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The Music of Paul Gordon
feat. Sarah Stiles, Jeremy Kushnier, & more
Tue, Jun 23 9:30pm Doors 8:45pm
Join us for an evening featuring the music of Tony Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon.Featuring Broadway Artists:
Jeremy Kushnier (Jesus Christ Superstar, Footloose)
Sarah Stiles (Avenue Q, On a Clear Day, Into The Woods)
Andrew Samonsky (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Edwin Drood, Scandalous)
Christy Altomare (Mamma Mia)Clarke Thorell (Annie, Hairspray)
Abby Mueller (Kinky Boots, Joseph…Dreamcoat)
Lianne Marie Dobbs (White Christmas, Emma)
Dani Marcus (Emma, Vanities)
Performers subject to change.
Music Direction: Laura Bergquist
Directed by: Nell Balaban
Produced by: Larry Lelli
54 presents an evening of beautiful music written by Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist Paul Gordon. Filled with love, longing, heartbreak and humor, songs will be selected from Paul’s vast array of musicals such as Jane Eyre, Emma, Daddy Long Legs, Sense and Sensibility, and The Front. They will be performed by some of Broadway’s finest talent, for a fun-filled night of his widely-skilled writing, which contains elements of pop, classical, rock, and swing. Certain to be a night full of great music and surprises that all musical theatre lovers will enjoy.
Paul Gordon was nominated for a 2001 Tony Award for his score to the musical Jane Eyre. He won a 2009 Ovation award for music/lyrics to Daddy Long Legs and won the 2007 Bay Area Critics Circle Award for his libretto to the musical Emma, developed by TheatreWorks and later staged at The Old Globe Theatre. Daddy Long Legs, written with and directed by John Caird and developed by the Rubicon Theatre Company, has had productions all over the world including London, Canada and Tokyo and will make its New York debut in the fall of 2015. Sense and Sensibility will have its world premiere in the spring of 2015 at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. His pop musical Analog and Vinyl, a 2013 NAMT Festival selection, had its first production at the Weston Playhouse in 2014. The world premiere of Little Miss Scrooge, written with and directed by John Caird, is slated for Christmas of 2015. His other shows include: Being Earnest, Death: The Musical, The Front, and The Sportswriter.