Robin de Jesus, Laura Dreyfuss, Jason Gotay and More Set for TWENTY-SOMETHINGS 2 Concert at Highline Ballroom Tonight
Produced by Krysta Hibbard, the 8PM concert will feature performances from Kacie Sheik (HAIR), Jason Gotay (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), Steel Burkhardt (HAIR), Krystal Joy Brown (Motown), Aaron C. Finley (Rock of Ages), Anastacia McCleskey (Violet), Camille Eanga-Selenge (The Book of Mormon), Shonica Gooden (Cinderella), Amanda Finch and Katie Ladner.
They will join previously annouced two-time Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesus (In the Heights), Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon), Emily Afton (HAIR), Damon Daunno (Brief Encounter), Laura Dreyfuss (Once), Gabe Violett (Spring Awakening), Anna Ty Bergman, Rachel Gavaletz, Chelsey LeBel and Taylor Noble.
This year's Twenty-Somethings - which follows a sold-out edition last summer - will feature this year's winner of the "Fresh Pens" Contest, Kailey Marshall. Marshall was chosen by a panel of judges that included 2014 Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Richard H. Blake (Jersey Boys), Lauren Pritchard (Spring Awakening), Sheik, and De Jesus. Her song "Give It Up" will be featured at the concert.
The band will consist of Bobbie L. Crow III on cello, Micah Burgess on guitar, Andrew Kuusisto on bass and Cody Rahn on percussion.
Drew Overcash is a songwriter and playwright. His musical Boys Vs. Girls, currently under production option with Last Call Theatricals LLC, held a developmental workshop Spring 2014 directed by Josh Rhodes. 13 Miles, his love letter to New York City, will debut this fall. Overcash is a co-producer with "Spotlight on St. Jude" - bringing the Broadway community together to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which raised $101,000 last year. His other musicals: Joe, Rhapsody and To You With Love are all currently in development. A proud member of ASCAP, his music has been heard in various venues including Joe's Pub, The Pershing Square Signature Center, (le) Poisson Rouge, 54 Below, Birdland and The Highline Ballroom. @djovercash on twitter.
Blake Pfeil is an actor, singer and songwriter. He is the former host of New England's Standing Room Only (WERS, 88.9 FM) and former resident composer of the ESL children's theatre company at the Gyeonggi English Village (Paju, South Korea.) Pfeil's debut album Wallpaper is set for an iTunes release this fall, and its companion docu-series Off the Wall is set for an online release later this summer. He is currently in development on The Year of the Scorpion which will see its premiere workshop at the end of August with the Freight Project at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, NY. Blake's music has been featured at Joe's Pub, The Highline Ballroom, 54 Below, among others. As a member of AEA, Pfeil has worked regionally with the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, the Huntington, New Repertory Theatre, among others. @blakepfeil on Twitter.
Zoe Sarnak is an award winning composer, lyricist and playwright. Sarnak wrote the book, music and lyrics for A Lasting Impression, winner of Pace New Musicals 2012, workshopped Off-Broadway at the 4th Street Theatre at NYTW in August 2012, winner of the 2013 NJ Playwright's contest and produced in concert by Cutting Edge Composers at Joe's Pub in June 2013. Her most recent piece, The Years Between, debuted at 54 Below in March 2014 with a concept album to released this year. Her music has been featured in showcases by Cutting Edge Composers, New York Theatre Barn, Composers Sing Composers and New York Musical Theatre Festival in venues from Playwrights Horizons and New York Theatre Workshop to Joe's Pub, 54 Below and the Highline Ballroom. @zoesarnak on twitter.
The Highline Ballroom is located at 431 W. 16th St. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information and tickets, visit HighlineBallroom.com.