Mendez and Massey, who both starred in Wicked on Broadway, were recently announced as guest performers for the April 20 concert at Subculture music club.
"Both of them [Kyle and Lindsay] were exactly the kind of performers I was looking to collaborate with when I started this residency," Jason Robert Brown told Playbill.com. "Sensational singers with serious acting chops who I hadn’t gotten to work with before!"
Composer, lyricist, conductor and director Brown (The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas) has taken up a year-long residency at Subculture, curating a concert series that runs from April through November. Each performance is set to incorporate a mix of music from throughout his career along with new works in development.
Scheduled concerts are April 20, May 15, June 8, July 6, Aug. 15, Sept. 11, Oct. 1 and Nov. 2. The Dec. 6, 2014, launch concert featured, for the first time on one stage, original cast members from every one of his New York productions, including Songs for A New World, The Bridges of Madison County and more.
Kitt is a Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning composer and musician with Broadway credits that include If/Then, Next to Normal, High Fidelity and Bring it On: The Musical. Massey is a Broadway actor whose credits include Pippin, Next to Normal and Xanadu; he has also worked on television in "The Good Wife," "Nashville" and "Inside Amy Schumer." Mendez made her Broadway debut in Grease and has gone on to play Elphaba in Wicked as well as the leading role in the acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Dogfight.
SubCulture is located at 45 Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. Visit subculturenewyork.com for more information.