Lance Horne, Billy Porter and More to Host Inaugural Broadway PoPuP Event at 42West, 4/4
Broadway fans will be treated to an intimate performance by stars of Tony Award winning productions as 42West and its new Producing Artistic Director, Jacob Langfelder launch a Broadway PoPuP Series sponsored by Yamaha, beginning on Friday, April 4 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. The monthly series at 42West (514 W. 42nd Street) will feature an inexpensive ticket to surprise PoPuP performances by some of Broadway's best. DJs Andrew Andrew (Girls, Gossip Girl), Emmy Award-winning composer Lance Horne, Trapper Felides (Next Big Thing), Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) and LED Intergalactic Unicorns will host the inaugural evening. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased by visiting http://42westpopup.brownpapertickets.com/. Ticket buyers can PoPuP and still afford to 'wine' down with a full bar and food menu available.
Tony award winner Billy Porter is gearing up for the April 15th release of Billy's Back on Broadway, produced by Rob Mounsey, which features Broadway classics with a new twist and special guest Cyndi Lauper. It's been almost a decade since the Pittsburgh-born Billy Porter released a solo album, and since then much has changed for the award-winning artist, who grew up singing in the Pentecostal church. Perhaps best known for his Tony Award-winning role as 'Lola' in the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots, Porter's musical background is based in gospel, soul and R&B. He released his first solo album, Untitled, on A&M Records, and a second album, At the Corner of Broadway + Soul, on Sh-K-Boom Records.
42West's Producing Artistic Director, Jacob Langfelder has produced and programmed for multi-platform performance spaces such as BangOn! and 54 Below. He launched the Live From Gramercy Park Series at The Player's Club featuring sold-out performances by Euan Morton. Other sold out productions include Matt Alber at Boutique Eat Shop. Alongside Lance Horne, Langfelder produced events featuring artists such as Cristin Milioti, Elizabeth A. Davis, David Abeles, Will Connolly, Constantine Maroulis, Bridget Everett, Molly Pope, Tori Scott, Tyler Maynard, Slanty Eyed Mama, Amy G., Noah Stewart, Natalie Joy Johnson, Lauren Elder, Scott Thompson, Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad, House of Yes, and Cole Escola. This spring, he is producing the debut EP of the trio FAIRPLAY (David Abeles, Elizabeth Davis, and Will Connolly of Broadway's ONCE.)
As part of this Friday's launch, early arrivals will gain unprecedented access to The Lady Gaga Gallery, presented by 42West. The gallery features costumes, props, art and more from the Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning artist's latest video, G.U.Y. at THE OUT NYC (510 W. 42nd Street), which has officially been transformed into The G.U.Y. Hotel, through April 9th.
About THE OUT NYC: THE OUT NYC is New York City's first and only urban resort that was named Fodor's Top 100 Hotels in 2012. Nestled within the hustle and bustle of Manhattan's Times Square, steps away from Chelsea, THE OUT NYC is an all-inclusive oasis meticulously designed to surpass the expectations of its discerning clientele. A destination for international visitors and New Yorkers alike, THE OUT NYC is the Big Apples sanctuary for travelers from every walk of life, in Hell's Kitchen. For more information, visit www.theoutnyc.com.
About 42West: 42West is a new 14,000 square foot multi media, multipurpose events and performance space adjacent to THE OUT NYC and KTCHN Restaurant located at 514 W. 42nd Street. The venue comes equipped with a state of the art sound and lighting system that can be used for private and corporate events, live musical performances, screenings, gallery exhibits, off-Broadway theatrical productions, dance, and cabaret. 42West offers clients a seamless booking and execution of events involving any combination of hotel rooms, event spaces, and catering. For more information and calendar, visit 42WestNY.com.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride