On Monday, October 15, 2012, Olivier Award nominee and celebrated star of Broadway's smash hit musical Chicago Carol Woods
will debut her newest solo concert act, "From Blues to Broadway,"
at 54 Below.
Featuring musical direction by Sheldon Becton, Ms. Woods' one-night-only concert event begins at 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20-$30 each, plus a $25 food/drink minimum, and are now available by visiting www.54below.com
or by calling TicketWeb.com at 866-468-7619
At the 2008 Grammy Awards, Carol Woods
received a standing ovation for her gripping and unforgettable performance of the Beatles' "Let It Be," which she performed that year in Julie Taymor
's acclaimed film Across the Universe
"From Blues to Broadway" marks Ms. Woods' triumphant return to the New York cabaret stage with an eclectic evening of music that will satisfy every mood swing.
In addition to her oft-reprised role as Matron "Mama" Morton in the Tony Award winning revival of Chicago
, Woods' other Broadway credits include One Mo' Time
, the 2001 revival of Stephen Sondheim
's Follies, Smokey Joe's Café
, the Tommy Tune
-directed Stepping Out
, Neil Simon
's The Goodbye Girl, Grind, Big River
and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
As a founding member of Tony Randall
's National Actor's Theatre, Ms. Woods appeared in their first two productions -- The Crucible
and A Little Hotel on the Side
Off-Broadway, she starred in One Mo' Time, Taking My Turn
and First Lady Suite
at The Public Theater
Internationally, Carol has had command performances for England's Princess Margaret and Prince Andrew, starred in the London production of One Mo' Time
and performed the title role in August Wilson
's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
at the Royal National Theatre.
She was nominated for an Olivier Award for her outstanding performance in the West End production of Blues in the Night.
Her television credits include guest appearances on "The Practice," "Third Watch," "Law & Order" and as a series regular on "The Parent Hood."
Carol's nightclub and cabaret performances span the globe-from London to Tokyo, from Las Vegas to Honolulu. In New York, she has appeared at Carnegie Hall
with the New York Pops, The Village Gate, B. Smith
's, Rainbow and Stars, Michael's Pub and Town Hall.