Photo Flash: Espinosa, Block and More Backstage at Monday Nights, New Voices

Stephanie J. Block, Eden Espinosa, Sebastian Arcelus, Lisa Brescia and other stars gathered backstage at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on March 13th to pose for pictures. That evening, the performers treated the audience to an evening of songs by up-and-coming composer/lyricists Neil Bartram, Barbara Anselmi and Scott Alan.

The lineup consisted of Wicked's touring Elphaba and Fiyero--Block and Arcelus, Wicked's Broadway Elphaba, Espinosa, Brescia (The Woman in White, Aida), Christopher J. Hanke (In My Life) and Jeffrey Kuhn (Wicked, Assassins) as well as Carla Rose Arnone, Jill Abramovitz, Mamie Parris and Alysha Umphress. "Last month marked a year since composer Scott Alan set out to produce the monthly series that showcases up and coming talent at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre and teams them with established and up and coming composers in a one night only event. In the year since its debut, many of todays most acclaimed Broadway stars and composers have joined together to honor the New Voices for there exciting achievments and to celebrate there exciting future," state press notes.

Bartram's musicals include the upcoming Not Wanted on the Voyage and The Story of My Life, while Anselmi (who is also a music director) has penned the music of The Orphan Train, as well as upcoming projects The Wedding Project and Leonardo's Dream. Alan wrote the musical Detour and is developing and preparing his latest musical Piece.
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Lisa Brescia and Carla Rose Arnone

Lisa Brescia

Lisa Brescia and Jill Abramovitz

Mamie Parris

Stephanie J. Block, Jeffrey Kuhn, Sebastian Arcelus and Eden Espinosa

A double act of Elphabas--Eden Espinosa and Stephanie J. Block

Jeffrey Kuhn, Neil Bartram and Christopher J. Hanke

Stephanie J. Block and Christopher J. Hanke

Scott Alan and Barbara Anselmi

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