The ever-growing music seller and online community NewMusicalTheatre.com (www.newmusicaltheatre.com) follows up its wildly popular April 2010 launch concert and celebration with an even bigger event at Tribeca's Canal Room on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 8:30pm. Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's "You Made This Tour" will open the evening with a 7:30pm act.
Now boasting over 25 of the most exciting new voices writing for the theater today, NewMusicalTheatre.com fosters the idea that fans and actors can directly connect and impact the writers of tomorrow's next big hits. This concert will feature songs from 12 of the newest writers added to the NewMusicalTheatre.com community, performed by a hand-picked crew of Broadway's most-talented stars.
Coming off the success of last spring's explosive coming out party for the new site and growing community of writers, producers Katie Riegel and John Johnson reunite with director David Ruttura and music director Matt Hinkley to present this must-see event for anyone interested in the future of Broadway music. A full list of performers and featured songwriters for the NewMusicalTheatre.com concert will be announced shortly.
THE FUTURE OF NEWMUSICALTHEATRE CONTEST
Beginning today, users of the site have an opportunity to win a chance to perform in the second NMT concert. To enter, performers should upload a video to YouTube of their performance of any song available for download on NewMusicalTheatre.com, then post it to the site's Facebook fan page (facebook.com/NewMusicalTheatrecom) or tweet it to @nmtsongs. All entries should be received by Sunday, February 20 and one winner will be invited to perform their song at the Canal Room on February 28. Please note that all entrants should be available to be in New York City the day of the show. Travel and accommodation will not be provided.
OPENING ACT: KERRIGAN-LOWDERMILK'S "YOU MADE THIS TOUR"
The 7:30pm opening act, "You Made This Tour," is the result of Kerrigan and Lowdermilk's stunning kickstarter.com campaign, which "nearly broke the site" in the first 48 hours of fundraising (Flavorwire.com), netting a grand total of $35,000 over the course of the campaign. The tour features a rotating roster of artists from musical theater and pop including Aaron Bantum (Finian's Rainbow), Jenni Barber (The Bridge Project), Steven Booth (Glory Days), Celina Carvajal (Tarzan, Rooms), Katrina Rose Dideriksen (Jerry Springer: The Opera), Matt Doyle (Spring Awakening), Kate Ferber (One Child Born: The Music of LauraNyro), Alison Fraser (Gypsy,The Secret Garden), Lewis Grosso (Les Miserables), Joshua Henry (The Scottsboro Boys), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde), Rebecca Naomi Jones(American Idiot), Paul Louis Lessard, Carrie Manolakos (Wicked), Lindsay Mendez (Everday Rapture), Andy Mientus (Spring Awakening), Lauren Molina (Sweeney Todd, Rock Of Ages), Laura Osnes (South Pacific), Jessica Phillips (next to normal, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Nadia Quinn (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Randy Redd (Parade), Zak Resnick (Thirteen Stories Down), Dee Roscioli (Wicked), Sarah Safer(White Christmas), Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde), Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot), Natalie Weiss (Les Miserables), singer-songwriters Jesse Ruben, The Spring Standards, Alex Wong and many others to be announced.
TICKETS, DIRECTIONS & MORE INFO
The Canal Room is located at 285 West Broadway at Canal Street, New York, NY. Tickets for the entire evening are $25 and available now online at canalroom.com (http://canalroom.com/event_detail.php?id=458) or by calling 212.941.8100. $20 tickets for just the NewMusicalTheatre.com portion of the evening will be available at the door after 8pm. The venue is 18+ and there is no drink minimum.
NewMusicalTheatre.com is dedicated to the distribution and promotion of a new generation of musical theater writers who self-publish their own digital sheet music. Its goal is to create a direct connection between the people who write music and the people who want to perform and listen to it. It provides an affordable and legal one-stop shop to discover and share the work of self-published writers. It aspires to foster a dynamic community where fans and actors can directly connect and impact the writers of tomorrow's next big hits. This is an e-commerce website designed by writers for writers. It allows fans to directly support writers when they need it most - before their shows go to Broadway.