By Michael Gioia
05 Apr 2013
"I Could Use a Drink: The Songs of Drew Gasparini" features performances from Gasparini, Kacie Sheik (Hair), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Jennifer Damiano (Next To Normal), Justin Guarini (American Idiot), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Rachel Potter (Evita), Nick Blaemire (Godspell), Mendez (Dogfight), Ben Crawford (Shrek), Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening), Alex Wyse (Lysistrata Jones), Gabe Violett (Spring Awakening), Alex Brightman (Wicked), Andrew Kober (Hair), Tim Ehrlich (Off-Broadway's Rent), Caissie Levy (Ghost), Jordan (Newsies), Mykal Kilgore (The Book of Mormon), Kasie Gasparini, Chloe Gasparini and Kele Gasparini.
For the Playbill exclusive listen to "No Turning Back Now" — from Gasparini's musical Circles, four separate stories about four separate couples, each with an obstacle to overcome — performed by Jordan, click here.
"I Could Use a Drink" is described as "an eclectic mix of semi-autobiographical numbers (both poignant and hilarious) and progressive contemporary music theater." Charlie Rosen produces.
Gasparini, whose song "Good For You" aired earlier this season on the NBC musical drama "Smash" and was performed on the series by Katharine McPhee, is also the composer of Above My Pay Grade, Inappropriate Stories Told At a Bar and Crazy, Just Like Me.
For more on the composer and his works, read Playbill.com's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know.
The complete track listing follows:
1. Michigan (Eric Michael Krop, Kacie Sheik)
2. A Little Bit (Alex Brightman)
3. Fell In Love With Crazy (Andrew Kober)
4. If I Had You (Chloe Gasparini)
5. Dear Lucy (F. Michael Haynie)
6. Two Little Lines (Kasie Gasparini)
7. No Turning Back Now (Jeremy Jordan)
8. What Remains (Caissie Levy)
9. You Can't Bring Me Down (Nick Blaemire, Rachel Potter)
10. I Loved You Too Much (Mykal Kilgore)
11. Valley High (Blake Daniel, Gabriel Violett, Tim Ehrlich)
12. Right Here (Alex Wyse)
13. Good Stuff (Justin Guarini)
14. Disaster (Drew Weston)
15. Circus (Lindsay Mendez)
16. I Just Can't Stop (Ben Crawford, Lindsay Mendez)
17. Overboard (Jennifer Damiano, Drew Gasparini)
To pre-order "I Could Use a Drink," click here.