Laura Pietropinto News

Cutting Edge Composers Concert, The Skivvies, Sondheim Unplugged & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Alice Ripley & Meghann Fahy Sing Zoe Sarnak's 'The Flame'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2014

This week we have a real treat for you! Here is a video of TONY Award-winner Alice Ripley and Meghann Fahy singing The Flame' by Zoe Sarnak at our Joe's Pub concert of Zoe's new musical, A Lasting Impression. (more...)

Susan Blackwell Set to Host Cutting-Edge Composers Concert at 54 Below, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Title of Show's Susan Blackwell will host Cutting-Edge Composers at 54 Below on 2/17 at 9:30pm! She will be joined by Broadway performers Ben Platt (Book of Mormon), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Emma Hunton (Next to Normal) and many more as they present material from new musicals by up-and-coming composers. Tickets are available at http://54below.com/artist/cutting-edge-composers. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Kacie Sheik Sings Zoe Sarnak's 'Me'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 01, 2014

Cutting-Edge Composers in association with Lou D'Ambrosio presented a concert of Zoe Sarnak's original musical, A Lasting Impression at Joe's Pub. We are thrilled to share this exclusive video of the song 'Me' with Broadwayworld.com, starring Kacie Sheik. (more...)

Nic Rouleau & Donna Vivino Join Julia Murney, Nick Blaemire & More in CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS Concert at 54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Nic Rouleau, currently starring in The Book of Mormon on Broadway, and Donna Vivino, who played Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked, will sing songs from brand new musicals in the Cutting-Edge Composers concert at 54 Below on 2/17 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Julia Murney, Van Hughes & More Set for Cutting-Edge Composers at 54 Below, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

On February 17th at 9:30pm, Cutting-Edge Composers will present their fifth concert at 54 Below! Committed to showcasing up-and-coming musical theatre writers by providing them with concert venues, Broadway performers and musicians, Cutting-Edge Composers has an exclusive video spotlight on Broadwayworld.com. The concert, directed and produced by Laura Pietropinto, with Musical Direction by Julie McBride and Benjamin Rauhala, will feature songs from new musicals in the works. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Joey Contreras' 'Ready'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 26, 2013

This week's featured composer is the one-and-only Joey Contreras! We are excited to share this video of his song Ready from our CEC concert at NYMF sung by the incredible quartet Lilli Cooper (Wicked), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Maddy Trumble (Mary Poppins) and Nic Rouleau (Book of Mormon). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- In the Studio with Drew Gasparini!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2013

Hey, CEC fans! This week's featured composer is Drew Gasparini. And we have a summer treat for you: two Gasparinis for the price of one! Drew and his sister Kasie perform his song 'Two Little Lines' in the video below. Don't miss Drew's star-studded concert at Joe's Pub on July 29th at 9:30pm to celebrate his album 'I Could Use a Drink,' with Krysta Rodriguez, Jason Gotay and more! (more...)

Alice Ripley and More Join Cutting-Edge Composers' A LASTING IMPRESSION at Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley and HAIR's Kacie Sheik and Andrew Kober will join Meghann Fahy (NBC's 'Chicago Fire'), Preston Sadleir (Next to NormalTour), Krista Pioppi (Spring Awakening Tour), and Taylor Noble (A Lasting Impression) tonight, June 29th at 7pm at Joe's Pub for a concert of Zoe Sarnak's A Lasting Impression. The concert will be directed by Laura Pietropinto and presented by Cutting-Edge Composers in association with Hope Lights Partners. (more...)

Cutting-Edge Composers' A LASTING IMPRESSION to Feature Meghann Fahy, Betsy Wolfe and Preston Sadleir, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Cutting-Edge Composers in association with Hope Lights Partners will present A Lasting Impression, a contemporary new musical by up-and-coming songwriter Zoe Sarnak, in concert on June 29th at 7pm at Joe's Pub. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS Spotlight- Alice Ripley, Kacie Sheik & More Sing Zoe Sarnack's A LASTING IMPRESSION
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 28, 2013

Cutting-Edge Composers is particularly excited about this week's composer, Zoe Sarnak, because we are presenting a concert of her musical, A Lasting Impression, this Saturday night at Joe's Pub! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Robin de Jesus & Danny Quadrino Sing Charlie Sohne and Tim Rosser's 'Boy of My Own'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 25, 2013

Happy Summer, everyone! In honor of the solstice, CEC is pleased to bring you this video of 'Boy of My Own' by Charlie Sohne and Tim Rosser from our concert at Joe's Pub: (more...)

