PHOTO CALL: Jenn Colella, Ariana DeBose, Ryann Redmond, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More Join Amanda Green at Birdland

By Matthew Blank
November 27, 2012

A host of theatre favorites joined composer-lyricist Amanda Green for a concert at Birdland Nov. 26.



In addition to Green, performers for Amanda Green & Friends included Brooks Ashmanskas, Andrea Burns, Jenn Colella, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Ryann Redmond, Gregory Haney and Ariana DeBose.



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Jenn Colella
Photo by Monica Simoes



Matt Gallagher led the band.

Amanda Green is an award-winning Broadway composer-lyricist and performer. She has two shows on Broadway this season: Bring It On, for which she co-wrote the lyrics, is currently playing at The St. James Theatre, and Hands On A Hardbody, for which she wrote the lyrics and co-wrote the music, collaborating with Trey Anastasio, bows at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre Feb. 23, 2013.

Also on Broadway, she wrote the lyrics for High Fidelity (music Tom Kitt; 2006). As a performer, Green has won two MAC Awards and a Bistro Award, and performs her songs everywhere from Birdland to Carnegie Hall to the Bluebird Café in Nashville. She is the winner of The Jonathan Larson Award for Excellence in Songwriting, and Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame Scholarship Award.