Danny Burstein, Rebecca Luker, Rory O'Malley, Drew Gehling, Kate Shindle Set for NYU Concert
By Andrew Gans
The New Voices Collective will present NEW VOICES at NYU: A Celebration of Songs by NYU Musical Theatre Writers, Past and Present April 16 at 8 PM at New York University's Frederick Loewe Theatre.
The program will explore work by current composers in the NYU Musical Theatre writing program, as well as work by some of NYU's famous alumni.
Recent Follies star Danny Burstein will host the evening, which will feature the talents of Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins, Nine, Music Man, Sound of Music), Rory O'Malley (Book of Mormon, Spelling Bee), Elizabeth A. Davis (Once, The 39 Steps), Drew Gehling (On a Clear Day..., The Minister's Wife, Jersey Boys), Kate Shindle (Wonderland, Legally Blonde, Cabaret), Sally Wilfert (Make Me A Song, Spelling Bee, Assassins) and Michael Winther (Mamma Mia!, Songs from an Unmade Bed).
The artists will interpret songs by Gaby Alter, Will Aronson, Ben Bonnema, Ben Cohn & Sean McDaniel, Joey Contreras, Julianne Wick Davis, Jeremy Desmon, Vadim Feichtner, Caleb Hoyer, Jenny Giering, Dylan Glatthorn, Kait Kerrigan, Brian Lowdermilk, Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda, Chris Miller, Peter Mills, Matt Sklar, Christopher Staskel, Georgia Stitt, Nathan Tysen and Sam Willmott.
The singers will be accompanied by the Director of Collaborative Piano at NYU, Grant Wenaus, with Stephen Benson on guitar, Yuiko Kamakari on violin, Ed Matthew on clarinet and Clay Ruede on cello.
Tickets, priced at $20 ($5 with a Student I.D.), are available in advance by visiting www.nyu.edu/ticketcentral/calendar, by calling (212) 352-3101 or by going to NYU Ticket Central (566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South). Tickets will also be available at the door one hour prior to the performance. New York University's Frederick Loewe Theatre is located at 35 West 4th Street.
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