Photo Flash: Annaleigh Ashford Brings LOST IN THE STARS to 54 Below
Tony® Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford just brought her one woman show, Lost In The Stars, to 54 Below, and will soon return for an encore performance (February 15 at 11pm). From the haunting melodies of Kurt Weill and Stephen Sondheim, to the heyday of disco melodies, Ashford's Lost in the Stars pays tribute to the rich history of Studio 54. With story and song, this classic evening of cabaret has a touch of fun with a whole lot of heart. Tickets for Annaleigh Ashford - Lost in the Stars at 54 Below range from $25-$45, and are on sale now at www.54below.com.
In addition to her Tony-nominated role as Lauren in Kinky Boots, Annaleigh Ashford was recently seen as Betty DiMello on Showtime's "Masters of Sex." She will return as a series regular in the show's second season. Ashford is best known for her work in Rent (Maureen), for which she was nominated for a Drama League Award and a Clive Barnes Award, Dogfight (Marcy), Wicked (Glinda), and Legally Blonde (Margot). She made memorable appearances in Sex and the City: The Movie and in the Jonathan Demme film, Rachel Getting Married. She has a lead role in the upcoming independent feature film Franny, starring Francis Fisher.
Will Van Dyke met Ashford on the 1st National Tour of Wicked almost 10 years ago. They have remained friends and worked together frequently, most recently when he served as musical director for the Off Broadway revival of Rent. In addition to his work on Kinky Boots and Rent, Van Dyke served in the orchestra for The Addams Family, and is the composer of Pages (Cap 21), Winnie the Pooh, Kids (Disney), and The Girls I've Like Liked (Ars Nova). His songs have been performed at venues all over the country including Joe's Pub and Lincoln Center. Upcoming works include Magnificent Climb (with Rick Elice). Will's debut album, Chasing The Day, is available through Sh-K-Boom records or on iTunes. His sophomore album, Writing Kevin Taylor, is available wherever digital music is sold. With Matt Doyle, Van Dyke co-wrote and produced his albums Daylight and Constant.
Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54BELOW features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95.
Photo Credit: Jenny Anderson