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Kooman & Dimond
Kooman & Dimond: The Crowd Goes Mild
Monday, February 12 at 7pm

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is thrilled to welcome Fred Ebb Award-winning songwriters Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond for Kooman & Dimond: The Crowd Goes Mild Monday, February 12th at 7:00 on Birdland's historic stage.

Fresh off of the world premieres of their latest projects: the new musical ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS (Shakespeare's Globe) and the animated Disney TV series VAMPIRINA (recently renewed for a second season), Kooman and Dimond will share a wide variety of selections from their songbook, including the debut of several brand new songs. The evening will be directed by Al Blackstone with musical direction by Paul Staroba.

Kooman & Dimond will be joined by Fred Applegate (Wicked, The Producers), Jenni Barber (Wicked, ...Spelling Bee), Haven Burton (Kinky Boots, Shrek), Lewis Cleale (The Book of Mormon, Spamalot), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies, Spring Awakening), Molly Hager (Waitress, Heathers), Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin, In the Heights), Alyse Alan Louis (Amelie, Mamma Mia!), Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea), Rob Morrison (Avenue Q), Don Darryl Rivera (Aladdin), Hannah Shankman (Wicked, Les Miserables), and more.

Michael Kooman (music) and Christopher Dimond (book & lyrics) received the 2013 Fred Ebb Award, a 2010 Jonathan Larson Grant, and are the first recipients of the Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award and the Samuel French Next Step Award. Between them, they have received the Burton Lane Award, the Harold Adamson Award, the KC/ACTF Musical Theatre Award, a NYFA Fellowship, and numerous ASCAP Plus awards.

Their most recent musical, ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS, debuted to rave reviews at Shakespeare's Globe this fall. They also currently serve as songwriters for VAMPIRINA, an animated musical TV series airing on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

Their other projects include THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES (developed at the O'Neill Music Theater Conference and the Village Theater), ORPHIE & THE BOOK OF HEROES (The Kennedy Center), THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF PERCIVAL VON SCHMOOTZ (commissioned by the Canadian Music Theatre Project), JUDGE JACKIE JUSTICE(Pittsburgh CLO), DANI GIRL (Exit, Pursued by a Bear; licensed by Samuel French), GOLDEN GATE (Williamstown Theatre Festival), HOMEMADE FUSION (London's Ambassadors Theater, Edinburgh Fringe Festival) andJUNIOR CLAUS (Orlando Repertory Theatre; licensed by Dramatic Publishing).

Michael and Chris are members of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP, and are proud alumni of Carnegie Mellon University. They were Dramatists Guild Fellows, received a fellowship at the O'Neill National Music Theater Conference, and attended the Johnny Mercer Songwriting workshop. In addition, they founded the ASCAP Foundation Musical Theater Songwriting Project, a program dedicated to training young songwriters. Their debut album, OUT OF OUR HEADS, featuring an all-star lineup of Broadway performers, is now available on iTunes.

Kooman & Dimond
Monday, February 12 at 7pm
Birdland, 315 West 44 Street, NYC
$30 cover, $10 food/drink minimum