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Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months

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Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com.

SEPTEMBER AT 54 BELOW:

BEN PLATT
September 1 at 7PM
$40-50 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

He had the "Magic" in him onscreen as Benji Applebaum in Universal's smash hit Pitch Perfect, and he's currently starring on Broadway as Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon. Now, to celebrate finally making the move to NYC, Ben Platt comes to 54 Below to sing some of his favorites and share tales of Mormons, his fellow aca-people, and of course, his family of singing Jews. Expect everything from soul, to Pop and R&B to musical theatre and some special guests!

GRIND: THE MOVIE IN CONCERT WITH ANTHONY RAPP & MORE
September 1 at 9:30PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Fresh off the film festival circuit, and for the first time in concert, the musical short film Grind explores the ins and outs of connection in an online world with songs by Derek Gregor and Selda Sahin. Do we ever really know who we're talking to? Anthony Rapp (Rent, If/Then), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell),Calvin Grant (Rent), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture), Matt Shingledecker (Spring Awakening, West Side Story), Danny Blu, Pasha Pellosie, Drew Brody and more take us on a musical journey of love and connection in an era where who we are is defined by who we pretend to be.

SMASHED UP: A LATE NIGHT MASHUP BASH
September 1 at 11:30PM
$10 cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.

Join a cast of Broadway's brightest young talent, led by musical director Benjamin Rauhala, for an evening of wild mash-ups! From Bernstein to Bareilles, from Schwartz to Spears - audiences can expect an eclectic mix of pop and musical theater tunes, always with an unexpected twist. As the cast celebrates the end of the summer, audiences will enjoy new twists on tunes by Beyonce Elton John, Carole King, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Sara Bareilles, Britney Spears, John Lennon, Stephen Schwartz, Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Leonard Bernstein, Christina Aguilera, A Great Big World, Blu Cantrell and many more within the evening's medleys and mash-ups. The evening, produced and conceived by Benjamin Rauhala and Nick Savarese, is set to feature Lacey Angerosa, Michael Campayno (NBC's The Sound of Music), Ariana DeBose (Pippin), Steven Grant Douglas (Ghost national tour), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked), Ari Groover (Holler If You Hear Me), Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music), Janet Krupin (If/Then), Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins), Taylor Louderman (Bring It On), Trevor McQueen (Annie Get Your Gun), Tara Minogue, Daniel Quadrino (Newsies), Chris Rice (The Book of Mormon), Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon), Nick Savarese, Jillian Soares, and Tess Soltau (Into The Woods), with more soon to be announced.

UTE LEMPER
September 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 at 7PM
$40-50 cover charge for 9/2. $50-60 cover charge for 9/3, 9/4, 9/5 & 9/6. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Back by popular demand, 54 Below presents renowned international chanteuse and star of Broadway'sChicago Ute Lemper for a return engagement. The journey starts in Berlin with Ute's repertoire of Brecht and Weill and classic cabaret songs and travels to the poetic universe of Jacques Brel & Edith Piaf. Then, join Ute's voyage as she continues to Argentina and Tango Nuevo and walks the backstreets of Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires and New York, where she's made her home for fifteen years now. Discover musical ghosts who have their own tales of loss, love, passion, survival, rebellion & opposition to tell.

ADAM B. SHAPIRO
September 2 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Adam B. Shapiro, the bearded, leather-loving teddy bear Bella from HBO's The Normal Heart, is making his 54 Below debut. A 2013 MAC Award winner for Musical Comedy performer, Adam premieres his newest show Nothing Normal, an eclectic mix of songs and stories celebrating the hilarious and precarious sides of life, including some anecdotes from behind the scenes of the movie. Working with MAC and Bistro Award winners Barry Levitt (Musical Director) and Peter Napolitano (Director), with the Barry Levitt Trio, Adam promises an evening of smiles and surprises, showing that, while he might not be normal, he's got a lot of heart.

VARLA JEAN MERMAN
September 3 & 4 at 9:30PM
$35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Back by popular demand! Varla Jean Merman is the purported love child of Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine. Returning to 54 Below, Varla Jean, aka Jeffery Roberson, unveils a show of hilarious songs, videos and fabulous costumes, featuring musical director Tom Judson at the piano. Jeffery starred in the musical Lucky Guy opposite Leslie Jordan in New York in 2011 at the Little Shubert Theatre, prompting The New York Times to rave, "If Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman had stood in front of the right pair of funhouse mirrors, they might have resembled Ms. Merman and Mr. Jordan in stature as well as comedic talent." This past year, Jeffery completed shooting the sequel to the camp classic film Girls Will Be Girls, and Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads is now available on www.SethTV.com. Off-Broadway audiences embraced Jeffrey when he played the title role in Giancarlo Menotti's opera The Medium.

