Patti LuPone, BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITH & 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 www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.
NAMT SONGWRITER SPOTLIGHT, March 30 at 7PM:
This spring, NAMT will turn the spotlight on four more of its songwriting alumni: Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days; Bernice Bobs Her Hair; String; Ebb, Kleban, Loewe and Rodgers Awards), Michael Kooman & Chris Dimond (Dani Girl, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, Fred Ebb Award) and Alan Schmuckler (How Can You Run With a Shell On Your Back?). They will share songs from their NAMT Festival shows and new projects they are working on, all sung by some of their Broadway pals. Join us on March 30th at 7pm to hear what is new and what is next in musical theatre! Scheduled to appear: Laura Harrison (Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn), Greg Hildreth (Cinderella, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Raymond J. Lee (Honeymoon in Vegas, Anything Goes), Alison Luff (Matilda), Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Kevin Massey (A Gentleman's Guide...), Abby Mueller (Kinky Boots), Chelsea Packard (Hands on a Hardbody), Geoff Packard (Matilda), Ciara Renée (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pippin) and Kate Wetherhead (Submissions Only, Legally Blonde). $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
54 SINGS CHESS ENCORE, March 30 at 9:30PM:
It's more than a game. It's a way of life. 54 Sings invites you to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Chess, one of musical theatre's most-loved scores and the source of fascinating history and debate. A cast of Broadway and cabaret's top vocalists backed by the Broadway by the Year chorus pay tribute to "Nobody's Side," "One Night in Bangkok," "Pity the Child," "I Know Him So Well," and more in this celebration of one of Broadway's most popular cult musicals of all time.
Produced and Directed by Scott Coulter and featuring Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys, Aida), Michael Campayno (NBC's "The Sound of Music"), Scott Coulter (MAC, Bistro and Nightlife Award winner), Jessica Hendy (Cats, Aida, Amour), Cindy Marchionda (A Chorus Line), Miles Phillips (MAC Award winner), Zak Resnick (Piece of My Heart, Mamma Mia!), Mike Schwitter (Pippin), Rachel Ulanet (LoveMusik, Beauty and the Beast), Christopher Lee Viljoen, Tyce Green and the "Broadway by the Year" chorus. $35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
PATTI LUPONE, April 2, 3 & 4 at 7PM:
"FOUR STARS. Patti LuPone has a miracle of a voice. It can be as big and bold as a brass band or as plaintive as a solitary woodwind. Here it is, in all its glory, in a collection of torch songs." - People Magazine. Patti LuPone's appearances at 54 Below have already achieved the status of legend. Experiencing the great diva in the intimate atmosphere of 54 Below is not only a never-to-be-forgotten experience but is one you will want to repeat again and again. This April, the two-time Tony Award winner returns to 54 Below with her critically-acclaimed show The Lady with A Torch. LuPone performs an eclectic collection of torch songs by such composers and lyricists as Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz, Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn, Billy Barnes, Harold Arlen, George and Ira Gershwin, and Cole Porter. Enjoy what Don Heckman of The Los Angeles Times described as "a beautifully paced, marvelously delivered torch-song exploration of the pleasures and pains of love; LuPone's remarkable, larger-than-life qualities and stunning musicality are distilled into the pure essence of her art." Conceived and Directed by Scott Wittman, Musical Direction by Joseph Thalken, Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick and Dialogue by Jeffrey Richman. $90-105 cover charge. $145-155 premium seating. $30 food & beverage minimum.
