The concert, which benefits the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, features new musical theatre songs by emerging writers. Composers include Gaby Alter, Landon Braverman, Derek P. Hassler, Timothy Huang, Bob Kelly, Itamar Moses, Kelly Pomeroy and more.
Hosted by Ben Cameron ( Wicked), the concert's performers include Ali Ewoldt, ( Les Miserables, The Fantasticks), F. Michael Haynie ( Wicked, Dogfight), Amber Iman ( Soul Doctor), Janet Krupin ( Hands on a Hardbody, Bring it On), Bryce Pinkham ( A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Love's Labour's Lost), Kate Rockwell ( Rock of Ages, Bring it On), Robb Sapp ( Shrek, Wicked), Tally Sessions ( Big Fish, Yank) and Melanie Burg.
Rachel Kunstadt produces and directs the event, and Yan Li is the musical director.
Proceeds from the evening go to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, which "promotes programs of research, advocacy, education, support and awareness in order to discover treatments and a cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease and improve the lives of all it affects."
54 Below is located at 254 W 54th St., Cellar. For tickets, visit 54below.com.
For more information on the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, visit pkdcure.org.