Award Winning Irish Musical Big Shot To Make New York Debut
Big Shot The Musical will play five nights Off-Broadway and one night at landmark New York venue Feinstein’s/54 Below this August.
Big Shot is an original award winning Irish musical written and composed by Lauryn Gaffney. In recent months the playwright and her team were presented with an opportunity to bring the show to NYC. There it will be seen and heard by people who can help bring Gaffney closer to her ambition of being the first female Irish composer-lyricist to have their work performed on Broadway.
The most recent production of Big Shot took place in February of this year at The Helix Theatre. For this performance, Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Ken Davenport (Kinky Boots, Once On This Island) was invited to critique the show and consult with the crew on the next step for the musical.
Davenport was so taken with the show that he invited Big Shot to be performed Off Broadway in New York for five nights as part of his musical theatre festival ‘RAVE’.
The musical also secured a booking at esteemed and legendary New York venue Feinstein’s/54 Below. There the cast will perform a programme of songs from the show and Lauryn’s original music. It is steps from Times Square with the club known as ‘Broadway’s living room’.
Big Shot tells the story of Jeremy Crocker, a savvy defense lawyer thriving in New York City’s bustling legal profession. Despite his ambitions, he falls in love with Carrie, a struggling Irish artist who works in Crocker’s go-to café in Downtown Manhattan.
The two become infatuated with each other. Yet, the relationship threatens to derail Crocker’s career, thanks to the dubious new defense case he has taken on. Does Crocker follow his heart or stick with his legal client obligations? The theme of the story is love, justice and living in the moment.
Big Shot represented Ireland in the San Diego International Fringe Festival in 2015. Described as an ‘absolute success’ by the festival organisers, it was awarded the ‘Spirit of Fringe’ Award, the most prestigious of the event.
Big Shot will be performed on August 7 in Feinstein’s/54 Below and from August 9 – 14 Off Broadway at RAVE. Tickets are on sale now.
Feinsteins/54 Below, Broadway: https://54below.com/events/lauryn-gaffney/
Rave Festival, Off-Broadway: www.ravetheatrefestival.com