THE SCREENING ROOM: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk NYMF Concerts, With Jeremy Jordan, Josh Young, Lisa Brescia, Emma Hunton and More
30 Jul 2013
Tony Award nominees Jeremy Jordan (Newsies) and Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar) were among the lineup of performers for the July 25 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) concerts featuring the music of songwriting duo Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk. Here are highlights from the concerts.
The 6 PM and 9 PM concerts, directed by David Ruttura, included performances from Steven Booth (Dogfight, Glory Days), Todd Buonopane (Grease), Lisa Brescia (Mamma Mia!, Wicked), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal, The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown), Emma Hunton (Next to Normal national tour, Spring Awakening), Dee Roscioli (Wicked), Young, Catherine Porter (Next to Normal), singer-songwriter Jesse Ruben (The Ones that Matter), Jordan and Zach Altman (Gotham Chamber Opera), among others.
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.