Pasek and Paul's 54 Below Concert Features Jennifer Damiano, Lindsay Mendez and More Dec. 5; Second Show Added

By Adam Hetrick
December 5, 2012

Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena perform the music of A Christmas Story, The Musical songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Dec. 5 at 54 Below.



Pasek and Paul, the 20-something songwriting team who made a celebrated Off-Broadway debut earlier this season with Dogfight at Second Stage Theatre, received critical praise for their Broadway bow with the new musical adaptation of A Christmas Story, which is playing a holiday engagement at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre through Dec. 30.

Read Playbill's feature on the songwriting team here.

The Richard Rodgers and Jonathan Larson Award-winning songwriters are joined by a host of Broadway talent for the two special concerts at 54 Below. The 9:30 PM concert has already sold-out, but tickets are still available for the 11:15 PM show.

Set to perform are Damiano (Next to Normal, Spider-Man), Mendez (Dogfight, Godspell), Klena (Dogfight, Carrie), Carrie Manolakos (Wicked), Jessica Molaskey (Songs for A New World) and Jesse Nager (Scandalous).

The concert promises songs from Edges, Dogfight, James and the Giant Peach and A Christmas Story, as well as new material from Pasek and Paul's upcoming projects.

The cover for ranges $10-$25. There is a $20 food and beverage minimum. Visit 54Below.com for tickets.

Here's a look at Pasek and Paul's work: