Deb Lyons, Aaron LaVigne and More Set for CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' at 54 Below, 10/30
In this one night only concert event, 54 Below celebrates the iconic songs made famous by The Mamas & The Papas. Including: California Dreamin', Monday Monday, Creeque Alley, I Saw Her Again, Dedicated To The One I Love, Dream A Little Dream and others.
The show features Deb Lyons (Smokey Joe's Café), who toured the world for several years with The Mamas & The Papas including, original "Papas," John Phillips and Denny Doherty, singing the songs made famous by the late "Mama," Cass Elliot. She is joined by Aaron LaVigne (Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark; Rent), Leenya Rideout (Cabaret; Company; War Horse) and Sam Sherwood (Symphony Space; Carnegie Hall). Backed by a full band, these singers deliver an evening of 4-part harmonies that is not to be missed.
Deb Lyons, Aaron LaVigne, Leenya Rideout and Sam Sherwood in "California Dreamin'" plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on October 30th, 2014 at 9:30 PM. There is a $30-$55 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 2:00 PM are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
Deb Lyons starred in the original London cast and Broadway production of the Tony nominated show Smokey Joe's Cafe. She also starred as "Lucy" in the national tour of Jekyll & Hyde. She toured the world for 5 years in the mid 90's as a member of The Mamas & The Papas, singing with original Papas, John Phillips and Denny Doherty performing the songs made famous by the late Mama Cass. Off-Broadway she sang with legendary songwriters Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil. Artists she has sung with include: Carrie Underwood, Lee Ann Womack, Donna Summer, Rosanne Cash, The Chieftains, Ben E. King, Rick Springfield, Frankie Avalon, Martha Reeves, Leslie Gore and Scott McKenzie. Other theater: "Diana" in Next to Normal; "Velma" in Hairspray: "Lady Montague" in The Last Goodbye; Ring of Fire; Pumpboys & Dinettes; Side By Side By Sondheim; and Swing. Her debut CD of jazz and Broadway tunes is titledDream a Little(available on iTunes and CDBaby). www.DebLyonsMusic.com
Aaron LaVigne. Broadway: Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. Off-Broadway: RENT. National Tour: RENT. NYC workshops: American Idiot, Dirty Hippie Jam Band Project. Regional: The Civil War; tick,tick BOOM!; Jesus Christ Superstar. New EP, Call Your Mom, now on iTunes. twitter: @Aaron_LaVinay B.F.A., Northern Kentucky University.
Leenya Rideout. Broadway: War Horse, Cyrano de Bergerac (w/ Kevin Kline), Company (Jenny),Cabaret (1998 revival, original cast). Off-Broadway: The Eternal Anniversary, 59 E. 59th St.-Summer Shorts Festival, Yiddle with a Fiddle, American Jewish Theatre; The Portable Pioneer and Prairie Show, Melting Pot Theatre Company; and Cowgirls, Minetta Lane Theatre. Regional: Woody Sez, Cleveland Playhouse, Theater J, Milwaukee Rep, TheaterWorks; The Last of the Red Hot Lovers andGypsy, Hangar Theatre; Holidays with the Chalks, Alliance Theatre; Merrily We Roll Along (Gussie), Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Cardenio, ART; Summer of 42, Mill Mountain Theater; The Canterbury Tales, Guthrie Theater; Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), North Carolina Theatre; Avenue X, Cincinnati Playhouse & Merrimack Repertory Theatre; Honky Tonk Highway, Florida Studio Theatre; Carousel (Julie), Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. International Tour: My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle). Film: Mona Lisa Smile; Loser; Bittersweet; The Singing Biologist. Television: Company(PBS); Cyrano de Bergerac (PBS); My Favorite Broadway (PBS); Nashville Star (USA Network), Jerry Lewis Telethon. Concert: Wall to Wall Broadway (Symphony Space), Nothing Like a Dame 2007, Bringing Broadway Back Home (Fort Collins Symphony). Comedy: The Chalks (thechalks.com), The Thalia Follies (Symphony Space). Honor graduate of the University of Colorado School of Music. Phoenix, Leenya's premiere album of original songs is available at www.leenya.com.
As an actor and a musician, Sam Sherwood has performed all over North America. Originally from the small town of Naples, NY in the Finger Lakes, Sam's lived in New York City for the past 5 years. In that time, he's performed at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, 54 Below and others. Regionally, Sam's performed at Flat Rock Playhouse, Phoenix Theatre, Peterborough Players, Lyceum Theatre (Arrow Rock), Adirondack Theatre Festival and others, as well as 2 national tours. Sam is also a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. More info at www.sherwoodsounds.com
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.