Works by Jeff Blumenkrantz, Barry Anderson, Michael Kooman & More Set for PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW 3.0, 7/30 & 8/9

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PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW (PYMK) Cabaret Series, will present version 3.0 in its popular evening of songs dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the work of new composing artists and the work that has been influential in shaping them. Featured in PYMK version 3.0 will be the works of Jeff Blumenkrantz (recipient of the 2012 Fred Ebb Award); Barry Anderson & Mark Petty ("The Songwriter's Union"); and Michael Kooman & Christopher Dimond ("Dani Girl"), along with the works that inspired them. Performances of PYMK version 3.0 will be Monday, July 30 at 7:00pm and Thursday, August 9 at 9:00pm at the Triad Theatre (158 W. 72nd Street) in Manhattan.

Additionally, there will be an encore performance of PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW Version 2.1 on Thursday, July 19 at 7:00pm at the Triad Theatre (158 W. 72nd Street) in Manhattan, which will feature works by and that have influenced: Ryan Scott Oliver ("Mrs. Sharp, a musical"); Scott Burkell & Paul Loesel ("Ella Minnow Pea") and Georgia Stitt ("Big Red Sun").

Under the musical direction of Andrew Byrne ("I Love You, You're Perfect..."), PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW will feature the talents of Julia Burrows ("Happy Days" at Goodspeed); Michael Deleget (The Bernstein's "Mass" at Carnegie Hall); and Leslie Henstock ("The Light in the Piazza"). The band will feature Ray Cetta (Bass), Micah Burgess (Guitar for version 2.1), Anthony Rubbo (Guitar for version 3.0), Tim Lykins (Drums) and Andrew Byrne (Piano). PYMK is co-produced by David Alan Thronton.

The PYMK cabaret series was born of a desire to celebrate new composing artists, and explore the fundamental links that help make them part of the new "Great American Songbook." Each version combines the songs of three featured writers along with the familiar songs and composers that have been influential to their work. Each version may include, not only the songs by these writers and their influences, but also original "mash-ups," and medleys.

The inaugural PYMK vesion 1.0 concert featured the music of Adam Gwon, Jonathan Reid Gealt and Robert Rokicki.

Tickets for PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW Cabaret Series are $16, plus a 2-drink minimum, and can be purchased online at peopleyoumayknowcabaret.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

For more information about the PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW Cabaret Series, visit peopleyoumayknowcabaret.com or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pymkcabaret.

 

 

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