Music of Charles Bloom Blossoms in May 15 NYC Cabaret, I Prefer to Dream

News   Music of Charles Bloom Blossoms in May 15 NYC Cabaret, I Prefer to Dream
The songs of composer Charles Bloom will be presented in a new revue, I Prefer To Dream, to be performed at The Triad Theatre in Manhattan May 15.

Conceived and directed by Andrew Glant-Linden, I Prefer To Dream features performers James Donegan, Leo Ash Evens, Kelli Maguire and Julie Reyburn, and offers songs by the composer-lyricist of Insomnia and Heaven Knows.

I Prefer To Dream also features musical director Ray Fellman on piano, Christopher Downes on bass and Steve Singer on drums.

The Triad is at 158 West 72nd Street. The performance is 7 PM.

There is a $10 cover charge, plus a two drink minimum (cash only). For reservations, call (212) 362-2511.

* Bloom has written the book, music and lyrics to Pablo (about the young life of Picasso), Insomnia and Heaven Knows.

Pablo was awarded a concert reading under the auspices The West Coast Musical Theatre Alliance at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (Allison Bergman, director). Insomnia was presented as part of The Midtown Theatre Festival in 2004 (Allison Bergman, director) and was selected to The Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theatre in England in the spring of 2005. Heaven Knows(starring Julie Reyburn and directed by Andrew Glant-Linden) was given a staged reading at The York Theatre Company. Bloom's cabaret-revue works have been heard in clubs and concert halls around the world, sung by artists including Michael Feinstein, B.D. Wong, Cheyenne Jackson, David Burnham, Vicki Lewis, Richard Todd Adams, Jon Philip Alman, Lindy Robbins, Sharon McKnight and Bruce Vilanch.

May 18-19, Heaven Knows will be receiving a staged reading by The Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre in North Carolina; and on May 22, Pablo will be one of three finalists selected to The Next Big Musical Competition as presented by AnyMinuteNow Productions (

Bloom is a member of the Steering Committee of London Repertory, Ltd, an organization dedicated to the development of new musicals in Great Britain. He is also a member of The Dramatists Guild, ASCAP and is an alumnus of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.

Bloom is originally from Los Angeles, and is the son of the late screenwriter, Harold Jack Bloom and the late actress Carolyn Kearney. He studied theory and composition at New York University.

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