Bright Lights, Big City in Concert Will Feature Alice Ripley, Colin Donnell, Matt Doyle, Renee Elise Goldsberry and More

A concert version of Bright Lights, Big City — the musical based on the Jay McInerney novel of the same name — will be presented at 54 Below June 16 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM.

Alice Ripley
Alice Ripley (Photo by Dirty Sugar Photography)

Michael Greif, who directed the original Off-Broadway production, will also direct Bright Lights, Big City in Concert.

The evening will feature Colin Donnell, Matt Doyle, original cast member AnnMarie Milazzo, Natalie Cortez, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Ben Crawford, Keala Settle, Mackenzie Mauzy and Tony winner Alice Ripley.

Musical director Matt Hinkley will lead a band that includes Mike Pettry (keyboard), Craig Magnano (guitar), Steve Gilewski (bass) and Jay Mack (drums).

Paul Scott Goodman’s rock musical, according to press notes, "follows a week in the life of Jamie, a successful young writer who loses himself in the chaos of 1980s New York City." This will be the first NYC performance of Bright Lights, Big City, which premiered at New York Theater Workshop in 1999, since 2002.

Katie Riegel produces.

There is a $40-$50 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Click here for reservations.