THE SCREENING ROOM: Songs by The Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know (Part Two) | Playbill

News THE SCREENING ROOM: Songs by The Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know (Part Two)
The Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know: LIVE!, a concert featuring rising musical theatre songwriters that is based on the feature of the same name, will be held Jan. 27 at the Manhattan nightspot 54 Below. In anticipation of the concert, looks at music by the rising songwriters.

Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan
Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan

Hosted by Playbill staff writer Michael Gioia, author of the ongoing column that premiered on in October 2012, concerts — in which each songwriter or composing team will debut a world-premiere song — will be offered at 7 PM and 9:30 PM.

For more information on the concerts, click here.

Here is a look at some of our favorite songs by the writers featured in Part Two of the column — Katie Thompson, Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk, Joe Iconis, Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, Adam Gwon and Deborah Abramson.

For Part One of the Screening Room, featuring Scott Alan, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond, Will Van Dyke, Ryan Scott Oliver, Drew Gasparini and Jonathan Reid Gealt, click here

54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. For more information and tickets, visit


Katie Thompson's "It Doesn't Hurt":

Katie Thompson's "Why Are You Still Here":

Katie Thompson's "Too Pretty," performed by Mariand Torres:

Katie Thompson's "I Know," performed by Matt Doyle:

Katie Thompson's "Stay," performed by Kate Shindle:

Katie Thompson's "Do You," performed by Julia Murney:

Katie Thompson's "I'm Not Pregnant," sung by Carly Jibson:

Adam Gwon's "Real Life Audio Commentary," performed by Adam Gwon, Lisa Brescia, Hunter Foster, Jared Gertner and Kate Wetherhead:

Adam Gwon's "Don't Wanna Be Here," performed by Kate Wetherhead:

Adam Gwon's "Favorite Places," performed by Hunter Foster:

Adam Gwon's "Fine," performed by Santino Fontana and Jessica Hershberg:

Adam Gwon's "Away From Here," performed by Alex Wyse:

Adam Gwon's "I'll Be Here," performed by Lisa Brescia:

Adam Gwon's "She Doesn't Know What It's Like," performed by Adam Gwon:

Adam Gwon's "I Still Love You," performed by Katie Thompson:

Joe Iconis' "The Answer," performed by Jeremy Jordan:

Joe Iconis' "Adore," performed by Krysta Rodriguez:

Joe Iconis' "Broadway, Here I Come!," performed by Carrie Manolakos:

Joe Iconis' "Blue Hair," performed by Krysta Rodriguez:

Joe Iconis' "Kevin," performed by Andrew Rannells:

Joe Iconis' "The Goodbye Song," performed by Jason SweetTooth Williams and "Family":

Joe Iconis' "Jeff," performed by Jeremy Morse:

Joe Iconis' "Joey Is a Punk Rocker," performed by Jason Gotay and Sara Kapner:

Carner and Gregor's "So Far From Pennsylvania," performed by Danielle Wade:

Carner and Gregor's "Shoulders Down," performed by Jackie Burns:

Carner and Gregor's "Make It Here," performed by Bran Justin Crum:

Carner and Gregor's "Wall Lovin'," performed by Jeremy Jordan:

Carner and Gregor's "After Hours," performed by Mykal Kilgore:

Carner and Gregor's "Tie Me Up," performed by Blair Goldberg and Ross Yoder:

Carner and Gregor's "TMI," performed by Emily Rogers:

Carner and Gregor's "Stay Awhile," performed by Jay Armstrong Johnson:

Deborah Abramson and Amanda Yesnowitz's "Another Day," performed by Lea Michele:

Deborah Abramson's "Liliana," performed by Ryah Nixon:

Deborah Abramson and Amanda Yesnowitz's "Gotta Start Small," performed by Megan McGinnis:

Deborah Abramson and Amanda Yesnowitz's "Other People's Art," performed by Andrew Samonsky:

Deborah Abramson and Amanda Yesnowitz's "I Will Conquer You," performed by Max von Essen:

Kerrigan and Lowdermilk's "Anyway," performed by Emma Hunton:

Kerrigan and Lowdermilk's "Avalanche," performed by Lindsay Mendez:

Kerrigan and Lowdermilk's "One Last Prayer," performed by Josh Young:

Kerrigan and Lowdermilk's "Five and a Half Minutes," performed by Katie Thompson:

Kerrigan and Lowdermilk's "Hand in Hand," performed by Telly Leung:

Kerrigan and Lowdermilk's "Not a Love Story," performed by Lisa Brescia:

Kerrigan and Lowdermilk's "Say the Word," performed by Meghann Fahy:

Kerrigan and Lowdermilk's "How to Return Home," performed by Caissie Levy:

Kerrigan and Lowdermilk's "Run Away With Me," performed by Aaron Tveit:

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