Chita Rivera Rings in 2014 at 54 Below Tonight
Revered Broadway legend Chita Rivera rings in 2014 at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, for a special New Year's Eve engagement tonight, December 31 at 7PM and 11PM. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous multi-course dinner and toast the future with one of Broadway's most beloved stars.
Chita Rivera's illustrious career in musical theatre includes creating the roles of Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in the original production of Bye Bye Birdie and Velma Kelly in the original production of Chicago. Ms. Rivera has been nominated for Tony Awards nine times and was awarded the Tony twice as Leading Actress in a Musical: for The Rink and for her role in Kiss of the Spider Woman. She received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2002 as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama in 2009.
Ms. Rivera will appear at 54 Below with her longtime trio: music director Michael Croiter, Michael Patrick Walker and Jim Donica.
Chef André J. Marrero has prepared a special four-course tasting menu for New Year's Eve:
Canapé (one plate)
Caviar Vodka Crème Fraiche
- Kusshi Oyster
Cucumber and Yuzu Mignonette
- Foie Gras Pate
Cherry Gelee Melba Toast Points
- Mixed Green Salad
Kumquats Fried Goat Cheese
- Grilled Endive Salad
D'Anjou Pear and Cambozola Bleu Cheese
- Bresola Carpaccio
Lollo Rossa Cornichons Honey Mustard Shaved Parmesan
- Roasted Rack of Lamb
Cauliflower Couscous Apricot Demi-Glace
- Baked Lobster
Saffron Rice Chorizo PEI Mussels Piquillo Pepper
- Chestnut & Cashew Ravioli
Chanterelles Delicata Squash Emulsion
- Braised Short Ribs
Polenta Tri-Color Cauliflower
- Baba Rhum
Tangerine Vanilla Gelato
- Bourbon Apple Tarte Tartin
- Petits Fours
Tickets are on sale now. For the 7PM performance, doors open at 5PM and seats are $300 (includes cover charge, 3-course dinner, champagne toast, tax and gratuity). For the 11PM performance, doors open at 9:15PM and seats are $400 (includes cover charge, 3-course dinner, champagne toast, tax & gratuity). To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (866) 468-7619.
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. Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95. 54 BELOW is not affiliated with or connected to the Roundabout Theatre Company in any way. Piano furnished by Steinway & Sons.
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