In less than two weeks, the awarding-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, known as Pasek and Paul, are expected to perform in Wilton as part of the Arts at St. Matthew’s 2012-13 season. This past year has been a busy one for the two, who watched as their musical “Dogfight” premiered off-Broadway in the summer and then enjoyed as their music for “A Christmas Story: The Musical” debuted on Broadway at year’s end.
For their April 7 performance, it is likely their Broadway hits will be featured, as well as some of their tunes that have been featured on the NBC musical drama “Smash.” “Caught In The Storm” was featured in the second season’s first show in February. “Rewrite This Story,” was the central song in the March 19 episode. Paul said another tune will be heard soon.
“We really had a fun time with ‘Smash,’ ” said Paul, during a recent interview.
Paul, who got his start in musical theater with programs such as Music Theatre of Connecticut and the Staples (High School) Players, said he and Pasek were pleased to see “Rewrite This Story” top out at No. 22 on the pop charts on iTunes. As of this week, it remains on the list of top 100 songs.
While you wait for the Wilton performance, check out the video above that features cast members Katharine McPhee (the runner-up from season five of “American Idol”) and Jeremy Jordan singing “Rewrite This Story.” The next episode of the show will air tonight (Tuesday, March 26) at 10 p.m.
For more information about the April 7 event, visit St. Matthew’s website.