Kate Shindle, Gerard Canonico and More Set for Bobby Cronin's CONCRETE JUNGLE Album Release Concert, 3/6
The release of Bobby Cronin & Crystal Skillman's THE CONCRETE JUNGLE INTERNATIONAL STUDIO CAST RECORDING to be celebrated with a NYC concert on Wednesday March 6th at The Cutting Room.
The concert will feature: Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde, Cabaret, Wonderland), Gerard Canonico (Bare, American Idiot, Spring Awakening), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Anne Brummel (Wicked), Nick Dalton (Legally Blonde), Marissa Rosen (Bedbugs), MALLORY BECHTEL (Home), and cast members of the 2012 Alec Baldwin Fellowship winner 'Til Death Do Us Part: Ward Billeisen (Anything Goes, Curtains), Jackie Vanderbeck, LIZZIE HAGSTEDT (Southern Comfort), Jenn Furman (Wicked), BRETT TERESA, JODI BLUESTEIN, BRETT DAMERON, Erik Sisco, Michael Armstrong BARR, & CANDICE ODEN. Additional cast members TBA.
The concert will be presented on WEDNESDAY MARCH 6th at 8pm at The Cutting Room 44 East 32nd Street, NYC 10016, (212) 691-1900 www.thecuttingroomnyc.com; doors open at 7pm. Tickets range from $20-$25.
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With music & lyrics by Bobby Cronin, a book by Bobby Cronin & Crystal Skillman, additional material by Brett Teresa, and musical direction & arrangements by Michael Haslam, THE CONCRETE JUNGLE INTERNATIONAL STUDIO CAST CD will be available on iTunes & Amazon in early March, 2013. The recording, produced by Burlington Productions in assoc. with Nick Lloyd Webber & James D. Reid, will be released on the Great White Wax label featuring: Rebecca Trehearn (Ghost, We Will Rock You), Alex Gaumond (Top Hat, Legally Blonde Olivier Nom), Dean Chisnal (Shrek), Danielle Hope (Wizard of Oz, Les Mis), Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde), Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Olivia Phillip (Book of Mormon, Ghost), Ross Hunter (Rock of Ages), & Jos Slovick (Spring Awakening).
The Concrete Jungle is a contemporary take on the Cyrano de Bergerac, with a female twist. Set within the hustle and bustle of New York City, the romantic comedy follows Abby, a nearing-thrity poet who is the head bartender at The Concrete Jungle Bar & Grill on the Upper West Side, where her friends (and foe, Vanessa) hang out, searching for love. When Abby receives a random phone call, her life is changed forever as hilarity and mistaken identity infiltrate The Concrete Jungle. Can Abby find the strength to tell her romantic interest the truth or will she continue sleeping sideways in her lonely bed, letting her soul mate say "I love you" to the wrong woman?
Bobby Cronin is an award-winning composer/writer. Pop/Rock musical WELCOME TO MY LIFE (W2ML) with co-bookwriter Alicia Dempster is under a Broadway option. He and book writer Allen Mogol were awarded 2012 The Alec Baldwin Fellowship in NYC for their musical 'TIL DEATHT DO US PART. He is the first American commissioned to pen an original musical (THE CONCRETE JUNGLE) for London's esteemed ArtsEd School (President: Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber). DAYBREAK (add'l material by Brett Teresa; 2011 New Jersey Playwrights Contest winner) premiered in NJ & London in June 2012. Music and songs for the webseries THANK YOU, NEXT (LAWebFest Award, Best Original Song). Other: Lincoln Center Songbook Series, Joe's Pub, Birdland, Symphony Space, London's The Players Theatre, more. "Reach The Sky: Live at The Beechman" on iTunes. Yale graduate, Member of ASCAP, Dramatists Guild. www.bobbycronin.com.
CRYSTAL SKILLMAN is the award-winning author of CUT (The Management in Spring 2011; NY Times critic's pick) VIGIL or THE GUIDED CRADLE (ITG/Brick; 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Full-Length Script); and BIRTHDAY & NOBODY (Directed by Daniel Talbott for Rising Phoenix Rep in NYC; U.K Premiere with Kibbo Productions; Chicago at The Side Project). Her play WILD debuted in Chicago at Mary-Arrchie Theatre this June with Kid Brooklyn Productions. Her work was also featured in Chicago this summer in Collaboraction's Sketch-book Theater Festival with a new play commission for The New Colony. In NYC this spring WILD was featured Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel as part of MCC Theater Playwrights' Coalition Playlabs, ANOTHER KIND OF LOVE was workshopped at IRT/Overturn Theatre, and CUT finished a run in Boston at Apollinaire Theatre. Crystal, one of Manhattan's "Best Ofs" for OurTownNY magazine, was recently featured as a writer to watch in the Huffington Post, selected as one of nytheatre.com's fifteen People of the Year for 2011, and was one of six writers chosen for Terra Nova 2011-12 Groundbreakers' Group. She is a member of the MCC Theater Playwrights' Coalition, Amoralists Lab, Rising Phoenix, and a Women's Project Lab as well as Soho Rep Lab alumni. GEEK, her upcoming new play for Obie-Award Winning Vampire Cowboys, will premiere in Spring 2013 under the direction of Robert Ross Parker. Crystal is currently working on FOLLOW, a new play for director Daniel Talbott, opening this October.
Watch a trailer for the concert below!