Tony Award-winner Billy Porter and stars from BOOK OF MORMON, MOTOWN, MATILDA, WICKED, BRING IT ON, and KINKY BOOTS to perform October 14th, 9:30PM concert "WILL VAN DYKE & FRIENDS" at 54 Below. Evening to feature music from new album "WRITING KEVIN TAYLOR: 2013 CONCEPT RECORDING." For tickets click here!
The music of composer Will Van Dyke will take center stage when Tony Award-winner Billy Porter and othe Broadway stars perform the one-night-one concert "WILL VAN DYKE & FRIENDS" on Monday, October 14th at 9:30PM at 54 Below (254 W54th Street) in Manhattan.
The concert will feature Mr. Porter -- along with Annaleigh Ashford (Tony nominee, KINKY BOOTS), Brandon Victor Dixon (Tony nominee, THE COLOR PURPLE, MOTOWN), Randy Blair (THE ADDING MACHINE), Nicholas Christopher (MOTOWN), Matt Doyle (THE BOOK OF MORMON, WAR HORSE), Katie Gassert, Jason Gotay (BRING IT ON), David Josefsberg (HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, THE WEDDING SINGER), Tamika Sonja Lawrence (MATILDA, THE BOOK OF MORMON), Preston Sadleir (NEXT TO NORMAL), Mike Wartella (WICKED, RENT), Brad Weinstock (JERSEY BOYS, WICKED), and Sally Wilfert (...SPELLING BEE, ASSASSINS) -- as as they perform songs written by Will, including selections from his newest recording "WRITING KEVIN TAYLOR: 2013 CONCEPT RECORDING."
Other musical numbers to be presented in "WILL VAN DYKE & FRIENDS" include songs written by Will in collaboration with Rick Elice and Matt Doyle, as well as selections from the composer's 2010 recording "CHASING THE DAY: The Music of Will Van Dyke."
"WILL VAN DYKE & FRIENDS" is directed by DB Bonds and will be performed by an eight-piece band led by Will at the piano.
54 Below bills the concert: Join Will and a cast of Broadway luminaries as he celebrates the release of his second album, "WRITING KEVIN TAYLOR: 2013 CONCEPT RECORDING." one of New York's most promising composer/lyricists, Will Van Dyke is also beloved by many a Broadway gypsy for his work on KINKY BOOTS, RENT, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, and more. Expect an evening of songs new and old spanning Will's collaboration as a songwriter with Josh Halloway, Rick Elice, Matt Doyle, and more. Directed by DB Bonds, you'll find Will himself at the piano leading a kick-ass band!