Gasteyer, Jibson, Etc. to Join Lippa for New 'Divas' Show
"The evening will feature Lippa at the piano along with some very special women for an evening of his songs old and new," press materials state.
As with the December concert, the evening will culminate with songs from Lippa's newest musical Asphalt Beach Ė including the unveiling of some previously unheard selections.† Joining him will once again be Ana Gasteyer (Wicked, "Saturday Night Live"), Carly Jibson (Hairspray) and Megan McGinnis (Little Women, Les Miserables), with new addition Kate Reinders (Wicked, Gypsy).† Asphalt Beach tells the story of what happens to the girls at Our Lady of Suppressed Desire Academy for Rambunctious Young Girls - a Catholic reformatory school in Asphalt Beach, New Jersey.†††
Lippa wrote the book, music and lyrics for The Wild Party (Manhattan Theater Club) which won the 2000 Outer Critics Circle Award for best Off-Broadway musical of the season and the 2000 Drama Desk Award for best music. 2004 saw the premiere of Lippa's A Little Princess (book and lyrics by Brian Crawley) at Theatreworks in Palo Alto, CA. In 1999, Lippa contributed three new songs† to the Broadway version of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (including "My New Philosophy" for Tony-Award Winner kristin chenoweth) and created all new arrangements. He wrote the music and co-wrote the book (with Tom Greenwald) for john & jen, which played in New York City in 1995 at The Lamb's Theater. In addition to Asphalt Beach, Lippa is currently writing the scores (music and lyrics) for Disney Theatrical Productions' The Man in the Ceiling (book by original book author Jules Feiffer) and Jerry Christmas (book by Daniel Goldfarb).
"Andrew Lippa, Asphalt Beach and Assorted Divas" is produced by Jayson Raitt.
Cover is $25 plus a two-beverage minimum. Reservations can be made by calling (212) 206-0440. The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street between†5th†and†6th Avenues.†
For more information, visit www.andrewlippa.com.
Photo - Ana Gasteyer