Lance Horne & Drew Brody to Celebrate Launch of New EP With Beth Malone at Feinstein's/54 Below

By: Apr. 26, 2016
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present two of musical theater's most exciting young composers LANCE HORNE and DREW BRODY in a special evening on Wednesday, May 11 at 9:30 PM with special guest Beth Malone, the Tony Award-nominated star of Broadway's Fun Home. This intimate, one-night-only concert will celebrate their debut recording together, the new EP "A Little Single." The evening features the pair of great friends sharing their music both with each other and the audience, discussing the stories behind the songs and the differences in their writing processes-Lance with his Juilliard training and Drew with his rock/folk background. Horne and Brody will each premiere a song from their musicals in development and will also perform a brand new song written together for this evening. Ms. Malone will sing songs by each of them, with material tailored to her.

"A Little Single" - their new EP available from Yellow Sound Label on May 11, 2016 - is a collection of personal and poignant new songs performed by the composers themselves. Horne contributes the hilarious number "The Grindr Song" and the poignant title track, a paean to friendship and the great personalities of downtown New York. Brody introduces two compositions of his own, the romantic "Do You Think We Can Dance Now" and the rueful "Saying No To Love." They collaborate on the exuberant song "Wingman," a new twist on the curious and caring nature of the gay community.

DREW BRODY is a New York City-based songwriter who brings his experience in the rock, pop, and folk music world to his musical theater sensibility. His unique background allows him to work comfortably across many genres, and his songs have been sung by Broadway stars including Alan Cumming, Robert Cuccioli, Sally Mayes, Lilli Cooper, Justin Sargent, Adrienne Warren, and many more. Drew wrote the music and lyrics for Cutman: A Boxing Musical, produced by Goodspeed Theaters in 2011. He also wrote the music and lyrics for Derma, which ran at the Piccolo Spoleto festival in 2013. Other projects in development include music and lyrics for Wilshire, with a book by Bobby Goldman and directed by Rob Ashford; Mudge Boy, an adaptation of the Showtime movie, in collaboration with Brett Smock; and Curvy Widow, a new musical based on a memoir by Bobby Goldman; and two other new musicals currently in development. Other theater credits include the underscoring music and lyrics for the play Lightning Field, which won Outstanding Play at FringeNYC in 2005. Drew wrote and recorded two albums with Richard Rodgers Award-winning composer Derek Gregor as the rock band M-LAB, with which Drew performed as lead singer and toured during the 2000s. Drew also released two solo albums on Baskethouse Records and produced two albums for songwriter Jay Brannan. Recently, Drew composed the score for the acclaimed film Jason and Shirley by Stephen Winter, which premiered at MoMA and has been touring movie festivals.

LANCE HORNE is an Emmy Award-winning arranger, composer, music director, and performer of international renown working consistently in the fields of Broadway and pop. He provides musical arrangements and then performs alongside numerous exciting artists and organizations including Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue, Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright, Amanda Palmer/Dresden Dolls, Duncan Sheik, Darren Criss, Ricki Lake, Alan Cumming, Sesame Street, Jake Shears/Scissor Sisters, Liza Minnelli, the Gatllin Brothers, the von Trapps, Carol Channing, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O'Hara, Justin Bond, Sandra Bernhard, Margaret Cho, Neil Gaiman, the Boston Pops, Seoul Philharmonic, and Sydney Dance Company at the Sydney Opera House. Following sold-out tours across Australia and North America, he and long-time collaborator Alan Cumming sold out Carnegie Hall in February celebrating the album Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs - featuring Horne as arranger, music director, pianist, composer, vocalist, vocal arranger, and orchestrator - and featuring guests Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Ricki Lake, and the New York City Gay Men's Chorus.

Mr. Horne provided vocal arrangements for Little Women on Broadway and National Tour; Bent at Mark Taper Forum in LA, directed by Moises Kauffman, featuring music composed by Horne and Jake Shears, arranged and produced by Horne; Co-Music Director and Co-Arranger for Prometheus Bound at A.R.T. by Steven Sater and System of a Down's Serj Tankian, directed by Diana Paulus; Cabaret at A.R.T. with Amanda Palmer, for whom Horne arranged Nine Inch Nail's "Hurt" for Boston Pops and played alongside in the same bill on Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. Working across the globe, he has enjoyed multiple runs at The Sydney Opera House, The South Bank Center, Lincoln Center, a command performance for President Obama and the Queen, and he is currently arranging and performing in Margaret Cho's PsyCHO tour across the US and London. Television includes several Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parades on NBC, which featured Horne conducting the NBC Orchestra, providing compositions, dance and vocal arrangements over the years for American Idol's Diana DeGarmo, the Phoenix Boys Choir, and Ann Hampton Callaway with The Muppets. Mr. Horne also created the theme song and incidental music for The Ricki Lake Show on Fox TV and "Chemistry" for One Life to Live, which featured Hairspray's Kathy Brier and the band from Avenue Q, earning Horne an Emmy for Best Original Song.

Upcoming works include the a forthcoming pop album and tour, original music for a series, a commission from LA Opera, headlining this season's Adelaide Cabaret Festival, a new work for the Met Museum, and Live from Gramercy Park at the Players with Lance Horne rolling out this season online. He appears as himself on this season on the online TV program The Outs, singing and playing the song he penned for the series, "Life Is A Diamond." A Steinway-sponsored artist and Jonathan Larson Award winner with several ASCAP awards, and a NYTW Usual Suspect, Mr. Horne received his Bachelors and Masters in Composition from Juilliard and has on faculty and mentoring since.

LANCE HORNE and DREW BRODY will perform at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 9:30 PM . Cover charges start at $25 with a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 PM are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

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