Cast of SIDE SHOW, 54 SINGS THE LIFE & More Set for 54 Below This Week
Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.
THE CAST OF SIDE SHOW: ADDED ATTRACTIONS, May 11 at 7PM & 9:30PM:
Encore by popular demand! After sold out 54 Below performances in March, the cast of the recent Broadway revival of Side Show reunites to celebrate this acclaimed production. Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Matthew Hydzik, David St. Louis and members of the ensemble perform favorites from the show, a couple songs which were cut out of town, and material which won't be heard on the Original Cast Recording. Hosted by Bill Russell, author of the book and lyrics, the evening will also feature composer Henry Krieger and special guest Jeff McCarthy from the original cast. These encore concerts are to celebrate the launch of the Side Show: Added Attractions - Live at 54 BELOW CD. The cast and creators will be available after the show to autograph CDs! Cast List: Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Matthew Hydzik, David St. Louis and special guest: Jeff McCarthy. With Brandon Bieber, Charity Angel Dawson, Lauren Elder, Derek Hanson, Javier Ignacio, Kelvin Moon Loh, Barrett Martin, Con O'Shea-Creal, Blair Ross and Hannah Shankman (cast subject to change.) $45-60 cover charge. $95 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY: A NEW MUSICAL IN CONCERT, May 12 at 7PM & 9:30PM:
The University of Oklahoma's Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre presents the graduating class of 2015 in the New York premiere of Neil Bartram and Brian Hill's musical The Theory Of Relativity. Written specifically for college students, The Theory Of Relativity is heralded as a mash-up of Songs for A New World and The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life... The work is a joyous, youthful, musical exploration of the interconnectedness of our orbits as we hurtle through space on this tiny planet. Neil Bartram and Brian Hill are the Drama Desk nominated authors of the Broadway musical The Story of My Life. Together they are currently working on stage adaptations of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes and Disney's Bedknobs & Broomsticks. A full production of The Theory Of Relativity will be presented at Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre in May 2015 and in London this summer. $25-35 cover charge. $55 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
OPUS TWO CELEBRATES GEORGE GERSHWIN, May 13 at 7PM:
Opus Two has been internationally recognized for its "divine phrases, impelling rhythm, elastic ensemble and stunning sounds." Comprised of award-winning musicians violinist William Terwilliger and pianist Andrew Cooperstock, the venerable duo celebrates the release of their new recording Gershwin-Music for Violin and Piano, featuring transcriptions of Porgy and Bess, An American in Paris, Short Story, Three Piano Preludes, and new arrangements of classic songs from Girl Crazy, as well as Love Walked In and Nice Work If You Can Get It with Broadway star Ashley Brown. Broadway director Eric Stern hosts this multimedia evening that includes performances of these works accompanied by videos, slides, and narration. $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
AMINE HACHEM, May 13 at 9:30PM:
Amine Hachem pushes the boundaries of opera music by integrating it with unconventional global sounds from around the world. His performance will take you on a journey from the shores of the Mediterranean to the southern tip of the Americas. Audience can expect everything from operatic arias and Broadway hits, to rock and roll, jazz standards and folk songs, all featuring new and fresh interpretations that have never been heard before. Amine has previously performed leading roles in operas such as La Traviata, Tosco, La Boheme, and Carmen, and has performed for numerous heads of state, such as the President of Lebanon and the King of Jordan. He has previously performed in New York at the United Nations Concert Hall, St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, and St. Stephen's Church. This May he can be seen in productions of Rigoletto and La Boheme at Carnegie Hall. $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
54 CELEBRATES JULIE WILSON, May 14 at 7PM:
There will never be another Julie Wilson. With a career that spanned more than 70 years on Broadway and the West End, on TV and in cabaret, Wilson was beloved by all who knew her. The theater community lost a stalwart whose incomparable work will be remembered forever. Join us as we honor Julie Wilson in song, with stars of Broadway and cabaret. Guests include: Emily Bergl ("Desperate Housewives," "Scandal"), Rita Gardner (The Fantasticks, The Wedding Singer), Raissa Katona Bennett (Phantom of the Opera), Janice Hall, Barbara Fasano, Eric Comstock, Colleen McHugh, Kristoffer Lowe, Maxine Linehan, Shana Farr, Billie Roe, Sue Matsuki, Celia Berk, Sheera Ben David, Carole J. Bufford, and a special appearance by Ms. Wilson's son, Holt McCallany. $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
HATCHED: PACE UNIVERSITY AT 54 BELOW, May 14 at 9:30PM & 11:30PM:
