By Adam Hetrick
21 Nov 2013
Hosted by Playbill staff writer Michael Gioia, author of the ongoing column, which premiered on Playbill.com in October 2012, concerts — in which each songwriter or composing team will debut a world-premiere song, performed by Broadway talent — will be offered at 7 PM and 9:30 PM.
Directed by Brandon Ivie (assistant director of Broadway's First Date, A Christmas Story) with music direction by Benjamin Rauhala (Pippin), the concerts will feature new music from all writers (yet to make their Broadway songwriting debuts) featured in Part One and Part Two of the column. They include Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk, Scott Alan, Katie Thompson, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond, Deborah Abramson, Will Van Dyke, Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, Ryan Scott Oliver, Adam Gwon, Drew Gasparini, Joe Iconis and Jonathan Reid Gealt.
Performers will be announced at a later date.
Gioia will also produce, and Rochel Saks will stage manage. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to The Jonathan Larson Grants Fund at the American Theatre Wing.
For Part One of the Playbill.com article The Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know, click here. For Part Two, click here. A third part of the series will premiere following the 54 Below concert.
54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. For more information and tickets, visit 54Below.com.