Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Malcolm Gets & More Set for 54 Below this Week
Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.
PATTI LUPONE, July 21, 22, 23, 24 at 7PM, July 25 & 26 at 8PM, July 25 at 11PM:
"FOUR STARS. Patti LuPone has a miracle of a voice. It can be as big and bold as a brass band or as plaintive as a solitary woodwind. Here it is, in all its glory, in a collection of torch songs." - Jess Cagle, People Magazine. Two-time Tony Award winner and 54 Below favorite Patti LuPone returns to 54 Below with her critically-acclaimed show The Lady with A Torch. Patti performs an eclectic collection of torch songs by such composers and lyricists as Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz, Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn, Billy Barnes, Harold Arlen, George and Ira Gershwin, and Cole Porter. Enjoy what Don Heckman of The Los Angeles Times described as "a beautifully paced, marvelously delivered torch-song exploration of the pleasures and pains of love; LuPone's remarkable, larger-than-life qualities and stunning musicality are distilled into the pure essence of her art." $95-105 cover charge for 7/21, 7/22, 7/24 & 7/26. $90-100 cover charge for 7/23 & 7/25 at 8PM. $85-95 cover charge for 7/25 at 11PM. $30 food & beverage minimum.
TAMIKA LAWRENCE, July 21 at 9:30PM:
If/Then star Tamika Lawrence, who plays Elena, makes her New York City solo concert debut. Previously having appeared in Book of Mormon and Matilda on Broadway, Tamika brings a new musical experience to the stage. "The Slay: A Rock Experience with Tamika Lawrence" is an evening jam packed with rock realness. Filled with performances of not-so-typical rock/funk/soul songs, from not-so-typical artists (T.Rex, Guns and Roses, Betty Davis, Van Halen) to fit her not-so-typical voice and style, you've never seen a concert like this before. before. Get ready for a classy rock concert that will melt faces and get bodies grooving. Backed by some of the best musicians in the Broadway Community (Damien Bassman, Craig Magnano, Alan Stevens Hewitt, Drew Coles), this evening of pure rock-n-roll will take audiences to new heights. $25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
A TAYLOR SWIFT LOVE STORY, July 22 at 9:30PM:
There is no contemporary songwriter more prolific in articulating the highs and lows of young love than Taylor Swift. Her songs - some familiar to all, some lesser-known - span one universal emotional territory. Using selections from all four of Swift's studio albums alongside intermittent poetry and narration, the concert will celebrate Taylor Swift's catalog of beautiful and lively songs about young love. Featuring a cast of Broadway performers, Taylor Swift's best songs will be shared via specific perspectives by some of the theatre community's most adept young storytellers. Conceived and directed by Kimberly Belflower (Lost Girl, An Emily Dickinson Christmas, Chronic Fatigue; MFA playwriting candidate at UT Austin '17). Featuring performances from: Blake Daniel, Preseton Sadleir, Andrew Durand, Jenn Damiano, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Lilli Cooper and more. $35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
CABARET: THIS AMBITIOUS ORCHESTRA REINVENTS KANDER & EBB, July 23 at 9:30PM:
WILKOMMEN! This Ambitious Orchestra, the symphonic rebels of downtown New York, restage their legendary performance of Kander & Ebb's Cabaret, steeped in glam and fishnets. Benjamin Ickies and special guests sing the Cabaret book to brand-new arrangements inspired more by Queen and Bowie than Rodgers & Hammerstein. So don't tell mama, but life truly is a Cabaret! The evening's entertainment includes: Daniel Isengart (international cabaret chanter), Michael Tee (of The Vanities, Duane Park and le Poisson Rouge), Anna C Cabanna (of The Anna Copacabanna Show at Joe's Pub, Loser's Lounge), and Emma Craig (of Hairspray and the Glamazons). "As trumpets blasted out...and the vocal ensemble filled the room with ethereal harmony, the audience was transfixed". -NEXT Magazine on This Ambitious Orchestra. There will be a 15 minute intermission. $25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
TIM REALBUTO WITH BETH LEAVEL, JASON GOTAY, DEREK KLENA & MORE, July 24 at 9:30PM:
