Broadway Meets Sketch Comedy with SHIZ at 54 Below

Broadway Meets Sketch Comedy with SHIZ at 54 Below

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a monthly run of SHIZ beginning Friday, January 18th at 11:30 PM. Your favorite musical theater characters find themselves smack in the middle of sketches in this Broadway-meets-comedy mash-up show, written by UCB's finest and featuring actors from the casts of Wicked, Great Comet, Fun Home and more. Imagine if the Tonys were hijacked by SNL. SHIZ gives classic moments from musicals an irreverent mind of their own. Watch Elphaba and Javert get thrown unexpected curveballs and belt their way out. SHIZ is a love letter to Broadway with a few notes scribbled in the margins. No parody lyrics, only parody riffs.

SHIZ is conceived by comedian Matt Gehring (Set It Up, The Tick) and songwriter/performer Shaina Taub (Old Hats, Great Comet, Twelfth NIght at Shakespeare in the Park) and written by Gehring, Max Ash (UCB Maude Night) and rising comedy star Natalie Walker (Twitter: @nwalks). In addition to the writers, the cast features Larkin Bogan (Wicked) Joél Pérez (Fun Home), Liana Hunt (Newsies), Kuhoo Verma (The Big Sick), Heath Saunders (Great Comet), Kim Blanck, Preston Martin, Nicole Weiss and Fernando Contreras, with music direction by Myrna Conn (Pretty Woman).

This edition of SHIZ will also feature special guests Grace McLean (Great Comet, Lincoln Center American Songbook) and Michael Hartney (School of Rock).

SHIZ plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on January 18th at 11:30 PM The cover charge starts at $20 and the food & beverage minimum is $20 or a 2 drink minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

 

MORE ABOUT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music and has set a new standard for culinary excellence worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage.

In their description of the venue, The New York Times writes, "Feinstein's/54 Below has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat in the house. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs."

Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $5-$105. 54Below.com/Feinsteins

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