THE LIBRARY FOR
THE PERFORMING ARTS
in association with
ARTS AND ARTISTS AT ST. PAUL
Broadway’s Future Songbook Series:
Hyeyoung Kim and Michael Cooper
Broadway’s Future Songbook Series — presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul — concludes its season on Monday, May 20th in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
Directed, hosted and produced by John Znidarsic, the evening spotlights the songs of the award-winning writing team of Hyeyoung Kim and Michael Cooper. These writers will be presenting songs from their new musical, Sunfish. Show time is 6 PM and admission is free.
Hyeyoung Kim (music) and Michael Cooper (lyrics) are winners of the Jonathan Larson Award, Daryl Roth Award, TRU Daniel Marshall Multicultural Award and are Mac Award-nominated. Kim is the composer of Cafe-In (Caffeine) currently running in Tokyo, Japan at Amuse Musical Theatre. Cooper penned additional lyrics for the Broadway-bound It Shoulda Been You (director, David Hyde Pierce, starring Tyne Daly). Kim and Cooper also contributed material for Museum Pieces, The Dome, and Rites of Passage produced by Prospect Theatre Company.
Sunfish is a musical adventure, based on the Korean folk tale, "Sim-chung," which follows the journey of a devoted daughter who is offered a miraculous cure to restore her blind father's eyesight - and the incredible lengths she is willing to go for love. The show received its world premiere at the Stoneham Theatre outside of Boston. It was voted Best Musical, Broadwayworld Awards. It was presented at the NAMT Festival, the TRU Musical Series, and the ASCAP Workshop with Stephen Schwartz. Sunfish was also just recently selected to open DIMF (Daegu International Musical Festival) in Daegu, Korea this summer. This brand new production, to be directed by Will Pomerantz, will feature an American cast and creative team and will premiere at the Daegu Opera House in South Korea on June 17th, 2013.
Performers Include: Emma Hunton (Rent, Spring Awakening), Gavin Gregory (The Color Purple), Bonita J. Hamilton (The Lion King), Alice Lee (Bare, Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark, Spring Awakening), Jonathan Shew (Voca People).
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Bruno Walter Auditorium is located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street.