Brian Cali, Michelle Dowdy, et al. Set for Daniel Lincoln's BC/EFA Benefit Concert Tonight, 5/14
Stars from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and primetime TV are set to appear in "Four Scores and Seven Shows Ago...", a new musical revue by New York theater composer Daniel Lincoln, which premieres in concert at the Laurie Beechman Theater tonight, May 14 at 9:30pm as a benefit for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids.
The evening will include performances by Broadway's Brian Cali ("Master Class") and Michelle Dowdy ("Hairspray"), and television personalities Ryan Raftery ("Ugly Betty," "Law and Order:SVU," "Malcolm in the Middle"), and Sasha Weiss (ABC Primetime's "What Would You Do," "Jerry Springer, The Opera" at Carnegie Hall.) Also performing are Ricky Schroeder ("Naked Boys Singing"), Anne Frasier Thomas ("The Hunchback of Notre-Dame" - US & International Tours), Kyle Kleiboeker (Nat'l Tours: "Hairspray," "Rent"), MAC and BISTRO Award Winning singer and nightlife personality Brandon Cutrell, Jody Cole Wood, Brittany Marie Arnao, and Dimitri Joseph Moise.
"Four Scores and Seven Shows Ago..." will feature a wide range of new material from Lincoln's upcoming musical comedies "Bebe vonBreckenburg's Beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Bridal Boutique," "Miss Humanity" (lyrics co-written by Michael DiGaetano), "Calixte," as well as some of his stand-alone novelty numbers (even including some of the racier ones that earned him nightlife notoriety in New York's cabaret circuit.) At only an hour in length, this version of "Four Scores and Seven Shows Ago..." will feature essentially no dialogue or banter, and promises to be a non-stop ride of musical hilarity.
A classically trained composer, opera singer, and concert pianist, Daniel Lincoln's career has spanned from the classical world, to Broadway, to pop. He currently conducts the national concert tour of "The Midtown Men": a 60's rock review show starring the four original stars of Broadway's "Jersey Boys." Lincoln also teaches at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and at the New York Film Academy's Musical Theatre Conservatory, and accompanies Broadway auditions for the New York casting agency Telsey + Company. He will be in London this year promoting the new musical "Wrong Could Be Right," for which he composed the score. As composer/lyricist, other original musicals include: "Savannah: A Jazz Fable," "Reinventing David," and "Queen Bea: A Soapsical" (which premiered starring the cast of ABC's Daytime Drama, "One Life to Live.") He is also currently composing the songs for, and musically directing the recording of "Photos on the Floor," the debut pop album of singer JWalker. Lincoln has also become a fixture of New York's cabaret / nightlife scene and was dubbed a "nightlife icon" in 2010 with successful and long-running shows such as "The Girly Show" (with nightlife personality Justin Van Pelt, aka "Valentine"), "The Broadway Brouhaha" (with renowned nightlife host Brandon Cutrell), and seasonal cabaret series such as "Broadway at the Bistro" (Lively Arts Productions) and "The Stonewall Singalong" (with famed celebrity impersonator Jason Cozmo). Visit www.danielmlincoln.com for more information.
"Four Scores and Seven Shows Ago..." is scheduled for tonight, May 14th, at 9:30pm at the Laurie Beechman Theater (West 42nd Street at 9th Ave in Manhattan). $10 General admission (with a $15 food/drink minimum), proceeds going directly to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids. Reservations required, call 212.695.6909.