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Red Hot & New: A Songwriters' and Singers' Soiree Held At Ido Sushi 11/11
Richard Pepenella presents Red Hot & New: A Songwriters' and Singers' Soiree, the newest weekly party to hit the theater and cabaret scene, at Ido Sushi in New York on Thursday, November 11th at 8:30PM.This week we are proud to present the composer of ALTAR BOYS Gary Adler and our up and coming composer of the week is also one of Broadway's best musical directors Mark Hartman. Red Hot & New where Manhattan's most acclaimed theater and cabaret composers and lyricists will share the spotlight with some of her newest up and coming songwriters. Feature some of their favorite singers as well as other special guests. Then you'd better bring your books because the microphone opens to the audience where songwriters and singers alike have the chance to perform their favorite songs until closing. The evening is hosted by the comedic and eccentric chanteuse of the West Village piano bars and cabarets, Suzanne Pilzer. Accompanied this week by our guest pianist, the lovely and talented Kat Sherrell. Our featured composer Gary Adler has spent most of his career as a musical director/pianist. On Broadway he has conducted NEXT TO NORMAL, URINETOWN, and the entire six year run of AVENUE Q. At some point he fell into writing, creating both music and lyrics for ALTAR BOYZ and Disney Channel's JOHNNY AND THE SPRITES. He is currently working on a musical based on the first Thanksgiving, and is serving as musical director for the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR. Our second guest, Mark Hartman is a songwriter, music director, and pianist based in NYC. His original musicals include Crossroads (UNC-Chapel Hill-long ago and far away...), Ghosts of the Atlantic (dev. Ergo Theater Co.), The Devil's Dream (book by Paul Ferguson (Good Ol' Girls); prod. Raleigh Ensemble Players and Barter Theater), Lights Out At Lulu's (book by John Justice; prod. Carrboro ArtsCenter) and Nothing Pink, a new play with music created with Paul Ferguson based on the novel by Mark Hardy.
Mark's Broadway Musical Director and keyboard credits include Sondheim On Sondheim, Avenue Q, 1776 (Roundabout), and Miss Saigon. Off Broadway and Regional credits for Grey Gardens (Cape Playhouse), Working (Old Globe, Asolo Rep), Dear Edwina (DR2), Pippin (Goodspeed, Nat'l Tour), Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Old Globe), The Fantasticks (Sullivan St. and Orbach Theaters), Avenue Q (Vineyard and New World). Irish Rep: Ernest In Love, Take Me Along, After The Ball (dir. Tony Walton), Finian's Rainbow (also Westport), The Streets of New York, The Irish... (also Nat'l Tour). York Theater: I Remember Mama (dir. Michael Montel), The Baker's Wife (dir. Gordon Greenberg), Bajour (dir. Stuart Ross), Greenwillow (dir. Michael Montel), NEO I. Concerts: Brigadoon (Danieley, Errico), Rags (20th Anniversary), Pippin (Ben Vereen), Children of Eden (NYC premiere). Mark's Cast albums credits include Sondheim On Sondheim, Dear Edwina, After The Ball, Finian's Rainbow (Irish Rep), Avenue Q, NEO, Watch Your Step!, That's The Ticket!, Look Ma I'm Dancin'.
Mark is the recipient of two MAC Awards and the Backstage Bistro Award for Music Direction. Red Hot & New is presented every Thursday at Ido Sushi New York, Japanese Grill & Seafood 29 7th Ave. NYC at Bedford St. (4 blocks south of Christopher St. Station) Ido Sushi offers you a sushi experience like no other! Located on 7th Avenue South in the heart of beautiful Greenwich Village head chef "Tora" and his wife will serve you the freshest and most exotic dishes available in their cozy and charming Japanese restaurant providing live music and entertainment nightly. If you are undecided upon looking at their vast menu, the staff will always be ready to make a suggestion based on their daily fish specials or seasonal ingredients available at that time. Ido Sushi offers unmatched quality - visit once and you will see what everyone is talking about!There is no cover, but there is a $15 minimum per person.Any questions or for further information you can contact RedHotAndNew@gmail.com.