Photo Feature: ‘The Jonathan Larson Project’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below

The Jonathan Larson Project, performed at Feinstein’s /54 Below, was a fitting tribute to composer Jonathan Larson, who tragically passed away in 1996 just as his hit musical Rent arrived on Broadway.

Feinstein’s/54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper curated the song selections. Tepper conducted five years of archival research at the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress, which houses the Jonathan Larson Collection, and interviewed Larson’s family, friends, and colleagues. The result was a treasure trove of previously unperformed, unrecorded, and unheard material.

The Jonathan Larson Project, which played 12 performances at the midtown-Manhattan club, was performed by Broadway regulars Lauren Marcus, Krysta Rodriguez, George Salazar, Nick Blaemire, and Andy Mientus.

Photographer Abby Warhola captured the show’s magic with a series of pictures for DC Metro Theater Arts. Reporting by Deb Miller.

[Related: Interview with George Salazar, Interview with Jennifer Tepper, Jonathan Larson Project Review, Be More Chill Review]

Lauren Marcus, Nick Blaemire, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, George Salazar, photo by Abby Warhola.
Lauren Marcus, Nick Blaemire, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, George Salazar, photo by @AbbyWarhola.
Andy Mientus. Photo by Abby Warhola.
Andy Mientus. Photo by @AbbyWarhola.
Krysta Rodriguez. Photo by Abby Warhola.
Krysta Rodriguez. Photo by @AbbyWarhola.
Nick Blaemire. Photo Abby Warhola.
Nick Blaemire. Photo by @AbbyWarhola.
Lauren Marcus. Photo by Abby Warhola.
Lauren Marcus. Photo by @AbbyWarhola.
George Salazar. Photo by Abby Warhola.
George Salazar. Photo by @AbbyWarhola.
Will Roland. Photo by Abby Warhola.
Will Roland. Photo by @AbbyWarhola.

The Jonathan Larson Project played October 9 through 14, 2018 at Feinstein’s/54 Below – 254 West 54th Street, in New York, New York. For information on future Feinstein’s/54 Below shows, go online.