PHOTO CALL: Ben Fankhauser, Emma Hunton, Ben Platt, Nic Rouleau, Julia Murney Perform the Songs of Cutting-Edge Composers

By Krissie Fullerton
26 Feb 2014

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

The 9:30 PM concert featured 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).

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

Slated to present new material were 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.

Here's a look at the concert:

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Annie Golden
Photo by Monica Simoes