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Emerson Steele Set For New 54 Below Show, 10/14

A rising star brings a new show to 54 Below!

Recent VIOLET on Broadway standout and 2014 Theatre World Award winner Emerson Steele comes to 54 Below with a new show on October 14 titled ROLES I CAN'T PLAY NOW... OR EVER... EXCEPT TONIGHT!

The official description of Emerson Steele's 54 Below show is as follows: "You know that feedback you hear? 'Sorry, you're not right for this role ... you're not young enough, old enough, tall enough, short enough, MALE enough?!' So, what's a girl to do? Tongue in cheek, with humor and heart, with songs, stories, dances, and goofy antics, 2014 Theatre World Award winner, Emerson Steele, turns the norms upside down and, tonight, plays the roles she has always wanted to play and some she hopes to play in the future!

Emerson's introduction to Broadway and New York audiences as Young Violet in VIOLET was called "a strong Broadway debut" by NBC News, an "excellent performance" by BroadwayWorld.com. She was blessed to be met with a lovely and warm embrace by the Broadway community and the press who referred to her as "a genuine revelation," a "talented newcomer," "feisty," "a very talented young singer," as well as "endearing, hearty-voiced."

54 Below invites you to a fun evening with Emerson and some special guests as they perform a range and variety of Broadway favorites, all the while spinning the "no's" into a resounding "YES"!!!"

More information on Emerson Steele's ROLES I CAN'T PLAY NOW... OR EVER... EXCEPT TONIGHT! is available at the official site here.

Emerson Steele appeared on Broadway opposite Sutton Foster in the recent revival of VIOLET in addition to performing as Mary Phagan in this year's Manhattan Concert Productions PARADE concert event at Lincoln Center.

View a video of Emerson Steele performing at 54 Below earlier this year below.



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