Drew Gasparini, Alex Wyse and More to Be Featured in THE PLATFORM LDN, April 27
Twentysomething Productions, in association with Drew Gasparini, present The Platform LDM, featuring some of London's finest performers, on 27th April 2014 at Backstage Bar, The Spice of Life, Soho. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:00pm.
The Platform LDN concert series runs parallel with The Platofrm NYC. Each concert promotes dynamic and contemporary American composers and a variety of established and emerging artists living and working in London. This month's composers include Drew Gasparini, Alex Wyse, Ryan Scott Oliver, and Gaby Alter.
April's The Platform LDN will feature Dan Buckey who recently starred in Ushers: The Front Of House Musical at Charing Cross Theatre and standby Elder Cunnigham in the smash hit musical The Book Of Mormon playing at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End alongside Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner. Daniel is an avid supporter of new writing performing at The Platform LDN for the second time.
Drew Gasparini is an award winning musical theatre composer and a performing singer/songwriter, who has most recently been a contributing composer to NBC's musical theatre drama SMASH.
Alex Wyse's past credits include Boq in the National US Tour of Wicked and Bare at New World Stages. Alex's musical Nighttime Traffic made its world premiere in the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Alex also appears on Drew Gasparini's debut album I Could Use A Drink.
Ryan Scott Oliver is a 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant recipient and wrote the music and lyrics for 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, Mrs. Sharp and Darling. His work has also been featured on the hit YouTube TV show The Battery's Down.
Gaby Alter is a songwriter and composer based in Brooklyn. He writes for stage, television (MTV, PBS), film, radio (NPR), video games, and straight up pop songs. He is the recipient of a Jonathan Larson grant, and has won awards from the San Francisco Theater Critics' Circle and the New York International Fringe Festival for his scores.
Twentysomething Productions was born out of a passion for contemporary American musical theatre. In February 2013 they produced a workshop version of Tales From The Bad Years by New York composing team Kerrigan-Lowdermilk at the Landor Theatre, as part of new writing season From Page To Stage.
The company is made up of Jerome Van de Berghe (Freelance Musical Director, Arranger and Keyboard Player based in London. Jerome graduated in July 2012 with a BMus (Hons) in Music and Sound Recording from the University of Surrey and is currently working towards an MA in Musical TheatreCreative Practice (Musical Direction pathway) at Arts Educational London.), Charlotte Bradford (Mrs Medlock in The Secret Garden in Concert UK tour), Nicholas Corre (Featured Soloist in Thursford Christmas Spectacular and in West End Men at the Vaudeville Theatre), Gregory Hazel (Dance Captain/Minister of Culture in Phantom UK premiere at Ye Olde Rose and Crown); Nicola Kill (Currently rehearsing for Club Sol Party part of Brighton Fringe Festival and a previous cast member of Canal Café's News Revue), Olga-Marie Pratt (Deb in Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days at London Theatre Workshop), Chloe Nicolson (Ali in Original London Cast of new musical Tales from the Bad Years)< Andrew Osbourne (Darren in feature film The Shouting Men and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), John Sandberg (Original cast of Sasha Regan's All Male HMS Pinafore at the Union Theatre. John is also a songwriter who recently showcased his own material in Songs from the Playground), Chelsea Taylor Day (Appeared in Sky One's Stella and new musical Stalking John Barrowman at Chapter Arts Theatre), Amy-Jean Ward (Recently performed in Jog On as part of Goldsmith's Festival of New Musicals at the Tristan Bates Theatre), and Ben Vivian-Jones (Mayor of Whoville in Seussical the Musical at the Arts Theatre).
Tickets are £10 and can be purchased at www.twentysomethingproductions.co.uk.