Marcus Scott Takes the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Wild Young Hearts: The Marcus Scott Songbook on May 24, 2018 at 9:30 PM. The concert explores the world of what Scott calls 'Afro-Americana' and what it could be through his music and lyrics. The centerpiece of the concert is Scott's show Cherry Bomb (2017 Drama League First Stage in Artist Residence and Finalist for National Black Theater's I am Soul and Yale Institute for Musical Theatre's residencies), an original musical that tells the story of an ambitious young man and the depths he and his high school friends will go to in ensuring that they and their dreams have a place in the world.
Marcus Scott, an accomplished playwright/journalist and alum of NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, makes his Feinstein's/54 Below debut tonight, having previously had his work published with Elle, Essence, and Playbill.com, and performed in NYC at such venues as the Tank, Theatre 80 St. Marks, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and the historic Cherry Lane. With songs crossing such genres as hip-hop, Motown, funk, and contemporary pop/musical theatre, and a cast of up and coming performers (plus a surprise Broadway name or two), Wild Young Hearts is a pulsating concert that will leave you thinking and grooving in your seat.
Performers include Emma Claye ("Arts and Sciences" EP), Lindsay Fabes (Double Rainbow - The Secret Theatre, Tribes - Barrington Stage), Mark Andrew Garner (Oliver! - N.A.A.P., Mary Poppins - Alabama SF), Sheldon Gomabon (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Boy Friend - TheaterZone), Luis E. Mora (Naked Boys Singing! - NYC, Pedro Pan - NYMF), Eric Stephenson (The Facebook Fighter - Signature Center, Miles and Me - Musical Theater Factory), and Alexander Tomas (Zuccotti Park - Fringe NYC).
Producer and Director: Justin Schwartz
Music Director: Yan Li
Wild Young Hearts: The Marcus Scott Songbook plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on May 24, 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.
MORE ABOUT MARCUS SCOTT
Marcus Scott is a journalist, playwright and musical theater writer whose work has appeared in such publications as Out, Elle, Trace, Essence, Playbill, Uptown, Hello Beautiful, NewsOne, Madame Noire, Clutch, Broadway Black, Edge Media Group, and Backstage, and served as a writing fellow for Ryan Scott Oliver's Crazy Town Blog. Scott has also appeared in interviews and features conducted by NPR, American Theatre, Broadway World, Stage Buddy, Hotspots!, and Very Good Light. Scott was the 2016-17 Musical Theatre Fellow at Playwrights Horizons where he assisted Kirsten Childs on the New York Premiere of Bella: An American Tall Tale. Plays include Tumbleweed (finalist for the 2017/2018 Humanitas Play LA Workshop, the Playwrights Foundation's 2017 Bay Area Playwrights Festival and the 2017 Austin Playhouse Festival of New American Plays), Cherry Bomb (recipient of Drama League's 2017 First Stage Artist In Residence; 2017 finalist for the Yale Institute for Music Theatre), Malaise (2017 DUAF at Cherry Lane Theater), Double Rainbow (2017 Fresh Fruit Festival; Secret Theatre One Act Festival 2018), Blood Orange (2018 DUAF at Theater 80 St. Marks). His work has been developed/performed at such venues as NYU, National Black Theatre, The Bechdel Group, Theater for The New City, NYMF's Mint'd Inheritance Series, Goodspeed Opera House, PIT Loft, New York Theatre Barn, Fresh Ground Pepper, Exquisite Corpse Company, Micro Theater Miami, Midtown International Theater Festival, Emerging Artist Theatre New Works Series at TADA! Theatre, Fresh Fruit Festival (Nuyorican Poets Café, Wild Project), Classical Theatre of Harlem's Playwrights Playground/Reading Series, and The Tank. Scott is a two-time finalist with for The Civilians' R&D Group, two-time finalist for NBT's "I Am Soul" Residency and finalist for Fresh Ground Pepper's PlayGround PlayGroup. Scott is a graduate of Buffalo State University (BA in Communications: Print Journalism and BFA in Theatre Arts: Acting), and the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
MORE ABOUT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, 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. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music and has set a new standard for culinary excellence 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 in the house. 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 $5-$105. 54Below.com/Feinsteins