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Kennedy Center - Broadway Tomorrow 2009

As part of the Millenium Stage 12th Anniversary, the Kennedy Center hosted a special series of Broadway Today & Tomorrow events from January 31 to February 7, 2009. Each night featured Broadway composers talking about their work and performing their songs with the help of some of Broadway's best singers. This is part of the Kennedy Center's season-long initiative "Broadway: The Third Generation", which celebrates current and rising Broadway composers.

Full Concert Videos

Each online concert video is 50 to 60 minutes in length. We hope our index helps as you visit or re-visit these wonderful performances. Concert links are provided within each songwriter section below.

Individual Song Videos

Some of the individual performances have been posted to YouTube. These videos are available for viewing at the bottom of this page.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Adam Zachary Michael Weiner Megan Hilty

Songwriting team Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner present works from their Broadway musical adaptation of the film Secondhand Lions in collaboration with vocalist Megan Hilty.

Start Time   Description
00:00 Introductions of Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary
01:40 Michael and Alan sing a duet of "I Really Want to Be Your Friend" from a new musical project
08:44 Megan Hilty sings "The Fort Worth College of Court Reporting" from the upcoming musical Secondhand Lions, in the role of the mother
13:00 Michael sings "Just Right" from the upcoming musical Secondhand Lions, in the role of the boy
18:10 Alan sings "Sand" from the upcoming musical Secondhand Lions, in the role of the Sultan
23:50 Michael and Megan sing "You Have Brought Me Love" from the upcoming musical Secondhand Lions
28:38 Introduction to Disney theme park songs and performance excerpt
33:06 Alan sings "It's Never Too Late" from Twice Charmed
39:00 Megan sings "Believe in Me" from Twice Charmed
42:20 Alan and Megan sing "First Impressions" from a new musical project
48:50 Megan sings "Take a Chance" from a new musical project
55:35 Alan and Michael close with a duet of "Let It Sing"

The full concert video is accessed from any of the following links:


Monday, February 2, 2009

Michael Kooman Chris Dimond Anderson Davis Natalie Weiss

Composer and pianist Michael Kooman and lyricist Christopher Dimond present work from Dani Girl brought to life by vocalists Anderson Davis and Natalie Weiss.

Start Time   Description
00:00 Introductions of Michael Kooman and Christoper Dimond
01:40 Natalie Weiss sings "The Blue Horizon"
05:07 Michael and Chris provide an overview of the program
06:22 Anderson Davis sings a stalker song, "To Excess"
11:08 Natalie sings "Out of My Head"
15:30 Michael and Chris introduce their musical Dani Girl
16:35 Natalie sings "My Hair" from Dani Girl
19:10 Anderson sings "Why I Love the Movies" from Dani Girl
22:50 Michael and Chris
24:27 Anderson sings "Lucy's Laugh" from Homemade Fusion
28:50 Natalie sings "I Think That He Likes Me"
31:10 Michael and Chris
33:00 Anderson sings "Walking Without You" from Homemade Fusion
36:50 Natalie sings "Oh, Henry!" from Homemade Fusion
41:30 Anderson sings "Lost in the Waves"
46:54 Anderson and Natalie sing "The Temp and the Receptionist" from Homemade Fusion

The full concert video is accessed from any of the following links:

Purchase sheet music or CDs at http://www.koomandimond.com/.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Justin Paul and Benj Pasek Leslie Kritzer

Upcoming stars Benj Pasek and Justin Paul—recipients of a 2007 Jonathan Larson Award—present work in collaboration with vocalist Leslie Kritzer, who is from Broadway’s A Catered Affair.

Start Time   Description
00:00 Introductions of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
01:40 Benj Pasek sings "Monticello"
06:53 Benj Pasek and Justin Paul sing a duet of "Pretty Sweet Day"
11:22 Leslie Kritzer sings a song from a new musical, Dogfight
17:03 Leslie sings "Perfect"
21:10 Justin sings "Do You Remember"
26:20 Introduction to Edges
29:15 Leslie sings "In Short" from Edges
33:10 Leslie sings a song from Dogfight
38:04 Justin sings "Part of a Painting" from Edges
43:08 Leslie sing "Ready to Be Loved" - with background vocals by Benj and Justin
48:01 Leslie, Benj and Justin sing "Like Breathing" from Edges

The full concert video is accessed from any of the following links:

Purchase sheet music or CD at http://www.pasekandpaul.com/.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Scott Burkell Paul Loesel Stephanie J. Block

Lyricist Scott Burkell and composer Paul Loesel premiere new work accompanied by vocalist Stephanie J. Block, who is straight from Broadway’s Wicked.

Start Time   Description
00:00 Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel sing "We Don't Know How to Open this Show"
03:50 Introductions
04:45 Scott sings "Parsley" with Paul
09:00 Stephanie J. Block sings "The Ballad of Sarsparilla Safirovich"
15:08 Scott sings "A Sorta Love Song"
18:44 Stephanie sings "Invention"
24:13 Scott and Stephanie sing "The Natural Order of Things"
29:43 Scott sings "There Are Nights"
33:50 Stephanie sings "Life Starts Clapping"
39:00 Stephanie sings "Ohio, 1904"
45:22 Thank Yous
47:00 Scott sings "Ordinary Days"

The full concert video is accessed from any of the following links:


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Adam Gwon Stanley Bahorek Leah Horowitz

Composer and lyricist Adam Gwon, recipient of the 2008 Fred Ebb Award for excellence in musical theater songwriting, presents work with vocalists Stanley Bahorek and Leah Horowitz.

