Cast of FIRST DATE, Joanna Gleason & 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:
Emily Bergl, October 14 at 7PM:
Emily Bergl, best known for her roles on TV shows such as Desperate Housewives andSouthland, burst onto the cabaret scene in 2011, garnering raves from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Since then, she has performed in leading venues throughout NYC and across the country. Her third show, Til I Get It Right, exposes the lengths we go to in our search for love and what we do when we don't find it, or even more frightening, when we do. In her signature nouveau cabaret style, Bergl uses the past to illuminate the present, blending together Irving Berlin with Blondie, Rodgers and Hammerstein with Tracey Chapman & even Noel Coward with Britney Spears. You'll be treated not only to an evening of diverse songs, but a full cast of characters all personified by this veteran Broadway actress. For anyone looking for an evening of song that's heartbreaking, droll and a little dangerous, this is your show! Cover charge $35-45. $25 food and beverage minimum.
Will Van Dyke, October 14 at 9:30PM:
Join Will and a cast of Broadway luminaries as he celebrates the release of his second album, Writing Kevin Taylor (A Concept Cast Recording). One of New York's most promising composer/lyricists, Will Van Dyke is also beloved by many a Broadway gypsy for his work on Kinky Boots (Associate Music Director), Rent (Music Director), The Addams Family (keyboards) & lots more. Expect an evening of songs new and old spanning Will's collaboration as a songwriter with Josh Halloway, Rick Elice, Matt Doyle and more. Directed by DB Bonds, you'll find Will himself at the piano leading a kick-ass band! Featuring: Tony Award winner Bill Porter (Kinky Boots), Tony nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots), Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, Tamika Lawrence (Matilda, The Book of Mormon), Mike Wartella (Wicked),
Alex Brightman (Big Fish), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Randy Blair, Matt Doyle (The Book of Mormon, War Horse), Katie Gassert, Preston Sadleir (Next to Normal), Brad Weinstock, David Josefsberg (The Wedding Singer) and Sally Wilfert (Assassins). Cover charge $25-35. $25 food & beverage minimum.
THREE WAY STREET, October 14 at 11:30PM:
Join us for an evening of new music by talented new musical theatre song writers Christine Toy Johnson, Michael Mott, and Bradford Proctor. You'll hear music they've written on their own, with others, and with each other. With guest performers:
Mimi Bessette (Bonnie & Clyde), Jake Boyd (Rock of Ages), Hannah Elles (Godspell), Ali Ewoldt (The Fantasticks), Beth Glover, Brad Greer (The Orion Experience), Adam Kaplan (Newsies), Janet Krupi (Bring It On), Anastacia McCleskey (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), and Diane Phelan. Cover charge $20. Two drink minimum.