Let’s Drink To That: The Music and Lyrics of Drew Gasparini
September 11, 2017
Composer Drew Gasparini is BACK at Feinstein’s/54 Below this September! Drew’s concerts have a well-earned reputation for serving up an epic party celebrating the intersection between theater and pop. This time around Drew is bringing more of himself into the mix, sharing autobiographical songs he’s been writing over the past year. Every song is based on true events and stories from Drew’s life.
Brand new songs. Huge Broadway stars. Same kick-ass party, but with a personal twist.
The Music and Lyrics of Drew Gasparini will be performed by Alex Brightman (2016 Tony Nominee for School of Rock), Colton Ryan (Dear Evan Hansen), Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen), Brandon Ellis (Bandstand), Jeremy Morse (Waitress), Andrew Kober (She Loves Me), F. Michael Haynie (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory), Keith White (A Bronx Tale), Aneesh Sheth (Southern Comfort), Elizabeth Ann Berg (Avenue Q), Clifton Duncan (Assasins), Kasie Gasparini (Mamma Mia!), Chloe Gasparini (Saint Adeline), Melissa Rose Hirsch (The Bad Years), and more. The evening is produced by Erica Rotstein and will feature a band led by Justin Goldner.
Named one of Playbill.com’s “Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know,” Drew Gasparini is currently developing a number of new stage musicals including an adaptation of the film Night Shift for Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, an adaptation of the film It’s Kind of a Funny Story for Universal Theatrical Group, and an adaptation of the Newberry Award-winning children’s book The Whipping Boy. The latter two projects are collaborations with friend, fellow (M)oron, and bookwriter Alex Brightman. Everything in its Place: The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers, written by Brightman with music by Gasparini, premiered at Bloomington Playwrights Project in 2016 starring Summers himself, and will be showcased in the documentary On Your Marc to be released this Fall. For more about Drew’s work as a composer, performer, and educator, visit www.thedrewgasparini.com.