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Scott Alan & Stars Celebrate CD Release at Birdland Jan.7

Jim Caruso's Cast Party and TheaterMania.com are proud to announce the Official CD Release Party for composer and lyricist Scott Alan's debut album, Dreaming Wide Awake: The Music of Scott Alan, on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 7:30PM, as part of the long-running, critically-heralded and popular concert series Broadway at Birdland.

Dreaming Wide Awake features some of today's hottest vocal talents, alongside live strings, a brass section and a full band. To celebrate the album's release, many of Broadway's biggest stars will join Scott Alan to perform, including: Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Stephanie J. Block (Wicked), Liz Callaway (Miss Saigon), Danny Calvert (Altar Boyz), Eden Espinosa (Wicked), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu), Carly Jibson (Hairspray), and Adriane Lenox (Doubt) – with more to be announced in coming weeks! Jesse Vargas, who arranged and orchestrated Dreaming Wide Awake, will serve as the evening's Musical Director.

Following the concert, Scott Alan, Jesse Vargas and the many guest performers will greet the crowd and sign copies of Dreaming Wide Awake.

Born on Long Island, NY and educated at UMass Boston, Emerson College and Berklee College of Music, Soctt Alan staged the first production of his own material at Boston's Fireplace Theater. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles, where he wrote the book, music and lyrics for the musical Detour, which played to packed crowds at Los Angeles's Complex Theater. He also began working and recording music with music industry veterans Ricky Minor and Diane Louie, who introduced him to Toni Braxton, Luther Vandross and Boyz II Men.

Called back to New York City in 2003 by his boundless love of theater, he premiered a new musical called Piece, which was presented at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival and the Seattle Village Theatre Festival. In January 2005, he launched Monday Nights, New Voices, a new concert series at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre featuring the best up-and-coming talent, which immediately became a smash hit and is now in its third successful year. Scott Alan also produced and directed the 2006 Neo2 Benefit Concert.

The Dreaming Wide Awake CD release concert is Monday, January 7, 2008 at 7:30PM at Birdland (315 West 44th Street, between 8th & 9th Aves).

Tickets: $25.00 + $10.00 Food/Drink Minimum (Per Person). VIP tickets available for $40.00 + $10.00 Food/Drink Minimum (Per Person) Tickets can be purchased Online: www.BirdlandJazz.com; or by Telephone: 212.581.3080.



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