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Bio:
Broadway debut! Off-Broadway: Bedbugs!!! Regional favorites: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (A.R.T.), POP! (City Theatre, PA) The Marvelous Wonderettes (Pittsburgh CLO.) "Somewhere" singer for NYC Ballet's West Side Story Suite, 2015. Courtney is a singer/songwriter for the band Starbird ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway debut! Off-Broadway: Bedbugs!!! Regional favorites: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (A.R.T.), POP! (City Theatre, PA) The Marvelous Wonderettes (Pittsburgh CLO.) "Somewhere" singer for NYC Ballet's West Side Story Suite, 2015. Courtney is a singer/songwriter for the band Starbird ... (read complete bio)
BWW CD Review: Starbird & The Phoenix Deliver Joy With Debut Album STARFIRE Photo BWW CD Review: Starbird & The Phoenix Deliver Joy With Debut Album STARFIRE
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 23, 2021

Courtney Bassett and Andrew Swackhamer are Starbird & The Phoenix and their debut album is just what we need to get us to springtime and happier days.

Ars Nova Raises Over $400K During 24 Hour Telethon Photo Ars Nova Raises Over $400K During 24 Hour Telethon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2020

This weekend, Ars Nova raised over $400,000 during the The Ars Nova Forever Telethon, a 24-hour livestream featuring more than 200 artists.

Tina Fey, John Early, The Bengsons, and Bowen Yang Complete Ars Nova 24 Hour Livestre Photo Tina Fey, John Early, The Bengsons, and Bowen Yang Complete Ars Nova 24 Hour Livestream Telethon Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2020

Ars Nova has announced additional details for The Ars Nova Forever Telethon, a 24-hour livestream featuring more than 150 artists celebrating Ars Nova’s past and present, while raising funds to support the company’s artistic programs throughout the unconventional 2020-2021 season.

Phillipa Soo, Billy Eichner, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ashley Park and More Join 100+ Art Photo Phillipa Soo, Billy Eichner, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ashley Park and More Join 100+ Artists for THE ARS NOVA FOREVER TELETHON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2020

Ars Nova has announced additional details for The Ars Nova Forever Telethon, a 24-hour livestream featuring more than 100 artists celebrating Ars Nova's past and present, while raising funds to support the company's artistic programs throughout the unconventional 2020-2021 season.

Starbird & the Phoenix Join Broadway Buskers Concert Series Photo Starbird & the Phoenix Join Broadway Buskers Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020

Starbird & the Phoenix (Courtney Bassett & Andrew Swackhamer; The Great Comet, Manifest) will join Broadway Buskers in the series' concert on Tuesday, September 29. The program will also feature performances by Taylor Iman Jones (Head Over Heels, Hamilton) and Storm Thomas (Lexus' Verses and Flow, Futurity).

Feinstein's/54 Below Will Present THE CRYSTAL GEMS OF BROADWAY Featuring Troy Iwata,  Photo Feinstein's/54 Below Will Present THE CRYSTAL GEMS OF BROADWAY Featuring Troy Iwata, Jorrel Javier and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present The Crystal Gems of Broadway on April 17, 2020. Brought to life for the first time in New York, Broadway's brightest stars celebrate 'Steven Universe' in an evening of songs from the show and movie at Feinstein's/54 Below. For one night only, Rebecca Sugar's compositions will take you laugh and cry on a journey about love, compassion, and relationships. Get ready to hear all of your favorites, including 'Love Like You', 'Happily Ever After', and of course 'We Are The Crystal Gems'. Featuring an all-star Broadway cast, this is one concert no Broadway or Steven Universe fan should miss!

BWW Review: Youth, Exuberance, and Talent All On Display In HIDE & SEEK BY DANNY FELD Photo BWW Review: Youth, Exuberance, and Talent All On Display In HIDE & SEEK BY DANNY FELDMAN At Feinstein's/54 Below
by Bobby Patrick - Mar 1, 2020

What is great about H&S is that it shows some real promise; maybe not for the show itself, but for its writer/composer-lyricist Feldman who was wise enough to start with writing what he knows. Taking his own coming out experience and putting words and music to it in a story that, while nothing really new, still actually works as a story.

HIDE AND SEEK Featuring Damon J. Gillespie, Emma Pittman And More Announced At Feinst Photo HIDE AND SEEK Featuring Damon J. Gillespie, Emma Pittman And More Announced At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Damon J. Gillespie (NBC'S Rise, Newsies), Emma Pittman (Winner of The Search for Roxie) and more in Danny Feldman's a?oeHIDE AND SEEKa?? on February 21, 2020 at 9:30pm. An autobiographical musical, Hide and Seek tells the story of Andrew, a high school student who realizes that he is gay. As he comes to terms with his newfound sexuality, he finds himself struggling to navigate his way through his relationship with friends, a former girlfriend, his new boyfriend, and his family. As he attempts to find his true self, Andrew learns more about living life authentically. Written by Danny Feldman at the age of sixteen, the evening will feature orchestrations by Eli Schildkraut and will be music directed by Luke Williams.

Jeffry Denman Hosts Benefit Concert UKE NIGHT IV - THE BEATLES EDITION Photo Jeffry Denman Hosts Benefit Concert UKE NIGHT IV - THE BEATLES EDITION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019

Uke Night is back! The fourth installment of the musical evening devoted to the Ukulele created and hosted by Jeffry Denman, (multi-Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Astaire Award nominee and Bistro Award winner, star of Irving Berlin's White Christmas on Broadway and Kid Victory at the Vineyard Theatre) is back with old and new Uke-friends playing an All-Beatles evening.

