A new concert celebrating Walt Whitman and his poetic queerness is coming to Feinstein's/54 Below for Pride month. Written by Rodney Bush and Eric Rosen, Leaves: Songs of Ourselves is an eclectic mix of pop, rock, and folk music that is partially a direct adaptation of Whitman's poetry and partially original material inspired by his work.
Audiences will also hear work from Bush and Rosen's musical Stoker, which follows the rivalry between Whitman devotees Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde.
The concert will feature Tony winner Lauren Patten (Jagged Little Pill, Fun Home), Claybourne Elder (Company, Bonnie and Clyde), and Bradley Gibson (The Lion King). Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
Leaves: Songs of Ourselves will play Feinstein's/54 Below June 27 at 7 PM.
For more information, visit 54Below.com.