Kate Shindle, Betsy Wolfe & More Set for Adam Gwon Concert at 54 Below, 4/8
Liz Callaway (Miss Saigon, Baby), Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde, Cabaret), Betsy Wolfe (The Last Five Years, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked, Dogfight), Zachary Prince (On A Clear Day...) and Sam Heldt (Junie B. Jones) have joined the lineup of performers for musical theater writer Adam Gwon's upcoming concert at 54 Below on Monday April 8, 2013 at 9:30pm. Heading up a five-piece band, Gwon will premiere brand-new songs and share fresh and funny tunes from his musicals Ordinary Days, Cloudlands, The Boy Detective Fails, and String.
They join previously announced performers Santino Fontana (Cinderella), Anne L. Nathan (Once), Lindsay Mendez (Dogfight, Godspell), Kate Wetherhead (Ordinary Days, Legally Blonde), Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening), John Bolton (A Christmas Story), Alex Wyse (Lysistrata Jones, Bare), Arielle Jacobs (In the Heights), Jessica Hershberg (Baby It's You), Molly Hager (Fat Camp), Olli Haaskivi, Mallory Hawks and Bonnie Milligan (Restoration Comedy). The concert is being directed by Drama Desk nominee Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (These Seven Sicknesses) and produced by Katie Riegel.
Adam Gwon is a rising musical theater writer, named one of "50 to Watch" by The Dramatist magazine and hailed "a promising newcomer to our talent-hungry musical theater" by The New York Times. His musicals include Ordinary Days (cast album on Ghostlight Records), The Boy Detective Fails (with Joe Meno), Cloudlands (with Octavio Solis), Bernice Bobs Her Hair (with Julia Jordan), and String (with Sarah Hammond), which have been produced at Roundabout Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, South Coast Repertory, and many other theaters around the globe, including in London's West End. Adam has also contributed songs to the off-Broadway show Old Jews Telling Jokes and the webseries Submissions Only. Adam is the proud recipient of the Kleban Award, the Fred Ebb Award, the Frederick Loewe Award, the Second Stage Theatre Donna Perret Rosen Award, the ASCAP Harold Adamson Award, and the MAC John Wallowitch Award, as well as commissions from Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre (Arlington), South Coast Repertory, Broadway Across America, and the EST/Sloan Project. His songs have been heard at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Joe's Pub, Ars Nova, and more, and performed by such luminaries as Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Liz Callaway, and Brian d'Arcy James. Adam has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the O'Neill Music Theater Conference, and the Dramatists Guild, is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild. For more: adamgwon.com