Friendly reminder that if you don’t already have a ticket to Lane and Sarah’s show next week, you’re a terrible person.
A brief interruption of our usual diet of Sondheim, Sondheim, and only Sondheim to make a quick plug for this concert, next week at 54 Below. Sarah and Lane are good friends of the blog. (Lane keeps one of the first Tumblrs I followed - and obsessed over - when I started this journey three years ago. Sarah and I both happened onto Tumblr together and became fast friends. Since then all three of us have moved to New York and had many more adventures together.)
The two of them are among the most talented songwriters I have been privileged to encounter, and that would be true whether or not we were also friends. That’s just icing. You can hear some of their music on my personal tumblr.
Their music lives in the same place that some Sondheim lives — not quite Broadway, not quite classical, not quite pop. You can hear the influence of Britten, Bliztstein, and Wainwright in their songs, but mostly you will hear Ellis and Williamson - unique, provocative, intriguing, and delicious.
If you’ll be in New York on the 12th and can stay up past 11, please go. The show is only $10 plus two drinks (and it’s during 54 Below’s Happy Hour!). And some day you’ll get to say you were at this historic debut.
Did I share the cast list yet?
Featuring Michael Parker Ayers, Christina Benedetto, Sally Eidman, Camden Gonzales, Karen Hayden, Rachel Lee, Travis Leland, Mary Kate Morrissey, Rachel Sussman, David Alan Thornton, Rebecca Tucker, and Max Vernon.
Better yet, I have a discount code!
Use code EW54BLOG for 20% off the cover charge!
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