Cast of SIDE SHOW, Maureen McGovern & 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, March 9 at 7PM & 9:30PM:
The cast of the recent Broadway revival of Side Show reunites to celebrate this acclaimed production. Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Ryan Silverman, 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. $50-60 cover charge. $110 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
ITHACA COLLEGE AT 54 BELOW, March 9 at 11:30PM:
Join Ithaca College's graduating class performance majors as they take a respite from snowy Ithaca to make their NYC debut at 54 Below with members of the historic Ithaca Mafia. Ithaca alumni who have conquered Broadway, National Tours, and beyond will perform along side the ICBFA Class of 2015, singing original works by alumnus Michael Mott as well as some of their favorite showstoppers. Featuring: Ithaca College's Class of 2015, Michael Mott (Where The Sky Ends), Joe Aaron Reid (If/Then, Curtains), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Bruce Landry (Cinderella Nat'l Tour), Shauna Goodgold and Lindsay Rider. $10 cover charge. $25 premium seating. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.
MAUREEN MCGOVERN, March 10, 12, 13 & 14 at 7PM:
Maureen McGovern celebrates women singer/songwriters in her powerful new show and forthcoming CD, Sing, My Sisters, Sing!. Sing, My Sisters, Sing! includes works by iconic women singer/songwriters who changed the texture of American Popular Music with their deeply personal and timeless songs including works: Annie Lennox,Janis Ian, Carole King, Phoebe Snow, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Laura Nyro, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Amanda McBroom, and Melissa Manchester, among others... Maureen also pays tribute to her "early singing sisters:" Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Annie Ross, who paved the way by writing their own signature songs. The performance includes: "Heart Like A Wheel," "Natural Woman," "I Feel The Earth Move," "Poetry Man," "Help Me," "At Seventeen," "Come In From The Rain," "A Tisket, A Tasket," "God Bless The Child," and more! With music director Jeff Harris on piano and Jay Leonhart on bass. $40-60 cover charge. $80-100 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SONGBOOK, March 10 at 9:30PM:
Columbia University Songbook is dedicated to showcasing material created by past and present musical theatre luminaries, who have been affiliated with Columbia University throughout the years. Featured in this concert are classic works by songwriting partners Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein/Lorenz Hart and John Kander and Fred Ebb, as well as contemporary works by songwriting partners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey; Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk; Benjamin Velez and Katie Hathaway; playwright and librettist David Henry Hwang; composer/lyricists Peter Lerman and Rick Hip-Flores, as well as Columbia University's oldest performing arts tradition, The Varsity Show. The evening will include selected material from well-known and beloved shows to material that has only been heard within the campus gates! Columbia University Songbook is produced by Danielle Gautier and directed by Laura Pietropinto, with Musical Direction by Rick Hip-Flores and Associate Musical Direction by Solomon Hoffman. The concert's mission is to create a community of artists from Columbia University, by bringing together a cast of alumni actors who are working professionally as well as current undergraduate and MFA actors on the stage at 54 Below. Featuring special guest appearances and performances by: Lauren Cipoletti (Heathers the Musical), Brittany Coleman (The Two Gentleman of Verona at The Old Globe), Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark), Katie Hathaway (Afterland), Rick Hip-Flores (Jacques Brel Returns, Rocky, We Will Rock You), Devin Ilaw (Les Miserables, M. Butterfly), Kait Kerrigan (Henry and Mudge, The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown), Tom Kitt (If/Then, Next to Normal), Peter Lerman (Brooklynite at The Vineyard), Megan McGinnis (Little Women, Les Miserables), Adrienne Paquin (Ogunquit Playhouse's Young Frankenstein, Gloucester Stage's Carnival), Benjamin Velez (Afterland, Pain in the Aztec), Donna Vivino (Wicked, Hairspray, Les Miserables), Michael Anthony Walsh (The Count of Monte Cristo, Bill W. And Dr. Bob), Emily Walton (Peter and the Starcatcher, August: Osage County) and Columbia University's The Varsity Show. $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
MARK NADLER, March 11 at 7PM:
"New York City may be crawling with contenders for the coveted imaginary title Mr. Show Business, but my vote would go to Mark Nadler, the hyperkinetic piano man and pop nostalgist who displays such voracious exuberance... he's an immensely talented latter-day Al Jolson." -Stephen Holden, The New York Times. $35-45 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
PAUL IACONO, March 11 at 9:30PM:
Star of G.B.F., FAME, and MTV's The Hard Times Of RJ Berger, Paul Iacono returns to the New York nightclub scene in his debut musical memoir, WHERE'S THE F*CKING KID? From being discovered on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" at age eight to surviving leukemia and Elaine Stritch, Paul sends up his former child actor days and the larger-than-life women who made him the bawdy little monster he is today. Reunited onstage with Grammy & Emmy Award-winning music director John McDaniel ("The Rosie O'Donnell Show," Annie Get Your Gun, Grease) and directed by Aaron Mark (Another Medea, Patti Issues), Paul swings through unconventional adolescence with painfully hilarious results. $35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
LET'S DUET!, March 12 at 9:30PM:
Let's Duet! is a celebration of the great songs from the radio, movies and Broadway that have demonstrated the very unique power of two killer voices sounding off simultaneously. The evening will feature a spectacular set list of duets sung by Aaron Ramey (Bridges of Madison County, Young Frankenstein), Brian Charles Rooney (Threepenny Opera, Bed Bugs The Musical), Ashley Loren ("American Idol," Jekyll & Hyde), and Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, Bare), as well as a performance from Broadway musician Justin Goldner, led by the incomparable Matt Gallagher. The comedy, pathos and passion that can be expressed when two singers inhabit the same piece of music is breath-taking and instantly memorable. Be there to hear the power of some of your favorite duets live. Sure, everyone loves to hear a spectacular voice in concert. But if one is so good, well then two at the same time?! That's just magic - so let's duet!! $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
A CELEBRATION OF CMU, March 12 at 11:30PM:
In their final semester, the graduating class of Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama ventures to New York and Los Angeles to meet with industry professionals in hopes of launching their future careers. In support of this endeavor and to honor their scholastic community, the students will perform a cabaret featuring song either written by alumni of Carnegie Mellon, or from shows in which graduates have once performed. With the generous support of 54 Below, a portion of ticket sales will be donated to these efforts. Thank you for joining us this evening - "we've got magic to do!" $10 cover charge. $25 premium seating. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.
