January 25, 2015
Cover charge: $25 – $35
Cover Charge Additional $5 At Door
Food & Beverage Minimum: $25
|Sun, Jan 25||9:30p||Doors 8:45pm||Buy Tickets|
On January 25th at 9:30pm, Cutting-Edge Composers will present their sixth concert at 54 Below! Cutting-Edge Composers is a platform for new musical theatre writers featuring top Broadway performers and musicians. With an exclusive video spotlight on Broadwayworld.com, Cutting-Edge Composers is committed to showcasing songs by writers whose work has not yet been produced on Broadway. Cutting-Edge Composers is presented at no cost to the artists.
The concert will be helmed by director-producer Laura Pietropinto (assistant director of Next to Normal) and associate producer Allie Glickman, with Musical Direction by Julie McBride and Benjamin Rauhala.
Stars slated to perform include Lilla Crawford (Into the Woods), Taylor Louderman (NBC’s Peter Pan Live), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Ruthie Ann Miles (Here Lies Love), Nick Blaemire (Found), Lilli Cooper (Wicked), Zach Prince (Honeymoon in Vegas), Cortney Wolfson (Kinky Boots), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia), Jessica Phillips (Next to Normal), Liz McCartney (Taboo), Kacie Sheik (HAIR), Janet Krupin (If/Then),Tamika Lawrence (If/Then), and Ryann Redmond (If/Then) singing songs by Paul Loesel and Scott Burkell, Alexander Sage Oyen, Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmegreen, Carmel Dean and Jenny Stafford, Georgia Stitt and Lisa Diana Shapiro, Rachel Griffin, Zack Zadek, Zoe Sarnak, Eric Dietz, Kevin Fogarty, Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal, Nick Luckenbaugh and Amy Molewski, Michael Patrick Walker, Eric Price and Joel Waggoner, and Lisa DeSpain and OSCAR-winner Kristen Anderson Lopez (Frozen)!
After five sold-out concerts at venues throughout NYC, Cutting-Edge Composers has created a community of new musical theatre artists and supporters. They have worked to build a bridge between the Broadway community and up-and-coming writers. Successful songwriters of past concerts include Eli Bolin, Peter Lerman, Kooman and Diamond, Heisler and Goldrich, and Joe Iconis. Eli Bolin’s musical Volleygirls recently had a successful run at the NY Musical Theatre Festival and won the “Audience Choice” Award! His critically-acclaimed musical Found recently premiered at the Atlantic Theater Company! Peter Lerman’s musical Brooklynite will open at the Vineyard Theatre this month and will be directed by Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening). Both of these composers featured songs from these shows at our previous concerts!