APPALLING NOTIONS, FULLY REALIZED: The Songs of Hollmann and Kotis Set for 54 Below, 2/5
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "Appalling Notions, Fully Realized: The Songs of Hollmann and Kotis" on February 5th, 2014, at 9:30P. Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, the Tony Award-winning songwriting team behind Urinetown (the musical), share songs and stories from past productions and future shows.
Broadway veterans and Urinetown alums Jennifer Laura Thompson, Charlie Pollock, Daniel Marcus, Rick Crom, Kristie Dale Sanders, and musical director Brad Haak, join Mark and Greg to perform songs from existing shows like Urinetown and Yeast Nation, as well as upcoming projects like their untitled zombie musical.
"Appalling Notions, Fully Realized: The Songs of Hollmann and Kotis" plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on February 5, 9:30P. There is a $35 cover charge ($25 bar seats) and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are available only by calling (646) 476-3551.
Mark Hollmann won the Tony Award, the National Broadway Theatre Award, and the Obie Award for his music and lyrics to Urinetown the Musical, which itself won the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama League Award, and the Lucille Lortel Award for best musical. His other shows as composer/lyricist include Yeast Nation and Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), serves on the council of the Dramatists Guild of America, and has served on the Tony Nominating Committee.
Greg Kotis is the author of many plays and musicals including Urinetown (Book/Lyrics, for which he won an Obie Award and two Tony Awards), Yeast Nation (Book/Lyrics), Give The People What They Want (seven plays for five actors), Pig Farm, The Truth About Santa, and Jobey and Katherine. His work has been produced and developed in theaters across the country and around the world, and he is a member of the Neo-Futurists, the Cardiff Giant Theater Company, ASCAP, and the Dramatists Guild.
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.