Songwriter Charles Bloom Will Blossom in New Revue Beyond the Music Dec. 18-19

News   Songwriter Charles Bloom Will Blossom in New Revue Beyond the Music Dec. 18-19
The work of composer-lyricist Charles Bloom, who penned the musicals Insomnia and Heaven Knows, will be presented in a new revue, Beyond the Music: The Songs of Charles Bloom at Don’t Tell Mama Dec. 18-19.

The show will feature performers Erin Davie (currently appearing in Infertility: The Musical Off-Broadway and seen in the national tours of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Swing!), Chris Gunn (Broadway's Little Women) and Jim Weitzer (The Phantom of the Opera and Little Women).

Michael Cassara directs. Music director is Ray Fellman (on piano). Chris Downes is on bass.

Composer-lyricist Charles Bloom has written the book, music and lyrics to the musicals Pablo (workshopped at The York Theatre Company as well as The Los Angeles Theatre Center), Insomnia (featured in the 2005 Midtown International Theatre Festival and selected to The 2005 Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theatre in Wales) and Heaven Knows (featured in the 2005 "Bound For Broadway V" concert at Merkin Concert Hall). His songs have been heard in cabarets, theatres and concerts on both coasts. The list of artists that have performed his songs include Michael Feinstein, B.D. Wong, Vicki Lewis, Cheyenne Jackson, Andrea Marcovicci and Bruce Vilanch. Bloom also composed the music and lyrics to "Let's Go To The Circus" (Walt Disney Productions) as well as musicalizations of Samson and Delilah and Calamity Jane with two-time Academy Award winning composer Al Kasha. Bloom is a member of The Dramatists Guild and ASCAP and is an alumnus of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. The L.A. native lives in New York.

There is a $12 cover charge, plus a two-drink minimum (cash only). Don't Tell Mama, the midtown Manhattan cabaret institution, is at 343 W. 46th Street.

Performances are Dec. 18 at 8 PM and Dec. 19 at 6:30 PM. For reservations, call (212) 757-0788.

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