New Work Emerges at This Year's Davenport Songwriting Contest, Held Tonight! | Playbill

News New Work Emerges at This Year's Davenport Songwriting Contest, Held Tonight! Broadway producer Ken Davenport and Davenport Theatrical present the Second Annual Davenport Songwriting Contest, in which songwriters compete for the title of Best Song and a $500 grand prize, April 30 at the Davenport Theatre.

Hosted by features manager Michael Gioia, the contest starts at 7 PM and features ten songs competing for the title.

The audience and a panel of industry guest judges will choose the winner. Joining Tony-winning producer Davenport (The Visit, It's Only A Play, Kinky Boots) at the judge's table are Abigail Katz (director of New Play Development at Atlantic Theater Company), Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges (Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu) and Ross Weiner (Theatrical Writer's department at Paradigm Talent Agency).

All finalists will receive a cash prize of $50.

The finalists follow:

"Sublet My Heart"
Music and lyrics by Brandon Sturiale
Performed by Sharone Sayegh (Mamma Mia!) "I Don't Wanna Be Friends"
Music and lyrics by Josh Kight
Performed by Avery Sobczak

Music by Trevor Bachman and lyrics by Alex Rubin
Performed by Kiah Victoria

"See The World"
Music and lyrics by Scott Wilkinson
Performed by Corey Roberts

"People Like Me"
Music by Daniel Lincoln and lyrics by Michael DiGaetano
Performed by Charissa Bertels (A Christmas Story) and Anthony Fett (Beauty and the Beast national tour)

Music and lyrics by Jean Ann Garrish
Performed by Jean Ann Garrish

"What The Hell's Happened To This Whore?"
Music and lyrics by Eli Pasic
Performed by Mary Ellen Ashley (Annie Get Your Gun, Yentl)

"Musical in My Bedroom"
Music and lyrics by Jeffery Lyle Segal
Performed by Patrick Richwood (First Wives Club)

"Run Right Out"
Music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak
Performed by Jeremy Greenbaum (Newsies), Mary Kate Morrissey (Hair) and Tatiana Lofton

Music and lyrics by Blake Pfeil
Performed by Vishal Vaidya

The Davenport Theatre is located at 354 West 45th Street. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

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