Jennifer Damiano, Barrett Wilbert Weed lead A TAYLOR SWIFT LOVE STORY at 54 Below 7/22
There is no contemporary songwriter more prolific in articulating the highs and lows of young love than Taylor Swift. Her songs - some familiar to all, some lesser-known - span one universal emotional territory. Using selections from all four of Swift's studio albums alongside intermittent spoken-word poetry and narration, A Taylor Swift Love Story will construct a singular, chronological story of young love from beginning to end. Featuring a cast of Broadway performers, the concert will follow a narrative told by some of the theatre community's most adept young storytellers.
Conceived and directed by playwright Kimberly Belflower (Lost Girl, An Emily Dickinson Christmas, MFA Playwriting candidate at UT Austin '17), A Taylor Swift Love Story will feature Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal, Spiderman, Spring Awakening), Barrett Wilbert Weed (Heathers, Bare, Lysistrata Jones), Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening, Hello Again), Andrew Durand (War Horse, The Wild Bride, Spring Awakening), Lilli Cooper (The Threepenny Opera, Spring Awakening, Wicked), and Preston Sadleir (Next to Normal).
Songwriter Joey Contreras (Broadway Dreams Foundation Artist in Residence, upcoming album Young Kind of Love) will be the musical director of the concert.
A TAYLOR SWIFT LOVE STORY plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) July 22, 2014 at 9:30pm. There is a $30-$50 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 2:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
MORE ABOUT 54 BELOW
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. In their description of 54 BELOW, The New York Times writes "the club has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs." Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95.