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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

November 7, 2015

Cover charge: $20
Premiums: $40

Cover Charge Additional $3 At Door

2 drink or $20 Food & Beverage Minimum

Sat, Nov 7 11:30pm Doors 11pm Buy Tickets


Lyricist Tom Gualtieri and composer David Sisco present songs from their show Falling to Earth plus a couple musicals that haven’t yet made it out of the gate (including one with a very special Golden Girl). Tom & David will be joined by special guests Christiana Cole (The Bardy Bunch), Jason Forbach (Les Miserables), Jeanne Lehman (Beauty & The Beast, The Sound of Music), James Patterson (Gigi), Sam Tedaldi (Sex Tips for a Straight Woman…), Kevin Wanzor, Lauren Wiley (Les Miserables), with a special appearance by Miss Vodka Stinger (a Feinstein’s/54 Below favorite) and her boys… Alex Burnette, Anthony Ingargiola, Dillon McPherson and Jacob Rice.

Gualtieri and Sisco have been writing together since Fall 2003, when they met at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. Their musical Falling to Earth received a workshop production at Syracuse University New Play Workshop, has been part of The York Theatre’s Developmental Reading Series, and was mostly recently featured at Nautilus Music-Theater’s Rough Cuts Reading Series. Other projects include I’m Afraid You’re Afraid: 448 Things to Fear and Why (based on the book by Melinda Muse), My First Five Husbands (based on the Rue McClanahan’s autobiography), and a mysterious (but fabulous) forthcoming adaptation. In addition, Tom and David have appeared on stage together in David’s two one-act plays, Bait n’ Swish.

Beyond their collaborative success, Tom’s That Play: A Solo Macbeth received a Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience. He currently has a television project in development. This season, David made his Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center debuts with his classical art songs and a commissioned choral work. He is also the Founder & President of, an exhaustive database of contemporary writers and music.

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