Fresh work. Freshmen. For those craving a night of innovative and off-beat musical theater with no shortage of drinks and a lively crowd, Pace University and Ryan Scott Oliver present an evening of songs from hot, new musicals-all written, performed and directed by freshmen from Pace University's BFA Musical Theater program. A high-energy crowd pleaser with striking melodies and an unruly attitude, Hatched, a yearly event, is always an electrifying night. Get ready, New York, for this powerhouse of young talent and fresh new work to hit the stage. $25-45 cover charge. $50-75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
OUR GUY CY: THE SONGS OF CY COLEMAN, May 15 & 16 at 7PM:
Three Tony Award winners. Three Broadway legends who originated roles in a Cy Coleman musical. One man they all loved. An unforgettable theatrical event directed & conceived by Will Nunziata brings together three Broadway Leading Ladies who all originated roles on Broadway in a Cy Coleman show: Tony Award winner Randy Graff, Tony Award winner Cady Huffman, and Tony Award winner Lillias White. Fresh solo, duet, and trio arrangements of some of Cy's most beloved songs will include selections from his pop standards canon and film scores, as well as his musicals Wildcat, Little Me, Sweet Charity, Seesaw, I Love My Wife, On the Twentieth Century, Barnum, City of Angels, The Will Rogers Follies, and The Life. Songs include: "Witchcraft," "What You Don't Know About Women," "The Oldest Profession," "You Can Always Count on Me," "Nobody Does It Like Me," "Big Spender," "The Best is Yet to Come," "Those Hands," and many, many more. "Fun, laughs, good times" guaranteed. Musical Direction by Eugene Gwozdz (Piano) with Chris Reza on Reeds, Adam Neely on Bass, and Jeremy Yaddaw on Drums. $45-55 cover charge. $90 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
CIARA RENÉE, May 15 at 9:30PM:
"[With] a charismatic showbiz smile... the lissome Ms. Renee is glossy [and] charming." - The New York Times. Catch the star of Paper Mill Playhouse's The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Ciara Renée makes her 54 Below solo debut! Ciara has previously starred on Broadway in the recent revival of Pippin and Big Fish, and graced the 54 Below stage in Made For Each Other: Broadway Meets Andrew McMahon and Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band, both this past February. Whether portraying a gypsy, a leading player, a witch, or simply being herself, Ciara Renee is sure to leave you enchanted. $30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
U MICHIGAN NIGHT AT 54 BELOW, May 15 at 11:30PM:
Join alumni of the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department as they welcome the Class of 2015 to post-graduate life in the city. The seniors will have just graduated and showcased, so it's time to celebrate with a concert featuring recreations of alumni's most embarrassing performances at UMich. It's a night not to be missed. Featuring: Courtney Balan, Whitney Bashor, Todd Buonopane, Brynn O'Malley, Joe Carroll, The Class of 2015 and more to be announced soon!(Cast subject to change). $10 cover charge. $40 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.
MARK MACKILLOP, May 16 at 9:30PM:
Join up-and-coming star Mark MacKillop (West Side Story International Tour, On Your Toes at Encores) for a night of reinvention and reinterpretation... a live concert guide of "how to really have it all." This fun, unique concert will be part music... and part tongue-in-cheek look at how to become your "perfect" Facebook persona online and off, how to stuff your Instagram's ego, and how to shamelessly drink until those worlds start to blend into your very own twisted reality. All this will be sung through the "standards" of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. After a year on the road, Mark returns to New York with a phone full of "scantily clad photos" that the Huffington Post says "sets pulses racing." Join this internet sensation for one night only, back in NYC! $25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
JOSHUA HINCK: MESS, May 16 at 11:30PM:
Calling all weirdos! Joshua Hinck: Mess brings you an immersive evening of mischief, play, and rule-breaking from the creator of Puzzled, City Fairytale, and other similar cabaret shows you possibly missed. This show explores everything and nothing, with music new and old by people-you-have-yet-to-hear-of and people-you-wish-were-making-a-guest-appearance. Featuring Joshua Hinck and most of the Misfit Muses. Joshua's current projects include New Work Wednesdays, a web series about musical theatre songwriters and tracking down Carmen Sandiego. He has performed all over, from his grandma's living room, to the Fox Theatre in Detroit, to Tokyo. Featuring the Misfit Muses Maggie McNeil, Leanne Smith, and Charlie Levy. Directed by Stephanie Card andwith arrangements by Scott Wasserman. $20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.
54 SINGS THE LIFE, May 17 at 7PM & 9:30PM:
In 1997, the beloved Broadway musical The Life transported us back to a pre-Disney Times Square-a much grittier time in NYC where hookers, hustlers, and even young dreamers battled it out in a game of survivor. For one night only, The Life returns to the "Great White Way" featuring members of the Tony-nominated original cast. Hear the fantastic Cy Coleman- Ira Gasman score, including the songs "The Oldest Profession", "My Body", "People Magazine", "My Friend", and more. Be sure to "check it out!" Musical directed by Jesse Vargas. Featuring performances by: Chuck Cooper, Bellamy Young, Charl Brown, Felicia Finley, Katy Grenfell, Telly Leung and more. $35-55 cover charge. $70- 80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.