SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion, Linda Lavin & More Set for 54 Below This Week
This week at 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, visitwww.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER REUNION CONCERT, AUGUST 31 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:
Bring your dancing shoes to 54 BELOW for the reunion celebrating the 2000 Broadway musicalSaturday Night Fever. Reunite with some of the original cast members for some of the Bee Gee's biggest hits of the late 70s, "Stayin' Alive," "Boogie Shoes," "If I Cant Have You," "Jive Talkin," "How Deep Is Your Love," and even a few songs recently added to a brand new production of the show. Featuring original cast members Paige Price (Saturday Night Fever, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Beauty & The Beast), Paul Castree (9 To 5, Young Frankenstein, High Fidelity, Saturday Night Fever), James Carpinello (Saturday Night Fever, Rock Of Ages, Xanadu), Orfeh (Saturday Night Fever, Legally Blonde) and also featuring Shannon O'Boyle (Once), Jay Ellis, Casey Garvin(Bullets Over Broadway), James LaRosa (Mr. Confidential), Ray DeMattis (Mafia, Untitled, Father Hood), Maddy Apple (White Christmas Nat'l Tour), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture), Haley Swindal (Jekyll And Hyde) and featured choreography by Nick Kenkel and Music direction byMilton Granger. $40-50 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
ANTHONY RAPP, SEPTEMBER 1 AT 7PM:
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? $45-55 cover charge. $90 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
LA-TI-DO, WASHINGTON D.C.'S BEST CABARET, SEPTEMBER 1 AT 9:30PM:
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) andRegie 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). $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
54 SINGS YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, SEPTEMBER 2 & 3 AT 7PM:
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. $35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.
BARRETT WEED, SEPTEMBER 2 AT 9:30PM:
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." $35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
TINA FABRIQUE, SEPTEMBER 3 AT 9:30PM:
"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 Fabrique has built a career as an actress and singer in demand by playwrights, producers and directors alike. Some of her many Broadway credits includeNoise/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. $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
CLUE AT 54, SEPTEMBER 3 AT 11:30PM:
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 and 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! $20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.
FRANK SHINER, SEPTEMBER 4 AT 7PM:
"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. $30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
THE MUSIC OF DOLLY PARTON: DIAMOND IN A RHINESTONE WORLD, SEPTEMBER 4 AT 9:30PM:
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. $25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage.
SHANA SISK, SEPTEMBER 4 AT 11:30PM:
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.$20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food and beverage or two drinks.
CHARLOTTE JACONELLI, SEPTEMBER 5 AT 7PM:
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. $30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage.
CARLA BIANCO, SEPTEMBER 5 AT 9:30PM:
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. $25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage.
54 SINGS GUYS AND DOLLS, SEPTEMBER 6 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:
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). $25-45 cover charge. $60-75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage.
LINDA LAVIN, SEPTEMBER 7 AT 7PM:
"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. $50-60 cover charge. $95 premium seating. $25 food and beverage.
CARTER CALVERT, SEPTEMBER 7 AT 9:30PM:
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. $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage.
54 CONCERT LAB, SEPTEMBER 7 AT 11:30PM:
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. Congratulations to our selected 54 CONCERT LAB artists! 54 Concert Lab is expertly hosted by the fabulous Amy Jo Jackson! The 54 Concert Lab series is a program dedicated to creating a supportive environment for emerging artists to create and revise solo concerts. Featuring: Deborah Berenson, Adam Blotner, Jen Eden, Samantha Joy Pearlman, Hannah & Tess, Meagan Michelson, Christopher Timson and Amanda D'Archangelis. $5 cover charge. $20 premium seating. $20 food and beverage or two drinks.