Before you take your seat in the theatre on Tuesday evenings, enjoy original music performed by Broadway actors and composers at the Crossroads of the World. Positioned within Times Square Market, the local outdoor food market in Times Square, audiences can enjoy food and Happy Hour drinks while taking in FREE concerts by Broadway professionals.

Katie Thompson
5pm

Katie is an actress and singer-songwriter. She was last seen in the world premiere of “Renascence” by Carmel Dean and Dick Scanlan, and “R.R.R.E.D. a Secret Musical”- to which she wrote the music and lyrics. Other roles include: Vashti in “Giant” by Michael John LaChiusa & Sybille Pearson at The Public Theater, The Witch in “Big Fish” by Andrew Lippa & John August at The Oriental Theater Chicago, and Rhetta Cup in “Pump Boys & Dinettes” at New York City Center. She has been a featured composer in Playbill’s “The Contemporary Musical Theater Songwriters You Should Know,” and “It’s Revving Up – The Next Generation of Female Songwriters…” columns and performance series at Feinstein’s/54Below, Lincoln Center’s “New Contemporary Songbook” series, as well as their annual “Broadway’s Future Songbook” series featuring original Christmas songs. Her original music and reimagined covers from her solo albums: “Private Page,” “KT LIVE,” and “What I’ve Done Right” have been featured on “So You Think You Can Dance” America, Canada, and the U.K. She is currently working on a new Christmas musical, and a musical about choosing to live.
www.katiethompson.com 

Drew Gasparini
6pm
Drew Gasparini is an award-winning musical theatre composer/lyricist and singer/songwriter. He was a contributing songwriter for the musical TV series, SMASH on NBC. His songs have been heard on TV shows such as Gainesville on CMT and The Biggest Loser on NBC, and his song Back On My Feet Now was used by President Barack Obama for his last speech at the U.N. Concerts of Drew's work have been performed all over the world, from the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center all the way to the St. James Theater in London, and several other venues in both the UK and Australia. In 2019 Drew co-wrote the songs for Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical, a full live-production-Super-Bowl-ad starring Michael C. Hall. The publicity stunt was named the #1 Best Super Bowl Commercial by Forbes Magazine. Currently, Drew is writing Broadway adaptations of the movies NIGHT SHIFT for Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, and It's Kind Of A Funny Story (book by Alex Brightman) for Universal Theatrical Group. He is also working with Alex Brightman on a musical adaptation of the award-winning children's novel, The Whipping Boy
www.TheDrewGasparini.com

The Broadway Buskers concert series is curated and hosted by Ben Cameron.

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August 06, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
TSq Plaza 43-44
Bdwy btwn 43rd-44th Sts
New York, NY 10036
Times Square Alliance
Save to Calendar 2019-08-06 17:00:00 2019-08-06 19:00:00 America/New_York Broadway Buskers: Katie Thompson / Drew Gasparini Before you take your seat in the theatre on Tuesday evenings, enjoy original music performed by Broadway actors and composers at the Crossroads of the World. Positioned within Times Square Market, the local outdoor food market in Times Square, audiences can enjoy food and Happy Hour drinks while taking in *FREE *concerts by Broadway professionals. *Katie Thompson 5pm* Katie is an actress and singer-songwriter. She was last seen in the world premiere of “Renascence” by Carmel Dean and Dick Scanlan, and “R.R.R.E.D. a Secret Musical”- to which she wrote the music and lyrics. Other roles include: Vashti in “Giant” by Michael John LaChiusa & Sybille Pearson at The Public Theater, The Witch in “Big Fish” by Andrew Lippa & John August at The Oriental Theater Chicago, and Rhetta Cup in “Pump Boys & Dinettes” at New York City Center. She has been a featured composer in Playbill’s “The Contemporary Musical Theater Songwriters You Should Know,” and “It’s Revving Up – The Next Generation of Female Songwriters…” columns and performance series at Feinstein’s/54Below, Lincoln Center’s “New Contemporary Songbook” series, as well as their annual “Broadway’s Future Songbook” series featuring original Christmas songs. Her original music and reimagined covers from her solo albums: “Private Page,” “KT LIVE,” and “What I’ve Done Right” have been featured on “So You Think You Can Dance” America, Canada, and the U.K. She is currently working on a new Christmas musical, and a musical about choosing to live. www.katiethompson.com [1]  *Drew Gasparini* *6pm* Drew Gasparini is an award-winning musical theatre composer/lyricist and singer/songwriter. He was a contributing songwriter for the musical TV series, /SMASH/ on NBC. His songs have been heard on TV shows such as /Gainesville/ on CMT and /The Biggest Loser/ on NBC, and his song /Back On My Feet Now/ was used by President Barack Obama for his last speech at the U.N. Concerts of Drew's work have been performed all over the world, from the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center all the way to the St. James Theater in London, and several other venues in both the UK and Australia. In 2019 Drew co-wrote the songs for /Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical/, a full live-production-Super-Bowl-ad starring Michael C. Hall. The publicity stunt was named the #1 Best Super Bowl Commercial by Forbes Magazine. Currently, Drew is writing Broadway adaptations of the movies /NIGHT SHIFT /for Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, and /It's Kind Of A Funny Story/ (book by Alex Brightman) for Universal Theatrical Group. He is also working with Alex Brightman on a musical adaptation of the award-winning children's novel, /The Whipping Boy/.  www.TheDrewGasparini.com [2] The *Broadway Buskers* concert series is curated and hosted by *Ben Cameron*. See the full schedule [3]  [1] http://www.katiethompson.com [2] http://www.TheDrewGasparini.com [3] https://www.timessquarenyc.org/tsqnyc/broadway-buskers-concert-series TSq Plaza 43-44, Bdwy btwn 43rd-44th Sts New York, NY 10036 Times Square Alliance
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