Turning the Page, which began as an online writing project where Loffredo wrote one song inspired by a different book each month, is described as "a song cycle that takes you on a journey through fiction. The characters from masterworks such as 'The Catcher in the Rye,' 'Of Mice and Men' and 'The Grapes of Wrath' come to life as they sing about moments in their lives when there truly is no turning back.”
The band, led by Gallagher at the piano, will also include Michael Aarons (guitar/mandolin), Paul Woodiel (violin/mandolin) and Summer Boggess (cello).
The Laurie Beechman is located at 407 W. 42nd Street. Tickets are $15 (plus a $15 food/drink minimum). For more information and tickets, call (212) 695-6909 or visit www.lauriebeechmantheatre.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.