The bluesy new musical The City Club officially opens April 23 at off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre. Directed by Mitchell Maxwell, the new musical features music and lyrics by James Compton, Tony DeMeur and Tim Brown and a book by Glenn M. Stewart.
Set after Prohibition in 1934, The City Club tells the story of Charles “Chaz” Davenport (Pandaleon), the privileged son of a corrupt family whose vice grip on their city is as tight as it is inescapable. Obsessed with music and the people who write, play, sing and worship it, Chaz opens The City Club, a night spot of pure and unbridled musical genius, opportunity and escape.
The City Club stars Kristen Martin, Andrew Pandaleon, Ana Hoffman, Peter Bradbury, Kenny Brawner, Autumn Guzzardi, Kaitlin Mesh, Patrick O’Neill, Emily Tyra and Robert J. Townsend.
This marks the American premiere of The City Club. The musical originally premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival.