54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, again features a cast of (mostly) Harvard and Yale graduates and current students in The Seventh Annual Harvard-Yale Cantata: A New Chapter. Come join us as the Harvard-Yale cantata takes a new path!
Most years, the Cantata, like the Regatta, is a competition. We pitted songs and performers from Harvard against songs and performers from Yale. Yale leads the series, 5 to 1, but some of those wins have come with very slim margins, due to the high quality of everyone’s work. This year, Yale’s winning team, led by music director and team captain Farrah Rothman, will oversee a departure from the competitive format. It feels like a time when we should all be working together. Farrah (Yale ’19) and producer Tom Toce (Yale ’78) are planning a program featuring artists and songs from alumni of Yale, Harvard, and many other Ivy and non-Ivy League colleges. Keep an eye on this space for updated information on all the special songs and performers we’re adding to the mix.
Harvard and Yale songwriters to include perennial cantata favorite John Forster (“Entering Marion”), Matt Corriel (foam deer Intervention Award Winner), and Tom Toce (Winner of the MAC award for “Shalom, Santa”). Former Judges (and Princeton Alumni) Bob Stillman (Nominations of Tony as a performer for Dirty Blonde and as a songwriter for Urban Cowboy) and Cheryl Davis (winner of a Writers’ Guild Award and a Kleban Award) will also contribute songs.
Additional performers and songwriters will be announced closer to the date.
“The Harvard-Yale Cantata” plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) Thursday, September 15 at 9:30 a.m. There is a $30-$40 cover charge ($65 premium) and a $25 minimum for food and beverages. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Day of show tickets after 4:00 p.m. are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.