CATHERINE LEFRERE
September 5 at 9:30PM
$25 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Born in the wrong era, Catherine LeFrere was a character actress by the time she was 3 years old with inspirations that include Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Rosalind Russell, Ethel Merman, and Mary Martin. With her knock-out looks and old-school sensibilities, Catherine redefines what it is to be a working character actress on the stage and small screen and will explore this sentiment in her 54 Below debut. In addition to personal anecdotes, Catherine can be expected to sing fresh arrangements of songs written by Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Harold Arlen, Sara Bareilles, Sheldon Harnick, and Kander & Ebb (to name a few). Catherine was recently seen at The Gateway Playhouse playing Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street, directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner. Other favorite credits include the off-Broadway musical Unlock'd, the New York Stage & Film Festival's production of For Worse(directed by Mark Linn-Baker), and the television show Running Wilde (opposite Will Arnett). A proud graduate of Northwestern University, more on Catherine can be found at catherinelefrere.com.For her role in "42nd Street," from The New York Times: "...as rich [a voice] as that of Catherine LeFrere, who plays Dorothy Brock, the disagreeable diva who has been hired to star in 'Pretty Lady.' Ms. LeFrere, who wholeheartedly embraces her bad-girl role to good comic effect, softens considerably in "About a Quarter to Nine," her duet with Ms. O'Bryan. In that song, the seasoned star teaches the rising one how to deliver a beautiful ballad by quietly drawing the audience in, and that is what Ms. LeFrere does. There's no dancing, but this is one of the highlights of the evening."

AMY JO JACKSON
September 5 at 11:30PM
$15 cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.

Amy Jo Jackson invites you to share in a night of raucous revelry and high-class tomfoolery, as she takes you through a set list as eclectic as her wardrobe. From Aznovar to Sondheim to the Scissor Sisters, prepare for a wild ride with this unapologetically ferocious and singular performer. As an actress, Amy Jo has been seen Off-Broadway in Cole Porter's Nymph Errant and in multiple shows with the lauded Exit, Pursued by a Bear, as well as all around our fair country in everything from Into The Woods to The Rocky Horror Show. Also a highly successful Voice and Speech professional, she is the dialect coach on the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots and the Voice and Text Director on the Drama Desk Award winning The Mysteries at The Flea. Musical direction by Brian Nash. Directed by Will Nunziata.

ELENA SHADDOW
September 6 at 9:30PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Broadway leading lady Elena Shaddow makes her 54 Below solo debut in an exciting evening dedicated to her favorite contemporary composers. Elena recently played Sister Sophia in the NBC live television event The Sound of Music, and played Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County. Her Broadway credits include Anne Dindon in La Cage Aux Folles, The Woman in White, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Sweet Smell of Success, and Les Miserables. She starred as Fanny in Fanny at City Center Encores, played Magnolia in Showboat at the Royal Albert Hall, and received a Helen Hayes Best Actress nomination for playing Clara in the first national tour of The Light in the Piazza. Possessing one of the most beautiful voices in theater today, Elena has had the good fortune to perform the works-on Broadway and regionally- of her favorite contemporary composers, to whom she pays tribute in this show Always Better: The New Golden Age of Musicals.

ASPECTS OF ANDREW: LLOYD WEBBER @ 54
September 7 at 7PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Cats. The Phantom of the Opera. Evita. Jesus Christ Superstar. Starlight Express. Sunset Boulevard. Aspects of Love. Song & Dance... the list goes on. 54 Below is delighted to tip our hat to the artistry of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, the celebrated composer who has left an indelible mark on Broadway, the West End & popular music. Featuring a rotating cast of some of Broadway and cabaret's best, Aspects of Andrewruns the gamut from the humor of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and By Jeeves, to the high-flying (adored) diva tunes that populate some of the most beloved musicals of the past half century. Turbans, masked deformity, roller skates, singing felines, love-starved hat designers, Mary Magdalene... expect it all at Aspects of Andrew. "Jellicle cats come out tonight!" September 7 guests:Farah Alvin, Scott Coulter, Lothair Eaton, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Maree Johnson, Hilary Kole, T. Oliver Reid, Brian Charles Rooney, Ereni Sevasti, Oliver Thorton, and Sally Wilfert.

CHRISTINE EBERSOLE
September 8, 11, 12, 13, 17 & 18 at 7PM
September 10 at 9:30PM
September 20 at 8PM
$55-65 cover charge for 9/8, 9/11, 9/17 & 9/18. $65-75 cover charge for 9/10, 9/12 & 9/20. $70-80 cover charge for 9/13. $30 food & beverage minimum.

54 Below is proud to present two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole in an exciting new show to open the fall season. Currently starring on the hit TBS comedy series Sullivan & Son, Christine Ebersole returns to the New York nightclub scene with her first new show in two years. From pop to Broadway, and a few standards and jazz in between, the new show features Musical Director Bette Sussman (Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler, Darlene Love, Whitney Houston) and a full band. Winner of two Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical (42nd Street and Grey Gardens), Christine has also starred in film (Wolf of Wall Street), television (Royal Pains) and has performed concerts in theaters and concert halls across the country, from The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall to The Pasadena and Boston Pops. Coming home to NYC and returning to 54 Below for a full two week engagement is Christine's favorite way to kick off the fall music season.

