The Disco Era…
A chance to revisit a brief, but revolutionary period of popular music and culture at the cusp of two powerful paradigms of rhythm and sound and the people falling in love with all of it.
Two couples navigate music, booze, cocaine, sex, dance, love, and interracial relationships, in a living installation where the audience can connect at New York City’s most irresitably hottest nightclub in the Spring of 1977.
What would you do to get the gig and the girl? The answer lies in the music with tracks from some of the most celebrated artists of the funk and disco era – Chic, Lakeside, Average White Band, Earth Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, KC & The Sunshine Band, Donna Summer and many more.
The other side of the Steve Rubell, Halston, Stones, celebrity playground…
“54″ the musical was conceived during the summer of 2009 thanks to an excellent iTunes playlist and a decent car stereo and actually written while trying to get alternate-side-of-the-street parking in Manhattan the fall of 2009. It was registered with the WGA in March 2010, received a copyright in June 2010, was informally read around a dining table sometime thereafter, then read again in December 2010 at the historic Gramercy Theatre in NYC and then for the new creative team in February 2012.
“Disco music…is funk with a bow tie.” – Fred Wesley (Trombonist and arranger for James Brown)
’54’ – the Musical opens in a cabaret style concert at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, New York City, on Sunday, November 11th from 6 to 8:30pm. Tickets are available at: www.theatreC.org