December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas! HEY! A wonderful Christmas treat if you have Sirius! John Treacy Egan�s new Christmas album On Christmas Morning seemed a perfect excuse to spend Christmas Day “On Broadway.” Join Julie James as she welcomes John and his band to the SIRIUS XM studios for a delightful holiday special. Currently on Broadway in the revival of Bye Bye Birdie, if you don�t know the hilarious John Treacy (The Little Mermaid, The Producers, Jekyll & Hyde) he will wow you with, not only his humor, but his beautiful voice. They�ll be stories and songs enough to stuff any stocking, so be sure to tune in as we get the best gift of all �- live performances from John Treacy and his 3-piece band of Christmas favorites from the new album. (1 hr)

December 21, 2009

Hope you all had a wonderful

CHANUKAH

And I hope you all have a wonderful

CHRISTMAS

And a wonderful

NEW YEARS

And a happy

KWANZAA

And a Happy

Solstice

December 20, 2009

Steven’s song “A Christmas Confession,” (written with lyricist Andrew Zachary Cohen), was performed by Marianne Hager as part of the American and Dramatic Academy’s Musical Showcase (AMDA) on 12-19-09. To hear her rendition of the song, click on the song title below.

A Christmas Confession
� 2009 Silverstein/Cohen

December 13, 2009

My collaborator for the upcoming Songbook Series at Lincoln center writes:

For my third year in a row, I will have a song at the Holiday Songbook concert. For my first year, my song has nothing at all do with Jews. Nothing! As hard as this may be for some of you to believe, it�s true. So if you�re Christian, come! If you�re Jewish, come; after all, composer Steven Silverstein and lyricist me are both Jewish. If you�re of a different faith or a non-believer (as the Prez would say), you may not like the concert too much. But come�for the performances and the fun. The holiday Songbook always gets the highest caliber talent of all the Songbooks, and not to disappoint, fresh from riding high in the national tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as Jemima Potts, Aly Brier will be singing �The Truth About Santa.� Aren�t you just dying to find out what it is? I�m sure you are so note the following,

Date: Sunday, December 13, 2009
Time: 2:30 PM
Place: Bruno Walter Auditorium at The New York Public Library
for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
Admission: FREE

Because it�s a Sunday, the main library may be closed that day (it was last year). You want to go to the side entrance at 111 Amsterdam Avenue. It�s at around 64th Street. Via subway, take the 1 to 66th Street. It�s right there. The concert will absolutely fill up. It�s FREE. That�s right, FREE. Did you hear me? FREE. Last year, the house staff (library staff, umm�) turned many people away. So, come early to get a seat. Let me know if you have any questions. Hope to see you there! Happy holidays!

On December 13th, Steven presented the world premiere of two new Christmas Songs at the Lincoln Center Concert produced by John Znidarsic.

Click here to read more about it from Playbill.com. Hope to see you there.

The Truth About Santa

Lyrics by Andrew Zachary Cohen

Vocalist: Aly Brier

Check out Sandie Rosa singing the song live: � 2009 Silverstein/Cohen

The Truth About Santa.mp3

To watch the video from the concert click here.

A New Year’s Wish

Lyrics by Peter Brash

Vocalist: Cheryl Stern

Check out Cheryl Stern singing an excerpt of the song live: � 2009 Silverstein/Brash

A New Year’s Wish.mp3

To watch the video from the concert, click here.

December 11, 2009

Steven is excited by another nice mention from Theatremania. Theatremania says: (John’s) medley of David Pomeranz’ “It’s in Every One of Us” and Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel” is a wonderfully warm seasonal treat. To check out the entire review of John Treacy Egan’s CD, On Christmas Morning, click here.

December 06, 2009

Steven is happy to playing for Brandon and his cohorts at 1 pm today at the Laurie Beechman theater and tonight Steven’s arrangement of Walking in the Air and Happiness created for John Treacy Egan will be performed by John at the Castle as part of his “On Christmas Morning” CD.

December 04, 2009

Steven’s contributing song Open Up Your Heart (from John Treacy Egan’s new wonderful CD, On Christmas Morning), written with lyricist Barbara Campbell, has received a favorable review from Rob Lester of ‘Talkin Broadway. Click here to read the entire review!

The persuasively sung “Open Up Your Heart” (Steven Silverstein/ Barbara Campbell) is a new addition to the canon and John, who comes off here as very sincere, can carry off the very determined plea and the build of its swelling music.

Rob Lester

Talkin� Broadway.com /sound bites

Dec 3. 2009

December 02, 2009

Opening December 2 at Westchester Broadway Theater is The Christmas Voyager. Steven and Kathy Wheeler created the show. It was presented at WBT in 1997 with music direction by Milton Granger. For more information, click here.

