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Bobby Cronin, David Are & More Set for INSPIRED, 9/22

Brad Alexander, David Are, Carner & Gregor, Bobby Cronin, Drew Fornarola, Michael Holland, Rob Rokicki, Georgia Stitt, Katie Thompson, & Michael Patrick Walker star in INSPIRED: A Benefit Concert for the ASPCA of NYC and The Last Resort Rescue of NJ, on Sunday September 22nd, 7pm at Stage 72/Triad.

Produced and created by award-winning composer/writer Bobby Cronin, INSPIRED invites you into the minds and hearts of some of today's exciting musical theatre writers in a casual and intimate setting as they sit behind the piano and, unlike traditional concerts of their material, perform songs by other writers that have inspired their work.

INSPIRED is a benefit concert series that will play every other month, with a rotating line-up of composer/lyricists and Broadway actors crossing over into the singer/songwriter world.

The line up for the 7pm Sunday, September 22nd concert features a wide array of artists including:

Brad Alexander Lortel Nominee, Drama Desk Nominee, Richard Rodgers Award Winner, Jerry Boch Award Winner (See Rock City & Other Destinations, Click Clack Moo, Just So Stories, Martha Speaks, We The People: America Rocks. Original Cast Recording: See Rock City. TV: The L Word, VH-1) www.bradalexander.com

DAVID ARE (Any Other Way, Charlotte's Web, Walker In Babylon, The Hit Machine. CDs including: A Few For Friends, Friends for a Few, Storyteller's Ball.) www.davidare.com

Sam Carner & Derek Gregor Richard Rodgers Award Winners, MAC Award Nominees (the Off B'way hit Unlock'd, Island Song, The Great Cookie Quest, Barely Legal) www.carnerandgregor.com

Bobby Cronin Alec Baldwin Fellowship Winner, NJ Playwrights Winner, Dramatists Guild Grant (W2ML, The Concrete Jungle, Sunset City, 'Til Death Do Us Part, Daybreak, A Christmas Carol. Web: Thank You, Next. CDs include: The Concrete Jungle, Reach The Sky) www.bobbycronin.com

Drew Fornarola NYMF Award for Excellence in Lyrics Winner, John Wallowitch Award for Songwriting, three time MAC Award Finalist, 2009 Richard Rodgers Award Finalist. (Molly Shannon's Tilly The Trickster, COLLEGE The Musical, Super Claudio Brothers, Awesome Allie, Dreamworks project) www.drewfornarola.com

Michael Holland MAC Award Winner (Believe In Me, Hurricane, Gashole, You're Gonna Hate This, Live! Under Broadway, Mikey Writes It. Orchestrations & vocal arrangements for the Broadway revival of Godspell) www.michaelholland.com

Rob Rokicki American Harmony Award Winner (Love, NY, Relativity, 20 to Life, Martha & Me, Samson's Fire. CD: I'm Ready. Rob is also an actor and an MD/arranger) www.robertrockiki.com

Georgia Stitt Harold Arlen Award Winner, New Voices in America Theatre Winner (Big Red Sun, The Water, Sing Me A Happy Song, Mosiac. CDs include: This Ordinary Thursday, Alphabet City Cycle, My Lifelong Love. She is also an MD/arranger/pianist) www.georgiastitt.com

Katie Thompson LA Weekly Theatre Award Nominee (R.R.R.E.D. a Secret Musical. CDs include: Private Page, KT Live, What I've Done Right. Her songs have been on the American, Canadian and UK versions of So You Think You Can Dance.) www.katiethompson.com

Michael Patrick Walker Drama Desk Nominee, Outer Critics Award Winner (Altar Boyz, The Distant Bells, Dog & Pony, Being Theo. TV: Johnny and the Sprites, Olivia. Web: The Battery's Down. CD: Out of Context, Altar Boyz, Johnny and the Sprites.) www.michaelpatrickwalker.com

THE ASCPA OF NYC Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is "to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States." While there are SPCAs and humane societies all over the country, the ASPCA is not directly affiliated with them. However, the ASPCA works nationally to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with many shelters across the country. www.aspca.org or to donate directly visit: http://www.aspca.org/donate

The Last Resort Rescue is a 501c3 foster based no-kill rescue located in Northern NJ. We rescue mostly dogs from kill shelters down south where the methods of euthanasia are extremely inhumane, for example, the gas chamber and heartstick. We also try and help the dogs locally where the economy is a huge factor and many more people are sadly, having to give up their pets. Since we started our rescue in the latter of 2008, we have saved over to 1500 animals. www.thelastresortrescue.com or to donate directly visit: http://www.thelastresortrescue.com/apps/donations/

WHERE: Stage 72/The Triad - 158 W72nd Street, 2nd Floor

(1/4 block east of the 1/2/3 72nd Street station)

WHEN: Sunday September 22nd, 7pm

TICKETS: credit card purchases at www.stage72.com OR www.bobbycronin.com.

COST: $15 + 2 drinks CASH ONLY


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