REMA WEBB
September 8 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Sixteen Year Broadway veteran Rema Webb makes her 54 Below solo concert debut with Children Will Listen. Rema is currently featured in Disney's The Lion King on Broadway. She recently starred as Lula Buffington and Almeta in the Broadway revival of Violet. Her other notable credits include the original Broadway company of The Book of Mormon and Ragtime (Broadway & National Tour). In this intimate evening, Rema will sing Broadway and R&B standards, and share anecdotes about being living her dreams out loud and on center stage, while pursuing the balance of being a mother on Broadway! Audiences can expect to hear songs written by Stephen Sondheim, Ledisi, Gershwin, Georgia Stitt and many more. Each song in Children Will Listen is guaranteed to touch the hearts of the entire family.

LOUIS ST. LOUIS & FRIENDS
September 9 & 10 at 7PM
$35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

LOUIS ST. LOUIS is a Grammy Award-winning musician, singer, composer, arranger, author and conductor. As a "Cabaret Original' he looks forward to 54 Below where he can return to his early roots when he was conducting on Broadway and moonlighting at Manhattan landmark cabarets. He brings to 54 a high-?ying, emotionally driven evening with original songs from shows he has worked on includingGrease 1 & 2, Disco People, Wuthering Heights and Sugar Hill and selections from his two award-winning original musicals playing in China - an R&B Hip Hop version of The Monkey King and The Joker's Game.His illustrious guest artists will include Loni Ackerman, Ramona Keller, Francine Finley, Frank Pagano, Michael Park, Darryl Jovann Williams and Vivian Reed, and his very special guest, Lana Cantrell.

LAUREN PRITCHARD
September 9 at 9:30PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Lauren Pritchard has been writing stories and creating fantasies for a number of years, and now she'd like to share them with you. The story of Lauren: Eight years ago this bright-eyed, Tennessee girl arrived in New York City ready to take on a big adventure. She made her Broadway debut at 18, originating the role of the forlorn and wandering "Ilse" in the 8-time Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening. The show offered her first introduction to the intricacies of developing a new musical, and she fell in love with the creative process. After Spring Awakening Lauren moved to England, signed a record deal with Universal/Island Records, and spent 5 years being LOLO-performing rock 'n roll and bringing the house down on stages all over the world. She co-wrote and performed on the top 10 Billboard hit "Miss Jackson" with Panic! At The Disco, she has written and recorded an album (to be released soon), and she can currently be seen on the MONUMENTOUR sharing the stage with Fall Out Boy and New Politics. But since age 14, in her spare time, Lauren has also been quietly dreaming up stories. Then last summer she had the fortune to meet the very clever Michael Kimmel, and thus began her first formal collaboration for the theatre: a new play with music titled Songbird, which was presented to a sold-out audience at Joe's Pub in July. With her 54 Below debut Lauren will bring to life her previously unearthed creative endeavors, and debut a new side of herself that no one has seen yet: the side that creates for others too. The evening will feature performances by a number of Lauren's talented friends, as well as a mini tribute to her time in Spring Awakening. And she is thrilled and honored to share it all with you.

ALEXA GREEN
September 11 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Alexa Green is a New York City based singer, actor, dancer and recording artist best known for her turn as Glinda in the Los Angeles and San Francisco companies of the hit Broadway musical Wicked. After playing to sold out audiences for nearly two years, she went on to appear alongside Neil Patrick Harris and Patti LuPone in the international cinematic release of Stephen Sondheim's Company with The New York Philharmonic live from Lincoln Center. A SHINING HOUR is a solo debut of one of the most exciting new voices to come to NYC, soaring through a catalog of songs ranging from Harold Arlen to Mariah Carey. With a jazz ensemble backing her, Alexa will bridge the gap and strip down the genres providing a truth that every performer knows, "Being Good Isn't Good Enough." Alexa Green is sure to wow with her seamless vocals and a glimpse into her heart showing us that you don't have to travel by bubble to rise above.

54 BELOW SINGS ELAINE STRITCH
September 12 at 9:30PM
$45-55 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Few legends come along as brassy and powerful as Elaine Stritch, and so it's time to "Rise, Rise, Rise" in tribute to her. Director Eric Ulloa and Music Director John McDaniel bring you an all star Broadway cast singing the songs that made Stritch famous and telling the stories that made her infamous. So, come join us for an evening of great music, memories, food and of course cocktails. Oh, and one for for Mahler... Featuring performances by: Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens, 42nd Street), Beth Leavel(Elf, The Drowsy Chaperone, Mamma Mia!), Harriet Harris (Tony Winner from Thoroughly Modern Millie,Cinderella), Jeremy Benton (42nd Street), Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music), Lindsie VanWinkle (White Christmas NT), Edward Hibbert (Curtains, Drowsy Chaperone, TV's Frasier), Paul Iacono (G.B.F., MTV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger, Fame), Sara Jean Ford (A Little Night Music, Phantom of the Opera), Shawna Hamic (The Last Ship), and more to be announced! The evening will be hosted byBen Rimmalower (Patti Issues), and will be co-produced by Eric Ulloa and Noah Aberlin.

THE SKIVVIES
September 12 & 26 at 11:30PM
$35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

This "musically thrilling" undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (Pageant, All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. Those clips led to live shows that The Wall Street Journal called "smart, sophisticated...ingenious," and Out Magazine, "The Skivvies have managed to carve out a niche that we never knew needed to exist: part Weird Al- parody and part sexy burlesque...an unusual explosion of satire and sultry." They also have a single and music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running With Scissors. They will be joined by special guest stars who will strip down and rock out. Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection.

