New Writers at 54! is a summer series at Feinstein’s/54 Below showcasing exciting work by today’s hottest emerging voices. Click here to learn more about other shows in the New Writers at 54 series.
Julia Meinwald and Gordon Leary write aggressively empathetic musical theatre. In the tradition of their shows Pregnancy Pact (Weston Playhouse, 2012) and The Loneliest Girl in the World (Diversionary Theatre, 2018), their three newest musicals explore unlikely (and sometimes unlikable) characters behaving badly. Come hear songs about ankle-busting Olympic gymnasts, fans of school shooters, and gay people getting straight-married. There will be extremely talented performers singing very high notes. There will be an extremely talented band playing a wide range of notes. There will be love notes if you find yourself in an unexpected romantic moment with the stranger seated at your table. Either way, it promises to be a fun, dark, twisty time!
Ally Bonino (Myths & Hymns)
Max Chernin (Bright Star)
Molly Hager (Waitress)
Sam Heldt (The Loneliest Girl in the World)
Emily Jenda (The Bodyguard, The Book of Mormon)
Marina Kondo (MUNY’s The Little Mermaid)
Kelsey Lake (Hangar’s Spring Awakening)
Amy Linden (The Bridges of Madison County)
Ellen Condon Macy (WBT’s Phantom)
Evan Maltby (Puffs)
Allison Posner (Volleygirls)
Libby Servais (Wicked, Lysistrata Jones)
Johnny Shea (Deathless)
Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening, Kung Fu, Glee)
Allie Trimm (Bye Bye Birdie, 13)
And more to be announced!