GIRL+FRIEND Set for 54 Below, 6/13
Frenemies. Besties. Best bitches. BFF's. Female friendships run deep and intense. They have all the closeness and drama of something in between romance and family, and yet their complexities are frequently overlooked. Ilana Gabrielle (Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions) and Ashley Griffin (Creator of the pop culture phenomenon Forever Deadward) explore the dualities of these profound relationships through the reclaiming of beloved songs and by showcasing new material. Music direction by Drew Wutke (Miscast Gala Associate MD). Cello by Allison Seidner (The Addams Family, Kinky Boots).
Ilana Gabrielle and Ashley Griffin: Girl+Friend plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) Saturday, June 13th 11:30pm. There is a $15-$35 cover charge and 2-drink or $20 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.
MORE ABOUT Ilana Gabrielle and Ashley Griffin
Ilana Gabrielle: Ilana is a summa cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music. Ilana was recently seen in Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions (Magda) at Fringe NYC, It's a Man's World at 54 Below, As You Like It (Jaques), Epic Fail in NYMF, and at Broadway Sessions & The Songwriter's Salon. She is the writer, director, and star of Kissing Frogs: A Tale of Dating Misadventures in New York City, which has been performed at cabaret clubs across the city, as part of UFest, and was featured on ABCNews. She is a songwriter and her first E.P. is coming out this year. Ilana can be seen as Ariel in Footloose at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre this summer. www.ilanagabrielle.com
Ashley Griffin: Ashley is most well known as the creator of the pop culture phenomenon Forever Deadward. As a performer, Ashley recently appeared as Elphaba in the For Good, "Wicked" special event concert at the Gershwin Theater, and is currently playing Rosalind in A.N.O.N Productions As You Like It. Select credits include: Twelfth Night (Viola), The Five Borough Plays - NY Innovative Theater Award nomination for her performance as Jayne, Chicago (Velma,) Cinderella (Cinderella.) As a writer, Ashley is a semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Festival (Looking For Wonderland co written with Joel Jeske (Cirque du Soleil), and directed by Gabriel Barre (Amazing Grace,)) and is currently in development with Lyra (Music by Evan Jay Newman), and Trial (Director Lori Petty (The Poker House) attached.) Her work has been performed at New World Stages, The York Theatre Company, and 54 Below among others. www.ashleygriffinofficial.com.