Bobby Cronin & Friends to Feature Kate Shindle, Derek Klena and Ryann Redmond at Birdland
By Adam Hetrick
Kate Shindle, Derek Klena and Ryann Redmond are among the performers who will join songwriter Bobby Cronin for a Nov. 5 concert of his new theatre music at Birdland.
Beginning at 7 PM, Bobby Cronin & Friends includes Shindle (Legally Blonde, Cabaret), Klena (Dogfight, Carrie), Redmond (Bring It On), as well as Rebecca Trehearn (Ghost, Love Story), Raymond J. Lee (Anything Goes, Mamma Mia!), Marisa McGowan (Nutty Professor, Les Miserables), Anne Brummel (Wicked), Brian Letendre (Mary Poppins), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Jackie Vanderbeck ('Til Death Do Us Part), Ryah Nixon (9 to 5) and Ward Billeisen (Anything Goes).
Johanna Pinzler will direct the concert that has musical direction by William Demaniow. Orchestrations are by Michael Haslam and Drew Overcash. Karie Koppel produces the concert.
Cronin recently recorded his studio cast recording of the musical The Concrete Jungle. The contemporary twist on the Cyrano story has a book by Cronin and Crystal Skillman.
Cronin's musicals also include W2ML (Welcome to My Life), book by Alicia Dempster; Daybreak and 'Til Death Do Us Part, book by Allen Mogol.
There is a $25 cover charge plus a $10 food/drink minimum. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street; for reservations call (212) 581-3080 or visit BirdlandJazz.com.
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