Drew Gasparini News

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Ariella Serur's NOW I KNOW to Feature Songs by Gasparini, Oliver and More, 8/8 & 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Join actor/singer Ariella Serur for her cabaret debut as she explores the many discoveries of love as expressed by some of the most exciting writers in today's world of musical theater. 'NOW I KNOW: Ariella Serur Sings Love Songs Of The Contemporary Musical Theater' comes to Don't Tell Mama NYC, 343 West 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues on Friday, August 8th, 7pm and Sunday, August 17th, 4pm. Directed by Max Friedman. (more...)

Drew Gasparini, Bill Coyne & More Set for Final SOMETHING NEW Concert at 54 Below, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "Something New" LIVE! on Monday, August 25th. "Something New", the theatre podcast that dissects what it means to be a working, multifaceted artist in America, comes to 54 Below to wrap up its second season with a special live concert. Award-winning songwriter and host Joel B. New has invited some of his favorite guests to join him to swap stories, take a quiz or two (with audience prizes), and bring his songs to life onstage. (more...)

TwentySomething Productions Presents European Premiere of 6: A New Musical, 27-28 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

6 - a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Zack Zadek (additional lyrics by Gina DePalo), will receive its European premiere at the Space on North Bridge, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 with previews at London Theatre Workshop 27th - 28th July. Zack is one of America's youngest and most promising composers having 6 - a new musical selected by New York Musical Theatre Festival and featured in 2012. He was soon after invited to perform a solo concert at NYCs famous Joe's Pub. In January 2014 TwentySomething produced Zack's UK debut concert featuring some of London's finest voices. (more...)

Drew Gasparini, Alysha Umphress, Caitlin Kinnunen and More Star in LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE: A ROCK OPERA Tonight at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE: A ROCK OPERA, starring Drew Gasparini (John Lennon Songwriting Award), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot) and Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County) will make its world premiere tonight to a sold out audience at The Cutting Room. The concert will also star Randy Blair (Fat Camp) and Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera) with Nate Begle (John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Aymee Garcia (Shrek, Avenue Q), Maddy Jarmon (), Dan Kohler (Flashdance), Brendan Malafronte (John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Anthea Neri (NAA's Oliver), Azudi Onyejekwe (Violet), and Kate Steinberg. (more...)

UnsungMusicalsCo. Presents Special Workshop of the All-New Musical Review THE PASSING SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) is proud to present a special workshop production of the all-new musical revue The Passing Show for five performances only June 26-29 at MTC Creative Center. (more...)

Randy Blair, Brian Charles Rooney & More Join BROKEN BRIDE Concert Cast at The Cutting Room, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE: A ROCK OPERA, starring Drew Gasparini (John Lennon Songwriting Award), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot), and Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), has announced it's complete casting. Joining Gasparini, Umphress and Kinnunen will be Randy Blair (Fat Camp), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Nate Begle (John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Aymee Garcia (Shrek, Avenue Q), Maddy Jarmon, Dan Kohler (Flashdance), Brendan Malafronte (John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Althea Neri (NAA's Oliver), Azudi Onyejekwe (Violet), and Kate Steinberg. (more...)

Unsung Concert Series to Continue at 54 Below with UNSUNG BOB MERRILL, 8/5, and UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will continue its 2014 Unsung concert series at 54 Below with Unsung Bob Merrill and Unsung Carolyn Leigh, Vol. 2, following its recent sold-out, critically acclaimed Unsung Carolyn Leigh concert for Lincoln Center's American Songbook. The two all-new evenings are created and directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad) with musical direction and arrangements by Fran Minarik (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, At Home Abroad). (more...)

Drew Gasparini, Alysha Umphress & Caitlin Kinnunen to Lead 'BROKEN BRIDE' Concert at The Cutting Room, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE: A ROCK OPERA, based on the concept album by the alternative rock band LUDO will be presented in a one night only concert event at The Cutting Room on Monday, June 23, tickets are now on sale. The cast will include Drew Gasparini (John Lennon Songwriting Award), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot), and Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), Additional casting to be announced at a later date. (more...)

MEN IN BLAZERS: LIVE ON BROADWAY Set for Town Hall Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Producer John Johnson has announced today that Grantland's Men in Blazers will host Men in Blazers: Live on Broadway, an evening to celebrate everything that is glorious and distinct about United States Soccer on Friday, May 30th at 7:30PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). The evening will feature conversation with members from the 1994 U.S. Men's National Team, as well as host members of the current U.S. Men's National Team, to wish them Godspeed before they head down to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (more...)

David Alpert to Direct Reading of BARNYARD FOLLIES , 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Barnyard Follies is a new musical intended for young performers, written by Sam Carner of the Carner & Gregor team (Unlock'd, Island Song). Directing the reading is David Alpert (Associate Director of If/Then, The Best Man, A Trip to Bountiful) and musical direction is provided by Jason Wetzel (Assistant Conductor for After Midnight and numerous touring credits including Young Frankenstein, The Drowsy Chaperone). The cast features 24 young performers ranging in age from seven to nineteen and includes Sebastian Hedges Thomas, currently on Broadway as Young Charlie in Kinky Boots. The reading will take place at 6pm on May 28th at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

Drew Gasparini and Friends Bring Vol. 3 of 'FROM HERE & THERE' to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present Drew Gasparini and friends in 'From Here & There: The Music & Lyrics of Drew Gasparini' Volume 3 tonight, May 3rd at 11pm. (more...)

Alex Brightman and More Join Drew Gasparini in FROM HERE & THERE at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

FROM HERE & THERE: THE MUSIC & LYRICS OF Drew Gasparini - VOLUME 3 is set to play 54 Below featuring Lolo, Alex Brightman, Andrew Kober, F. Michael Haynie and more tonight, May 3, 2014, at 11 p.m. (more...)

Drew Gasparini and Friends to Bring Vol. 3 of 'FROM HERE & THERE' to 54 Below, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present Drew Gasparini and friends in 'From Here & There: The Music & Lyrics of Drew Gasparini' Volume 3 on Saturday, May 3rd at 11pm. (more...)

The Skivvies, Daisy Eagan, Lillias White & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Drew Gasparini, Julia Mattison & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th St., 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Drew Gasparini, Alex Wyse and More to Be Featured in THE PLATFORM LDN, April 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Twentysomething Productions, in association with Drew Gasparini, present The Platform LDM, featuring some of London's finest performers, on 27th April 2014 at Backstage Bar, The Spice of Life, Soho. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:00pm. (more...)

Balagan Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Feature Gasparini & Brightman's MAKE ME BAD, MURDER BALLAD & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

On the heels of its critically acclaimed world premier new musical ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME by Valerie Vigoda, Brendan Millburn and Tony winner Joe DiPietro and directed by Obie Winner Lisa Peterson, Seattle's Balagan Theatre Company announces its 2014/15 season. Balagan's upcoming season reflects the past, present, and future of the new American musical and continues its mission in bringing exciting cutting edge theatre to a new generation of theatre goers. (more...)

BWW Roundup: Top-20 Podcasts for Theatre Fans
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 21, 2014

Is network news appointment television for you? I didn't think so. Are you constantly angered that ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT only talks about theatre when a Hollywood star joins a cast or someone falls 30 feet to the stage floor? Me too. Well, I have an alternative that just might satisfy your news and theatre cravings; podcasting. Isn't that just what hipsters do between their shift at Starbucks and another trip to the thrift shop? Well, yes and no. I'm sure there is a barista in Portland who is currently recording a missive bemoaning mass media's attempt to co-opt the indie subculture, but most people who do podcasts well are incredibly informed and passionate about their specific topics. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

This April, May and June at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

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