KATE FERBER: THE SONGS OF LAURA NYRO
September 13 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

"Kate Ferber seems to have absorbed Nyro's style so thoroughly that she can exude it not as imitation so much as reincarnation." - Culture Catch. Amid the popular wave of jukebox musicals, from Beautifulto Motown to Jersey Boys, a crucial voice from America's golden era of songwriting is missing from the stage: Laura Nyro. In this one-night-only, solo concert event, Kate Ferber sets the record straight. Nyro is an unsung heroine of popular song, cited as a major inspiration by Joni Mitchell, Elton John and many other legendary musicians. Come discover Nyro's soulful, soaring masterpieces, interpreted by a thrilling, emerging voice from a new generation of artists. Kate Ferber starred in Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (John Mellencamp/Stephen King/T Bone Burnett) both on tour and at the Alliance Theatre, and in her original one-woman show, One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro (co-written with Louis Greenstein, Dir. Adrienne Campbell Holt). More recently, she toured the US and Canada with Atlantic Records artist Max Frost. Watch for the release date for her forthcoming EP and upcoming shows at KateFerber.com.

MISS VODKA STINGER
September 13 at 11:30PM
$15 cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.

Boozy chanteuse, and night club star Miss Vodka Stinger returns to 54 Below after two sold out shows last winter with her newest show How To Lose Friends and Intoxicate People. Join Miss Stinger and her two back up singers The Martha Rayes as they do what they do best, sing songs you've never heard of, dance dances you've never seen, and take the audience on a musical thrill ride!

54 SINGS BIG RIVER
September 14 at 7PM & 9:30PM
$40-50 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

54 Sings, our talk-of-the-town evenings celebrating the music of our all time favorite scores through live performances of their biggest hits, returns for an off the charts series of performances dedicated to some of the most cherished music of the Great White Way. This Fall, join us on the Mississippi Delta as we present the down home comfort of Roger Miller's beloved Big River (Sept 14), become entagled in the web of Kander & Ebb's brilliant Kiss of the Spider Woman (Oct 12), & get the ice out & roll the rug up when we raise our martini glass to Jerry Herman's Mame (Dec 7), just in time for the holidays. Performed by some of Broadway and cabaret's most luminary talents, 54 Sings continues to delight audiences far & wide as we salute some of the finest melodies ever written for the musical stage.

THE SONGS OF MILLER & TYSEN: TUCK EVERLASTING & MORE
September 15 at 7PM & 9:30PM
$25-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Described as equal parts James Taylor and Stephen Sondheim, Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen's songs have been performed everywhere from East Village rock clubs, to Off-Broadway theaters, to Sesame Street. The concert will feature some of Broadway's best performers singing new songs as well as tunes from The Burnt Part Boys, Fugitive Songs, and The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Miller and Tysen will also offer up a sneak peak of material from Tuck Everlasting which premieres at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta this winter.

KATE TAYLOR
September 16 at 7PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Born in New England, raised in North Carolina, Kate shares her musical heritage with brothers James, Livingston, Hugh, and late brother Alex. Her style reflects the soul, gospel and rockabilly sounds of the south combined with the literate folk and pop that comprise the balance of her family's shared musical legacy. After signing her first recording contract with Atlantic/Cotillion under the tutelage of her manager, legendary producer Peter Asher, she went on to record with her producer/brother James Taylor and acclaimed Muscle Shoals producer Barry Beckett. Her recent releases have garnered praise-Rolling Stone called Beautiful Road (3 stars) "a heartfelt folk rock gem." A recent review in The Huffington Post captures her spirit completely: "Her heart ignites a sea of beauty expressed in a myriad of harmony, rhythm and passion. Musically, she is seamless. She effortlessly and brilliantly flies through a wide swath of styles, from blues to country to ballad to gospel and beyond."

NIKKI MACCALLUM
September 16 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

After receiving a MAC Award nomination for the sold out run of her one woman show, Matchmaker Matchmaker I'm Willing to Settle!, Nikki MacCallum is thrilled to be making her 54 Below Debut with Familiar Things, a celebration of Kander & Ebb music. MacCallum will be joined on stage and at the piano by Musical Director and Arranger, Mark Hartman, who has played and Associate Conducted multiple Broadway shows including Avenue Q and Sondheim on Sondheim. With direction by Kelvin Moon Loh, Familiar Things takes us from familiar childhood memories that one day become familiar to the unfamiliar challenges of adulthood that one day become familiar. Throw in a middle school performance of "Mister Cellophane" and "Sara Lee" as an eleven o'clock (snack) number and you haveFamiliar Things. The piece began development at the Eugene O'Neill Cabaret conference this past summer under the direction of John McDaniel.

