Lawrence, Jibson, McGinnis and Reinders Are Andrew Lippa's Assorted Divas Feb. 26

News   Lawrence, Jibson, McGinnis and Reinders Are Andrew Lippa's Assorted Divas Feb. 26
Megan Lawrence, a Tony Award nominee for her role in The Pajama Game, has replaced the previously announced Ana Gasteyer as a guest in composer-lyricist Andrew Lippa's return engagement of Andrew Lippa, Asphalt Beach and Assorted Divas at the Metropolitan Room Feb. 26.

The evening (starting at 9:30 PM) "will feature Andrew Lippa at the piano along with some very special women for an evening of his songs old and new."

As with the sold-out concert last December, the evening will culminate with songs from Lippa's newest musical Asphalt Beach – including the unveiling of some previously unheard selections.

Joining him will be grand divas Carly Jibson (Hairspray), Megan McGinnis (Little Women, Les Miserables) and Kate Reinders (Wicked, Gypsy).

Asphalt Beach tells the story of what happens to the girls at Our Lady of Suppressed Desire Academy for Rambunctious Young Girls — a Catholic reformatory school in Asphalt Beach, New Jersey.

Andrew Lippa wrote the book, music and lyrics for The Wild Party (Manhattan Theater Club), which won the 2000 Outer Critics Circle Award for best Off-Broadway musical of the season and the 2000 Drama Desk Award for best music. In 2004 the premiere of Lippa's A Little Princess (book and lyrics by Brian Crawley) was seen at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, CA. In 1999 Lippa contributed three new songs (and new arrangements) to the Broadway version of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (including "My New Philosophy" for Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth) and created all new arrangements. He wrote the music and co-wrote the book (with Tom Greenwald) for john & jen, which played in New York City in 1995 at The Lamb's Theater. His awards include a Grammy nomination, the Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla Theater Foundation Award and ASCAP's Richard Rodgers/New Horizons Award. In addition to Asphalt Beach, Lippa is currently writing the scores (music and lyrics) for Disney Theatrical Productions' The Man in the Ceiling (book by original book author Jules Feiffer) and Jerry Christmas (book by Daniel Goldfarb).

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Andrew Lippa, Asphalt Beach and Assorted Divas is produced by Jayson Raitt.

Cover is $25 plus a two-beverage minimum. Reservations can be made by calling (212) 206-0440. The Metropolitan Room is located in Manhattan at 34 West 22nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues.

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