The New Voices Collective present NEW VOICES at NYU: A Celebration of Songs by NYU Musical Theatre Writers, Past and Present, tonight Monday, April 16, at 8:00 p.m.
The concert, New Voices' debut outing at New York University's Frederick Loewe Theatre at 35 West 4th Street, will explore work by current composers in the NYU Musical Theatre writing program, as well as work by some of NYU's most exciting and famous alumni. Bringing these works to life, the cast will include Tony-nominated Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins, Nine, Music Man, Sound of Music) and Rory O'Malley (Book of Mormon, Spelling Bee), Elizabeth A. Davis (Once, The 39 Steps), Drew Gehling (On a Clear Day..., The Minister's Wife, Jersey Boys), Kate Shindle (Wonderland, Legally Blonde, Cabaret), Sally Wilfert (Make Me A Song, Spelling Bee, Assassins), and Michael Winther (Mamma Mia, Songs from an Unmade Bed).
Continuing the New Voices mission to support musical theatre writers and their work, NVC offers a collection of songs by a prolific set of NYU composers and lyricists, from emerging talents to those shaping today's Broadway landscape. The concert will feature works by Gaby Alter, Will Aronson, Ben Bonnema, Ben Cohn & Sean McDaniel, Joey Contreras, Julianne Wick Davis, Jeremy Desmon, Vadim Feichtner, Caleb Hoyer, Jenny Giering, Dylan Glatthorn, Kait Kerrigan, Brian Lowdermilk, Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda, Chris Miller, Peter Mills, Matt Sklar, Christopher Staskel, Georgia Stitt, Nathan Tysen and Sam Willmott.
The evening will be hosted by New Voices' favorite Danny Burstein (soon to reprise his role as Buddy Plummer at the Ahmanson Theatre in Follies) and is directed by Annette Jolles. The singers will be accompanied by the Director of Collaborative Piano at NYU, Grant Wenaus, with Stephen Benson on guitar, Yuiko Kamakari on violin, Ed Matthew on clarinet, and Clay Ruede on cello.
The concert will also feature new arrangements by some of today's most exciting new orchestrators, includingMartin Lowe (orchestrator and Music Supervisor of Broadway's Once), Oran Eldor, and Neil Reilly.
Tickets, priced at $20 ($5 with a Student I.D.), are available in advance online (www.nyu.edu/ticketcentral/calendar), by phone (212-352-3101), or in person at NYU Ticket Central (566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South). Tickets will also be available at the door one hour prior to the performance.