w/ David Ayers, Lindsay Mendez, Preston Sadleir, Sarah Stiles, and Raena White
About This Event
Minimum Age:All Ages
Doors Open:6:00 PM
Show Time:7:00 PM
Five New Yorkers are caught in a twisted love affair… with the city. This unique musical anthology takes us through their poignant and hilarious journeys to seize their own potential and the possibilities the city dangles before them. Driven by its kinetic and eclectic score featuring 3 MAC nominated songs, ISLAND SONG captures every urbanite’s triumphs, disappointments, and ever-tested perspective.
This premiere concert presentation of ISLAND SONG is directed by Marlo Hunter and features David Ayers (WICKED, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF), Lindsay Mendez (DOGFIGHT, GODSPELL), Preston Sadleir (NEXT TO NORMAL; ME, MYSELF & I), Sarah Stiles (INTO THE WOODS, AVENUE Q), and Raena White (DREAMGIRLS at Marriott Lincolnshire)
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
This event will be streamed live online through LPR’s Concert Window channel, beginning at 7pm.
Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, among Playbill.com’s 12 “Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know,” won the 2014 John Wallowitch Award, and Sam won the 2015 Kleban Prize for “Most Promising Librettist.” Seven of their songs have been nominated for MAC Awards, and their work is performed in hundreds of venues around the world every (six continents to date, including Antarctica).
Carner & Gregor’s musical Unlock’d played an extended Off-Broadway run at the Duke Theater in 2013, having won a Richard Rodgers Award and “Best of the Fest” at NYMF. Their musical Island Song was produced in 2014 at the Bloomington Playwrights Project, having had workshops around the US, as well as concerts at (le) Poisson Rouge in New York, Crawfish in Tokyo (in Japanese!), London’s St. James Studio, and the Comedie Nation in Paris.
Current projects include additional songs for Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (book by Todd Graff and songs by Michael Devon, direction by Susan Stroman), which had a recent workshop with the Vineyard Theatre, and an adaptation of Rex Rose’s novella Toast, which is slated for a workshop production at the Bloomington Playwrights Project in early 2016.
Their short children’s musical Love, Splat has toured the country since 2013 in the TheatreWorks USA revue The Teacher From the Black Lagoon and Other Stories. They have written numerous songs for revues and web series, including My Gay Roommate, Redheads Anonymous, and more.
Carner & Gregor official site