Casts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next Month

This March, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Below, find the schedule for upcoming events over the next month.

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March 1 at 7PM

$65-75 cover charge. $115 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Join some of Broadway's brightest stars for an evening of music and laughter to raise money for Bushel and a Peck, a charitable organization in honor and memory of Jack Navin. Performers for the evening will include Stephanie J. Block, Laura Osnes, Aaron Lazar, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kate Wetherhead, Eisa Davis, Kenita Miller, Julia Murney and Benjamin Scheuer. Georgia Stitt will be joining as music director for the night. Bushel and a Peck is dedicated to enriching the lives of toddlers and young children by providing scholarships, high quality educational resources, and by supporting creative and healthy learning environments. The profits from the evening will help support the mission of the foundation.


March 1 at 9:30PM & 11:30PM

$40-55 cover charge. $80-85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

The Altar Boyz are back! March 1, 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Altar Boyz opening off-Broadway and to celebrate we're bring back a multitude of boys to perform their hit songs. Starring dozens of ALTAR BOYZ alumni, including original cast members, as well as special appearances by creators Gary Adler, Kevin Del Aguila, and Michael Patrick Walker. Join us for this one night only event to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the smash hit ALTAR BOYZ. Music directed by Jason Loffredo. Produced by Shoshana Feinstein. Featuring: Andrew Call, Jim Daly, Mitch Dean, Tim Dolan, Ryan Duncan, James Royce Edwards, Carlos L. Encinias, Neil Haskell, David Josefsberg, Andy Karl, Kevin Kern, Joey Khoury, Tyler Maynard, Travis Nesbitt, Mauricio Perez, Ryan J. Ratliff, Nick Sanchez and Daniel Torres.


March 2 at 7PM & 11:30PM

$35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

For one night only at 54 Below, hear the songs of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey as you've never heard them before! Featuring the work of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning songwriters of If/Then, Next to Normal and the upcoming The Visitor and starring the cast of If/Then, this special concert will feature some of Kitt & Yorkey's most popular songs, and some rarities, all presented in a surprising and unexpected one-night-only event. Featuring: Joe Cassidy, Jenn Colella, Charles Hagerty, Janet Krupin, Tamika Lawrence, Megan Lewis, Deedee Magno-Hall, Tyler McGee, Ryan Redmond and Jason Tam. (Cast subject to change.)


March 2 at 9:30PM

$80-90 cover charge. $135 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

The original cast and band of Sting's musical The Last Ship reunite to celebrate their run with an eclectic evening themed around seafaring songs. Proceeds will go to support Wallsend Boys Club in the north of England, which was founded by shipbuilders. With performances by: Eric Anderson, Ethan Applegate, Fred Applegate, Dawn Cantwell, Jeremy Davis, Bradley Dean, Alyssa DiPalma, Michael Esper, Colby Foytik, David Michael Garry, Timothy Gulan, Shawna M. Hamic, Rich Hebert, Todd A. Horman, Sarah Hunt, Sean Jenness, Collin Kelly-Sordelet, Aaron Lazar, Drew McVety, Jimmy Nail, Johnny Newcomb, Matthew Stocke, Cullen R. Titmas, Sally Ann Triplett, Rachel Tucker and Jeremy Woodard.The Last Ship band:Rob Mathes - piano, music supervisor, Dan Lipton - piano, music director, Sonny Paladino - piano, associate music director, Matt Beck - guitars, Joe Bonadio - drums, Pete Donovan - bass, Trey Files - drums, Lisa Gutkin- violin, Chris Layer - pipes, flutes, Mick McAuley - melodeon, Martha McDonnell - violin, Emily Hope Price - cello and Paul Woodiel - violin. (Lineup subject to change.)


March 3 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$65-75 cover charge. $115 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

In a one-night-only concert engagement, Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus look back at their time on "Smash"and sing the songs that inspired the creation of their characters, as well as trunk songs from the "Bishop & Collins" songbook. Audiences can expect to hear songs featured in the second season of "Smash," as well as contemporary classics from the musical theater canon and some of the pop/rock tunes featured on the show. In season two of "Smash," Jordan, Mientus, and Rodriguez played burgeoning musical theater writers "Jimmy Collins," "Kyle Bishop," and an ambitious actress "Ana Vargas," respectively. The three actors have since starred in Hit List, the meta-musical from the second season of "Smash" at 54 Below last winter, and have continued to excel both on stage and screen while remaining the closest of friends. The evening reunites the trio with director Joshua Safran, who was the showrunner of season two of "Smash," and music director Benjamin Rauhala, who collaborated with the team on Hit List. The evening was conceived by Rauhala and Safran, and is produced by Rauhala.


