Every month, Playbill presents a concert straight from our office in Times Square. The Playbill Songwriter Series is a celebration of diversity, as emerging composers perform songs from their catalogue. Singing alongside them are some of New York’s most talented vocalists, including some Broadway alums, lending their voices to these up-and-coming artists’ works. These artists, spanning a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds and gender identities, perform at the Playbill Sing for Hope Piano, which is adorned with legendary Playbills from the past and present of Broadway. Listen to the future of musical theater with the Playbill Songwriter Series.
Cepero is an Afro-Latino non-binary actor, writer, and activist who you may recognize from NBC's SMASH.
Using a blend of dark comedy and pop-punk music, Dakwar deconstructs his lived experiences as a Palestinian in the 21st century.
The multi-hyphenate artist shares his own experience as a trans-man through his art.
The Here Lies Love music director is the newest addition to the series presented by Audible Theater.
The celebrated composer presented a wide variety of material from three of his musical projects.
The new musical is described as "a 20-year music tour of retroactive reparations."
This multi disciplinary Black femme storyteller uses theatre to shape the world.
This Brooklyn-based artist blends Afro-Futurism and Afro-Surrealism for an intoxicating addition to the series, presented by Audible Theater.
The trio's material includes arrangements by Clusellas, Alex Lacamoire, and Kurt Crowley in a first for the series presented by Audible Theater.
Rodriguez was joined by the musician Idris for the series, which is presented by Audible Theater.
The team was joined by Tymothee Harrell, Avionce Hoyles, and Morgan J. Smart for the series, which is presented by Audible Theater.
The composer is joined by collaborators Laura Sky Herman, Claire Kwon, Natalie Choo, Simon Broucke, and Noah Weisbart.
The composer is joined by collaborators Arturo Hernandez, Alyse Alan Louis, and Lexi Rhoades in the newest edition of the series.
The composer is joined by Sherz Aletaha, Beth Callen, and Jonathan Raviv in the newest edition of the series.
The composer is joined by collaborator Zeniba Now and Suffs' Ally Bonino in the newest edition of the series.
The rising-star non-binary composer is joined by vocalists Jonathan Christopher, Blu Morpho, and Maya Sharpe.
The composer was joined by Into the Woods' Kennedy Kanagawa, Kuhoo Verma, Cynthia Meng, and Noah Hadland for the series, which is presented by City National Bank.
The composer was joined by Samy Nour Younes Figaredo, Geena Quintos, and Terran Scott for the series, which is presented by City National Bank.
The composer was joined by Alysha Deslorieux, STONES, and Josh Walker for the series, which is presented by City National Bank.