Laura Osnes, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below this Week
oming 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.
ANDREW LIPPA AND BRIAN CRAWLEY'S A LITTLE PRINCESS, December 8 at 7PM:
Andrew Lippa and Brian Crawley's beloved musical, A Little Princess, is coming to 54 Below. This special holiday season concert features Abigail Shapiro (current star of Liberty: A Monumental New Musical, Cindy Lou Who in How The Grinch Stole Christmas) as Sara Crewe, composer Andrew Lippa (Big Fish, The Addams Family, I Am Harvey Milk) as Miss Minchin, Anthony Warlow (Daddy Warbucks in Annie) as Captain Crewe, Emerson Steele (young Violet in Violet) as Becky, Alicia Hall Moran (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) as Aljana, Alexandra Silber (Master Class) as Mother Sara/Victoria/Amelia along with Paige Brady (Matilda in Matilda The Musical), Ava Ulloa (Matilda in Matilda The Musical), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita), Derrick Cobey (The Scottsboro Boys), Cicily Daniels (The Little Mermaid), Lindsay Roberts (The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess US Tour) and Heath Saunders (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes). A Little Princess is the classic story of a beleaguered young girl with an unbridled imagination and is based on the beloved Frances Hodgson Burnett novel. Directed by Moises Kaufman and Music Director Joel Fram. $30-40 cover charge. $55 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
ANNALEIGH ASHFORD, December 8 at 9:30PM:
Annaleigh Ashford and Music Director Will Van Dyke return to 54 Below with an updated version of their sold out concert, Lost in the Stars. Annaleigh is currently playing Essie in You Can't Take It With You on Broadway. She known for her Tony-nominated turn as feisty factory worker Lauren in Kinky Boots and as Betty DiMello on Showtime's "Masters of Sex" as well as her work in Rent (Maureen), Dogfight (Marcy), Wicked (Glinda), and Legally Blonde (Margot). Annaleigh returns to 54 Below with songwriter and music director Will Van Dyke to acknowledge the history of Studio 54 with a classic cabaret that features songs from the days of disco to the haunting melodies of Kurt Weill and Stephen Sondheim. With story and song, the evening will have a touch of fun with a whole lot of heart. $40-50 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
CUZ WE'RE F#CKING TALENTED, December 8 at 11:30PM:
We aren't singing some obscure Broadway musical score. We didn't just release an album titled "Me: Up-Close & Personal." We won't be taking off our clothes in this show. And, no, we're not a headlining diva.
We're just a group of kick-ass Broadway kids, throwing down our favorite songs...Cuz we're f#cking talented. Cast: Katie Rose Clarke, Tyce Green, Constantine Maroulis, Arielle Murphy, Anthony Rapp, Kate Rockwell, Holland Vavra and more. $20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.
LAURA OSNES, December 9, 12 & 13 at 7PM & December 13 at 9:30PM:
Laura Osnes returns to 54 Below with a brand new show: "The Paths Not Taken". Laura is a Tony nominee and Drama Desk winner, having starred on Broadway in Grease, South Pacific, Anything Goes, Bonnie & Clyde, and Cinderella. Since making her Broadway debut in 2007, she has played many wonderful roles-but many other opportunities, for one reason or another, didn't happen. What if they had happened? In Laura's brand new show, you'll get a glimpse into both the delightful decisions and doleful disappointments that come with the territory of being a performer in New York City. It's a personal choose-your-own-adventure - and you're invited to experience what almost was and what might have been. Reuniting with her friend and music director, Fred Lassen. $55-65 cover charge for 12/9, 12/12 & 12/13. $65-75 cover charge for 12/15. $100-115 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
THE SPIDEY BOYS HOLIDAY SHOW WITH JAKE ODMARK, ADAM ROBERTS & BRANDON RUBENDALL, December 9 at 9:30PM:
Backstage at Spider-Man on Broadway, Adam Roberts (Spider-Man, Pippin), Jake Odmark (Spider-Man, Kinky Boots), and Brandon Rubendall (Spider-Man, Anything Goes, Wicked) started their own a capella group. Hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits later, the #SpideyBoys bring their tight harmonies and amazing hit song selections to the stage for the first time, at 54 Below! The #SpideyBoys are infiltrating the internet with their unique, instrument-free sound - blending original arrangements, impeccable harmonies, and powerful vocals. Now watch them live as they re-imagine everything from classic holiday tunes to today's Top 40 hits. Their debut cover "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" has inspired a fun-filled, festive show to warm your hearts and get you in the holiday spirit. $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
RSO & LINDSAY MENDEZ'S ACTOR THERAPY, December 10 at 10PM:
Actor Therapy goes 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. With: Talya Groves, Nick Sanza, Sarah Kleist, Addie Wilson, Sean Stephens, Erin Rice, Cindy Latin, Jenni Lawton, Mathieu Whitman, Christopher Michaels, Joyah Spangler, Travis Kent, and Carson Higgins. $10 cover charge. $25 premium seating. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.
DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB, December 11 at 11:30PM:
Don't Quit Your Night Job is where Broadway and improv meet... and make out. Filtered through the unique humor of its creators, Don't Quit is a late night happening of improv, music, sketches and offbeat performances you won't see anywhere else. The critically acclaimed comedy variety show was created by industry mainstays Steve Rosen, David Rossmer, Sarah Saltzberg and music director Dan Lipton. Special guests will include 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting (The Last Ship), Josh Radnor (Disgraced, "How I Met Your Mother"), Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin), Derrick Baskin (Piece of My Heart), Alex Brightman (Matilda), Jenn Colella, (If/Then), Erin Davie (Side Show), Dion Flynn (Obama on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"), Asmeret Ghebremichael (The Book of Mormon), Jason Kravits (Relatively Speaking, Lords of the Playground), Maurice Murphy (Motown), Emily Padgett (Side Show), Kate Wetherhead (Submissions Only, The Other Josh Cohen), and more, joining creators Steve Rosen, Sarah Saltzberg, andmusic director Dan Lipton, with a visit from creator David Rossmer. $20 cover charge. $50 premium seating. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC NUNS' CHRISTMAS PARTY, December 12 at 9:30PM:
It's been one year since you saw them on national TV in "The Sound of Music Live!," but these sisters have reunited and are hosting the season's best and most irreverent Christmas party! Celebrate the season at 54 Below with an evening of holiday spirit, majestic choral singing and hilarious storytelling from some of the finest female voices on Broadway. Featuring Cameron Adams, Wendi Bergamini, Catherine Brunell, Margot de La Barre, Paula Leggett Chase, Rayanne Gonzales, Joy Hermalyn, Leah Horowitz, Autumn Hurlbert, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Jessica Molaskey, Sydney Morton, Elena Shaddow, Laura Shoop, Georgia Stitt, and Rema Webb. Music directed by Georgia Stitt. Directed by Gina Rattan. $30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
MISS VODKA STINGER CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, December 12 at 11:30PM:
Join boozy chanteuse Vodka Stinger and her two magical elves The Martha Rayes as they kick off the holiday season with a bang! Are you terrified that you'll wake up Christmas morning to a stocking full of coal? Well, Miss Vodka Stinger's got her list and she is checking it twice. Whether you were naughty or nice you'll surely enjoy the holiday tunes and good old fashioned Christmas fun Miss Stinger and her holiday singers bring to 54 Below! So throw a nickel into that bell-ringing Santa's bucket and spend a night with Vodka Stinger and The Martha Rayes- you will feel right at home. $20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.
