Lauren Kennedy, Rebecca Luker, et al. Set for IN DEVELOPMENT Concert, 12/12


The New Voices Collective is gearing up for IN DEVELOPMENT: New Songs from New Shows, New Voices' triumphant return to its original home at Peter Norton Symphony Space, this coming Monday, December 12, at 8:00 p.m. An incredible roster of composers have contributed songs from their new musicals, providing a "sneak peek" at an interesting array of projects, such as Homemade Fusion by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond and Bunnicula by Sam Davis and Mark Waldrop.

The concert will feature several premieres, including selections from the Todd Boss Project by Steve Marzullo and poet Todd Boss, as well as new works by Will Aronson, James Bourne, Carmel Dean, Jenny Giering, Michael Heitzman & Ilene Reid, Andrew Lippa, Jeremy Lloyd, Michael Mitnick, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Will Reynolds, and Georgia Stitt.

The evening is also a chance to hear some of New York's finest singers in an intimate 170-seat venue, including Broadway's Rebecca Luker (Phantom, Secret Garden, Showboat, Sound of Music, Music Man, Nine, Mary Poppins), Lauren Kennedy (Spamalot, Les Miserables, Sideshow), Rebecca Faulkenberry (Rock of Ages, Spider-Man), Edward Watts (The Fantasticks), Michael Winther (Mamma Mia, Songs from an Unmade Bed) and Nick Cosgrove (Where's Charley?). The singers will be accompanied by Grant Wenaus on piano, with Stephen Benson on guitar, Ed Matthew on clarinet, and Clay Ruede on cello. The evening will be hosted - as always! - by New Voices' favorite Danny Burstein (currently starring in the smash revival of Follies) and is directed by Annette Jolles.