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NJPAC Partners with 54 Below for New Series, Featuring Stars from Broadway's INTO THE WOODS, MAME and MoreNJPAC Partners with 54 Below for New Series, Featuring Stars from Broadway's INTO THE WOODS, MAME and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, announces a new partnership with New Jersey Perfoming Arts Center (NJPAC) to present a series of evenings direct from 'Broadway's living room' to the audiences at the esteemed arts venue in Newark, NJ. The series, '54 Below at NJPAC,' launches with three Saturday night events, originally presented on stage at 54 Below, celebrating the music of legendary Broadway songwriters and featuring all-star Broadway talent. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit Simply Sensational: Legends will reach new heights this year when Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie headlines the event on October 20. She will be joined on stage by other musical guests American Idol Finalist Devin Velez, Colte Julian from Million Dollar Quartet, and Ryan Lanning from Bailiwick Chicago's The Wild Party. WGN's Dean Richards serves again as the emcee, which features a preshow reception at 6 pm, the performance at 7, and a post show champagne toast with Ms. McKechnie. (more...)

54 Below & NJPAC Partner for Three Upcoming Events54 Below & NJPAC Partner for Three Upcoming Events
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

(NJPAC) to present a series of evenings direct from 'Broadway's living room' to the audiences at the esteemed arts venue in Newark, NJ. The series, '54 Below at NJPAC,' launches with three Saturday night events, originally presented on stage at 54 Below, celebrating the music of legendary Broadway songwriters and featuring all-star Broadway talent. (more...)

John McDaniel to Direct Shirley Jones in TheatreZone Fundraiser, 11/9John McDaniel to Direct Shirley Jones in TheatreZone Fundraiser, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Grammy and two-time Emmy Award-winning music director and composer John McDaniel (Bonnie and Clyde, The Rosie O'Donnell Show) is coming to Naples to music direct Oscar-winning actress Shirley Jones at TheatreZone's gala fundraiser 'An Evening with Shirley Jones' on Sunday, Nov. 9. (more...)

The Actors Fund to Present TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY at the Pantages, 11/17The Actors Fund to Present TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY at the Pantages, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The Actors Fund presents a very special MUSICAL MONDAY with Michael Childers Presents: ' TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY' on November 17, 2014. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m., followed by dessert reception with the performers. (more...)

O'Neill Junior Fellows to Bring COVEN to 54 Below, 10/24O'Neill Junior Fellows to Bring COVEN to 54 Below, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The cast is Katie Emery, Laura Spineti, Jake Pouilos, Braiden Sunshine, Abby Xenelis and Madeleine Carney. The band is Dave Anderson, Alex Rubin and Mike Lunoe. (more...)

Original Tony-Winning Cast Member Anthony Crivello Set for 54 SINGS KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN at 54 Below, 10/12Original Tony-Winning Cast Member Anthony Crivello Set for 54 SINGS KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN at 54 Below, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

?54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced initial casting for '54 Sings Kiss of the Spider Woman.'Anthony Crivello, who won a Tony Award for his performance as Valentin in the original 1993 Broadway production of Kiss of the Spider Woman, headlines the evening celebrating John Kander and Fred Ebb's celebrated score. (more...)

4 GIRLS 4: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER with McArdle, Prince, McKechnie & McGovern Sets 3 City Tour4 GIRLS 4: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER with McArdle, Prince, McKechnie & McGovern Sets 3 City Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Broadway's leading ladies Andrea McArdle, Faith Prince, Donna McKechnie, and Maureen McGovern in a holiday presentation of 4 GIRLS 4: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER. This evening of song, dance, and laughter starring award winning Broadway, film, TV and recording artists and with music direction by John McDaniel will play The Bushnell's Belding Theater on December 1; The Wilbur Theatre in Boston on December 2 and 710 Main Theatre in Buffalo on December 3. 4 GIRLS 4 is presented by producers Matthew Lombardo and Rick Murray. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 13-19THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 13-19
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 19, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include opening night of LOVE LETTERS, Barbra Streisand on Jimmy Fallon, the American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala honoring Dame Angela Lansbury, and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Salutes Elaine Stritch at 54 Below- Watch Highlights from RISE, RISE, RISEBWW TV: Broadway Salutes Elaine Stritch at 54 Below- Watch Highlights from RISE, RISE, RISE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2014

