Drew Gasparini, Julia Mattison & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week

Drew Gasparini, Julia Mattison & More Set for Late Night 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:


Bringing her powerhouse voice and completely new arrangements to the eclectic music of the internationally renowned band Florence and the Machine, Tal Yardeni makes her 54 Below debut in an evening that promises to be a rockin' good time. Touted as both "a voice on the rise" and "one to watch," Yardeni, backed by LaDonna Burns, Shira Elias, and Jeremy Zoma premieres her thrilling new show under the musical direction of Jeremy Robin Lyons and featuring such guests as Jenny Ashman, Darius Anthony Harper, Molly Hager, and Sheri Sanders. $10 cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.


Featuring: Andrew Kober (Les Miserables) as Jean Dikon, Taylor Trensch (Matilda) as Allen Quiche Lorraine, Noel Carey as Randy Newman and Julia Murney (Falling, Wicked) as Julia Murney. Join fictional Broadway diva Ruby Manger as she makes her long-awaited return to the New York stage! Julia Mattison stars as Ms. Manger, an enigmatic Broadway icon, famous for such roles as Trudy the Blind Ghost in I See You, Not Really, But You Know What I Mean (Tony Award winner, Best Musical and Best Actress) and as The Coroner in Whoa Nelly, That's a Lot of Blood (Drama Desk Award winner, Best Set Design). Through a whirlwind of songs, stories and Broadway's special guests, Ruby will revisit her greatest career highlights and lowlights, from winning her first Tony Award, to her not-so-secret love affairs, to her recent recovery from a terrifying addiction to bagels. Ms. Manger is back from rehab, better than ever, and ready to reclaim her place as Broadway's shining Ruby with a thrilling and revealing evening at Broadway's Supper Club! Julia Mattison made her Broadway debut in the 2011 revival of Godspell, and since then has carved a place in the New York scene as an actor, singer, writer and comedian. She can usually be found at 54 Below, either singing the work of people she admires, or wandering the halls because she doesn't know where else to go. Outside of New York, Mattison has performed with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and the Royal National Theatre in London, among others. As a comedian, Mattison has earned awards for her work in sketch and standup comedy, and was featured in EW, The AV Club, New York Magazine and more for her spoof creation, Human Centipede: The Musical. Recently, she has been featured on the MTV show Hey Girl!, directed by Michael Showalter, the Fox comedy Us & Them, starring Alexis Biedel and Jason Ritter, Jake & Amir for College Humor, and on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where she filmed a music video with Guillermo to pair with her recent ad campaign for Holiday Inn. Most recently, Mattison and her friend/writing partner Sydney Nikols were offered a development deal with MTV for their television pilot, How to Live Like a Lady. Mattison is represented by Soffer/Namoff Entertainment. $10 cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.


DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) highlights duets from composers Joe Iconis, Ryan Scott Oliver, Rob Rokicki, and Zoe Sarnak. Each duet will feature one Broadway/professional singer and one future Broadway hopeful. Created and produced by Megan Minutillo, with musical direction by Will Buck, DUETS is a concert that bridges the gap between aspiring and working performers in New York City. The evening will be hosted by Lauren Marcus, and performers will include Loni Ackerman (Evita), Alex Brightman (Big Fish), Amanda Flynn, Ellyn Marie Marsh (Kinky Boots), Jessica Mortellaro, Krista Pioppi (Spring Awakening national tour), Andrea Ross, Preston Sadleir (Next to Normal tour), Jacob Samuels, Bret Shuford (The Little Mermaid), Betsy Struxness (Matilda), Stephanie Turci, Jason "SweetTooth" Williams (The Disappearing Man), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture), Alan Wiggins (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening), and more special guests to be announced. The Write Teacher(s) is an interactive website featuring the latest and greatest in theater, music, film, television, visual arts, books, and arts education. The motto of the website is to promote cultural substance, creativity, and positivity in within all communities. $25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.


After his debut concert at 54 Below sold out in record time, Drew Gasparini has quickly become a club regular (you can't deny the people what they want: more Drew!). True to form, the set list for May will showcase material from all over Drew's catalog... some songs from here... some songs from there... including a collection of brand new work. You'll laugh, you'll cry, we'll all get tipsy and have a party. It will be an evening of entertainment delivered as only this talented goofball can. Overheard following Volume 2 of From Here & There (that's correct, this excited fan wrote a haiku): "I once dreamt of Drew / He sang to me in my dreams / Now I need new sheets." And from Drew's long-time supporter (and mother), Kele Gasparini: "Wait, they invited you back?" The evening will feature performances by Lolo (Spring Awakening), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Ben Crawford (Big Fish), Rozi Baker (Bonnie & Clyde), Brandon J. Ellis (Once), Molly Hager (Heathers), Gilbert L. Bailey II (The Book of Mormon), Jed Resnick (Avenue Q), Preston Sadlier (Next to Normal), Monet Julia Sabel, Emily Kay Shrader, Carolyn Miller, Peter Klein, Natalie Ortega, Justin Luciano, and of course, Drew's fellow (M)orons: Alex Brightman (Big Fish), Andrew Kober (Les Miserables), and F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), accompanied by Drew, Charlie Rosen, Adrien Godat, and Marques Walls. Additional performers to be announced. The concert is produced by Erica Rotstein. Drew Gasparini won the John Lennon Songwriting Award, and his music has been heard on NBC's Smash as well as in venues all over the country, including the Kennedy Center. His musical Make Me Bad (book by Alex Brightman) was awarded by PACE New Musicals and was presented in an industry workshop in February. Crazy, Just Like Me received a NYC workshop this past November (Best of Fest, NYMF 2011), and his musical adaptation of Turn of the Screw (book by Michael Kimmel) was presented at Lincoln Center in 2012. $25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

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