Anneliese van der Pol & Tim Realbuto to Bring ABOUT LAST NIGHT to 54 Below, 7/24
"That's So Raven" star Anneliese van der Pol teams up with actor/writer Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight; The Emperor's Club) for an evening of song, hilarity and personal reflection at popular venue 54 Below in July.
What happens when former child "star" and current popular New York writer Tim Realbuto stunt casts celebrity Anneliese van der Pol in his musical Ghostlight? The two fall madly in love and write a show together. That show is About Last Night... and they are bringing it to the stage for the first time ever at 54 Below. About Last Night will feature personal stories from both van der Pol and Realbuto ranging from their (sometimes) plutonic love affair, living together, addictions, getting hired and fired, dealing with the pressures of Young Hollywood, bad auditions, having to rush out of a Nathan's restaurant when the two of them and another friend were attacked by screaming drunk Raven fans, their extremely tentative (and terrifying) plans to have a baby together one day, and how they changed each other's lives so quickly... and for the better. Heartfelt, sometimes sad, but mostly hilarious, About Last Night is your chance to learn about the girl behind one of television's most beloved characters... and some guy named Tim who happens to be her friend.
The evening will feature celebrity prank calls, special guests and songs ranging from Sondheim to Beauty and the Beast, and yes even a classic or two from "That's So Raven." Written by Realbuto and conceived by van der Pol and Realbuto, the evening promises to give you an inside look at one of the craziest love stories ever told and a peek at the ups and downs of pursuing a life in show business. Matthew Martin, Realbuto's long-time collaborator will serve as a consultant on the evening and write new lyrics for songs created just for the show alongside Realbuto.
Tickets are priced at $25-$35 plus a $25 food and drink minimum. Tickets are currently on sale at www.54Below.com or in person at the 54 Below box office. You may also call (646) 476-3551 to order tickets or for more information. About Last Night will perform on Thursday, July 24th at 9:30 PM. 54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street in NYC.
Ms. van der Pol is most known for starring as Chelsea Daniels on Disney's "That's So Raven" for seven years. For her performance, she was given the Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Performer in a Television Series. She has also starred on screen as Jennifer in the Twilight parody Vampires Suck for 20th Century Fox; as Dayna in Jordan Alan's Indie hit Cats Dancing on Jupiter; and as Avery in Bratz. As a singer, her popular singles include "Stand Tall" (featured in the film Pride); "Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)"; "A Day In The Sun" and "Over It", both for Disney Records. She has the distinction of starring as Belle in the final Broadway company of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. She also starred as Kathy in the Off-Broadway production of Vanities, a new musical at The Second Stage Theatre Company. She won a Drama-Logue Award for playing Eva Peron in Evita at age 15 (the youngest actress on record to ever play the role in a professional production). She returned to New York last year from her native California to star in an industry reading of Realbuto and Martin's musical Ghostlight opposite Carolee Carmello, Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Hope Wills, and Robert Cuccioli.
Mr. Realbuto is an award-winning writer, most known for co-writing the Broadway bound musical Ghostlight alongside Matthew Martin. Ghostlight premiered at the Signature Theatre as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2011, co-directed by Realbuto. Realbuto and Martin have previously done two popular 54 Below concerts featuring their original music. Realbuto also served as co-director for over five readings of Ghostlight over the past few years. As an actor, Tim appeared on the silver screen as Jackson Phieffer in The Emperor's Club opposite Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, and Jesse Eisenberg, for Universal Pictures. Other screen work includes "Ed"; "Law and Order: CI"; "The Sopranos"; Sex and the City: The Movie; Fighting; The First Seven Years (opposite Carol Kane}; Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry; and two seasons on Nickelodeon's "The Big Help." He has appeared on the New York stage in Hair; Romeo and Juliet; Finian's Rainbow; The Winter's Tale Project (Fringe NYC); Love's Labours Lost; and in the Off- Broadway premiere of White Widow, a new musical at the Times Square Arts Center. His screenplay The Hyde Club is currently in pre-production.