Derek Klena and Natalie Weiss Join Danielle Wade for Concert of Sam Carner and Derek Gregor Tunes Tonight | Playbill

News Derek Klena and Natalie Weiss Join Danielle Wade for Concert of Sam Carner and Derek Gregor Tunes Tonight Danielle Wade, the winner of "Over the Rainbow: Search for the Next Dorothy" who went on to star as Dorothy in the Toronto run and North American tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard Of Oz, makes her solo concert debut Oct. 13 at New York's Metropolitan Room.

Derek Klena
Derek Klena

Wade teams up with New York songwriters Sam Carner and Derek Gregor for the 9:30 PM concert, which features an entire set of Carner and Gregor's work.

Guest performers include Derek Klena (Wicked, The Bridges of Madison County, Dogfight), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Wicked, Les Misérables) and Stephen C. Anthony (The Book of Mormon, Catch Me If You Can).

Prior to Wade's television and stage success, Carner and Gregor discovered her at a University of Windsor (Ontario) master class and featured her in their 4th annual Barely Legal Show-Tune Extravaganza. Click here for the Playbill Playlist from Carner and Gregor, who picked their favorite breakout performances.

"Sam and Derek's work is just stunning," said Wade in an earlier statement. "It's complex and powerful and hilarious. It captures things you've thought and felt and experienced, but never heard put into a song. And the music just sticks — and rocks!"

Carner and Gregor's musical Unlock'd played an extended run last summer at the Duke Theatre in Times Square, and their musical Island Song has had developmental workshops and workshop productions around the country and world. They will be writers in residence at the Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals in January 2015. Read more about the songwriters in's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know.

The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 W. 22nd Street. For more information and tickets, click here.

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