March 4 at 7PM

$25-35 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"The musical by the talented Fabisch, who wrote the book, music and lyrics for this...provides the audience a ringside seat for an evening of unabashed hilarity." - Huffington Post. You know that group of relatives that you don't want to invite, but you have to anyway? Well, they're all here. Join us for the concert version of this all original new musical comedy, where the story takes place, well, at a Bar Mitzvah. Ruth, the matriarch of the bunch is the overbearing Jewish mother, butting into everyone's business - especially her daughter Sarah. Poor Sarah is just trying to make it through the event without one more person commenting on why she's not married yet. And father Irv rounds out the trio as he pretends he can't hear a word of what his wife is saying. Along comes Cousin Barry and his "girlfriend" Gina, a beautiful Italian manicurist, which of course leaves everyone confused because they all thought that Barry was gay! And then there's Matthew, the mystery man...who's also, (wait for it) a doctor! After two successful runs in New Jersey (The Warehouse and The Forum Theatre) the crazy relatives are here and ready to talk behind your back. Sue Fabisch is the author of Motherhood the Musical which has played to sold-out houses around the US as well as in Scotland and in a two-year tour around Australia. She is the writer (book, music and lyrics) of David Michael Finkelstein's Bar Mitzvah. With Julie Waldman-Stiel (Cats, Fiddler on the Roof), Paul Whelihan (The Flame Keeper, Fiddler on the Roof), Joseph Spiotta (On the Town, Hairspray), Alicia Cordero (In the Heights), Arnaldo Ortiz (In the Heights, Children of Fatima), Cindy Summers (I Love You, You're Perfect Now Change; Nine) and Music Direction by Deborah Martin (New Jersey Shakespeare Festival).


March 4 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Everyone knows there's no hammier ham than a writer, but writers don't usually get to perform work other than their own... UNTIL NOW! Some of the best musical theater composers and writers in the biz will perform the songs of Kinosian & Blair (Murder For Two). Kinosian & Blair's many comedy songs (and, like, two serious songs) have been described as "smart, sharp-witted" (Bloomberg), "bawdy yet intelligent" (TheatreMania), and "size XXL crazypants" (Chicago Theater Beat), "combin[ing] an old-fashioned yen for Frank Loesser... with an ear of contemporary humor" (The Wall Street Journal), and The New York Times proclaimed their musical Murder For Two "ingenious." They are the recipients of a Joseph Jefferson Award, a Drama Desk Award nomination, and the ASCAP Foundation's Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award. Featuring performances by: Jill Abramovitz, Jeff Blumenkrantz, John Bucchino, Kait Kerrigan, Pete Mills, Patricia Noonan, Adam Overett, Alexander Sage Oyen, Benjamin Scheuer, Alan Schmuckler, Charlie Sohne, Sarah Ziegler and more to be announced!


March 5 at 7PM

$30-40 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"Erin Davie and Emily Padgett portray the Hilton twins of Side Show with layered complexity and pin-you-to-your-seat vocal chops. They bring alive the sisters' conflicted but loving relationship with extraordinary grace, and unite in exquisite, heart-rending harmony." -The New York Times. They said they would never leave you and now they're back! Emily Padgett (Rock of Ages, Grease, Legally Blonde) and Erin Davie (Grey Gardens, A Little Night Music, The Mystery of Edwin Drood) come to you straight from the recent Broadway revival of Side Show. Experience the duo who took Broadway by storm this season, receiving rave reviews for their performances as Daisy and Violet Hilton. Join the two starlets as they sing hits from Side Show as well as other songs that led them to the freak show...


