Drew Gasparini returns to his beloved Feinstein’s/54 Below to share It’s Kind of a Funny Story, a musical about the simpler things in life: anxiety, depression, and possible insanity. When Craig Gilner, a sixteen-year old piece of social wallpaper, attempts and fails to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge, he admits himself into a mental hospital. Far from the squeezing scrutiny of family, friends, social media, and growing up, Craig is able to face his fears with the help of the unlikeliest people on earth and learns the answer to the question, “If everyone is crazy, is anyone crazy?”
Based on the best-selling novel by Ned Vizzini and the 2010 Focus Features film, It’s Kind of a Funny Story – a commission for Universal Stage Productions – features music & lyrics by Drew and a book by 2016 Tony nominee Alex Brightman.
The cast includes Bryce Pinkham (Holiday Inn, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Ann Harada(Avenue Q, Cinderella), Preston Boyd (Sunset Boulevard, She Loves Me), Colton Ryan (Dear Evan Hansen), Rozi Baker (Bonnie & Clyde), Evie Dolan (School of Rock), Molly Hager (Waitress), Reed Campbell (Nice Work If You Can Get It), Noel Carey (“Brooklyn Sound”), Aneesh Sheth (Southern Comfort), Delaney Amatrudo, and Alex Goley. The concert features orchestrations and music direction by Justin Goldner and is produced by Erica Rotstein.
The concert features orchestrations and music direction by Justin Goldner and is produced by Erica Rotstein. Tickets and information available at 54 Below.com.