Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel, Rachel Potter & More Set for 54 Below this Week
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:
RACHEL POTTER WITH SPECIAL GUEST KHAYA COHEN, February 24 at 7PM & 9:30PM:
The X Factor finalist and Broadway's own Rachel Potter will make her triumphant return to the Big Apple, February 24th at 54 Below! After starring in The Addams Family and Evita on Broadway, Rachel went on to become a favorite of America on the third season of The X Factor, best known for her cover of Queen's "Somebody to Love," reaching over 9 million views on YouTube. The country beltress will debut an impressive new catalog of original songs to her New York audience, as well as showcase some Broadway and X Factor favorites she does best. Rachel will be accompanied by an incredible line-up of musicians, including Matt Hinkley, Miles Aubrey, Ken Dow, Joseph Brent and Damien Bassman. With special guest Khaya Cohen. Help us welcome Rachel back to the city that started it all and join us for this evening not to be missed. $30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
MUSE MATCH, February 24 at 11:30PM:
MUSE MATCH: A Musical Theatre Blind Date Collaboration Where Composers write songs for actors they don't know! Featured songwriters include Drew Fornorola, Sam Salmond Julia Meinwald, Daniel Mate, Alexander Sage Oyen, Eli Zoller, David Alan Thornton, Rob Rokicki, Nikko Benson, Nathan Dame, Caleb Hoyer, Will Larche, Eric Loehr, Brett Macias, Andy Monroe, Paul Fujimoto, Caitlin Saylor Stephens, Sarah Caginese, Victoria Huston-Elum, Eric William Morris, Paul Louis Lessard, Jillian Louis, Analisa Learning, Jane Bunting, Mimi Robinson, Jacob L Smith, David Marshall, David Johnson, Kilty Reidy, Katie Madison, Erik Liberman, Preston Ellis, Zachary Prince and Julia Burrows. $20 cover charge. Two drink or $20 food & beverage minimum.
LONI ACKERMAN, February 25 at 7PM:
In this charming and beguiling musical evening, Loni Ackerman (star of Broadway's Cats and Evita) recalls personal stories of her unusual New York upbringing (including her childhood associations with such "family friends" as Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon) as well as revisiting songs she sang in New York hits like Starting Here, Starting Now and her two collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber. Directed by Barry Kleinbort, with musical direction by Paul Greenwood, Ms. Ackerman's repertoire also includes golden standards, contemporary songs, even one of her own compositions which became the theme song for a "very special" French film made during her time in Paris. Another prime example of her life as something just "Next to Ab-Normal." $25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.