Beyond the Music, With Karen Ziemba and Katie Rose Clarke, Gets NYC Lab Presentation Jan. 28-29

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28 Jan 2013

Karen Ziemba
Karen Ziemba

Beyond the Music, the new musical about a struggling young female songwriter who gets the chance of a lifetime, receives a Jan. 28-29 lab presentation starring Tony winner Karen Ziemba, Katie Rose Clarke and P.J. Griffith.

Tony Award-winning Hair producer Andy Sandberg wrote the book for Beyond the Music, which has a score by Emmy Award-winning songwriter Cliff Downs and actress/writer Katie Kahanovitz. Sandberg (The Last Smoker in America) also directs the work.

In addition to Tony winner Ziemba (Curtains, Chicago), Clarke (Wicked, Light in the Piazza) and Griffith (Giant), the cast also features Christina Sajous (American Idiot), Claybourne Elder (Road Show, Bonnie & Clyde), Rob Bartlett (How to Succeed...), Eric Anderson, Shelby Bartelstein, Angela Brydon, Jarid Faubel, Semhar Gebremichael, John Hemphill, Ryan Koss, Kathleen Rooney, Casey Lee Ross, Laura L. Thomas, Mariand Torres and Seth Tucker.

According to the creators, "Beyond the Music follows the journey of Casey, a fast-rising singer/songwriter, as she struggles to find success in the music business. Ready to risk it all, Casey sacrifices her personal life for her career, but on the verge of her first big break, she is betrayed by those she trusts. Now, in order to reclaim her dreams, she must look inside herself as she navigates the treacherous waters of the music business and reconnects with those she left behind."

Beyond the Music has choreography by AC Ciulla and music supervision and arrangements by Fred Lassen. It is produced by BTM Productions LLC and ShowWorks LLC, in association with Tanya Grubich/TMGLive Entertainment and Wolfe Theatricals.

View the teaser for the musical here: