GUNS, A Cabaret, Directed by Tony Nominee Elizabeth Swados, Offered March 6 at 54 Below

By Michael Gioia
05 Mar 2014

Elizabeth Swados, who received four Tony nominations for Broadway's Runaways, directs GUNS, A Cabaret — a project she also conceived that began at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Drama Department — March 6 at 54 Below.



The cast includes Anna Bianco, Sam Finn Cutler, Jon Garrity, Alex Gibson, Katie Looney, Elliot Morse, Rachel Music, Jay Reed, Nick Rivera and Jon Sokolow.

GUNS, according to press notes, "is a dark, funny, difficult, uproarious cabaret that takes on the issue that this country is addicted to – weapons that kill instantly. With original songs by students and graduates of NYU, who comprise a musical theatre meets grunge-rock band, they cover every aspect of our country's relationship to the weapons that identify our violent core. Extremely funny, while also very scary, and at times tragic this piece uses theatre to confront this very topical issue."

Eric Brown stage manages.

Swados' Broadway credits also include Doonesbury, Agamemnon and The Cherry Orchard.

54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. There is a $10 cover plus a two-drink minimum. For more information and tickets, call (646) 476-3551 or visit 54Below.com.