EXCLUSIVE: Katie Thompson Previews The Songs of Lyons and Pakchar
Katie Thompson (Giant), Robin De Jesus, Lillias White, Mykal Kilgore and many more will be on hand April 14 for The Songs of Lyons and Pakchar concert at speakeasy-styled nightspot 54 Below. The guest performers will take on the tunes of Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar, a duo that began collaborating while on tour with The Book of Mormon. Lyons, who handles lyrics and music, currently appears in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Guitarist and composer Pakchar, who has played for several Broadway productions (Wicked, Newsies) provides orchestration and additional music. Here, Katie Thompson previews "Free" from their album "#Love (Live)." Read the Playbill story.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.