Whitney Bashor, Jason Gotay, Marla Mindelle and More Will Join Songwriter Jonathan Reid Gealt at 54 Below
15 Apr 2014
Composer-lyricist Jonathan Reid Gealt will make his solo 54 Below concert debut May 5. Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County), Jason Gotay (Spider-Man, Bring It On) and Marla Mindelle (Cinderella, Sister Act) are among the evening's lineup.
The 9:30 PM concert promises to be "a uniquely special night; not only will you hear favorites from his first two albums ['Thirteen Stories Down' and 'Here For You (Ballads For Broadway Impact)'], but the night will also include a number of world premieres that will end up on Jonathan's upcoming third album as well as a number of world premieres from his musical Dust and Shadow."
Dust and Shadow, based on the novel penned by Lyndsay Faye, "tells the story of the Jack the Ripper killings through the eyes of Dr. Watson, pinning the brilliant Sherlock Holmes against the infamous Jack the Ripper," according to press notes.
The Dust and Shadow portion of the evening will include performances from Alexa Green, Amy Toporek, Sally Eidman, Julia Burrows, Michael Deleget, Mike Schwitter, Adam Armstrong, Kasey Marino and Danny Marandola.
The Songs of Jonathan Reid Gealt will include nine world-premiere pieces as well as a six-piece band.
Gealt's music has been featured in concerts all over New York City including the Broadway in South Africa benefits, Symphony Space, The Canal Room, Joe's Pub, The Triad, The Laurie Beechman, The Lucille Lortel, (le) Poisson Rouge and Birdland. Outside New York City, his music has been performed around the world, including Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Manila, Japan, Australia, Canada and London.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.