Motown: The Musical's Morgan James Will Play 54 Below
25 Apr 2013
Photo by Laura Marie Duncan
Morgan James, who can currently be seen in Broadway's Motown: The Musical, will play 54 Below April 29 at 9:30 PM.
The singing actress will offer songs from her debut recording on Epic Records, "Morgan James Live: A Celebration of Nina Simone." The evening will also feature tunes from her upcoming studio album, which will combine old-school pop and soul with classic blues roots.
James will be backed by pianist Dave Cook, bassist Brian Cockerham, drummer Tony Mason, guitarist Doug Wamble, saxophonist Ron Blake, trumpeter Lew Soloff and trombonist Mike Fahie.
James was also seen in the Broadway revival of Godspell. Concert dates are also scheduled for June 3 and 17 and July 15, all at 9:30 PM.
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.