PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Kinky Boots' Annaleigh Ashford and Will Van Dyke Pick Their Favorite Disco Songs

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30 Jan 2014

Annaleigh Ashford
Annaleigh Ashford

Annaleigh Ashford, Tony-nominated for her performance as Lauren in Kinky Boots, and songwriter (and Kinky Boots associate conductor) Will Van Dyke will offer Lost In The Stars Feb. 3 at 54 Below. In anticipation of the upcoming concert, the duo pick their favorite disco songs as part of this week's Playbill Playlist.

The two also released a new single entitled "Another Time," in which Van Dyke is featured on piano. The track also features Michael Aarons (guitar), Steve Gilewski (bass), Sammy Merendino (drums), Philip Payton (violin/viola), and Allison Seidner (cello). It was recorded at Harlem Parlour Recording, NYC by Derik Lee, who also mixed and mastered the recording.

The song will be featured in Ashford's Lost In The Stars, which will play 54 Below at 7 PM and 9:30 PM.

"From the haunting melodies of Kurt Weill and Stephen Sondheim to the heyday of disco melodies, Ashford's Lost in the Stars," according to press notes, "will pay tribute to the rich history of Studio 54. With story and song, this classic evening of cabaret will have a touch of fun with a whole lot of heart."

In anticipation of the disco-filled evening, Van Dyke and Ashford pick their favorite disco songs and tell us why they made the list.

Ashford, whose credits also include Wicked, Legally Blonde and the Off-Broadway revival of Rent, has been stopping the show nightly at Kinky Boots with her stand-out song "The History of Wrong Guys."

Van Dyke's albums include "Chasing the Day: The Music of Will Van Dyke" and "Writing Kevin Taylor." He also served as musical director for the Off-Broadway revival of Rent and in the orchestra for The Addams Family. For more on the composer and his work, read Playbill.com's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know.

The cover ranges $25-$45. There is a $25 minimum. 54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. For more information and tickets, call (866) 468-7619 or visit 54Below.com.



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