Godspell's Telly Leung Will Return to 54 Below in April
By Andrew Gans
Telly Leung, the Broadway actor recently seen in the world premiere of the new musical Allegiance, will return to 54 Below in April.
Leung, who celebrated the release of his debut solo recording, "I'll Cover You," with a December 2012 concert at the Manhattan nightspot, will again play the intimate venue April 14 at 7 PM.
The evening will feature direction by Alan Muraoka with musical direction by Gary Adler.
54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street.
"Although most audiences know my work as a Broadway performer," Leung said in an earlier statement about his new recording, "I love music of all styles. I wanted to 'cover' these songs in a way that would make the listener hear them again with a new perspective…My collaborators and I aimed to create the unique sound of this album by combining a standard jazz trio and a string quartet. I want the listener to hear these beloved songs as if they were discovering them for the first time, while still honoring the intent of the original."
"I'll Cover You" is produced by Michael Croiter and co-produced by Gary Adler. Adler is featured on piano along with Mary Ann McSweeney on bass, Michael Croiter on drums, Brian Koonin on guitar, Entcho Todorov on violin and viola and Clay Ruede on cello.
The complete track listing follows:
1. Knocks Me Off My Feet
On Broadway Telly Leung has been seen in Godspell, Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song and Rent. He created the role of Boq in the Chicago production of Wicked and was also seen in the starry Hollywood Bowl staging of Rent. His other theatrical credits include M. Butterfly and Titanic. His TV credits include "Glee" and "Law & Order: CI."
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Watch the exclusive Playbill video of Leung singing in rehearsal for 54 Below.
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