New Writers at 54! The Music of Billy Recce ft. Paige Turner & more!
January 23, 2020
Barely legal NEO and MAC award winning songwriter Billy Recce (Balloon Boy, A Musical About Star Wars) is back on his bullshit with an all new songbook show that’ll make audiences either go “Yaaaaasss” or say “ANOTHER cis white male musical theatre writer?” Either way, Recce’s songs are tuneful, poignant, raucous, irreverent, and over the top explorations of reality TV rejects, 1950s closeted crooners, and beyond. Returning to the Feinstein’s/54 Below stage for the first time since his sold out, critically acclaimed Snowflake Jamboree series, Recce’s acclaimed trunk of musical theatre debauchery has been hailed as “catchy, uproarious, and well-structured…with topical acuteness remarkable in anyone, regardless of age” (Front Row Center), with Cabaret Stages writing, “If you see Recce’s name appearing on a club’s schedule, go.”
In this, an intimate evening of story songs from upcoming projects, Recce’s music will be sung by a colorful cluster of the country’s most talented up-and-comers and Broadway’s current stars, alongside a rocking band and the twenty-one year old, H&M suit-wearing wunderkind himself at the piano. Come hear who Broadway Radio has hailed “the most promising songwriter I’ve heard in a long, long, long, long time” before he gives up on the industry and goes into finance like so many of his forefathers.
Paige Turner (So You Think You Can Drag)
Joseph Allen (Peter Pan)
Mia Pak (In The Green)
Lena Skeele (Love in Hate Nation)
Roger Dawley (Actor Therapy at 54)
Sarah Kleist (Cleopatra)
Lauren Robinson (Kiss Me, Kate)
Directed by Yoni Weiss
New Writers At 54! is an ongoing series at Feinstein’s/54 Below showcasing exciting work by today’s hottest emerging voices, curated by Assistant Programming Director Alexa Spiegel.
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Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.