Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for March 23-29, Featuring Anika Larsen, Jessie Mueller, 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: Anika Larsen featuring Special Guests Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector; Tony Yazbeck: The Floor Above Me; 54 Sings Children of Eden; Out of the Blue: Oxford's All-Male A Capella Sensation; and Elon University: ...And the Story Goes on.

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Where: Birdland NYC (315 W 44th Street)

When: March 23rd at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $25 at

ANIKA LARSEN, the 2014 Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner currently starring on Broadway in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, will introduce her debut solo CD Sing you to Sleep with a special concert at Birdland Jazz Club as part of the "Broadway at Birdland" series on Monday, March 23 at 7:00 PM. The collection of dreamy ballads and standards - recently released on Yellow Sound Label - was hailed as "a charming, deliciously soothing album" by BroadwayWorld. The songs are drawn from contemporary pop ( "Fields of Gold" by Sting), legendary singer/songwriters ("Make You Feel My Love" from Bob Dylan), musical theater ("Summertime" from Porgy & Bess) and animated classics (An American Tail's "Somewhere Out There," with lyrics by Anika's Beautiful character Cynthia Weil). Special guests for the evening at Birdland are her Beautiful co-stars: Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller and Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector. Dan Watt serves as executive producer for the concert. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are $25 with a $10 minimum. Visit for more information.

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Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 23rd at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $35-80 at

The acclaimed star of this season's On the Town revival, perennial song and dance man Tony Yazbeck heats up the stage with the return of his 54 Below tour de force performance in The Floor Above Me, a thrilling evening of tenor melodies and tenacious tap dancing!

The beloved Broadway vet-Gypsy (Tulsa), Little Me at Encores!, Chicago (Billy Flynn), Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Phil Davis), A Chorus Line (Al),Oklahoma!, Never Gonna Dance and NBC's Smash-will be joined by fellow Broadway hoofer and On The Town co-star Clyde Alves and tap dance sensation Melinda Sullivan (So You Think You Can Dance, Glee).

In this not-to-be-missed evening, with tunes spanning from MGM to Coldplay, Tony will weave tales from his first Broadway gig at age 11 (as a Newsboy in Tyne Daly's Gypsy) to his recent turn as Tulsa in the Patti LuPone revival, as well as share anecdotes from the professional and personal journey that has established him as a stalwart New York song and dance man.

Please join Tony Yazbeck at 54 Below for The Floor Above Me (with musical direction and arrangements by Jerome Korman, evening co-written and co-directed by Howard Emanuel & Tony Yazbeck) for an unforgettable evening of story, song and dance!

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Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 24th at 7:00 & 9:30 PM

Tickets: $35-75 at

Children of Eden is one of the world's most performed musicals despite its never having been on Broadway. The story and score are among the most beloved of all time. 54 Below invites to you experience the glory of this incredible musical in a presentation produced and directed by Scott Coulter that features composer Stephen Schwartz and members of the original cast, including Kelli Rabke and Darius de Haas, performing songs including "Stranger to the Rain," "Spark of Creation," "Lost in the Wilderness," "In Whatever Time We Have," and more. The all-star cast will be backed by a chorus of rising stars singing the songs and telling the stories of us all - the Children of Eden.


Stephen Schwartz, Ashley Brown, Kelli Rabke, Darius De Haas, Trent Armand Kendall, Kyle Scatliffe, and Scott Coulter.

Broadway by the Year Chorus:

Emma Gannon Salomon, Samantha Owen, Meredith Lesley, Allison Posner, Trevor James, Felipe Tavolaro, Antonio Addeo, Morgan Smith, Stephen Orr, Katie O'Neill, Alexander Parrish, Amalia Tollas, Kyle Motsinger, Jenna Dallaco, Ryan Scoble, Jacob Carll, Dominique Solano, Emily Iaquinta, Madeline Hamlet, Amy Wheeler, Ricky Saunders, Hannah Solow, Sean Buhr, and Elijah Caldwell.

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Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 26 at 9:30 PM

Tickets: $25-60 at

Out Of The Blue comes to the big apple from Oxford University. This student-run all-male a cappella group sings an eclectic mix of songs, focusing on covers of modern rock and pop hits. A sensation in England, they were semi-finalists in Britain's Got Talent, have won numerous competitions and to date have produced 14 studio albums, three live albums and one compilation album. As part of their mission they regularly donate and create charity singles to benefit Helen & Douglas House, the world's first children's hospice. They are all accomplished in both academics and music and these talented young men will leave you wanting more. With millions of fans including many well known celebrities, there is no doubt you will want to join the group or start your own. A cappella is hot! More info:

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Elon University: ...And the Journey Goes On

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: March 26th at 11:30 PM

Tickets: $15-30 at

Join us for an intimate evening with Elon University's graduating Musical Theatre majors as they make their NYC debut at 54 Below! Joined by fellow Journeymen and Alumni who have conquered National Tours, Broadway and More, they come together to tell the tale of where they've come from, how they got there and where they're headed!

The Elon MT Class of 15, Sean Ronayne (Cinderella), Matt Shingledecker (Wicked, West Side Story, Rent, Spring Awakening), Lindsay Northen (Wicked, Sound of Music), and Adam Kaplan (Newsies).

With original performance and song by Alicia Varcoe. Produced by Sabrina Marlene & Sumi Yu. ...And The Journey Goes On will feature contemporary songs and new works by Ethan Anderson, Alicia Varcoe, Chris Miller (Tuck Everlasting, Burnt Part Boys) as well as some favorite showstoppers.

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