Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below

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Just yesterday, 54 Below held a special press preview for its upcoming engagements, which included 2010 Bistro Award-winner Hilary Kole (Our Sinatra, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Rainbow Room), from "Sondheim Unplugged" Sarah Rice ('Johanna' in the original 1979 production of Sweeney Todd, The Fantasticks, A Little Night Music, Candide), compay members from Sing, Harlem, Sing! (created by Vy Higginsen and directed by Ken Wydro,).

BroadwayWorld was there for the sneak peek and we bring you photos from the event below!
 
54 BELOW, Broadway's nightclub is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. In their description of 54 BELOW, The New York Times writes "the club has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs."

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 at www.54Below.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
The Stage at the 54 Below

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Vy Higginsen - 'Sing, Harlem, Sing!

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Vy Higginsen - 'Sing, Harlem, Sing!'

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
'Sing, Harlem, Sing!' - Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, Elijah Ahmad Lewis. Bettina Pennon and Craig Stagg

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
'Sing, Harlem, Sing!' - Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, Elijah Ahmad Lewis. Bettina Pennon and Craig Stagg

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson - 'Sing, Harlem, Sing!'

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Elijah Ahmad Lewis - 'Sing, Harlem, Sing!'

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Bettina Pennon - 'Sing, Harlem, Sing!'

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Craig Stagg - 'Sing, Harlem, Sing!'

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Elijah Ahmad Lewis - 'Sing, Harlem, Sing!'

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson - 'Sing, Harlem, Sing!'

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
'Sing, Harlem, Sing!' - Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, Elijah Ahmad Lewis. Bettina Pennon and Craig Stagg

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
'Sing, Harlem, Sing!' - Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, Elijah Ahmad Lewis. Bettina Pennon and Craig Stagg

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
'Sing, Harlem, Sing!' - Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, Elijah Ahmad Lewis. Bettina Pennon and Craig Stagg

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
'Sing, Harlem, Sing!' - Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, Elijah Ahmad Lewis. Bettina Pennon and Craig Stagg

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
'Sing, Harlem, Sing!' - Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, Elijah Ahmad Lewis. Bettina Pennon and Craig Stagg

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
'Sing, Harlem, Sing!' - Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, Elijah Ahmad Lewis. Bettina Pennon and Craig Stagg

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
'Sing, Harlem, Sing!' - Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, Elijah Ahmad Lewis. Bettina Pennon and Craig Stagg

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Musico Group SING, HARLEM, SING! and Vy Higginsen

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Hilary Kole

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Hilary Kole

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Hilary Kole

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Hilary Kole

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Hilary Kole

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Hilary Kole

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Hilary Kole

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Hilary Kole

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Hilary Kole

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Hilary Kole

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Hilary Kole

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Hilary Kole

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Hilary Kole

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Hilary Kole

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Hilary Kole

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Hilary Kole

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Sarah Rice

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Sarah Rice

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Sarah Rice

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Sarah Rice

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Sarah Rice

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Sarah Rice

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Sarah Rice

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Sarah Rice

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Sarah Rice

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Sarah Rice

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Sarah Rice

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Sarah Rice

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Sarah Rice

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Sarah Rice

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Musico Group SING, HARLEM, SING! and Vy Higginsenperforming at the 54 Below press preview on August 7, 2012 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below
Musico Group SING, HARLEM, SING!, Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice and Vy Higginsenperforming at the 54 Below press preview on August 7, 2012 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Preview of Hilary Kole, Sarah Rice, and More at 54 Below

 

 

 

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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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