Joe Iconis, Ken Page, Carmel Dean and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru 4/21
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. 54 Below also launched its series of late night events. Joining Tuesday nights' popular "Backstage" with Susie Mosher will be the "54 Piano Bar," a new vocal competition - "The Callback," Joe Iconis & Family, actress/producer/singer Rita Wilson, legendary powerhouse voice Lachanze, Broadway's Ken Page and Carmel Dean, and more:
Joe Iconis & FAMILY, Apr. 15 at 7PM & Apr. 20 at 11PM:
After a sold-out holiday run, musical theater writer Joe Iconis is proud to bring his unique mash-up of showtune cabaret and rock and roll jamboree back to 54 Below. Join Mr. Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks as they roar their way through a set of Joe's incendiary songs. The huge cast of brilliant actor/singers, lunatic musicians and legendary special guests will offer you an evening where searing character studies meet drunken back room sing-alongs. This is no mere concert. This is a great, big, howling love-letter to passionate musical theater at its best and bloodiest. Grease up your kazoo, fill your whiskey glass and stay for a while. It's going to be a helluva night. The cast and band is as follows: Nick Blaemire (April 26 only), Liz Lark Brown, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Seth Eliser, Molly Hager, Dennis Michael Keefe, MK Lawson, Eric William Morris, Jeremy Morse (April 15 and April 20 only), Andrew Rannells (April 15 only), Krysta Rodriguez, Rob Rokicki, Mike Rosengarten, Lance Rubin, Jared Weiss, Jason SweetTooth Williams, and more performers to be announced! Jennifer Ashley Tepper produces. Cover charge $15-25. $25 food & beverage minimum.
Rita Wilson, Apr. 15, 17 & 18 at 9:30PM, Apr. 19 & 20 at 8:30PM & Apr. 19 at 11PM:
Rita Wilson reveals her expressive, denim-and-suede vocals in a nostalgic throwback to the soft rock of Los Angeles in seven special performances at 54 Below this April. Wilson performs songs from her critically acclaimed debut Decca Records solo album, AM/FM, featuring iconic hits from the 60s and 70s, ranging from classic love songs to folk-rock tunes. The LA born actress, producer, and writer made her Broadway debut as Roxy Hart in Chicago. Cover charge $40-50. $25 food & beverage minimum.
LATE NIGHT: THE CALLBACK, Apr. 15 at 11PM:
At The Callback on Monday nights, contestants will perform for a chance to win their own cabaret show at 54 Below. Contestants will be chosen by video audition, their performances will be recorded and uploaded to 54 Below's Facebook and Youtube page, and each week, a winner will be determined by audience vote to progress to the next round. "The Callback" contestants may also have the chance to sing in front of industry executives and Broadway celebrity guest judges as they move forward in the competition. 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.