EWALT & WALKER'S HOLIDAY PAJAMBOREE, December 13 at 11:30PM:
After sold out shows at Joe's Pub, Caroline's on Broadway, and 92YTribeca, Ewalt & Walker are bringing their music to 54 Below! And this time, they've got their pajamas on. Break out your best Christmas jammies, because musical theater writers Kyle Ewalt & Michael Ian Walker are back with a special holiday edition of their "PAJAMBOREE" featuring new music performed by Broadway's brightest stars, along with games, special guests, and holiday surprises! Ewalt & Walker, the writers behind Bromance: The Dudesical, are taking over late night at 54 Below with lots of their Broadway friends to throw the musical theater sleepover party you've always wanted to attend - this time, all decked out for the holidays! Featuring some of Ewalt & Walker's greatest songs from Bromance, Pumped, and The Lucky Ones as well as some holiday classics. Directed and produced by Andrew Rasmussen (Cardinal Theatricals) and music directed by Adrià Barbosa, the evening will feature Liana Hunt (Newsies), Luca Padovan (Newsies), Danny Quadrino (Newsies, "Peter Pan Live"), Jen Cody (Urinetown, Shrek), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde, "Sound of Music Live"), Madeleine Doherty (Sister Act, 9 to 5, The Producers), Darren Bluestone (Avenue Q), Kyle Mitchell (Lion King), Marissa Rosen (Diva with Marty Thomas, Big Gay Italian Wedding), Hannah Rose DeFlumeri (Legally Blonde), Jonathan Whitton (2013 Bway World winner), Andromeda Turre (Sleep No More), Damon Gravina, Megan Loughran (Sweeney Todd at NY Phil), and more! With a special appearance from Mrs. Smith (Mrs. Smith Live at A.R.T and Berkeley Rep) as Mrs. Clause! $25 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.
SINGING CYNDI LAUPER, December 14 at 7PM:
She's So Unusual. Join some of Broadway and cabaret's best voices in our explosive celebration of the pop sensation (and Tony-winning Broadway composer/lyricist) who changed the face of MTV with hits like True Colors, She Bop, Time After Time & Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Rock out with our stellar four piece band and then luxuriate in the artistry of Lauper's more poignant tunes. Rest assured, there will be plenty of Kinky along the way! With 50 million records sold worldwide & an additional 20 million singles, Lauper is one of only 20 artists to achieve "GET" status by winning competitive Grammy, Emmy & Tony awards. Come see why! Featuring: Becca Ayers (Les Miserables, South Pacific, The Addams Family), Josh Franklin (Ghost the Musical, Anything Goes, Legally Blonde), Annie Golden ("Orange is the New Black," Xanadu, Assassins), Joe Iconis & Family (Award-winning composer/lyricist with an entourage of talented folk), Grace McLean (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Bedbugs! The Musical), Molly Pope (Award-winning cabaret artist, Atlantic Theatre's Found), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera, Bedbugs! The Musical), and Gabrielle Stravelli (Award-winning jazz vocalist). $35-45 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
THE STEPHEN SCHWARTZ-ATHON @ 54 BELOW, December 14 at 9:30PM:
We Beseech Thee! 54's got Magic to Do this December when we unveil two Extraordinary concert events dedicated to the work of the beloved composer/lyricist behind Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt, Enchanted, Children of Eden, The Baker's Wife... need we go on? Expect All Good Gifts when some of Broadway & cabaret's most dazzling vocalists are struck by The Spark of Creation over the course of this two night event, featuring a new cast each evening, accompanied by The Simple Joys Quartet. From Meadowlark to Lion Tamer, Morning Glow to Defying Gravity, we'll cover all the Colors of the (musical) Wind! Tickets are running out Day by Day! Ain't it Good? Cast includes: Carole J. Bufford, Scott Coulter, Harris Doran, Natalie Douglas, Eric Michael Gillett, Jessica Hendy, Molly Pope, Kelli Rabke, Teri Ralston, Courter Simmons, Lucia Spina, Donna Vivino, Lennie Watts, Sally Wilfert and Michael Winther. $30-40 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.