Andrea Martin, Seth Rudetsky, Christine Andreas & More Set for 54 Below This Week, 10/8-14
Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the new performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, and beyond. Starring Emmy and Tony winner Andrea Martin with Seth Rudetsky, acclaimed singer/pianist Tony DeSare, Tony nominees Dee Hoty, Christiane Noll and Christine Andreas, as well as award-winning vocalist Tom Judson and the fabulous dragapella beauty shop quartet The Kinsey Sicks.
Christine Andreas, Oct. 8 at 7PM:
Christine Andreas seduces her audience with an honesty, integrity, self-deprecating wit and scent of sexuality that would make anyone gladly fly to the moon with her. She can swing from sensual soprano to killer queen in a heartbeat, from the White House to the Great White Way. Ms. Andreas first captured the hearts of Broadway theatregoers as Eliza Doolittle in the 20th anniversary production of My Fair Lady, for which she won the Theatre World Award. She went on to star in Oklahoma and On Your Toes (receiving Tony nominations for each), The Scarlet Pimpernel and, just last season, La Cage Aux Folles. From 2006-7, she received rave reviews in the national tour of The Light in the Piazza. This October, join Christine for a whole new evening of music as she appears on our stage for two very special performances only. Cover charge: $30 - $40. $25 food and beverage minimum.
Dee Hoty, Oct. 8 at 9:30PM:
Dee Hoty has distinguished herself as one of Broadway’s favorite leading ladies. She has earned Tony Award nominations for her starring roles in The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Footloose. She starred on Broadway and in eight major U.S. cities as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! and most recently, she appeared as Mrs. MacAfee in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Bye, Bye Birdie. Other Broadway shows include City of Angels (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Me and My Girl and Big River but this October, Dee takes an often funny, sometimes poignant and occasionally downright irreverent look at her life and loves, on and off stage. With direction by Lee Tannen and music direction by John McDaniel, Dee explores what it's like to live alone... and like it! Cover charge: $30 - $40. $25 food and beverage minimum.
Andrea Martin with Seth Rudetsky, Oct. 9, 10 & 11 at 7PM:
Comic icon Andrea Martin stars in an outrageous evening of comedy and music as only the incomparable Emmy and Tony-winning comedienne can. Broadway tunes from her brilliant career upon the Great White Way, which has included, among others, My Favorite Year, Candide, Young Frankenstein & Exit the King, are intermingled with her memorable SCTV characters and tales of her life & career. Seth Rudetsky, Sirius XM host and all around hero of Broadway, co-pilots the show from the piano with able direction from Peter Flynn. Cover charge: $40 - $50. $25 food and beverage minimum.
Tony DeSare, Oct. 9, 10, & 11 at 9:30PM & Oct. 12 & 13 at 8:30PM:
Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness, and robust musicality. His takes on classic standards and sophisticated original compositions have earned him a reputation as one of country’s hottest young singer/pianists. His sound is romantic, swinging and sensual, but what sets Tony apart is his ability to write original material that sounds fresh and at the same time blends seamlessly with the Great American Songbook. Tony has the capability to glide from a standard by George Gershwin to a contemporary classic by Bob Dylan or Phil Collins to one of his inventive original songs with ease. Cover charge $30-40. $25 food and beverage minimum.
Tom Judson, Oct. 14 at 1PM:
You saw him on Broadway in Cabaret, he toured the country in 42nd Street, his autobiographical show, Canned Ham, has been received with waves of ovation here in New York and on tour and the discerning eye might even recognize him as his alter ego, Gus Mattox, in - ahem - a series of flicks for grown ups. This October, celebrated vocalist Tom Judson presents a brand new evening of music featuring songs that use the natural elements of the universe to tell their stories. The song list is drawn from writers as diverse as Claude Debussy, Lionel Hampton and The Beatles, with even a couple of cowboy songs thrown in for good measure, all diverse in the richness of their melody and depth of lyric. Cover charge $20-30. $25 food and beverage minimum.
THE KINSEY SICKS Oct. 14 at 5:30PM:
With a phenomenal performance record that includes an Off-Broadway show, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, seven albums and appearances throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia, The Kinsey Sicks hardly need an introduction. For over 16 years, America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in every kind of town you can imagine, in over 40 states! Their award-winning acappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned The Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following. On October 14, join them for the official launch of their groundbreaking campaign to become the first Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet to serve as President of the United States and Leader of the free world. Cover charge $20-30. $25 food and beverage minimum.
Christiane Noll, Oct. 14 at 9PM:
Broadway audiences embraced her when she originated the role of Emma Carew in Jekyll & Hyde. Since then, Christiane Noll has wowed The Great White Way in It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, Ragtime (Tony and Drama Desk nominations) and now, the brand new musical, Chaplin. With a varied career spanning Broadway, opera, operetta and jazz, Christiane has appeared with some of the most esteemed symphonies throughout the world. This October, 54 Below is pleased to welcome Christiane for a one night only concert event! Look for songs spanning from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Gilbert &Sullivan, Kander & Ebb to Flaherty & Ahrens, Cy Coleman to Marvin Hammlisch, Puccini to Sondheim!Cover charge $20 - $30. $25 food and beverage minimum.
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (866) 468-7619.
54 BELOW, Broadway’s nightclub, 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.
Designed by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty and architect Richard Lewis, lit by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, and with sound by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, 54 BELOW features an in-your-living-room intimate relationship between its performers and audiences. Tony Award winner Scott Wittman serves as Creative Consultant and MAC Award Winner Phil Geoffrey Bond serves as Director of Programming. André J. Marrero is the Executive Chef of the new venue, which 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. Bringing together his love of the arts with his passion for cooking and hospitality, Chef André has created a market driven contemporary bistro menu that includes ingredients sourced from all over the world.
54 BELOW is owned and operated by Tony Award winning producers Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, and Steven Baruch. 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly and has audio and video recording capabilities. The cover charge ranges from $5-$85.
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