Monthly Showcase DREW GASPARINI & FRIENDS Begins at Rockwood Music Hall

Beginning January 20th, 2019, award-winning musical theatre composer and singer-songwriter, Drew Gasparini will produce and host a brand new live concert series at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 3) in New York City showcasing local writers and performers.

I've always related to multi-faceted artists. The artists who cannot be defined by just one thing. Singers who write. Actors who direct. Painters who perform. Anyone who has so much to say that they need several artistic avenues through which to say it. Those are the artists that I'm excited to showcase in this concert series!

Drew Gasparini & Friends is an exclusive monthly concert series where audiences get to discover brand new music and brand new artists. Every month Drew will play a set of new songs from one of his projects in development (a new, never before heard set every month!), and then he will introduce a featured artist who will play a set of their own new music. These will be intimate evenings, like hanging in Drew's living room getting to know some of his favorite fellow writers and performers.

The first installment of the series on January 20th will showcase featured artist Jane Bruce (Jagged Little Pill). Additional dates include March 26th with featured artist Kelly McIntye (A Night With Janis) and April 29th with featured artist Josh Walker (RENT Tour).

All profits earned over the course of the year will be donated to arts in education programs. Tickets are $10, and donations will be accepted as well.

Performances will begin at 8:30PM at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3, located at 185 Orchard Street. For tickets and more information visit http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1800999.

ABOUT Drew Gasparini

Drew Gasparini is committed to forging a new sound in the intersection between theatre and pop, and to nurturing the next generation of artists. Named one of Playbill.com's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know, Drew is currently developing a number of new stage musicals including an adaptation of the film Night Shift for Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, an adaptation of the film It's Kind of a Funny Story for Universal Theatrical Group, an adaptation of the Newberry Award-winning children's book The Whipping Boy (the latter two titles with bookwriter Alex Brightman), and The Drum Bridge (with Brandon Ellis). He also wrote music for Everything in its Place: The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers, a one-man-show by Brightman that premiered at Bloomington Playwrights Project in April 2016. Drew was a contributing composer for Hit List on the NBC television series SMASH, and his unique brand of musical theatre concerts have been performed to sold-out houses at esteemed venues from NY to London, ranging in size from Feinstein's/54 Below to The Kennedy Center. Drew can often be found sharing the stage with his talented sisters, Kasie and Chloe, performing their signature brand of folk pop as Saint Adeline; with his teacher Louis Sacco performing re-interpretations of jazz standards as Louis & Drew ; or with his three best friends Broadway's Alex Brightman, F. Michael Haynie, and Andrew Kober performing obscene comedy as The (M)orons. An educator at heart, Drew has taught master classes for students around the world. He is signed with Concord Music Publishing, his sheet music is available for purchase at www.NewMusicalTheatre.com, and his albums are available on iTunes. For more about Drew's work as a composer, performer, and educator, visit www.thedrewgasparini.com.

ABOUT Jane Bruce:

Jane Bruce is an actor/musician based in NYC. She released her debut EP It's You in 2017, and her first full length album, My Bed will be released Spring of 2019. As an actor, Jane has appeared in the world premiere of Jagged Little Pill (A.R.T.), Ballad of Little Jo (Two River Theater, Original Cast Recording), and Theory of Relativity (Goodspeed). TV credits include Jessica Jones , Law and Order: SVU , and Dark Places .

ABOUT Kelly McIntyre

Kelly McIntyre has only recently been sharing her original rock music with the public after finding her rock and roll soul through touring! Since 2016, McIntyre has been channeling Janis Joplin in A Night with Janis Joplin, headlining the National Tour and regional productions around the country such as McCarter Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, A.C.T., Barter Theatre, and Capital Repertory Theatre. Other NYC credits: Beau (The Directors Company); The Accidental Club; For Tonight (Goodspeed Opera House); Into The Sun (New York Musical Theatre Festival); Days of Rage, Ruth Maier (New York Theatre Barn). McIntyre has sung in concerts and readings all over NYC in venues such as 54 Below, Joe's Pub, The Cutting Room, and Don't Tell Mama. Thank you for listening! @kellymcintyre22

ABOUT Josh Walker

Josh Walker is brand-spankin' new to the NYC district! He recently came off the National Tour of RENT: The 20th Anniversary where he starred as Tom Collins. Previously he worked at Mill Mountain Theatre in Roanoke, Virginia where he taught dance, acting, and Shakespeare. Some of his favorite roles are Mitch Mahoney in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Garcin in No Exit, and Hanschen in Spring Awakening. His passions in life are helping others and writing music. He is super pumped to be working with an inspiring gem like Drew Gasparini!

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