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Musical Revue thirtywhatever Explores Life’s Heartbreaks and Triumphs at New York’s Laurie Beechman Theatre

Musical Revue thirtywhatever Explores Life’s Heartbreaks and Triumphs at New York’s Laurie Beechman Theatre

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 Café).

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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