Laura Benanti, Annaleigh Ashford & More to Join The Skivvies at 54 Below this Week
Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond:
RSO FEST: DARLING IN CONCERT, November 4 at 7PM & 9:30PM:
This new musical staging is the second in our continuing series, saluting the work of composer/lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver! Set in 1929 Boston, Darling is a coming-of-age story about Ursula Morgan, stolen away from her upper-class family by a mysterious rentboy named Peter. Soon, Ursula finds herself in the seedy underground world of sex, drugs and jazz. With a book by Brett Ryback, Darling is produced in association with Kurt Deutsch and Sh-k-boom Records. Oliver, the recipient of both the Jonathan Larson Award as well as the Richard Rodgers Award for musical theatre, is one of New York's most prolific and exciting young musical artists. Cast List: Andrea Ross (Ursula), Derek Klena (Peter), Nikki Snelson (Lilly), Leo Ash Evens, Max Chernin, Ben Garrett, Julia Mattison, Marissa O'Donnell. Cover charge $25-35 for 7PM show, cover charge $35-45 for 9:30PM show. $25 food & beverage minimum.
THE CALLBACK, November 4 at 11:30PM:
Join Emily McNamara and accompanist Benjamin Rauhala at this week's The Callback: Preliminaries! Watch eight contestants duke it out by singing their favorite tunes for the chance to progress to The Callback: Semi-Finals and eventually win their own show at 54 Below. For more information on "The Callback" rules or how to submit an audition video, please visit www.54Below.com. No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.
Paulo Szot, November 5 at 7PM, November 6 at 9:30PM:
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Audiences can prepare to swoon as the Tony-winning star of South Pacific headlines 54 Below for a week-long engagement. In this brand new show, the Brazilian opera star presents a program of cherished classics from the American Songbook, as well as Brazilian and jazz favorites. Paulo is one of the most versatile and extraordinary singers to be heard today. It'll be some enchanted evening, be sure! $45-55 cover charge. $30 food & beverage minimum.
Joanna Gleason, November 5 at 9PM:
HIT SHOW EXTENDED! 54 Below is delighted to welcome Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason as she makes her NYC cabaret debut! Accompanied by Well Strung, the dazzling modern-day string quartet, her fantasy and real lives intersect underscored by tunes ranging from Billy Joel to Dave Frishberg to Johnny Mathis, with maybe even a little walk through the woods. Revered by Broadway audiences for her unforgettable (& award-winning) portrayal of The Baker's Wife in the original company of Into the Woods, New York has also embraced Joanna in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Nick and Nora and Sons of The Prophet among others, racking up all of the major theatre awards along the way. This is to say nothing of her film and TV work, which includes Boogie Nights, Crimes & Misdemeanors, The Wedding Planner, the upcoming Last Vegas and a whole host of other projects. It's the cabaret event of the fall when this eloquent, witty and thoroughly delightful star graces our stage. Be there!Cover charge $35-45. $25 food & beverage minimum.