Arielle Jacobs, Matthew Shingledecker & More to Join Lee, Long & Burns in THE OPPOSITE OF COOL at 54 Below

By: Jun. 29, 2015

Broadway stars Arielle Jacobs (In the Heights, Wicked), Matthew Shingledecker (Wicked, West Side Story), Lavon Fisher-Wilson (Newsies, NY Spring Spectacular), Natalie Charle Ellis (School of Rock), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde, NBC's The Sound of Music), Dana Costello (Finding Neverland), and Nkrumah Gatling (Hair) join Jonathan Lee, Justin Anthony Long and Joanna Burns in The Opposite of Cool: the songs of Lee, Long & Burns.

Join Jonathan Lee, Justin Anthony Long, Joanna Burns, a small village of Broadway stars, amazing guest performers and friends for a night of fun musical comedy. With the help of their friends, the writer/performer trio will perform and present songs from their original new musical, Welcome to Shoofly (NYMF Next Link Finalist), their hit musical web-series, City of Dreams (New York Times, USA Today,, and some brand-spankin' new original comedy tunes.

Other special guest performances by Jeigh Madjus (Here Lies Love), Desireé Rodriguez (Tricks the Devil Taught Me), EJ Zimmerman (Avenue Q nat'l), Eddie Egan (Miss Saigon nat'l tour), Jillian Gottlieb (Unlocked), Dan Lawler (With Glee), David Murgittroyd (Outlaws), Diana Limón (Spilling Stuff & Breaking Things), Michael Kushner (Barrington's On the Town), Morgan Assante (Regional: LES MISERABLES & Next to Normal), Lindsay Braverman (Regional: Hairspray, H2$) and Laurie Seligman (Regional: Disney's High School Musical). The Opposite of Cool will have direction by Lee & Long, musical direction by Andrew Wheeler, choreography by Erin Michelle Harris and feature additional music by Amanda Duncan.

This one night only event plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Monday, July 6th at 9:30pm. Doors will open at 8:45pm. There is a $25-35 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at Tickets on the day of performance after 4pm are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

Lee, Long & Burns started writing together back in 2012 when they penned original songs for City of Dreams. The Opposite of Cool is their NYC debut concert. Burns' solo album, The Green Year, is available on iTunes. Lee & Long wrote concept, book and lyrics for Cookie Soirée (2014 Audience Choice Award for Best Musical at Sound Bites) and the short film, Take Out (Top 10 Asian American Film Lab 72-Hour Shootout).