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BestArts Weekly Highlights - November 28, 2008


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This Week's Selections

This week, we highlight performances by Josh Strickland (with Justin Paul) of the Broadway Boys, Shelly Bort, Shoshana Bean, Brandon Cutrell, Russell Fischer, Daniel Hines, Carrie Manolakos, Natalie Weiss singing a Scott Alan song, Patrick Wilson, Seth Rudetsky, George Hearn, Bronson Pinchot, Ruthie Henshall, John Barrowman, Carol Burnett and the Joffrey Ballet with choreography by Edwaard Liang.


How We Chose...

Events

New Yorkers get to choose from four great events on December 1. Be sure to make at least one of them!

  • The Broadway Boys hold their annual Christmas concert, as members Jesse Nager, Michael James Scott, Maurice Murphy, Josh Strickland, Danny Calvert and Daniel Torres along with the amazing Broadway Boys band led by Justin Paul hit Birdland! We present Josh Strickland's performance of "This Christmas" from last year's concert.
  • Scott Alan has pulled together a star-studded cast for his CD release party, including Scott Alan, Shoshana Bean, Lisa Brescia, Tituss Burgess, Danny Calvert, Jenn Colella, Jackie Hoffman, Marcus Paul James, Carly Jibson, Julia Murney, Katie Thompson, Natalie Weiss and more to be announced!!! This 30 minute concert is a free event. Here's a sneek peek at "The Distance You Have Come" from the new CD.
  • Brandon Cutrell, award-winning cabaret singer and host of The After Party, presents a a one night only holiday event, Feelin' Frosty at Feinstein's. We don't have a holiday performance by him, so we include his lovely ballad "You."
  • Shoshana Bean is releasing her debut CD, "Superhero." On Friday, she gave a preview performance at The After Party that we are delighted to share.
Holiday Music
  • The first winner in our holiday contest is Shelly Bort, singing her own arrangement of "River" by Joni Mitchell and "Winter Song" by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson.
College
  • After his junior year at Westminster Choir College, Russell Fischer played Jimmy Smith in Plays-in-the-Park's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. He's joined here by Young Broadway singer Kristen Bussiere as Millie Dillmount singing "I Turned the Corner." Like Russell's voice? You can hear him in his debut Broadway role, playing Joe Pesci in Jersey Boys.
Young Broadway
  • Carrie Manolakos gives a knock-out performance of "How Can I Keep From Singing" along with Ato Blankson-Wood, Laraisha Burnette, Ryan Balch and Will Van Dyke on Piano. Great arrangement by Shaina Taub.
Music
  • Patrick Wilson sings "If I Loved You" from Carousel with Seth Rudetsky on the piano on Seth's Broadway Chatterbox.
Best of YouTube
  • Daniel Hines invited singers to sing a duet of "Another Day" from RENT with him - and Shelly Bort responded. Shelly doesn't think she sounds very good in this, but we think this video is great.
Dance
  • Edwaard Liang presents highlights from his dance "Age of Innocence" in a premiere by the Joffrey Ballet.
Best of BestArts
  • One of our favorite songs (and a favorite of our viewers) is "Being Alive" from Company. When Sondheim decided to include it in his revue Putting It Together, he arranged at as a "round" for his five perfomers. Here are George Hearn, Bronson Pinchot, Ruthie Henshall, John Barrowman and Carol Burnett singing "Being Alive."

Thank you viewers

It's been a fun fourteen months working on BestArts. Our Broadway and Dance videos have been viewed over 5,000,000 times, so we're pretty confident you've enjoyed it too. For the last several months, we've spent a lot of time highlighting great young performers. We hope we've introduced you to a number of new artists and that you'll continue to explore the worlds of musical theatre and dance with us in the future.


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