Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 2-8, Featuring Emily Padgett, Erin Davie, and More!

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: The Last Ship Company in Concert; This Will Be Our Year, Starring Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus, & Krysta Rodriguez; Emily Padgett & Erin Davie; Very Very Rock Show in Concert Featuring Rebecca Naomi Jones and More; and 54 Sings Mack and Mabel.

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The Last Ship Company in Concert

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 2 at 9:30 PM

Tickets: $80-135 at

The original cast and band of Sting's musical The Last Ship reunite to celebrate their run with an eclectic evening themed around seafaring songs. Proceeds will go to support Wallsend Boys Club in the north of England, which was founded by shipbuilders.

With performances by Eric Anderson, Ethan Applegate, Fred Applegate, Dawn Cantwell, Jeremy Davis, Bradley Dean, Alyssa DiPalma, Michael Esper, Colby Foytik, David Michael Garry, Timothy Gulan, Shawna M. Hamic, Rich Hebert, Todd A. Horman, Sarah Hunt, Sean Jenness, Collin Kelly-Sordelet, Aaron Lazar, Drew McVety, Jimmy Nail, Johnny Newcomb, Matthew Stocke, Cullen R. Titmas, Sally Ann Triplett, Rachel Tucker, and Jeremy Woodard.

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This Will Be Our Year, Starring Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus, & Krysta Rodriguez

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 3 at 7:00 & 9:30 PM

Tickets: $65-115 at

In a one-night-only concert engagement, Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus look back at their time on Smash and sing the songs that inspired the creation of their characters, as well as trunk songs from the "Bishop & Collins" songbook. Audiences can expect to hear songs featured in the second season of Smash, as well as contemporary classics from the musical theater canon and some of the pop/rock tunes featured on the show.

In season two of Smash, Jordan, Mientus, and Rodriguez played burgeoning musical theater writers "Jimmy Collins," "Kyle Bishop," and an ambitious actress "Ana Vargas," respectively. The three actors have since starred in Hit List, the meta-musical from the second season of Smash at 54 Below last winter, and have continued to excel both on stage and screen while remaining the closest of friends.

The evening reunites the trio with director Joshua Safran, who was the showrunner of season two of Smash, and music director Benjamin Rauhala, who collaborated with the team on Hit List. The evening was concieved by Rauhala and Safran, and is produced by Rauhala.

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Emily Padgett & Erin Davie

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 5 at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $30-75 at

"Erin Davie and Emily Padgett portray the Hilton twins of Side Show with layered complexity and pin-you-to-your-seat vocal chops. They bring alive the sisters' conflicted buT Loving relationship with extraordinary grace, and unite in exquisite, heart-rending harmony." -The New York Times

They said they would never leave you and now they're back! Emily Padgett (Rock of Ages, Grease, Legally Blonde) and Erin Davie (Grey Gardens, A Little Night Music, The Mystery of Edwin Drood) come to you straight from the recent Broadway revival of Side Show.

Experience the duo who took Broadway by storm this season, receiving rave reviews for their performances as Daisy and Violet Hilton. Join the two starlets as they sing hits from Side Show as well as other songs that led them to the freak show...

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Very Very Rock Show in Concert Featuring Rebecca Naomi Jones and More

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 5 at 9:30 PM

Tickets: $25-60 at

A sexy electric reinvention of a classic comedy of rebellion, love, freedom, and redemption, VERY VERY is the new musical that turns Shakespeare's As You Like It into a full-out rock concert.

The night features Rebecca Naomi Jones (Big Love, American Idiot), Alysha Umphress (On the Town, American Idiot), Joe Carroll (Cinderalla, Once), Eric LaJuan Summers (Motown), Genson Blimline (Rock Of Ages), Kacie Sheik (Hair), Theo Stockman (Hair, American Idiot), Matthew Hydzik (Side Show, West Side Story), Ben Roseberry (The Lion King), Larry Owens (Fat Camp), Sara Kapner (Bare), Kasie Gasparini (Mamma Mia), along with show creators Zac Lasher (U-Melt, Bebe Buell Band, Maggie Rose), Jay Leibowitz (The Acting Company,Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), and their band featuring Kevin Griffin and Rob Salzer of U-Melt, Dan McNaney and Sparkie Sandler. Cast members from the original workshop of VERY VERY at the NYC Gibson-Baldwin Showroom Anna Ty Bergman, Dani Marcus, Blake Pfeil, and Roger Weisman lend their talents on backup.

VERY VERY tells the story of Rosalind and Orlando, two young lovers who flee the tyranny of home only to reunite in a sexually charged and confusingly passionate exile. Songs feature a modern rock vocabulary from various genres blended together in Zac Lasher's unique compositional style and Jay Leibowitz's lyrics, which cleverly deconstruct Shakespeare's original text.

VERY VERY was originally conceived by Jason King Jones (The Acting Company, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and Associate Artistic Director at Olney Theatre Center) and has been in development since April of 2012. Two free industry concert readings of the show, directed by Jason King Jones, music directed by Zac Lasher, and produced by Jay Leibowitz, were performed to great acclaim on March 4th, 2013 at the legendary Gibson-Baldwin Showroom in midtown Manhattan. The American Theater Group presented a free abridged concert reading of VERY VERY at the Hamilton Stage in Rahway, NJ on December 9th 2013.

Produced by Anna Ty Bergman in association with Very Very Productions, LLC. More about VERY VERY is available at

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54 Sings Mack and Mabel

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 8 at 7:00 & 9:30 PM

Tickets: $40-80 at

Look What Happened to Mabel! Jerry Herman's beloved score explodes onto the stage of 54 Below in this one night only musical extravaganza. Tap Your Troubles Away when some of Broadway and cabaret's finest regale you with tunes including I Won't Send Roses, Movies Were Movies, Wherever He Ain't and of course, Time Heals Everything. Part of our 54 Sings series, we bring you scores galore as we salute the tunes of some of our all time favorite musicals. We Promise You a Happy Ending!

Starring: Brent Barrett, Carole J. Bufford, Beth Leavel, Sean McDermott, Molly Pope, Brian Charles Rooney, Kelli Rabke, Lee Roy Reams, Emily Skinner, and Donna Vivino.

Featuring: Natalie Arneson, Michael Ruoco, Lisa Sabin, and CHARLIE STEVENS.

Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman. Music Direction by John Fischer. Directed & Hosted by Phil Geoffrey Bond.

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