THE SCREENING ROOM: Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Nick Blaemire Sing With Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band
By Michael Gioia
Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band returned to the new Manhattan nightspot 54 Below March 30. Here are highlights from the evening.
The concert, co-produced and directed by Max Friedman, featured Nick Blaemire, Hannah Elless, Santino Fontana, Greg Hildreth, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Tony nominee Laura Osnes, Alysha Umpress and the band's resident vocalist, Monet Julia Sabel.
The evening, which featured modern and classic showtunes, also employed a full-size jazz orchestra of 17 musicians to play Rosen's reimagined arrangements. Videography is by Todd Rocheford.
Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band will return to 54 Below May 24 at 11 PM. Guests will be announced at a later date.
"What More Do I Need" – Monet Julia Sabel:
"Another Hundred People" – Jay Armstrong Johnson:
"You're the Top" –Hannah Elless:
"I Concentrate on You" – Santino Fontana:
"How to Succeed Medley" – Nick Blaemire:
"If I Were a Bell" – Alysha Umphress:
"Why Do the Wrong People Travel?" – Greg Hildreth:
"Glad to Be Unhappy" – Jay Armstrong Johnson:
"My Funny Valentine" – Hannah Elless:
"My One and Only Love" – Nick Blaemire:
"Old Devil Moon" – Laura Osnes:
"You're Nothing Without Me" – Santino Fontana and Greg Hildreth:
"Rolling in the Deep" – Monet Julia Sabel, Hannah Elless and Alysha Umphress:
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