Star of "Over the Rainbow" and Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz Will Make NYC Solo Concert Debut | Playbill

News Star of "Over the Rainbow" and Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz Will Make NYC Solo Concert Debut 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, will make her solo concert debut Oct. 13 at New York's Metropolitan Room.

Wade will team up with New York songwriters Sam Carner and Derek Gregor for the 9:30 PM concert, which will feature an entire set of Carner and Gregor's work and several Broadway guest stars to be announced.

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 a 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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