Ariana DeBose, 'STOP THE PRESSES' & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events:
COURTNEY SCHEER AND ROY GEORGE WITH FREDI WALKER-BROWNE, August 11 at 11:30PM:
See Courtney Scheer and Roy George in their 54 Below debut. They will be joined by Fredi Walker-Browne, from the original Broadway cast of Rent, and they will perform Broadway classics, powerful pop tunes and original songs in a cabaret that explores the different stages of pursuing a life on the stage. $10 cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.
STOP THE PRESSES: NEWSBOYS OF NEW YORK RALLY AT 54 BELOW, August 14 at 11:30PM:
Everyone's favorite newsboys (and girls) from the cast of that hit Broadway show on 41st Street gather at 54 Below to show a side of themselves you may not have seen yet. Get ready for songs, stories, dances, comedy gold and possibly even some audience participation. Directed by Yvette Kojic, music directed by Benjamin Rauhala & produced by Shoshana Feinstein. Cast: Giuseppe Bausilio, Tommy Bracco, Joshua Colley, Julian De Guzman, Michael Fatica, JP Ferreri, John Michael Fiumara, Damon J. Gillespie, David Guzman, Jacob Guzman, Molly Jobe, Adam Kaplan, Evan Kasprzak, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Jess LeProtto, Jake Lucas, Luca Padovan, Daniel Quadrino, Andy Richardson, Matthew Schecter, Jack Scott, Ryan Steele, Laurie Veldheer, Alex Wong, Iain Young and Stuart Zagnit. $30 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
ARIANA DEBOSE, August 15 at 11PM:
After a triumphant 54 Below debut in January, Ariana DeBose returns. In an intimate cabaret setting, Ariana (Bring It On, Motown, Pippin) defies limitations of gender, age & race in TYPED OUT. In collaboration with Ben Rauhala (music direction), Kurt Crowley (arrangements), & two-time Tony nominee Terrence Mann (creative consultant), Ariana investigates what it is to be ethnically ambiguous in a world that thrives on labels. Audiences can expect a variety of mash-ups, medleys and more! $25 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
BONNIE MILLIGAN, August 16 at 11PM:
Well known on the New York concert scene as the singer who always stops the show, Bonnie Milligan is a force to be reckoned with. With her huge belting voice and one-of-a-kind stage presence, Bonnie has also made a splash in off-Broadway shows including Jasper in Deadland and Cuff Me! This fall, she will leave NYC to originate the role of Pat on the first national tour of Kinky Boots! A Midwestern preacher's daughter, Bonnie grew up in a trailer without much money, dreaming of performing someday. When her parents divorced, she moved to Ohio. While attending college at Ohio State, a mentor told her she'd "never make it as an actress, because of the fat thing". Fearless up until that point, those words killed something inside of her. Upon moving to New York, Bonnie auditioned here and there but was typed out a lot - and started to hear the words of that mentor in her head, louder and louder. One day she decided to take a voice class at the Linklater Center, and during the class, she realized just how much those words 5 years earlier had affected her. After some therapy, Bonnie finally began to feel more confident and self-loving. She went to an open call at the Flea Theatre and got in! There, she met some incredible artists and began making connections - including with director/composer David Dabbon and writer Dick Scanlan, who asked her to premiere a new song in a concert. One thing led to another and before long, Bonnie was heating up concerts from 54 Below to Joe's Pub, with an agent, and a national tour to boot! Don't miss this sensational belting phenomenon in her solo concert debut, as she brings down the house one last time before she struts across the country in the national tour of Kinky Boots. With special guest Matt Doyle! $25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.