Guarini, Wicks, Mendez, Kober & More Sing Drew Gasparini Tunes at Joe's Pub
After a show last year, songwriter Drew Gasparini will ring in 2012 with a return engagement at Joe's Pub in NYC on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 9:30pm. The evening will be feature material from his award winning musical, Crazy, Just Like Me, his new musical Circles and brand-new songs and pop singles written for television.
Drew Gasparini's concert will include appearances by Marc Summers (TV's Double Dare & Unwrapped), Justin Guarini (American Idol, American Idiot, Women on the Verge…), Lindsay Mendez (Godspell, Everyday Rapture), Teal Wicks (Wicked), Andrew Kober (Hair), Alex Brightman (Wicked), Brandon Ellis (Company), F. Michael Haynie (Carrie), Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia!), Mykal Kilgore (Hair), Lexie Papedo (Tales of the City), Tracy McDowell (Rent), Emily Kay Shrader, Carla Stewart, Kasie Gasparini and Chloe Gasparini. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
The band will feature Gasparini on piano, with Adam Stoler (Guitars), Brandon Ellis (Bass & Cello) and Jeremy Yaddaw (Drums). The event reunites Gasparini with director Stephen Agosto, who helmed the NYMF run of his show Crazy, Just Like Me. The concert is being produced by John Johnson and Katie Riegel (jokr productions).
Following the Joe's Pub concert, there will be an industry reading of Gasparini's musical Crazy, Just Like Me, which was dubbed this year's 'Best of Fest' winner at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The private reading will take place on Tuesday, January 31.
About the artist: Drew Gasparini is an award winning singer/songwriter & composer/lyricist. He has shared the stage as a performer with acts such as Jason Mraz, Third Eye Blind, and the Plain White T's. His musical Crazy, Just Like Me has been seen across the country, and even in Australia. CJLM was featured in the National Alliance of Musical Theater showcase in 2009, the San Francisco theater festival in 2009, and was a huge success in the 2011 New York Musical Theater Festival winning "Best of Fest" and scoring runner up for best book. Drew has also written the music and lyrics for his shows Circles, Inappropriate Stories Told at a Bar, The Up/Down and Above My Pay Grade (book by Louis Sacco) which was commissioned by Pfizer and Holt Learning. Drew has contributed music and lyrics to Cait Doyle's Hot Mess in Manhattan, for which he wrote "The Text Message Song," as well as to Broadway in South Africa. Drew is a part of the BMI/Lehman Engle Fellowship for composers and lyricists and continues to write and sell out concerts in New York City. For more info on Drew's live performances, his musicals, his three albums, where to buy sheet music or MP3s, and more go to www.DrewGaspariniMusic.com. Follow Drew on Twitter @DrewGasparini.
Tickets for the concert are $15 and are available now online at joespub.com (http://www.joespub.com/component/option,com_shows/task,view/Itemid,40/id,5657).