Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band with Andy Mientus & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below this 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:
Josh Franklin, January 30 at 11:30PM:
Album release concert! Josh Franklin (Ghost, Legally Blonde, Grease, Jersey Boys) performing original tunes from his debut album with special guests Daniel Watts, Abby Mueller, Brian Sears, Alex Finke and an incredible band. Josh has played opposite such stars as Jennifer Hudson, Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Jessica Walter and Susan Anton, and has toured the country and Canada starring in 1st national tours such as Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), Grease (Danny Zuko), Disney's On The Record, All Shook Up (Chad), and most recently Anything Goes (Billy). He has been seen on television in Gossip Girl, The Tony Awards (2007/2011), and A Capitol Fourth along side Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin and the Sesame Street characters. As a songwriter, Josh released his debut album in 2013 of 11 all-original tunes which can be purchased on iTunes and he was commissioned by his home town, Colorado Springs, to write a theme song for the city entitled Spirit of the Springs. When not performing, Josh is teaching in NYC or at the Colorado Springs Conservatory, of which he proudly spent his youth training. He holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Webster University. He plans to continue to write, record, perform and teach wherever his path may lead him! $15 cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum or Two drink minimum.
Niko Tsakalakos, January 31 at 11PM:
Come celebrate award-winning singer/songwriter Niko Tsakalakos' first live performance marking his debut solo album, The First Snow. Brian Usifer (Music Director, Kinky Boots; Book of Mormon) helms a 7 piece band comprised of players from the Kinky Boots orchestra. The concert will also feature special guest artists who will sing some of Niko's original stand-alone theatre songs as well as songs from his new musicals Alexander Supertramp and Pool Boy. Featuring guest stars Josh Segarra (Lysistrata Jones, TV's The Electric Company) and Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots, In the Heights national tour), Cortney Wolfson (The Addams Family, Les Miserables) and Justin Matthew Sargent (Bonnie & Clyde, Spider-Man)!$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
Charlie Rosen'S BROADWAY BIG BAND, February 1 at 11PM:
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! A full sized jazz orchestra composed of seventeen musicians all play bandleader Charlie Rosen's re-imagined arrangements of an eclectic mix of tunes from Broadway's past, present and beyond! Both modern and classic showtunes are on display in this hugely unique and winning evening, sung by the best and brightest of Broadway's young generation of leading performers in the timeless tradition of a big band. Featuring Nick Blaemire (Godspell, Dogfight), Tony Award Nominee Daniel Breaker (Passing Strange, Shrek: The Musical), Hannah Elless (Godspell, The Other Josh Cohen), Jason Gotay (Bring It On: The Musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing Strange, American Idiot), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Andy Mientus (NBC's "Smash," Les Miserables), and Ariana DeBose (Bring It On, Motown). $25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.