Former child "star" and current NYC-based award-winning writer and performer Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight, The Emperor's Club) returns to 54 Below in an all-new show entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help). In this deeply personal, poignant and hilarious show, Tim will tell the (mostly*) true story of how he grew up in show business and went from former child actor to the adult writer of the popular new Broadway-bound musical Ghostlight. Some of Tim's famous Broadway friends will help him along the way, playing different characters from his past and sometimes (when things get too hard), even playing Tim himself. Expect an evening filled with plenty of well-known tunes, originals, celebrity prank calls, contests with gift giveaways, diva impressions, and guest appearances from popular stars of stage and screen, including Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), Jenna Leigh Green (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Wicked), Joy Franz (Into the Woods, Pippin), Jason Gotay (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Bring It On), Natascia Diaz (Seussical, The Threepenny Opera), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Derek Klena (Dogfight; The Bridges of Madison Country), Drama Desk Award Nominee Christina Bianco (Forbidden Broadway; NEWSical the musical), and Laurissa Romain (Broadway's South Pacific; The Voice; co-star opposite Chris Rock in the upcoming film Finally Famous). Also featured will be Julie D'Moure, Justin Anthony Long, Anna Louise Morse, and Nicholas Yenson. Conceived and written by Tim Realbuto, with musical direction by Julianne B. Merrill. $25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
VILLAIN: DEBLANKS, July 24 at 11:30PM:
Good news: Phillip DeBlanks is dead! He was a villain, a scoundrel and a lousy dancer. Or was he? Is it possible Phillip DeBlanks was framed by one of his circle of friends? You provide nouns, verbs, adjectives, desserts and body parts, and we provide the laughs - uncensored and unrehearsed - as the cast enact the story using words you've put in their mouths. It's "Clue" meets adult "Mad Libs," performed by some of the funniest people in New York! Like a ride to summer camp in the back of a station wagon, each eye-watering performance is ridiculously one-of-a-kind, and, best of all, the proceeds benefit Broadway Cares. Special Guests: Nancy Opel, Lesli Margherita, Ryann Redmond, Bobby Cronin, Bernard Dotson and Barrett Foa, with Heather Shisler. $10 cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.
THE SKIVVIES, July 26 at 11PM:
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! This "musically thrilling" undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. Those clips led to live shows that The Wall Street Journal called "smart, sophisticated...ingenious," and Out Magazine, "The Skivvies have managed to carve out a niche that we never knew needed to exist: part Weird Al- parody and part sexy burlesque...an unusual explosion of satire and sultry." They also have a single and music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running With Scissors. They will be joined by special guest stars who will strip down and rock out. Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection. Guests include: Eric Anderson, Amy Spanger, Margo Seibert, Matt Doyle, Christopher Hanke, Patti Murin and Morgan James. $30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
MALCOLM GETS, July 27 at 7PM:
Tony nominee Malcolm Gets is thrilled to make his 54 Below debut! Trained as a classical pianist, Gets' path was hijacked by his parents' original Broadway cast albums. Come a Little Closer is a celebration of the music that matters most to Gets... Rodgers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Jule Styne, Cole Porter, James Taylor... he MIGHT sing something written in this century, but most likely not. Broadway has embraced Malcolm in shows like Amour, The Story of My Life, and Macbeth, while television & film audiences fondly remember him from Caroline in the City, Grey Gardens, The Good Wife & Blue Bloods, among many others. We've got Malcolm at 54 for one night only. Be there! $35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
54 DOES DOLLY PARTON, July 27 at 9:30PM:
Jolene, 9 to 5, Coat of Many Colors, My Tennessee Mountain Home, I Will Always Love You - the music of prolific singer/songwriter and eight time Grammy winner Dolly Parton comes to 54 for one night only! Join a cast of some of Broadway and cabaret's best as we pay homage to the talents of a woman who literally changed pop and country music forever. Expect tunes ranging from early Dolly (circa Grand Ole Opry) to contemporary Dolly (circa Dollywood) & everything in between! Cast: Lisa Asher, Carole J. Bufford, Scott Coulter, Tim DiPasqua, Natalie Douglas, Alex Getlin, Mary Lane Haskell, Jessica Hendy, Lisa Howard, Fay Ann Lee, Lucia Spina, Gabrielle Stravelli, KT Sullivan and Directed by Scott Coulter. $40-50 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.