Caissie Levy, Kacie Sheik, Jason Gotay, and More Set for Drew Gasparini's KEEPIN' THE PARTY GOING at 54 Below
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present THE MUSIC & LYRICS OF DREW GASPARINI: KEEPIN' THE PARTY GOING, performed by Caissie Levy (Les Miserables), Kacie Sheik(Hair), Jason Gotay (Bring It On, Peter Pan LIVE!), and more on Monday, January 5th at 9:30pm.
Over the years Drew Gasparini has perfected the formula for an incredible concert: move them to tears, make them laugh 'til it hurts, then blow the roof off the place. They leave a little happier, a little drunker, and with slightly wetter panties. But why settle for perfection?! On January 5th Drew Gasparini will ring in 2015 with a brand new show. New lineup, new music, new structure. Same heart, same humor, same Drew. It will be unexpected and surprising in all of the best ways. And-dare we be so bold-it will be a next step in the revolution. Drew and his cohorts are composing a new sound for musical theatre, a new prism for pop, and a new definition of fun. They're changing the rules of the game, and keepin' the party going.
In addition to Levy, Sheik, and Gotay, the list of performers who will be rockin' out with Drew on January 5 includes Ben Crawford (Big Fish, Shrek), Brandon Ellis (Once), Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Preston Sadleir (Next To Normal), Kasie Gasparini (Mamma Mia!), Chloe Gasparini, Louis Sacco (Silence! The Musical),Hannah Kloepfer, Lauren T. Mack, Troy Iwata, Jennifer Haining, Jenny Christine, and The (M)orons: Alex Brightman (Matilda, Wicked), Andrew Kober (Les Miserables, Hair), andF. Michael Haynie (Wicked, Peter Pan LIVE!). They will be accompanied by Drew (piano), Justin Goldner (bass), Adam Stoler (guitar), and Marques Walls (drums). The concert is produced by Erica Rotstein.
THE MUSIC & LYRICS OF DREW GASPARINI: KEEPIN' THE PARTY GOING plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on January 5, 2015 at 9:30pm. Tickets start at $25 and there is a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of the performance after 4pm are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
Drew Gasparini is an award-winning musical theatre composer/lyricist and a performing singer/songwriter. Winner of the 2006 John Lennon Songwriter's award, he has shared the stage with such acts as Jason Mraz, Third Eye Blind, and The Plain White T's. His musical Make Me Bad (book by Alex Brightman) will premiere at The Bloomington Playwrights Project in January 2015. Drew has also written the music and lyrics for Crazy, Just Like Me (winner of "Best Of Fest" and runner up for "Best Book" in the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival), Turn of the Screw (commissioned by Fordham University, 2012 workshop at Lincoln Center; book by Michael Kimmel), and #UntitledPopMusical(book by Michael Kimmel), to name a few.
Drew was a contributing composer to the television series SMASH (Season 2) on NBC. He was also seen and heard on Oxygen's The Next Big Thing, for which he wrote original music. Drew was named one of Playbill's "Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know" and has contributed songs to the popular one-woman, Off-Broadway show, Hot Mess In Manhattan. His work has been heard at Contemporary Classics New Voices in Seattle, Cutting-Edge Composers III (NYMF 2012), and many sold out Joe's Pubs concerts.
The Music & Lyrics of Drew Gasparini was presented at the Kennedy Center in June 2012. Drew's musical theatre album "I Could Use A Drink: The Songs of Drew Gasparini", featuring the vocals of some of Broadway's biggest names, was released with Broadway Records in 2013 and spent five weeks on the top 100 iTunes charts. Drew is an alum of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre workshop. His sheet music is available at www.NewMusicalTheatre.com. Currently, Drew is working on several new musicals as well as the development of a new TV show he wrote and created with "The (M)orons" (which consists of Broadway's Andrew Kober, Alex Brightman, and F. Michael Haynie).
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is the new 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, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. 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. In their description of 54 BELOW, The New York Times writes "the club has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs." Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95.
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