BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Blake Daniel Performs Will Reynolds' 'I Knew a Boy'
Today, Cutting Edge Composers is thankful for its talented composers, especially Will Reynolds. His song "I Knew a Boy" was sung by Spring Awakening's Blake Daniel at their concert at the Canal Room. When asked about his inspiration for writing this song, Will said "The first lyric is 'We sneak by disaster-free courting catastrophe' which basically sums up my experience as a 20-something. 'I Knew a Boy' was a warning to myself when I realized I had let myself get a little too lost."
Check out Daniel's performance below!
Will Reynolds is an actor/songwriter most recently seen in the NY revival of Sondheim's PASSION at Classic Stage Company (dir. by John Doyle, cast recording by PS Classics.) Will is the composer of THE GREENWOOD TREE (NYMF, Kennedy Center "Page to Stage" Festival) and POEMS & MOON SONGS, a song constellation - with the song "Tavern" featured on Audra McDonald's most recent album GO BACK HOME. Will's short musical THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING was commissioned by Marymount Manhattan University and will be produced in January, 2014. He is currently working on RADIOACTIVE, exploring the romance of Marie and Pierre Curie and their discovery of Radium, with collaborator Eric Price. Will is an ASCAP Johnny Mercer Project songwriter, and a 2013 Dramatist Guild Fellow. Other acting credits include the American premiere of LOVE STORY at Walnut Street, Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Off-Bway at Signature Theater, EMMA and A ROOM WITH A VIEW at The Old Globe, and MAMMA MIA! on the road. CMU graduate. www.willreynoldsonline.com
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