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COUNTDOWN TO NYE
The Songs for Our City songwriting challenge has asked members of the Broadway community to write original songs inspired by the past year and the present moment. They will share their new songs in free live concerts, with audience votes deciding who will perform again in the final concert for a panel of industry judges. The participating songwriters are primarily past performers of the Broadway Buskers concert series, which showcases Broadway actors and up-and-coming composers performing their own original music. Join us for this celebration of the theatre community, creativity, and live music.
All concerts are FREE, open to the public, and for all ages. RSVP for limited seating!
Performers for June 1st:
Anthony Norman (The Prom, Mare of Easttown, Murder for Two)
Anthony is a singer-songwriter and was possibly the reason for 2020 being the worst year ever! Not confirmed though. Most recently seen on Broadway in The Prom. Thrilled to be back in Times Square with the best damn people around!
Billy Recce (A Musical About Star Wars, Little Black Book)
Billy Recce is a billboard-charting and two-time MAC Award-winning composer-lyricist, singer-songwriter, and playwright based in NY. His works include the hit A Musical About Star Wars (Off-Broadway), Balloon Boy (NYMF), and, most recently, his Broadway-bound concept album Little Black Book, about the life of Heidi Fleiss, which was featured in Variety, Page Six, and The Hollywood Reporter.
Jen Sánchez (The Rose Tattoo, Sunday in the Park with George, West Side Story)
Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Jen is a songwriter and actress who has been featured in 8 Broadway shows. Her music has been called “defiant in its originality, filled with wit and unexpected humor.” Her latest song “Heartbeat” won the Audience Choice Award in the inaugural Songs for Our City and is available on all streaming platforms.
The Two Of Us (Nathan Salstone & Micaela Diamond: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; The Cher Show)
The Two Of Us is made up of Nathan Salstone and Micaela Diamond. A couple (of idiots) who, while isolated together during the pandemic, started writing music. They plan to record and release this music later in 2021.
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Ben Wexler & Denise Manning (Jonathan Larson Grant, Broadway Advocacy Coalition; What to Send Up, White Girl In Danger)
Ben Wexler is a songwriter and native New Yorker. He is a 2019 Jonathan Larson Grant Winner, and the Founding Artistic Director of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, merging Broadway and justice-oriented policy.
Denise Manning is an actor-vist, comic, and musician from Austin, Texas. Recent credits include What to Send Up (The Movement/NY Times Critic’s Pick) and White Girl In Danger (Vineyard).
The Songs for Our City concert series is curated and hosted by Ben Cameron.