Photo provided by Brooke Di Spirito.
Before there was The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Beautiful and Damned, the harrowing love story of two New York City socialites falling for one another on the eve of the Jazz Age. This past summer saw the original musical adaptation of The Beautiful and Damned come to life on Fitzgerald’s own Long Island, and now the show comes to New York City. With 22-year-old Brooke Di Spirito at the creative helm, exactly 100 years after the novel’s original publication, a concert version of the show comes to 54 Below. Featuring a mix of Broadway stars and up-and-coming performers from the original cast, get ready for an unforgettable evening of happiness, hilarity, heartache – and, of course, jazz.
The new work features James Brautigam (Beauty and the Beast: The Musical, Frankenstein: The Musical), Sarah Anne Fernandez (Elphaba u/s in Wicked national tour), Mike Jubak Jr., (The Beautiful and Damned), Izzy Ochocki, (The Beautiful and Damned), Beatrix Postley, (The Beautiful and Damned), and Emily Schultheis (Almost Famous). Joining the company is Jivan Ramesh (youngest string player to ever perform at Carnegie Hall).
Tickets start at $25 and the one-night only performance is Tuesday, January 17 at 9:30 PM at 54 Below. Click here for tickets and more.