THE SCREENING ROOM: Bromance Concert, With Jenn Colella, Jason Tam, Adam Chanler-Berat, Andrew Kober (Video)
28 Oct 2013
A concert version of Kyle Ewalt and Michael Ian Walker’s Bromance: The Dude-sical, featuring If/Then cast membersJenn Colella and Jason Tam, was presented at Joe's Pub Aug. 22. Here are highlights from the evening.
Bromance in Concert also featured Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and The Starcatcher, Next to Normal), Andrew Kober (Hair) and Guy Olivieri ("Gossip Girl," Rent national tour).
Matt Cowart directed the evening, which featured musical direction by Benjamin M. Rauhala. Videography is by Shoshana Feinstein.
The new musical features music by Ewalt and lyrics by Walker and Ewalt.
"Like an awesome buddy movie come to life," Bromance: The Dude-sical, press notes state, "reveals a world of Beer, Brotherhood, and Brocabulary." This concert version of the show will feature the YouTube hit "The Phone Call" as well as "Sports Center," "Chili Cheese Fries" and "Wingman."
Ewalt and Walker are currently at work on two commissions — one from Broadway Across America, and Pumped, described as "a fashionable new musical." Their other works include Separate: Battle Songs of Youth, selected by Ars Nova for ANTFEST 2010, and The Making of Madeline Moore (The Merc NYC 2009).
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.