Bryce Pinkham and More Join The Civilians' A PRETTY FILTHY EVENING Tonight at 54 Below
54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is proud to have THE CIVILIANS present A Pretty Filthy Evening tonight Dec. 2, 2014.
THE CIVILIANS, New York's Obie award-winning investigative theater company, known for its firsthand investigations and research on topical subjects that can often be subversive or controversial, has curated this one-time-only event offering a sneak preview into their upcoming musical about the porn industry, Pretty Filthy. This intimate and eclectic evening showcases Pretty Filthy's shamelessly sexy songs performed by some of the biggest talents from the New York cabaret and Broadway worlds.
Performers include Bryce Pinkham (Gentleman's Guide..., Love's Labor's Lost, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Lady Rizo (Grammy winner 2010, Toast of Edinburgh 2012, London Cabaret Award 2013), Steve Rosen (Peter and the Starcatcher, CQ/CX, Guys and Dolls), Alyse Alan Louis (Mamma Mia!, NERDS), Marrick Smith (Elbow..., Fun Home), Shakina Nayfack, Jennifer Morris (You Better Sit Down, I am Nobody's Lunch, Gone Missing), Jeanine Serralles (Maple and Vine, Stunning, The Glass Cage), and Emily Young (Cymbeline, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson).
This is your chance to hear songs about the wild and woolly world of porn from our upcoming musical Pretty Filthy, composed by Michael Friedman (The Fortress of Solitude, Love's Labor's Lost, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Also, candid, eye-opening interviews from our research, living with porn stars, and eating sushi with porn stars. Come experience uncensored musical theater performers like you've never seen them. Sounds like the beginnings of a perfect date night.
THE CIVILIANS are well known for their one-of-a-kind cabaret performances, and can often be found at Joe's Pub creatively weaving interviews, musical performances, and audience participation in their ongoing series Let Me Ascertain You. Many friends of THE CIVILIANS who are top performers in New York City often come out to play for these events, such as Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Ben Walker, so there's no telling who may show!
A Pretty Filthy Evening plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Dec. 2, 2014. There is a $25-$55 cover charge and $25 food and beverage 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 The Civilians - Led by Artistic Director Steve Cosson, THE CIVILIANS creates new theater from creative investigations into the most vital questions of the present. Last season saw two highly successful CIVILIANS shows in New York: Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play at Playwrights Horizons, which was included in eight Top 10 of 2013 Lists, as well as The Great Immensity at The Public Theatre. This season, the company is the Artist-in-Residence of Met Museum Presents at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since its founding in 2001, the Obie award-winning company has been produced at numerous theaters in New York, including BAM Next Wave, Vineyard Theatre, Barrow Street Theater, Playwrights Horizons and The Public; nationally at Center Theatre Group, the TED Conference, HBO's US Comedy Festival, A.R.T., Actors Theatre of Louisville and more; and Internationally at London's Gate Theatre and Soho Theatre. THE CIVILIANS' popular podcast Let Me Ascertain You is available through www.thecivilians.org and iTunes.
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is the new 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, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95.