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Jenna Leigh Green/Tim Realbuto Announce Songwriting Competition Winner

As previously announced, Tim Realbuto (The Emperor's Club) and Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked) have been picking a new song to sing each night during his Wunderkind tour. As an established writer with a musical of his own headed to Broadway, Realbuto has a passion for up and coming new voices to be heard.

So, he and Jenna put ads out on Facebook as well as advertised on BroadwayWorld and they got a ton of submissions. The winner for the first stop of this Wunderkind tour is Andrew J. Hanley for his gorgeous song "Love Me."

"Jenna and I both immediately fell in love with the piece, it fits perfect within the story and we hope that audiences love it as much as we do." Tim recently said in an interview. As part of the prize, Andrew received two free tickets to Realbuto's star-studded Triad show next Monday (9/1), a chance to hear Mr. Realbuto and Ms. Green sing his original song in front of a live audience at Stage 72 at The Triad Theatre, as well as a meet and greet and photo op with Jenna and Tim after the show backstage in their dressing room.

Also, as part of the prize, a recording of Realbuto and Green's performance of Love Me from that night will also be featured on You Tube within the coming weeks. September 1st marks Tim's 30th Birthday, as well as the first stop on the tour of Tim's (not-so solo) solo show entitled Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind. Aside from it's star REALBUTO, the September 1st evening will also feature many special guest stars including Tony Award nominee STEPHANIE D'ABRUZZO (Avenue Q), JENNA LEIGH GREEN ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch"), ARIANA DEBOSE (Pippin), MELISSA DYE (Into the Woods), LAURISSA "LALA" ROMAIN (South Pacific), KIMBERLY FAYE GREENBERG (One Night With Fanny Brice), DAVID COLSTON CORRIS (Avenue Q), and ABIGAIL LUDROF (The HVAC Plays). The ensemble includes JULIE D'MOURE (Hair), MAT BURROW (Naked Boys Singing), newcomer THOMAS IAN JOHNSON, and ALLISON ST. ROCK (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Realbuto's co-writer on Ghostlight, MATTHEW MARTIN, will also make a special appearance. JULIANNE B. MERRILL serves as musical director.

Artists may continue to submit music to Tim's assistant Mallory Schaus at so that Tim and Jenna can find the next great song to sing at the next stop on the tour.

The tour is as follows:

The Laurie Beechman Theatre - October 13th at 7:00 PM
Special guests include: Derek Klena, Jenna Leigh Green, Lala Romain, Kimberly Faye Greenberg, and many more TBA -- Tickets are currently on sale here:
Joe's Pub - early November
Special guests: Derek Klena, Jenna Leigh Green, Lala Romain, Kimberly Faye Greenberg, Abigail Ludrof and many more TBA - Tickets are not yet on sale yet for this performance.

To obtain tickets to see Tim's September 1st first tour stop at the Triad, please visit:
(Tickets start at just $10 for the first tour stop only!)

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