On Sunday, September 25, ASCAP and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will feature a concert of the songs of award-winning composer Andrew Gerle at the Millennium Stage. Gerle is best-known in the Washington, DC area for writing the Helen Hayes Award-winning show Meet John Doe, which received its world premiere at the Ford’s Theatre, directed by Eric Schaeffer.
The concert, which is free to the public, will feature songs from Meet John Doe, as well as material from his recent concerts at Birdland and Joe’s Pub in New York, and selections from his new show, Gloryana, which won the 2011 Richard Rodgers Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and will be presented in workshops this fall by the Public Theater in NYC.
Joining Andrew will be Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba (Contact, Curtains, and Chicago) and Broadway newcomer Betsy Wolfe (Everyday Rapture, 110 In the Shade). The concert begins at 6:00 PM and will last about an hour.
For more information, please visit the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage website.
Andrew Gerle’s website.
Betsy Wolfe website.
Karen Ziemba’s website.
Watch Karen Ziemba sing Andrew’s song ‘Vero Beach’ from Say We Flew.
Watch Betsy Wolfe sing “I’ll Be Here” from Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days.
Listen to my podcast with composer Andrew Gerle and lyricist Eddie Sugarman at Ford’s Theatre’s production of Meet John Doe.