March 5 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

A sexy electric reinvention of a classic comedy of rebellion, love, freedom, and redemption, VERY VERY is the new musical that turns Shakespeare's As You Like It into a full-out rock concert. The night features Rebecca Naomi Jones (Fortress of Solitude, American Idiot), Alysha Umphress (On the Town, American Idiot), Joe Carroll (Cinderalla, Once), Kacie Sheik (Hair), Theo Stockman (Hair, American Idiot), Matt Hydzik (Side Show, West Side Story), Ben Roseberry (The Lion King), Sara Kapner (Bare), Kasie Gasparini (Mamma Mia), show creators Zac Lasher (U-Melt, Bebe Buell Band, Maggie Rose), Jay Leibowitz (The Acting Company, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey) and more to be announced soon. VERY VERY tells the story of Rosalind and Orlando, two young lovers who flee the tyranny of home only to reunite in a sexually charged and confusingly passionate exile. Songs feature a modern rock vocabulary from various genres blended together in Zac Lasher's unique compositional style and Jay Leibowitz's lyrics, which cleverly deconstruct Shakespeare's original text. VERY VERY was originally conceived by Jason King Jones (The Acting Company, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and Associate Artistic Director at Olney Theatre Center) and has been in development since April of 2012. Two free industry concert readings of the show, directed by Jason King Jones, music directed by Zac Lasher, and produced by Jay Leibowitz, were performed to great acclaim on March 4th, 2013 at the legendary Gibson-Baldwin Showroom in midtown Manhattan.


March 5 at 11:30PM

$10 cover charge. $25 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

Actor Therapygoes 54 Below! Hosted by award-winning composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver (35mm, Darling) and Broadway actress Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Dogfight, Godspell), Actor Therapy, is a series of masterclasses for performers looking to improve their auditions, build a better book, and expand their understanding of what it means to be an actor and song interpreter in New York today. Join us as we celebrate the alumni of this awesome program!


March 6 at 7PM

$35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

For more than 70 years, composer and lyricist Ervin Drake had a remarkably varied career, including extensive work as a television producer, songwriter of great hits, and acvitist on behalf on songwriters. We remember him for his music. The community mourns Ervin Drake's recent passing and celebrates his life in song in this evening dedicated to the legendary man who made it to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. With hits like "Tico Tico," "The Rickety Rickshaw Man," "It Was A Very Good Year," "Good Morning Heartache," "Father of Girls," and "I Believe," Ervin Drake had many "very good years." Featuring performances from: Jeff Harnar, Lauren Fox, Eric Yves Garcia, Maxine Linehan, T. Oliver Reid, Sidney Myer, Stacy Sullivan, Carol Woods, DeeDee Bridgewater, Tom Moore, Corinna Sowers-Adler and Carole J. Bufford with Music direction by Jon Weber, musical director and on bass is Ray Kilday.


March 6 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Kirsten Wyatt, one of Broadway's favorite gypsies, is thrilled to be making her solo debut at 54 Below in Gypsy, Tramps and Elves. Kirsten will be seen this spring as Daisy Parks in the City Center Encores! production of Lady Be Good! On Broadway she has bounced from show to show (in true gypsy fashion) playing an assortment of tramps (Annie, High Fidelity, Grease,The Pajama Game), elves (Shrek, Elf, A Christmas Story) and even an elfin tramp-to-be (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown). And Kirsten has wowed audiences across the nation with her portrayal of Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (tramp), Charity in Sweet Charity (tramp), Peter Pan (elf) and Agnes Gooch in Mame (eventual tramp). Join her for an evening of celebrating the life of a wee character woman with a squeaky voice and the inevitable typecasting that goes along with it. Musical Direction by Joshua Zecher-Ross. Direction by Todd Buonopane.


March 6 at 11:30PM

$25 cover charge. $55 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

To celebrate Korean Independence Day (March 1), the multi-national Asian cast of Comfort Women: A New Musical presents a concert version of the show, written by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park and opening off-Broadway in Summer 2015. During World War II, approximately 200,000 women - and young girls - from across Asia were forced to provide sex at "comfort stations" to the Imperial Japanese Army. In Comfort Women, several women who survived the war tell stories of these times, which are often lost in (or hidden from) history books. Featuring Sandra Lee, Meagan Lee Hodson, Garett Taketa, Mark Andrew Garner, Daniel Kennedy, Edward Ikeguchi, Remi Yamazaki, Bomi Yim, Jann Punwattana, Tricia Fukuhara, Tomoka Iwata, Maggie Lalley, Paul Marquez, Eddy Lee, Edgar Cavazos and Kiwon Seong.


