Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's YOU MADE THIS TOUR opened this Sunday, January 16 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below.
Songwriting duo and Larson Award winners Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk (The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, Henry and Mudge) will celebrate the launch of their debut album Our First Mistake with their first concert tour, named for their fans-YOU MADE THIS TOUR.
The concert, which is the first in a series of dates, featured performances by Steven Booth (Glory Days), Katrina Rose Dideriksen (Jerry Springer: The Opera), Joshua Henry (The Scottsboro Boys), Carrie Manolakos (Wicked), Andy Mientus (Spring Awakening), Laura Osnes (South Pacific, Anything Goes), Nadia Quinn (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Randy Redd (Parade, The Burnt Part Boys), Natalie Weiss (Les Miserables), Lewis Grosso (Les Miserables), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde), Jessica Phillips (next to normal, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Zak Resnick (Thirteen Stories Down), and Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys). The evening was directed by Daniel Goldstein and produced by Brian Lowdermilk in association with Michael Cassara and Rachel Routh.
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 will feature a rotating roster of artists from musical theater and pop including Jenni Barber (The Bridge Project), Kyle Beltran (In The Heights), Steven Booth (Glory Days), Katrina Rose Dideriksen (Jerry Springer: The Opera), Matt Doyle (Spring Awakening), Alison Fraser (Gypsy), Carrie Manolakos (Wicked), Andy Mientus (Spring Awakening), Lauren Molina (Sweeney Todd), Laura Osnes (South Pacific), Randy Redd (Parade), Dee Roscioli (Wicked), Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde), singer-songwriters Jesse Ruben, The Spring Standards, Alex Wong and many others to be announced.
Additional tour dates include: January 23rd at Rockwood Music Hall at 8pm and February 7th at Le Poisson Rouge at 9:30pm. More dates and performers to be announced.
Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk are among the most celebrated young writers in musical theatre. They have received the 2009 Kleban Award, 2006 Jonathan Larson Award, and a Richard Rodgers Award. Their shows have been seen off-Broadway and around the country; their songs have been heard everywhere from major New York cabaret venues to the 2009 Miss America broadcast. Their album Our First Mistake is now available for pre-order at www.sh-k-boom.com/ourfirstmistake.shtml.
For more information: www.kerrigan-lowdermilk.com.