New Writers at 54 Below: The Songs of Kailey Marshall

Join us at 54 Below on August 14th, 2017 @ 9:30 pm for a night of new music! Singer/songwriter Kailey Marshall and her work have been accused of being many things including brazen, raw, and catchy AF. When she sits at the keys, dangerous diary entries and bad lovers become living legends through her lyrics and pop/rock hooks. Marshall has penned shows such as Confirmed, Songs for Slutty Girls, and Portrait of Jo, and was recently chosen as a composer in the New Dramatists Composer/Librettist Studio. Prepare to dance in the aisles, toast your best friend, and text your ex, because Marshall is sure to bring a night filled with heartbreaks turned into hit songs. Marshall will be joined by incredible musicians and a handful of guest performers from Broadway (TBA). Directed by Max Friedman. 54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets are $25-$35 plus a two-beverage minimum. For tickets or more information, call (646) 476-3551 or visit

Kailey Selected to New Dramatists Guild Composer/Librettist Studio!

Kailey has been selected as one of five composers to participate in the New Dramatists Guild Composer/Librettist Studio! From January 18th-February 3rd, Kailey will collaborate with five playwrights and five actors, creating five new musical theatre pieces. A presentation of all 25 new pieces will be presented on February 3rd. Click here for more info!

Songs For Slutty Girls At Don’t Tell Mama


SONGS FOR SLUTTY GIRLS is an original feminist song cycle that charts the joys and the frustrations of today’s sexually liberated young women by looking into the intimate lives of three characters and the voices of society. The show features an exciting contemporary pop-rock score by Kailey Marshall and a libretto by Nessie Nankivell. The show has been previously developed in concert at Don’t Tell Mama and as a workshop at Pace University through the Pace New Musicals program. Visit for tickets. $15 cover charge, plus a two drink minimum.

Songs for Slutty Girls at Don’t Tell Mama

Ryan Scott Oliver and Nessie Nankivell present SONGS FOR SLUTTY GIRLS: A Song Cycle by Kailey Marshall, which will be presented Jan. 29th as part of THE REHEARSAL series at Don’t Tell Mama.

Directed by Max Friedman, with musical direction by Madeline Smith, performers at the 10 PM concert include Marshall, Kasie Gasparini (Mamma Mia), Molly Hager (Heathers), Katy Rea and Will Roland (The Black Suits).

Songs for Slutty Girls is a peppy, poppy, and potent exploration of female sexuality in the 21st century. From walks of shame to heartfelt revelations, Songs for Slutty Girls encapsulates the varied sexual landscape of dating in New York City. This song cycle seeks to redefine the word “slut” through a pop/rock score that captures the anger and ecstasy of the modern liberated woman.

Described as the Lena Dunham of NYC musical theatre writers, Kailey Marshall’s evocative and electric songs have been featured at 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, the Highline Ballroom and more. Kailey Marshall recently won the Fresh Pens Contest in July 2014 with her song “Give It Up” from her musical Confirmed.

THE REHEARSAL ROOM is a recurring concert series that features up and coming writers and composers. Each show will present innovative work, NYC premiers and electric performances. THE REHEARSAL ROOM is produced by Ryan Scott Oliver and Nessie Nankivell, and is run in conjunction with Oliver and Lindsay Mendez’s ACTOR THERAPY.

Don’t Tell Mama is located at 343 West 46th Street. There is a $12 cover charge plus a two-beverage minimum, cash only. For more information, call (212) 757-0788 or visit