Contact: WHO KNOWS PRODUCTIONS
422 E. 77th Street, Apt. 5E
New York, NY 10075
212-472-7797
anyaturner@nyc.rr.com
rgrusecki@nyc.rr.com
AnyaRobertMusic.com

 

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOOK UP! the songs of Turner & Grusecki

 

Saturday, April 4, 2015 @ 7:00PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 8:00PM
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 7:00PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 @ 7:00PM

 

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
407 W. 42nd Street (at Ninth Avenue)
Downstairs at the West Bank Cafe
New York, NY 10036

 

Look Up! is a musical revue about connecting and disconnecting, written by Off-Broadway singer-songwriters Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki. The duo will be
joined by singers Darcy Yellin and Tom Picasso in an eclectic evening of contemporary songs, directed by Stephen Nachamie.

 

$20 music charge
$20 food/beverage minimum
Reserve tickets online at www.lauriebeechman.com (advance sale)
Or phone 212.695.6909 ($20 cash at door)
Doors open 90 minutes before showtime.
For more info visit www.AnyaRobertMusic.com
Singer-Songwriters ANYA TURNER and ROBERTGRUSECK write works fo rthe musica ltheatreandcabaret.

Inadditiontotheircurrentmusicalrevue,LookUp!,theyhavecreatedtwofull-­-lengthmusicals:GreetingsFromYorkville

presentedOff-­-BroadwayattheSoHoPlayhouseinaproductiondirectedbyThommieWalshandBaayorkLee,

andAfterAll,amusicaladaptationofShakespeare’sromanticcomedyMuchAdoAboutNothing,developedat

NYC’sYorkTheatreCompany.AnyaandRoberthavealsowrittendozensofmoderncabaretsongsandperformedthematmanypopularManhattannightclubs.Theyhavewritten
andrecordedfiveCDs:OrdinaryPeople,YouLovedMe,GreetingsFromYorkville,APartywithTurner&Grusecki,andLaborOfLove.

Theyhavealsopublishedthreesongbooksoftheirwork.TurnerandGrusecki’ssongshavebeenperformedbysuchartistsasKarenAkers,DonnaMcKechnie,andSteveRossatNYC’sAveryFisherHall,Town

Hall,SymphonySpaceandthe92ndStreetY.OnMarch27,2015BaayorkLee'sNAAP(NationalAsianArtistsProject)BroadwayCommunityChoruswillpresentSpringForward,aconcertfeaturing the
                   songsofTurner                   &

Grusecki.AnyaandRobertaretwo-­-timeRichardRodgersAwardfinalists,winnersofaMeetThe  Composer
  Grant,ASCAPPlusAwardrecipients,andManhattanAssociationofCabaretssong-­-of-­-the-­-yearnominees.

Theyaremarriedandliveinafifthfloorwalk-­-upinaneighborhoodofManhattancalledYorkville.AnyaRobertMusic.com

 

STEPHEN NACHAMIE (Director) New York: Mr. Confidential (NYMF), Foreverman
(NYMF - New World Stages Award), Naughty/Nice (Producers Circle Co.), Luck! (with
Faith Prince), West Side Story, Into the Woods, Torch Song Trilogy (with Seth
Rudetsky), Faraway Bayou, She Loves Me, Driving Miss Daisy (with Larry Marshall), I
Hate Hamlet, and It's a Wonderful Life as well as numerous industrials. Regionally he
has directed and/or choreographed for Goodspeed’s New Works Festival, Olney Theatre
Center, North Carolina Theatre, Penguin Rep, John W. Engeman Theatre, New Rep, Tri-
Arts, Maine State Music Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Seacoast Rep, among many others.
His production of A Chorus Line at the Olney was awarded the 2014 Helen Hayes Award
for Outstanding Resident Musical Production. He was named one of
DCMetroTheatreScene's favorite directors of 2013. He is currently developing several
new works for the stage and co-bookwriter for the new musical Foreverman. Member
SDC stephennachamie.com

 

DARCY YELLIN Darcy is honored to be bringing the music of Grusecki and Turner to
the Laurie Beechman. A born and raised New Yorker, she received her BFA in Musical
Theater from The College Conservatory of Music at The University of
Cincinnati. Regional: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), Cabaret (Sally Bowles). NY Theater:
Company (Marta), The Last Goodbye (Lady Capulet), Morning Star (Fanny), A Tree
Grows in Brooklyn, Once Upon a Time in New Jersey, Minimum Wage.

 

TOM PICASSO Tom is a thrilled to be working on the songs of Turner &
Grusecki. Around New York he has been seen at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre, Public
Assembly and Silent Barn in Brooklyn, the NYFringe Festival, as well as Off-Broadway
at Classic Stage Company among others. He recently returned from his home state of
Kansas where he performed in a revival of the jazz musical "The Nervous Set" at the
Lawrence Arts Center. Tom is currently the voice of the COZI-TV cable channel from
NBCUniversal, and can be heard on various audiobooks including the NYTimes
Bestseller, "The Reason I Jump." He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the
Case / Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program.