Photo Coverage: Maurice Hines Gives 54 Below Preview!
This holiday season, enjoy the tinsel and the eggnog, but beat it down to 54 Below where Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Maurice Hines triumphantly returns with Tap'in Through Life, his original show featuring the all-woman, nine player big band The DIVA Orchestra, which includes a six-woman horn section. Expect classic tunes such as "Come Fly with Me," "All the Way," "Luck Be a Lady," and "Route 66!" A childhood sensation with his brother Gregory, the tap-dancing duo appeared in New York, Las Vegas, and Europe, and on television, including a remarkable thirty-five appearances on The Tonight Show. A smash in 1978′s Broadway sensation Eubie!, Maurice's critically-acclaimed appearances on the Great White Way include Sophisticated Ladies and Uptown... It's Hot, which he also conceived, directed and choreographed. Jump up the holiday season with Maurice Hines and the fantastic Diva Orchestra and tap your troubles away at this year-end musical party! He gave a special press preview from his 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.