Alexandra Socha, Corey Cott and More to Lead Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's 'SAMANTHA BROWN' for The Score
On November 7th, The Score will produce The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk as a live concert for the next episode of the podcast recording. The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, an original musical written by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk (The Bad Years, Republic, Henry and Mudge), will be recorded live at Le Poisson Rouge; showtimes are 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. Tickets are $20.
This concert will feature Alexandra Socha (Red Oaks, Fun Home) in the title role, as well as Corey Cott (The Bandstand, Newsies), Morgan Keene (Newsies Nat'l Tour), and Kevin Carolan (Newsies, The Ritz). The evening will be directed by Portia Krieger (The Bachelors, Eager to Lose), with music direction by Paul Staroba (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder).
18-year-old Samantha Brown sits in a hand-me-down car with the keys in her hand. Caught between yearning for something different and feeling stuck in what her life has become, she telescopes back to a time before her world had fallen apart. As she relives her senior year, we meet Sam's well-intentioned helicopter parents and her good-natured if unambitious boyfriend, but it's her painfully alive best friend Kelly that haunts heR. Kelly was everything Sam is not - impetuous, daring, brave. She pushed Sam to break rules and do the unexpected. When Kelly's killed in a car wreck, Sam loses not only her best friend but also the part of herself that was learning how to take risks. Now, paralyzed by fear and inertia, Sam has to discover what purpose grief serves and how to make the first decision of her adult life on her own.
Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk made their Off Broadway debut in 2006 with their adaptation of Henry and Mudge. In 2011, they released their first album Our First Mistake, which charted at #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Their latest album, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Live (2013), documents a concert tour that resulted from their breakout $35K kickstarter campaign. Other musicals include Tales from the Bad Years, The Woman Upstairs, Wrong Number, The Freshman Experiment, Republic, Unbound, and Flash of Time. Their songs have been recorded and performed internationally and their musicals have been produced and developed throughout the United States. Together, they received the 2006 Larson Award and 2004-2005 Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and they have held multiple residencies including the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. Kerrigan received the 2009 Kleban Award for libretto-writing, and as a playwright, she has written numerous works including Disaster Relief, and was a 2013 member of Interstate 73. She teaches libretto writing at Primary Stages. Lowdermilk received the Alan Menken Award and the 2005 Richard Rodgers Award for Red with librettist Marcus Stevens. Both are alumni of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, co-founders of the digital sheet music company NewMusicalTheatre.com, and proud members of the Dramatist Guild and ASCAP.
THE SCORE is a new podcast dedicated to bringing the coolest musical theater right into your head. Created and produced by Michael Kimmel, John DeLore, and Allison Bressi, these concerts, recorded live at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City bring you a full musical every episode. Dangerous, exciting, and ambitious new shows people will be talking about for years. If you love musical theater, you'll definitely want to know The Score. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/thescorepodcast, or inquire at email@example.com.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride
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