In DON’T CALL US EMERGING, six songwriters join together to share their work

New York, NY – A group of exciting and unique songwriters join forces with FRIGID New York to present Don’t Call Us Emerging: A Songwriters Concert (Wednesday, July 20, 9:30 p.m. at Kraine Theater); an evening of original creations interpreted by the screenwriters themselves, accompanied by a few guests. Each songwriter will present a short selection of their own material, along with a story or two, giving audiences a unique chance to experience a wide range of styles and voices, including some they may be discovering for the first time. The event is organized by composers Sean McCabe, Jordanian friend and Paulie Pecorellaand will also star Patrick Thompson, Maria Caputo and Sandrinne Edström.

Frequent collaborators McCabe and Pecorella met Friend this year at a songwriting masterclass led by the Tony-winning composer William Finnand the three decided to co-produce a concert, aimed at writers in their own communities. Sean McCabe, a Brooklyn-based Canadian composer/lyricist whose work has appeared at Lincoln Center, The Players at Gramercy Park, Two River Theatre, New York Theater Barn and elsewhere, has expressed his excitement at bringing together so many different voices into one. place . “The writers gathered here are brilliant,” said McCabe, who was recently in residence at the Catwalk Art Institute developing his new musical David & Jonathan. “We all share a love for good music and good storytelling, and it’s an honor to present new work alongside these artists.”

While many star writers are already well established in New York, others are newcomers. Singer-songwriter Jordanian friendwho also trained with a world famous artist Ben bendsmoved to the city this year and divides his time between Brooklyn and Washington, D.C., where he founded and directs the Helen Hayes Award-winning 4615 theater company. “Meeting Paulie and Sean was such a big part of finding a musical community in my new home,” said Friend, whose OCD-focused one-man musical Old Soul performed virtually for global audiences the following year. last year. “I’m so excited to team up with them and all of these amazing writers on a project where we can give audiences a little window into what makes each of us unique as songwriters.”

Paulie Pecorella, a New York-based composer/lyricist and artist, whose new music has been performed at The Players at Gramercy Park, 54 Below, Barrington Stage Co., The Green Room 42, and Lincoln Center’s Library for the Performing Arts, among others. noted his particular enthusiasm to play for New York audiences again. “They’re not afraid to let you know if your songs have landed or not and THAT keeps me going as a pianist and an artist,” said Pecorella, winner of LA New Voices (ANMT) for his original musical, Daniel, and a Drama League Anthem Challenge Winner for his song “One Day” (lyrics by Sean McCabe). He is currently adapting a Sicilian musical version of King Lear titled Mamma Laudicina. “So get out, keep us on our toes. I have a feeling it’s going to be absolutely fabulous.”


A concert of songwriters

With Sean McCabe, Jordanian friend, Paulie PecorellaPatrick Thompson, Maria Caputo and Sandrinne Edström

Produced by Sean McCabe, Jordanian friend and Paulie Pecorella in partnership with FRIGID New York

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 20 at 9:30 p.m.

AUTONOMY: approx. 90 minutes

LOCATION: The Kraine Theatre. 85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003



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