What the Stars Are Singing — Reinvent Your Audition With These Need-to-Know Songs (Video)

News   What the Stars Are Singing — Reinvent Your Audition With These Need-to-Know Songs (Video) Performers are always in search of that perfect song for their audition book, so we enlisted the pros to help us freshen up your repertoire with new music by songwriters on the contemporary musical theatre circuit.

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:

 

Click here for a link to the sheet music of "Seeing You There."

Watch DeBose sing "Astonishing" and "Broadway, Here I Come!" below:

 

Click here for the sheet music to "Broadway, Here I Come!"

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.

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