PHOTO CALL: Nick Blaemire, Caissie Levy, Santino Fontana, Hannah Elless and More Sing in Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band
By Matthew Blank
Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band, featuring work from Broadway composer and musician Charlie Rosen, made its New York City concert debut Nov. 19 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.
The 7 PM concert, featuring Rosen's arrangements of classic show tunes and standards backed by a 17-piece orchestra, included Nick Blaemire (Godspell, Dogfight), Hannah Elless (Godspell, The Other Josh Cohen), Santino Fontana (Cinderella, The Importance of Being Earnest), Andrew Kober (Hair), Caissie Levy (Ghost, Hair), Alysha Umphress (On A Clear Day..., American Idiot) and the band's resident vocalist Monet Julia Sabel.
Rosen recently composed the score for the Roundabout Theater Company's Cyrano de Bergerac and served as musical director and bassist for the onstage band in One Man, Two Guvnors on Broadway. His other Broadway credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and 13. His debut EP, "Monet Sabel & The Charlie Rosen Big Band," is now available on iTunes.
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