Chris Dwan, Caitlin Houlahan, and More Headline CMT's Anniversary Concert

By: Feb. 21, 2018

Chris Dwan, Caitlin Houlahan, and More Headline CMT's Anniversary Concert is proud to announce an amazing line-up of performers for their Fifth Anniversary Celebration Concert at The Green Room 42 on Monday, March 5 at 9:30 PM. Packed with great contemporary musical theatre songs and curated by Laura Josepher & David Sisco, Contemporary Writers' Circle: Fifth Anniversary Concert represents the best of today's wide range of contemporary musical theatre styles featuring songs by celebrated, award-winning, and emerging writers.

Performers will include: Wesley Barnes (Kennedy Tap Co), Elijah Caldwell (Generations), Dean Cestari, Caitlin Doak, Marialena DiFabbio (Sycamore Theatre Co), Steven Grant Douglas (Ghost), Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland, The Honeymooners), Adrienne Eller (Gentleman's Guide), Becky Gulsvig (School of Rock), Michael Hajjar, Chris Higgins (The Mollyhouse), Melissa Rose Hirsch (The Mad Ones), Caitlin Houlahan (Waitress), Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair (Murder for Two), Elizabeth Ward Land (Amazing Grace), Janice Landry (Disney on Classic), Martin Landry (Murder for Two), Mark Lanham (A Wonderful Life, Lend Me A Tenor), Ana Marcu (Man of La Mancha), Scott McCreary (Dirty Dancing), Dillon McPherson, Max Meyers (The Mollyhouse), Natalie Ortega (In the Heights), David Purdy (A Christmas Story, Brigadoon), Daniel Quadrino (Newsies, Wicked), Celeste Rose (A Connectict Christmas Carol), Lisa Rothauser (Producers), Nasia Thomas (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) Chelsea Williams (In Transit, Mamma Mia!), and Sarah Ziegler (The Bardy Bunch in Concert).

The concert will feature songs by celebrated, award-winning, and emerging writers including: Leslie Becker (A Proper Place), Ben Bonnema (Boys Who Tricked Me), Scott Burkell & Paul Loesel (LMNOP), Beth Falcone (Wanda's World), Tor Hyams & Lisa Rothauser (Stealing Time), Creighton Irons (The Moon in the Sea), Russ Kaplan & Sara Wordsworth (In Transit), Ryan Korell & Jonathan Keebler (Gay Card), Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair (Murder for Two), Divya Maus & Richard Hanson (The Mollyhouse) Janine McGuire & Arri Simon (Borders), Alex Ratner (Stone and Sparrow), Will Reynolds (Radioactive), Andy Roninson (Take a Ten), Brett Ryback (Joe Schmoe Saves the World), Tim Rosser & Charlie Sohne (The Boy Who Danced on Air), Zak Sandler (Inside My Head), and Rona Siddiqui (One Good Day). Contemporary Writers' Circle: Fifth Anniversary Concert is a must-see by anyone who is a serious contemporary musical theatre aficionado.

The concert will musical directed by Drew Wutke (Amazing Grace, See Rock City, Costs of Living) with many of the evening's composers sharing the piano.

The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest urban entertainment cabaret club, that since its opening on Valentine's day has featured Broadway names like Alice Ripley, Telly Leung, Josh Groban, Eva Noblezada, Lillias White, James Snyder, The Skivvies (Lauren Molina & Nick Cearly), Matt Doyle, Constantine Maroulis, and many more. Located on the fourth floor of YOTEL NYC, The Green Room 42 boasts a funky new vibe, and no food or beverage minimum-- opening up the cabaret industry to an affordable, relaxed atmosphere, perfect for theatre people and theatre fans alike.

Tickets ($25 - $50) can be purchased on


Launched in November 2012, is the largest online database of contemporary musical theatre writers and songs. The site represents over 180 writers and almost 600 songs, searchable by voice and song type, with detailed descriptions of each piece and the ability to purchase and download the scores on site. An online subscription site, the company give writers 100% of the sale price of their songs - the only publisher to do so. The website tripled its sales for writers in 2017 alone, providing subscribers with unparalleled access to great new songs.

The site celebrated its launch in January 2013, with a concert at Second Stage Theatre hosted by Seth Rudetsky. Since then, has produced concerts at 54 Below (Binders Full of Women's Songs), developed masterclasses and workshops in connection with City Center Off Center, Lucy Moses School, Marymount Manhattan College, NYU Steinhardt, Ryder College, and Den Danske Scenekunstskole.

The company is run by David Sisco (Founder & President) and Laura Josepher (VP of Business Development). David is a voice teacher, musical director, and active composer, who teachers masterclasses and workshops on performing contemporary musical theatre and art song around the country and internationally. Laura is an active director and audition coach whose credits include Off-Broadway and regional plays and musicals, including several new works. Together, they wrote "Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions: Sound Advice for the Student, Teacher, and Parent," now available on Amazon.