Levy, Keenan-Bolger, Sheik Set for Kerrigan-Lowdermilk at Birdland, 3/1
Jim Caruso will present Larson Award-winning songwriters Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk in concert at Birdland on Monday, March 1 at 7pm. The event is part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series, which showcases performers and songwriters from the Great White Way.
"Kerrigan & Lowdermilk: Under the Influence" will feature songs from a variety of Kerrigan-Lowdermilk shows, including The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, Tales From The Bad Years and The Woman Upstairs, as well as covers of songs that have influenced their writing.
Set to star are Broadway's Caissie Levy (Hair), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Tony Award nominee for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Kacie Sheik (Hair), Morgan Karr (Spring Awakening), Annaleigh Ashford (Legally Blonde, Wicked), Jenni Barber (Spelling Bee), Lisa Brescia (Wicked, Aida, Ordinary Days), Matt Doyle (Bye Bye Birdie, Spring Awakening), Katie Thompson (R.R.R.E.D.), (Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal) and Jay A. Johnson (Hair), as well as popular indie musicians Vienna Teng and The Spring Standards. (Cast subject to change.) The concert will be directed by Daniel Goldstein with music direction by Vadim Feichtner and is being presented by Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland in partnership with Katie Riegel as part of Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records' ongoing concert series.
Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk made their Off-Broadway debut with Henry And Mudge, now on its sixth national tour. Their original musical The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown had in a developmental production at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in the spring of 2009 (producers Beth Williams and Broadway Across America). Other musicals include Tales From The Bad Years (Theatreworks New Works Festival 2009), The Woman Upstairs (NYMF 2004), Wrong Number (NYMF 2005) and The Freshman Experiment. Their songs have been recorded and performed internationally including "Say the Word," which was performed by Miss New York in the 2009 Miss America Pageant live broadcast. Their work has been developed by the ASCAP/Disney Workshop, Goodspeed New Works, La Jolla Playhouse, the LArk Theatre Company, NAMT, Perry-Mansfield New Works, Primary Stages, Theatreworks and others. Among them, Kerrigan and Lowdermilk have been awarded the 2006 Jonathan Larson Award, a 2004-2005 Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and a Richard Rodgers Award. Most recently, Kerrigan was the recipient of the 2009 Kleban Award for Most Promising Librettist.
Tickets are $25 and $35 plus $10 food/drink minimum. For tickets and more information, visit www.birdlandjazz.com.