Rachel Potter to Make NYC Concert Return at 54 Below on 2/24
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents X Factor finalist and Broadway's own Rachel Potter. She plans to make her triumphant return to the Big Apple February 24th for a special one-night-only engagement. After starring in The Addams Family and Evita on Broadway, Rachel went on to become a favorite of America on the 3rd season of The X Factor, best known for her rendition of "Somebody To Love," reaching over 9 million views. The country beltress will debut an impressive new catalog of original songs to her New York audience, as well as showcase some Broadway and X Factor favorites.
Rachel will be joined for a guest performance by Broadway star, Heidi Blickenstaff (Title of Show, Addams Family, The Little Mermaid). She will be accompanied by an incredible line-up of musicians, including Matt Hinkley, Miles Aubrey, Ken Dow, Joseph Brent, and Damien Bassman. Help us welcome Rachel back to the city that started it all and join us for this evening not to be missed.
RACHEL POTTER plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on February 24, 2014, 7 & 9:30 pm. There is a $30-$40 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
A talented vocalist at the age of 12, Rachel Potter began writing original music as a vehicle to cope with her mother's Juvenile Diabetes. At 16, she cut a solo Christian album, Come Back Home. She spent her college years performing in numerous roles at Walt Disney World, including Ariel, Belle, and Nemo. In 2008, Rachel was featured on MTV's reality series "Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods."
As a musical theater veteran, Potter has already cultivated an impressive following. She made her Broadway debut at Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, alongside Brooke Shields. Her performance as the Mistress in the Broadway revival of Evita earned her standing ovations from critics - among them Bloomberg News, Backstage, The Bergen Record and New Jersey News Room. She also toured as a Glinda understudy in the 2nd national tour of Stephen Schwartz smash hit musical, Wicked. Other credits include Wendla in freeFall Theatre's Spring Awakening, for which she received a nomination for "Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical" in the Theatre Tampa Bay Awards.
Potter's musical style is colored by an eclectic mix of influences including her Southern upbringing, her rock-and-roller parents, her Baptist church, classical training and singing as princesses at Walt Disney World. Her debut - and fan funded - EP Live the Dream was released in 2012, boasting flavors of country, pop and rock. Fellow Evita cast members, including Michael Cerveris and Ricky Martin made cameos in her music video for the title track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT7JaXwHPA4
Rachel auditioned for The X Factor USA in Long Island, New York over the summer of 2013. She was praised for her stunning rendition of Queen's "Somebody to Love," which has now reached over 9 million views on YouTube. She progressed quickly through the rounds of competition and found herself amongst the top 16 in the Live Shows. Her versions of "I Hope You Dance," "Anyway" and "Alone," attracted much attention from both the judges and the viewers at home. She placed 11th and garnered a large community of supporters, which she has lovingly donned "The Potterazzi." Potter is currently living in Nashville, where she is pursuing her country music career. For more information, please visit www.rachelpottermusic.com
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, 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. The venue 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. 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." Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95.