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Christine Ebersole, Cast of IF/THEN, Rachelle Rak & 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 or call (646) 476-3551.


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, Marc delaCruz, Charles Hagerty, Janet Krupin, LaChanze, Tamika Lawrence, Megan Lewis, Tyler McGee, Anthony Rapp, Ryann Redmond, Gabrielle Ruiz, Ann Sanders, James Snyder, Alex Michael Stoll, Pearl Sun and Jason Tam. $40-55 cover charge. $90 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.


David Michael Finkelstein's Bar Mitzvah, a new musical comedy by Sue Fabisch (Motherhood the Musical). "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). Music Direction by Deborah Martin (New Jersey Shakespeare Festival). $25-35 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.


Broadway Boyfriends Josh Canfield (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812) and Reed Kelly (Spider-Man, The Addams Family, Wicked) recently left Broadway behind and took on their most challenging roles yet as the masterminding power couple in this season of CBS's Survivor: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. They competed against one another on Survivor, but now the Broadway Boyfriends are back and joining forces to bring their talents to 54 Below. Join us for an evening of Broadway tunes that have either lasted throughout the years or were "voted off the island"; perhaps some stories about what it was like trying to Survive on a hit reality TV show more cut-throat than a men's ensemble dressing room; but certainly and most importantly, an evening a fun, frivolity and a Broadway guest star or two! On the show, Josh and Reed had to get by on a diet of mostly rice and fish, but you'll get to enjoy the delicious menu of 54 Below while taking in this unique evening of entertainment. So light your torches and get your Survivor Buffs ready for this epic night of "survival and show-tunes" at 54 Below. Featuring special guests Krysta Rodriguez (First Date, "Smash"), Elizabeth Judd (Bare, Spider-Man), Tess Soltau (Far From Heaven, The Addams Family), and Lauren Zakrin (Rock of Ages, Legally Blonde). $25-35 cover charge. $50 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.

CHRISTINE EBERSOLE, January 28, 29, 30 & 31 at 7PM:

54 Below is proud to present the return engagement of two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole following a sold out 2 week run of her new show "Big Noise From Winnetka." Christine's "stirring new show" as described by The New York Times' Stephen Holden, returns for 8 performances, with Musical Director Bette Sussman (Whitney Houston, Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler) leading Christine's 4 piece band and vocalist Tabitha Fair. The concert features both classic and re-imagined Broadway hits, pop and jazz classics and anecdotes about growing up. Winner of two Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical (42nd Street and Grey Gardens), Christine co-stars on the hit TBS series "Sullivan & Son" (now in its 3rd season). Christine has starred in film (Wolf of Wall Street), television ("Royal Pains") and has performed concerts in theaters and concert halls across the country, from The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall to The Pasadena and Boston Pops This past fall, Christine appeared in the PBS Television special "Michael Feinstein: Live from The Rainbow Room." $65-75 cover charge for 1/28. $60-70 cover charge for 1/29. $75-85 cover charge for 1/30 & 1/31. $110-135 premium seating. $30 food & beverage minimum.

RACHELLE RAK, January 29 at 9:30PM:

In her world premiere show, Sas with One S , Broadway's Rachelle Rak is going to share her strength, her passion, and her Sas with you. Rachelle has been performing in Broadway shows for over two decades. Her credits include Cats, Fosse, Thou Shalt Not, Oklahoma!, The Look of Love, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Catch Me If You Can. Rachelle is ferociously 44 and proud of it. This new mom has worked with some of the most talented people in show business and boy does she have a story to tell. From Broadway to Dance Moms to motherhood and back! This event will include songs from Starlight Express, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Fosse, The Jack Cole Project, Rachelle's signature song "SAS," and so much more. So come out and bring your Sas - or maybe it's time for you to find it - at 54 Below this January! With Musical Direction by Steven Jamail and special guest performers: Marty Thomas, Fred Tallaksen, Marissa Rosen, Angie Schworer, and Steven Skeels! $30-40 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.

