THE SCREENING ROOM: Drew Gasparini's From Here & There Concert, With Lauren Pritchard, Jason Gotay, Julia Mattison and More
19 Dec 2013
From Here & There: The Music & Lyrics of Drew Gasparini, featuring the songs of singer-songwriter Drew Gasparini ("Smash"), was held Dec. 13 at 54 Below. Here are highlights from the concert.
The 11 PM concert featured performances by Marc Summers ("Double Dare"), Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening, "Glee"), Alex Brightman (Big Fish), Lauren Pritchard (Spring Awakening), Jason Gotay (Bring It On, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), Brandon J. Ellis (Once), Andrew Kober (Hair), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Ben Crawford (Big Fish), Charlie Rosen (One Man, Two Guvnors; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Preston Sadleir (Next to Normal), Louis Sacco, Hannah A. Brady, Emily Kay Shrader, Monet Julia Sabel, Lauren T. Mack, Hannah Kloepfer, Farra Kober, Chloe Gasparini and Kasie Gasparini, accompanied by Drew, Rosen, Adrien Godat and Marques Walls.
From Here & There promised "songs from all over [Gasparini's] catalog… some songs from here… some songs from there. The night will consist of new material from several of Drew's latest projects, fan favorites from his award-winning musicals Crazy, Just Like Me; Make Me Bad; and #UntitledPopMusical, as well as numbers from the TV show 'Smash' and Drew's recently released album, 'I Could Use A Drink.'"
Erica Rotstein produced, and videography is by Karen Marshall.
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