By Michael Gioia
04 Feb 2013
Broadway Loves Britney, set to begin at 9:30 PM, follows the summer 2012 installment of The TRL Generation, Broadway Sings the 90's.
Produced and musically directed by Benjamin Rauhala with direction by Kyle Fox, the concert will feature Corey Cott (Newsies), Taylor Louderman (Bring It On), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Emma Hunton (Rent, Spring Awakening), Will Blum (The Book of Mormon, Grease), Ariana DeBose (Motown, Bring It On), Corey Mach (Hands On A Hard Body, Godspell), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!), Janet Krupin (Hands On A Hard Body, Bring It On), Hannah Elless (Godspell, The Other Josh Cohen), Tess Soltau (Into the Woods, The Addams Family), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Jesse JP Johnson (Wicked, Glory Days), Corbin Reid (Rent, Sister Act), Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening, Hello Again), Gabe Violett (Spring Awakening), Tracy McDowell (Rent, "The Next Big Thing: NY"), Sara Kapner (Bare, Hollywood Arms), Alice Lee (Bare, Spring Awakening), Ariana Groover (Bare), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Marissa Rosen (My Big Gay Italian Wedding), Lyle Colby Mackston (Paper Mill Playhouse's Spelling Bee) and Danny Quadrino (Bye, Bye Birdie).
The TRL Generation: Broadway Loves Britney, described as "a song and dance extravaganza paying tribute to our generation's princess of pop," promises a career-spanning set list featuring new arrangements and mashups of "TRL" classics such as "…Baby One More Time," "(You Drive Me) Crazy" and "Oops!...I Did It Again" as well as recent hits, including "3," "'Til The Word Ends" and "Scream and Shout."
Musical arrangements and orchestrations are by Joey Contreras, Rauhala and Charlie Rosen.
The band will feature Rosen on the bass, David Cinquegrana on guitar and Rauhala and Jordan Jones-Reese on keyboards. Backup vocals will be provided by Lacey Angerosa, Chris Ingrao, Tara Minogue and Jillian Soares.
The Canal Room is located at 285 West Broadway (at Canal Street). For more information and tickets, visit CanalRoom.com.