Late Night at 54 Below to Feature Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena, and More
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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events:
MAMMA RICE - PRIDE, PRIDE, PRIDE FEATURING STEPHANIE UMOH, June 26 at 11:30PM:
MAMMA RICE is back for Pride Week at 54 Below performing your favorite campy, soulful, inspiring, and party-starting songs by Cher, Janet, Ani, Nina, and more, and telling stories the only way Mamma can- with vocal, video, and go-go boy magic! This month, Stephanie Umoh joins Mamma as the newest Queen, singing a soulful rendition of "It's Raining Men" and a few of her own favorite out-of-this-world tunes. You never know what other surprise guests might drop by! Past appearances at Late Nights with Mamma Rice includeJustin Guarini, YouTube Fan favorites, Drag Queen Alexis Michelle, Disappointing Gay Best Friend/BuzzFeed's Mikala Bierma, several zombies and more. Music Direction by Cap21's Marshall Keating.Brooklyn based cabaret artist Xavier "Mamma" Rice has made his mark with the successful late night cabaret series, Mamma Rice N' Friends, at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, where it ran for two consecutive years as BK's #1 musical theatre cabaret night. His show Love Songs: And Other Bullshit met with several sold out runs in the West Village and at 54 Below. Locally he's appeared alongside American Idol's Justin Guarrini in Rent, as Nathan in Dessa Rose and singing the title role in Sweeny Todd with the 4th Wall Theatre. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas BFA program where he majored in Theatre/Voice Performance. Former Time Out NY Critic Pick! A consummate storyteller, comedian and singer, Xavier "Mamma" Rice is NOT to be missed. $15 cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drink minimum.
MANDI JO JOHN SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTON, June 27 at 11PM:
Mandi Jo John has many musical influences. Her favorite, like those of many 20-somethings: Whitney Houston. In I'm Your Baby Tonight, Mandi Jo will put her indelible stamp on some of Whitney Houston's most well-known songs that not only helped shape her life, but songs that became the soundtrack of her life... and the lives of a generation of adoring fans. Audiences can expect fresh arrangements of "One Moment in Time," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," "I'm Your Baby Tonight," "I Will Always Love You," "I Have Nothing," and more. Mandi Jo has traveled three of the seven continents since she was 12 years old performing with symphony orchestras, in concert venues, opera halls, and regional theaters to sold-out houses and critical acclaim. Performance credits include those with the Southwest Florida Symphony, the Bangkok Opera & the Orlando Opera. Mandi Jo was born and raised in a household where her dad was an opera singer and her mom a classical flutist-thus, she didn't have a choice in her career path; show business and music were in her blood from the get go. $25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
LINDSAY MENDEZ & DEREK KLENA, June 28 at 11PM:
Known to New York audiences for playing Rose and Birdlace in Dogfight, and fresh off a run as Elphaba and Fiyero in Wicked, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena join forces once again, this time on the stage of 54 Below. The two will perform a rousing, eclectic evening celebrating the music they love and their genuine friendship. Directed by Dogfight bookwriter Peter Duchan. Musical direction by Dogfight and Wicked's Bryan Perri. $45-55 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
MORE ABOUT 54 BELOW
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.
54 BELOW is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com.