March 7 at 7PM

$35-45 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Elvis Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. A hit on pop, blues, and gospel charts, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music, with estimated album sales of than 600 million units worldwide. He was nominated for 14 competitive Grammys and won three, also receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at the age of just 36. In his short, mercurial life and career, he managed to be a colossal star in three decades, and continues to be one of the most iconic singer/actor/entertainers in the history of modern show business. Our celebration of The King will include his classic numbers, such as "Heartbreak Hotel," "Love Me Tender," "It's Now or Never," and many more! Scott Siegel, best known for creating more than 100 major concert events in New York City at venues like The Town Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center, brings together a stunning assemblage of Broadway and nightclub stars to honor The King. In a major nightclub concert event, expect Elvis Presley's Greatest Hits Performed by New York's Greatest Stars! Special Guest Star: Larry Gatlin (of The Gatlin Brothers) with 33 Top 40 Records, plus he wrote 2 songs Elvis recorded! Also Starring: Tony Nominee Martin Vidnovic, Drama Desk Nominee Ray McLeod, International nightclub star Lumiri Tubo, New York's most awarded nightclub vocalist Lennie Watts, Nightlife Award Winner Carole J. Bufford, Star of Side Show revival Emily Padgett, Musical Director Ian Herman and Produced, written, and hosted by NY Concert Impressario, Scott Siegel.


March 7 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Broadway's small but mighty Kenita Miller, of Xanadu, Dessa Rose, The Color Purple and more, makes her 54 Below solo debut with Lindsay Mendez, Margo Seibert, Stephen Flaherty and more joining her as special guests. The evening will feature music of composers Kenita has represented on the Broadway and New York stage, and the music of composers that Kenita hopes to one day perform on Broadway. This one night only event will feature contemporary and standard musical theatre songs, blues, and jazz.


March 7 at 11:30PM

$20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

MuseMatch is a Musical Theater Blind Date Collaboration, where composers are paired with singers they don't know and are asked to share their deepest, personal joys and fears; and make a song together. All for charity. Cast: Amy Toporek, Jared Zirilli, Ali Gordon, Shakina Nayfack, Brian Charles Rooney, Laura Hall, Norman Payne, Wade McCollum, Harrison Chad, Ashley Betton, Grace McLean, Jessica Crouch and Sam Bolen. Composers: Adam Wachter, Jonathan Keebler and Ryan Korell, Madeline Myers, Teresa Lotz, Scotty Arnold, Andrew Gerle, Heathcliff Saunders, Joe and David Zellnik, Eli Bolin, F Michael Haynie, Paul Gordon, Kathleen Tagg and Sophia Jaff and Ben Bonnema.


March 8 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$40-50 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Look What Happened to Mabel! Jerry Herman's beloved score explodes onto the stage of 54 Below in this one night only musical extravaganza. Tap Your Troubles Away when some of Broadway and cabaret's finest regale you with tunes including I Won't Send Roses, Movies Were Movies, Wherever He Ain't and of course, Time Heals Everything. Part of our 54 Sings series, we bring you scores galore as we salute the tunes of some of our all time favorite musicals. We Promise You a Happy Ending! Starring: Brent Barrett, Carole J. Bufford, Beth Leavel, Sean McDermott, Molly Pope, Brian Charles Rooney, Kelli Rabke, Lee Roy Reams, Emily Skinner and Donna Vivino. Featuring: Natalie Arneson, Michael Ruoco, Lisa Sabin, Charlie Stevens, Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman, Music Direction by John Fischer and Directed and Hosted by Phil Geoffrey Bond.


March 9 at 7 & 9:30PM

$50-60 cover charge. $110 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

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.


March 9 at 11:30PM

$10 cover charge. $25 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

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.


March 10, 12, 13, & 14 at 7PM

$40-60 cover charge. $80-100 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

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!


March 10 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum

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/lyricistsPeter 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), Brandon Victor Dixon (The Color Purple, Motown), Laura Griffith (The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific), Rick Hip-Flores (Jacques Brel Returns, Rocky, We Will Rock You), 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) and Columbia University's The Varsity Show.


March 11 & 25 at 7PM

$35-45 cover charge. $65-70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"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.


March 11 & 18 at 9:30PM

$30-45 cover charge. $65-75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

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.


March 12 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

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), Hannah Elless (Godspell, Bright Star), and Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, Bare), as well as performances from Broadway musicians Justin Goldner, Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, and Randy Landau, 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!!


