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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 19th:
Marcus Paul James (Ain't Too Proud, In the Heights, Rent)
Actor/Singer/Songwriter currently in the Tony Award-winning Grammy-nominated Broadway hit “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.” Other credits include Tony Award-winning "In the Heights," Tony Award-winning "RENT," and Oscar-nominated and Grammy-winning “The Greatest Showman.” MPJ’s albums are available on all platforms.
Molly and the Memphis Thunder (Molly Hager & Ian Kagey: Waitress, Heathers, ALMOST Whisper House; Grammy-nominated engineer/producer)
Molly and the Memphis Thunder is a musical collaboration that began in 2012 between Broadway actress Molly Hager (Waitress, Heathers) and Grammy-nominated Engineer and Producer Ian Kagey. Blending many influences including folk, Americana, country, and pop, their infectious songs blend tight harmonies with heartbreaking storytelling of love and loss.
Alexander Sage Oyen (Outlaws, Moment by Moment)
Alexander Sage Oyen is the recipient of the 2017 Lotos Foundation Prize in Arts and Sciences for his lyrics and the 2014 ASCAP Foundation’s Lucille and Jack Yellen Award for lyricists. His musicals include DIVA: Live From Hell (available for licensing through DPS), Discount Ghost Stories and Moment by Moment (available on Spotify/Apple Music).
Tim Young (The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen, Stuck)
Tim Young is a singer-songwriter from Long Island, NY, baby! Tim co-composed and produced the soundtrack for the musical feature film "Stuck,” 2019. He has been an original Broadway cast member of Next to Normal and Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin on FX's "Fosse Verdon,” and a vocalist for The Greatest Showman. Tim has now taken up roller skating and light electronics repairs.
The Songs for Our City concert series is curated and hosted by Ben Cameron.