Steve Kazee, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concert & More Set for 54 Below this Week
Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond:
SONGS FROM HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, April 7 at 7PM & 9:45PM:
Come join Tony Danza, Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley, Nancy Opel, David Josefsberg, Catherine Ricafort and the rest of the cast as they celebrate the new Broadway-bound musical Honeymoon in Vegas. A concert featuring songs from the show that Ben Brantley of The New York Times described as "a revelation" and "a sure bet!" Written by Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Bergman, and directed by Gary Griffin, Honeymoon in Vegas is the next big thing - here's a chance to celebrate with the cast and get a sneak peek prior to Broadway! $50-60 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
HALEY SWINDAL, April 8 at 9:30PM:
Play to Win tells the story of Haley's quirky journey charting her own path in the arts, using all that she learned from the passion and perseverance of her greatest influence: her grandfather, Yankees owner and consummate New Yorker, George Steinbrenner. With a mix of Broadway, folk, rock, and some zany stories along the way, Play to Win blends a little baseball with a lot of life and love. Haley has appeared on Broadway and on tour with Jekyll & Hyde, White Christmas, Jesus Christ Superstar opposite Ted Neeley, and as Grace Farrell in Annie opposite Sally Struthers. She has performed in concert at Carnegie Hall alongside the great jazz vocalist Steve Tyrell, acclaimed Irish tenor Ronan Tynan, and under the baton of Steven Reineke with the New York Pops. As a film actress, she won a New York Emmy as the host of Kids on Deck, which ran on YES Network Television for two seasons. $35-45cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
FRANKIE J. GRANDE, April 9 at 7PM:
Frankie J. Grande is a Broadway performer/producer turned host/YouTube star! Some of his favorite credits are performing in Mamma Mia on Broadway, producing Hamlet on Broadway starring Jude Law, winning the title of Mr. Broadway 2007, and producing/co-directing Brooke Shields' one woman show at Feinsteins. Livin La Vida Grande marks Frankie's 54 Below debut! He'll be performing a slew of pop hits & Broadway show tunes as well as featuring his incredible impersonations and YouTube shenanigans, live. Frankie is currently working hard on taking over the internet one social media platform at a time, and was recently listed as one of the most influential tweeters in New York City by New York Magazine. Check out his tweets, keeks, instagrams, & especially his YouTube channel all under @frankiejgrande! $25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
JARROD SPECTOR WITH SPECIAL GUEST BARRY MANN, April 9 at 10PM:
Back by popular demand! Jarrod Spector, currently starring as Barry Mann in the new Broadway hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, returns to 54 Below to celebrate his brand new album "A Little Help From My Friends: Live at 54 Below." His acclaimed musical outing traces the legacy of the great male singers whose vocal prowess made them the rock stars of their generations, even before rock was born. After starring as Frankie Valli for six years in Broadway's smash hit musical Jersey Boys, Jarrod wraps his critically-praised voice around the songs that have made superstars out of more than a century of tenor legends from Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson to the great Enrico Caruso himself. This added performance includes a little extra help from his friends, as he will be joined by special guest Barry Mann (the real one!), co-writer (with his wife Cynthia Weil) of hits like "On Broadway," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," "Somewhere Out There," and more.The New York Times calls Jarrod Spector's performance "A witty, energetic mini-jukebox musical ...A highly polished show."$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS, April 10 at 9:30PM:
Celebrate some of the most memorable show-stopping musical moments from Broadway - hit after hit - featuring some of Broadway's greatest stars, including Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Parade, Mamma Mia!, Kiss Me, Kate, The Addams Family, Sister Act, Scandalous), Mandy Gonzalez (Wicked, In the Heights, Dance of the Vampires, Aida), Telly Leung (Godspell, Wicked, Rent, Flower Drum Song, Glee), Robert Creighton (Little Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) and Kissy Simmons (The Lion King). Join Carolee, Mandy, Telly, Robert, and Kissy as they bring the house down with both show-stopping songs that they originated on Broadway and classic Broadway musical showstoppers. You might even get an insider story or two along the way! $35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
BALDWIN WALLACE POST-SHOWCASE CELEBRATION, April 10 at 11:30PM:
Join BW Music Theatre's class of 2014 as they celebrate their New York debut, and perform their favorite music at 54 Below. Alumni and current students alike will gather at Broadway's hottest supper club for a night of reunions, music, drink specials, and late-night fun. $20 admission includes choice of 2 delicious Ithaca-themed cocktails or appetizer with non-alcoholic beverage. Late-night a la carte and cocktail menu available as well. $20 admission including 2 drinks or food and non-alcoholic beverage.
STEVE KAZEE, April 11 at 8PM & April 12 at 8PM & 11PM:
The 2012 Tony Award winner for his performance as Guy in Once returns to 54 Below! After sold out summer and Christmas engagements, Steve brings his original alt-country songs, inspired by his southern upbringing and featured on his debut album, back to the stage. Audiences will also get to hear the songs Steve originated in Once on Broadway, live. In addition to winning the 2013 Grammy for Musical Theater Album for Once, Broadway has embraced Steve in roles including Sir Lancelot in Monty Python's Spamalot, Starbuck, opposite Audra McDonald, in Roundabout's 110 in the Shade, To Be or Not to Be at MTC, and Edward Albee's Seascape. $40-50 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
Christina Sajous, April 11 at 11PM:
Broadway's Christina Sajous graces the 54 Below stage for one night only! Entertainment Weekly calls her "terrific" and TheaterMania says, "Killer vocals... [she] often steals the spotlight through her sheer talent!" Christina has received rave reviews for roles on Broadway in Green Day's American Idiot (Extraordinary Girl), Baby, Its You! (Shirley Owens), Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Arachne) and in BAM/New York City Opera's Anna Nicole (Blossom the Lap Dancer). In addition to the characters she plays on stage... there are also the characters she plays in life. Come join Christina as she peels off the layers. An eclectic mix of stories and songs, from Broadway to rock & roll to R&B/soul, will introduce you to the Christina that will surprise you. Conceived by Christina Sajous and Ethan Paulini. Direction by Ethan Paulini. $25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
54 SINGS APPLAUSE, April 13 at 7PM & 9:30PM:
Fasten Your Seat Belts! It'll be a bumpy night indeed when 54 Below reunites three of the original stars of this Strouse/Adams/Comden/Green smash musical in celebration of a most cherished score. Len Cariou, Penny Fuller & Lee Roy Reams reminisce and re-live adored songs such as The Best Night of My Life, Think How It's Gonna Be & One Hallowe'en along with the amazing supporting cast announced below. It's the musical "event of the season," as Eve Harrington herself would put it. Welcome to the Theatre! To the magic, to the fun! Special Guest "Margo's": Dee Hoty, Cady Huffman, Karen Mason, and Judy McLane. Featuring Scott Coulter, Terese Genecco, Rob Maitner, and Lucia Spina. $50 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.