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Mykal Kilgore At 54 Below Tonight

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We’ve raved about this young man for some time. The first ever featured vocalist here at BroadwayBlack, long before he was bringing down the house in Motown: The Musical eight times a week, Mykal Kilgore will take the stage tonight at 54 Below. This is definitely something you don’t want to miss if you can help it. Most of the tickets are pretty much sold out but there are still a couple left. You can find them at 54Below. But hurry!

 

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Currently starring in the hit Broadway musical Motown, acclaimed singing-actor Mykal Kilgore makes his 54 Below solo concert debut that will explore his life as an artist, why music is important to him, and show off his eclectic taste in music ranging from gospel to jazz to soul to contemporary musical theatre.

Known for his powerhouse vocals and impeccable acting chops, this once-in-a-generation talent has also graced the stages of the Great White Way in Hair and in the First National Tour of The Book of Mormon.

For Mykal, music has a great deal of strength in it. Hearts change. Guards drop. Strangers connect. Nations unite.

The roof of 54 Below may need some repairs the day after this one-night-only event because it will certainly be blown off once Mykal takes his final bows.

Kilgore has a voice that sounds like the lovechild of Billy Porter and Whitney Houston. Don’t belive it? Listen for yourself and tell us if we’re lying down in the comments below.

Mykal Kilgore sangs “Crush” by Lyons & Pakchar

Purchase the Album here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-live/id766817894 Follow: @lyonsandpakchar on twitter/FB Lyons & Pakchar ‘Crush’ Featuring Mykal Kilgore, recorded Live at The Cutting Room.

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Concert Night

Once On This Island’s Hailey Kilgore Will Make Her Solo Concert Debut!

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Tony & Grammy Nominee Hailey Kilgore will make her solo concert debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below this month! The Once On This Island star makes her debut following the closing of the Tony-winning revival, and she’s clearly got more stories to tell!

The concert entitled Mirrors is a night of celebration including the music that has influenced her meteoric rise. On January 30th 9:30 pm she shares her personal life story as a young girl to a young woman on the Broadway stage.

The 19-year-old vocalist has a set list that ranges from Jason Robert Brown to Alicia Keys. One thing we can say is that this show will sell out! So, stop waiting for life to begin and mark your calendars.

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About Last Night: Montego Glover, Nicholas Christopher, Brandon Victor Dixon & More!

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Broadway may go dark on Mondays, but Broadway Black stars were still shining all over New York City last night.

First up was the New York POPS Underground performance.  Formerly known as “Cabaret Evening,” Underground is the intimate offering of New York Pops orchestra.  Hosted at the infamous Feinstein’s/54 Below the benefit supports NY Pops music education program, PopsEd.  Last night’s special guests were Tony Yazbeck and Tony Award nominee Montego Glover.  The ever joyful Glover performed a few musical favorites including “I Loves You Porgy,” “I Dreamed a Dream,” and a jazzy rendition of the Memphis delight, “Someday.”

Before recognizing Queens P.S. 175 Principal Patricia Cooper as the first honoree of the NY PopsEd initiative, Glover shared, ” I know from experience that music has the power to save, to guide, to inspire.  I am standing as living proof that music has done exactly that.”

Glover and Yazbeck closed the show with an exciting duet of “Feelin’ Good” featuring Tony’s incredible tapping skills and Montego effortlessly belting notes that only dogs can hear.  Hate that we couldn’t share it with you, but we were just too busy being entertained to capture it on film!

Next, it was down to the West Village to see Darling, a developmental piece by Ryan Scott Oliver.  Following the smooth Nicholas Christopher (Hamilton) as Peter and the vocally stunning Kerstin Anderson as Wendy “Darling,” this abstract musical is a contemporary telling of Peter Pan like you’ve never imagined it before.

Producers, Motown Choreographer Warren Adams and Hamilton star Brandon Victor Dixon, were on hand to introduce the show to an enthusiastic audience at the hip Le Poisson Rouge.  The brilliant musical arrangement told a captivating story while highlighting the young cast’s musical aptitude and artistry. Vocal standouts included leads Christopher and Anderson, singing for the GODS for the duration of the show, the Lost Boys, with their soulful, sassy musical quips, and Les Miserables vet Brennyn Lark, taking sexy to a WHOLE other level.  The recorded event concluded with a thunderous standing ovation from the audience, confirming this show is exactly what young theater lovers want.  Keep an eye out for this one.  It’s gonna be big!

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