Feinstein's/54 Below Presents NEW WRITERS AT 54: Songs by Julia Meinwald & Gordon Leary
Feinstein's/54 Below presents "New Writers at 54: Songs by Julia Meinwald & Gordon Leary" on Sunday, July 30. Julia and Gordon write aggressively empathetic musicals. In the tradition of their shows Pregnancy Pact (Weston Playhouse, 2012) and The Loneliest Girl in the World (Diversionary Theatre, 2018), their three newest musicals explore unlikely (and sometimes unlikeable) characters behaving badly.
The evening will feature performances by Delaney Amatrudo, Ally Bonino (Myths & Hymns), Sojourner Brown, Max Chernin (Bright Star), Molly Hager (Waitress), Sam Heldt (The Loneliest Girl in the World), Emily Jenda (The Bodyguard, The Book of Mormon), Marina Kondo (MUNY's The Little Mermaid), Kelsey Lake, Amy Linden (The Bridges of Madison County), Ellen Condon Macy, Evan Maltby, Allison Posner, Allie Sandler, Libby Servais (Wicked, Lysistrata Jones), Johnny Shea (Deathless), Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening, Kung Fu), and Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie), with music direction by Rich Silverstein.
"New Writers at 54" is a summer series at Feinstein's/54 Below showcasing exciting work by today's hottest emerging voices, curated by Creative and Programming Director Jennifer Ashely Tepper.
"New Writers at 54: Songs by Julia Meinwald & Gordon Leary" plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Sunday, July 30 at 7:00pm. There is a $25 to $60 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at 54Below.com/NewWriters. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
Julia Meinwald and Gordon Leary's musicals include The Loneliest Girl in the World (2016 NAMT Festival, 2015 UArts Polyphone Festival, 2014 Ars Nova OutLoud Series), Pregnancy Pact (2012 Weston Playhouse premiere, 2011 NAMT Festival, 2011 Yale Institute), Disappeared (2009 Lincoln Center Directors Lab), and the short film Galaxy Comics (2014 United Airlines in-flight programming.) They are currently at work on REB + VoDKa + ME (2016 Civilians' FINDINGS Series), The Magnificent Seven (2016 Fresh Ground Pepper), and Something Blue (2014 NYTB.) Together, they have participated in the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program, Ars Nova's Uncharted, The Civilians' R&D Group, Fresh Ground Pepper's Playground Playgroup, and the Musical Theatre Factory writers group. Both are 2007 alumni of the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. gordonandjulia.com
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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. In their description of the venue, The New York Times writes Feinstein's/54 Below "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, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$105. www.54Below.com/Feinsteins