Photo Flash: Chris Farah Hosts A LITTLE NEW MUSIC 11 at Rockwell: Table & Stage
LA's consistently popular concert series A LITTLE NEW MUSIC, featuring the latest new musical theater songs, returned on Tuesday, March 8, to another sold out house at Rockwell: Table & Stage with an exciting program of music from writers across the nation. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below!
Comedian, actress, and writer Chris Farah (SUPERSTORE, MODERN FAMILY, CHELSEA LATELY) hosted the evening alongside guest musical director and Ovation Award-winning composer Gregory Nabours (ASCAP's "Part of Broadway: Today and Tomorrow" at the Kennedy Center).
Included in its 2016 season kickoff were works from Ronvé O'Daniel & Jevares Myrick (iLLA: A HIP HOP MUSICAL), Zoe Sarnak (A LASTING IMPRESSION), Teresa Lotz and Naomi Matlow (THREETIMESFAST), Defoe & Sinutoke (CLOUDS ARE PILLOWS FOR THE MOON), Rollins & Levine, James Kenneth Ballard, Kevin Ray (CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN), Kamalu and Nelson (SINGLE WIDE), Erik Przytulski (ALIEN VS. MUSICAL, THUMBELINA), Molly Bell, de la Puente & Davila (MANUEL VS. THE STATUE OF LIBERTY), Brian Cavanagh-Strong, Roper & Weiner (CITY OF LIGHT), and Michael Holland (HURRICANE).
The show featured top performers from Broadway and LA, including Renée Marino (JERSEY BOYS, CHAPLIN, Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys" film), Shaun Taylor-Corbett (B'way: IN THE HEIGHTS, National Tour: JERSEY BOYS), Maude Maggart (LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING), Lisa K. Wyatt (NBC's THE OFFICE), Tory Stolper (LA's Next Great Stage Star winner), Bianca Gisselle (AMERICAN IDIOT at The Vortex), recording artist Anthony Starble, Ian Littleworth (Experience CARRIE), William Washington, Espiridion Magana (Univision's VA POR TI), Ashley Ruth Jones (PSYCHE: A MODERN ROCK OPERA), Allie Costa, Katie DeShan (3-D's TARZAN), Matthew Ballestero, Michelle Lane (AVENUE Q), Anton Starkman (AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL), and more.
The concert also featured guest appearances from writers Erik Przytulski (winner of ALNM's 2015 Outstanding Songwriting Award at Hollywood Fringe for ALIEN VS. MUSICAL), and Jan Roper (CITY OF LIGHT). Plus a sneak peak of The Falcon Theatre's world premiere musical REAL HOUSEWIVES OF TOLUCA LAKE, performed by writer Molly Bell and Katie Von Till (NBC's COMMUNITY).
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Photo Credits: amy francis schott, Daniel J Sliwa and Peter Welkin
The A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Family: (front) Michelle Lane, Anton Starkman, William Washington, Allie Costa, Ashley Ruth Jones, co-producer Corey Lynn Howe, co-producer Kila Packett; (middle) Chrissi Erickson, co-producer Katherine Washington, Renee Marino, Molly Bell, Katie Von Till, Sherry Mandujano, Ian Littleworth, co-producer amy francis schott, Shaun Taylor-Corbett; (back) co-producer Christopher Maikish, Matthew Ballestero, co-producer Travis Leland, Katie DeShan, co-producer Mitch Glaser, Lisa K. Wyatt, co-producer Luke Klipp, Chris Farah, Espiridion Magana, co-producer Bryan Blaskie, Jae Martinez, co-producer Jay Marcus.
Host Chris Farah arrives at Rockwell
Performer Anton Starkman and mom, Debbie
Performer Renee Marino
Performer Lisa K. Wyatt and husband Jim Blanchette
Chris Farah introduces the performers; photo Daniel J Sliwa
Ian Littleworth performs 'My Kind of Lady' by James Kenneth Ballard; photo: amy francis schott
Guest writer Erik Przyltulski and Allie Costa perform 'There IS No Tomorrow' from ALIEN VS MUSICAL, winner of the ALNM Award for Outstanding Songwriting at Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015; photo: amy francis schott
Tory Stolper sings 'The Shirt Song' from Tye Defoe and Tidtaya Sinutoke's upcoming musical GENDER OUTLAW; photo: amy francis schott
Guest writer Jan Roper accompanies Lisa K. Wyatt on 'Kill Them With Kindness', a song she wrote with Julie Weiner; photo: amy francis schott
Lisa K. Wyatt sings 'Kill Them With Kindness'; photo: Peter Welkin
Writer/performer Molly Bell treats the audience to a sneak preview of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF TOLUCA LAKE (opening 4/1 at the Falcon Theatre) with a little help from friend Katie Von Till on 'I Forgive You'; photo: Peter Welkin
William Washington wraps up the sold-out night with 'No Guts, No Glory' from the new hip-hop musical iLLA, by Ronve O'Daniel and Jevares Myrick; photo: Daniel J Sliwa