Zak Sandler, Steven Sater & More Will Take Part in LC Originals: Songwriters; Watch the Live Stream Here at 7:30pm

The next installment of "LC Originals: Songwriters," at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center will offer an evening of new songs inspired by Lincoln Center, created by some of Broadway and Off-Broadway's leading songwriters, and performed by four outstanding actors. It takes place Monday, May 2 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free. The event will be live-streamed, free-of-charge, right here at

"LC Originals," is a new, free series in which artists share new works and reveal the creative process. It's curated and produced for Lincoln Center by award-winning directors Lonny Price and Matt Cowart. 'LC Originals: First Look," brings audiences behind-the-scenes in the creation of new musicals, offering a sneak peek of a work-in-progress. "LC Originals: Songwriters," challenges noted songwriters to compose new songs inspired by Lincoln Center, which are then performed in a cabaret-style performance by established and rising musical theater actors.

On May 2nd the participating songwriters are: Drew Fornarola (Off-Broadway's Straight); Daniel Israel & Phoebe Kreutz (The Dirty Hippie Jam Band Project); Zak Sandler (Anthem); Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) & James Bourne (Murder at the Gates); Cody Owen Stine (The Prisoner of Vegas); Jeffrey Stock (Triumph of Love); and Jim Walton (MID-LIFE! The Crisis Musical). The performers will include: Thomas Michael Allen (The Water Coolers); Adam Kantor (Fiddler on the Roof, Rent); Ariane Rinehart (NBC's The Sound of Music Live!); and Michael Winther (Mamma Mia!). Music Director for the evening is Patrick Sulken.

Admission is FREE; Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage is located at Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Streets. For more information about this and all of the free events at the Atrium, visit

The David Rubenstein Atrium, which opened in 2009 as a vibrant public space and Lincoln Center visitor center, has presented year-round free performances since 2010, including a Thursday evening concert series and monthly Saturday morning family programs. In 2016, new series, and additional numbers of events added to the existing series, will expand the Atrium's free presentations from approximately 80 events a year to nearly 150.

Programs and artists subject to change.

Major support for the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is provided by Alice and David Rubenstein.

Generous endowment support is provided by Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Oak Foundation.

Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.

MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center.

About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 16 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating 40 years enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit

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