Scott Evan Davis to Make 54 Below Debut with Favorites from CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC Recording, 9/23
Award winning composer/lyricist, Scott Evan Davis, will make his 54 Below debut on September 23rd with special guest vocalists singing new music, favorites from his debut CD, Cautiously Optimistic, and material from his upcoming musical, Indigo (with book by Tessa Derfner).
The evening marks his return to a concert setting for the first time in over two years since staging his revue, Picture Perfect, in New York and Los Angeles directed by Lennie Watts, and Picture Perfect: A New Musical, directed and conceived by Simon Grieff in London's West End and the 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Davis will include anecdotes about the origin of his songs and frequent themes of love, loss, patterns and acceptance. Davis won the 2013 MTI Courage in Theatre Award for his musical collaboration, Powerful Day, which he wrote with autistic children at PS94 in New York City. He is a winner of the 2012 Broadway World Award for Best Original Song "If We Say Goodbye," and a Wallowitch award finalist as well as a MAC nominee. The concert at 54 Below also marks Davis's 37th birthday.
Davis (at the piano) and cellist, James Clark, will accompany some of New York's finest voices, including Joshua Dixon, Natalie Douglas, Kim Grogg, David Harris, Jamie Hartmann, Lisa Howard, Derek Klena, Karen Mason, Vicky Modica, Sierra Rein, Julie Reyburn, Erik Sisco, and Remy Zaken. The concert will be directed by Tim Seib.
54 Below is at 254 West 54th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. Showtime is 9:30pm with doors opening at 8:45pm. Ticket range is $25-$50, and a $25 dollar minimum applies. For more information, call: 646-476-3551. Reserve online at: http://tinyurl.com/ocb7erj.
Scott Evan Davis began composing a mere four years ago, after a purposeful hiatus from a nascent career as an actor. Much more comfortable at the piano, or in the audience with others performing his music, Davis has attracted much attention to his music since the debut of Cautiously Optimistic in 2012. His work with Brooklyn Children's Theater, TADA! Manhattan and Arts Connection NYC led to his collaboration, Powerful Day, an experience that is chronicled in the recently completed documentary, Spectrum of Hope, about a group of teachers, special needs students and parents who journey from their lower east side school to the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. For additional information about Scott Evan Davis visit scottevandavis.com.
Buy Cautiously Optimistic the CD or Songbook at www.scottevandavis.com/store.html.