Jeff Blumenkrantz's MONTH UPON A TIME World Premiere Set for 54 Below, 2/12
This collection features twelve songs, each related to a different month of the year. Subjects range from Burning Man (August) to Wedding Season (June) to New Year's Resolutions (January) to Taxes (April), equal parts comedic, dramatic, and poignant.
The songs will be performed by Blumenkrantz and special guests Michael McElroy (Violet, Big River), Kenita Miller (The Color Purple, Xanadu), Julia Murney (Lippa's Wild Party, Wicked) and Kate Wetherhead (Submissions Only, Ordinary Days), with a five piece band led by Tedd Firth and orchestrations by Josh Freilich.
For tickets, visit 54below.com/artist/jeff-blumenkrantz, or call (646) 476-3551. 54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th St., NYC.
Jeff Blumenkrantz received a Tony nomination as one of the co-writers of the score of Urban Cowboy. He is the recipient of the 2011 Fred Ebb Award, as well as commissions from both Carnegie Hall and Guggenheim Works and Process. His songs have been recorded by Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Rebecca Luker, and Victoria Clark, among others.
As an actor, Jeff most recently appeared as "The Suspects" in Off Broadway's Murder for Two, a role he will resume on March 17 after playing The Beadle in the upcoming NY Philharmonic concert of Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett. He has performed on Broadway in Into the Woods (1987), Threepenny Opera (1989), Damn Yankees (1994), How to Succeed in Business... (1995), and A Class Act (2001), and in the City Center Encores production of Anyone Can Whistle. Film and TV credits include 30 Rock, The Good Wife, Ugly Betty, Joseph ... Dreamcoat, Will and Grace, Law and Order, and the Great Performances telecast of Candide in Concert.