By Michael Gioia
07 Aug 2013
The 8 PM concert will feature Tony nominee de Jesus (In the Heights), Hunton (Spring Awakening), Pritchard (Spring Awakening), Blake (Legally Blonde), Tony winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Krystal Joy Brown (Leap of Faith), Corey Mach (Godspell), Coleen Sexton (Jekyll & Hyde), Preston Sadleir (Next to Normal tour), Nick Cartell (Scandalous), Rebecca Faulkenberry (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Taylor Noble, Kacie Sheik (Hair), Adrienne Warren (Bring It On), Ryann Redmond (Bring It On), Laura Dreyfuss (Once), recording artist Grace Weber and NYC a cappella group BLACKOUT.
Backing the singers will be Bobbie L. Crow III on cello, Rick Ippolito on bass, Simon Kafka on guitar and Cody Rahn on percussion.
In anticipation of the evenings celebrating "twenty-somethings," Playbill.com asked de Jesus, Hunton, Pritchard and Blake to pick songs representing their 20s and tell us why they made their list.
Sarnak wrote the book, music and lyrics for The Quad, developed and performed at Harvard's Loeb Experimental Theatre. She also has four full-length musicals in development, including Mixtape, featured in Silent Street Productions' 2012 season, PainLess (with book by Michael Kimmel) and A Lasting Impression, winner of Pace New Musicals 2012 and performed Off-Broadway at the 4th Street Theatre at NYTW in August 2012, winner of 2013 NJ Playwright's contest and recently produced by Cutting Edge Composers at Joe's Pub.
Overcash's music has been performed at venues such as Joe's Pub, Birdland, 54 Below, D-Lounge, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center and (le) Poisson Rouge. Overcash's musical Boys Vs. Girls was recently optioned, and his other projects — Joe, To You With Love and Rhapsody — are under development. He is the creator of the Exposed series at Time Out Lounge.
The Highline Ballroom is located at 431 W. 16th Street. For more information and tickets, visit HighlineBallroom.com.Continued...