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!

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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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Adam Hetrick interviews Bill Russell: Reimagined Production of Side Show Continues to Take Shape; Bill Russell Chats About the Musical’s Next Steps.

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Bringing life, humanity to ‘freaks;’

Oscar-winner Dave Elsey explains complex effects of Playhouse’s ‘Side Show’

Matthew Patrick Davis plays the Geek in La Jolla Playhouse’s “Side Show,” with assistance from special makeup effects and prosthetics by Dave and Lou Elsey.

By Jim Hebert

November 22, 2013

Hollywood is not exactly foreign territory for La Jolla Playhouse: The theater was co-founded by no less a movie luminary than Gregory Peck. But it’s safe to say the current production of “Side Show” is the first time two Oscar-winners have worked on the same Playhouse musical. One of those artists is the show’s director, Bill Condon, who won an Academy Award in 1999 for scripting “Gods and Monsters” (and was nominated in 2003 for the screenplay to “Chicago”).
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