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BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Donna Vivino Sings Braverman and Hassler's 'Where is the Man'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'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'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'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'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 VOLLEYGIRLSBWW 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'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'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'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...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Emma Hunton Sings Anna Dagmar's 'We Were Children'BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Emma Hunton Sings Anna Dagmar's 'We Were Children'
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 22, 2013

This week CEC is proud to share a video of Emma Hunton singing 'We Were Children' by one of our favorite new composers, Anna Dagmar. The talented Hunton performed this song at our CEC concert at NYMF. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Tituss Burgess Sings 'I'll Be Alright'BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Tituss Burgess Sings 'I'll Be Alright'
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 8, 2013

We have a real treat for you today! Tituss Burgess, star of TV's '30 Rock' and well-known for his original roles in Broadway musicals like Guys and Dolls and Disney's The Little Mermaid, is also an extremely talented singer/songwriter. We were lucky enough to hear him perform his song 'I'll Be Alright' at our concert at the Canal Room. Now, we are thrilled to share it on Broadwayworld. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Sean Mahoney and Creighton Irons' 'Live Free or Die'BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Sean Mahoney and Creighton Irons' 'Live Free or Die'
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 1, 2013

We have no tricks, but definitely a treat for you this week: a song from Sean Mahoney and Creighton Irons' musical Factory Girls! Brooke Sunny Moriber is on lead vocals, while Alison Cusano, Kate Ferber and Molly Hager sing backup in this video loaded with girl power from our CEC concert at the Canal Room. (more...)
BWW TV: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Matt Doyle Sings Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's 'Last Week's Alcohol'BWW TV: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Matt Doyle Sings Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's 'Last Week's Alcohol'
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 4, 2013

Today CEC is shining our spotlight on long-time writing partners Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk. Their song 'Last Week's Alcohol' was performed by Matt Doyle, talented star of stage and screen, at our concert at the Canal Room. We are thrilled to share it with all of you on Broadwayworld! (more...)
BWW TV: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Lauren Kennedy Sings Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham's 'Don't Say Another Word'BWW TV: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Lauren Kennedy Sings Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham's 'Don't Say Another Word'
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 28, 2013

This week we are excited to share a song by the talented writing team Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham. Here is the brilliant Lauren Kennedy singing 'Don't Say Another Word' at our CEC concert at the Canal Room. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Steven Booth Sings Kevin Fogerty's 'Perfectly Happy'BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Steven Booth Sings Kevin Fogerty's 'Perfectly Happy'
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 7, 2013

Cutting-Edge Composers is kicking off the fall with one of our favorite new composers, Kevin Fogarty. Dogfight's Steven Booth sang his song 'Perfectly Happy' at our NYMF concert. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER-  Derek Klena and Emma Hunton Sing 'It's Been a While'BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Derek Klena and Emma Hunton Sing 'It's Been a While'
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 23, 2013

This week's CEC feature is by a very talented songwriting team from Canada, Akiva Romer-Segal and Colleen Dauncey. 'It's Been a While' was performed by Wicked's Derek Klena and Next to Normal's Emma Hunton at our CEC concert at NYMF 2012. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- AJ Shively Sings Drew Fornarola's 'Eight and Five'BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- AJ Shively Sings Drew Fornarola's 'Eight and Five'
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 16, 2013

We're celebrating the summer with one of our favorite songs by Drew Fornarola! This week's video features AJ Shively singing 'Eight and Five' at our CEC concert at NYMF last summer. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Joey Contreras' 'Ready'BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Joey Contreras' 'Ready'
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 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!BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- In the Studio with Drew Gasparini!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 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...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS Spotlight- Alice Ripley, Kacie Sheik & More Sing Zoe Sarnack's A LASTING IMPRESSIONBWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS Spotlight- Alice Ripley, Kacie Sheik & More Sing Zoe Sarnack's A LASTING IMPRESSION
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 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'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 - June 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...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- In the Studio with Eli Bolin!BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- In the Studio with Eli Bolin!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 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...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- In the Studio with Joe IconisBWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- In the Studio with Joe Iconis
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 7, 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...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Nic Rouleau Sings Benjamin Velez's 'Neverland'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'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...)

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