On Sunday 24th March ILIADebuts are hosting a concert celebrating the release of Bobby Cronin's The Concrete Jungle International Studio Recording at St James Theatre Studio, London.
The Concrete Jungle has music & lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Bobby Cronin & Crystal Skillman and will be released on the Great White Wax label; produced by Burlington Productions in association with Nick Lloyd Webber & James D. Reid.
Cast members of the recording, cast by Will Burton CDG for David Grindrod Associates, already confirmed to perform are Rebecca Trehearn (Abby), Danielle Hope (Katie) and Olivia Phillip (Claire). Other fabulous West End performers include Craig Mather (Simon), Cynthia Erivo (Vanessa), Matthew Barrow, Sam Lupton and Ceili O'Connor, plus more performers to be announced. Musical Director for the concert will be George Dyer, with musical arrangements and orchestrations by Michael Haslam (MD on The Concrete Jungle album). The concert will feature songs from the album as well as a handful of tunes from Bobby's other musicals including the 2012 Alec Baldwin Fellowship winning 'Til Death Do Us Part, W2ML, & Sunset City.
Tickets are available from £10.00 - £20.00 on the St James Theatre website: www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/events/bobby-cronin.
NYC based award winning composer/writer Bobby Cronin is no stranger to London, his debut was hosted in January 2010 at The Players Theatre and his music is becoming more and more part of the new music theatre scene in London. The Concrete Jungle was originally commissioned by Chris Hocking, Director of Musical Theatre at the prestigious Arts Educational School London (President: Andrew Lloyd Webber) for the graduating students of 2012. A contemporary take on the Cyrano de Bergerac story with a female twist, The Concrete Jungle is a romantic comedy of epic proportions, set in The Concrete Jungle Bar & Grill in New York City, where Abby, a nearing 30-year old Ivy League graduate, works while waiting for her writing career and love life to finally start. When Abby receives a random phone call, her life is changed forever as hilarity and mistaken identity infiltrate The Concrete Jungle. Can Abby find the strength to tell her romantic interest the truth or will she continue sleeping sideways in her lonely bed, letting her soul mate say, "I love you" to the wrong woman?
Bobby Cronin's Pop/Rock musical WELCOME TO MY LIFE (W2ML) with co-bookwriter Alicia Dempster is under a Broadway option. He and book writer Allen Mogol were awarded 2012 The Alec Baldwin Fellowship in NYC for their musical 'TIL DEATHT DO US PART. He is the first American commissioned to pen an original musical (THE CONCRETE JUNGLE) for London's esteemed ArtsEd School (President: Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber). DAYBREAK (add'l material by Brett Teresa; 2011 New Jersey Playwrights Contest winner) premiered in NJ & London in June 2012. Music and songs for the webseries THANK YOU, NEXT (LAWebFest Award, Best Original Song). Other: Lincoln Center Songbook Series, Joe's Pub, Birdland, Symphony Space, London's The Players Theatre, more. "Reach The Sky: Live at The Beechman" on iTunes. Yale graduate, Member of ASCAP, Dramatists Guild. For more information visit www.bobbycronin.com and follow Bobby on Twitter @bobbycronin.