Heath Saunders, Natalie Walker, and Ashley C. Ford To Lead THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS at Feinstein's/54 Below
Following a sold-out performance in 2017, The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Concert returns to Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, for a three-night engagement on Friday, October 26th; Wednesday, October 31; and Thursday, December 13, 2018. Heath Saunders (Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812, Jesus Christ Superstar Live) and Natalie Walker (Puffs: Or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic), will reprise their roles as Jack and Sally, joined by Ashley C. Ford (112BK) as The Narrator, with additional casting to be announced.
Kick off your holiday season with the best is-it-a-Christmas-story-is-it-a-Halloween-story of our time, The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Concert! The evening will feature Danny Elfman's iconic score performed by several of your Broadway faves, plenty of mischief, and maybe some treats if you're nice. Join us as we kidnap the Sandy Claws, sing about boys who may-or-may-not like us, and bring joyful terror to the world!
There is a $30-$70 cover charge for each of the 9:30pm concerts, and a 2 drink or $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at https://54below.com/events/nightmare-christmas-concert-2/. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
The evening will be music directed by Eric Sorrels and is produced and directed by Ashlee Latimer.
Ashley C. Ford lives in Brooklyn by way of Indiana. She is currently writing her memoir, Somebody's Daughter, which will be published by Flatiron Books under the imprint An Oprah Book. Ford hosts Brooklyn-based news & culture TV show (and podcast!), 112BK, and is working on a collection of interviews with her fiancé, Kelly Stacy.
Ford has written or guest-edited for The Guardian,ELLE, BuzzFeed, Slate, Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, Lenny Letter, INTO and various other web and print publications. She's taught creative nonfiction writing at The New School and Catapult.Co, and also had her work listed among Longform & Longread's Best of 2017. She also contributed to CupOfJo.Com & hosted Fortune Favors The Bold, a collaboration between Gimlet Creative and Mastercard.
Natalie Walker is a performer and writer who sprang from the liquefied essence of the years Bernadette Peters dated Steve Martin. As a performer, she has been seen onstage at 54 Below, Joe's Pub, and Ars Nova and onscreen in Search Party; as a writer, she has done deep dives ranking Broadway theaters and going behind the scenes of the Teen Tony Awards for Vulture. She has combined these talents to build a following on Twitter @nwalks for her thread of self-written "auditions" for cliché women's roles in film. Natalieleerwalker.com
Heath Saunders Broadway: The Great Comet. TV: Jesus Christ Superstar Live. Newton's Cradle (NYMF; also wrote the music and lyrics), Lennon (Off-Broadway), I Am Harvey Milk (Avery Fisher Hall), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (NYCC Encores!). Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (Lyric Opera), Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Theatre Company), The Great Comet (A.R.T), The 12 (Denver Center), Rent (5th Avenue), James and the Giant Peach (Seattle Children's). www.heathcliffsaunders.com @feeltheheath
54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, and Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, have united to give NewYork an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private EventDestination, 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, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. 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. In their description of the venue, The New York Times writes Feinstein's/54 Below "has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade- patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs." Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$105. www.54Below.com/Feinsteins