The Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop has been helping theatre artists for 99 years. Now, it needs their help, after a recent water pipe burst causing extensive damage to the shop and half of its inventory.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer and star of Broadway’s Hamilton, took to Twitter and YouTube, making a plea to his quarter of a million followers. Miranda did several work shops for In the Heights In this store. I know because I was at most of them.
Together, stars of stage and shop employees will gather for a night of stories and songs to celebrate and benefit the legendary Drama Book Shop. The evening will feature many of the all-star Broadway talent who frequent the shop on a daily basis… to be announced soon! For more information on the shop, please visit www.dramabookshop.com.
Gabrielle Ruiz (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, If/Then, In The Heights)
Chuck Cooper (The Life, Amazing Grace, Cabin in the Sky)
Alex Boniello (Spring Awakening)
David Cryer (The Phanton of the Opera, 1776, Chess)
Patti Mariano (The Full Monty, Rags, The Music Man)
Sally Mayes (She Loves Me, Closer Than Ever)
The NYCity Slickers
Red Wine + Whiskey
Paul Thomas Ryan
And more to be announced!
Steven Carl McCasland will be on piano. This talented playwright also works at the Drama Book Store.
Tickets are priced $40 (not including a $25 food/drink minimum) and all proceeds will benefit The Drama Book Shop. For reservations, please visit http://54below.com/artist/a-benefit-for-the-drama-book-shop/.
Feinstein’s/54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, next door to Studio 54.