here’s the full concert of “elegies for angels, punks and raging queens” at Feinstein’s/54 Below in NYC on Jan. 18, 2018 … book and lyrics by bill russell, music by janet hood

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here are Hunter Ryan Herdlicka as Ray and Josh Young as Brian singing “And the Rain Keeps Falling Down” from “Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens” at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Jan. 18, 2018. Filmed by Tim McCarthy

posted by bill on January 26, 2018, at 10:49 am | filed under news | no comments »

i’m going to be posting a bunch of videos from the concerts of “elegies for angels, punks and raging queens” at feinstein’s/54 below on jan. 18th, 2018 … here is emma hunton singing the opening song “angels, punks and raging queens”

posted by bill on January 25, 2018, at 2:06 pm | filed under news | no comments »

01  Jan

Elegies 54 below

we have a phenomenal cast coming together for concerts of elegies for angels, punks and raging queens at the legendary Feinstein’s/54 Below on thursday, january 18th at 7:00 and 9:30 … the cast includes EMILY SKINNER, JOSH YOUNG, EMILY PADGETT, NICK ADAMS and THE SKIVVIES to name a few … here’s a link with most of the names included: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Alice-Ripley-Emily-Skinner-The-Skivvies-and-More-Headline-ELEGIES-FOR-ANGELS-PUNKS-AND-RAGING-QUEENS-20171228

and here’s a link to buy tickets and look at the head-shots of this incredible group of performers:

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens, feat. Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner & more!

and this link gives you a small friends and family discount on tickets: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sqxgc5krowscyl9/ElegiesFF.jpg?dl=0

i hope you can join us — bruce will be at both performances

watch this space for an exciting announcement coming soon!

posted by bill on January 1, 2018, at 10:21 am | filed under elegies..., news | no comments »

Side Show: Added Attractions — Live at 54 Below from LIPTV1 on Vimeo.

Lyrics by Bill Russell, Music by Henry Krieger, Hosted by Bill Russell

The Cast
(in alphabetical order)
Erin Davie
Lauren Elder
Derek Hanson
Matthew Hydzik
Javier Ignacio
Henry Krieger
Kelvin Moon Loh
Jeff McCarthy
Con O'Shea-Creal
Emily Padgett
Blair Ross
David St. Louis
Josh Walker

The Band
Piano: Greg Jarrett
Bass: Ray Kilday
Drums: Larry Lelli
Arrangements and Musical Direction by Greg Jarrett
Composer Henry Krieger plays piano on "I Can't Say No To You" and "Side Show"

Live album available on Broadway Records — www.BroadwayRecords.com

i’ve been terribly lax about keeping this website current … very happy to have this record of one of our 54 Below appearances, filmed by my friend Tim McCarthy

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