NYFA SINGS EWALT, WALKER, AND OVERCASH Set for 54 Below, 9/8

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Natalie Weiss, Kevin David Thomas, and more with Ewalt & Walker, Drew Overcash, and the students of The New York Film Academy Musical Theatre Conservatory in NYFA Sings Ewalt, Walker, & Overcash on Tuesday, September 8th, 7pm. For the first time, catch the rising stars of The New York Film Academy's Musical Theater department on stage at 54 Below. This concert marks the culmination of a partnership between songwriters Ewalt & Walker and Drew Overcash and NYFA students who recently completed readings for new musicals written by both writers. They'll be joined on stage by some of NYFA's own faculty, including Broadway stars and cabaret legends Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Les Miz, and Breaking Down the Riffs), Kevin David Thomas (A Little Night Music, Les Miz), LaDonna Burns (RENT nat tour), and Rob Maitner (Urinetown world premiere). See Broadway's future stars singing alongside their Broadway teachers, in what is sure to be an unforgettable night of hot-off-the-presses musical theater.

Produced by Kristy Cates (Wicked) and Jordan Neil Dragutsky with musical direction by Anna Ebbesen.

Ewalt & Walker, Drew Overcash, and the students and faculty of The New York Film Academy in NYFA Sings Ewalt, Walker, & Overcash plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) September 8th, 7pm. 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 EWALT & WALKER

Kyle Ewalt & Michael Ian Walker, writers of the hit show BROMANCE, return to 54 Below after two smash, sold-out Pajamboree concerts, where they turned the club into a musical theater sleepover party. Their work has also been seen at Joe's Pub, Playwrights Horizons, Ars Nova, Caroline's On Broadway, and 92Y. They are also the curating producers of the emerging composer series Behind the Music-al, produced in conjunction with The Dramatists Guild of America. www.ewaltandwalker.com

MORE ABOUT DREW OVERCASH

Drew Overcash is a Midwestern songwriter whose work has been heard around the city at venues like Joe's Pub, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Birdland, 54 Below, and The Pershing Square Signature Center. His musical, BOYS VS. GIRLS, under production contract with Last Call Theatricals, held its NYC premier concert at (le) Poisson Rouge this past spring. He is a creator of the sold-out concert series Twenty-Somethings (in it's third year at The Highline Ballroom), the St. Jude Benefit Concert series raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and the Fresh Pens Contest, which gives new songwriters the opportunity to showcase their music. @djovercash

MORE ABOUT NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY MUSICAL THEATRE

Launched in 2009, NYFA's Musical Theatre program is the newest and most hands conservatory program in New York City. Offering 4-week, and one and two year programs, we focus on building a strong foundation based on technique, performance, and professional preparation for the musical theatre industry centered in NYC.

NYFA Musical Theatre has many performance opportunities including both a Summer and Winter new works series, two MainStage shows each calendar year, and, unique to our Musical Theatre program: the movie musical. This movie give students the chance to star in a movie musical created around their talents during the second year of instruction, using as many NYC musical theatre resources as possible. Writers for these musicals have recently included Zoe Sarnak, Rob Rokicki and Bobby Cronin.

Our faculty is comprised of many Broadway professionals including Deidre Goodwin (A Chorus Line, Chicago), Kevin Duda (Beautiful, The Book of Mormon), Thom Christopher Warren (The Lion King), Bronson Murphy (The Phantom of the Opera), and many more. Mark Olsen currently serves as Department Chair, with Kristy Cates (Finding Neverland, Wicked) as Creative Director and Jordan Neil Dragutsky as Program Coordinator.



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