Lindsay Mendez, Patti Murin, Ben Platt & More Set for BAND GEEKS Concert at 54 Below in January
On January 18th an all-star cast will bring the musical Band Geeks to life in a concert presentation at 54 Below. The 7pm & 9:30pm shows will feature Jill Abramovitz (Cinderella, It Should've Been You), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked, NBC's Peter Pan Live), Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Dogfight), Ruthie Ann Miles (Here Lies Love, The King and I), Mike Millan (Piece of My Heart), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones, Fly by Night), Ben Platt (Book of Mormon, Pitch Perfect), Daniel Quadrino (Newsies, NBC's Peter Pan Live), and more to be announced soon.
Band Geeks features music by Mark Allen, Gaby Alter, and Tommy Newman, lyrics by Alter and Newman, and a book by Gordon Greenberg and Newman. It has been seen at NAMT, Goodspeed, and in regional productions all over the country. "With just nine members and dwindling funds, the Cuyahoga High Marching Beavers are close to extinction. When a troubled athlete is relegated to their ranks, Elliott, the tuba-playing band captain and Laura, his best friend, must find a way to unite the band, embrace their inner geek, and save the Marching Beavers."
Tickets are on sale at 54Below.com (direct link http://54below.com/artist/band-geeks-in-concert-starring-ben-platt-lindsay-mendez-patti-murin-more/) starting at $40 with a $25 minimum.
54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is the new 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. In their description of 54 Below, The New York Times writes "the club 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, 54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95.