PHOTO CALL: Wesley Taylor, Sally Wilfert, Bryce Ryness, Stanley Bahorek and More Offer See Rock City Album Release Concert
By Krissie Fullerton
19 Mar 2013
"Smash" actor Wesley Taylor, Jill Abramovitz (Cinderella) and Michael Winther (Mamma Mia!) performed as special guests at 54 Below on March 13 to celebrate the release of the See Rock City & Other Destinations original Off-Broadway cast recording alongside original cast members.
The one-night-only concert will included songs from See Rock City & Other Destinations as well as cut songs from the musical and new songs from upcoming projects by composer Brad Alexander and lyricist/book writer Adam Mathias.
See Rock City & Other Destinations, according to press notes, "is a contemporary musical about connections missed and made at tourist destinations across America: a wanderer believes his destiny is written on rooftops along the North Carolina Interstate; a young man yearns to connect with intelligent life in Roswell, New Mexico; a woman at the Alamo steps out of the shadow of her grandparents' idealized romance to take a chance on love; three estranged sisters cruise to Glacier Bay to scatter their father's ashes; two high school boys face unexpected fears in the Coney Island Spook House; a terrified bride-to-be ponders taking the leap...over Niagara Falls. With a score that incorporates rock, folk, pop and more, each story builds on the last to create a vivid travelogue of Americans learning to overcome their fears and expectations in order to connect."
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.