16 Stories

16 Stories

A CELEBRATION OF NEXT-GENERATION AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE WRITERS

A world-premiere audio and set of video recordings by
THE AUSTRALIAN DISCOVERY ORCHESTRA
Cond. Kevin Purcell

To be released in 2019 on Broadway Records

What happens when Australia’s most innovative symphony orchestra decides to bring more attention to some of the best and brightest emerging talent of songwriters and lyricists writing for the American Musical Theatre?

A new album with writers who have individually or collectively won the Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award, The Fred Ebb Award, the Kleban Prize in Musical Theater, Jonathan Larson Grants, ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award, Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award and the Samuel French Next Step Award amongst numerous accolades.

BUT WITH AN ADDED TWIST!

It’s also a worldwide vocal competition to find 16 VOCALISTS from anywhere in the world to sing each of the 16 SONGS by:

Good Enough For Me – Adam Gwon
The Spark – Michael Kooman & Christopher Dimond
Real Adventure – Sam Wilmott and Marcus Stevens
Sixteen Bars – Peter Mills
Tuscany – Alan Schmuckler
When I Slay My Rival – Steve Weiner & Peter Kellogg
My World – Andre Catrini
I Didn’t Know – Oliver Houser
Listen – Greg Nabours
Long Way Home – Nikko Benson
Out On A Limb – Joel Evans and Adryan Russ
El Amor – Kevin Purcell & Victor Kazan
You Were There – Drew Lane*
Somebody Else – Craig Christie*
It Starts Again – Jess Newman
Pretty Little Thing – Steve Vizard and Joe Chindamo*

ASCAP unless indicated * as APRA

You can see the videos of the songs on the album and hear the original writer demos here: