Linda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This Month

Linda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This Month

This September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com.

Below, find the schedule for upcoming events in September!


SEPTEMBER AT 54 BELOW:

ANTHONY RAPP

September 1 at 7PM

$45-55 cover charge. $90 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

One of Broadway's most celebrated rock and rollers, Anthony Rapp (Broadway's If/Then; Six Degrees of Separation; Rent; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) brings his new Unpluggedevening of stories and songs to 54 Below with musical director Dan Weiss. Unplugged audiences can expect to hear some of the great songs that have inspired Anthony. And what evening with Anthony Rapp would be complete without hearing some iconic songs from Rent and Hedwig & The Angry Inch?

LA-TI-DO, WASHINGTON D.C.'S BEST CABARET

September 1 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

It's that time of the month for La-Ti-Do: WINNER of DC Metro Theater Arts' Special Award 2012-2014 and BroadwayWorld.com's 2013 award for Best Cabaret in Washington, DC. This month La-Ti-Do debuts at 54 Below featuring some of both Washington, DC and New York's finest musical and spoken word talent. Curated and hosted by Don Michael Mendoza and Regie Cabico, La-Ti-Do made its debut to a full house in Washington, DC on January 23, 2012 at The Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle and since then, it has become Washington, DC's premiere musical theatre cabaret and spoken word series, serving the DC artistic community on a weekly basis. The show has had a touring chapter in New York City at Bowery Poetry Club and now it debuts at 54 Below! Hosts: Don Michael Mendoza (Regional: The Jungle Book Mowgli u/s at Adventure Theatre MTC) and Regie Cabico (TV: HBO's "Def Poetry Jam"). Performers: Elise Arndt (Regional: Footloose at Seven Angels Theatre), Madeline Cuddihy, Mason Granger (Co-Founder of Mayhem Poets NYC),Caroline Mahoney (International Tour: Fly Guy & Other Stories), Justine Icy Moral (Regional:Double Trouble at Imagination Stage, The King and I at OIney Theater Center, Miss Saigon at Flatrock Playhouse), Vijai Nathan (Comedian and creator of McGoddess, Woman on Top: Tips from Mom, Dad & Cosmo and Good Girls Don't, but Indian Girls Do), Sarah Beth Pfeifer (54 Below: Rokicki & Ruby's Relativity, Off-Broadway: The Lightning Thief, National Tour: Legally Blonde), Rob Rokicki (Off-Broadway: Co-Writer of The Lightning Thief - Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical Nomination), Jon Sands (Poet with Urban Word NYC & Author of The New Clean),Grant Saunders, Ava Silva (Regional: Chicago at Austin Playhouse, HAIR at Keegan Theatre) and Tara Trinity. Band: Zachary Orts (Music Director/Piano), Rachel Levitin (Guitar), Jack Layne (Bass) and William Georg (Drums).

54 SINGS YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

September 2 & 3 at 7PM

$35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Happiness is... 54 Below Sings You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown! 54 Below is proud to present the Grammy-nominated music by Clark Gesner, with additional music from Andrew Lippa, in one sensational concert! Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown brings fun and catchy music to the famous Peanuts gang comic strip we all know and love. Don't miss your favorite tunes such as "My Blanket and Me," "Book Report," "Snoopy," "My New Philosophy," "Beethoven Day," "The Kite," "Suppertime," and many more! Join Charlie, Snoopy, Lucy and the rest of the Peanuts gang for a fun and exciting evening at 54 Below! Featuring: Milly Shapiro (Matilda) as Sally, Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita) as Lucy, Joshua Colley(Les Mis) as Charlie, Zachary Unger (Big Fish) as Schroeder, Aidan Gemme (Finding Neverland) as Snoopy, Luca Padovan (School of Rock) as Linus. Produced by Van Dean and Music Directed by Michael Moritz. There will be a special kids menu available during the performance.

BARRETT WEED

September 2 at 9:30PM

$35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Barrett Weed originated the role of Veronica Sawyer in Heathers: The Musical, which got her nominated for a Lucille Lortel award and a Drama Desk award. She lost both awards to earthbound goddesses Ruthie Ann Miles and Jesse Mueller, which is cooler than being nominated in the first place. Barrett was also Nadia in the 2012 revival of Bare and Denise in Found at The Atlantic Theatre Company. She is on the original cast recordings of Heathers and Fugitive Songs. Join Barrett for a night of her favorite songs. From John Mayer to Michael John LaChiusa. "Barrett seamlessly combines expert vocal skills with a modern perspective and a deep passion for storytelling. Her vocals are thrilling and her performances are astonishing in their multifaceted simplicity. She is something very new. She is something not to be missed."

TINA FABRIQUE

September 3 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"Tina Fabrique's comedic timing is punch perfect, her vocal range impressive, and she delivers warmth and emotional depth." -Pittsburgh Post. 54 Below is ecstatic to welcome Tina Fabrique in her solo show debut. Tina has built a career as an actress and singer in demand by playwrights, producers and directors alike. Some of her many Broadway credits include Noise/Funk, Ragtime,How To Succeed in Business, and Truly Blessed. Some of her national tour credits include South Pacific, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and The Wiz. Tina was honored to have received the Carbonell and Kevin Kline Awards for her performance as Ella Fitzgerald in the tour of Ella. She is also well-known as the voice of Reading Rainbow. Don't miss what is sure to be a magical evening with Tina Fabrique at 54 Below.

CLUE AT 54

September 3 at 11:30PM

$20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

Come for an unforgettable (and unauthorized) celebration of Clue the movie with some of Broadway and TV's funniest talent. Like you, they know the cult classic word for word. Conceived by Tim Drucker & Jason Michael Snow. Featuring Sara Chase ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt",First Date), Amy Jo Jackson (Dani Girl at EPBB), Max Jenkins ("The Mysteries of Laura"), Joe Kinosian (Murder For Two), Brynn O'Malley (Honeymoon In Vegas), Christopher John O'Neill(Book Of Mormon), Lauren Adams ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), Brandon Uranowitz (An American In Paris) and Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty", Shows For Days, Buyer and Cellar) plus a special surprise guest as Mr. Boddy!

FRANK SHINER

September 4 at 7PM

$30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"Frank Shiner has one of THOSE voices - the kind you love right away, the kind of voice that allows him to sing in any genre...his interpretation and sometimes new arrangements of classic songs by artists like Randy Newman, Tom Waits, Paul Simon and Elvis Costello knocked me out - in a good way!" -Lynne Volkman, Long-Time Publicist for Whitney Houston. "Frank Shiner sings these songs as if he wrote them. He sings with a maturity and a truth that comes from living and loving deeply and fully." -NPR. "His performances at New York's best nightclubs have critics wearing out their thesauruses to find new superlatives." -Bloomberg Radio. After a series of successful sold-out shows, Frank Shiner makes his third triumphant return to 54 Below where The Real Me Live Touroriginated. The show is based on his acclaimed debut album, The Real Me, produced by Gary Katz, of Steely Dan fame. The album, which was named Best CD: Male Artist from the LA Music Critic Awards, has scored two consecutive Top 5 adult contemporary hits. The unique concept of the album was to take hidden gems from the today's top songwriters and give them a new life...a new breed of standards, from the deliciously jazzy simplicity of Elvis Costello's "Almost Blue," to the cool, sexy rhythms of Tom Waits' "Temptation." When the live show was being developed it became apparent that the songs took on new meaning, each representing personal chapters in a story of overcoming illness, adversity, and dreams delayed but not denied. The stories are seamlessly woven around the songs and all backed by an all-star band. The show is fun, moving, and inspirational, with a few added surprises to pay homage to 54 Below and Broadway. It's a night and a voice you won't soon forget.

THE MUSIC OF DOLLY PARTON: DIAMOND IN A RHINESTONE WORLD

September 4 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center presents The Music of Dolly Parton: Diamond in a Rhinestone World. Grab your boots and pass the potato salad! Following their SOLD OUT concert in Connecticut, The O'Neill Junior Fellows happily transfer the Dolly songbook to New York City! The show will be directed by Brad Simmons, and feature performances from Katie Emery, Jake Poulios, Chris Gregor, Deanna Weed, Allegra Rosa and Abby Xenelis. The band comprisesLarry Tobias, Dave Anderson and Mike Lunoe.

SHANA SISK

September 4 at 11:30PM

$20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

What are you gonna do, there's always something! A failed relationship leads to a Scandinavian adventure. Career turbulence leads to a successful business venture. Join Shana Sisk as she reflects on recent highs and lows, and general life as a single Jewish woman "of a certain age." Processing through a turbulent period with grace and humor, Shana brings her powerful belt and sweet soprano to the stage with storytelling and song. Featuring the music of musical theater greats like Stephen Sondheim and William Finn and pop classics by ABBA and Survivor, this show will be jam packed with excitement and heart. Shana studied Musical Theatre at the University of Arizona and Vocal Performance at The Juilliard School. She has performed in New York City venues such as The Triad, Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, Ellen's Stardust Diner, and Don't Tell Mama. Her talent has been seen and heard in venues throughout Los Angeles and Arizona, aboard Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise ships, on various stages throughout Scotland, and on one magical evening in Ireland at Ashford Castle. Shana's prior cabaret shows, BOHOUPTOWNGRL; My Life on Display for a Date, and Spaghetti and Matzah Balls both had successful runs in the theater district, and she is thrilled to take the mic at 54 Below. Music Direction by Adam Michael Tilford.

CHARLOTTE JACONELLI

September 5 at 7PM

$30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

British singing sensation, 19-year-old soprano Charlotte Jaconelli, takes to the stage for her debut concert in the USA - and it's one you'll not want to miss! Charlotte shot to fame on "Britain's Got Talent" as half of Jonathan & Charlotte, the duo that brought the judges and nation to their feet - and proved Simon Cowell wrong. Now with over half a million albums sold, after receiving 2 GOLD Discs, an ITV documentary, sold out venues out all over the UK, over 200 million hits on YouTube, and more, Charlotte presents an evening at 54 Below featuring some of the greatest Broadway and classical hits, from Les Miserables and Jason Robert Brown to Pie Jesu & Nella Fantasia.

CARLA BIANCO

September 5 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Join us for an evening with Carla Bianco, as she celebrates her musical journey from Broadway star to ASCAP Award-winning #1 Billboard songwriter and recording artist. She will perform her favorite songs from some of Broadway's most groundbreaking shows like Rent, which she starred in on Broadway as Maureen, and Spring Awakening, along with other Broadway favorites both new and old. Carla will share stories of breaking into the entertainment business in unusual ways. You can also expect showstopping songs from her critically acclaimed CD, All This Time, distributed by Sony Red.

54 SINGS GUYS & DOLLS

September 6 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$25-45 cover charge. $60-75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Join us at 54 Below for a joyous evening featuring the songs of Guys and Dolls! It will be an unforgettable celebration of the Frank Loesser hit and winner of the 1950 Tony Award for Best Musical and 1951 Pultizer Prize for Drama. Where better for a concert of these songs...than in Broadway's Supper Club?! With songs like "The Oldest Established," "A Bushel And A Peck," "Adeliadie's Lament," "If I Were A Bell," "I've Never Been In Love Before," and "Luck Be A Lady," the evening will be ACES, all the way! With a cast of Broadway's best. Featuring: Tony Award winner Cady Huffman (The Nance, The Producers, The Will Rogers Follies), Tony Award nomineeDaniel Jenkins (Golden Boy, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, Big River) and Kelli Barrett (Doctor Zhivago, Baby It's You, The Royal Family, Wicked).

LINDA LAVIN

September 7, 10, 11 & 12 at 7PM

$50-60 cover charge. $95 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"A sizzling, electric connection... a human tornado!" -Stephen Holden, The New York Times. Tony and Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin takes the 54 Below stage this September, performing Broadway favorites, standards, jazz, and even some songs she learned from the great girl singers. New York audiences remember her from It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Broadway Bound, Collected Stories, The Diary of Anne Frank, Gypsy, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, and many others, and the world over knows her as Alice Hyatt in the long-running hit TV series "Alice." A veteran of the cabaret stage, Linda began her career playing such NYC nightspots as The Showplace in Greenwich Village and midtown's Downstairs at the Upstairs. Recently, Linda released her very first CD, Possibilities. This September, she'll be joined by Musical Director Billy Stritch, Ron Affif on guitar, Steve Doyle on bass, Steve Bakunas on drums and special guest violinist, Aaron Weinstein.

CARTER CALVERT

September 7 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

The New York Times raves, "Carter Calvert effervesces: her voice echoes chimes in the night." One of today's most versatile performers, Carter Calvert's talents don't fit neatly into one category. As a belter, she has been praised by critics for roles like Grizabella in Cats and Eva Perón in Evita. As a blues singer and singular actress, she originated her role in the Tony-nominated seven-person cast of It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, alongside Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter. She wowed audiences with her country chops during her recent portrayal of Patsy Cline opposite Sally Struthers in Always... Patsy Cline. And, recently her talent as a comedienne took center stage in the brand new NYC production of Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! On Carter Calvert's latest recording It's a Man's World, she tackles thirteen songs associated with iconic male artists. Enlisting some of the most talented Grammy Award-winning musicians and arrangers in the business, Calvert confidently reimagines material from Ray Charles, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, James Brown, and more. Hear that recording LIVE at 54 Below this fall, when Carter celebrates its release. "Her voice truly is a siren and she has a range like no other. Joined by her husband's trio they embark on a truly personal journey of arrangements and songs that showcase Calvert's immense talent and abilities." -JazzTimes.

54 CONCERT LAB

September 7 at 11:30PM

$5 cover charge. $20 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

54 CONCERT LAB: the concert series where artists hand picked by 54 Below develop new solo concerts bit by bit and draft by draft, culminating in a 20-25 minute piece performed in a showcase for 54 Below staff and other industry panelists. See Concert Lab artists perform short sets and receive feedback from guest panelists! Featuring Deborah Berenson, Adam Blotner, Jen Eden, Samantha Joy Pearlman, Hannah Kloepfer & Tess Hope Slovis, Meagan Michelson, Christopher Timson and Amanda D'Archangelis. 54 Concert Lab is expertly hosted by the fabulous Amy Jo Jackson!

NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY SINGS EWALT, WALKER AND OVERCASH

September 8 at 7PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Songwriters Ewalt & Walker and Drew Overcash introduce the talented students of New York Film Academy's musical theater to the legendary 54 Below in NYFA Sings Ewalt, Walker, and Overcash. NYFA's burgeoning musical theater department is ready to meet the city's cabaret scene and wow the crowds with the newest crop of undiscovered talent. After working with the students on new projects, Ewalt & Walker and Drew Overcash are excited to invite NYFA's young stars to join them onstage for a concert of work from some of their newest shows. Expect surprise Broadway special guests and some of the best new voices sure to be Broadway's future stars.

Ewalt & Walker, writers of the hit show Bromance, return to 54 Below after two smash, sold-outPajamboree concerts, where they turned the club into a musical theater sleepover party. Their work has also been seen at Joe's Pub, Playwrights Horizons, Ars Nova, Caroline's On Broadway, and 92Y. They are also the curating producers of the emerging composer series Behind the Music-al, produced in conjunction with The Dramatists Guild of America. www.ewaltandwalker.com. Drew Overcash is a Midwestern songwriter whose work has been heard around the city at venues like Joe's Pub, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Birdland, 54 Below, and The Pershing Square Signature Center. His musical, BOYS VS. GIRLS, under production contract with Last Call Theatricals, held its NYC premier concert at (le) Poisson Rouge this past spring. He is a creator of the sold-out concert series Twenty-Somethings (in it's third year at The Highline Ballroom), the St. Jude Benefit Concert series raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and the Fresh Pens Contest, which gives new songwriters the opportunity to showcase their music. @djovercash. With Special Guest Faculty Stars: Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Les Miz, Breaking Down The Riffs), Kristy Cates (Elphaba in Wicked), Rob Maitner and more. Produced by Kristy Cates with Musical Direction by Anna Ebbesen.

THE HARVARD-YALE CANTATA

September 8 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Join us for a very unique evening at 54 Below, featuring Harvard grads performing songs written by Harvard grads in fierce competition with Yale grads performing songs written by Yalies! Likely showstoppers will include "Songs Unduly Influenced by Tom Lehrer," "Who You Got? We Got EGOT," and "Best School Song." Hard to say whose songs will make the finals, but Harvard's heavies include Leonard Bernstein, Alan Jay Lerner, and Tom Lehrer, while Yale has Cole Porter, Bobby Lopez, and Maury Yeston. This show is co-produced by Tom Toce (Yale, 1978) and Madeline A. Smith (Harvard, 2014), direct from their recent hit cabaret endeavor Mr. Victor's Cabaret for Hipsters: Songs of the 1990s. Tom will host and Madeline will be the musical director. Each promises to treat the opposing school's songs with respect. May the best songs win! Featuring Rachel Dratch ("Saturday Night Live") as a guest judge.

GRATEFUL BY JOHN BUCCHINO: THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

September 9 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Fifteen years ago John Bucchino released a CD of his original songs performed by some of the biggest stars in the world of music. The concept for the album was simple: singer, song, piano. What resulted was pure magic. Grateful: The Songs of John Bucchino is arguably the most successful songwriter compilation of this century and one that will stand the test of time. To honor the fifteenth anniversary of the CD's release, John Bucchino once again accompanies his famous friends - and fans! - on the songs in this treasured collection. Joining the composer will be select artists from the original recording as well as some of today's most vibrant performers - all of whom are grateful for the brilliance of John Bucchino. Featuring: Tom Wopat (Two-time Tony Award nominee), Liz Callaway (Tony Award nominee), Brian Lane Green (Tony Award nominee),Michael McCorry Rose (Wicked, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Haley Bond(Collected Shorts), Anne Runolfsson (Victor Victoria, Les Miserables), Lucas Steele (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), Julie Garnye (Man of La Mancha), The NYC Gay Men's Chorus and John Bucchino.

MARISSA MULDER: THE SONGS OF TOM WAITS

September 10 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Tom... In His Words. The Songs of Tom Waits. "Ms. Mulder sang as if the song were torn from inside of her and reduced the room to a hushed silence. Far and away the season's best cabaret show. It's everything the genre can be but almost never is." -The New York Times. Come hear the songs of Tom Waits as you've never heard them before... sung by a performer who will break your heart with every note. 2014 MAC Award winner Marissa Mulder sheds new light on some of Waits' most ambitious works, in one of the most counter- intuitive yet brilliant pairings in cabaret history. Mulder sings some of Waits familiar hits such as "Downtown Train" and "Ol' 55" as well as lesser known gems including "Alice" and "Broken Bicycles." "Ms. Mulder has given us a virtual definition of what cabaret is all about, the projection of one's own soul through through the lens of songs written by someone else. " -The Wall Street Journal. "Stunning." -Woman Around Town. "One of the gutsiest performances in cabaret." -BroadwayWorld. "A startling act of musical theatre." -Cabaret Scenes.

