Howard, Mazzie, Reichard and More Will Sing Loesel & Burkell at Birdland

News   Howard, Mazzie, Reichard and More Will Sing Loesel & Burkell at Birdland
Lisa Howard of Broadway's …Spelling Bee and 9 to 5 has joined composer Paul Loesel and lyricist Scott Burkell's upcoming evening at Birdland called Sorta Love Songs, a concert of their best songs.
Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel
Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel

The 7 PM Sept. 21 performance at the Manhattan jazz spot will also feature the previously mentioned Sebastian Arcelus, Stephanie J. Block, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Daniel Reichard, and cellist Allison Seidner. Loesel is on piano. Joe Aiello directs. Howard replaces the previously announced Kate Baldwin.

The evening offers new and old numbers by the songwriting team in anticipation of the creation of an intimate revue of their work for future licensing.

The writers' musicals shows include Six of One and Ella Minnow Pea.

Loesel & Burkell's songs have been performed at Carnegie Hall (Michael Feinstein: Now and Then Series), Lincoln Center (American Songbook Series), Joe's Pub, Symphony Space, The Kennedy Center and the Chicago Humanities Festival. Their songs have been premiered by Kristin Chenoweth (Carnegie Hall), Rebecca Luker (The Kennedy Center), Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Stephanie J. Block, Susan Egan and Liz Callaway. Their work is heard on Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley's album "Opposite You," and Stephanie J. Block's "This Place I Know," and will be heard on Rebecca Luker's "Greenwich Time."

Their musical, Six of One, received a Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant, an ASCAP workshop, a CAP21 workshop, and a production in the 2007 Philly Fringe Festival. It is currently being revised for a regional production prior to a life Off-Broadway (it's now called The Extraordinary Ordinary). Love Songs and Other Crap, their musical revue, received a MAC Award nomination, and their new musical, Ella Minnow Pea, received a production at the University of Michigan in fall 2008. The concert is part of Broadway at Birdland, presented by Jim Caruso's Cast Party. The music charge is $25 (general seating) and $35 (premium seating).

Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. For reservations call (212) 581-3080 and

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