NYFA Sings Ewalt, Walker, and Overcash at 54 Below

September 4, 2015

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Catch the rising stars of the New York Film Academy’s Musical Theater department on stage for the first time at Broadway’s Supper Club, 54 BELOW on Tuesday, September 8th at 7pm. Our students will be performing with Ewalt & Walker and Drew Overcash, as well as Natalie Weiss, Kevin David Thomas, and more in “NYFA Sings Ewalt, Walker, & Overcash.”

This concert marks the culmination of a partnership between songwriters Ewalt & Walker and Drew Overcash and NYFA musical theatre students who recently completed readings for new musicals written by both writers. They’ll be joined on stage by some of NYFA’s own faculty, including Broadway stars and cabaret legends Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Les Miz, and Breaking Down the Riffs), Kevin David Thomas (A Little Night Music, Les Miz), LaDonna Burns (RENT nat tour), and Rob Maitner (Urinetown world premiere). See Broadway’s future stars singing alongside their Broadway teachers, in what is sure to be an unforgettable night of hot-off-the-presses musical theater.

Produced by Kristy Cates (Wicked) and Jordan Neil Dragutsky, with musical direction by Anna Ebbesen.

There is a $25-$35 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

Students and alumni can use code NYFA35 for 35% off!


Kyle Ewalt & Michael Ian Walker, writers of the hit show BROMANCE, return to 54 Below after two smash, sold-out Pajamboree concerts, where they turned the club into a musical theater sleepover party. Their work has also been seen at Joe’s Pub, Playwrights Horizons, Ars Nova, Caroline’s On Broadway, and 92Y. They are also the curating producers of the emerging composer series Behind the Music-al, produced in conjunction with The Dramatists Guild of America.


Drew Overcash is a Midwestern songwriter whose work has been heard around the city at venues like Joe’s Pub, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Birdland, 54 Below, and The Pershing Square Signature Center. His musical, BOYS VS. GIRLS, under production contract with Last Call Theatricals, held its NYC premier concert at (le) Poisson Rouge this past spring. He is a creator of the sold-out concert series Twenty-Somethings (in it’s third year at The Highline Ballroom), the St. Jude Benefit Concert series raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Fresh Pens Contest, which gives new songwriters the opportunity to showcase their music.


54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. In their description of 54 BELOWThe New York Times writes “the club has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan’s other major supper clubs.” Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95.