JOSHUA THEW
September 17 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Joshua Thew is making his 54 Below debut, but he is no stranger to the stage. A classically trained singer, and a versatile dancer, Joshua has been performing since his school days in the UK. More recently as a dancer with the New York City Ballet, Joshua has performed in a wide range of works including Jerome Robbins' West Side Story Suite, Christopher Wheeldon's Soiree Musicale, and Lynne Taylor-Corbitt's The Seven Deadly Sins alongside Patti Lupone. A soulful performer, Joshua presents an evening of heartfelt folk songs, blues and current pop favorites that reflect his experience as a young artist in New York City. Joshua confronts the realities of love and the challenges of twenty-something life with songs like "Make You Feel My Love" and "A Song For You." With guest appearances including Lisa O'Hare of A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder, Joshua presents a heartfelt evening that is sure to entertain and inspire. Musical Director: Simon Sharp.

ANNE BOBBY
September 18 at 9:30PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

In her first sold-out 54 Below cabaret last spring, Anne Bobby excavated rare and unheard songs collected over her thirty-plus years as a performer. Now she goes back even further, delving into the nearly forgotten masterpieces that shaped her Jersey childhood, featuring songs from the Bee Gees, Tom Waits, ELO, Bruce Springsteen (of course) and, as K-Tel used to boast, "Much, much MORE!" Featuring Christopher Schelling, Shannon Ford and a kick-ass lineup of guests and backup, Back to My Routes is a sophomore outing that anyone who grew up in the 70's (or wishes they did) needs to see.

@ACTOR_FRIEND @54BELOW
September 20 at 11PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

The essence of Annoying Actor Friend, Broadway Internet Personality recently featured on Backstage Magazine's Future Broadway Power List (LOL!), is coming to 54 Below for a special one night engagement benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fight's AIDS! Featuring current Broadway stars, Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin), Paige Faure (Cinderella), Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon), Keala Settle (Les Miserables) and a few more Really Awesome People You Love That Will Be Announced Later, @Actor_Friend @54Below will be nothing short of the type of experience you would expect from Annoying Actor Friend. Complete with liver-murdering drinking games, profanity, hashtags, and maybe even a few Smash jokes, this event is sure to embody the essence you've grown to love or hate - but it won't matter anyway because you'll be so wasted you won't remember a thing the next morning. Annoying Actor Friend began as a parody Twitter account (@Actor_Friend) spoofing social media behavior, and later went on to publish #SOBLESSED, a satirical tell-all describing the life of the modern day actor in New York City. #SOBLESSED became the Amazon #1 Best Selling Theater book on its first day of sale. @Actor_Friend @54Below will be a concert adaptation of #SOBLESSED with performances and stories associated with experiences in college, pounding the pavement, on tour, Broadway and even while on unemployment. So come on down to 54 Below to party for the good of BC/EFA! We're not going to say @Actor_Friend will be there, but we're not NOT going to say @Actor_Friend is going to be there. #blessed.

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED
September 21 at 7PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

A celebrated New York event since 2010, the Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. Past special guests have included original Sondheim cast members such as Len Cariou, Victoria Mallory, Donna McKechnie & Chip Zien - so you never know who might drop in. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on Sondheimien facts, history & assorted tidbits of theatrical lore! Come join the party!

54 DOES DOLLY PARTON
September 21 at 9:30PM
$30-40 cover charge. $ 25 food & beverage minimum.

Jolene, 9 to 5, Coat of Many Colors, My Tennessee Mountain Home, I Will Always Love You - the music of prolific singer/songwriter and eight time Grammy winner Dolly Parton comes to 54 for one night only! Join a cast of some of Broadway and cabaret's best as we pay homage to the talents of a woman who literally changed pop and country music forever. Expect tunes ranging from early Dolly (circa Grand Ole Opry) to contemporary Dolly (circa Dollywood) & everything in between! Cast: Scott Coulter, Carole J. Bufford, Tim DiPasqua, Natalie Douglas, Alex Getlin, Mary Lane Haskell, Jessica Hendy, Michael Holland, Fay Ann Lee, Lucia Spina and KT Sullivan. Dolly Parton is not scheduled to perform or attend.

SMILE: A BROADAWAY REUNION
September 22 at 7PM & 9:30PM
$35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

The Broadway musical cult favorite SMILE, by Howard Ashman and Marvin Hamlisch, returns to New York for a one-night-only reunion concert performance! SMILE opened on the Great White Way in 1986, and closed after 48 performances. The musical follows the intrigue and exploits onstage and behind-the-scenes as Santa Rosa, California plays host to the Young American Miss Pageant. With a bright, brassy, exciting score that includes "Disneyland," "Shine," "Young And American," "Until Tomorrow Night," and many more Hamlisch/Ashman treasures, SMILE is one of the greatest underappreciated Broadway musicals of the 1980s. The reunion concert will bring back original Broadway cast membersMana Allen, Jodi Benson, Anne Bobby, Mia Malm, Tia Riebling, Marsha Waterbury, Ruth Williamsonand more, for a Young American Miss pageant you will never forget! Directed by Richard Biever, Musical Direction by Roberto Sinha, Produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper.

