New Musical! Vincent by Matt DeMaria at 54 Below in August
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 01:12 pm EDT 06/20/24

New Musical! Vincent by Matt DeMaria
An emo/progressive rock musical inspired by Vincent Van Gogh
FRIDAY, AUG 9 AT 9:30PM
AT 54 BELOW, BROADWAY'S SUPPER CLUB,
www.54Below.org

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Matt DeMaria's Vincent on Friday, August 9 at 9:30pm.
Join us at 54 Below for a one night only concert of Vincent, a brand new emo/progressive rock musical that is not a biography of Vincent Van Gogh, but more an Impressionist painting of his aura. Taking place in modern day Brooklyn, we follow Vincent as she navigates the life of being an artist in search of that ultimate goal… to be seen and heard. Vincent holds a mirror up to the modern struggles of the artist. After an award winning run at the New York Theatre Festival, Vincent is ready to blow the roof off of 54 Below.

Featuring Delilah Jane Dunn, Erica Enriquez (Choo Choo), Charlotte Odusanya (Rent, Audrey: A New Musical), Kate Shoulders and Devyn White (The Imbible, 420: The Musical), with more stars to be announced! Matt DeMaria music directs and leads a band featuring Tiffany Jordan Anderson, Conner Duke, Eitan Prouser, and Justin Scheidling. Directed by by Alyssa Kakis. Produced by Daniel J. Ferrante and Dead Star Theatre Co (Matt DeMaria, Kenny Doyle, and Alyssa Kakis).

Vincent plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on August 9th at 9:30pm. Cover charges are $40 (in- cludes $5 in fees) - $51 (includes $6 in fees.) Premiums are $89.50 (includes $9.50 in fees). There is a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.org. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00pm are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

MORE ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

Matt (He/Him) is Chilean-American, award winning composer based out of Long Island. He has en- joyed many years dabbling in all facets of the arts. From acting on stage, to composing, to directing, to orchestrating. His original musical VINCENT, inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, had its New York City premier May 2023. It was nominated for 5 awards and won "Best Score" for Matt. He served as a pro- duction assistant for the Toronto and Broadway runs of COME FROM AWAY. In 2017 he began travel- ing the world as the Music Director/Conductor on the 20th Anniversary tour of the Pulitzer Prize win- ning show RENT. After a brief hiatus he went back on the road touring RENT for its "25th Anniversary Farewell Tour." He served as associate conductor of SUMMER - THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL (The Gateway). A concept album of his original musical THE DEATH OF THE LIVING CLUB was re- leased in April 2024. He is one of the founding members of Dead Star Theatre Co.

Alyssa Kakis (she/her) is an award-winning theatre director, and received her degree in Directing from Pace University's School of Performing Arts. Recently, Alyssa directed the NYC premiere of Vincent by Matt DeMaria (Teatro LATEA), which won awards for Best Direction and Best Score at New York The- ater Festival's 2023 Summerfest. In 2024-2025, Vincent will be produced at Long Island University.
Other recent credits include Stuart Little (St. John's University) the world premiere of The Death of The Living Club by Matt DeMaria (Open Jar Studios), Heathers (The Riverside Theatre), Happy Hour with Rum & Choke (The Tank), Spring Awakening (Bellmore Showplace), Dark Matter (Pace University's Devised Theatre Festival / The PIT), A Millennial Play (Dixon Place), and Warning! Contents May Be Hot! (Institute of the Arts Barcelona). Alyssa is also a founding member of Dead Star Theatre Co. www.deadstartheatreco.com



MORE ABOUT 54 BELOW
54 Below, a recipient of the 2022 TONY AWARDS® Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve the music of Broadway and expand the art of the cabaret while growing opportunities for diverse communities of emerging and established artists and providing un- paralleled audience experiences.
It was founded as a place for the Broadway community to celebrate Broadway performers, both estab- lished and new, who sing not only the music of Broadway and the Great American Songbook, but also new material intended for Broadway and off-Broadway stages. One of the most in demand venues in the city presenting over 700 shows per year, the club features fine dining and superb scenic, lighting, and sound designs entirely imagined by Broadway designers. For performers, writers, musicians, and more, 54 Below gives opportunities to advance their craft, expand their repertoires, and develop their voices in a way that is more personal, making them stronger as artists. It gives Broadway fans an op- portunity to see their favorite artists in a different way, deepening their relationship and understanding of their talent.
54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. It is also a place for innovation in musical songwriting and performance. Collaborations born at 54 Below give rise to and help develop new theatrical projects and new musi- cals. In addition, its popular streaming video activities and audio recordings support these activities, helping to build a new Broadway audience worldwide, both in age and geography.
Located at 254 West 54th Street, the club presents live shows at 7pm and 9:30pm. Tickets and infor- mation at 54below.org.
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