Brian Charles Rooney Set to Bring BY REQUEST to 54 Below on 1/5
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Brian Charles Rooney in "By Request" on Sunday, January 5th, 2014 at 9:30pm. In his 54 Below debut, Brian will deliver an evening of theatrical gems from the rich history of popular music, stage, and screen such as "Maria," "Finishing the Hat," "La Vie En Rose," and "Music of the Night." Each song in the program is the result of requests collected over the last few years from fans! You will be delighted by a few gender-bending surprises, as well as some joyfully comedic medleys, that will leave you wondering whether or not what you're hearing is real! Accompanying Mr. Rooney will be musical director Spencer Crosswell.
Brian Charles Rooney in "By Request..." plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on January 5th, 2014. There is a $25-$35 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
In a critically acclaimed performance that Entertainment Weekly said "ignited the stage," Brian Charles Rooney made his celebrated Broadway debut as Lucy Brown in "The Threepenny Opera" for The Roundabout Theatre Company. Since then, Brian has made a name for himself as a quick-witted, versatile singing actor, whom critics have lauded as "hilariously riotous," with "a dazzling range... who sings at times like a man, at times like a woman, and at times like a man singing like a woman, depending on what is required... In a word: fun!" He won the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Musical as Candy Darling in "POP!" at Yale Repertory, as well as the NY Musical Theatre Festival's Outstanding Performance Award as Dionne Salon in "BEDBUGS!!!" He recently appeared as a featured soloist in Martin Charnin's new theatrical revue, "Rodgers &...," a retrospective of Richard Rodgers' monumental body of work. His Television credits include "Camelot, Live from Lincoln Center" & "Sondheim! The Birthday Concert" (both for PBS). In 2007, Brian won The Kurt Weill Foundation's Lys Symonette Award for Dramatic Excellence. Brian has appeared in concert at Joe's Pub, The Zipper Factory, The Laurie Beechman Theater, and as a soloist with the Oregon & Seattle Symphony Orchestras.
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, 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. The venue 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. In their description of 54 BELOW, The New York Times writes "the club has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocadepatterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs." Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 BELOW features up tothree shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95.