Karl Saint Lucy & Brett Ryback Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th St., 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events:
KARL SAINT LUCY, April 14 at 11:30PM:
Karl Saint Lucy, Brooklyn-based composer and singer-songwriter, will present his solo debut, Karl Saint Lucy: Easier Said Than Done, on April 14th at 54 Below. Songs young and old will be sung, all in Saint Lucy's eclectic high-art-meets-campy-trash idiom. Born in St. Louis and raised all over the heartland of the United States, Karl Saint Lucy is a songwriter whose influences are as varied as his experiences. He was conceived the moment Joni Mitchell shared "Free Man in Paris" with David Geffen, and he lost his innocence the moment Rufus Wainwright shared "Dinner at Eight" with his father, Loudon. Saint Lucy found his way into songwriting by way of musical theatre; he studied musical theatre composition with Michael John LaChiusa, William Finn, Polly Pen, and other great New York theatre composers through the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at Tisch. What comes out in the work of Karl Saint Lucy is a synthesis of people and places that reveals not only love-hate relationships with genre, approach, and his country of origin; but also a fierce determination to redeem those relationships to better inform the present. He also really loves torch songs. $5 food & beverage minimum. Two alcoholic drinks or $20 food & beverage minimum.
BRETT RYBACK, April 19 at 11PM:
Ovation Award-nominated actor/composer, and star of the off-Broadway hit musical Murder for Two, Brett Ryback comes to 54 Below with Songs I Wrote, a night featuring his work as a composer/lyricist. He teams up with an incredible cast of Broadway talent to present highlights from his eclectic songbook, including the premiere performances of songs from his latest musical Joe Schmoe Saves the World. Performers are set to include Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Zorro), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Alex Brightman (Big Fish, Wicked), Janet Krupin (If/Then, Bring It On), George Salazar (Here Lies Love, Godspell), Justin Matthew Sargent (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Rock of Ages), Melissa van der Schyff (Bonnie and Clyde), and more. Brett wrote the book for the musical Darling, which recently won the Weston Playhouse's New Musical Award and was featured on NBC's "The Apprentice." He contributed work to the webseries "The Battery's Down," and his songs were featured in William Finn's "Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists..." concerts at Barrington Stage and 54 Below. He won the Tennessee Williams One-Act Competition and was a finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award. His musical Liberty Inn: The Musical was nominated for two LA Ovation Awards (Best Music/Lyrics and Best Book.) Come spend an evening with the warmth, wit and vocal beauty of this dynamic performer as he sings his hits, selections from his stage musicals and some extra surprises thrown in as well! $25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.