Chris Rayis to Make New York Theatre Debut with EX NIHILO at Feinstein's/54 Below

Chris Rayis to Make New York Theatre Debut with EX NIHILO at Feinstein's/54 Below

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chris Rayis in "Chris Rayis: Ex Nihilo" on January 2nd at 7 pm. This show marks the debut of Chris Rayis' work in the New York theatre scene.

His brilliant musicianship and meaningful content set him apart as a leading composer of new works for the musical theatre stage. His storytelling encompasses everything from the tempestuous relationship of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow to the heroic accomplishments of John Glenn to the hard struggles of a coal mining community in rural West Virginia.

Each of his songs holds a key to more fully understanding the depth and complexity of the powerful stories he chooses to tell, and his melodies are not soon forgotten. Join us for an evening of beautiful new works and leave inspired by the bright future Mr. Rayis surely has in store.

Mr. Rayis is proud to share the stage with A.J. Shively, (Bright Star and La Cage Aux Folles), Lora Lee Gayer, (Follies, Doctor Zhivago, and Holiday Inn), Maggie McDowell, (Disaster), Douglas Waterbury-Tieman, (The Robber Bridegroom), Robby Haltiwanger (Ghost, The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit), Annabelle Fox, Meghan Glogower, Emma Stratton, and Jessie Davidson.

Chris Rayis: Ex Nihilo plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on January 2nd. There is a $25-35 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

Chris Rayis is the composer-lyricist of Deep Water Ballad, Just South of Gihon, and more. In addition to his work as a writer, Chris has served as music director and/or pianist for Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons), The Last Five Years (Actors Theatre of Louisville), and Man of La Mancha (Nat'l Tour). Chris is a proud graduate of Belmont University and a current MFA candidate at Penn State University.

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, and Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is the 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, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. 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. Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$105.

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