March 15, and the winner will be announced April 1.
Because the 7 PM concert is already sold out, Birdland has added a 3 PM "Behind the Scenes" concert, which will also serve as a sound check for the performers and the musicians. Due to performance schedules, not all performers will be on hand for the afternoon concert; audiences should also expect retakes and stops during the concert. Tickets are $25 for the 3 PM concert; no drinks or food will be served. There is also no age requirement. Doors will open at 2:30 PM for general seating. To purchase tickets, call (212) 581-3080 or visit http://www.birdlandjazz.com/event/104359.
Alan’s show with playwright Christy Hall, Home, is aiming for a Broadway debut in the fall. Home is being produced by StylesFour Productions, whose credits also include Once, Spring Awakening and Driving Miss Daisy.