Gordon and my song Love Me Better will be featured in this month's Lincoln Center Songbook, at the New York Public Library Library for The Performing Arts - Bruno Walter Auditorium111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street. The wonderful Ally Bonino will sing, with the separate but equally wonderful Rich Silverstein on piano. Other featured writers include Janet Allard, Diego Balbuena, Nir Chalamish, Dan Collins, Chris Critelli, Andrea Daly, Julianne Davis, Creighton Irons, Brett Macias, Hyun Rim Kim, Sean Mahoney, Robert Manganaro, Dan Martin, Daniel Mate, J. Oconer Navarro, Niko Tsakalakos, and Micah Young. The other featured performers are Brandon Anderson, Melanie Beck, Wendi Bergamini, Gillian Berkowitz, Amy Burgess, Liz Carbonell, Nir Chalamish, Alison Cusano, Chris Critelli, Andrea Daly, Quentin Earl Darrington, Greg Jarret, Mitchell Jarvis, Mykal Kilgore, Robert Manganaro, Dan Martin, Daniel Mate, Parker Pogue, Jeff Smith, Alden Terry, Brandi Varnell, Joel Waggoner, Jessica Waxman, Courtney Wolfson. The event, which will be free, is produced, directed, and hosted by John Znidarsic. For more info, please visit our new website www.artsandartistsatstpaul.org.
Gordon and I had such great fun sharing three pregnancy pact songs developed through our Dramatists Guild fellowship. The unstoppable Andrew Resnick music directed, and Ally Bonino, Ellen Condon, Kimiko Glenn, and Angie Perez were our fierce beltresses. The 2009-2010 musical theatre writing fellows are Hannah Kohl, Gordon Leary & Julia Meinwald, and Chris Diamond & Michael Kooman. The playwrighting fellows are Katie Baldwin-Eng, Holli Harms, Larry Pontius, Erica Lipez, Edgar Mendoza and Janine Nabers.
Gordon and I went back to Uptime Studios to record some new demos from our Pregnancy Pact show with the the help of the fiercely talented Molly Hager, Jason Michael Snow, Ellen Condon, Amy Linden, Ally Bonino, Angie Perez, and Kimiko Glenn. Rich Silversten was our amazing MD/pianist extraordinaire, and Jeremy Yaddaw, Austin Moorehead, and Ian Kagey made up the rest of our truly wonderful band. Here are some new songs!