Following his sold-out evening last December, composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa will return to the Metropolitan Room on February 26th at 9:30 PM. The show will again feature Lippa at the piano along with some special guests sharing his songs both old and new.
As with the December concert, the evening will culminate with songs from Lippa's newest musical Asphalt Beach – including the unveiling of some previously unheard selections. Joining him will once again be grand divas Ana Gasteyer (Wicked, Saturday Night Live), Carly Jibson (Hairspray), Megan McGinnis (Les Miserables, Little Women) and Kate Reinders (Wicked, Gypsy). Asphalt Beach tells the story of what happens to the girls at Our Lady of Suppressed Desire Academy for Rambunctious Young Girls - a Catholic reformatory school in Asphalt Beach, New Jersey.
Lippa wrote the book, music and lyrics for The Wild Party (Manhattan Theater Club) which won the 2000 Outer Critics Circle Award for best Off-Broadway musical of the season and the 2000 Drama Desk Award for best music. 2004 saw the premiere of Lippa's A Little Princess (book and lyrics by Brian Crawley) at Theatreworks in Palo Alto, CA. In 1999, Lippa contributed three new songs to the Broadway version of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and created all new arrangements. He wrote the music and co-wrote the book (with Tom Greenwald) for john & jen, which played in New York City in 1995 at The Lamb's Theater. In addition to Asphalt Beach, Lippa is currently writing the scores (music and lyrics) for Disney Theatrical Productions' The Man in the Ceiling (book by original book author Jules Feiffer) and Jerry Christmas (book by Daniel Goldfarb).
"Andrew Lippa, Asphalt Beach and Assorted Divas" is produced by Jayson Raitt.
The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues). There is a $25 cover plus a two-drink minimum. For reservations, call 212-206-0440.