William Finn Will Host Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists at 54 Below
By Andrew Gans
Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists you Probably Don't Know but Should, hosted by Tony-winning composer-lyricist William Finn, will be presented Dec. 16 at 9:30 PM at 54 Below.
The evening will celebrate the work of young writers mentored by the composer of Falsettos, A New Brain, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Elegies, and this season's Little Miss Sunshine.
Produced and directed by Shakina Nayfack, the concert will feature music direction by Jeremy R. Lyons.
Performers will include Sally Wilfert, Anne L. Nathan, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Elisabeth Stanley, Alysha Umphress, Taylor Trensch, Mykal Kilgore, Jeremy Morse, Michael Linden and Amanda Savan. These artists will interpret works penned by Will Aronson, Nikko Benson, Julian Blackmore, Sam Chanse, Joey Contreras, Jessica DiGiancinto, Josh Freilich, Emily Goldman, Joe Iconis, Michael R. Jackson, Alana Jacoby, Bob Kelly, Laura Klienbaum, Salomon Lerner, Sara Nicholson, Brian Pugach, Brett Ryback, Sean Patterson, Jenny Stafford, Katya Stanislavskaya, Liz Suggs, Frank Terry and Niko Tsakalakos.
Originating at Barrington Stage Company (BSC) and now in its 8th year, the Ridiculously Talented concert series has become a hallmark of BSC's Musical Theatre Lab, where Finn serves as artistic producer.
Ridiculously Talented After Party, hosted by producer-director Nayfack, will feature an open mic with all new work by the evening's writers.
54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. There is a $30-$40 cover charge and $35 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com.
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