Sam Salmond (2016 Jonathan Larson Grant winner) comes to Joe's Pub with a gang of Broadway’s best to present lively, infectious and disarming songs from Eighty-Sixed and other upcoming musicals! Don't miss this rare chance to hear the premiere of one-of-a-kind tunes about teenage outcasts, LGBT heroes, monsters, mad scientists, prisoner paradoxes, good ol' love, and so much more. With a style the Boston Globe calls “preciously talented,” “rudely funny,” but with “raw anguish at its heart,” and musical influences from Bowie to Ben Folds to Sondheim-- Sam Salmond and friends promise a night of pop/rock theater, laughter and catharsis that you’ll never forget! The evening is music directed by Benjamin Rauhala and features new orchestrations by the one and only Charlie Rosen! Directed by Marlo Hunter and produced by Natasha Sinha.
Sam Salmond is a 2016 Jonathan Larson Award-winning composer/lyricist/ bookwriter. Sam is writing music and lyrics for Eighty-Sixed, developed at Second Stage Theatre. He’s the creator of the immersive show Uncool: the Party (CAP21 and MTF), and wrote book and lyrics for Mother, Me and the Monsters (Barrington Stage - Critic's Pick, The Boston Globe) and Cage Match (Prospect Theater). He contributed songs for Shakina Nayfack’s Manifest Pussy (Theatreworks Palo Alto, The Wild Project and the North Carolina HB2 Rebel Tour). Sam’s songs have been featured at venues across the country, including Lincoln Center, Ars Nova, Symphony Space, Joe's Pub, 54 Below, NYMF and NAMT.
Lilli Cooper (SPRING AWAKENING, SPONGEBOB)
Michael Linden (SPRING AWAKENING)
Bonnie Milligan (GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER)
Julia Murney (WICKED, LENNON)
Shakina Nayfack (Hulu's "Difficult People," MANIFEST PUSSY)
Larry Owens (FAT CAMP)
Ronald Peet (KENTUCKY, THE GOLEM OF HAVANA)
Jon Rua (HAMILTON, IN THE HEIGHTS)
Preston Sadleir (NEXT TO NORMAL, ME MYSELF & I)
AJ Shively (BRIGHT STAR, LA CAGE)
Taylor Trensch (CURIOUS INCIDENT, BARE)
Adrienne Warren (SHUFFLE ALONG, BRING IT ON)
Barrett Wilbert Weed (HEATHERS, FOUND)
Noah Zachary (POSTER BOY)