Launch Party Announced For New Series THANK YOU FIVE Photo Launch Party Announced For New Series THANK YOU FIVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

Jewelle Blackman (Hadestown) and Jose Luaces (A Christmas Story) join a star-studded Broadway lineup for the launch party for THANK YOU FIVE. The event will run from 7-10pm at The Artist Co-op (500 West 52nd Street), on Monday, October 21st. Advanced Sale Tickets are $20 and admission includes two drinks and a THANK YOU FIVE button. Tickets can be purchased at one-eyedrabbit.com.

Original Anthology Series About NYC Stage Managers Launches; Hosts Launch Party at Th Photo Original Anthology Series About NYC Stage Managers Launches; Hosts Launch Party at The Artist Co-op
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2019

The new film & television production company One-Eyed Rabbit will be throwing a star-studded launch party for their original short-form anthology series THANK YOU FIVE on Monday, October 21st, atThe Artist Co-op, 500 West 53nfd Street NYC. The event will run from 7-10pm.

Kill the Whale: A Musical Odyssey Second Single 'Dusk' Revealed Featuring Courtney Ba Photo Kill the Whale: A Musical Odyssey Second Single 'Dusk' Revealed Featuring Courtney Bassett
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2019

Today, the musical/visual project Kill the Whale: A Musical Odyssey has revealed the second musical series from the epic, entitled “Dusk.” Aptly released in the same year of Herman Melville's 200th birthday, the song introduces the character Starbuck, played by Courtney Bassett (The Great Comet). Watch the video below! 

Starbird & The Phoenix Release Acoustic Music Video for 'Sunbeam' Photo Starbird & The Phoenix Release Acoustic Music Video for 'Sunbeam'
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2019

Just one year following the release of their stunning summery single “Sunbeam,” NYC folk/pop duo Starbird & the Phoenix have revealed an acoustic rendition of the track with a playful music video to match. 

BWW Review: 8 REASONABLE DEMANDS at ASB Waterfront Auckland Photo BWW Review: 8 REASONABLE DEMANDS at ASB Waterfront Auckland
by Monica Moore - Apr 29, 2019

This high energy, 'sit on the edge of your seat' play is crafted written by Joni Nelson who has cleverly meshed a social commentary into rollicking great entertainment that you will enjoy and will make you think. There are loads of laughs and surprises (who exactly is in the bathroom?) amongst the pathos and this story had me engrossed from the beginning to the end. A sign of a great play is when time flies. Time flew.

Original Broadway Cast Members Of GREAT COMET, BRIGHT STAR, and More Lead Alabama Sha Photo Original Broadway Cast Members Of GREAT COMET, BRIGHT STAR, and More Lead Alabama Shakespeare's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2018

Alabama Shakespeare Festival will present The Sound of Music beginning November 15, 2018, directed by ASF Artistic Director Rick Dildine. The Sound of Music features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp.)

Alabama Shakespeare Festival To Present New Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Photo Alabama Shakespeare Festival To Present New Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Alabama Shakespeare Festival will present a new production of The Sound of Music beginning November 15, 2018, directed by ASF Artistic Director Rick Dildine. The Sound of Music features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp.)

VIDEO: GREAT COMET Alum Courtney Bassett Releases Music Video For 'Sunbeam' Featuring Photo VIDEO: GREAT COMET Alum Courtney Bassett Releases Music Video For 'Sunbeam' Featuring Familiar Broadway Faces
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2018

Courtney Bassett, seen on Broadway in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, has released a music video with her band Starbird & the Phoenix for their song 'Sunbeam.'

LOVE THE STRUGGLE Announces Cast For SheNYC 2018 Summer Theater Festival Photo LOVE THE STRUGGLE Announces Cast For SheNYC 2018 Summer Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Through the disorienting kaleidoscope of existentialist thought, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir navigate World War II-era Paris, testing conventional boundaries of love and freedom with a novel pact of 'essential love' that allows each to take 'contingent' lovers. Armed with a deep commitment to lofty ideals, the couple dives headfirst into life's grittier side, becoming entangled in seduction, betrayal and war. As they pull others into their powerful vortex, they explode the image of philosophers as solitary armchair ponderers and define a new kind of love.

LOVE THE STRUGGLE Announces Cast For SheNYC 2018 Summer Theater Festival Photo LOVE THE STRUGGLE Announces Cast For SheNYC 2018 Summer Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Through the disorienting kaleidoscope of existentialist thought, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir navigate World War II-era Paris, testing conventional boundaries of love and freedom with a novel pact of 'essential love' that allows each to take 'contingent' lovers. Armed with a deep commitment to lofty ideals, the couple dives headfirst into life's grittier side, becoming entangled in seduction, betrayal and war. As they pull others into their powerful vortex, they explode the image of philosophers as solitary armchair ponderers and define a new kind of love.

LOVE THE STRUGGLE Announces Cast For SheNYC 2018 Summer Theater Festival Photo LOVE THE STRUGGLE Announces Cast For SheNYC 2018 Summer Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Through the disorienting kaleidoscope of existentialist thought, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir navigate World War II-era Paris, testing conventional boundaries of love and freedom with a novel pact of 'essential love' that allows each to take 'contingent' lovers. Armed with a deep commitment to lofty ideals, the couple dives headfirst into life's grittier side, becoming entangled in seduction, betrayal and war. As they pull others into their powerful vortex, they explode the image of philosophers as solitary armchair ponderers and define a new kind of love.

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