With her upcoming new album, ‘The Debut’, multi-platinum recording artist Jackie Evancho will match her extraordinary voice with one of most exciting re-emerging genres in popular music today; Broadway’s New American Songbook.
Inspired by the great tradition of Broadway musicals, there’s a new generation of groundbreaking songwriters who are revitalizing the musical theatre paradigm on both the stage and screen. This ‘New Broadway’ genre is adding a remarkable new chapter to the Great American Songbook - and Jackie will be the first recording artist to embrace this rich body of work and re-invent it as her own.
With breakthrough musicals like Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, Once, Spring Awakening and hit films like The Greatest Showman, the New American Songbook has permeated mainstream culture – building its already-impassioned musical theatre audiences while cultivating a brand new generation of ultra-engaged young fans.
The incredible composers of this New American Songbook – Lin-Manuel Miranda, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Stephen Schwartz, Steven Sater & Duncan Sheik, Sara Bareilles – write songs in a modern, authentic voice. They tell stories from a fresh, young perspective that are of-the-moment, breathtakingly emotional and unafraid to reach for the beautiful, bold moments the Broadway art-form is known for.