PRETTY FILTHY Cast Celebrates Album Release at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
Inspired by the tradition of classic show business musicals, PRETTY FILTHY is the untold story based of adult entertainers based on interviews The Civilians did in the San Fernando Valley, the world capital of porn.
This evening will feature songs from PRETTY FILTHY by Michael Friedman and performances by members of the original cast: Alyse Alan Louis, Luba Mason, Steve Rosen, MarRick Smith, Jared Zirilli, Maria-Christina Oliveras, as well as Eric Morris and Harriet Foy.
To purchase tickets to PRETTY FILTHY Cast Album Release Concert, click HERE. The recording is produced by Michael Friedman, Kurt Deutsch, and executive producer Jon B. Platt. To order the CD, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/pretty-filthy-original-cast-recording.
The PRETTY FILTHY album release event will be performed at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) tonight, February 21, at 7:00 PM. There is a $25-$35 cover charge, with $60 premium seats available, in addition to a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
The Civilians, led by Artistic Director Steve Cosson and Managing Director Jane Jung, creates new theater from creative investigations into the most vital questions of the present. Recent credits include Rimbaud in New York, Another Word for Beauty, Pretty Filthy, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, and The Great Immensity. In the 2014-15 season, the company was the first ever theater company in residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since its founding in 2001, the OBIE award-winning company has been produced at The Public Theater, Vineyard Theatre, BAM Next Wave Festival, BAM Fisher, Barrow Street Theater, Playwrights Horizons; and nationally at Goodman Theatre, Center Theatre Group, A.R.T., La Jolla Playhouse, HBO's US Comedy Festival, the TED Conference, and Actors Theatre of Louisville, among others. Visit www.thecivilians.org for more information.
Michael Friedman (Music and Lyrics) has worked with The Civilians on Canard Canard Goose, Paris Commune, Gone Missing, Nobody's Lunch, This Beautiful City, In the Footprint, The Great Immensity, Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns and the company's 2012 TED Talk. Music and lyrics for The Fortress of Solitude; Love's Labour's Lost; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; Saved. MacDowell Fellow, Princeton Hodder Fellow, Princeton Barron Professor, artist-in-residence at Spring Workshop Hong Kong. His Tedx talk, "The Song Makes a Space," is on YouTube. An evening of his songs was featured in Lincoln Center's American Songbook. OBIE Award for sustained achievement. He is Artist in Residence and Director of Public Forum at The Public Theater, and the Artistic Director of City Center's Encores! Off-Center.
Bess Wohl's (Book) plays include Small Mouth Sounds (Top ten of 2015 in The New York Times, The Guardian, New York Post, and others), American Hero, Barcelona, Touched, In, Cats Talk Back and the original musical Pretty Filthy, in collaboration with Michael Friedman and The Civilians (Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk nominations for Outstanding Musical). Her work has been produced or developed at Second Stage, Ars Nova, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Geffen Playhouse, People's Light and Theatre Company, The Contemporary American Theater Festival, Vineyard Arts Project, The Pioneer Theatre, The Pittsburgh Public Theater, The Northlight Theater, TheaterWorks New Works Fesitval, Ojai Playwright's Conference, the Cape Cod Theatre Project, PlayPenn and the New York International Fringe Festival (Award for Best Overall Production).
Jon B. Platt (Executive Producer) is a 12 time Tony Award winning Broadway Producer and recipient of the prestigious Robert Whitehead Award for his outstanding achievement in producing. Some of his Broadway credits include: Wicked (Grammy winner); The Humans (Tony winner); A View From the Bridge (Tony winner); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Tony winner); Skylight (Tony winner); The Book of Mormon (Tony, Grammy winner); Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (Tony, Pulitzer Prize winner) and Perestroika (Tony winner). In addition Mr. Platt has received 11 Drama Desk awards and 9 Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, and 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is the 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, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. 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. Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $5-$155.
Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings - building a library of over 150 records in the last 17 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway's brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight has won three Grammy Awards (for The Book of Mormon, In the Heights and Beautiful - The Carole King Musical) and is a frequent nominee, most recently for the OBCR of the 2016 "Best Musical" Tony Award nominee Bright Star by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Other notable recent releases include the 2016 "Best Musical Revival" Tony Award nominee She Loves Me, the 2015 "Best Musical" Tony Award nominee Something Rotten!, the 2014 "Best Musical" Tony Award winner A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, the 2014 "Best Score" Tony Award winner The Bridges of Madison County, Disney's Newsies, Pippin and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. Other highlights of the catalogue include OBCRs of Next to Normal, Hair, Legally Blonde, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Drowsy Chaperone and many more Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. The label has also released solo albums from some of Broadway's biggest names: Patti LuPone, Sherie Rene Scott, Adam Pascal, Sutton Foster, Kelli O'Hara, Alice Ripley, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theatre composers with their extensive relationships with Michael John LaChiusa (First Daughter Suite, Giant, See What I Wanna See, Little Fish) and Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Love's Labour's Lost, The Fortress of Solitude), as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, Pasek & Paul, Joe Iconis, Ryan Scott Oliver, Shaina Taub, Dave Malloy, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk and Adam Gwon. The label recently created a new joint publishing venture with Razor & Tie to represent songwriters that fuse theatrical and pop music. Sh-K-Boom Entertainment is a producer of the acclaimed film version of The Last Five Years, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. Visit www.sh-k-boom.com for more.