Drew Overcash, Blake Pfeil, & Zoe Sarnak to Present Second Edition of TWENTY-SOMETHINGS at Highline Ballroom, 8/18
Produced by Krysta Hibbard, the 8PM concert will feature new music from the songwriters' latest projects. Guest performers to be announced soon.
This year, the songwriters will host the "Fresh Pens" contest - looking for the next big songwriter. The winner will have the opportunity to be paired up with a Broadway star and premiere his/her piece at the concert. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges, including 2014 Tony-nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Richard H. Blake (Jersey Boys), Lauren Pritchard (Spring Awakening), Kacie Sheik (Hair), and two-time Tony-nominee Robin de Jesus (In the Heights.)
Submissions are now open. The deadline is Friday, June 27th and the winner will be announced Friday, July 11th. To enter and learn more, please visit: http://www.drewovercash.com/freshpenscontest.
Drew Overcash is a songwriter and playwright. His musical Boys Vs. Girls, currently under production option with Last Call Theatricals LLC, held a developmental workshop Spring 2014 directed by Josh Rhodes. 13 Miles, his love letter to New York City, will debut this fall. Overcash is a co-producer with "Spotlight on St. Jude" - bringing the Broadway community together to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which raised $101,000 last year. His other musicals: Joe, Rhapsody and To You With Love are all currently in development. A proud member of ASCAP, his music has been heard in various venues including Joe's Pub, The Pershing Square Signature Center, (le) Poisson Rouge, 54 Below, Birdland and The Highline Ballroom. @djovercash on Twitter.
Blake Pfeil is an actor, singer and songwriter. He is the former host of New England's Standing Room Only (WERS, 88.9 FM) and former resident composer of the ESL children's theatre company at the Gyeonggi English Village (Paju, South Korea.) Pfeil's debut album Wallpaper is set for an iTunes release this fall, and its companion docu-series Off the Wall is set for an online release later this summer. He is currently in development on his first musical, The Year of the Scorpion. Blake's music has been featured at Joe's Pub, The Highline Ballroom, 54 Below, among others. As a proud member of AEA, Pfeil has worked regionally with the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, the Huntington, New Repertory Theatre, among others. @blakepfeil on Twitter.
Zoe Sarnak is an award winning composer, lyricist and playwright. Sarnak wrote the book, music and lyrics for A Lasting Impression, winner of Pace New Musicals 2012, workshopped Off-Broadway at the 4th Street Theatre at NYTW in August 2012, winner of the 2013 NJ Playwright's contest and produced in concert by Cutting Edge Composers at Joe's Pub in June 2013. Her most recent piece, The Years Between, debuted at 54 Below in March 2014 with a concept album to released this year. Her music has been featured in showcases by Cutting Edge Composers, New York Theatre Barn, Composers Sing Composers and New York Musical Theatre Festival in venues from Playwrights Horizons and New York Theatre Workshop to Joe's Pub, 54 Below and the Highline Ballroom. @zoesarnak on Twitter.
The Highline Ballroom is located at 431 W. 16th St. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information and tickets, visit www.highlineballroom.com.