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Photo Coverage: Music of Scott Alan at Birdland

Composer and lyricist Scott Alan celebrated the release of his debut album, Dreaming Wide Awake: The Music of Scott Alan, on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 7:30PM, as part of the long-running, critically-heralded and popular concert series Broadway at Birdland.

Dreaming Wide Awake features some of today's hottest vocal talents, alongside live strings, a brass section and a full band. To celebrate the album's release, many of Broadway's biggest stars joined Scott Alan to perform, including: Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Stephanie J. Block (Wicked), Liz Callaway (Miss Saigon), Danny Calvert (Altar Boyz), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu) and more! Jesse Vargas, who arranged and orchestrated Dreaming Wide Awake, served as the evening's Musical Director.

Born on Long Island, NY and educated at UMass Boston, Emerson College and Berklee College of Music, Scott Alan staged the first production of his own material at Boston's Fireplace Theater. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles, where he wrote the book, music and lyrics for the musical Detour, which played to packed crowds at Los Angeles's Complex Theater. He also began working and recording music with music industry veterans Ricky Minor and Diane Louie, who introduced him to Toni Braxton, Luther Vandross and Boyz II Men. Called back to New York City in 2003 by his boundless love of theater, he premiered a new musical called Piece, which was presented at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival and the Seattle Village Theatre Festival. In January 2005, he launched Monday Nights, New Voices, a new concert series at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre featuring the best up-and-coming talent, which immediately became a smash hit and is now in its third successful year. Scott Alan also produced and directed the 2006 Neo2 Benefit Concert.

For more information on Scott Alan and to purchase Dreaming Wide Awake visit  Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street (between 8th & 9th Aves).

Photos by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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