Rory O'Malley, Julia Murney Perform
For Daniel, Celebrating Life of Playwright Killed in High-Rise Fire
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, is presented June 2 at 7 PM at 54 Below.
The evening, which includes passages from McClung's collected works alongside the music of
Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald, re-imagined, was created by Mr. McClung's friend Michael Zahler.
, Julia Murney
, Jenni Barber
, Chelsea Packard
, Jason Michael Snow
, Tamika Sonja Lawrence,
, Joelle Lurie
, Michael Zahler
and The Skivvies. Music director Will Van Dyke leads an on-stage band that includes Alec Berlin on guitar, Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf on cello, Steve Gilewski on bass and Mason Ingram on drums.
Proceeds benefit Muhlenberg College Theatre and Dance, where a scholarship will be established in McClung's name.
Paper Nautilus was staged by Josh Hecht for AliveWire Theatrics. His plays were also developed at Rattlestick and PS 122.
There is a $45-$55 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum. 54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. For more information visit
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