March 12 at 11:30PM

$10 cover charge. $25 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

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 and beverage minimum or two drinks.


March 13 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

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.


March 14 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

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! Musical direction by David Caldwell. Produced by Shoshana Feinstein.


March 14 at 11:30PM

$15 cover charge. $35 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

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, Justin Goldner on the bass, Jeremy Yaddaw on the drums, and Rauhala on the piano.


March 15 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$40-50 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Tony Award-winning writing team Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty and Tony Award winner Terrence McNally'smusical 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), Douglas Sills (Living On Love, Lady Be Good, Little Shop Of Horrors),Rose Hemingway (How To Succeed...), Jim Norton (Of Mice And Men, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Finian's Rainbow)with Ryan Andes, Klea Blackhurst, Lauren Blackman, Ben Crawford, Janet Dickinson, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Jennifer Simard and Andy Taylor. Produced and Directed by T. Oliver Reid and Musical Direction by Shawn Gough.


March 16 at 7PM

March 23 at 7PM

$35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"In the words of legendary tap dancer Maurice Hines, 'Class is like pornography. You know it when you see it.' Tony Yazbeck brings this elusive essence of old-timey Broadway class to his 54 Below debut, representing a dying breed of showmen that keeps the word debonair from falling into complete extinction."-Theatermania. The acclaimed star of this season's On the Town revival, perennial song and dance man Tony Yazbeck heats up the stage with the return of his 54 Below tour de force performance in The Floor Above Me, a thrilling evening of tenor melodies and tenacious tap dancing! The beloved Broadway vet-Gypsy (Tulsa), Little Me at Encores!, Chicago (Billy Flynn), Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Phil Davis), A Chorus Line (Al), Oklahoma!, Never Gonna Dance and NBC's "Smash"-will be joined by fellow Broadway hoofer and On The Town co-star Clyde Alves and tap dance sensation Melinda Sullivan ("So You Think You Can Dance," "Glee"). In this not-to-be-missed evening, with tunes spanning from MGM to Coldplay, Tony will weave tales from his first Broadway gig at age 11 (as a Newsboy in Tyne Daly's Gypsy) to his recent turn as Tulsa in the Patti LuPone revival, as well as share anecdotes from the professional and personal journey that has established him as a stalwart New York song and dance man. Please join Tony Yazbeck at 54 Below for The Floor Above Me (with musical direction and arrangements by Jerome Korman, evening co-written and co-directed by Howard Emanuel & Tony Yazbeck) for an unforgettable evening of story, song and dance!


March 16 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

The team from the acclaimed concert series is back with 15 stand-out performances from the past seven Broadway Sings concerts. Over a dozen Broadway performers will be accompanied by a 7-piece jazz band playing the dynamic arrangements from the series the New York Times calls "sheer brilliance." Past concerts include Broadway Sings Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Justin Timberlake, and P!nk. The shows are produced by Corey Mach and music directed by Joshua Stephen Kartes. @BroadwaySings. The concert will feature performances from: Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Jay Armstrong Johnson (On the Town, Hands on a Hardbody), Eric Michael Krop(Godspell), Corey Mach (Hands on a Hardbody, Godspell), Tracy McDowell (Motown), Saycon Sengbloh (Holler If Ya Hear Me, Hair), Libby Servais (Lysistrata Jones, Wicked), Keala Settle (Les Miserables, Hands on a Hardbody), Alysha Umphress (On the Town, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Raena White (The Lion King).