NICHOLAS GUEST

September 11 & 12 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"Nicholas Guest is a wonderfully charismatic performer, and when he sings, the stage virtually lights up!" -Stage and Cinema. In bringing his critically-acclaimed show Finding Nick to 54 Below for its NYC premiere, actor Nicholas Guest (National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, The Long Riders, Trading Places, Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men, Frozen, and Tangled) explores his youthful search for an identity through live music, poetry and multiple personalities. Nicholas, born and raised in New York City, is a member of the talented Guest family, whose half-brother is the New York-based writer and humorist Anthony Haden-Guest. His brother Christopher Guest is a well-known actor-writer-director and the star of films including This is Spinal Tap. Nicholas, the son of an English diplomat stationed in New York at the U.N and a Jewish mother, finds that in the 1967 "Summer of Love" just as he is choosing a college, his family has been reassigned to Geneva, Switzerland, causing him to begin a journey abroad to find the person he is yet to be. Experience a concert evening populated by over 20 entertaining characters of all nationalities and genders that he encountered along his way, popular songs (in both English and French) from that period, and alarmingly humorous situations! The veteran actor, already known for his outstanding characterizations on film and TV, as well as brilliant vocal work for both the large and small screens will surprise New York audiences with his versatility and voice in this comedic concert detailing his very personal journey to self-discovery.

CHARLIE! ANYTHING BUT BASIC

September 12 at 11:30PM

$15 cover charge. $35 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

"I didn't merely enjoy the evening. I was elated by it." - Roy Sander, Bistro Awards. "Mr Johnson was an undying ball of energy." - Jonathan Shade, Nitelife Exchange. After completing sold out runs at The Duplex and The Metropolitan Room, fast-rising cabaret artist Charlie Johnson is finally bringing his new act, CHARLIE! Anything but Basic, to 54 Below! Mr. Johnson's unique style pairs classic cabaret with a modern day sensibility in a way no one else is doing. Through a mix of anecdotes, stand up, observations, and songs- Mr. Johnson creates an evening that is anything but basic. Brace yourself to be ENTERTAINED.

THE EMSEMBLIST & THE BOWERY BOYS CELEBRATE BROADWAY ST. JAMES THEATRE

September 13 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$25-40 cover charge. $60-70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Two of NYC's top podcasts collide for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating Broadway history through one of its most storied theaters! The Ensemblist, the only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out, teams up with The Bowery Boys, one of the internet's most popular history podcasts, to time travel through the incredible history of the St. James Theater. The Bowery Boys discuss the St. James' lore and its place in history of the Big Apple while The Ensemblist provides Broadway mega-talents who have worked there to share stories and music from the shows that have graced the St. James stage. Prepare for fun facts, crazy stories, and some incredible singers-all in the name of Broadway! Featuring: Krystina Alabado (Evita, American Idiot), Lauren Elder (Side Show), Jason Gotay (Bring It On, "Peter Pan Live!"), Grasan Kingsberry (Motown), Angie Schworer (Something Rotten), plus Tom Meyers and Greg Young of The Bowery Boys and Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone of The Ensemblist!

ROBERT CREIGHTON

September 15 at 7PM

$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Robert Creighton returns to 54 Below! He was awarded the prestigious 2014 Bistro Award as Outstanding Entertainer for his last appearance here. An actor, singer, dancer, writer, and composer, Robert does it all! He was most recently seen starring in York Theatre Company'sCagney, where he also wrote the music and lyrics. A veteran of the stage, Robert has been seen in the original Broadway companies of the revivals of The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Anything Goes, as well as The Little Mermaid and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In 2012, Robert released his first solo album Ain't We Got Fun! Join us for an unforgettable and entertaining evening of song with the magical Robert Creighton!

WHITNEY BASHOR

September 15 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Join us for a refreshing night of music as Broadway's newest star, Whitney Bashor, celebrates songstresses of the 1960s and 1970s. Whitney wowed Broadway audiences last season as Marian/Chiara in the new musical The Bridges of Madison County, singing Jason Robert Brown's "Another Life." The Hollywood Reporter even noted, "Strains of 1960s folk run through several numbers, notably 'Another Life' performed by Whitney Bashor with phrasing and flute-like vocals that pay homage to Joni Mitchell." Now see Whitney wow audiences with an electric evening of selections written indeed by Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, and other revered female writers of yesteryear. This Clarence Derwent Award winner comes to 54 Below straight from starring in the Broadway-bound musical Beaches in Chicago.

WILL SWENSON

September 16, 17, 18 & 19 at 7PM

$40-50 cover charge. $80-85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson takes the stage for his 54 Below solo debut! Will was most recently seen on Broadway as Javert in the Tony-nominated revival of LES MISERABLES. His additional Broadway credits include Priscilla Queen of the Desert; the 2009 revival of Hair, which earned him a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical; and 110 in the Shade. Guests can expect a mesmerizing night full of songs and stories... this we swear by the stars. Appearing for four performances only, Swenson will be joined by a special guest star each night, including Tony Award winner Audra McDonald on September 16 and Caissie Levy (Hair, Les Miserables) on September 19. Additional guests on subsequent evenings to be announced.

JOANNA STRAND AND JACQUI TATE

September 16 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate are the perfect vocal duo. Jacqui is a natural comedienne and Joanna effortlessly elegant at all times. Their show is musically riveting and hugely entertaining." - James Lessiter, Cabaret News. Experience the sensational cabaret duo that has been taking Europe by storm as they make their 54 Below debut! With a host of credits bridging musical worlds, the versatile Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate take songs from all genres and craft them into mesmerizing original jazz arrangements. This truly one of a kind event is sure to entertain and delight. Joanna and Jacqui share a variety of West End and touring credits, including The Phantom of the Opera, Avenue Q, Jekyll and Hyde, Evita, and My Fair Lady, as well as the Broadway transfers of Master Class and South Pacific. This performance will feature John Bailey on piano,Romano Viazzani on accordion, Steve Doyle on double bass and David Silliman on drums.

CRY-BABY REUNION CONCERT

September 17 at 9:30PM & 11:30PM

$45-55 cover charge. $75-95 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Nothing bad's ever gonna happen again! Because for one night only, most of the original stars of the Broadway musical Cry-Baby will reunite on the stage of 54 Below to revisit and perform the 2008 Tony-nominated score! Cry-Baby is based on the movie of the same name by John Waters and features a score by David Javerbaum (Act of God) and Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), and a book by Mark O'Donnell (Hairspray) and Thomas Meehan (Annie). Although it only ran for three months, Cry-Baby was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the long-awaited official cast album will be released shortly. You'd have to have a screw loose not to come! Starring original cast members: James Snyder (If/Then), Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town), Chester Gregory (Sister Act), Christopher Hanke (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), Harriet Harris (It Shoulda Been You), Alli Mauzey (Wicked), Cameron Adams(Gigi), Michael Buchanan (The Book of Mormon), Colin Cunliffe (Finding Neverland) 11:30PM ONLY, Lisa Gajda (Catch Me If You Can), Laura Jordan (Silence! The Musical), Lacey Kohl(Grease), Marty Lawson (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), Spencer Liff ("So You Think You Can Dance") 11:30PM ONLY, Mayumi Miguel (Promises, Promises), Richard Poe(All the Way), Eric Sciotto (Something Rotten), Peter Matthew Smith (Memphis), Charlie Sutton(An American in Paris) 11:30PM ONLY and Produced by Shoshana Feinstein.

SETH SIKES SINGS MOSTLY JUDY GARLAND

September 18 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"I told you recently about a young man, Seth Sikes, who has appeared at the NYC nightspot 54 Below, singing the songs of Judy Garland. I went off to see him last week and couldn't have been more charmed. He's young and handsome and enthusiastic. He doesn't try to duplicate her sound. Sikes has boundless energy and a true, strong voice, with just the right amount of throb and drive and melancholy. The place was packed." -Liz Smith. "There's no telling how far Seth Sikes will go." -Rex Reed, New York Observer. "Sikes may well be one of the saviors of the Great American. Songbook as we continue into the 21st century." -NY Arts Review. Seth Sikes returns to 54 Below to perform a revamped version of his critically-acclaimed show, Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland, an evening of Garland's most popular songs, adding several new arrangements. Sikes has sold out all of his previous appearances at the nightclub. Best known in the theater as an Assistant Director (on shows like The Nance, Tribes, and Pageant), Sikes takes the stage himself with a seven-piece band to recount how Garland captivated him as a young boy in Paris, Texas, and to sing some of the legend's greatest hits. The evening was co-conceived by Tony Winner Lisa Lambert and directed by Eric Gililland. Orchestrations are by Matt Aument, and the Music Director is Gary Adler. "Sikes's voice is hardy, and he can belt out key musical phrases with impressive vivacity." -BistroAwards.com. "A fun, emotional night of songs. He sings with energy and enthusiasm, his excitement spilling through every note." -CenterOnTheAisle.com. "The best tribute to Garland I've ever seen." -Theatre Scene.

ALEXIS FIELD: TINDERING ACROSS AMERICA

September 18 at 11:30PM

$20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

What happens when an actress on tour Tinders her way state-by-state through the dating world? Will Mister Right be waiting in Kentucky? Is romance in Chicago as deep as their pizza? MeetAlexis Field, a sweet young S/J/W/F looking to heal her broken heart while touring this great nation doing a musical parody about BDSM. Join her for an evening of tawdry tales and tunes as she relives her recent venture into the dating world of Tinder. Celebrated for her powerhouse vocal chops and quirky humor, Miss Field has been charming audiences in NYC and across the country for almost a decade. The hour-long tell-all concert will keep your toes tapping with original music from some of New York's most "swipe right worthy" composers as well as songs from pop luminaries such as Hozier and Jason Derulo. Miss Field, will finally answer burning questions like: can one actually find love on a dating app solely based on flattering photos? What is the fascination with a shirtless selfie? And how to use Tinder in place of Yelp, Uber, and Seamless! Just back from her national tour, Alexis Field shocked and tickled audiences with her "tequila soaked" portrayal of Anastasia's best friend, Katherine Kavanaugh in the critically acclaimed 50 Shades the Musical. This summer she was seen in the NYMF production of Wearing Black and also appeared Off-Broadway in Angelina Ballerina. Other favorite roles include Percy in The Spitfire Grill, Diwata inSpeech and Debate, and Dorine in Tartuffe. To find out more about Alexis' professional escapades go to www.AlexisField.yolasite.com or you can follow her on twitter @LexInTheCity1.

LINDSEY ALLEY

September 19 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

During this memorable evening of booze, belting and belly laughs, former Mouseketeer Lindsey Alley takes us on her hilarious, musical quest for the elusive "Happily Ever After." Along the way, she sings some fabulous songs (including those Disney favorites that tug at your heartstrings) and spills some unforgettable stories (what Justin and Britney are really like!). Brace yourself, as Lindsey puts her Disney image on the shelf and lets it all hang out...prompting her mother's unsolicited stock apology, "I tried. I tried and I failed!" Lindsey Alley is a crowd favorite. Having played all over the country, as well as internationally, she has appeared everywhere from The Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City, The Blue Moon in Rehoboth Beach, The Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando to the world-famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

BROADWAY BACK TO SCHOOL 2015 HOSTED BY HUNTER BELL AND SUSAN BLACKWELL

September 20 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$60-85 cover charge. $95 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

The International Thespian Society and the Educational Theater Association are thrilled to present "Broadway Back to School 2015," a benefit to support theatre arts education for underserved students and schools. Join co-hosts Susan Blackwell and Hunter Bell to welcome Nicolette Robinson, Michael Urie, Blake Daniel, and a host of Broadway's brightest stars as we celebrate the theatre arts and all the young people whose dreams, talent, and energy make theatre possible!"

THE SONGS OF JEFF BOWEN

September 21 at 7PM

$35-45 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

54 Below is proud to present composer/lyricist Jeff Bowen in an intimate night where anything can happen! Jeff is the composer and lyricist of the Broadway musical [title of show] and Now. Here. This. He is also a co-creator of the internet sensation the [title of show] show! Be there for the first NYC concert of Jeff's songs in over 5 years, featuring a slew of sparkly special guests. In addition to [title of show] and Now. Here. This., audiences will be the first to hear live renditions of Jeff's songs for stage versions of 9 to 5 and *drumroll* Wet Hot American Summer and The Houdini Box. Come spend an evening of laughter and heart with Jeff Bowen and friends at 54 Below. Featuring performances from: Courtney Balan ([title of show], Finding Neverland), Stacia Fernandez(Mamma Mia!), Molly Hager (Heathers), Christopher J. Hanke (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), Benjamin Howes ([title of show], Scandalous), Laura Jordan (Cry-Baby),Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies), Drama Desk Award winner Celia Keenan-Bolger (The Glass Menagerie), Aaron Lazar (The Last Ship), Julia Murney (Wicked), Kilty Reidy (The Drowsy Chaperone), Zak Resnick (Piece of My Heart), Jessica Keenan Wynn (Beautiful - The Carole King Musical), and more sparkly special guests TBA.

THE SONGS OF WILL VAN DYKE & JEFF TALBOTT: A VIEW OF THE RIVER

September 21 at 9:30PM

$35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

A View of the River is an evening of music from the team of Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott. Top-tier Broadway performers will join Will and Jeff to share songs from their upcoming EP A View of the River (seven songs by Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott), a collection of songs about how we love and how we live, all told through the pop-infused melodies and thoughtful lyrics that mark their writing. The evening also features highlights from two of their musicals, Imagine Harry and Wintersong. The first is the story of a retired imaginary friend and his grown, lost client; the other is a story of love and jealousy set under the vast skies of the pioneer Nebraska Territory. Joyous, propulsive, heartfelt and theatrical, and featuring some of the best voices working in musical theatre today, this will be a celebratory evening marking the arrival of a new team to watch and remember. Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott are a musical theatre writing team. Their musical Imagine Harry was a semi-finalist for the 2015 O'Neill Musical Theatre Conference. In September of 2015, they will be releasing an EP of standalone songs called A View of the River (seven songs by Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott). They are currently working on a new musical called Wintersong. Will (music and lyrics) has also written the upcoming musicals Magnificent Climb (with Rick Elice) and Writing Kevin Taylor (with Josh Holloway), as well as Winnie the Pooh Kids, The Lion King Jr., and Kids for Disney, among many other compositions. His albums Chasing the Day, Writing Kevin Taylor, Daylight, Constant and Make the Season Bright (the last three co-written with Matt Doyle) are available wherever digital music is sold. Jeff (lyrics) is the author of The Submission, which won the inaugural Laurents/Hatcher Award in 2011, was produced Off-Broadway by MCC Theater starring Jonathan Groff and Rutina Wesley and went on to win the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for Best New American Play in 2012, and has since been produced all over the country. His play A Public Education was a finalist for the 2015 O'Neill Playwrights Conference. Featuring: Annaleigh Ashford (Sylvia, You Can't Take It With You, Kinky Boots), Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow, Big Fish), Matt Doyle (The Book of Mormon), Josh Lamon (Finding Neverland), Tamika Sonja Lawrence (If/Then), Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), Marcus Neville (Kinky Boots, The Full Monty), Jake Odmark (Kinky Boots), Preston Sadleir (Big Love), Taylor Trensch (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and Jessica Vosk (Finding Neverland).

ANNELIESE VAN DER POL

September 22 at 7PM

$35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

In her New York City solo concert debut, Anneliese van der Pol celebrates the music and artists that have inspired her, performing a wide array of styles: Barbra Streisand to Joni Mitchell, classics to pop, and the tunes that influenced and shaped her into the performer she is today! Joined by "That's So Raven" star Raven Symone plus a slew of Broadway friends, this is a definitely a night you don't want to miss. Anneliese van der Pol, widely known for her role of Chelsea Daniels in the Disney Channel original series That's So Raven, made her Broadway debut in 2007 as Belle inBeauty and the Beast, followed by her Off-Broadway debut in Vanities, A New Musical at Second Stage Theatre. Van der Pol's film credits include the vampire spoof film Vampires Suck and Bratz, and as a singer she has recorded numerous songs for The Walt Disney Company.

MARK MACKILLOP

September 22 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

He's Back!! After singing to a packed house at 54 Below this summer, he's coming back to teach everyone the steps to becoming an internet celebrity. Join up-and-coming star Mark MacKillop(West Side Story International Tour, On Your Toes at Encores) for a night of reinvention and reinterpretation... a live concert guide of "how to really have it all." This fun, unique concert will be part music... and part tongue-in-cheek look at how to become your "perfect" Facebook persona online and off, how to stuff your Instagram's ego, and how to shamelessly drink until those worlds start to blend into your very own twisted reality. All these steps to fame sung through the "standards" of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. After a year on the road, Mark MacKillop returns to New York with a phone full of "scantily clad photos" that the Huffington Post says "sets pulses racing." Cabaret Scenes Magazine says MacKillop is "hilariously funny and has amazing poise and stage presence for a young performer." Join this internet sensations encore performance for one night only, back in NYC!

JOSH GRISETTI: DON'T BOTHER, I'M HERE

September 23 & 24 at 7PM

$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"Josh Grisetti delivers a smashing comedic performance... his comic timing is exquisite." -The New York Times. "Josh Grisetti all but steals the show!" -The Hollywood Reporter. Josh Grisetti makes his solo debut at 54 Below this fall! Josh made his Broadway debut this past spring in It Shoulda Been You, for which he won the 2015 Clarence Derwent Award and received Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations. Off-Broadway and regionally, Josh has performed in Sheryl Crow's Diner, Peter and the Starcatcher, and the revival of Rent. You may also know him from his show-stopping performance in Enter Laughing at the York Theatre, for which he won the Theatre World Award. Come spend an unforgettable evening with Josh Grisetti at 54 Below!

ALICE RIPLEY: ALL SONDHEIM

September 23 at 9:30PM

$35-45 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley returns to 54 Below for the first time in over a year with a brand new show! In Alice Ripley: All Sondheim, the multi-talented star of Broadway's Next to Normal,Sunset Boulevard, The Who's Tommy, Side Show, and The Rocky Horror Show explores the provocative lyrics and enduring melodies of songs written by the legendary Stephen Sondheim. Ms. Ripley has gathered some of her favorites - and will even revisit classic Sondheim characters she's played, remembering anecdotes along the way. From "Worst Pies In London" to "Getting Married Today"... from "Losing My Mind" to "Rose's Turn"... from "Being Alive" to "The Ladies Who Lunch"... this is a show you do NOT want to miss. Spend a night celebrating Sondheim with one of the Great White Way's favorite stars.

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