William Finn Hosts Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists Dec. 16 at 54 Below

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16 Dec 2013

William Finn
William Finn

Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don't Know but Should, hosted by Tony-winning composer-lyricist William Finn, is presented Dec. 16 at 9:30 PM at 54 Below.

The evening celebrates 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 features music direction by Jeremy R. Lyons.

Performers 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 Kleinbaum, 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, features 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 54Below.com.