The heartbreaks and triumphs that fill people’s lives as they transition from the dreams that fuel their twenties to the confident maturity of their forties are finally being realistically showcased in entertainment. ‘thirtywhatever,’ a new musical revue that’s filled with songs about what happens between the time people say goodbye to 29 and hello to 40, is set to debut at New York City’s Laurie Beechman Theatre. The show will be run from January 29-February 20, 2017.

Award-winning songwriter Patrick Dwyer created the music and lyrics for the musical revue. ‘thirtywhatever’ will feature performances by James Seol, Correy West, Erin Wegner Brooks, Booth Daniels, Christopher Redding and Kathleen Stuart.

‘thirtywhatever’ was conceived and directed by six-time MAC Award winning executive producer, Eric Michael Gillett, and features musical direction by Alvin Hough, Jr. Gillett has previously developed works with Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector, Mandy Gonzalez, Karen Akers and KT Sullivan. He has also created pieces with Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller and Tovah Feldshuh.

The show will launch on Sunday, January 29 at 4pm, and 7pm shows will be held on Saturday, February 4; Monday, February 6; Monday, February 13; and Monday, February 20. To make reservations, visit the theatre’s website, or call (212) 352-3101. There is a $20 music charge and a $20 food/drink minimum. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located at 407 West 42nd Street (located within the West Bank CafĂ©).

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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