March 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21 at 7PM

$50-60 cover charge. $95-105 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Mr. Vereen is a song and dance man who never lets up. He wins you over with his sheer energy, good will and showbiz know-how." -The New York Times. "The 65-years-young star is expending enough energy up there to power all of the Big Apple." -Theatermania. Join Ben Vereen at 54 Below for an unforgettable evening of song and story. The Broadway legend returns to our stage with his acclaimed show Steppin' Out, including new songs! The New York Daily News wrote, "Vereen blows onto the stage with a gale force ready to sweep the audience up, up and away"... so be prepared to be knocked off your feet by this riveting performance. A Tony and Drama Desk Award winner for his renowned performance in Bob Fosse's Pippin, Mr. Vereen's Broadway credits include: Wicked, I'm Not Rappaport, Chicago, Hair, Fosse, Jelly's Last Jam, Jesus Christ Superstar, and A Christmas Carol. In 2010, Ben completed a successful run in the world premiere ofFetch Clay, Make Man, directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys) at the McCarter Theatre. Film: Idlewild, All That Jazz,Sweet Charity, Funny Lady (Golden Globe nomination), Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Once Upon a Forest. Television: The legendary television miniseries "Roots," "How I Met Your Mother" (recurring), "Grey's Anatomy" (Prism Award), Tyler Perry's "House of Payne," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," Hallmark's "An Accidental Friendship" (NAACP nomination), "Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, Louis Armstrong" - "Chicago Style," "Ellis Island" (Golden Globe Nomination), Anne Rice's "Feast of All Saints," "Zoobilee Zoo," and "Star Trek - The Next Generation." Ben's most recent feature film was Paramount Studios' Top Five starring Chris Rock and is co-starring with Richard Gere in the upcoming Time Out Of Mind.


March 17 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"All the elements of a great evening of cabaret come together in Richard Sings Burton - The Songs of Burton Lane. Richard Holbrook has a pleasing personality, excellent voice and interpretive skills, and the show was imaginatively directed by Dick Barclay. The room was crowded to capacity with an enthusiastic audience, and the evening was filled with songs by one of our truly great composers of American Popular Music." - Cabaret Exchange. Richard Holbrook: Richard Sings Burton - The Songs of Burton Lane is a musical tribute to this celebrated composer, beginning in the 1930's when Lane was a tunesmith of Broadway revues, continuing through his career at M-G-M as a popular motion picture songwriter of over thirty films and finally climaxing with his renowned Broadway musicals Finian's Rainbow and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever. The musical selections included in this show are songs written by Burton Lane with celebrated lyricists such as Ira Gershwin, Frank Loesser, Harold Adamson, Ralph Freed, and of course, Alan Jay Lerner and E.Y. "Yip" Harburg. MAC nominee for Best Male Vocalist Holbrook is accompanied by the fabulous Tom Nelson Trio, featuring Nelson as musical director and pianist. The evening is directed by Academy Award-winning documentary film maker Richard Barclay. Come see the unforgettable cabaret evening that the Times Square Chronicles notes is, "Richard Holbrook, with a beautiful voice, at the top of his game - performing a great tribute to Burton Lane's multi-faceted song writing career."


March 19 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

After the overwhelming success of 54 Below Sings Elaine Stritch, Director Eric Ulloa and Music Director Nate Pattenreturn to the venue to bring you an evening blending the artistic communities of New York City. My F#*ked Up Valentinetakes you on a journey through the joys and perils of dating in NYC, as told through the eyes of this city's best Broadway, literary and comedic talents. Featuring performances from: Poppi Kramer (Bill Cunningham Show, VH1, "The Biggest Loser"), Isaac Oliver (Author of Intimacy Idiot), Ben Rimalower (Bad With Money, Patti Issues), Matteo Lane (Comedy Central, MTV), Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music), Jeremy Benton (42nd Street), Cady Huffman (The Producers) and Kate Rockwell (Bring It On, Rock of Ages). Directed by Eric Ulloa, Music Directed by Nate Patten,Produced by Eric Ulloa and Dena Kology and the evening will be a benefit for The LGBT Center.


March 20 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Late nights in Prohibition-era NYC you could find singer Helen Morgan iconically perched on the piano at her club, relying too much on brandy and 'torching' until even the most hardened gangster wept into his beer. 2013 MetroStar WinnerLauren Stanford brings Helen Morgan back to life in More Than You Know. Directed by Eric Michael Gillett with Music Direction by Mike Pettry, the play contains songs the chanteuse made famous, including Jerome Kern's "Bill" and "Why Was I Born." Stanford wrote the piece, a dramatic recreation of Helen Morgan's final night in residency at NYC's Simplon Club. Lauren Stanford was just named by Nitelife Exchange as one of the 25 People In Cabaret To Watch In 2015.


