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Hanks, Murin, Buchanan & More Set for NYTB IN THE D-LOUNGE 3/29

On Monday, March 29th, New York Theatre Barn will present its monthly showcase for emerging writers and performers at the D-Lounge at the Daryl Roth Theater, which will feature the music of Drew Gasparini, a set of performances by Syracuse University alums, and songs from New York Theatre Barn's upcoming musical presentation of Speargrove Presents. Performers for the evening include Bailey Hanks (Legally Blonde), Patti Murin (Xanadu), and Michael Buchanan (The Addams Family), and Executive Producers for NYTB in the D-Lounge are Laura Brandel and Karen Marshall.

For the first set of the evening, join Drew Gasparini and friends for an evening of songs from his new musicals Crazy, Just Like Me (which has been produced California where it headlined the San Francisco Theatre Festival last summer), and his new musical Circles. Gasparini was one of the National Alliance for Musical Theater's featured composers in the Songwriter Showcase, and joining Gasparini in performing his songs will be MAC Award winner Cait Doyle (Hot Mess In Manhattan), Anna Ty Bergman, Michelle Nikoomanesh, and Nicholas Christopher.

The second set, Mostly Syracuse, will feature orange alums acting, singing, and drinking...just like the good old days. Hosted by Nick Fondulis and directed by Cait Doyle, it will feature Patti Murin, Michael Buchanan, and more.

In between the two sets will be songs from New York Theatre Barn's upcoming musical presentation of Speargrove Presents, which will feature performances from Bailey Hanks, Jennifer Blood, KendAl Hartse, and Hernando Umana.

NYTB in the D-Lounge takes place Monday, March 29th at 7:30pm it the D-Lounge at the Daryl Roth Theater (101 East 15th Street at Union Square East). There is a $10 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

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Under the direction of Joe Barros (Producing Artistic Director) and Reed Prescott (Executive Director), New York Theatre Barn is a not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to the investigation, development, and advancement of new evocative works and strives to challenge the way new work is developed. Since its inception in 2007, NYTB introduced a monthly springboard event for emerging writers and performers (NYTB at The Duplex, NYTB in the D Lounge), presented concerts and staged readings (including the musical Big Fat Cat with Bruce Vilanch and I Married Wyatt Earp with Tovah Feldshuh, directed by Tony-nominee Graciela Daniele) and produced fully realized productions (including Wood at the NYMF with Tony Award winner Cady Huffman). Recent productions include the musical parody Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make a Good Musical? at the Julia Miles Theatre and Bridget Bailey's one-woman play Child of Hungry Times, winner of Outstanding Production of a Solo Show (Planet Connections Theatre Festival). NYTB has grown into a vital force in the New York theatre scene where it has been a launching ground for challenging new work including Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days (which had a recent production at the Roundabout Theatre Company). New York Theatre Barn is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre.

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

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