RANDY GRAFF
September 23 at 7PM
$35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Back by popular demand - with new songs! George Gershwin. Carole King. Betty Comden. Harry Nilsson. Barry Manilow. Barbra Whatsername... What do these great writers and artists have in common? They were all born in Brooklyn! Also from the fourth largest city in America is Tony Award winner Randy Graff (City of Angels, Les Miserables), who will sing the music of artists from her hometown, backed up by a slammin' trio of musicians. Made in Brooklyn is the personal and musical story of Randy herself - one more great performer from Canarsie! "Randy Graff is not a showy performer. She simply stands, sings from her big heart and beguiles." - Andrew Gans, Playbill

THE SONGS OF SCOTT EVAN DAVIS FEATURING DEREK KLENA AND MORE
September 23 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Composer/lyricist Scott Evan Davis makes his debut at 54 Below with a concert of new material as well as songs from his album Cautiously Optimistic. After having his show Picture Perfect performed in New York, LA, London and Australia, he returns to the concert setting for the first time in over two years, to tell intimate stories of how certain songs came to be, as well showcase material from his new musical Indigo. "When it comes to contemporary songwriting, the obstreperously sizable squad who complain that 'they don't write 'em like they used to' have got it seriously wrong. The bracing truth is that they do write 'em very much as the outstanding pop songwriters of the mid-20th century used to.... Prominent among them are Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk, Lance Horne, Sam Davis, Michael Patrick Walker, Scott Evan Davis, Georgia Stitt." - David Finkle, The Huffington Post. "Songwriter Davis has an ear for the classical in his melodies and one for the edginess of contemporary in his lyrics. These two seemingly contradictory aspects collide with remarkable ease....." -Andy Probst, Theatermania. With Scott at the piano, accompanied by the cellist James Clark and some of New York's finest voices, including Derek Klena, Karen Mason, Lisa Howard, Natalie Douglas, Julie Reyburn, Sierra Rein, Erik Sisco, Vicky Modica, Joshua Dixon, Kim Grogg, Jamie Hartmann, David Harris, Remy Zaken, and more, Scott Evan Davis will celebrate his 37th birthday as he explores love, loss, relationships and patterns, and ultimately, acceptance within his songs.

RICKY SAUNDERS
September 24 at 7PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Heralded by The Town Hall Theatre as one of "Broadway's Rising Stars," Ricky Saunders debuts his solo show, In A World of His Own. In this dynamic evening, Ricky uses storytelling through music from stage, screen and Top 40 to fantastically paint his one-of-a-kind journey of growing up. The show chronicles everything from the days of "The Saunders Performing Arts Center," a mid-Nineties makeshift theatre venue in the basement of his parents' conservative house in a suburb of Buffalo, to the Great Escape to his own personal "Neverland": New York City. Soar through the world of his imagination through his personal trials of faith, trust, wanderlust and finding the courage of being yourself in an industry that is difficult to break into. Ricky's other credits include The Seed of Abraham at the Bleecker Street Theatre, the Broadway By The Year concerts, and readings/recordings of the new musicals To Dance and The Giving Tree.

CARTER CALVERT
September 24 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

The New York Times raves, "Carter Calvert effervesces: her voice echoes chimes in the night." One of today's most versatile performers, Carter Calvert's talents don't fit neatly into one category. As a belter, she has been praised by critics for roles like Grizabella in Cats and Eva Perón in Evita. As a blues singer and singular actress, she originated her role in the Tony-nominated 7-person cast of It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, alongside Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter. She wowed audiences with her country chops during her recent portrayal of Patsy Cline opposite Sally Struthers in Always... Patsy Cline. And, currently, her talent as a comedienne is taking center stage in the brand new NYC production of Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! When Ms. Calvert is not performing in a musical, she is either on a concert stage or in a recording studio. She has performed in some of the country's finest concert halls (and stayed in some of its worst hotels) and has done voiceovers for dozens of commercials including Air Wick, Star Magazine and Amazon's Kindle Fire. Her favorite recording project, however, is the recently released album she co-created with her husband, drummer Roger Cohen. Their debut CD, Carter Calvert & The Roger Cohen Trio, spent over four weeks on the CMJ National Jazz radio chart peaking at #13 overall. In her 54 Below debut, Carter will be joined by the Roger Cohen Trio in an evening of music that promises something for every musical palette: Broadway, pop, jazz, blues, and country. "Her voice truly is a siren and she has a range like no other. Joined by her husband's trio they embark on a truly personal journey of arrangements and songs that showcase Calvert's immense talent and abilities." -JazzTimes.

CELEBRATING ADOLPH GREEN
September 25, 26 & 27 at 7PM
$50-65 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

54 Below is delighted to celebrate the genius of Adolph Green in this, his centennial year. Join a rotating cast of Broadway greats during our three night musical soiree as we pay tribute to this legendary master of his craft. In a career that spanned six decades and seven Tony Awards, Adolph Green and Betty Comden produced a body of work that is unparalleled in the American theatre: Wonderful Town. Bells Are Ringing. Singin' in the Rain. On the Town. The Will Rogers Follies. The Bandwagon. On the Twentieth Century. Applause. Subways Are For Sleeping. And that's just the tip of the ice berg! This is one very special weekend in September that they'll be talking about for years to come. Get there before The Party's Over!

