2nd Annual Broadway Meows Benefit Concert to Feature Music of Bisen-Hersh, 7/19
The Second Annual Broadway Meows: a Benefit Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, Monday, July 19th at 7pm. The evening will feature the songs of composer/ lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh. Bisen-Hersh will be joined on stage by a stellar cast including Brian Childers (Helen Hayes Award Winner, Danny & Sylvia), Sean Patrick Doyle (La Cage aux Folles), Bryan Fenkart (Memphis), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny & Sylvia), Autumn Hurlburt (Legally Blonde), Lara Janine (Rock of Ages), BriAnne Moore (The Visit), Brooke Sunny Moriber (The Wild Party), Olivia Oguma (Mamma Mia), Mary Orzano, Kate Rockwell (Hair), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Brandon Ruckdashel (Co-Ed Confidential), Kevin Vortmann (A Little Night Music), Correy West (South Pacific) and Kristen Beth Williams (Promises, Promises). The concert will be produced by Dennis Fowler, directed by Laura Pestronk, choreographed by Erin Porvaznika and stage managed by Livia Hill.
The audience can expect to hear 18 songs from Bisen-Hersh's catalog featuring songs from his critically acclaimed children's musical, Stanley's Party (which just finished a run at Manhattan Children's Theatre), his new song cycle, Love Quirks: a song cycle of unconventional devotion, and his new musical, What If...? The evening will be comprised of pet themed songs as well as songs of relationship hardships, which pets help get you through. Songs will include "So You Wanna be Feline?", "Losing a Pet", "I'm Not Interested in You", "This is Awkward", "Can You Believe I Was Ever Sad We Broke Up?" and the popular youtube hit, "Hey!".
All the proceeds for the evening will go to the Humane Society of New York, which has "cared for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes" for over 100 years. The Humane Society saved Bisen-Hersh's cat, Smee's, life last year, and this benefit is his way of saying thanks.For more information or to donate to the cause, please click: www.sethbh.com/broadwaymeows, www.humanesocietyny.org, or www.sethbh.com/smee.
Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski