Jeremy Jordan, Asmeret Ghebremichael & More to Perform with The Skivvies at 54 Below, 10/11
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:
RSO FEST: 35MM IN CONCERT, October 7 at 7PM & 9:30PM:
The first in our celebration of the work of noted composer & lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver! Based on the photographs of Matthew Murphy, this stunning new multimedia musical explores a groundbreaking new concept in musical theatre, intricately weaving a collection of stories told through music. If a picture is worth 1,000 words - what about a song? Can an image inspire a tune or fifteen? The album of the same title, produced by Sh-k-boom Records, is currently available on i-tunes. 35 MM is directed by DB Bonds with Musical Direction by Rich Silverstein. Oliver, the recipient of both the Jonathan Larson Award as well as the Richard Rodgers Award for musical theatre, is one of New York's most prolific and exciting young musical artists. Starring Zachary Levi, Jenni Barber, Nick Blaemire, Alex Brightman, Ben Crawford, Drew Gasparini, Derek Klena, Lesli Margherita, Lauren Pritchard, David Are, Krysta Rodriguez, Preston Sadlier, Kate Shindle, Katie Thompson, Alysha Umphress. Cover charge $35-45. $25 food and beverage minimum.
LATE NIGHT: THE CALLBACK: SEMI-FINALS, October 7 at 11:30PM:
At The Callback: Semi-Finals, 6 contestants (3 Audience Favorites and 3 Wildcards) will perform a five minute set in front of a panel of surprise guest judges. The winner will be chosen based on audience vote and will progress to The Final Callback. For more information on "The Callback" rules or how to submit an audition video please visit www.54Below.com. No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.
WBGO JAZZ SERIES: SHAREL CASSITY FEATURING Cyrus Chestnut, October 8 at 7PM & 9PM:
Rising star saxophonist Sharel Cassity is making waves on the New York and international jazz scenes with her fiery performances and compositions. A graduate of the New School and Juilliard, Cassity has played with Christian McBride, The Diva Jazz Orchestra, Roy Hargrove, James Moody, Natalie Cole, and many others. On October 8th, she brings a swinging all-star band to 54 Below featuring Cyrus Chestnut, Freddie Hendrix, Dezron Douglas, and EJ Strickland! Don't miss this talented musician with "the potential to be one of the leaders of this genre's next generation" (All About Jazz)! Cover charge $25-35. $15 food & beverage minimum.
LATE NIGHT: BACKSTAGE, October 8 at 10:30PM:
Each week, Broadway cast members and audiences alike gather to mix and mingle at 54 Below, Broadway's most intimate haunt, located in the heart of the theatre district. Musical Director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while host Susie Mosher (the love child of Joanne Worley & Paul Lynde) guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting, with special guests from Broadway and beyond dropping in to perform. NPR had this to say: "The best thing happening right now might just be the weekly Backstage. Hosted by the ridiculously funny Susie Mosher and pianist Brad Simmons who clearly is the man, it's two feel-good hours among New York's theater people, who seem like they're having a really fine time. Can't recommend it highly enough!" At this week's Backstage is Pauletta Washington (Clear, Crowns, Two Trains), Kevin Meaney (Broadway's favorite Comedian), Marcus Paul James (In The Heights, Rent), Trapper Felides (The Next Big Thing),andKevin Spirtas (Silence! The Musical, Boy From Oz). No cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.