Annie Golden, Van Hughes, Eric LaJuan Summers, Julia Murney Will Perform at Cutting-Edge Composers Concert
29 Jan 2014
The Cutting-Edge Composers series, which is committed to showcasing up-and-coming musical theatre writers, will continue Feb. 17 at 54 Below.
The 9:30 PM concert, which will be directed and produced by Laura Pietropinto, will feature musical direction by Julie McBride and Benjamin Rauhala. Attendees can expect to hear songs from new musicals in the works.
Slated to present new material are songwriters Eli Bolin and Sam Forman, Landon Braverman and Derek Hassler, Carmel Dean, Drew Gasparini, Joe Iconis and Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams, Aaron Jones and Sung Rno, Paul Loesel and Scott Burkell, Lyons and Pakchar, Jeff Thomson and Jeremy Desmon, and Benjamin Velez and Katie Hathaway.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.