A SOPHISTICATED LADIES REUNION, March 13 at 9:30PM:
It's a Sophisticated Reunion 34 years in the making! Sophisticated Ladies opened on Broadway, in March of 1981, so join the fun at 54 Below when original cast members and co-stars Valarie Pettiford, Terri Klausner, and Ty Stephens reunite. This terrific trio met doing the show, and have remained best buddies for over three decades. You'll thrill to some of The Duke's greatest hits, and these talented entertainers will also bring elements of their individual acts to the evening. You will take the A Train on a thrill ride that will make you holler Hit Me With A Hot Note and I Love You Madly to these award-winning performers, under the brilliant musical direction of Ron Abel. $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
SAM UNDERWOOD: A SECOND IMPRESSION, March 14 at 9:30PM:
Sam Underwood, best known for his work on TV shows Dexter, Homeland, and The Following, leaves the psychopathic serial killer at home for one night to get back to his roots, presenting an evening of song and dance (thats right!). Featuring some special guest artists and a range of musical styles, from Broadway to Pop, there's no need to be afraid of Sam this evening! Sam will be joined by guest stars Julia Murney (Wicked, Lennon), Valorie Curry ("House of Lies," "The Following"), Tessa Fairey (Rockabye Hamlet, Supersoldier), Carly Menkin (Byuiyoo, Occupy! the musical), and Breighanna Minnema (The Bully, Gotta Getta Girl). Musical direction by David Caldwell. Produced by Shoshana Feinstein. $30-40 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
DANIEL QUADRINO, March 14 at 11:30PM:
Broadway favorite, and former Newsie and "Lost Boy" Daniel Quadrino makes his solo concert debut with Ain't Been Done at 54 Below. Known for his pure tone, charming song interpretation, and effortless pop-rock styling, Daniel will be debuting his original songs, as well as singing hits by from the artists who have influences his writing - Jessie J, Sam Smith, Jason Mraz and more. When Quadrino steps into the spotlight, this is one musical coming-of-age you will NOT want to miss! In December of 2014 Quadrino made his network television debut in NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" as "Bunting," one of the "Lost Boys." He was also recently played "Albert" in the Broadway cast of Disney's Newsies, and made his debut in the 2009 revival of Bye Bye Birdie. He is a proud graduate of Pace University. The evening will be music directed and produced by Benjamin Rauhala, and will feature David Cinquegrana on the guitar, Alan Stevens Hewitt on the bass, Jeremy Yaddaw on the drums, and Rauhala on the piano. $15 cover charge. $35 premium seating. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.
54 SINGS A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, March 15 at 7PM & 9:30PM:
Tony Award-winning writing team Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty and Tony Award winner Terrence McNally's musical A Man Of No Importance comes to 54 Below for an all-star concert presentation. The show played off-Broadway at Lincoln Center in 2002, winning the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Since then it has become a beloved piece done by theaters all over the world. The score of A Man Of No Importance, including songs such as "Princess," "The Streets of Dublin," and "Love Who You Love," is treasured by musical theatre fans. Come hear the gorgeous songs by Ahrens and Flaherty that tell the story of an amateur theater group in Dublin. They are determined to stage a version of Oscar Wilde's Salome at their church despite the objections of church authorities. Their leader, bus driver Alfie Byrne, must also comes to terms with his sexuality when confronted with the possibility of love. The concert version of A Man Of No Importance will feature an all-star cast singing this glorious score from this beautiful show. Featuring: Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Young Frankenstein, Chicago, Finian's Rainbow), Three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Next To Normal), Tony nominee Douglas Sills (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Living On Love, Lady Be Good, Little Shop Of Horrors), Tony and Olivier winner Jim Norton (Of Mice And Men, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Finian's Rainbow), Rose Hemingway (How To Succeed...), James Snyder (If/Then), with Ryan Andes, Klea Blackhurst, Lauren Blackman, Janet Dickinson, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Jennifer Simard and Andy Taylor. Produced and Directed by T. Oliver Reid and Musical Direction by Shawn Gough. $40-50 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.