Backup vocals are provided by Rashidra Scott (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Olithea Anglin (Something Major) and Darius Harper (The Book of Mormon national tour).
Who We Are: The Songs of Lyons & Pakchar features musical direction by Alvin Hough (Motown) and is produced by Matthew Masten (Of Mice and Men, Buyer & Cellar) and Marianne Mills (Of Mice and Men, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical).
Lyons and Pakchar began collaborating while touring with The Book of Mormon. Lyons, who handles lyrics and music, is a Broadway actor who currently appears in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and has performed in Rent and Dreamgirls. Pakchar, a guitarist and composer who has played for the Broadway productions of Wicked, Book of Mormon and Newsies, provides orchestration and additional music. The two are developing a musical entitled '79, inspired by the score of "#LOVE."
54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. There is a $25-$35 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. For more information and tickets, call (646) 476-3551 or visit 54Below.com.
Watch the Playbill Video Exclusive, featuring Katie Thompson performing Lyons and Pakchar's "Free," below:
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.