BROADWAY BALLYHOO
September 25 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Scott Siegel's critically acclaimed BROADWAY BALLYHOO, which regularly features great Broadway and nightclub stars in New York City, plays this summer at 54 Below on Thursday, September 25 at 9:30pm. This ever-changing musical variety show, soon to begin its third year of performances, will light up 54 Below this summer with all-star casts. For this show in its new home, Scott Siegel, best known as the creator/writer/host of Town Hall's signature series, Broadway by the Year (in its 14th season), welcomes to the stage Barbara Walsh, John Bolton, Karen Mason, Carole J. Bufford, Scott Coulter, Carolyn Montgomery Forant, Maxine Linehan and Jillian Louis.

FEELIN' GROOVY: FOLK ROCK MUSIC OF THE 1960S
September 26 at 9:30PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Relive and discover the timeless music of the"60s music legends such as The Mamas and the Papas, Simon and Garfunkel, Woody Guthrie, Peter Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan and many others in this powerful concert event. These artists spent their years communicating personal, political and social imperatives by way of their impeccably crafted songs, harmonies,and lyrics combined with humor and passion. Back by popular demand, join Broadway actor-singer-recording artists Michael Lanning (Bonnie and Clyde, Civil War), Alison Lory (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Carnegie Hall), along with Neeley Bridges and Andy Jobe (Walking for Pennies) singing in harmony the poetic lyrics of songs including, "Blowin in the Wind", "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season), Puff the Magic Dragon and "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin Groovy)". Audience participation encouraged but not mandatory!

THE PETERSONS, FEATURING MARK SALDIVAR, ADAM STEIM, KEIRA NAUGHTON & MORE
September 27 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Come share an evening of music and merriment with upstate New York's favorite family band...that's not really a family (or, if we're being completely honest, from upstate NY either). Matt Saldivar (Act One, Peter and the Starcatcher, Grease, The Wedding Singer), Adam Stein (The Lion King), Keira Naughton(The Rivals, Lucy), Rick Holmes (Spamalot, Cabaret, Peter and the Starcatcher), Evan Robertson (he hates listing credits) and Pete Simpson (Blue Man Group) play The Petersons, a musical band of misfits from the (fictional) upstate town of "Essex-on-Haugatuck." Performing an eclectic mixture of original rock music and character-based comedy, they come prepared with an entirely new show and special guest each time. Previous guests include Oscar winner Paul Newman, Tony Award winner James Naughton, Emmy Award nominee Michael C. Hall, the uncategorizable John Cameron Mitchell and many, many more. Described by The New York Times as, "a hipster theater mock-rock group with a devoted following," and by Time Out New York as, "one of the funniest shows in town," the Petersons have played sold-out shows at Joe's Pub, Caroline's Comedy Club, Ars Nova and the West Bank Cafe. This is their debut at 54 Below, and they're thrilled to invite you to join the family.

HELÉNE YORKE
September 29 at 7PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Currently originating the scene-stealing role of Olive Neal in Bullets Over Broadway and appearing on Showtime's Masters of Sex, Heléne Yorke makes her 54 Below debut! Heléne presents an evening of Blossom Dearie's trademark restrained jazz sound with a dash of her girlish, whimsical, tightly woven swing. Sexy, chic and subtle, this storyteller and blues singer's arrangements are some of the most overlooked. A relaxed and intimate moment with Mark Berman on the piano and Mark Vanderpoel on bass...and who knows, maybe a few other sweet surprises.

DARIUS DE HAAS
September 29 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Following his critically acclaimed 54 below debut, Darius de Haas invites you to "Come A Little Closer". This time, for one night only, Darius shares the best of his personal Broadway, Jazz, Pop/R&B songbook. From Strayhorn to Streisand, from Miles to Monk, from Annie Lennox to Leonard Bernstein, From The Wiz to Wicked, Darius celebrates his 25 years as a Broadway and concert/cabaret performer and on top of that, it's his birthday! Darius de Haas has been described as "electrically thrilling" in The New York Times, "a performer with an intensity and honesty that envelops and mesmerizes the listener" (Variety), and The Village Voice said, "When he sings, it's like the equivalent of silk ribbons being unfurled across the sky." He has sold out critically acclaimed concerts at Lincoln Center, enthralled audiences from Carnegie Hall to London's Royal Festival Hall as well as appeared on Broadway (Rent, Carousel, Dreamgirls).

