HIT LIST Concert, Caissie Levy, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Set for 54 Below Tonight; This Week's Listings
Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond:
Rebecca Naomi Jones, Caissie Levy & Juliana Nash, December 9 at 7PM:
The cast and creative of recent Off-Broadway hit rock musical Murder Ballad reunite for a concert of raw, sexy power tunes from one of the show's creators! Caissie Levy (Hair, Rent) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange) join Singer-Songwriter Juliana Nash (Composer-Lyricist of Murder Ballad), backed up by the original on-stage Murder Ballad band. The New York Times called Murder Ballad "fun and inventive! A steamy musical with a razor's edges." Nash brings the razor's edges not only to the show's soundtrack but also to her original rock compositions, which will also be sung by this amazingly talented trio. Prepare to be blown away by power vocals and steamy original songs-some you've heard before, some you haven't-all of which you'll be dying to hear again. $35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
HIT LIST, December 9 at 9:30PM & 11:30PM:
Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, Carrie Manolakos and more will star in HIT LIST at 54 Below. The second season of NBC's Smash featured a fictional new Broadway musical called HIT LIST, written by characters played by Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, The Last 5 Years) and Andy Mientus (Carrie, Spring Awakening), and starring Krysta Rodriguez (First Date,The Addams Family). The fictional musical opened at Manhattan Theatre Workshop and then transferred to Broadway, opening at the Barrymore Theatre and winning seven Tony Awards. HIT LISTthe musical will receive its actual world premiere performance at 54 Below. HIT LIST, a modern fable about identity and the price of fame, tells the tragic love story of a wannabe pop singer who transforms herself to become a star and the hidden songwriter she uses to get there - but at what cost? HIT LIST will be presented by Julia Brownell, Joshua Safran and Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Benjamin Rauhala is musical director. The concerts will feature orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, and performances from Molly Hager, Eric Michael Krop, Julia Mattison, and Eric William Morris. The band will include Rauhala, Rosen, Shannon Ford, Alisa Horn, Dennis Michael Keefe, and Hiroko Taguchi. The score of HIT LIST was written by Drew Gasparini, Joe Iconis, Andrew McMahon, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, and Lucie Silvas. The shows will include some additional songs from these composers that were intended for HIT LIST but never made it to air, and also special appearances by several of HIT LIST's composers and additional performers to be announced at a later date. $55 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.