PLAYBILL VIDEO WEEK IN REVIEW: Lindsay Mendez Prepares for Wicked, the Tony Award Nominees, Backstage at Vanya and Sonia and Starcatcher Off-Broadway

By Playbill Staff
02 Jun 2013

Composer and producer Joey Contreras presents the latest episode of “Hot Off the Ivories,” his web series featuring the songs of up-and-coming composers. Here, Jay Armstrong Johnson ( Hands on a Hardbody) performs “Town Goes Boom” by Chris Miller (music) and Nathan Tysen (lyrics), who are known as the songwriting team behind Broadway-bound Tuck Everlasting. Miller accompanies on piano, with Matt Hinkley on guitar. Watch Phoebe Strole perform Contreras’ “Good Friends.”