Jake Broder to Bring HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY to 54 Below, 10/22
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents Jake Broder in "HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY" on October 22nd at 9 pm. After spellbinding audiences in a decade of sold-out runs in London, off-Broadway and Los Angeles, creator and star Jake Broder is bringing his critically acclaimed international success HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY to 54 Below.
In his performances, Buckley retold classic tales ranging from the story of Jesus of Nazareth ("The Nazz") to Abraham "Lanky Linc" Lincoln's Gettysburg address in his original "hipsemantic." This largely forgotten counter-culture icon of the 1940's and 50's was arguably the granddaddy of American comedy, doing for comedy what Elvis did for music. His work inspired Robin Williams, Johnny Depp, Bill Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, Bob Dylan and Ken Kesey.
In LORD BUCKLEY, along with a jazz trio led by Mark Hartman and featuring Bradley Russell and Jimmie Young, Jake Broder ("Mozart" in Sir Peter Hall's Broadway and West End productions of AMADEUS) exquisitely re-incarnates Lord Buckley. Along with featured actor Michael Lanahan, Broder transports the audience back to an exciting reimagining of a Buckley performance, a swirling mix of comedy, be-bop and cabaret. TimeOut London raved, "Broder is possessed by the ghost of Lord Buckley and takes you a sonic adventure through the prairies of his delirious mind... Like the man says, 'Believe - it'll blow your wig away!'"
Jake Broder in "HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY" plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on October 22nd at 9 pm. Featuring Michael Lanahan, Mark Hartman, Bradley Russell and Jimmie Young. Produced by Julia Broder. There is a $25-$35 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
More about Jake: BROADWAY/ WEST END: Mozart in Amadeus directed by Sir Peter Hall, When Harry Met Sally with Alyson Hannigan and Luke Perry (West End), Lord Buckley in His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley (59E59 in NYC, Soho Theatre in London, Magic Castle in LA). REGIONAL: Co-wrote and originated the role of "Louis" in Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara at the Geffen Playhouse, dir. Taylor Hackford (Ovation Award Best Actor in a Musical; Ovation, LADCC, Garland and LA Weekly awards for Best Production and for Writing.) TV/ FILM: "Beyond the Sea," "Shadow Dancer," "The Chicago 8," "Milo," (upcoming), "Company Town" (Pilot for CW), "The Cleaner" (A&E), "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS), "Keen Eddie" (FOX), "Roman Mysteries" (BBC), "Strange" (BBC), "Line of Beauty" (BBC), "Broken News" (BBC), "Auf Weidersein Pet" (BBC) and "The Eagle" (Denmark-Winner of an International Emmy). Jake trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and lives in Los Angeles.
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.