Spring Awakening's Duncan Sheik Sings His Pop and Show Tunes May 15

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Duncan Sheik — composer of Broadway's Spring Awakening — performs in concert in New York City May 15. His song list will include some of his musical theatre work.

Metropolitan Talent presents the one-night gig, which will play the Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (located at 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West) at 8 PM. Doors open at 7 PM. Tickets ($35) are available through Ticketmaster.

Lauren Pritchard — who appears in Spring Awakening as Ilse — will join Sheik on stage for a few songs, a source told Playbill.com. (The show is dark on Tuesday evenings.)

According to the artist's website, "Upcoming shows will include songs from Duncan's prior records in addition to selections from his theatrical work including Spring Awakening, Nero and The Nightingale.

Composer Sheik created the current Broadway musical Spring Awakening with book writer-lyricist Steven Sater. The duo have also collaborated on The Nightingale and Nero (Another Golden Rome), the latter a Sater work with songs by Sheik. Sheik also composed the original scores for the feature films "A Home at the End of the World," "The Cake Eaters" and more.

Fans of composer Sheik can meet the singer-songwriter following his May 15 concert at a special LIFEbeat afterparty to take place at D'Or (located inside Amalia at 204 West 55th Street). Commemorating its 15th year in the AIDS battle, LIFEbeat has relaunched its AfterParty Series, which during the 1990s included such artists as Sarah McLachlan, Tony Bennett, Jewel and Courtney Love. The series will give "a limited number of fans the opportunity to join stars at an official post concert event where they can mingle with celebrities and industry bigwigs, enjoy complimentary cocktails, and party like a rock star," according to an announcement.

The non-profit organization LIFEbeat, the Music Industry Fights AIDS, is "dedicated to reaching America's youth with the message of HIV/AIDS prevention" by the mobilization of the music industry.

The minimum donation to attend is $10 in advance/$15 at the door. Doors open at 10 PM. Patrons (21 and over — with vaild government issued photo ID) can purchase advance tickets through SpinCycleNYC.com. For more information on the AfterParty Series, visit lifebeat.org.

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