Amber Iman, Cedric Neal and More Set for SONGS IN THE KEY OF CHOCOLATE at 54 Below Tonight
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway veterans Amber Iman (Soul Doctor), Cedric Neal (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, After Midnight), Tamika Sonja Lawrence (If/Then), Clinton Roane (Scottsboro Boys), and Marcus Paul James (Rent, In The Heights) singing a concert of songs by composer/lyricist, Darius Smith at 54 Below, tonight, February 11.
Songs in the Key of Chocolate blends captivating storytelling with decadent soul, haunting harmonies, and infectious grooves into a sweet night of new contemporary musical theatre. This one night only cabaret is presented at 11:30pm, with doors at 11pm.
The complete cast for the evening includes stars from the new off-Broadway Bob Marley musical, Three Little Birds (New Victory Theater), Jobari Parker-Namdar and Brittany N. Williams, as well as Jordan Minter and Cassondra James Kellam.
Songs in the Key of Chocolate plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. There is a $15 cover charge and $20 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.
Darius Smith is a graduate of NYU's Musical Theater Writing Program and Associate Professor of Musical Theatre at Howard University. His works have been performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Aaron Davis Hall, The Duplex Cabaret Theater, The Triad Theater and many others. He has been a Jonathan Larson Award finalist, the recipient of several development grants, and his musical, The Snowy Day (book by David Toney), was nominated for a 2013 Helen Hayes Award for Best TYA Production.
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. Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95.