Chondra Profit, Nick Gaswirth & More Set for LATE NIGHT: BACKSTAGE 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, featuring no cover charges and low minimums:
LATE NIGHT: BACKSTAGE, December 17 at 11:00PM:
Each week, Broadway cast members and audiences alike gather to mix and mingle at 54 Below, Broadway's most intimate haunt, located in the heart of the theatre district. Musical Director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while host Susie Mosher (the love child of Joanne Worley & Paul Lynde) guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting, with special guests from Broadway and beyond dropping in to perform. NPR had this to say: "The best thing happening right now might just be the weekly Backstage. Hosted by the ridiculously funny Susie Mosher and pianist Brad Simmons who clearly is the man, it's two feel-good hours among New York's theater people, who seem like they're having a really fine time. Can't recommend it highly enough!" At this week's Backstage is The Chalks (Bluegrass Divas), Chondra Profit (The Lion King), Nick Gaswirth (A Christmas Story, The Musical), Daniel Quadrino (Newsies), and Northwestern Undertones (Collegiate Acapella Singers). No cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
Gregory Jacobs-Roseman WITH Leslie Kritzer AND MORE, December 18 at 11:30PM:
Ever the lonely Jew on Christmas, composer-lyricist Gregory Jacobs-Roseman brings friends together at 54 Below for this holiday cabaret! With a cast of Broadway and off-Broadway singers, the night will feature world-premiere performances from his new musical Letters To Santa, as well as songs from the musical wedding comedy Save The Date, which won a 2013 New York International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award for a Musical, and much more. Come raise a glass of eggnog at this evening of music and holiday merriment! CAST LIST: Victoria Britt (Save The Date), Kristine Reese (Wicked, Les Miserables), Jed Resnick (Avenue Q, Rent), Maya Sharpe (Hair), DeAnne Stewart , Jason "Sweettooth" Williams (Bloodsong of Love), and Noah Zachary (Dear Edwina). Special Guest: Leslie Kritzer (Hairspray, Legally Blonde, A Catered Affair, Sondheim on Sondheim, Elf). $10 cover charge. Two drink minimum.
DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB, December 19 at 11:30PM:
DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB is BACK at Broadway's hottest spot! DON'T QUIT is the critically acclaimed late night happening of music, comedy and offbeat performances. This hit variety show returns, hosted by Steve Rosen, Sarah Saltzberg and music director Dan Lipton with a visit from David Rossmer, plus DJs Andrew Andrew. As always, expect an astounding array of special guests each month. DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB - where Broadway and improv meet... and make out! Proceeds benefit Open Doors, TDF's theatre arts mentoring program for high school students. $20 general admission, $50 premium seating. $20 food & beverage minimum.
SPREAD THE CHEER, LET'S GIVE THIS YEAR, December 22 at 11:30PM:
A concert to benefit the American Red Cross and disaster relief in the Phillipines. Come on out and hear some of your favorite holiday tunes and much more by Past American Idiots, New York's Indie Rock Band Hey Guy, Montclair State Musical theater Alumni, and more up and coming New York Artists! $20 cover charge. Two drink minimum.