KINKY BOOTS Cast Members & Mark Fisher Fitness Partner for BC/EFA Benefit at 54 Below, 5/26
THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR ROCKIN', a pair of one-night-only, sexy cabaret concerts organized by MARK FISHER FITNESS and featuring company members from the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical KINKY BOOTS, will play 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street) on the evening of Monday, May 26 at 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM. All proceeds from the evening will benefit BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS in support of BROADWAY BARES: ROCK HARD! (#bwaybares).
Confirmed performers from the KINKY BOOTS family include Adinah Alexander, DB Bonds, Amy Jo Jackson, Natalie Joy Johnson, Kyle Taylor Parker, Robert Pendilla and Joey Taranto. They will be joined by members of the MFF team including Geoff and Rose Hemingway, Christian Sineath and Stephanie Wilberding. The evening will be hosted by Susan Blackwell with direction by Will Nunziata and musical direction by Brian Nash. Additional performers will be announced in the coming days.
Doors for the 9:30 PM show open at 8:45 PM and for the 11:30 PM show at 11:00 PM. Tickets, ranging from $40 - $50 for the 9:30 PM show and $30 - $40 for the 11:30 PM show, are on sale now at www.54Below.com. There is a $25 food and beverage minimum for both shows. Tickets are available on the day of performance after 2:00 PM by calling (646) 476-3551.
MARK FISHER FITNESS is one of the fastest growing gyms in New York City. Since being founded by Mark Fisher and Michael Keeler in 2011, MFF has grown from a single personal trainer to a staff of over 25, nearly 800 members, and its own studio in midtown Manhattan. With a reputation as the fitness home of choice for the Broadway community, MFF has been featured in Forbes, the New York Times, the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, NY1, and more. The MFF model has made waves in the fitness industry for its unprecedented growth, industry-leading results, and unique take on fitness. Living their mantra of "ridiculous humans, serious fitness," MFF provides progressive training and nutrition protocols in a delivery system of subversive humor, fantastical imagery, and outrageous antics. They also inexplicably talk about unicorns, call their clients Ninjas, and treat fun, community, and personal growth as core values. This is the third year in a row MFF will serve as a corporate sponsor for BROADWAY BARES. To learn more, please visit www.markfisherfitness.com/bares.
KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS is produced by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig and features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. For more information, please visit www.kinkybootsthemusical.com.
BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS is one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States. BROADWAY CARES awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic. For information about BROADWAY CARES and BROADWAY BARES: ROCK HARD!, visit broadwaycares.org.
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. In their description of 54 BELOW, The New York Times writes "the club has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs." Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95. For more information, please visit www.54Below.com.