The Haunting Music of Broadway with Co-host Joe Donohoe

The Haunting Music of Broadway with Co-host Joe Donohoe

Sat, 10/20/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join host Robert Hammond and his special co-host, Broadway star Joe Donohoe for the third edition of The Haunting Music of Broadway. In celebration of Halloween, Hammond and Donohoe will feature haunting songs from musicals, including Cabaret, The Addams Family, and RENT. In addition, songs from various haunting movies will be featured, including “Grim Grinning Ghosts.” If that isn't enough, a couple of songs from Donohoe’s CD, A New Rising, will be played.

Joe Donohoe (second from left) with the Cast of Jersey Nights

On stage through October 21st at the Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, Canada, Donohoe is currently starring in Jersey Nights, a show celebrating the hit songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Some of Donohoe’s theatre credits include, RENT, Serenade, Lovelace (A Rock Opera),Side by Side by Sondheim, Sweeney Todd, Schoolhouse Rock Too!, shame, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Once Upon a Mattress, The Sound of Music, Footloose, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Parade, Bloodlust, and Broadway Rhythm.

Joe Donohoe

Joe Donohoe is a young singer poised to burst upon the music scene in LA, Denver and beyond. With an achingly commercial, yet eminently credible album recorded and ready to go, Joe is a charismatic performer whose name will undoubtedly soon be known well beyond the confines of California and Colorado.The route to LA has seen Joe travel the length and breadth of the US. Originally from Littleton, Colorado, Joe first took centre stage upon leaving high school, fronting Last Exit, a band which, in a short time, gained a large Denver/Boulder following and extensive local radio airplay. Destined to move onward and upward, Joe headed east to study music at a conservatory in Virginia, but before long had been snapped up to join the national tour of cult rock opera RENT.

Here Joe found a musical soulmate in Casey Mahoney, the tour’s guitarist, and the two immediately began writing songs together while on the road. With the RENT tour covering thousands and thousands of miles, criss-crossing the USA, Joe used the opportunity to play out his new songs as he went, at small, late-night venues in numerous towns and cities, honing the material and picking up a dedicated fan base along the way.

After leaving the tour, Joe first lived in New York, while Casey headed home to LA, and writing and recording continued via the Internet. New York gigs followed, notably at the Mean Fiddler and the Cutting Room, the latter a full band show to try out the material, destined for the album, with Casey jetting in from California to join Joe and top New York musicians for the sell-out gig.

Quickly realizing the creative process would be made a lot easier with the writing team living in the same city, Joe relocated permanently to the West Coast, and with a producer (Jeffery David) on-board, completed recording the album, drawing in musicians who have played with artists as diverse as Ringo Starr, David Lee Roth and Bette Midler. The result is 11 fantastic tracks alternative rock, commercial enough to promise extensive airplay, yet edgy enough to attract a credible, young audience. With the album ready to go, LA and Denver shows in the pipeline, a thirst for success and the talent to match, Joe Donohoe is set to take the scene by storm. His album can be purchased on iTunes.com and amazon.com. The journey begins here. Information about Joe is available at www.joedonohoe.com.

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