Rory O'Malley, Julia Murney and More Will Be Part of Always for Daniel Concert, Celebrating Life of Playwright Killed in High-Rise Fire

By Andrew Gans
March 20, 2014

Always for Daniel, a celebration of late playwright Daniel James McClung, who tragically lost his life in a Jan. 5 fire in a midtown Manhattan high-rise apartment building, will be presented June 2 at 7 PM at 54 Below.



The evening, which will feature the music of Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald re-imagined, was created by Mr. McClung's friend Michael Zahler.

Performers are currently scheduled to include Rory O'Malley, Julia Murney, Jenni Barber, Chelsea Packard, Jason Michael Snow, Tamika Sonja Lawrence, Alysha Umphress, Joelle Lurie, Michael Zahler and The Skivvies. Music director Will Van Dyke will lead an on-stage band.

Proceeds will benefit Muhlenberg College Theatre and Dance, where a scholarship will be established in McClung's name.

Mr. McClung's Paper Nautilus was staged by Josh Hecht for AliveWire Theatrics. His plays were also developed at Rattlestick and PS 122.

There is a $40-$50 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum. 54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. For more information visit 54Below.com.