Slavic Soul Party, No BS! Brass Band and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

This week at Joe's Pub at the Public, June 24 through June 30, 2013, will feature: 2G: Sixteen Going on Seventeen, Nellie McKay, Philippe Quint, Michael Bacon: Downtown Express, The Gonzalo Gergara Quartet, The Impossible Girl, Global Noize: Sly Reimagined, JP Jofre Quintet, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Slavic Soul Party, NY Theremin Society, Ryan Amador, No BS! Brass Band, Zoe Sarnak: A Lasting Impression, Davell Crawford, Brown Girls Burlesque, John Kelly: Rebel Songs, and Symphonic Sundays with Mother Falcon. Details below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- In the Studio with Eli Bolin!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2013

Cutting-Edge Composers is in the studio with Eli Bolin exclusively on Broadwayworld.com. We caught up with Eli to find out about his upcoming productions of Found at NY Stage and Film, and Volleygirls, starring Susan Blackwell, at NYMF. Check out the video below for insight into Eli's writing process, and a sneak peek at two songs from two of his latest musicals! You might even see a surprise guest performance from Volleygirls cast member Jennifer Johnson. (more...)

Alice Ripley and More Join Cutting-Edge Composers' A LASTING IMPRESSION at Joe's Pub, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley and HAIR's Kacie Sheik and Andrew Kober will join Meghann Fahy (NBC's 'Chicago Fire'), Preston Sadleir (Next to NormalTour), Krista Pioppi (Spring Awakening Tour), and Taylor Noble (A Lasting Impression) on June 29th at 7pm at Joe's Pub for a concert of Zoe Sarnak's A Lasting Impression. The concert will be directed by Laura Pietropinto and presented by Cutting-Edge Composers in association with Hope Lights Partners. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- In the Studio with Joe Iconis
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 07, 2013

Welcome to our first edition of "Cutting-Edge Composers In the Studio" exclusively on Broadwayworld.com! Today, we are in the studio with Joe Iconis, and his collaborators Jason Sweettooth Williams and Lance Rubin. You can hear Joe discuss his inspiration for writing, his experience with SMASH, what it's like to work with the Joe Iconis Family, and his upcoming projects. These talented gentlemen also shared a live performance of the song "Outlaw" from their show Bloodsong of Love and a song from their new musical in progress entitled Annie Golden: Bounty Hunter, Yo! Joe sent us this synopsis for his latest creative endeavor: What if musical theater legend Annie Golden starred in a show as a bad-ass action hero?' That was the idea that led to this musical, Annie Golden: Bounty Hunter, Yo, which uses the conventions---both theatrical and musical---of 70's blaxploitation films to tell the story of a widowed down-on-her-luck theatre actress who becomes a bounty hunter and goes on a journey of self-discovery and serious ass-kicking. (more...)

Cutting-Edge Composers' A LASTING IMPRESSION to Feature Meghann Fahy, Betsy Wolfe and Preston Sadleir, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2013

Cutting-Edge Composers in association with Hope Lights Partners will present A Lasting Impression, a contemporary new musical by up-and-coming songwriter Zoe Sarnak, in concert on June 29th at 7pm at Joe's Pub. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Nic Rouleau Sings Benjamin Velez's 'Neverland'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2013

This week's featured composer is Benjamin Velez. Benjamin Velez is a composer/lyricist and recent Columbia University graduate where he studied film and wrote the 114th Annual Varsity Show. He is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater workshop where he was named the Jerry Harrington award winner for the 2nd year workshop. His work has been featured as part of AWOL's 8 Minute Musicals at NYMF, The Platform concert series, and in last year's NEO concert. He is currently workshopping his original musical Afterland with collaborator Kathryn Hathaway, and recently premiered the title song at Joe's Pub as part of the latest CEC concert. While originally from Miami, he is now happy to call New York home sweet home. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Vivino, Krop, Daniel & Trumble Sing Paul Loesel and Scott Burkell's 'Ordinary Day'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2013

The Song 'Ordinary Day' is by extraordinary writers Paul Loesel (Music) and Scott Burkell (book and lyrics). We are thrilled to share their Cutting-Edge Composers video starring Donna Vivino (Wicked), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening), and Maddy Trumble (Mary Poppins)! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Zachary Prince Sings Joel Waggoner and Eric Price's 'Brooklyn's Union Hall'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2013

Here's 'Brooklyn's Union Hall' by Joel Waggoner and Eric Price. 'The inspiration for the song was to write about the moment it was announced that Barack Obama had won the 2008 Presidential Election,' said Price. Zachary Prince (the Last Five Years) stars in this video from our most recent concert at Joe's Pub. (more...)

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