EVITA's Rachel Potter and ROCK OF AGES' alum/soon-to-be JEKYLL & HYDE star Constantine Maroulis took to the stage at Joe's Pub last night, May 13, to celebrate the release of Potter's debut country EP, "Live the Dream." BroadwayWorld was there for the concert and we brings you a sampling of the tracks below!
This independent release marks Potter's first collaboration with songwriter and producer Justin York. "It's got real guts," says Potter of the co-written EP, "We wanted to make a record that joined pop country music with a rock edge - Think Carrie Underwood or Taylor Swift with a Paramore twist. It's a risk, but it's exciting."
Potter is currently appearing as the Mistress in this season's buzzworthy Broadway revival, Evita. She appears alongside Ricky Martin, Elena Roger, and Michael Cerveris at the Marquis Theater. She made her Broadway debut as "Wednesday Addams" in The Addams Family starring Brooke Shields, following a tour with Stephen Schwartz's smash hit musical, Wicked. Rachel has also performed the roles of Ariel, Belle, and Nemo, among others, at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
The evening at Joe's Pub featured guest appearances by Cosmo-Country sensation The Vanity Belles, and The Country Band featuring Marty Thomas, in addition to Constantine Maroulis.
For more on Potter and the EP release, visit www.rachelpottermusic.com.