THE SCREENING ROOM: Drew Gasparini's From Here & There Concert, With Lauren Pritchard, Jason Gotay, Julia Mattison and More
By Michael Gioia
From Here & There: The Music & Lyrics of Drew Gasparini, featuring the songs of singer-songwriter Drew Gasparini ("Smash"), was held Dec. 13 at 54 Below. Here are highlights from the concert.
The 11 PM concert featured performances by Marc Summers ("Double Dare"), Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening, "Glee"), Alex Brightman (Big Fish), Lauren Pritchard (Spring Awakening), Jason Gotay (Bring It On, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), Brandon J. Ellis (Once), Andrew Kober (Hair), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Ben Crawford (Big Fish), Charlie Rosen (One Man, Two Guvnors; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Preston Sadleir (Next to Normal), Louis Sacco, Hannah A. Brady, Emily Kay Shrader, Monet Julia Sabel, Lauren T. Mack, Hannah Kloepfer, Farra Kober, Chloe Gasparini and Kasie Gasparini, accompanied by Drew, Rosen, Adrien Godat and Marques Walls.
From Here & There promised "songs from all over [Gasparini's] catalog… some songs from here… some songs from there. The night will consist of new material from several of Drew's latest projects, fan favorites from his award-winning musicals Crazy, Just Like Me; Make Me Bad; and #UntitledPopMusical, as well as numbers from the TV show 'Smash' and Drew's recently released album, 'I Could Use A Drink.'"
Erica Rotstein produced, and videography is by Karen Marshall.
For more on Gasparini and his work, read Playbill.com's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know.
"High Life," performed by Chloe Gasparini and Lolo:
"The Whistler," performed by Ben Crawford, Preston Sadleir and Louis Sacco:
"Good For You," performed by Emily Kay Shrader:
"Never Enough," performed by Phoebe Strole and Kasie Gasparini:
"Won't You Stay A While?," performed by Andrew Kober and Farra Kober:
"Scratch Off," performed by Alex Brightman:
"I Want to Be on Broadway," performed by Marc Summers:
"The View," performed by Monet Julia Sabel and Charlie Rosen:
"Crazy, Just Like Me," performed by Jason Gotay, Brandon J. Ellis, and Julia Mattison:
"The Pile," performed by F. Michael Haynie:
"Cast Aside," performed by Hannah A. Brady and Andrew Kober:
"What Remains," performed by Hannah Kloepfer and Lauren T. Mack:
"Follow," performed by Lolo:
"Apprehensive Child," performed by Drew Gasparini:
Drew Gasparini Makes Up a Song :
"30 Miles to the Moon," performed by Drew Gasparini:
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