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Photo Coverage: Backstage with Music of Scott Alan at Birdland

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Composer and lyricist Scott Alan celebrated the release of his debut album, Dreaming Wide Awake: The Music of Scott Alan, on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 7:30PM, as part of the long-running, critically-heralded and popular concert series Broadway at Birdland.

Dreaming Wide Awake features some of today's hottest vocal talents, alongside live strings, a brass section and a full band. To celebrate the album's release, many of Broadway's biggest stars joined Scott Alan to perform, including: Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Stephanie J. Block (Wicked), Liz Callaway (Miss Saigon), Danny Calvert (Altar Boyz),†Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu) and more! Jesse Vargas, who arranged and orchestrated Dreaming Wide Awake, served as the evening's Musical Director.

Born on Long Island, NY and educated at UMass Boston, Emerson College and Berklee College of Music, Scott Alan staged the first production of his own material at Boston's Fireplace Theater. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles, where he wrote the book, music and lyrics for the musical Detour, which played to packed crowds at Los Angeles's Complex Theater. He also began working and recording music with music industry veterans Ricky Minor and Diane Louie, who introduced him to Toni Braxton, Luther Vandross and Boyz II Men. Called back to New York City in 2003 by his boundless love of theater, he premiered a new musical called Piece, which was presented at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival and the Seattle Village Theatre Festival. In January 2005, he launched Monday Nights, New Voices, a new concert series at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre featuring the best up-and-coming talent, which immediately became a smash hit and is now in its third successful year. Scott Alan also produced and directed the 2006 Neo2 Benefit Concert.

For more information on Scott Alan and to purchase Dreaming Wide Awake visit www.ScottAlan.net.† Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street (between 8th & 9th Aves). www.BirdlandJazz.com.

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Photos by Linda Lenzi


Composer†and†Lyricist†Scott Alan and Stephanie J. Block


Stephanie J. Block, Danny Calvert and Natalie Weiss


Jonathan Groff


Jonathan Groff and Cheyenne Jackson


Danny Calvert and Sarah Davis


Danny Calvert, Cheyenne Jackson and Sarah Davis


Danny Calvert and Jonathan Groff


Cheyenne Jackson and Danny Calvert


Danny Calvert


Scott Alan and Jonathan Groff


Liz Callaway and Lisa Brescia


Natalie Weiss and Jill Zadeh


Shoshana Bean and Cheyenne Jackson


Scott Alan and Musical Director Jesse Vargas


Shoshana Bean, Stephanie J. Block and Lisa Brescia


Liz Callaway


Scott Alan, Stephanie J. Block, Jesse Vargas and Shoshana Bean


Lisa Brescia and Cheyenne Jackson


Liz Callaway, Jonathan Groff and Lisa Brescia


Stephanie J. Block, Jesse Vargas and Shoshana Bean


Liz Callaway, Scott Alan and Lisa Brescia


Cast†members†and creative team of "Dreaming Wide Awake"

CD SIGNING / FAN MEET-AND-GREET


Jonathan Groff, Jimmy Moses, Ericka Adams, Mary Kate Metzer and Jesse Vargas


Victoria Tatum, Cheyenne Jackson and Emily Savidge


Danny Calvert and Gina Santare


Brittany Mazza, Nicole Capatasto, Scott Alan and Justine Giannino


Megan Shook, Cheyenne Jackson and Shoshana Bean


Michelle Kittrell, Jennifer Gambatese and Adam Fleming


Jim Caruso and Jonathan Groff


Sebastian Arcelus and Stephanie J. Block


Ron Abel, Katie Luckinbill and Chuck Steffan


Liz Callaway and Dan Foster


Jim Caruso and Katie Luckinbill


Jim Caruso and Katie Luckinbill

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