BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Ben Fankhauser Sings Zack Zadek's 'Fireworks'
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 14, 2015
'In this song, the character has recently come back from fighting in Vietnam, and while he was expecting a hero's welcome - he's faced with the reality of the country he's come back to. He wanted more than anything to make his father proud by being courageous back in war, but he's haunted by the idea that maybe he wasn't.' (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Jessica Phillips Sings Eric Dietz's 'All the Walls'
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 22, 2015
This week we are excited to feature composer Eric Dietz and his new musical, ALL THE WALLS, inspired by the powerful true story of Aron Ralston's escape from Blue John Canyon, Utah in 2003. After a falling boulder pins Aron's arm to the canyon wall, the adventurer's limits are put to the ultimate test. He finds strength in the memories of his friends and family, giving him the courage he needs to survive. In the title song, Aron's mother asks a police officer for assistance in her rescue efforts. When the officer declines her plea, she begs him to see the situation from her perspective. Here is the amazing Jessica Phillips (Next to Normal) performing the song at our 54 Below concert this past January. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Janet Krupin Sings Waggoner & Price's 'Ta-Da!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 27, 2015
This week's spotlight is on Joel Waggoner and Eric Price, whose new original musical PRESTO CHANGE-O is commissioned by Barrington Stage and directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful). It tells the story of a family of stage magicians who find themselves living under the same roof for the first time in years. In this song, Tina, who is the family's maid and maintains their ever-growing collection of artifacts from the history of magic, reveals her larger ambitions. Here is the talented Janet Krupin (If/Then) performing the song at our concert at 54 Below. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Jessica Phillips, Taylor Louderman, Kacie Sheik & More Sing CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS at 54 Below
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - January 26, 2015
Just last night, Cutting-Edge Composers returned to 54 Below, showcasing the talents of both up and coming composers and performers in New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the concert! (more...)
CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS Returning to 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - January 2, 2015
On January 25th at 9:30pm, Cutting-Edge Composers will present their sixth concert at 54 Below! Cutting-Edge Composers is a platform for new musical theatre writers featuring Broadway's top performers and musicians. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Spotlight on Drew Fornarola & Scott Elmgreen's TIANANMEN
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 12, 2014
This week's spotlight is on composer/lyricist Drew Fornarola and bookwriter Scott Elmgreen. TIANANMEN is an original rock musical that follows the events of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing, focusing on the stories of three student demonstrators and the Communist leaders they dare to challenge. The students communicate through music while government leaders communicate through spoken dialogue, and in this way the show uses musical theatre to starkly and viscerally portray the generational and cultural divides that come between both sides. Selections from Tiananmen premiered in a March 2014 concert at 54 Below starring Telly Leung, Ruthie Ann Miles, and Karl Josef Co, and the show continues to be developed under the artistic guidance of director Stafford Arima and with academic support from the Harvard University Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. For more, email: TiananmenMusical@gmail.com. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Spotlight on Paul Loesel and Scott Burkell!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 5, 2014
This week our spotlight is on Paul Loesel and Scott Burkell, whose original musical LMNOP received developmental productions at the University of Michigan and Goodspeed Musicals (Norma Terris Theatre). The show, produced with Third Coast Creative, will open in April 2015 at TUTS Underground in Houston, TX. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Danielle Wade Sings Landon Braverman & Derek Hassler's 'Thin Ice'
by Stage Tube - November 21, 2014
This week's spotlight shines on Landon Braverman and Derek Hassler, featuring OVER THE RAINBOW winner Danielle Wade performing their song 'Thin Ice' at 54 Below. The setting for the original song is inspired by a cabin Hassler's family used to own in Wisconsin. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Nick Blaemire Sings Eli Bolin's 'Something That I Love'
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 7, 2014
This week's spotlight goes to composer/lyricist Eli Bolin and his original new musical FOUND, with a book by Lee Overtree and Hunter Bell, currently running at the Atlantic Theater Company. Here is the show's lead actor, Nick Blaemire, singing 'Something That I Love' at our concert at 54 Below. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- In the Studio with Alexander Sage Oyen and Caissie Levy!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 24, 2014
Today we are in the studio with Alexander Sage Oyen and special guest Caissie Levy from Broadway's Les Miserables! You can see Alex perform live at 54 Below on November 15th! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Christine Dwyer Sings Lyons and Pakchar's 'Crossroads'
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 26, 2014
Cutting-Edge Composers is excited to present a PREMIERE SONG by Lyons and Pakchar this week! Here is Wicked's Christine Dwyer singing 'Crossroads' from their recent concert at 54 Below. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Ben Fankhauser and Michael McCorry Rose Sing Alexander Sage Oyen's 'Gods Among Men'
