The Ars Musica Chorale of New Jersey, under the direction of Brian Mummert, premieres my brand new song “Welcome,” a tribute to the Statue of Liberty, inspired by the Statue and by the Emma Lazarus sonnet celebrating her, “The New Colossus.” The song is from the perspective of an immigrant sailing into port, seeing the Statue for the first time, imagining her words of welcome; and then turning to face back outward to the ocean, to welcome other new immigrants along with the Statue. Heather Jones, mezzo-soprano, sings the solo, accompanied by members of the Young Artist program and players from Ars Musica’s Festival Holiday Brass Ensemble.
Adam Szymkowicz’s hilarious play, for which I wrote several songs, runs for a week at Elon University. I love seeing this show get revived all over the country!
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This longtime mainstay of TheaterWorksUSA (currently represented on Broadway with THE LIGHTNING THIEF) is going back out on the road. My song “The First Amendment” — a fast and wordy patter song about the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment — is part of the score for this show, which won a 2011 Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Best Off-B’way Musical. Check out the tour schedule to see if it’s coming to a school near you! Read the full article on BroadwayWorld.com
Had a blast going back to my acting roots, working with the Tony-winning star of WICKED and YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, not to mention dozens of other triumphs, on a new musical written by my besties Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair (co-creators of the marvelous MURDER FOR TWO, a show I performed for years during its development and off-Broadway run!) and Jonathan Tolins (BUYER AND CELLAR, THE LAST SUNDAY IN JUNE).
THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO world premiere plays its final performance at the CLO Cabaret in Pittsburgh, PA. So much love and gratitude to the incredible artists who brought this show to life! Can’t wait for its next run!