Returning for the first time since recording Live at Birdland Jazz Club, this concert is going to be jam-packed with songs that we’ve come to know and love from Alan’s four albums, along with some can’t be missed tunes from his new musical Home. The concert will feature Tituss Burgess, Ben Fankhauser, Jenna Leigh Green, Mykal Kilgore, Alex Newell, Katie Thompson, Donna Vivino, Grace Weber, Raena White and Michael Buckley.
In addition to this star-studded line-up, Alan recently selected six unknown singers to perform various songs at this concert as well. His original search to find just one performer led to an overflowing applicant pool, which resulted in him picking more than one singer to take on his music on June 16. Alan said on Twitter, “I like making people happy. Honestly planned to only pick one winner but so many amazing performers need to be seen – so six winners it is.”
The lucky performers were indeed delighted over Alan’s kindness, and made sure to voice their excitement as well. One of the selected few tweeted that day, “IM GOING TO NYC TO PERFORM IN THE BIRDLAND CONCERT FOR @ScottAlanNet OH MY GOD. Is this real!!!!!!?”
With some of Broadway’s best being mixed with new and young talent that the brilliant Alan hand-picked himself, this concert is bound to be a huge success. The proceeds will help to fund the June 27 industry reading of Home, and if Alan’s social media updates are any indication, the rehearsal process has been going swimmingly.
Maybe we will see Alan’s work on Broadway next season, but until then, make sure to show your support and jump on the bandwagon now by attending Alan’s Birdland concert this week! When Home turns into a Tony Award-winning spectacle, you’ll be entitled to your “I knew it before it was famous” hipster bragging rights.
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