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September 22nd, 2015 8:47 am
Broadway Arranger Turns Wedding Reception Into Starry Benefit Concert Sept 26

By Olivia Clement

Broadway composer and arranger Kim Scharnberg is planning a different kind of wedding to fellow musician and partner Gwynn Griffin this month. The couple is planning a reception that will double as a benefit concert, complete with a starry Broadway line-up.

All proceeds will go towards the restoration of the Norfolk Music Shed in Connecticut.

The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival's historic Music Shed is in phase two of major renovations, and in need of $250,000 to secure a million-dollar grant that will complete the process. Scharnberg and Griffin's wedding-turned-benefit-concert on Sept. 26 aims to raise all of the remaining needed funds.

The evening will feature a performance by composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde) and lyricist Jack Murphy, who collaborated together on the Broadway musicals The Civil War and Wonderland. Other guest performers include Broadway vet Linda Eder; the Tony-winning star of Billy Elliott, Trent Kowalik; 12-year-old tap dancing star Luke Spring; singer/songwriter Edwin McCain; jazz musician Chris Brubeck and Chicago Opera star Alyson Cambridge among others.

"I've been the music director for several Presidential Galas at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC, so this idea is roughly patterned after those. We're going to have musical guests from several different genres performing together, guests you wouldn't normally find in the same room," commented Scharnberg in a press statement. His Broadway credits include Jekyll & Hyde, Wonderland, Little Women and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

"We wanted to have a special treat for our wedding guests but also open it up to the public so they can share in this special event with us," added Griffin.

For more information on the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival visit Norfolk.Yale.

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54 Below Celebrates Frank Wildhorn Dec 2-6

54 Below Celebrates Frank Wildhorn, a series of concerts spotlighting the music of composer Frank Wildhorn, will be presented at the intimate Manhattan nightspot December 2-6, backed by a band led by Wildhorn on piano.

The December 2-3 concerts will feature a reunion of the original cast members from Bonnie & Clyde performing selections from the score (with lyrics by Tony and Academy Award winner Don Black and book by Emmy Award nominated Ivan Menchell).  Scheduled to perform are Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes, Melissa van der Schyff, Louis Hobson, Mimi Bessette, Michael Lanning, Kevin Massey, and members of the cast of original cast.

The December 5-6 concerts will feature a cavalcade of Broadway leading men and women and a jazz superstar.  These stars include: Leslie Odom, Jr. (Leap of Faith, TV’s Smash), Brandi Burkhardt (Tale of Two Cities, Mamma Mia, TV’s Hart of Dixie), Janet Dacal (Wonderland, In the Heights), Emmy Raver-Lampman (Jekyll & Hyde revival, Hair), and Adrienne Warren (Bring It On, Orange Is the New Black).  Grammy Award nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit will join for the 7pm & 9:30pm shows on Friday, December 5th.   These shows will features songs from Wildhorn’s theatre, jazz, and pop catalogs.

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