PLAYBILL VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Katie Thompson Performs Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar's "Free"
10 Apr 2014
Katie Thompson, who received critical acclaim for her performance in the Off-Broadway musical Giant, performs Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar's "Free" exclusively for Playbill Video in anticipation of the upcoming Lyons and Pakchar concert at 54 Below.
The 9:30 PM concert, which will be held April 14 at 54 Below, will showcase original music from Lyons and Pakchar's pop/R&B catalogue.
Lyons and Pakchar began collaborating while touring with The Book of Mormon. Lyons, who handles lyrics and music, is a Broadway actor who currently appears in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and has performed in Rent and Dreamgirls. Pakchar, a guitarist and composer who has played for the Broadway productions of Wicked, Book of Mormon and Newsies, provides orchestration and additional music. The two are developing a musical entitled '79, inspired by the score of "#LOVE."
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.