JACQUELINE PETROCCIA: SOMETIMES... PATSY CLINE, April 2 at 9:30PM:
Jacqueline Petroccia (Lincoln Center's Carousel and Sweeney Todd) takes you on a musical journey from Jersey girl to her surprise turn as the award-winning star of Always...Patsy Cline. Petroccia has starred as Patsy in SIX successful productions of Always... Patsy Cline across the U.S., earning the Connecticut Critics Circle Award and the St. Louis BroadwayWorld Award. Her resume runs the gamut of musical genres from traditional musical theatre (The Producers) to opera (The Magic Flute), contemporary new works (Mob Wife) and everything in between. The evening will include songs from the Patsy Cline songbook, Broadway standards, contemporary musical theatre and much more! Featuring special guest Michael Mott! "Petroccia makes each note sound as though it's lined in dark velvet-which is how practically nobody else, apart from Cline, has ever made them sound..." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Jacqueline Petroccia as Patsy Cline is as close to the real thing as you will ever hear." -Harry Hamm, CBS. "Star-caliber voice..." -Riverfront Times. "A knock-out performance..." -Stage Door St. Louis. $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
AFTER MIDNIGHT REUNION CONCERT, April 3 at 9:30PM:
"RISE & SHINE!" Join us at 54 Below for an After Midnight reunion featuring the After Midnight Orchestra and cast members from the 2014 Tony nominated Broadway Musical. Featuring performances from Everett Bradley, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Bahiyah Hibah, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Phillip Attmore, Marija Abney, Allysa Shorte, Monique Smith, Bryonha Marie Parham, Erin Moore, Jay Staten, Taeler Cyrus and many special guests. Expect an evening of jazz standards infused with a modern R&B twist, including the songs and sounds of Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Stevie Wonder, John Legend and more. Don't forget the dancing...there WILL be dancing! $35-45 cover charge. $85 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
GIRLFRIEND FROM HELL: IN CONCERT, April 4 at 11:30PM:
Sean Matthew Whiteford (Rock of Ages, Rock N Roll Debauchery) presents a concert version of his 80s pop-rock horror romantic musical comedy, Girlfriend From Hell. Inspired by the 1989 B-movie of the same title, Girlfriend From Hell tells the story of four-eyed wallflower, Maggie Miller, who longs for acceptance and romance. After being pushed over the edge by the most popular kids at school, Maggie cries to the heavens for help. But it's Satan who hears her cry. He convinces her to sell her soul, and he transforms her into a big-haired, high-heeled, foul mouthed, rock singing sex bomb who's hungry for revenge. Originally staged at The Gene Frankel Theatre and most recently, a regional production in Upstate NY, Girlfriend From Hell is an outrageously funny, campy and wild time that you won't forget! Featuring: Josephine Rose Roberts (Rock Of Ages - Broadway & Toronto, How The Grinch Stole Christmas - Broadway & Tour, Cats - Tour), Cassie Silva (Matilda - Broadway, Rock Of Ages - Broadway & Tour, Hairspray - Film), Giuliana DePietro (Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Metropolitan Opera), Frank McGinnis (Frankie & His Fingers, Time Travels), Justin Colombo (Rock Of Ages - Tour), Richard Jarrett (Rock Of Ages - NCL, Legally Blonde - Tour), Kerry Gibbons, Jillian Wallach (Legally Blonde - Tour, Annie - Tour), Jay Schmidt, Michael Siktberg, Sean Matthew Whiteford (Rock Of Ages - NCL, Rock 'N' Roll Debauchery), Cassandra King, Olivia Rose Michaels and Matthew Patane. $20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.
BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITH, April 5 at 7PM & 9:30PM:
On April 5th, twelve of Broadway's most distinctive vocalists will celebrate four-time Grammy award winner Sam Smith at 54 Below in a concert of his signature songs of heartbreak, loss, and hope in Broadway Loves Sam Smith. At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Smith took home the coveted trophies for Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for his breakthrough single "Stay With Me," and Best Pop Vocal Album for his platinum-selling debut, "In The Lonely Hour." The 22-year-old British songwriter describes his album as his "way of defining 'what is love,' and how unrequited love is just as painful, just as powerful, as what we call 'normal' love." The star-studded cast of Broadway Loves Sam Smith will bring this emotional truth to the stage with the hit singles "Stay With Me," "Latch," "I'm Not The Only One," "Lay Me Down," and more fan favorites in an unforgettable evening of song. The starry cast is set to include Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (The Last 5 Years, Newsies), Tony Award nominee Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita), Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon), Carrie Manolakos (Wicked, Mamma Mia!), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!, Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story), Meghann Fahy ("One Life To Live," Next to Normal), Adrienne Warren ("Orange Is The New Black," Bring It On), Janet Krupin (If/Then, Bring It On), Daniel Quadrino (Newsies, NBC's "Peter Pan Live"), Isabelle ("American Idol") and Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Les Miserables). The band will feature Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf on the cello, Justin Goldner on the bass, David Cinquegrana on the guitar, Shannon Ford on the drums, and music director Benjamin Rauhala on the piano. The evening will be produced and directed by Rauhala. $35-55 cover charge. $75-85 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.