November 29, 2009

Steven is music directing and providing additional arrangements for John Egan’s one man show — Rudolph Unplugged! (Where are they now?) on November 29 and 30th at the Laurie Beechman Theater. Hope you can all make it.! Click here to check out the Broadway World article about the show and click here to check out the info on Theatermania.com

November 21, 2009

Steven’s song, “A Christmas Confession,” will be presented at the American Music and Dramatic Academy Showcase (AMDA, 211 West 61st) on December 17, 18, 20th. “A Christmas Confession,” was first presented at Lincoln Center last Christmas sung by Toni Di Buono. The very talented Marianne Hager will be singing it at the AMDA showcase.

Today is Parents Day at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Steven’s 5th! Some William Finn, Some Kander and Ebb, Some Cy Coleman. Lucky kids

Tonight Steven is accompanying John Treacy Egan as part of Q Talk at The Metropolitan Room at 11:45 pm. John will be performing “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” from his CD , “On Christmas Morning,”. Steven wrote the song “Open Up your Heart,” which is featured on John’s Cd. John will also be singing a new version of “The Most Wonderful Time of The Year,” which will be featured in “Rudolph Unplugged,” at the Laurie Beechman on November 29 and November 30.

For more information, click HERE!

November 20, 2009

Steven will be playing for the famed “AFTER PARTY” tonight! Friday (November 20th). Guests include Lavinia Draper! Come by and support his nocturnal habits!

The Salvation Army is launching its $100 million Stand Together fundraising campaign in the middle of Times Square at noon next Friday, Nov. 20. WOR will be live broadcasting the event, Steven played piano for Lucy Shropshire, fresh from her success at Feinsteins. She sang sing Ordinary Miracles in a jazz/cabaret arrangement accompanied by electric piano and bass by pianist David Shenton. Here is a picture Steven’s lovely sister took!

October 26, 2009

Steven is presenting two new world premieres on October 26th as part of the Arts & Artists series at Lincoln Center. And it went great!!!!!!!

Date: October 26 , 2009 Time: 6 PM

Place: Bruno Walter Auditorium at The New York Public Library for the Perofmring Arts at Lincoln Center Admission: Free!

-�Hi Eric� Music by Steven Silverstein ; Lyrics by Andrew Zachary Cohen; Performed by Wade Dooley To hear the song, click on the title:

Hi Eric.mp3

�2009 Silverstein/Cohen

-�I Need More� Music by Steven Silverstein; Lyrics by Andrew Zachary Cohen; Performed by Emily Shoolin. To hear the song, click on the title:

I Need More.mp3

� 2009 Silverstein/Cohen

October 25, 2009

Steven is playing for Robert Vest as part of a new cabaret series called Speak Easy. It will be at the Abington Theater (on W.36 between 8th and 9th) tonight at 7 pm. There is no drink requirement or minimum. All donations go to the Abington Theater. For more information, click here.

October 08, 2009

John Egan’s new CD On Christmas Morning is out AND available. Click here to listen AND buy! Steven wrote the song “Open Up Your Heart,” and arranged track 8 “It’s In Every One of Us Angel”. It will soon be available on CDBABY.com. Check it out and let me know what you think!

September 14, 2009

John Treacy Egan performed Steven’s arrangement of “ID RATHER CHA CHA THAN EAT” at a benefit for Premier Theater Company (9/13/09) honoring Alan Menken. John also performed Les Poisson, from the Little Mermaid (John originated the role of Chef Louis)

September 11, 2009

Sue Matsuki famed cabaret performer will be performing Steven’s composition “Path You Choose” (with lyrics by Ruth Williamson) at the 92nd street Y on Friday 9/11/09 at 2 pm as part of the Vocal Ease program.

September 07, 2009

Just in! From September 14, 2003 at The York Theatre, �THE FOUR DIVOS� from the �Male Edition� of the series TIMELESS DIVAS (produced by Sandi Durell, Shari Upbin). Music/Musical Direction: Steven Silverstein; Narration/Lyric: Michael Colby. With Hosts Tony Randall & Ben Vereen, and �The Four Divos� (John DeMarco, Jeff Keller, Ken Prymus & Larry Raikin).

Click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page to check out the video clip! and check out Steven with jet black hair in the background!

August 28, 2009

Last minute!!!! Steven is the pianist for the “famed” After Party TONIGHT at The Laurie Beechman Theater at Westbank Cafe (corner of 42nd and 9th). He will be playing from 11pm – 4 AM!!!!!!!

