Cutting-Edge Composers Concert, With Ben Fankhauser, Emma Hunton, Nic Rouleau, Julia Murney and More, Held Feb. 17

Songs from new musicals are presented Feb. 17 in Cutting-Edge Composers, hosted by [title of show] star Susan Blackwell, at 54 Below.

Emma Hunton
Emma Hunton

The 9:30 PM concert features performances from Donna Vivino ( Wicked), Ben Platt ( The Book of Mormon), Ben Fankhauser ( Newsies), Emma Hunton ( Spring Awakening), Nic Rouleau ( The Book of Mormon), Julia Murney ( Wicked), Nick Blaemire ( Godspell), Lilli Cooper ( Spring Awakening), Annie Golden ( The Full Monty), Van Hughes ( American Idiot), Jen Johnson ( Volleygirls at NYMF), Eric LaJuan Summers ( Motown), Tracy McDowell ( Motown), Donna Vivino ( Wicked), Conrad Riccamora ( Here Lies Love) and Amber Gray ( Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812).

Cutting-Edge Composers, directed and produced by Laura Pietropinto, features musical direction by Julie McBride and Benjamin Rauhala.

The evening promises "songs from new musicals by composers who have not yet been produced on Broadway."

Slated to present new material are 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, Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne, Ethan Pakchar and Douglas Lyons, Jeff Thomson and Jeremy Desmon, Benjamin Velez and Katie Hathaway, Alexander Sage Oyen, and Daniel Zaitchik.

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