PHOTO CALL: Jenn Colella, Jason Tam, Adam Chanler-Berat and More Sing in Bromance

By Joseph Marzullo
24 Aug 2013

A concert version of Kyle Ewalt and Michael Ian Walker’s Bromance: The Dude-sical was presented at Joe's Pub Aug. 22. Jenn Colella and Jason Tam, who have been cast in the Broadway-bound musical If/Then, were among the evening's lineup.

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Jason Tam, Adam Chanler-Berat and Jenn Colella
Photo by Denis Kwan Photography

Bromance in Concert also featured Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and The Starcatcher, Next to Normal), Andrew Kober (Hair) and Guy Olivieri ("Gossip Girl," Rent national tour).

Matt Cowart directed the evening with musical direction by Benjamin M. Rauhala.

The new musical features music by Ewalt and lyrics by Walker and Ewalt.

"Like an awesome buddy movie come to life," Bromance: The Dude-sical, press notes state, "reveals a world of Beer, Brotherhood, and Brocabulary." This concert version of the show featured the YouTube hit "The Phone Call" as well as "Sports Center," "Chili Cheese Fries" and "Wingman."

Ewalt and Walker are currently at work on two commissions — one from Broadway Across America and Pumped, described as "a fashionable new musical." Their other works include Separate: Battle Songs of Youth, selected by Ars Nova for ANTFEST 2010, and The Making of Madeline Moore (The Merc NYC 2009).

Ground UP Productions produced.