David Yazbek returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below with special guest, The Band’s Visit actor George Abud (The Visit, Allegro) Here’s a rare opportunity to see one of the theater’s most innovative composers do what he’s actually best at— thrilling a live audience. The New York Times has called his live performance “A thrill-ride at a volcano’s edge”. Together with a band of the most exciting musicians in NYC (including a mighty full horn section!), Yazbek will perform songs from his albums and shows— old, new and upcoming.
Guesting this month is George Abud, whom Yazbek calls “The Band’s Visit‘s secret-weapon.” A wonderful actor/singer who is also a world-class instrumentalist on both violin and oud, George captivates Broadway audiences nightly in the role of Camal. You can see him take the spotlight and stretch his musical muscles with Yazbek’s band.
Don’t miss this chance to see the composer/lyricist of The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Band’s Visit, Boardwalk Empire and the haunting Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego Theme strut his piano-banging stuff. Join David Yazbek and special guest George Abud for a celebratory evening of David’s incredible body of work!
David Yazbek makes music that jumps out of its skin. [He is] ferociously smart and intimidatingly hip. [His show] at Feinstein’s/54 Below [is] a raucous evening of unclassifiable musical comedy.
Stephen Holden, The New York Times