Diane Phelan Joins BROADWAY CAN! Concert On Monday
The 9th Annual Broadway Can! Concert for City Harvest will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, Monday, November 13th at 7pm. The evening will be comprised of songs by composer/lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh. Bisen-Hersh will be joined on stage by a phenomenal cast of performers: Christina Bianco (Forbidden Broadway), Marc De La Cruz (If/Then), Dani Granati, Teresa Hui (Love Quirks), Trisha Jeffrey (Motown: The Musical), Lisa Helmi Johanson (Avenue Q), Crystal Kellogg (School of Rock), Miriam Kushel, Tyler McKenzie (Hamilton), Diane Phelan, (The King and I), Sam Poon (The King and I), Pearl Rhein (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), Clinton Roane (The Scottsboro Boys), Celia Mei Rubin (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), Matthew Schatz (Heathers: The Musical), Shelley Thomas (Brooklyn: The Musical) and Edward Tolve (Sayonara). The concert is produced by Noah W. Sprock.
The audience can expect to hear 21 songs from Bisen-Hersh's catalog featuring popular songs from his cabaret acts and his musicals Love Quirks and More to Love The evening will also feature songs from his new musical, The Diamond as Big as The Ritz, which is having an industry reading on November 9th and 10th. Set to the rhythms of early 20th century music, F. Scott Fitzgerald's comic novella is told through the eyes of young foreign woman, today, seeking to immigrate to the U.S. With Fitzgerald's deliberate satire involving impossibly wealthy Americans and the author's cavalier treatment of race issues, the story takes on added comic satire and an edgy, engrossing perspective viewed almost 100 years after the story was written.
All the proceeds and collected canned goods will be donated to City Harvest, which has "served New York City for more than 30 years" as a "food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women, and children."