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 25, 2014
This week's features composer is Alexander Sage Oyen. Newsies' Ben Fankhauser and Wicked's Michael McCorry Rose performed this song from his new musical 'Outlaws' at our concert at 54 Below. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Annie Golden Sings 'Spin Those Records' by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason SweetTooth Williams
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 6, 2014
This week's featured composers are Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason SweetTooth Williams whose song 'Spin Those Records' from their new musical Annie Golden: Bounty Hunter, Yo! was sung by the legend herself at their concert at 54 Below. You may recognize Annie Golden from the hit TV show 'Orange is the New Black' or from the Original Broadway Cast of HAIR. Today, we are thrilled to share a clip of the song written for Annie by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason SweetTooth Williams! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Van Hughes Sings Hathaway & Velez's 'Before the End'
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 20, 2014
This week we are excited to share the song 'Before the End' from the new musical Afterland written by Benjamin Velez and Kathryn Hathaway. The talented Van Hughes, with backup vocals from PJ Adzima and Gerianne Perez, performed the song at our concert at 54 Below. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Conrad Riccamora and Amber Gray Sing Jones & Rno's 'As Beautiful'
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 13, 2014
This week we present the song "As Beautiful," from the new musical Galois written by Aaron Jones and Sung Rno. The wonderful Conrad Riccamora and Amber Gray performed it at our concert at 54 Below. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Lilli Cooper Sings Paul Loesel & Scott Burkell's 'It's a Choice'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2014
Today's featured songwriters are Paul Loesel and Scott Burkell. Here is the fabulous Lilli Cooper singing 'It's the Choice' from their new musical LMNOP at our 54 Below concert. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Donna Vivino Sings Braverman and Hassler's 'Where is the Man'
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 27, 2014
We have a new songwriting team to feature this week! Landon Braverman and Derek Hassler presented 'Where is the Man' sung by the talented Donna Vivino at our concert at 54 Below. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Julia Murney Performs Carmel Dean's 'Elegy'
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 18, 2014
This week we present the song 'Elegy' by Carmel Dean, which was sung by the incomparable Julia Murney at our concert at 54 Below. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Ben Platt Performs Drew Gasparini's 'The Last Loser in the Universe'
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 9, 2014
Last month, Cutting Edge Composers held their concert at 54 Below, and one of the highlights of the evening included 'The Last Loser in the Universe' by Drew Gasparini being sung by the incredibly talented Ben Platt, who is currently starring in The Book of Mormon on Broadway. Check out Platt's performance below! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Adam Kantor & Preston Sadleir Perform Zack Zadek's 'Something There'
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 23, 2014
What happens when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak discuss a groundbreaking idea? That's what composer Zack Zadek explores in the song 'Something There' from his musical The Crazy Ones. Adam Kantor and Preston Sadleir brought this song to life at our concert at Joe's Pub - check out their performance below! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Alice Ripley & Meghann Fahy Sing Zoe Sarnak's 'The Flame'
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 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...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Allison Posner & Monica Raymund Perform 'The Way You Move' from Eli Bolin & Sam Forman's VOLLEYGIRLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 5, 2014
This week's featured composers are Eli Bolin and Sam Forman whose song 'The Way You Move' from their new musical VOLLEYGIRLS, was performed by original cast member Allison Posner and producer Monica Raymund at at the Laurie Beechman Theater. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Hubbard & Mossberg Sing Virginia Hart Pike's 'Out on the Edge'
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 20, 2013
This week's featured composer is Virginia Hart Pike, whose song 'Out on the Edge' was sung beautifully by Cristin Hubbard and Mary Mossberg at our concert at Joe's Pub. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Al Calderon Sings Michael Patrick Walker's 'Someday'
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 13, 2013
This week we are excited to feature Michael Patrick Walker, composer of the popular musical Altar Boyz, and his song "Someday." 13's Al Calderon, who recently appeared on The X Factor, sang this song at our concert at NYMF. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Blake Daniel Performs Will Reynolds' 'I Knew a Boy'
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 6, 2013
Today, Cutting Edge Composers is thankful for its talented composers, especially Will Reynolds. His song 'I Knew a Boy' was sung by Spring Awakening's Blake Daniel at their concert at the Canal Room. When asked about his inspiration for writing this song, Will said 'The first lyric is 'We sneak by disaster-free courting catastrophe' which basically sums up my experience as a 20-something. 'I Knew a Boy' was a warning to myself when I realized I had let myself get a little too lost.' (more...)
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