Comedy band Lewberger has been pounding the pavement, and pianos throughout the theatre district! The trio have collaborated with everyone from Tony winners to chorus dancers in their TikTok series "Know The Words?," where member Keith Habersberger attempts to duet with a member Alex Lewis and a different theatre star on a show tune he does not know. Accompanied by member Hughie Stone Fish, these improvisational duets have racked up more than one million views on the platform.
@lewbergermusic Larger Than Life from & Juliet WITH & Juliet! #fyp #comedy #musicaltheatre #broadway #theatrekid #funny #song #parody #cover ♬ original sound - lewberger
Participating performers have included Julie Benko (Funny Girl), Rob McClure (Little Shop of Horrors), Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice), Kerry Butler (Beetlejuice), Elizabeth Teeter (Beetlejuice), Max Clayton (Music Man), Melissa Ethridge, Talia Suskauer (Wicked), Callum Francis (Kinky Boots), Christian Douglas (Kinky Boots), James Jackson, Jr. (A Strange Loop), John Andrew Morrison (A Strange Loop), and the casts of Chicago and Little Shop of Horrors.
@lewbergermusic That Beautiful Sound from Beetlejuice featuring @Elizabeth from @BeetlejuiceBway!!! #fyp #comedy #musicaltheatre #broadway #theatrekid #funny #parody ♬ original sound - lewberger
"Our TikTok series combines our love of musicals with our style of comedy to create a super fun format that has grown to incorporate actual broadway stars," says Lewberger. "We obviously love the classics like Les Miz, Phantom, Music Man, and Fiddler, but we also love Book of Mormon, Beetlejuice, Hamilton, and strange shows such as Little Shop, Urinetown, and Bat Boy, which have all been big inspirations for our musical The Wizard of Friendship. It’s been a dream come true to get to make our videos with the casts of a lot of those amazing shows."
@lewbergermusic Don’t Rain On My Parade from Funny Girl featuring @Julie Benko who is crushing it on broadway! #fyp #musicaltheatre #broadway #theatrekid #funny #song #xyzbca ♬ original sound - lewberger
Lewberger will premiere their Off-Broadway one-act musical Wizard of Friendship on February 23, 2023 at Theatre Row. Habersberger, as a part of The Try Guys, made his Broadway debut earlier this year in Beetlejuice in a one-night-only cameo appearance.