September 7, 2009, 8:00 pm

Broadway at Birdland

On September 7th, 2009 we presented our first NAMT Songwriter Spotlight, at Jim Caruso’s Broadway at Birdland in New York City. Featuring songwriters who have participated in NAMT’s Festival of New Musicals over the past 20 years, this concert spotlighted five writing teams who discussed their Festival shows, shared what they are working on now, and invited their Broadway pals to perform their songs.

Performers included

Farah Alvin (I Love You Because)
Kate Baldwin
(Finian’s Rainbow)
Jenn Colella (High Fidelity)
Kerry O’Malley (Into the Woods)
Charlie Pollock (9 to 5)
Steve Rosen (Spamalot)
Wesley Taylor (Rock of Ages)
Kate Wetherhead (Legally Blonde)
Josh Young
(Les Miserables national tour)

Songs by

Dan Lipton & David Rossmer (Festival 2000 – Joe!)
Brad Alexander & Adam Mathias (Festival 2008 – See Rock City & Other Destinations)
Adam Gwon (Festival 2008Ordinary Days)
Tommy Newman & Mark Allen (Festival 2007Tinyard Hill, Festival 2009Band Geeks!)
Sean Mahoney & Creighton Irons (Festival 2009Factory Girls)

…including exclusive sneak peeks of the 2009 Festival of New Musicals!

"All There is to Say" from SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS

“All There is To Say”
from SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS
by Brad Alexander & Adam Mathias
Sung by Kerry O’Malley

SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS was presented at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s 20th Annual Festival of New Musicals in 2008.

"Q Train to Coney Island" from SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS

“Q Train to Coney Island”
from SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS
by Brad Alexander & Adam Mathias
Sung by Wesley Taylor and Josh Young

SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS was presented at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s 20th Annual Festival of New Musicals in 2008.

"Rock City" from SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS

“Rock City”
from SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS
by Brad Alexander & Adam Mathias
Sung by Josh Young

SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS was presented at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s 20th Annual Festival of New Musicals in 2008.

"The Shape of my Face" from THE BLONDE STREAK

“The Shape of My Face”
from THE BLONDE STREAK
by Dan Lipton & David Rossmer
Sung by Jenn Colella

Dan Lipton and David Rossmer are Alumni writers from NAMT’s 12th Annual Festival of New Musicals with their show JOE!.

"Gwendolyn" from THE BLONDE STREAK

“Gwendolyn”
from THE BLONDE STREAK
by Dan Lipton & David Rossmer
Sung by Steve Rosen

"Calm" from ORDINARY DAYS

“Calm”
from ORDINARY DAYS
by Adam Gwon
Sung by Kate Wetherhead

ORDINARY DAYS was presented at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s 20th Annual Festival of New Musicals in 2008.

"Live Free or Die" from FACTORY GIRLS

“Live Free or Die”
from FACTORY GIRLS
by Creighton Irons & Sean Mahoney
Sung by Nicole Weiss with Shania Taub, Kate Ferber, Alison Cusano, Allison Jill Posner and Julia Matson

FACTORY GIRLS was part of NAMT’s 21st Annual Festival of New Musicals in 2009.