NewMusicalTheatre.com was created by the new crop of songwriters making noise in New York City and features a collection of material from Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (whose work will return to New York with the Off-Broadway bow of Dear Evan Hansen) as well as from young writers Alexander Sage Oyen, Zack Zadek and Zoe Sarnak.
Brian Lowdermilk (of the songwriting duo Kerrigan-Lowdermilk, known for their popular "Run Away With Me") took us into the rehearsal room to try out new material with Broadway stars Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar, Amazing Grace) and Ariana DeBose (Hamilton, Bring It On, Pippin, Motown).
He looks at songs that are frequently used in the audition room, such as "Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera and "Astonishing" from Little Women, and what songs could be great alternatives — Adam Gwon's "Seeing You There" from Ordinary Days and Joe Iconis' "Broadway, Here I Come" from "Smash," respectively.
Watch Young perform "Music of the Night" and "Seeing You There" below:
Watch DeBose sing "Astonishing" and "Broadway, Here I Come!" below:
Get to know a handful of the songwriters represented on NewMusicalTheatre.com by checking out The Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know, and for additional songs by these artists and more, visit NewMusicalTheatre.com.