March 21 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"And now there's Carole J. Bufford, a sizzling cabaret performer who offers the fullest realization I can remember of a 1920s girl gone wild. Ms. Bufford has a bright, rangy voice and big blue eyes that emit snapping electrical charges. She can be dangerous, but she is also funny." -Stephen Holden, The New York Times. The Oldest Profession has always fired the artist's imagination. Whether in song, on a canvas or printed page, those girls of the night have glowed with danger, of the carnal and the chaotic. Now on the heels of her prior successes, Carole J. Bufford presents Heart of Gold: A Portrait of the Oldest Profession. Audiences will be treated to music immortalized by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Ethel Waters, Julie London, Libby Holman, Elton John, Donna Summer, Liza Minnelli, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and more! Carole peers behind the drapes at this age-old trade with material spanning over a century. So come, step on in, if you dare, if you're intrigued... to be met by the most vital, the most enthralling women you've ever dreamed of. If their wit and courage doesn't capture you, their heartache will. Experience and give into Heart of Gold: A Portrait of the Oldest Profession. One Night Only!


March 21 at 11:30PM

$35 cover charge. $55 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

SONDHEIMAS is the annual quasi-religious celebration of the birth of the savior of musical theater, Stephen Sondheim. The team that brought you last year's sold-out show at 54 Below is back with another raucous celebration of the man, the music, and the mythos. Expect songs familiar and obscure, irreverent schtick, and a warm holiday feeling that can only come from a gathering of the faithful celebrating together. Featuring George Abud (Allegro), Nikka Graff Lanzarone(Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Liz Larsen (Beautiful), Orville Mendoza (Passion), Molly Pope (Found),Sal Viviano (Closer Than Ever), puppeteer Scottie Rowell, and Playbill's Robbie Rozelle, with more cast members to be announced. Produced by David Levy and Maggie Larkin. Musical Direction by Andrei Strizek.


March 22 at 7PM

$30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

The Third Annual Broadway Charity Songs Concert (produced by Broadway Gives Back) will debut 12 songs written by 12 award-winning composers written for 12 outstanding charity organizations. This year's concert will feature new works by award-winning composers Jeff Blumenkrantz, Henry Krieger, Sting and Brian Yorkey, Andrew Lippa, Benj Pasekand Justin Paul, Adam Gwon, David Friedman, Lewis Flinn, Andy Monroe, Timothy Huang, Nadav Wiesel, Nolan Livesay and Nathan Brisby, Andre Catrini, and Jonathan Breit. Performers will include some of the best of Broadway. Broadway Gives Back seeks to be one of the many ways those in need know that they have a friend in the Broadway community. By partnering with non-profit organizations, Broadway Gives Back produces award-winning art that makes a difference.


March 22 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Featuring Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena, Telly Leung, Lauren Pritchard, Frenie Acoba, and more to be announced! Back by popular demand! An evening of original songs by Drama Desk-nominated orchestrator/arranger Lynne Shankel. Lynne will be joined onstage by some of New York's finest talent for a fun-filled evening of her blend of pop, R&B, swing and musical theatre. ShankTunes will feature songs from the recent Off-Broadway production of bare, as well as premieres of brand new songs. The evening will be directed by Stafford Arima. Lynne Shankel is best known for her arrangements and orchestrations of musicals such as Altar Boyz, Allegiance, and Cry-Baby. She has written arrangements for dozens of artists including Lea Salonga, Chita Rivera, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez, and Chester Gregory. She has orchestrated for composers including Stephen Flaherty, David Bryan, Matt Sklar and Zachary Redler.


March 24 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$35-45 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Children of Eden is one of the world's most performed musicals despite its never having been on Broadway. The story and score are among the most beloved of all time. 54 Below invites to you experience the glory of this incredible musical in a presentation produced and directed by Scott Coulter that features composer Stephen Schwartz and members of the original cast, including Kelli Rabke and Darius de Haas, performing songs including "Stranger to the Rain," "Spark of Creation," "Lost in the Wilderness," "In Whatever Time We Have," and more. The all-star cast will be backed by a chorus of rising stars singing the songs and telling the stories of us all - the Children of Eden.


