Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Gives 54 Below Preview!

Tony-winner Donna McKechnie graces the stage of 54 Below in a brand new show: a musical déjà vu celebrating the scintillating 70′s in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair, On the Town, Company, Promises, Promises and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. For these five very special performances, Donna (Broadway Royalty!) will salute this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch, Billy Strayhorn, and Stephen Sondheim, with arrangements and music direction by John McDaniel. She gave a special press preview from her upcoming engagement at 54 Below yesterday, and BroadwayWorld brings you complete coverage below!

Designed by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty and architect Richard Lewis, lit by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, and with sound by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, 54 BELOW features an in-your-living-room intimate relationship between its performers and audiences. Tony Award winner Scott Wittman serves as creative consultant and MAC Award Winner Phil Geoffrey Bond serves as director of programming. André J. Marrero is the Executive Chef of the new venue, which provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Bringing together his love of the arts with his passion for cooking and hospitality, Chef André has created a market driven contemporary bistro menu that includes ingredients sourced from all over the world.

54 BELOW is managed by Tony Award winning producers Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, and Steven Baruch. 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly and has audio and video recording capabilities. The cover charge ranges from $5-$85. 54 BELOW is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets and information are available atwww.54Below.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Gives 54 Below Preview!

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Gives 54 Below Preview!
Donna McKechnie

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Gives 54 Below Preview!
Donna McKechnie

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Gives 54 Below Preview!
Donna McKechnie

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Gives 54 Below Preview!
Donna McKechnie

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Gives 54 Below Preview!
Donna McKechnie

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Gives 54 Below Preview!
Donna McKechnie

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Gives 54 Below Preview!
Donna McKechnie

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Gives 54 Below Preview!
Donna McKechnie

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Gives 54 Below Preview!
Donna McKechnie

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Gives 54 Below Preview!
Donna McKechnie

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Gives 54 Below Preview!
Donna McKechnie

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Gives 54 Below Preview!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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