August 17, 2009

Steven is playing at La Mediterranee (947 2nd avenue at 50th street) and playing for cabaret artist Jesse Luttrell (9-12). If you’re in the area, stop by. Who knows, maybe you’ll get to sing also!

July 25, 2009

Steven was fortunate to bring his FEARLESS AUDITION seminar to Quogue this summer (July 25, 2009) and talk to his friend Mickey Nugent’s cast of GREASE!!!

July 21, 2009

Steven was proud to accompany his good friend John Treacy Egan at the Neighorhood Playhouse Junior’s summer camp. John spoke to the kids about the “craft of theater.” Steven also presented his FEARLESS AUDITION � seminar to the kids. He plans on going back on July 27th for another lecture and plans to bring his seminar to Quogue, NY on July 25th – on his parent’s 53! wedding anniversary.

July 17, 2009

Steven’s new song, WITHOUT, written with lyricist Michael Colby, and sung by Jody Cook (BOSS IN THE SATIN KIMONO, Fringe 2008) had it’s world premiere last night in the Oak Room as part of the SALON series produced by Peter Napolitano. Please listen to WITHOUT!

Without.mp3

� Silverstein & Colby 2009

July 12, 2009

On July 12th, Will and Anthony Nunziata will be performing Steven’s arrangement of Me and My Shadow/Two Of A Kind, at the Castle, in Tarrytown. For more information, click here.

July 09, 2009

Steven’s arrangement of “We Can Be Kind,” by David Friedman, for Jonathan Reiner’s club act (2000!) was a serious contender for Matthew Tweardy’s benefit. Tweardy appeared in a concert last night (7/8/09) at Pittsburgh’s Bethany Lutheran Church, benefiting Habitat For Humanity.

July 07, 2009

Steven is going to be adding two new resumes to his “resume” section – to add some of his most current projects. Check it out soon! Thanks!

June 23, 2009

Steven arranged demo songs for Jim Shankman’s SLEEP WITH ME. Here are two versions of The Right Somebody To Love — one of the two Shirley Temple songs that were recorded by actress Carey Van Driest. The first version takes place towards the beginning of SLEEP WITH ME and the second is a reprise occuring at the very end of the play. Please listen and let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

Right Somebody To Love (1).mp3

Arranged by Steven Silverstein � 2009

Singer Carey Van Driest

Right Somebody to Love (2).mp3

Arranged by Steven Silverstein � 2009

Singer Carey Van Driest

June 22, 2009

John Egan just got back from his Silver Seas Cruise. Brandon Cutrell said it was fabulous! They performed at Monte Carlo, Portofino, LIvomo, Saint-Tropez, Palma de Majorca, Valencia and Barcelona. John sang Steven’s arrangements of Her Voice (LIttle Mermaid), Somewhere only We Know, The Producers Medley as well as the duet On The Street Where you Live/Almost like Being in Love (from John’s cd Count the Stars). The charts were arranged by Steven, Joe Brady, Kerry Meads and Paul Ivory and music direction was by Mark Hartman.

June 02, 2009

Steven was proud to accompany Annie Edgerton (currently in MAMA MIA) at a benefit for Salons for A Cause at the home of Peter and Lenore Standish. Annie sang songs that from Tony award winning shows or Tony nominated shows.

Check out the program at: TRIBUTE TO THE TONY

May 18, 2009

On May 29 and 30th, Steven will be accompanying “BARBRA” at The Fulton Theater in Pennsylvania. For more information, check out Barbra’s tour schedule at www.simplybarbra.com. THANKS!

May 16, 2009

On May 16, Steven will again serve as Music Director for Jim Shankman’s, SLEEP WITH ME. It is a play with music produced by Emerging Artists Theatre. It is a staged reading with some amazing talent. Hope you can make it!

May 05, 2009

Steven and his collaborator Andy just recorded the revised “Why Do I Care,” with the wonderful Sandie Rosa. We would love your comments. Email me! Hope you enjoy the song. It’s of course for guess: A New Musical!

To listen click here:

Why Do I Care.mp3

� 2008. Silverstein & Cohen

To look at the lyrics click here:

Why Do I Care.doc

�2008. Silverstein & Cohen

April 23, 2009

I’m so excited.! My song “Be There,” presented by A Stage Kindly, in England, can be heard AND seen! To check it out, click here

April 21, 2009

Flash from the past! Steven had played for Nick Spangler and Lewis Cleale at Brandon Cutrell’s After Party on October 24, 2008. Click here to see and hear a clip of Nick singing What Alan Likes, (from I Sing!)

