THE SCREENING ROOM: Highlights from the Davenport Songwriting Contest, Featuring Hannah Elless, Ben Fankhauser and More
07 Feb 2014
The first annual Davenport Songwriting Contest, presented by Broadway producer Ken Davenport, was held Jan. 30 at the Davenport Theatre. Here are highlights from the evening.
The contest, hosted by Sheri Sanders ("Rock The Audition"), featured ten songs competing for the title of Best Song and a $500 grand prize. Songwriter Madeline Myers, whose song "I Could Be a Hero" was performed by Ben Fankhauser, took home the top prize, and all finalists received a cash prize of $50.
Deaf West’s production of SPRING AWAKENING floored the critics when it premiered in California, prompting the Los Angeles Times to write, "It's hard to enumerate all the ways in which Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING is so very, very good." Now this unapologetically brilliant new production is coming to New York.