March 26 & 27 at 7PM

March 28 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$50-60 cover charge. $95 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

In this intimate evening highlighting her newly-released 20th album, You Gotta Love the Life, Melissa Manchestercelebrates not only 40 years as a Grammy Award-winning performer and songwriter, but also a renewed independence and vitality. Join Manchester in her 54 Below debut to hear all-new originals, covers of enduring classics, and her own hits. "This ... is my testimony of what I know to be true. Not anybody else's version of telling me what a good idea it would be, but my own hard won sense of who I am and what I have been through and what I have learned," she says. With You Gotta Love the Life, Manchester embraces the sum total of her multi-faceted career with verve and vibrancy. And while she may have more experience than she did when she got her start, her passion and drive remain undiminished. "My hunger is the same hunger I had when I was 17," she says. Manchester's career is remarkable not only for its longevity and accomplishments, but for its versatility. Following her stint as a founding member of Bette Midler's Harlettes, Manchester's tremendously successful solo career brought her critical and commercial acclaim. The "Midnight Blue" singer received her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance for the Peter Allen/Carole Bayer Sager-penned "Don't Cry Out Loud," winning the Grammy in that category in 1979 then again for four years later for "You Should Hear How She Talks About You." Two songs she performed, "Through The Eyes Of Love" and "The Promise," were nominated for Oscars in the same year. She has appeared on both the large screen in movies (For The Boys) and small screen in television (Blossom), as well as the stage, including co-creating the Ovation-nominated ballroom dance extravaganza Fascinating Rhythms.


March 26 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $55 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Out Of The Blue comes to the big apple from Oxford University. This student-run all-male a cappella group sings an eclectic mix of songs, focusing on covers of modern rock and pop hits. A sensation in England, they were semi-finalists in "Britain's Got Talent," have won numerous competitions and to date have produced 14 studio albums, three live albums and one compilation album. As part of their mission they regularly donate and create charity singles to benefit Helen & Douglas House, the world's first children's hospice. They are all accomplished in both academics and music and these talented young men will leave you wanting more. With millions of fans including many well known celebrities, there is no doubt you will want to join the group or start your own. A cappella is hot!


March 27 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"A talented quartet of men who sing and play instruments - got its start in Provincetown and brilliantly fuses pop and classical music from Madonna to Beethoven."- The New York Times. The all-male string quartet Well-Strung has been receiving rave reviews at 54 Below and all over the world, from the House of Blues in New Orleans to the Leicester Square Theatre in London. Well-Strung's brand new show Popssical, directed by Donna Drake, is written by the quartet. It includes musical arrangements by David Levinson, Well-Strung and Bruce Carter with videos by Randy Rainbow. The foursome features classical musicians who sing and in "Popssical" the group puts their own spin on the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, U2, Miley Cyrus, One Direction, Madonna and more. Highlights include U-2's "With or Without You," Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, One Direction's That's What Makes You Beautiful, one of Beethoven's Razumovsky Quartets and the Ravel string quartet in F major.


March 27 at 11:30PM

$15 cover charge. $30 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

A Night with Kent State University, celebrating the Kent State Musical Theatre program. This one night only concert features Kent State University undergrads as well as alumni Elizabeth Casper (Rock of Ages, Hair, Grease), Justin Gentry (Saturday Night Fever), and more TBA! The performance will be directed by John Moauro (Hair) with music direction by Vincent Ester.


March 28 at 11:30PM

$15 cover charge. $35 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

Why do girls always sing songs about boys while guys sing about fun things like death, ambition, success, and dreams? Why are songs for ladies all "Where is my man?" "I love my man," "Stand by your man", etc? These are the questionsIlana Gabrielle and Lindsay Lavin lamented over while brunching one cold Sunday morning-and they decided to do something about it. Join these two itty-bitty brunettes with big voices and a killer band as they get you grooving in a rocking concert featuring the music of MEN: Bruno Mars, The Beatles, Sam Smith, Rascal Flatts, and more. Music Direction by Drew Wutke.


March 30 at 7PM

$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

For one night only, the original cast of Kirsten Childs' The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin will reunite to present this singular show in concert and to share special stories about their time working on the show. Originally presented in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's 1998 Festival of New Musicals, the show had its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in May 2000. The production garnered much critical praise, several Drama Desk nominations, Lucille Lortel nominations and an Obie Award for Best Music & Lyrics; and won Childs' the Kleban, the Richard Rodgers, the Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla award and The Jonathan Larson grant. The concert will be directed by original cast member Jerry Dixon. Scheduled to appear: LaChanze, Cheryl Alexander, Natalie Venetia Belcon, Duane Boutte, Angel Desai, Darius deHaas, Jerry Dixon, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Felicia Finley, Robert Jason Jackson and Debra Walton.

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is the 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,

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