Start Time   Description
00:00 Introductions
02:40 Adam Gwon sings "Here I Am" to introduce the evening
09:14 Leah Horowitz sings "Don't Wanna Be Here" from Ordinary Days
12:05 Stanley Bahorek and Leah sing "Fine" from Ordinary Days
16:23 Stanley sings "Favorite Places" from Ordinary Days
20:37 Leah sings "Again" from Bernice Bobs Her Hair
24:18 Stanley sings "Bigger Than We Imagine" from Ethan Frome
28:29 Adam sings "Lost Buildings"
31:30 Stanley sings "Alaska"
36:57 Leah sings "Gotta Get Out" from Ordinary Days
40:45 Stanley sings "Seeing You There" from Ordinary Days
45:18 Leah sings "I'll Be Here" from Ordinary Days
50:54 Leah and Stanley sing "Little Mysteries" from The Boy Detective Fails

The full concert video is accessed from any of the following links:

Purchase sheet music at http://www.adamgwon.com/.


Friday, February 6, 2009

Ryan Cunningham Joshua Salzman Farah Alvin Colin Hanlon

Composer Joshua Salzman and lyricist Ryan Cunningham perform work from I Love You Because with vocalists Colin Hanlon and Farah Alvin.

Start Time   Description
00:00 Initial introduction
00:50 Colin Hanlon and Farah Alvin sing a "That's You" from the new song cycle Next Thing You Know
05:25 Introductions
06:50 Farah sings "Just Not Now" from I Love You Because
09:45 Colin sings "Goodbye" from I Love You Because
13:20 Ryan Cunningham sings "And I Breathe" from Next Thing You Know
16:33 Farah sings "Home Calls" from Next Thing You Know
20:34 Farah and Colin sing "How About You" from Next Thing You Know
23:45 Ryan sings "As Good As I Get" from Next Thing You Know
26:00 Colin and Farah sing "If She Were Coming Home" and "I Wish There Were a Reason" from Next Thing You Know
30:38 Farah sings "Don't Say Another Word" from Next Thing You Know
34:14 Colin and Farah sing the title song from I Love You Because
39:30 Ryan sings the debut of "Morning After Omelet" from Next Thing You Know
44:40 Ryan and Joshua Salzman sing "Milking the Cow" from Queen Esther

The full concert video is accessed from any of the following links:

Purchase sheet music or CDs at http://www.salzmanandcunningham.com/.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Zina Goldrich Marcy Heisler Scott Coulter

Creative partners since 1993, lyricist Marcy Heisler and composer Zina Goldrich present work accompanied by vocalist Scott Coulter.

Start Time   Description
00:00 Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich sing "Make Your Own Party"
02:50 Marcy sings "15 Pounds Away From My Love", with backup by Zina and Scott Coulter
08:06 Zina sings "Taylor, the Latte Boy", with backup by Marcy and Scott
12:20 Scott and Zina sing "There's Nothing I Wouldn't Do"
16:20 Marcy sings "Alto's Lament"
20:20 Zina sings "R.S.V.P.", with backup from Marcy, from their current Off-Broadway show Dear Edwina
24:04 Scott sings "Welcome the Rain"
29:11 Zina sings "That's All"
32:22 Marcy sings "Who Needs Love" with Zina from their upcoming Broadway show Ever After
37:30 Zina sings the title song from Ever After
41:25 Scott sings "Right Before My Eyes" from Ever After
45:10 Marcy sings "Love Like Breathing" with Zina and Scott
49:30 Marcy, Scott and Zina sing "Hola, Lola" from Dear Edwina

The full concert video is accessed from any of the following links:

Purchase sheet music, songbooks or CDs at http://www.marcyandzina.com/.


Kennedy Center Millenium Stage

The Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. hosts free concerts every night at 6pm ET, sponsored by Target and Fannie Mae. In most cases, tickets are not required. All performances are broadcast live on the web and archived for later viewing.


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Stephanie J. Block - The Ballad of Sarsparilla Safirovich

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Stephanie J. Block - The Ballad of Sarsparilla Safirovich
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Parsley - Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel - Kennedy Center
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Invention - Stephanie J. Block - by Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel
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A Sorta Love Song - Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel
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Life Starts Clapping - Stephanie J. Block - Paul Loesel
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The Natural Order of Things - Stephanie J. Block and Scott Burkell duet
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There Are Nights - Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel - Kennedy Center
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Ohio, 1904 - Stephanie J. Block - Burkell and Loesel
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Ordinary Day - Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel
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Leslie Kritzer, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul sing Like Breathing from EDGES at The Kennedy Center
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Leslie Kritzer sings Pasek and Pauls Pretty Funny from Dogfight at The Kennedy Center
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Anderson Davis - To Excess
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Natalie Weiss - My Hair
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Anderson Davis - Walking Without You
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Natalie Weiss - The Blue Horizon
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Anderson Davis - Lucys Laugh
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Natalie Weiss - I Think That He Likes Me
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Seeing You There from ORDINARY DAYS
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Here I Am
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Little Mysteries from THE BOY DETECTIVE FAILS
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First Impressions - Megan Hilty
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The Fort Worth College of Court Reporting - Megan Hilty
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You Have Brought Me Love - Megan Hilty
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Believe in Me - Megan Hilty
  • Believe in Me - Megan Hilty - 03:21
  • 5 stars / 18
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Take A Chance - Megan Hilty
  • Take A Chance - Megan Hilty - 06:53
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