Spring Awakening's Phoebe Strole Debuts "Good Friends" in New "Hot Off the Ivories" Music Video
17 Apr 2013
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Spring Awakening actress Phoebe Strole debuts "Good Friends" in "Hot Off the Ivories," a new music video series screening on Playbill Video that features the work of contemporary musical theatre songwriters performed by Broadway talent.
Created by rising theatrical songwriter Joey Contreras, the series strives to present new material in a sleek, intimate format, à la MTV-style music videos.
"We are capturing stories with these songs," Contreras previously told Playbill.com. "I want the heart, the soul, the vulnerability, the nuances of these emotions expressed through each video, and I think we'll be able to catch that magic — especially with the talent we'll be working with!"
"Good Friends," a stand-alone song written by Contreras — and the second in the series — is about resisting the possibility of taking a friendship to the next level. Click here to watch "Great, Cool," the first song in the series performed by Newsies' Ben Fankhauser and Spring Awakening's Blake Daniel.
Videography and editing is by Micah Joel.
Hot Off the Ivories is currently taking submissions from interested writers for future videos. To submit, send a bio and a music samples (YouTube links or MP3 demos) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contreras' original compositions and arrangements have been featured in NYC venues including Joe's Pub, Lincoln Center, (le) Poisson Rouge, the Laurie Beechman Theater, The Duplex and multiple Broadway in South Africa galas at the Manhattan Center. Contreras, the recipient of the 2010 ASCAP Foundation Max Dreyfus Scholarship Award, also wrote the music and lyrics for the musical This Thing Called Love as well as his debut album "Love Me, Love Me Not: The Music of Joey Contreras."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.