PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Drew Gasparini, Alex Brightman, Andrew Kober, F. Michael Haynie Pick Songs for a New Year

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01 Jan 2014

F. Michael Haynie
F. Michael Haynie

Singer-songwriter Drew Gasparini, who played a sold-out concert at 54 Below in December, will return to the Manhattan nightspot for an encore engagement this month. In anticipation of From Here & There, Gasparini and members of his "(M)orontourage" pick songs celebrating the New Year as part of this week's Playbill Playlist.

From Here & There: The Music & Lyrics of Drew Gasparini will be offered Jan. 29 at 7 PM.

According to press notes, "Volume 1 was a compilation of rock songs from all over Drew's catalogue but the brand new set list for January will showcase his compositions for musical theatre, featuring a number of songs from his award-winning musicals Crazy, Just Like Me and Make Me Bad (book by Alex Brightman), as well as the premiere of new songs from two of his latest projects: The Up and Down and The Wreck. And, of course, no Gasparini concert is complete without a good ol' jam session."

Joining Gasparini will be Justin Guarini (Romeo and Juliet, "American Idol"), Jason Gotay (Bring It On, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Ben Crawford (Big Fish), Kasie Gasparini and "(M)orontourage" members Alex Brightman (Big Fish), Andrew Kober (Hair) and F. Michael Haynie (Wicked).

Performers will be accompanied by Drew, Charlie Rosen, Adrien Godat and Marques Walls. Erica Rotstein produces.

In anticipation of the January return, The (M)orontourage — Gasparini, Brightman, Haynie and Kober — pick songs that celebrate the New Year and tell us why they made the list. The group has written scripts for stage plays, musicals and pilots, and they are currently developing a TV show and a live variety/comedy show.

54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. There is a $35 cover charge plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. For more information and tickets, call (646) 476-3551


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