GERIANNE PEREZ, January 29 at 11:30PM:

Gerianne Pérez is a newly emerging Latin-American actor on the front lines of the New York theatre scene driven to sing out like there's no tomorrow! The New York Times has recognized her wild and kinetic energy as that of a "fiery latina" and an "impressive singer..." whose voice is "...seemingly effortless". While Gerianne has been seen in an assortment of roles playing others, this night is solely Gerianne Pérez and her re-imagining of her favorite pop, rock, and musical theatre songs. Join us at 54 Below where Gerianne will take us on a ride for a night of hard-hitting tunes. Gerianne began her professional career in the award-winning production of Volleygirls at the Signature Theatre alongside Susan Blackwell and Monica Raymund (of SISU THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS ). This production was noted as the NYMF 2013 "Best of Fest", "Best Ensemble", "Most Promising New Musical", and Huffington Post's "one of the best shows of 2013. " She then went on to star in Bubble Boy at Hamilton Stage written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio creators of the hit films Despicable Me, Despicable Me II, and The Lorax, followed by another star turn as the classic Rizzo in Grease at North Shore Music Theatre. Gerianne has also developed roles in new musicals such as Eva in We are the Tigers (Over the Moon Productions), Chelsea in Fable (NYMF 2014), and Josefa in Revenge with Music for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s 2014 developmental reading series at Lincoln Center. She has appeared on stages from New York City to Shanghai, and venues including 54 Below, Joe's Pub, Town Hall, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and the Beacon Theater. Gerianne Pérez is a proud graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and their conservatory program at CAP21. In honor of her father, David Perkins, Gerianne will be collecting contributions at this event for a donation to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America. Featuring Gerianne Pérez, Ben Chavez & Monet Sabel, Directed by Zachary Infante, Music Direction by Stephen Flakus of A Night with Janis Joplin and Produced by Brídín Clements. $10 cover charge. $25 premium seating. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.


How did some of Broadway's high-flying actors get their start in New York City? They worked From the Ground Up - and with 5th Floor Theatre. Join the 5th Floor team and their Broadway and Off-Broadway alumni for an evening celebrating this underground not-for-profit theatre company at New York City's most celebrated underground nightclub. 5th Floor casts from past and present will reunite for some of their favorite songs, nods to past productions - including Urinetown, Debbie Does Dallas, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Assassins and more - and preview what's to come! With performances from: Jason Gotay (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, "Peter Pan Live!"), Tommy McDowell (American Idiot national tour), staff writer Michael Gioia, Ryan Knowles (We Will Rock You national tour), Jason Pintar (Titanic national tour), Mikah Horn (5th Floor's Debbie Does Dallas), Taylor Ferrara (NYMF's Propaganda), Charlie Stoop (5th Floor's Debbie Does Dallas), Stephanie Weatherly (Ghostlight), associate casting director Nikki Grillos, Nicole Hale (5th Floor's Debbie Does Dallas), Molly McAdoo (Stop the Virgens) and Michael Enright (Sondheim's Birthday at Carnegie Hall). $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.


A French Canadian, but not from Quebec, hailing all the way from Western Canada, Denis has established himself as one of the most exciting triple threats around. Having sung around the city in practically every cabaret venue you can think of in addition to concerts at Encores! and Carnegie Hall, Denis first appeared on Broadway in the revival of A Chorus Line and is set for this season's Doctor Zhivago. After exploring his formative years in his one man show Getting Tall, in his 54 Below debut he just wants to have a good time! So Denis has invited his friends Amy Jo Jackson (Dani Girl), Jared Joseph (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Chicago) & Mary Michael Patterson (The Phantom of the Opera) to help him sing some of his favorite tunes in a brand new show that celebrates and finds humor in his almost decade-long journey in New York City. Musical Direction by Jasper Grant and Directed by Diana Basmajian. $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.

ELLYN MARIE MARSH, January 31 at 11:30PM:

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Ellyn Marie Marsh is... INAPPROPRIATE. Currently in the hit show Kinky Boots, Ellyn Marie Marsh balances maintaining a busy Broadway career with playing mom to 5-year-old Lola, who's too cavalier to care what Ellyn had to do to get her that Elsa dress! In INAPPROPRIATE, Ellyn shares her sharp comedic wit and high belting, offering an evening of popular songs, musical theater songs, and of course, medleys- accompanied by stories of performing on Broadway and persuading her daughter to be doctor. Ellyn's received accolades for her versatile performances: from Ellen's Stardust Diner to the rehearsal room for her Broadway debut as a replacement in Cry Baby, which closed before her first performance. $20 cover charge. $55 premium seating. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY AT 54 BELOW, February 1 at 6:30PM:

We might never know exactly what the difference is between a first down, fourth down, or touchdown- BUT we do know that Super Bowl Sunday means it's time for a hot half time show, smart commercials, and guilt-free eating of bar snacks. Avoid crowded sports bars with "die hard" football fans and join your friends at 54 Below for The Super Katy Perry Bowl projected on our big screens. Featuring 54 Below-style Super Bowl party snacks, prizes, and more! No cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

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