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Donna McKechnie Talks SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME At 54 Below, A CHORUS LINE & More

A living legend is coming to 54 Below this weekend!

Tony Award-winning Broadway headliner Donna McKechnie discusses her new 54 Below show SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME, playing August 9, as part of a new interview by David Noh of Gay City News.

Opening up about her impressions of the NYC cabaret hot spot, McKechnie says of 54 Below, "When I first walked into 54 Below, I had this kind of déjà vu experience and tried to imagine what this was like back in the day when I would come here at night after doing A CHORUS LINE. I thought it would be interesting to do a show like a musical déjà vu and go back to the 1970s and find another personal level."

Furthermore, McKechnie says of the 54 Below show, "It's not really about a place, but an affair of the heart, so I talk about when my first apartment was on 54th and 9th Avenue, three flights up, with revolving roommates, when Hell's Kitchen was really rough and scary... I put my therapy session on stage."

Additionally, McKechnie says of the long-lasting legacy of A CHORUS LINE, "A CHORUS LINE never dies, it just keeps opening doors and giving back to me - but there was a time when I considered it an albatross around my neck. Enough already, I'm a funny person, not this dramatic actress! I love it now, and I loved Michael [Bennett]. A complicated person, I loved working with him, and that was the saddest part, to lose a friend. A marriage - that's in and out - but losing him as a friend was terrible."

Check out the original article on the matter here.

More information on Donna McKechnie's SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME at 54 Below on August 9 is available here.

Donna McKechnie won a Best Actress In A Musical Tony Award for her work in A CHORUS LINE in addition to appearing on Broadway in PROMISES, PROMISES, COMPANY, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, STATE FAIR, COMPANY, ON THE TOWN and more.



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