Bobby Cronin & Friends to Feature Kate Shindle, Derek Klena and Ryann Redmond at Birdland
12 Oct 2012
Kate Shindle, Derek Klena and Ryann Redmond are among the performers who will join songwriter Bobby Cronin for a Nov. 5 concert of his new theatre music at Birdland.
Beginning at 7 PM, Bobby Cronin & Friends includes Shindle (Legally Blonde, Cabaret), Klena (Dogfight, Carrie), Redmond (Bring It On), as well as Rebecca Trehearn (Ghost, Love Story), Raymond J. Lee (Anything Goes, Mamma Mia!), Marisa McGowan (Nutty Professor, Les Miserables), Anne Brummel (Wicked), Brian Letendre (Mary Poppins), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Jackie Vanderbeck ('Til Death Do Us Part), Ryah Nixon (9 to 5) and Ward Billeisen (Anything Goes).
Johanna Pinzler will direct the concert that has musical direction by William Demaniow. Orchestrations are by Michael Haslam and Drew Overcash. Karie Koppel produces the concert.
Cronin recently recorded his studio cast recording of the musical The Concrete Jungle. The contemporary twist on the Cyrano story has a book by Cronin and Crystal Skillman.
Cronin's musicals also include W2ML (Welcome to My Life), book by Alicia Dempster; Daybreak and 'Til Death Do Us Part, book by Allen Mogol.
There is a $25 cover charge plus a $10 food/drink minimum. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street; for reservations call (212) 581-3080 or visit BirdlandJazz.com.
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.