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Laura Josepher to Direct DEPARTURES at Feinstein's/54 Below

Laura Josepher to Direct DEPARTURES at Feinstein's/54 Below

Feinstein's/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, welcomes director Laura Josepher to the creative team of Departures: The Songs of Gualtieri & Sisco. The concert is set for Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 9:30pm and will feature, under Josepher's direction, Ta'Rea Campbell (Hamilton, Sister Act), Alexandra Foucard (Les Misérables, Guys and Dolls), Amy Justman (Carousel, A Gentleman's Guide...), Kevin Massey (A Gentlemen's Guide..., Memphis) and Dennis Stowe (Aladdin, Annie), along with Wagner College Theatre students Alexis Eldredge and Harper Levy on backup vocals.

Laura Josepher is Gualtieri & Sisco's longtime collaborator and has directed workshops and productions of the team's musical Falling to Earth as well as Sisco's award-winning pair of one-acts, Bait n' Swish, starring both writers. With Sisco, Josepher runs, the largest online database of contemporary musical theatre writers and their largely unpublished songs.

Departures plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) January 10, 2018 at 9:30pm. There is a $25-$35 cover charge ($60 for premium seating) and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

The previously-recorded "Moments of You," sung by Jason Forbach in this video from the 2015 Gualtieri & Sisco concert, will be featured along with 9 world premieres.

Josepher's other credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for American Musical Theatre Academy (AMTA), Searching for Romeo at NYMF, O'Neill's Hughie at Provincetown Rep, and Winning and the award winning Car Pool at Ratlestick. She is co-author, with David Sisco, of Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions: Sound Advice for the Student, Teacher, and Parent.


Gualtieri & Sisco have been writing together since they met at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop in 2003. They are currently developing a new musical adaptation of Henry James' The Wings of the Dove with Michael Zam (Emmy nominee, Feud). In addition, Tom and David have appeared on stage together in David's one-act plays, Bait n' Swish. Their musical Falling to Earth received a workshop production at Syracuse University New Play Workshop, has been part of The York Theatre's Developmental Reading Series, and was featured at Nautilus Music-Theater's Rough Cuts Reading Series.

Beyond their collaborative success, Tom's That Play: A Solo Macbeth received a Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience and his choral work, That Summer: A Fantasia on Family, commissioned by the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus, will be published by Boosey & Hawkes this year. David made his Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center debuts in 2015 with his classical art songs and a commissioned choral work. He is also the Founder & President of, an exhaustive database of contemporary writers and music. You'll find them together at


FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is a 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. 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. 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, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95.

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