Thursday, July 31, 2008

New Voices, Hosted by Champlin, Will Feature Tunes of Stitt Aug. 18



Sweeney Todd's Donna Lynne Champlin, who will play Kate in the NYMF's upcoming production of Love Jerry, will host the Aug. 18 Monday Nights, New Voices concert at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre.

The evening will celebrate the work of composer-lyricist Georgia Stitt, who will accompany on piano. Among those scheduled to perform are Kelly Caufield, Andrea St. Clair, Michael Lowney, Tom Lucca, Onyie Nwachukwa and Lizzie Weiss. Show time is 7 PM.

Barbara Anselmi will be the evening's musical director.

The New Voices series was founded by composer Scott Alan to "showcase some of today's brightest new talent in New York." Alan's debut recording, "Dreaming Wide Awake" — which features performances by Liz Callaway, Stephanie J. Block, Eden Espinosa, Cheyenne Jackson and Jonathan Groff, among others — is available by visiting www.scottalan.net.

A composer, lyricist, musical director, conductor, arranger and pianist, Georgia Stitt's musicals include The Water, Big Red Sun and Lizan. Stitt was the assistant conductor for the Broadway bow of Little Shop of Horrors and the associate conductor for Encores! mounting of Can-Can. A recipient of the ASCAP Frederick Loewe Fellowship and the Sue Brewer Award for excellence in music composition, Stitt is married to Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown.

Donna Lynne Champlin has appeared on Broadway in Sweeney Todd, Hollywood Arms, By Jeeves and James Joyce's The Dead. Her other New York theatrical credits include The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (Obie Award), My Life With Albertine, Reunion, Encores! Bloomer Girl, First Lady Suite, The Audience and Meet John Doe. Champlin also filmed "The Audition" and "My Father's Will."

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located in Manhattan at 61 Christopher Street. There is a $12 music charge and a two-drink minimum; for reservations call (212) 255-5438 or visit theduplex.com.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

London's MusicalTalk Interview

Hey Everyone -
Just posting a link for a new interview I recently did with the London podcast 'MusicalTalk.' Check it out HERE

Thursday, July 24, 2008

WEST - Scott Alan Blog #7

This video should load shortly ...enjoy ..and let me know what you think ;) (unless you hate it ..then keep it to yourself ...lol)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Julie Reiber and Katie Thompson Guest @ July 21st 'New Voices' Concert



The fourth year of the acclaimed ‘Monday Nights, New Voices’ series continues on July 21st with Ladies Night at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre.

The series, produced by composer Scott Alan, showcases some of today's brightest ‘New Voices’ in New York.

The 7pm concert will be hosted by Wicked’s Julie Reiber and will include performances by Alison Bonelli, Kayleigh Erickson, Mara Jill Herman, Marian Torres and Elizabeth Urbanczyk.

Katie Thompson will serve as the evenings guest composer. Thompson will accompany the New Voices on selection from her songbook The evening will be musically directed by Barbara Anselmi, who will also accompany the New Voices.



The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located in Manhattan at There is a $12 music charge and a two-drink minimum. For reservations call (212) 255-543

Julie Reiber - Julie flies into the Broadway company of Wicked directly from the original Los Angeles company of Wicked where she continues to standby the role of Elphaba. . Broadway: Brooklyn, All Shook Up. Tours: Rent, Brooklyn, Jekyll & Hyde Korean concert tour. Numerous regional shows and workshops. www.juliereiber.com

Katie Thompson - One of the most celebrated undiscovered talent in New York, Katie originated the roles of "Sariah" in THE ARK and "Connie Lou" in Michael McLean’s THE FORGOTTEN CAROLS, a role she owned for 7 years of touring everywhere from Honolulu to Washington, D.C. Readings: Giant; Piece. As a songwriter, Katie was nominated for a Pearl Award, an Indie Award, and on the MAC ballot for her original songs "I Can Be Bought", "It Doesn’t Hurt", and for NEW YORK DEBUT – FEMALE. Katie’s compositions can be heard on her debut CD ‘What I’ve Done Right’ and KT: Live.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Eden and Natalie sing 'I'm a Star'

A MEMORABLE MOMENT ...

Monday, July 07, 2008

Rambles of thoughts ...

Just a quick note ...I will no longer be discussing who is on the upcoming CD until the performer actually comes into the tudio and records with me because, sadly, if one of the performers I have mentioned doesn't actually show up on the CD ...Well, you will all hate me ...and I need to be loved ....

This is a very stressful time ....

I need rest

Friday, July 04, 2008

Emotional week ..and another performer and song announced

Hey everyone -
What an emotional week. As many of you may or may not know, I have been in a relationship with a wonderful man. Well, this morning, he left for Los Angeles. Ok, let me re-phrase that. Today, he moved back to Los Angeles to pursue a new career path. I am not one to believe in long distance relationships, especially when there is no actual light at the end of the tunnel, but we are going to give it our best shot and see where it leads us to. When you are young, you should be taking strides to find your passion and I would be selfish to stand in his way. I hope he finds his bliss. Either way, today marked the first day of what we call the unknown and that leads me with a lot of emotions and, I'm sure, some incredible songs to write.

So, moving right along. On Monday, I will be back in the studio to record another track from the new CD. I have written four new songs in the last three weeks that will be on the CD, so that's really exciting. The song I am recording on Monday is called 'In Her Life/Right Where I Belong.' The song is two songs, melted into one. The first part, 'In Her Life,' is a song written and cut from 'Piece.' The song 'Right Where I Belong,' is from my musical 'Detour.' They have two very different sentiments and yet, i believe, they work beautifully in telling a single story.

So, whom, you may ask, will be recording this song with me on Monday ?

It is none other ....

Then the beautiful ....

And talented ....

Julia Murney.

I am so excited to have Julia on this CD. I have been a fan of Julia's since the day I heard her sing 'Brother Can You Spare a Dime ?' at a reunion for my camp Stagedoor Manor some ten years ago. Though I had the honor of working with Julia on the demo for Magic and Setback (does anyone remember that song ?!?! Stephanie and Julia go disco ...), it is so incredible to have her on an actual CD of my music. This is one of my absolute favorite songs on the CD. A real big power ballad.

Just a small recap. As of now, I have announced for the CD .... Randy Graff, Megan Hilty, Kate Wetherhead, Titus Burgess, Jen Colella, Norm Lewis, Kerry Ellis and Julia Murney .... are you getting excited yet ? I have many more to announce in the coming weeks ....

STAY TUNED !!!! I am off to do laundry and food shop. Have a safe 4th of July everyone !!!

Best,
SA