You’ll want to get to The Cell Theatre early tonight for what promises to be a great show. Deni Bonet, pop/rock singer/songwriter and classically trained violinist who has recorded and performed with R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, Cyndi Lauper, Scissor Sisters, and Warren Zevon, will be back once again. Deni has performed at Lilith Fair, Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, and just recently performed at the White House for the President, First Lady and Vice-President of the United States. Her music has been featured on HBO, NBC, American Airlines, several film and modern dance projects, and has been described by the Wall Street Journal as like “Sheryl Crow meets the B-52’s”.
We’re thrilled that playwright and author Joseph Goodrich, who’s currently working on a book about the writer S.N. Behrman’s 40-year relationship with The New Yorker Magazine, will be reading at The Cell. Actually, “reading” is a poor choice of words; if you’re acquainted with Joe you know the more accurate word is “performing.”
Award wining filmmaker Niall McKay, Executive Director of Irish Film New York, will be on hand to introduce and discuss the IFNY Film Festival, which begins on October 3rd, and three of Jim Sheridan’s three award-winning films, which will be screened during the festival.
Erin Layton is a solo performing artist and award-winning playwright. She will present a scene from her one woman, multi-character play, MAGDALEN about the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland. MAGDALEN will be performed as part of the United Solo Festival on Thursday, October 2 and Friday, October 3 at Theatre Row in NYC.
First time Showcase performer, Emiko, a three-time featured performer of the Songwriters Hall of Fame New Writers Showcases, will be performing tonight. Emiko has graced the pages of Billboard Magazine, FM Sound, Music Connection, and other mainstream music publications. She’s an award winning songwriter whose credits include SONY/ATV, Famous Records/Universal Music Group, and a myriad of licenses to film and TV all over the world.
Ashley Bell began performing at the age of 9 as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus. She made her Off-Broadway debut at 16 in the world premiere of the musical The Golden Touch. Ashley has since performed as a soloist in the United States, Italy, Spain, France and Russia. If you heard Ashley’s performance at an earlier Showcase you know why we’re very excited she’s performing again.
Rounding out the evening will be another first time Showcase performer, Terry McCarthy, whose music spans the gamut from quiet acoustic to full out rock; anti-folk meets pure-pop. Terry will be performing with Devon McCarthy.
All that and more. The fun starts at 7pm at The Cell Theatre, 338 W23rd St.