54 Below Announces Late Night Events for This Week
For those craving a show after the show, stop by 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Loosen your tie and enjoy as Broadway's nightclub expands its late night series. Joining Tuesday nights' popular Backstage with Susie Mosher are three new late night events featuring bright and upcoming New York talent:
LATE NIGHT: BACKSTAGE, May 21 at 10:30PM:
Each week, Broadway cast members and audiences alike gather to mix and mingle at 54 Below, Broadway's most intimate haunt, located in the heart of the theatre district. Musical Director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while host Susie Mosher (the love child of Joanne Worley & Paul Lynde) guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting, with special guests from Broadway and beyond dropping in to perform. NPR had this to say: "The best thing happening right now might just be the weekly Backstage. Hosted by the ridiculously funny Susie Mosher and pianist Brad Simmons who clearly is the man, it's two feel-good hours among New York's theater people, who seem like they're having a really fine time. Can't recommend it highly enough!" At this week's Backstage is Paul Vogt(Hairspray, "MAD TV"), Jonathan Rayson (Little Shop of Horrors, Legally Blonde), Karmine Alers (Rent), Yassmin Alers (Rent, Rocky Horror Show, Across the Universe), Ryan Scott Oliver (Composer), Alex Brightman (Big Fish, Wicked), Craig Pomranz (celebrated cabaret performer), Julia Mattison (Godspell), and Jim Brochu (Zero Hour, The Big Voice, God or Merman). No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.
LATE NIGHT: THE CALLBACK- Preliminaries, May 20 at 11PM:
At The Callback on Monday nights, contestants perform for a chance to win their own cabaret show at 54 Below. Contestants are chosen by video audition, their performances recorded and uploaded to 54 Below's Facebook and Youtube page, and each week, a winner is determined by audience vote to progress to the next round. "The Callback" contestants may also have the chance to sing in front of industry executives and Broadway celebrity guest judges as they move forward in the competition. For more information on "The Callback" rules or how to submit an audition video, please visit www.54Below.com. No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.
LATE NIGHT: THE STUDIO; 22 AT 54: NYU GRADUATE MT WRITING PROGRAM, May 22 at 11PM:
A concert featuring original work from NYU's Graduate MT Writing Program Cycle 22 to benefit ASTEP: Artists Striving To End Poverty. Joe Iconis ("Smash") hosts the event, which features performances by Benjamin Eakeley (On a Clear Day..., Sweeney Todd), Jenny Fellner (Wicked, Pal Joey), Jason Gotay (F$%King Up Everything, Bring It On), Sara Jean Ford (How to Succeed..., Phantom of the Opera), Karl Josef Co (Allegiance), Megan McGinnis (Les Miserables, Little Women), Curtis Wiley (Jersey Boys, national tour), Jason "SweetTooth" Williams (Joe Iconis & Family) and Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening). THE STUDIO series at 54 Below is the place to see up-and-coming New York talent. You don't want to miss this exciting evening. No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.
LATE NIGHT: 54 PIANO BAR, May 23 at 11PM:
On Thursdays at 11 pm, pick a song and join extraordinary pianist and host Brian Nash as you take your turn on the stage at 54 Piano Bar. See new Broadway talent perform on a whim, and perhaps take part in the ever-popular (and inevitable) audience sing along. No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.