Event Information
The West Bank Cafe Presents
Life On Earth, The Songs of Craig Carnelia
Sunday, March 02, 2008 through Monday, March 17, 2008

Length: 1 hr 20 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is very pleased to announce Life on Earth, the Songs of Craig Carnelia. The evening will feature the work of the acclaimed composer, running for three performances only.

Featured in the show are songs from Carnelia's musicals, including Working, Is There Life After High School?, Sweet Smell of Success and others. The cast is comprised of four of Broadway's finest young talents: Carey Anderson (Mamma Mia), D.B. Bonds (Make Me a Song), Lisa Brescia (Wicked) and Evan Harrington (Avenue Q). The evening is directed by the composer.

CRAIG CARNELIA wrote the score for the Broadway musical Is There Life After High School? and contributed four songs to Working, for which he received a Tony Award nomination. Also on Broadway, he wrote the lyrics for two shows with composer Marvin Hamlisch, Sweet Smell of Success (with book by John Guare) and Imaginary Friends (with Nora Ephron.) Hamlisch and Carnelia received Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations for their Sweet Smell of Success score, and Carnelia received a Drama Desk nomination for his lyrics for Imaginary Friends. Off-Broadway, he wrote the music and lyrics for Three Postcards at Playwrights Horizons. Three Postcards, written with playwright Craig Lucas, was named one of the year's "10-Best" in Time magazine, and is included in the Burns-Mantle anthology Best Plays of 1986-1987 as "Best Musical of the Season." Other songwriting honors include the Johnny Mercer Award as "Emerging American Songwriter," the first annual Gilman and Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theatre Award and the prestigious Kleban Award for distinguished lyric writing.

*$15 food and/or beverage minimum

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