TONY DESARE
September 30 at 7PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Acclaimed vocalist Tony DeSare returns to 54 Below with a brand new show: Night Life. The postmodern version of the classic, elegant New York night club of the 1950's show will be brought to life in the only New York City night club left that still truly captures that ambiance. Tony DeSare's new show will explore some of the most hauntingly beautiful and memorable melodies ever written, both old and new, plus a few new DeSare originals. From Cole Porter and Duke Ellington to Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Willie Nelson, the only requirement is a sophisticated, romantic and swinging melody. Add in a martini or two and you have the quintessential night out on the town. Featuring Tony's quartet led by Tedd Firth on piano with Edward Decker on guitar, Steve Doyle on bass and Michael Klopp on drums. Although the following songs are subject to change, they represent the type of material Tony will be performing: "Make You Feel My Love" (Bob Dylan), a song covered by Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, and Adele, is interpreted here by Tony for "Night Life" in a true romantic 'DeSare' mood. Nightclubs have been swinging Cole Porter songs as soon as the ink was dry on them, and "It's All Right With Me" has remained a fresh and exciting choice for over 6 decades. It may come as a surprise to the audience that the title song of this evening - "Night Life," was one of songwriter Willie Nelson's earliest hits. It has since become a jazz standard - and the anchor for this evening's set list. Other selections will include American Songbook tunes written by Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse; Leon Russell; and Billy Strayhorn. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" - a Sinatra classic written by David Mann and Bob Hilliard, captures the 'noir' mood ever present in the clubs of an earlier time. It is also a perfect entr'acte salute to what is nearly the beginning of the Chairman's 100th birthday year celebration - which Tony is anticipating with great enthusiasm. Night Life, a night to remember and a night to look ahead - with Tony DeSare.

DEE ROSCIOLI
September 30 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Best known for her more than 1000 performances as Elphaba in Wicked - an all-time record! - Dee Roscioli takes to the concert stage for her 54 Below debut. Dee will take audiences on an unexpected journey into her life as a performer and an artist. Through an eclectic set of songs by artists such as Adele, Grace Potter, One Republic, Stevie Wonder and many more, she explores what holds her back and how she bursts forth despite the ups and downs. This is an evening of Dee baring it all and singing straight from the heart. In addition to starring in Wicked in the Chicago and San Francisco sit-down productions as well as the national tour, and a year on Broadway, Dee has also appeared as the title character in Liberty: A Monumental New Musical, in Primrose off-Broadway, and in the premiere of Murder Ballad at New York Stage & Film.

OCTOBER AT 54 BELOW:

TONY DESARE
October 1, 3, 4, 5 at 7PM
$30-40 cover charge on 10/1. $35-45 cover charge on 10/3, 10/4 & 10/5. $25 food & beverage minimum.

ISABEL ROSE
October 1 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

IGOR BUTMAN AND THE MOSCOW JAZZ ORCHESTRA
October 2 & 3 at 9:30PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

SHANKTUNES: A NIGHT OF ORIGINAL SONGS BY LYNNE SHANKEL
October 2 at 11:30PM
$25 cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drink minimum.

BACK TO THE GARDEN: THE MUSIC OF JONI MITCHELL, CAROLE KING & LAURA NYRO
October 4 at 9:30PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

THE SKIVVIES
October 4 & 10 at 11:30PM
$35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

PAMELA BOB
October 6 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

RANDY GRAFF
October 7 & 21 at 7PM
$35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

JOANNA GLEASON WITH WELL STRUNG
October 7, 14 & 21 at 9:30PM
$45-55 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

AMANDA MCBROOM & GEORGE BALL
October 8 at 7PM
October 14 at 7:30PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

DONNA VIVINO
October 8 at 9:30PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

QUINN LEMLEY
October 9 at 7PM
$35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

KELLI RABKE
October 9 at 9:30PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

THE NEWTILDAS: PAIGE BRADY, GABRIELLA PIZZOLO, RIPLEY SOBO & AVA ULLOA
October 10 at 7PM & 9:30PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

LESLI MARGHERITA- ALL HAIL THE QUEEN
October 11 at 11:30PM
October 19 at 9:30PM
$25 cover charge for 10/11. $25-35 cover charge for 10/19. $25 food & beverage minimum.

54 SINGS KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
October 12 at 7PM & 9:30PM
3 Show subscriptions: $210 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.

THE YORK THEATRE'S 45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
October 13 at 9:30PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

SIERRA BOGGESS
October 15, 16, 17 & 18 at 7PM
October 17 at 9:30PM
$55-95 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

MARGO SEIBERT
October 15 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

CHARLIE ROSEN'S BROADWAY BIG BAND
October 16 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

SIMPLY STREISAND
October 19 at 7PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

BLOODSONG OF LOVE, BY JOE ICONIS IN CONCERT
October 20 at 7PM & 9:30PM
$35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

SETH SIKES
October 22 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

CAROLE J. BUFFORD
October 23 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

DOMINIC CHIANESE
October 24 at 7PM
$35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

COVEN- THE MUSIC OF STEVIE NICKS & FLEETWOOD MAC
October 24 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

A BENEFIT FOR THE SOCIETY FOR PRESERVATION OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
October 25 at 8PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

SAM FAZIO
October 25 at 11PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED
October 26 at 7PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

ASPECTS OF ANDREW: LLOYD WEBBER @ 54
October 26 at 9:30PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

JEREMY JORDAN
October 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31 at 7PM
$55-65 cover charge for 10/27, 10/28, 10/29 & 10/30. $60-70 cover charge for 10/31. $25 food & beverage minimum.

JULIA MATTISON IS RUBY MANGER
October 27 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

WELL STRUNG
October 28 at 9:30PM
$40-50 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

TRACY MCDOWELL
October 29 at 9:30PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS
October 30 at 9:30PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

INTO SWEENEY TODD'S WOODS
October 31 at 9:30PM
$30-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

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