Backstage With Karen Mason, Lesli Margherita & 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. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th St., 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events:
MUSE MATCH, February 24 at 11:30PM:
MUSE MATCH: A Musical Theatre Blind Date Collaboration Where Composers write songs for actors they don't know! Featured songwriters include Drew Fornorola, Sam Salmond Julia Meinwald, Daniel Mate, Alexander Sage Oyen, Eli Zoller, David Alan Thornton, Rob Rokicki, Nikko Benson, Nathan Dame, Caleb Hoyer, Will Larche, Eric Loehr, Brett Macias, Andy Monroe, Paul Fujimoto, Caitlin Saylor Stephens, Sarah Caginese, Victoria Huston-Elum, Eric William Morris, Paul Louis Lessard, Jillian Louis, Analisa Learning, Jane Bunting, Mimi Robinson, Jacob L Smith, David Marshall, David Johnson, Kilty Reidy, Katie Madison, Erik Liberman, Preston Ellis, Zachary Prince and Julia Burrows. $20 cover charge. Two drink or $20 food & beverage minimum.
BACKSTAGE, February 25 at 10PM:
Broadway cast members and audiences alike gather to mix and mingle at Backstage-"a perfect way to spend a Tuesday night" (New York Daily News). Musical director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while hilariously effervescent host Susie Mosher (Hairspray) guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting. Special guests from hit Broadway shows drop in to perform and sing everything from Sondheim to Springsteen. NPR sums it up best: "The best thing happening right now might just be Backstage. Can't recommend it highly enough!" Featuring: Jeannette Bayardelle (The Color Purple, Shida), Karen Mason (Wonderland, Hairspray, Mamma Mia!), Clarke Thorell (Annie, Hairspray, Titanic), Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Zorro), Blake Hammond (First Date, The Addams Family, Hairspray), Anne Bobby (Smile), Carner & Gregor (songwriters/ Unlock'd, Island Song), Siren (Power pop divas), and Joe Ardizzone (YouTube sensation). $25 cover charge. $10 food & beverage minimum.
SHENANDOAH CONSERVATORY ALUMNI CABARET, February 27 at 11:30PM:
Join us for the 1st Annual Shenandoah Conservatory Alumni Cabaret! Completely alumni run, the cabaret will be directed by Aaron Galligan-Stierle (The Phantom of The Opera, Ragtime, The Grinch), and have performances by Broadway actors who once called Shenandoah home, including Jason Wooten (Footloose, Jekyll & Hyde), Kathy Voytko (Pirate Queen, Nine), Laura Woyasz (Wicked), Sara King (Hair, Beautiful), Anthony Wayne (Anything Goes, Pippin), and more! This will be a night of music and celebration of our beloved friend and student of SU Ira Lindberg Harris and proceeds will benefit the Ira Lindberg-Harris Scholarship. $10 cover charge. Two drink or $20 food & beverage minimum.
PATTY & EMILY &, February 28 at 11PM:
Patty & Emily are taking their special brand of fangirl enthusiasm off YouTube and bringing it on the 54 Below stage! Join in the obsessive Broadway chat with this late night talk show. After their hilarious hit debut at 54 Below this January, Patty & Emily return with a new show, starring Broadway's Cady Huffman (The Producers, The Nance), Jennifer Laura Thompson (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Urinetown), Jessica Phillips (Leap of Faith, Next to Normal), Alex Wyse (Lysistrata Jones, Wicked), and more! Patty & Emily, along with music director Kevin David Thomas, will welcome Broadway guests for performances and interviews, all the while gushing over them embarrassingly. There will be gasping, laughing, probably a lot of tears, and a whole lot of Broadway love. $15 cover charge. Two drink or $20 food & beverage minimum.