On Friday night, September 12, director Eric Ulloa and Music Director John McDaniel presented an all-star Broadway cast in 'Rise, Rise, Rise' a tribute to the late Elaine Stritch at 54 Below, singing the songs that made Stritch famous and told the stories that made her infamous. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, & More Tribute Elaine Stritch at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, & More Tribute Elaine Stritch at 54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 13, 2014

Last night, September 12 (9:30pm), director Eric Ulloa and Music Director John McDaniel presented an all-star Broadway cast in 'Rise, Rise, Rise' a tribute to the late Elaine Stritch at 54 Below, singing the songs that made Stritch famous and told the stories that made her infamous. Check out pre-show photos below! (more...)

Broadway Stars Gather to Celebrate Elaine Stritch at 54 Below TonightBroadway Stars Gather to Celebrate Elaine Stritch at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Few legends come along as brassy and powerful as Elaine Stritch, and so it's time to 'Rise, Rise, Rise' in tribute to her. Tonight, September 12 (9:30pm), director Eric Ulloa and Music Director John McDaniel will present an all star Broadway cast singing the songs that made Stritch famous and telling the stories that made her infamous. So, come to 54 Below for an evening of great music, memories, food and of course cocktails. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steven Strafford in About Face Theatre's METHTACULAR!Photo Flash: First Look at Steven Strafford in About Face Theatre's METHTACULAR!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

About Face Theatre, in association with Justin Brill, launches its 2014-15 season with Methtacular!, written and performed by Steven Strafford and directed by Adam Fitzgerald. In this Chicago premiere, Strafford shares his brutally honest and often comedic story of survival in the underground world of Chicago's crystal meth scene. Methtacular! plays now through September 28, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Strafford onstage below! (more...)

Marin Mazzie Joins Cast of 54 SINGS BIG RIVERMarin Mazzie Joins Cast of 54 SINGS BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie (Bullets Over Broadway, Next To Normal, Kiss Me Kate), as the latest addition to the starry cast of '54 Sings Big River.'The one-night-only event takes place this Sunday, September 14 at 7PM and 9:30PM. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below This WeekChristine Ebersole, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

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. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 8-14Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 8-14
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 7, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Marilyn Maye, 54 Below Sings Elaine Stritch, 54 Sings Big River, String of Pearls, Lauren Pritchard. (more...)

BWW Review: It's a One-Man METHTACULAR! IndeedBWW Review: It's a One-Man METHTACULAR! Indeed
by M. William Panek - Aug 29, 2014

The doors outside About Face & Justin Brill's production of METHTACULAR! should warn audiences of the show's nudity. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming MonthsChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

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

Nikki MacCallum to Bring FAMILIAR THINGS to 54 Below Next MonthNikki MacCallum to Bring FAMILIAR THINGS to 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nikki MacCallum in 'Familiar Things' on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

About Face Theatre's Full 2014-15 Season to Include A KID LIKE JAKE, METHTACULAR! & MoreAbout Face Theatre's Full 2014-15 Season to Include A KID LIKE JAKE, METHTACULAR! & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

About Face Theatre has announced its full line-up of 2014-15 programming, kicking off this fall with the Chicago premiere of METHTACULAR!, Steven Strafford's hilarious and harrowing autobiographical account of his three year crystal meth addiction in Chicago. In the winter, AFT presents the Chicago premiere of Daniel Pearle's A KID LIKE JAKE, a contemporary look at gender seen through the lens of parents shepherding their Cinderella-loving son through the rigors of NYC kindergarten admissions. Next spring, AFT presents another Chicago premiere - Bixby Elliot's comedy ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS A F*GG*T, a teen's touching and hilarious quest to prove the truth behind our 16th President's sexual orientation. (more...)

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