Caissie Levy and David Are Will Celebrate New Recordings With Starry Concert

By Andrew Gans
November 26, 2012

Composer David Are will celebrate the release of his double-disc concept albums, "A Few For Friends"/"Friends For A Few," with a night of live music Jan. 14, 2013, at Galapagos Art Space.



The 7:30 PM concert will also help launch the release of Ghost star Caissie Levy's new EP.

Levy will open the evening with a solo set, followed by live performances of David Are songs by Matt Doyle, Leslie Odom Jr., Lauren Molina, Kacie Sheik, Maddy and Paul Wyatt, Declan Bennett, Allison Case, Steel Burkhardt, Matt DeAngelis, Blake Whyte, Nicolette Robinson, David Larsen, Adam Lowitt and Andrew Kober, who will also host.

The concert will also include music videos by Paris Remillard that feature Donell James Foreman, Larkin Bogan and Liana Hunt. Dana Haynes is musical director for the evening produced by New Make Do Productions.

Levy’s debut solo EP, "With You," features acoustic arrangements of songs from her Broadway shows. It also includes a remix of “With You” from Ghost, produced by Glen Ballard and Dave Stewart, and a brand-new song written by Eric Hutchinson. Levy's album and concert will be music-directed by Matt Hinkley.

"A Few For Friends"/"Friends For A Few" are double-disc companion albums – one acoustic, one electronic – featuring Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel, Matt Doyle, Richard Fleeshman, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Celisse Henderson, Levy and more.

General admission is $10, and reserved seats are $25. VIP tickets are available for $40 with priority seating and include signed copies of all three albums: "With You," "A Few For Friends" and "Friends For A Few."

Galapagos is located at 16 Main Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now at www.galapagosartsspace.com and at www.ticketweb.com.