By Andrew Gans
30 Mar 2014
Conceived and written by Renée Bang Allen, the new musical features a score of disco hits and cult classics from the golden age of Studio 54.
Directed by Jonathan Warman with choreography by Liz Piccoli and musical direction by Michael Greco, the reading includes N'Kenge, Adam Enright, DJ Bucciarelli, Lexi Rhoades, Andromeda Turre, Gavyn Pickens, James Michael Reilly, Xander Chauncey, Stephane Duret, Thay Floyd, Andrew Baldwin and Kevin Sullivan. Marci Skolnick is the stage manager for the 7 PM event.
"A vibrantly colorful yet gritty love story set in the New York funk and disco scene of the 1970s," 54, The Musical, press notes state, "takes you past the velvet ropes to become part of the glitter-soaked excitement. Follow two interracial couples navigating drugs, sexual liberties, changing musical paradigms and death, all within the walls of the most notorious discotheque of all time, Studio 54."