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New Talents Featured in Sept. 26 Monday Nights, New Voices at Duplex

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On September 26th, producer Scott Alan will present a special evening of Monday Nights, New Voices. The cabaret will feature two unknown talents seeking representation.

The 7 PM performance will be hosted at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre (61 Christopher Street) and will feature Lauren Thomas, who made her Broadway debut in the revival of Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat, and Michael Buchanan, who has yet to make his Broadway debut. The musical direction will be by But I'm a Cheerleader's Brian Nash.

Thomas is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts/Cap21, where she appeared in Jonathan Marc Sherman's Women and Wallace and as the Homeless Lady in A New Brain. Her regional credits include Oliver and Gypsy (Westchester Broadway Theater), Margy in State Fair (Tri-Arts Playhouse), Maria in West Side Story (Yorktown Stage), Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (New London Playhouse) and Laura in The Glass Menagerie (Newman Theater). Her NYC concerts/readings include Mrs. Walker in Tommy (Greenwich St. Theater) and Scott Alan's Piece (Playing Pretend Productions).

Buchanan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. His most recent credit was playing Bobby Strong in the regional premiere of Urinetown at Mason Street Warehouse. Other regional credits include Tony in The Fireside's West Side Story, The Pirates of Penzance (Guthrie Theatre), A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Goodspeed Opera House), You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Emelin Theatre)-Charlie Brown, Miss Saigon (National Tour)-Chris u/s, Forever Plaid (Avo Playhouse, Cohoes Music Hall)-Jinx, Kiss Me, Kate (Gateway Playhouse)-Hortensio/Bill u/s, Jesus Christ Superstar –Peter/Judas u/s, The Fantasticks-Matt, and Candide-Candide.
He recently created a role in the world premiere of I Left My Heart, a tribute to the music of Tony Bennett.

Monday Nights, New Voices puts lesser-known Broadway talents in the spotlight. "In addition to classic musical theatre tunes, the series will also feature new music from up-and-coming and established composers, who will accompany the performers on piano."

Tickets are $10 with a two drink minimum and free door to industry. Industry professionals should RSVP to Scott Alan at ScottAlan@ScottAlan.net. To make a reservation call (212) 255-5438.


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