HOLD ON: THE MUSICAL to Rock Feinstein's/54 Below in Concert This Winter

HOLD ON: THE MUSICAL to Rock Feinstein's/54 Below in Concert This Winter

Prepare to rock when HOLD ON: THE MUSICAL explodes on the Feinstein's/54 Below stage in concert on Friday, February 19, 2016.

The soundtrack includes a soaring score of 80's hits with a present-day twist, written by Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, and Mike Levine, the brilliant members of the Canadian Hall of Fame rock band, Triumph! Included will be songs "Magic Power," "Fight the Good Fight," "Lay it on the Line" and more.

HOLD ON: THE MUSICAL depicts the current-day struggles of a gay singer-songwriter, his obstacles, and seemingly unattainable quest for acceptance and happiness. Book writer Beth Crawford has teamed up with New York City Director, Richard J. Hinds (Associate Director of Broadway's NEWSIES!), and Music Director, Eric Fotre Leach, to develop a piece that not only resonates with those who seek love, but with those wishing companionship for a loved one.

Be one of the first to hear this exciting new musical featuring Jenn Colella (IF/THEN, CHAPLIN), Jennifer DiNoia (WICKED), Kacie Sheik (HAIR), Dan DeLuca (NEWSIES!), John Riddle (THE VISIT), Mike Schwitter (PIPPIN), and a cast of Broadway's best!

Inspired when her son "came out," writer Beth Crawford created a piece that would portray real people and relevant topics including the recent discriminatory issues resulting from the Religious Freedom Act, as well as the historic June 26th Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. "While great strides have been made, we are not there yet," Crawford states. Her goal for HOLD ON: THE MUSICAL is to open the hearts and minds of those less accepting, while bringing unity and peace to those individuals and families who continue to struggle.

Crawford notes, "I spent countless hours listening to Triumph's catalogue and hand-picked 11 songs that remarkably fit the story as if written for this exact project 30 years ago." Crawford continues, "I am in awe as I watch our cast of young actors sing and jive to HOLD ON's soundtrack. It is truly an honor to introduce Triumph's inspiring music to a new generation of listener!"

FULL CAST:

Renée Albulario (Off-Broadway HERE LIES LOVE)

Jenn Colella (Broadway IF/THEN, CHAPLIN)

Dan DeLuca (Tour NEWSIES!)

Tia DeShazor (Regional MEMPHIS)

Jennifer DiNoia (Broadway/West End WICKED)

Haley Hannah (Broadway BRING IT ON)

Jeremy Greenbaum (Broadway NEWSIES!)

Parker Krug (Tour WEST SIDE STORY, ELF)

Michael Mahany (Tour WICKED, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL)

Benjamin Mapp (Tour HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL)

Jamie Parton (Japanese Cast NEXT TO NORMAL, RENT)

Zane Phillips (Regional HOW TO SUCCEED..., GYPSY)

John Riddle (Broadway THE VISIT)

Mike Schwitter (Broadway PIPPIN)

Kacie Sheik (Broadway HAIR, Off-Broadway SONGBIRD)

Perry Sherman (Tour NEXT TO NORMAL)

Neil Starkenberg (Broadway MAMMA MIA)

Meredith Swanson (Regional THE SOUND OF MUSIC)

HOLD ON: THE MUSICAL in Concert plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Friday, February 19th at 9:30 PM. 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.

Richard J. Hinds (Director) is the Associate Director of Disney's NEWSIES on Broadway and National Tour. Other Broadway/Off-Broadway credits include JEKYLL & HYDE (Associate Director/Choreographer), IL DIVO: A MUSICAL AFFAIR (Associate Director), HERE LIES LOVE (Associate Director/Choreographer). His television credits include MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, THE BETHENNY SHOW and GOOD AFTERNOON AMERICA featuring Liza Minnelli. Regional credits include La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, 5th Avenue Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse and Flat Rock Playhouse. www.richardjhinds.com

Eric Fotre Leach (MUSIC DIRECTOR/VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS) is a New York City based musician who most recently served as Music Director, Pianist and Conductor for the national tours of ELF: THE MUSICAL and FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL. Regional Music Director/Conductor credits include THE SPITFIRE GRILL, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS, and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Flat Rock Playhouse, A CHORUS LINE and THE PRODUCERS at The Palace Theater in New Hampshire and SPELLING BEE at Theatre Raleigh in North Carolina. As an educator he has worked for various youth theaters and collegiate level programs across the country and currently serves as Music Director for several theater companies here in New York. www.EricFotreLeach.com

Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, and 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, 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. For more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins.

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