Michael Cerveris to Lead THE GIRLS IN WHITE Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Girls in White: Songs from the Show on Friday, April 22, 2016. Set in post-depression era Texas, The Girls in White is inspired by a true story about a group of incarcerated women who form a band and become an overnight sesantion through a prison-based radio program. In their newfound fame, they dream of being pardoned and set free. A story of hope and redemption, The Girls in White is "Chicago" meets "Orange is the New Black" with a country twang.

The Girls in White features book and lyrics by Michael Bradley, music by Artie Sievers, direction by Ashley Brooke Monroe, and musical direction by Ryan McCurdy. Returning to the cast after a workshop last year are Ephie Aardema (Bridges of Madison County), Sydney Blaxill (The Nomad), Michael Cerveris (Fun Home), Josh Davis (Beautiful), Ben Estus (The Book of Mormon), Haley Jones (A Complex Evening), Rebecca Knowles (Pinwheel), Bonnie Milligan (Kinky Boots), Lauren Patten (Fun Home), Jacqueline Petroccia (Always...Patsy Cline), and Brittane Rowe (The Mysteries). The band will be comprised of composer Artie Sievers, Ryan McCurdy (Once), and Erikka Walsh (Once).

The Girls in White: Songs from the Show plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Friday, April 22nd, 2016. There is a $15 cover charge and $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 THE CREATIVE TEAM

Michael Bradley (Book and Lyrics) is a writer, director, producer, and all around fun guy! As a playwright, his work has been seen and heard in New York and beyond with Tiny Rhino, Less Than Rent, Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City, and PTP/NYC to name a few. He is the founder and artistic director of Rhapsody Collective where he brings a group of artists together to create new work from the ground up. He also is the founder and editor of Theater in the Now (theaterinthenow.com).

Ashley Brooke Monroe (Director) is a New York-based theatre director. She recently co-directed the world premier of Troy Deutsch's play In A Tilted Place at IRT theatre. She assisted Sam Gold on The Mystery of Love and Sex at Lincoln Center and the Tony-winning Broadway musical Fun Home. She often creates site-specific pieces including the outdoor productions of What We'll Do by Sheila Callaghan and Red Sky at Night by Blake Bishton. She has developed work with The Culture Project, The Flea, Soho Rep, New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, Special Sauce Company, That Toy Pony, and The Habitat Theater. Originally from Austin, TX, Ashley holds a BFA in Dramaturgy from the University of Oklahoma.

Artie Sievers (Music) has been writing musicals since he was eight, though most were exclusively produced in his backyard. His play, Hospital on Great Ormond Street, is available through Yes Plays. His musicalized version of The Rake's Progress was performed at The University of the Arts, where he received his BFA. After working as an actor for several years in the Philadelphia theatre community, he made his way to New York to write fiction. The Girls in White, written with Michael Bradley, marks his return to the world of composing.



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