“What Will You Fight For?” from “The Legend of New York” in concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Performed by Angela Grovey. April 18, 2016
Ensemble: Josephine Spada, Ally Bonino, Ben Chavez, and Alex Goley Music by Joshua Salzman
Book and Lyrics by Ryan Cunningham Music directed by Kurt Crowley Directed by John Simpkins
“The Legend of New York” is a Sodom and Gomorrah story set during the 1977 New York City blackout. An angel appears to a NYC cop and sends him on a quest to find three souls worth saving by sunrise or else the city will be destroyed. This funk-infused new musical celebrates ’70s New York in all its grungy glory—taking you from Central Park to Times Square to CBGBs to the legendary Studio 54.
Band: Kurt Crowley: Music Director/Piano/Synth Mike Croiter: Drums Rob Jost: Bass Brian Koonin: Guitar Alden Banta: Reeds Dan Willis: Reeds Jim Hynes: Trumpet Joe Fiedler: Trombone (Orchestrations)