April 17, 2009

Steven’s song “I Need More,” with lyrics by Andrew Zachary Cohen and sung by Hannah Shankman is the first song Steven and Andrew wrote for an upcoming project — pending — you guessed it — the rights. Let me know what you think! Much thanks.

I Need More.mp3

Silverstein/Cohen � 2009

April 15, 2009

Steven will be teaching his Fearless Seminar as part of the Neighborhood Playhouse Summer For Youth. For more information, contact Steven at: [email protected]

For more information about the program,

Check out: www.playhousejuniors.com

The first review from “A Stage Kindly,” a show currently touring in England, is out!!!. Steven’s song, Be There, written with Michael Colby, gets a nice mention! Click hereto read it!

April 13, 2009

Steven is slated to play for Barrow Group’s Musical Theater Class starting on Monday April 13th from 11-2 pm. The 8 week course helps singers tell the story of a song more effectively. Participants perform their songs. Participants perform different songs each week. The class is run by co-artistic director of the Barrow Group, Lee Brock.

April 09, 2009

Most recently Steven played piano for the wonderful business resource called “The Savvy Actor,” with casting director Alison Franck. The Savvy Actor is a three day workshop developed by Jodie Bentley and Kevin Urban.

April 03, 2009

It is great pleasure to announce that the studio recording of “Encore” has just been made available online. You can download it from www.astagekindly.com. Or go to “albums” on the home page. My song is Be There! (with Lyrics by Michael Colby)

April 01, 2009

On April 1st, Steven will be the music director for Barrow Group’s Blue Plate Special. Various talented performers will be volunteering their time to share their love of music.

March 29, 2009

Steven had a fantastic time as assistant music director for The Inner Circle show. In keeping with tradition, Mayor Michael Bloomberg performed with a Broadway show. This year– THE LITTLE MERMAID. Check out the curtain call! Click on the picture to make it a LITTLE bit bigger.

March 28, 2009

Tonight marks the 19th year! that Steven has been the assistant music director of the Inner Circle Show. (Actually he took off one year when he was the assistant music director of “The Green Heart” at Manhattan Theater Club.!) Music director Kathy Beaver and choreographer Tony Parisi (of “Camp Broadway”) help create arrangements and dances for well known pop songs and a few theater ditties!. These songs contain parody lyrics written by reporters and TV news personalities like Gabe Pressman, Melissa Russo, Jim Ryan and Marvin Scott. They always provide for great and unique entertainment. For information, click here. There might be some spare “dress rehearsal” tickets if you’re interested.

March 17, 2009

Here is a copy of the playbill from “A Stage Kindly’s,” revue currently being performed in England. Steven’s song, “Be There,” written with Michael Colby, is as a reaction to the 9/11 tragedy. If you know anyone in England, tell them to check it out A Stage Kindly here.

February 16, 2009

Steven had the pleasure of hearing John Treacy Egan sing Steven’s arrangement of The Producer’s Medley at the Beautiful Castle on the Hudson in Tarrytown accompanied beautifully by David Shenton

February 08, 2009

Steven’s song “BE THERE” (with lyrics by Michael Colby) is being performed as part of a touring showcase in England called “A Stage Kindly.”

For more information click here

February 05, 2009

Steven will be playing piano tonight for Brandon Cutrell and Cohorts – a cabaret showcase at The Laurie Beechman Theatre with performances by Ashley Boehm, David Cowen, Theresa Rose, Joshua Walter and Akilah Williams. Performance is at 9:30 PM. Click here to see information on Broadway World.com!

January 30, 2009

Steven will serve again as music director tonight for Will and Anthony Nunziata. They are performing at the Cobb Energy Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia! for a Private Event! They will be singing Steven’s arrangement of Me and My Shadow/Two Of A Kind.

January 18, 2009

Steven returns to the Salon (at the Algonquin on 44th Street) tonight. Two of his songs written with special host tonight, Michael Colby, will be presented. The Towns, which is on Michael Colby’s CD, Quel Fromage, will be sung and played by Ben Rauch. Let Go, from Colby & Silverstein’s musical THE HUMAN HEART, will be sung by Gretchen Reinhagen. Her new show “How about them apples,” opens this week at Mamas on 46th Street.

Click Let go to hear Gretchen’s rendition of the song!

January 12, 2009

Steven’s song, “Path You Choose,” is being sung by ANOTHER brilliant cabaret performer.! Sue Matsuki will be singing it as part of the Cabaret Cares benefits Broadway Cares. The show “Gifts From The Mountain” is based on the writings of author Eileen McDargh. The show is on 1/12/09 at West Bank Cafe. (For reservations call 212-695-6909). Gregory Toroian is the accompanist.