|Mon, June 1||7:00pm||Doors 5:15pm||Canceled|
|Mon, June 8||9:30pm||Doors 8:45pm||Canceled|
|Mon, June 15||7:00pm||Doors 5:15pm||Canceled|
After his sold out 2014 debut at 54 Below, Tony nominee Euan Morton is excited to return and launch his newest project, I ❤ the Carpenters. Backed by the newly formed Downey CA Collective, Morton will perform songs made famous by the all American jazz/pop duo Richard and Karen Carpenter. With composers like Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Paul Williams, Roger Nichols, Leon Russell, John Bettis and the amazing Richard Carpenter himself – this fresh new take on mid century American pop genius will prove to be an exciting trip down memory lane for some and a memory making first meeting for others.
Euan considers himself blessed to have been made so welcome by the New York music and theatre scene and nowhere on earth could feel more perfect than the Big Apple to be the first place Euan performs I ❤ The Carpenters.
For more info on Euan visit www.euanmorton.com
And lastly, here’s a note from Morton himself:
“When I was young I’d listen to the radio…” and my youth was scored with the music of the world-famous, brother and sister duo the Carpenters. With my ear pressed to a speaker, I’d listen to the velvet beauty of Karen’s voice coupled with the genius of Richard’s arrangements and compositions. That lonely boy discovered a kindred spirit – and learned how to sing – through that music. This series of concerts at 54 Below is the realization of a long-time dream of performing an evening of Carpenters songs. It’s a project which aims to introduce this timeless music into our lives using a fresh, modern outlook which will prove that Richard and Karen’s musical legacy is as important and vibrant today as it was nearly fifty years ago. It couldn’t be closer to my ❤.