Composer and lyricist Scott Alan celebrated the release of his debut album, Dreaming Wide Awake: The Music of Scott Alan, on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 7:30PM, as part of the long-running, critically-heralded and popular concert series Broadway at Birdland.
Dreaming Wide Awake features some of today's hottest vocal talents, alongside live strings, a brass section and a full band. To celebrate the album's release, many of Broadway's biggest stars joined Scott Alan to perform, including: Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Stephanie J. Block (Wicked), Liz Callaway (Miss Saigon), Danny Calvert (Altar Boyz), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu) and more! Jesse Vargas, who arranged and orchestrated Dreaming Wide Awake, served as the evening's Musical Director.
Born on Long Island, NY and educated at UMass Boston, Emerson College and Berklee College of Music, Scott Alan staged the first production of his own material at Boston's Fireplace Theater. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles, where he wrote the book, music and lyrics for the musical Detour, which played to packed crowds at Los Angeles's Complex Theater. He also began working and recording music with music industry veterans Ricky Minor and Diane Louie, who introduced him to Toni Braxton, Luther Vandross and Boyz II Men. Called back to New York City in 2003 by his boundless love of theater, he premiered a new musical called Piece, which was presented at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival and the Seattle Village Theatre Festival. In January 2005, he launched Monday Nights, New Voices, a new concert series at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre featuring the best up-and-coming talent, which immediately became a smash hit and is now in its third successful year. Scott Alan also produced and directed the 2006 Neo2 Benefit Concert.
For more information on Scott Alan and to purchase Dreaming Wide Awake visit www.ScottAlan.net. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street (between 8th & 9th Aves). www.BirdlandJazz.com.
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Photos by Linda Lenzi
Composer and Lyricist Scott Alan and Stephanie J. Block
Stephanie J. Block, Danny Calvert and Natalie Weiss
Jonathan Groff and Cheyenne Jackson
Danny Calvert and Sarah Davis
Danny Calvert, Cheyenne Jackson and Sarah Davis
Danny Calvert and Jonathan Groff
Cheyenne Jackson and Danny Calvert
Scott Alan and Jonathan Groff
Liz Callaway and Lisa Brescia
Natalie Weiss and Jill Zadeh
Shoshana Bean and Cheyenne Jackson
Scott Alan and Musical Director Jesse Vargas
Shoshana Bean, Stephanie J. Block and Lisa Brescia
Scott Alan, Stephanie J. Block, Jesse Vargas and Shoshana Bean
Lisa Brescia and Cheyenne Jackson
Liz Callaway, Jonathan Groff and Lisa Brescia
Stephanie J. Block, Jesse Vargas and Shoshana Bean
Liz Callaway, Scott Alan and Lisa Brescia
Cast members and creative team of "Dreaming Wide Awake"
CD SIGNING / FAN MEET-AND-GREET
Jonathan Groff, Jimmy Moses, Ericka Adams, Mary Kate Metzer and Jesse Vargas
Victoria Tatum, Cheyenne Jackson and Emily Savidge
Danny Calvert and Gina Santare
Brittany Mazza, Nicole Capatasto, Scott Alan and Justine Giannino
Megan Shook, Cheyenne Jackson and Shoshana Bean
Michelle Kittrell, Jennifer Gambatese and Adam Fleming
Jim Caruso and Jonathan Groff
Sebastian Arcelus and Stephanie J. Block
Ron Abel, Katie Luckinbill and Chuck Steffan
Liz Callaway and Dan Foster
Jim Caruso and Katie Luckinbill
Jim Caruso and Katie Luckinbill