Stephen Schwartz, Christopher Sieber, Telly Leung, Beth Leavel, Sierra Boggess and More Show Off! at Oct. 20 NAMT Benefit
20 Oct 2013
Photo by Jmmy Asnes
The National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Show Off! benefit concert, which celebrates 25 years of NAMT's annual Festival of New Musicals, is presented Oct. 20 at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
Edward Hibbert (Curtains/The Drowsy Chaperone) hosts the event in the guise of "Man in Chair" from The Drowsy Chaperone.
The evening features a special version of "Show Off" from Drowsy Chaperone, with new lyrics by Tony Award winner Lisa Lambert written specially for this event.
The concert is directed by Tony winner David Zippel with continuity by Brian Hargrove, music direction by Brad Haak and choreography by Lorin Latarro. Ryan Fielding Garrett is assistant music director, and Branden Huldeen (NAMT's New Works director) is the creative producer.
Special guests at the evening — a conclusion to this year's annual Festival of New Musicals — include Danish musical theatre stars Bjørg Gamst and Maria Skuladottir.
New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square. For more information and tickets, visit NAMT.org/ShowOff.
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.