Founded by Landon Braverman and Joseph Trefler, the CMTWC is a new national organization devoted to "supporting and promoting the work of Canadian musical theatre writers both at home and abroad."
The 9:30 PM concert featured a host of Canadian Broadway talent, including Ryan Silverman (Passion, Chicago), Aaron Walpole (Les Misérables, Jesus Christ Superstar), Melissa van der Schyff (Bonnie & Clyde, Big River), Camille Eanga-Selenge (The Book of Mormon), Danielle Wade (The Wizard of Oz), Alexandra Frohlinger (Soul Doctor, West Side Story national tour), Timothy J. Alex (Motown, Elf), Sam Strasfeld (Annie, Scandalous), Keely Hutton (Stratford Festival's Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof), Evan Smith (Dancap Production's Toxic Avenger, Shaw Festival's Ragtime), Robert Creighton (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Lion King), Eric Coles (Rock of Ages, Mary Poppins national tour) and Jenny Weisz (Theory of Relativity).
Blame Canada! also features a special performance by 2013 Kleban Prize winner Daniel Maté.
Blame Canada! is produced in partnership with The Canadian Music Theatre Project, Sheridan College and Michael Rubinoff.
54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. There is a $25-$35 cover charge plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. For more information and tickets, call (646) 476-3551 or visit 54Below.com.