Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Sieber & More Set for 54 Below this Week
Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond:
ANNALEIGH ASHFORD, February 3 at 7PM & 9:30PM & February 15 at 11PM:
Annaleigh Ashford can currently be seen in her Tony-nominated turn as feisty factory worker Lauren in Kinky Boots on Broadway and as Betty DiMello on Showtime's "Masters of Sex." She is also known for her work in Rent (Maureen), Dogfight (Marcy), Wicked (Glinda), and Legally Blonde (Margot). Annaleigh comes to 54 Below with songwriter and music director Will Van Dyke to acknowledge the history of Studio 54 with a classic cabaret that features songs from the days of disco to the haunting melodies of Kurt Weill and Stephen Sondheim. With story and song, the evening will have a touch of fun with a whole lot of heart. $30-40 cover charge for 7PM show & $35-45 for 9:30PM show. $25 food & beverage minimum.
CHRISTOPHER SIEBER, February 4 at 7PM:
The funniest leading man on Broadway, the handsome and hilarious Christopher Sieber brings his sold out show back to New York! Join Christopher for an evening of hilarious and heartwarming stories, favorite pop songs, and songs from his successful stage career in Broadway shows including Shrek (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League nominations), Spamalot (New York and West End, Tony nomination), La Cage Aux Folles, Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Triumph of Love, and more. $35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
SONGS YOU SHOULD KNOW, February 4 at 9:30PM:
"What the night cemented for me, at least, was the sense of community among new artists, both writers and performers, and it was really sort of magical to be a part of that. The audience really enjoyed every minute, and I can't agree more that all of these songs, people, and shows should be known by everyone." - Kimberly Lew, Emerging Musical Theatre. Great musical theater takes center stage for Songs You Should Know, an annual concert of new and rarely performed songs from some of today's most talented writers. Organized by the award-winning, off-off-Broadway Libra Theater Company, Songs You Should Know showcases some of the best work soon to hit a stage near you - all performed by an amazing lineup from the Broadway and off-Broadway community. Hosted by Lauren Marcus (ReWrite, The Pregnancy Pact), this year's concert features a range of new work by Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, Joey Contreras, Amanda Green, Caleb Hoyer, Joe Iconis, Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen, Amy Molewski and Nick Luckenbaugh, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and Katie Thompson. Featuring: Jennifer Bissell (Media Theatre), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Max Crumm (Grease, F#%king Up Everything), Matt Dengler (A Little Night Music), Claybourne Elder (Venice, Bonnie & Clyde), Molly Hager (Fat Camp), Lauren Marcus, Megan Mekjian (Fiddler on the Roof national tour), Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone (Hands on a Hardbody), Marissa McGowan (A Little Night Music, Bonnie & Clyde), Amanda Savan (Broadway by the Year at Town Hall), and Michael Schwitter (Book of Mormon national tour). $25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.