The 9:30 PM concert showcases original music from Lyons and Pakchar's pop/R&B catalogue.
Performers include White ( The Life, Fela), Platt ("Pitch Perfect," The Book of Mormon), Naughton (3LW, "Notorious," "Fame"), Thompson ( Giant), De Jesus ( In the Heights), Christine Dwyer ( Wicked), Mykal Kilgore ( Motown), Nic Rouleau ( The Book of Mormon), Felicia Boswell ( Memphis), Julia Mattison ( Godspell), Tamika Sonja Lawrence ( If/Then), Daniel Torres ( Evita), John Brink ( Les Misérables), Nik Alexander ( Priscilla Queen of the Desert national tour), Bradley Greer ( Altar Boyz national tour), Melody Madarasz ( Mr. Chickees Funny Money), J. Hoard and more.
Who We Are: The Songs of Lyons & Pakchar features musical direction by Alvin Hough ( Motown) and is produced by Matthew Masten ( Of Mice and Men, Buyer & Cellar) and Marianne Mills ( Of Mice and Men, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical).
Lyons and Pakchar began collaborating while touring with The Book of Mormon. Lyons, who handles lyrics and music, is a Broadway actor who currently appears in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and has performed in Rent and Dreamgirls. Pakchar, a guitarist and composer who has played for the Broadway productions of Wicked, Book of Mormon and Newsies, provides orchestration and additional music. The two are developing a musical entitled '79, inspired by the score of "#LOVE." 54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. There is a $25-$35 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. For more information and tickets, call (646) 476-3551 or visit 54Below.com.
Watch the Playbill Video Exclusive, featuring Katie Thompson performing Lyons and Pakchar's "Free," below: