Lindsay Mendez & Ryan Scott Oliver to Bring ACTOR THERAPY to 54 Below, 10/23
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, featuring no cover charges and low minimums:
THE CALLBACK, October 21 at 11:30PM:
If selected to participate in the prelimary round, contestants will perform one 2-4 minute song on the 54 Below stage. Each performance will be filmed, and one winner will be deemed "Audience Favorite" by audience vote to progress to the semi-finals. Contestants who do not win in the preliminary round will have one chance at redemption; videos of all preliminary performances will be published on the 54 Below Facebook page within 24 hours of each event and the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite contestant. The contestant with the most "likes" on their Youtube video will be deemed the "Wildcard Semi-Finalist" and will also progress to semi-finals. No cover charge. Two drink minimum.
LATE NIGHT: BACKSTAGE, October 22 at 10:45PM:
Each week, Broadway cast members and audiences alike gather to mix and mingle at 54 Below, Broadway's most intimate haunt, located in the heart of the theatre district. Musical Director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while host Susie Mosher (the love child of Joanne Worley & Paul Lynde) guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting, with special guests from Broadway and beyond dropping in to perform. NPR had this to say: "The best thing happening right now might just be the weekly Backstage. Hosted by the ridiculously funny Susie Mosher and pianist Brad Simmons who clearly is the man, it's two feel-good hours among New York's theater people, who seem like they're having a really fine time. Can't recommend it highly enough!" At this week's Backstage is Rashida Scott(Sister Act, Beautiful), Christina Bianco (YouTube sensation, NEWSical), Jeff Breithaupt (The Breithaupt Brothers), Bobby Cronin (composer), and Ann Brummel (Wicked). No cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
Ryan Scott Oliver & Lindsay Mendez'S ACTOR THERAPY, October 23 at 11:30PM:
ACTOR THERAPY goes 54 Below! Presented by award-winning composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver (35mm, Darling) and Broadway actress Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Dogfight, Godspell), ACTOR THERAPY, is a series of masterclasses for performers looking to improve their auditions, build a better book, and expand their understanding of what it means to be an actor and song interpreter in New York today. Join us as we celebrate the alumni of this awesome program! Cover charge $15. Two drink minimum.
Photo by Walter McBride