By Michael Gioia
15 Apr 2014
The 9:30 PM concert promises to be "a uniquely special night; not only will you hear favorites from his first two albums ['Thirteen Stories Down' and 'Here For You (Ballads For Broadway Impact)'], but the night will also include a number of world premieres that will end up on Jonathan's upcoming third album as well as a number of world premieres from his musical Dust and Shadow."
Dust and Shadow, based on the novel penned by Lyndsay Faye, "tells the story of the Jack the Ripper killings through the eyes of Dr. Watson, pinning the brilliant Sherlock Holmes against the infamous Jack the Ripper," according to press notes.
The Dust and Shadow portion of the evening will include performances from Alexa Green, Amy Toporek, Sally Eidman, Julia Burrows, Michael Deleget, Mike Schwitter, Adam Armstrong, Kasey Marino and Danny Marandola.
The Songs of Jonathan Reid Gealt will include nine world-premiere pieces as well as a six-piece band.
Gealt's music has been featured in concerts all over New York City including the Broadway in South Africa benefits, Symphony Space, The Canal Room, Joe's Pub, The Triad, The Laurie Beechman, The Lucille Lortel, (le) Poisson Rouge and Birdland. Outside New York City, his music has been performed around the world, including Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Manila, Japan, Australia, Canada and London.
54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. There is a $25-$35 cover charge plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. For more information and tickets, call (646) 476-3551 or visit 54Below.com.