David Fiorello ’13 (Master of Music in Conducting) is the music director of “New Faces Sing Broadway 1987” in the first virtual installment of Porchlight Music Theatre’s popular News Faces Sing Broadway series. “New Faces Sing Broadway 1987” was filmed on-site at Chicago’s historic Studebaker Theatre and is available for streaming through Sunday, Nov. 29. Tickets are on sale now and range from $25 to $50.
In “New Faces Sing Broadway 1987,” the audience goes on a musical journey – starting and finishing an entire Broadway season in 90 minutes. Host Larry Adams, Jeff-nominated actor from Porchlight’s “Sunset Boulevard,” introduces the audience to the next generation of Chicago music theatre artists while serving as the guide to the stars, songs and stories of the past. “New Faces Sing Broadway 1987” includes hit songs from the “Les Misérables,” “Into the Woods,” “Me and My Girl” and other musicals from the 1987 Broadway season.
ABOUT DAVID FIORELLO, music director and arrangements
David Fiorello is a director, music director, performer, orchestrator and playwright who has had his work featured around the globe. Most recently, he co-founded and is artistic director for The Beautiful City Project. Fiorello’s history with Porchlight Music Theatre includes music directing the productions of “Gypsy,” “Do Re Mi,” “Woman of the Year,” two editions of Chicago Sings, nine editions of New Faces Sing Broadway and being seen onstage as Joe Josephson in “Merrily We Roll Along.” Fiorello has been in Chicago since 2010, when he moved from the East Coast to music direct and to serve as a vocal coach for Northwestern University’s Music Theatre Certificate Program. He was music director for the Off-Broadway hit “Danny & Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical,” and has toured nationally and internationally with several productions, including John Doyle’s re-imagining of “Sweeney Todd,” as music director. Fiorello has worked in Chicago with Chicago Shakespeare, The Marriott Theatre and many others. A director, music director, performer, writer, arranger and show doctor, he has helped guide new works to development and world premieres in Chicago, at New York Musical Festival and several premieres in the United Kingdom. He has written and collaborated on several original pieces, including the musical “The Language or the Kiss,” a musical featuring the music of The Indigo Girls, that he conceived, wrote the book for and starred in for many Off-Broadway industry readings.
ABOUT PORCHLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE
Porchlight Music Theatre is the award-winning center for music theatre in Chicago. Through live performance, youth education and community outreach it impacts thousands of lives each season, bringing the magic of musicals to its theatre home at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in the city’s Gold Coast and to neighborhoods across the city. Porchlight has built a national reputation for boldly reimaging classic musicals, supporting new works and young performers, and showcasing Chicago’s most notable music theatre artists, all through the intimate and powerful theatrical lens of the “Chicago Style.”