Bebe Neuwirth, Patricia Racette Set for 54 Below This Month
54 BELOW has announced the debut of cabaret, film & television actress and theatre legend Bebe Neuwirth and the return of opera great Patricia Racette this March.
Bebe Neuwirth brings Stories with Piano #4, a collection of story songs by Kurt Weill, Tom Waits and other composers, as well as some Broadway standards for seven performances on March 18 at 9:30PM, March 19-21 at 7:00PM, March 22-23 at 8:00PM and March 23 at 11:00PM. Doors open for dinner at 5:30PM for the 7:00PM show, 6:30PM for the 8:00PM show, 8:45PM for the 9:30PM show and 10:00PM for the 11:00PM show. $50-$60 cover charge. $35 food & beverage minimum.
Widely acclaimed soprano Patricia Racette returns to 54 Below with her show Diva On Detour, featuring songs from jazz, cabaret, blues and the Great American Songbook for five performances on March 26-28 at 7:00PM, March 27 at 9:30PM and March 29-30 at 8:00PM. Doors open for dinner at 5:30PM for the 7:00PM show, 6:30PM for the 8:00PM show and 8:45PM for the 9:30PM show. $30-$40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum. To purchase tickets for either show, visit www.54below.com.
Television audiences adore her for her multiple Emmy Award-winning role as Lilith Crane on Cheers, but it's the Broadway stage that Tony Award-winner Bebe Neuwirth truly calls home. Talking about her cabaret show, Stories with Piano #4, Neuwirth says, "I'm very interested in the characters and these moments in their lives that are best expressed in song." Neuwirth won Tonys for her work in Sweet Charity and Chicago, and also dazzled New York audiences in A Chorus Line, Little Me, Damn Yankees, Here Lies Jenny and The Addams Family.
Widely acclaimed as one of opera's leading sopranos, Patricia Racette has made her mark as the star in operas ranging from Madame Butterfly, La Bohème and Tosca to Peter Grimes and Dialogues of the Carmelites in the world's most prestigious venues, including The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, The Paris Opera and San Francisco Opera, among many others, and on worldwide HD Broadcasts to millions. But before her career on the opera stage, Racette sang jazz, cabaret and jewels from the Great American Songbook. Now she brings her career full circle with an intimate evening featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Edith Piaf and other contemporary popular composers. Says The New York Times: "Her singing was robust, nuanced and passionate, befitting a performer of her skill and experience." Diva On Detour is a show that Racette is singing songs near and dear to her heart.