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As part of Time Out’s Love Local Campaign, these seven virtual concerts are free to view.
Join us in celebrating the creativity and resilience of our community with a songwriting challenge and virtual concert series featuring new original songs written in response to the present moment, about artists' feelings right now, community, Broadway and the Theater District, and New York City. The participating songwriters are all past performers in our Broadway Buskers concert series, which showcases Broadway actors and composers who are also singer-songwriters. A panel of industry judges will select a winner during the final concert on June 21st.
We encourage viewers to vote for their favorite song in each concert and to donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which provides resources and emergency financial assistance to those within the entertainment community who have been impacted by the pandemic, and the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, in support of their ongoing efforts to help Broadway heal, listen and become an anti-racist and equitable community.
Performers for June 17th:
F Michael Haynie (Frozen, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar Live!)
Olaf in the North American Tour of Frozen. Broadway: Wicked, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Holler If Ya Hear Me. Off-Broadway: Carrie (MCC), Dogfight (Second Stage) and others. Regional: Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ogunquit), Found (PTC), and others. TV/Film: Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, Peter Pan LIVE!, Not Fade Away (Paramount). A (M)oron.
Anthony Norman (The Prom, Chicago Med, Mare of Easttown (HBO))
Acousta-sonic songwriter from Chicago. Highly influenced by anyone with a good idea.
Alice Ripley (Side Show, The Rocky Horror Show, Sunset Boulevard)
Stage veteran Alice Ripley is an original cast member of eight Broadway shows. Ms. Ripley is a singer-songwriter who heads the band RIPLEY (Outtasite). In 2009 Alice won the Best Actress in a Musical Tony Award for Diana Goodman in Next to Normal.
Starbird & the Phoenix (Courtney Bassett & Andrew Swackhamer: The Great Comet, Manifest)
Starbird & the Phoenix is the musical mingling of Courtney Bassett (The Great Comet) and ukulele wizard Andrew Swackhamer. They released their first EP, "Altar of Your Love" and a debut music video, "Sunbeam," featuring familiar Broadway faces, in 2018. Their first full length album will be released in late summer 2020.
The Songs for Our City concert series is curated and hosted by Ben Cameron.