Danny Burstein Will Host New Voices Concert Featuring Rebecca Luker, Rory O'Malley, Drew Gehling, Kate Shindle
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 at 35 West 4th Street.
The concert will explore work by current composers in the NYU Musical Theatre writing program, as well as work by some of NYU's alumni.
Interpreting these songs will be Tony nominees Rebecca Luker and Rory O'Malley, Elizabeth A. Davis, Drew Gehling, Kate Shindle, Sally Wilfert and Michael Winther.
Attendees can expect to hear songs penned 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 evening will be hosted by Danny Burstein (soon to reprise his role as Buddy Plummer at the Ahmanson Theatre in Follies); Annette Jolles directs.
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.
The concert will also feature new arrangements by orchestrators Martin Lowe, Oran Eldor and Neil Reilly.
Tickets, priced at $20 ($5 with a Student I.D.), are available in advance online (www.nyu.edu/ticketcentral/calendar), by phone at (212) 352-3101, or in person at NYU Ticket Central (566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South). Tickets will also be available at the door one hour prior to the performance.
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