The Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know: LIVE!, a concert featuring rising musical theatre songwriters that is based on the Playbill.com feature of the same name, will be held Jan. 27 at the Manhattan nightspot 54 Below. In anticipation of the concert, Playbill.com looks at music by the rising songwriters.
Hosted by Playbill staff writer Michael Gioia, author of the ongoing column that premiered on Playbill.com in October 2012, concerts — in which each songwriter or composing team will debut a world-premiere song — will be offered at 7 PM and 9:30 PM.
Here is a look at some of our favorite songs by the writers featured in Part One of the column — Scott Alan, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond, Will Van Dyke, Ryan Scott Oliver, Drew Gasparini and Jonathan Reid Gealt.
54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. For more information and tickets, visit 54Below.com.
All The Way
Bullets Over Broadway
Of Mice and Men
The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Realistic Joneses
The Velocity of Autumn
Tony n' Tina's Wedding