Bobby Cronin, Amanda Green and More Set for INSPIRED 2 Benefit Concert Today
KEVIN CARTER, Bobby Cronin, Scott Evan Davis, Drew Gasparini, Julia Meinwald, Blake Pfeil, Jeff Thomson, and Amanda Green star in INSPIRED 2: A Benefit Concert for the Humane Society of NYC and The Last Resort Rescue of NJ, today, Monday November 18th, 7pm at Stage 72/Triad.
Produced and created by award-winning composer/writer Bobby Cronin, INSPIRED invites you into the hearts and minds of some of today's exciting musical theatre writers in a casual and intimate setting as they sit behind the piano and, unlike traditional concerts of their material, perform songs by other writers that have inspired their work.
INSPIRED is a benefit concert series that will play every other month, with a rotating line-up of composer/lyricists and Broadway actors crossing over into the singer/songwriter world.
The line up for the 11/18 7pm concert features a wide array of artists including:
KEVIN CARTER a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, started composing in the 80's with his a cappella group, The Flips, who opened for The Righteous Brothers, Chris Isaak and others. Their album, "What's In The Bright Pink Box", will be re-released soon on iTunes. He was a working actor then honed his writing craft at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. He most recently had an 8-month run of Newsadoozies (Book/Lyrics: Brian Glidewell and Marcy Jarreau, Music: Carter) at the UCB Theatre, NYC. Other musicals include: The Awful Fate Of Melpomenus Jones (music: Carter, lyrics: Kim Lindsay, book: Carter/Lindsay); Gemini (music/lyrics: Carter, book by Albert Innaurato and Carter); and That's Andy (music/additional lyrics: Carter, Book/Lyrics: Crystal Skillman, Conceived and additional material: Bobby Cronin). Current projects: Summer Schlock (book/music/lyrics: Carter) with Tony-winner, Andy Sandberg. Kevin's music has been performed in numerous New Composer showcases in NYC and A BC/EFA benefit concert of his music, "Picking Up Where We Left Off", starred Beth Leavel and Kelli Sawyer at the 45th Street Theatre.
Bobby Cronin is an award-winning composer/writer whose current projects include: SUNSET CITY with bookwriter Wade Dooley & co-lyricist Brett Teresa (2013 Running Deer Theatre Lab); THE CONCRETE JUNGLE with bookwriter Crystal Skillman, which goes into workshop March 2014 and was commissioned in 2012 for London's esteemed ArtsEd School (President: Andrew Lloyd Webber) which opened in June 2012. WELCOME TO MY LIFE (W2ML) currently under a Broadway option; 'TIL DEATH DO US PART with bookwriter Allen Mogol (2012 Alec Baldwin Fellowship Winner, UK's S&S Award Finalist). DAYBREAK (add'l material by Brett Teresa) which won the 2011 New Jersey Playwrights Contest and premiered in Wayne, NJ & London's Tristan Bates Theatre June 2012. Currently writing MARY & MAX with Crystal Skillman and Stafford Arima, ALONE IN THE US for CAP21 with Terry Berliner, and a short musical film for NYFA. Other: 54 Below, Lincoln Center Songbook Series, Birdland, Symphony Space, London's The Players Theatre & St. James Theatre, and more. "Reach The Sky: Live at The Beechman" and "The Concrete Jungle International Studio Cast Recording" both on iTunes. Yale graduate, Member of ASCAP, Dramatists Guild, and MMD (UK). www.bobbycronin.com