Songs of Finn, LaChiusa, Guettel and More Featured in Future of Broadway Concert, March 20

The Future of Broadway: A Generation of Genius will showcase songs by some of the leading composers and lyricists of musical theatre in the New-York Historical Society's March 20th benefit concert, which will take place at 7 PM.

Hosted and featuring commentary by theatre critic Howard Kissel, the evening will feature songs by
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Jason Robert Brown, Sam Davis, William Finn, Adam Guettel, Michael John La Chiusa, Andrew Lippa, Jeanine Tesori (with lyrics variously by Brian Crawley, Dick Scanlan and Tony Kushner) and David Yazbek

Richard Todd Adams (The Woman in White), Adam Brazier (The Woman in White, Into the Woods), Laura Griffith (The Light in the Piazza), Marcy Harriell (Kismet at Encores!, Lennon) and Janelle Anne Robinson (Oklahoma!) have signed on to perform Lippa's "Raise the Roof" (from The Wild Party), both the LaChiusa and Lippa versions of "Queenie Was a Blond" (from The Wild Party), La Chiusa's "Tom" (from Hello Again),  Finn's "Change," "Sailing" (from A New Brain) and "Unlikely Lovers" (from Falsettos), Brown's "Skiksa Goddess" (from The Last Five Years) and "All the Wasted Time" (from Parade), Tesori's "Forget About the Boy,"(from Thoroughly Modern Millie), "Salty Teardrops" (from Caroline, or Change), and "Let It Sing" (from Violet), Guettel's "The Beauty Is," "Dividing Day"(from The Light in the Piazza) and "How Glory Goes" (from Floyd Collins), Yazbek's "Nothing Is Too Wonderful," (from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), "Harold," "You Rule My World" (from The Full Monty), Ahrens and Flaherty's "Dog Versus You" (from Lucky Stiff), "Come Down From the Tree" (cut from Once On This Island) and "Our Children" (Ragtime) and Sam Davis' "Greenwich Time" and "I Dream a World."

The concert is one of four presented this year; funds will support American Musicals Project, which drawing upon the resources of the NYHS, will bring musical theatre history into schools by mixing it with history and English lessons.  On February 20th, a concert was held featuring the songs of Burton Lane and a March 6th concert paid tribute to the songs of Arthur Schwartz.

The Future of Broadway will be directed by AMP artistic director Scott Alan Evans, and feature
music consultation by Ben Whiteley.

Future AMP concerts will include a tribute to Charles Strouse (March 27th).

The New-York Historical Society is located at 170 Central Park West. Tickets are $35 (for priority seating) and $25 (for regular seating); call (212) 873-3400 x 305. Visit www.americanmusicalsproject.org for more on AMP.


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