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Julian Velard: Please Don’t Make Me Play Piano Man

Julian Velard: Please Don’t Make Me Play Piano Man

October 24 - April 15, 2020

Inspired by the unsuccessful experimental Broadway shows of the 1970s, singer-songwriter-comedian Julian Velard has written a musical about his own life. A born Manhattanite living in Queens with a wife and a child, Velard has quit the music business for the stable world of musical theater. Joined by his co-writer and fellow dad Mark from the Park, Velard presents his disasterpiece in an attempt to face middle age with his dreams still on his shoulders and the realities of life around his neck. 

Written by Julian Velard, Grant Black, and Joe Schiappa. Performed by Julian Velard and Joe Schiappa.

Julian Velard’s music styling and comedic timing have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR, and have won acclaim in The Guardian, Time Out London, The Sunday Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He’s toured internationally as an opening act for artists such as Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Goldfrapp, and he has shared the stage with a host of comedians including Will Ferrell and Reggie Watts. Velard’s songs have been featured in Mashable, The AV Club, Nerdist and performed by UK Pop sensation Olly Murs.

Joe Schiappa is a writer and performer based in New York City.  Joe's made the series “Sport Court” which was one of IndieWire's Ten Best Web Series of 2017. He was the head writer for the 2016 & 2015 MTV Fandom Awards, MTV's New Year's Eve 2015 and the creator of Truth or Dare which premiered in 2014 on MTV(other). He has written for various comedic outlets including Impractical Jokers, Prank Academy on Youtube RED and Funny Or Die. 

Grant Black was born into song. He is the son of legendary Oscar winning lyricist Don Black O.B.E and started his career as a manager representing acts including Adam Ant, Strictly Rhythm Records, and many more. Grant is an international platinum award winning songwriter and songs have been recorded by diverse artists including Run DMC, Sarah Brightman, Craig David, JLS, Olly Murs, Katie Melua, Liberty X, Holly Vallance, Corrine Bailey Rae, Heather Small, and Alicia Keys.

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