Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit

Below find the schedule for upcoming events in July and August:



July 1 & 8 at 7PM

$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage mininmum.

Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper (The Life; Caroline, or Change; Act One) brings his exciting new show to 54 Below. Jazz Poetry brings together an impressive array of composers who have set to music the poems of Langston Hughes. Chuck will sing you "The Blues of Langston Hughes" in an evening of classic poems set to thrilling new music. Directed by Lance Roberts, and Musical Direction by James Sampliner.


July 1 at 9:30PM

July 26 at 11PM

$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage mininmum.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! This "musically thrilling" undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. Those clips led to live shows that The Wall Street Journal called "smart, sophisticated...ingenious," and Out Magazine, "The Skivvies have managed to carve out a niche that we never knew needed to exist: part Weird Al- parody and part sexy burlesque...and unusual explosion of satire and sultry." They also have a single and music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running With Scissors. They will be joined by special guest stars who will strip down and rock out. Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection. July 1 Guests: Malcolm Gets, Sophie B. Hawkins, Jenny Lee Stern, Krysta Rodriguez, Wesley Taylor, Mitch Jarvis, Barrett Foa and Heather Matarazzo.


July 2 at 7PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Arlo Hill (Bway: The Phantom of the Opera; Encores!: The Most Happy Fella), a winner of the 2014 Lotte Lenya Competition, shares the little-known songs and stories of Frank Loesser. I've Been In Love Before goes behind the scenes with the man who wrote Guys & Dolls, How to Succeed in Business, and much, much more. A brash college dropout journeys from the back rooms of the Tin Pan Alley to the silver screen of Hollywood to the Great White Way - and through two marriages, five Broadway shows, and over 700 songs of life and love. Come to discover the joys of Loesser's music, and to explore the little-known gems that are too rarely in the limelight. Music direction by Rick Hip-Flores. Special appearances by members of the cast of The Most Happy Fella at Encores!


July 2 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Sweet Dreams is a modern day retelling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream told through the unforgettable music of Air Supply and narrated by their singer-songwriter and guitarist, Graham Russell. Set in modern day New York City, the show features sixteen of Air Supply's greatest hits as well as several brand new songs written by Graham Russell. Some of the hits include: "All Out of Love, "Even the Nights are Better", "Every Woman in the World", and "The One that You Love". The 54 Below performance will be a concert version of the show's musical numbers, strung together with brief narration, directed by Matthew DiCarlo and will feature current and former Broadway all-stars, including Justin Matthew Sargent (Spider-Man, Rock of Ages), Rebecca Faulkenberry (Spider-Man, Rock of Ages), Mitchell Jarvis (Rock of Ages, Fiddler on the Roof), Sam Underwood (TV's Dexter, The Following), Jason Wooten (Jekyll & Hyde, Hair), Ben Thompson (American Idiot, Matilda), Natalie Roy (TV's The Following), Christina DeCicco (Spider-Man, Evita), Jeigh Madjus (Here Lies Love), Howie Michael Smith (Avenue Q), William Blake (MAC, Bistro & NY Nightlife Award winner), Tony LePage (Rock of Ages), Gavin Lodge (Spamalot, Annie), Jessica Lee Goldyn (A Chorus Line), Cassie Silva (Rock of Ages), Charles Stevens, Katie Ivie, Wade Walton, Lana Stevens, Katie McGhie, Jamie Kolnick, and Brent Wakelin. The band includes Jonathan Ivie, Eric Stockton, T-Bone Motta, Daniel Glass, and Steve Millhouse. The concert features music direction by Jonathan Ivie, and is produced by Katherine Paige, Tony LePage, Justin Matthew Sargent, and Jonathan Ivie.

54 SINGS 1776

July 3 & 5 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$50 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Show your patriotism this holiday week by spending the evening with our founding fathers! 54 Below is delighted to wave our flag proudly at this most beloved Broadway score when some of New York's most exciting voices proffer these uniquely American tunes. Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Martha Jefferson, John Adams - they're all descending upon our stage for what promises to be the perfect theatrical fit for the Fourth of July! Cast: Paul Michael Valley (original revival cast), Daniel Marcus (original revival cast), Michael McCormick (original revival cast), Aaron Ramey (Paper Mill Playhouse cast), Ben Crawford (Shrek the Musical), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Lucia Spina (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, South Pacific), Kathleen Monteleone (Hands on a Hardbody), Patrick Mellen (Lestat), Jacob Hoffman, Rob Maitner, David Alan Marshall and Adam Shapiro. Directed by Lucia Spina, Musical Direction by Jacob Yates, Hosted by Rob Maitner.


July 3 at 11:30PM

$20 cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drink minimum.

Pre-game with your favorite whiskey, throw on your best red, white and blue and head to 54 Below to ring in July 4 with some of the best belters on Broadway. Bitching and Belting: An Evening with Michael Gioia and Friends promises to be an unforgettable night where no complaint is too small and no note is too high. Join Michael Gioia (who hosted Playbill's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know LIVE! in January) and his Broadway faves for a set list of the sassiest songs, most dangerous duets and, of course, some bad-ass bitching. There will be (vocal) fireworks - we promise! The cast will include two-time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage aux Folles), Matt Doyle (The Book of Mormon, Jasper in Deadland), Bonnie Milligan (Jasper in Deadland), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, national tour of Les Miz), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, Bare) Ariana DeBose (Bring It On, Motown), Ariana Groover (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Janet Krupin (If/Then), Joey Nelan and Lauren Renahan.


July 6 at 8PM

$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

In this special holiday weekend edition of 54's popular Sondheim Unplugged series, host Phil Geoffrey Bond leads a company comprised of some of New York's best from Broadway & cabaret through two of Sondheim's most brilliant masterpieces: A Little Night Music & Company. Expect tunes ranging from Being Alive and The Ladies Who Lunch to classics like Send in the Clowns and The Miller's Son. Join us. It'll feel just like a weekend in the country! Special Guests include: Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (Henrik, 2009 Broadway revival of A Little Night Music), Teri Ralston (Company's original Jenny, A Little Night Music's original Mrs. Nordstrom), Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd's original Johanna), Leenya Rideout (Jenny, 2006 Broadway Revival of Company) and Bruce Sabath (Larry, 2006 Broadway Revival of Company). Featuring John Treacy Egan (Casa Valentina), Rob Maitner (Urinetown), Michael McAssey (Late Night Comic), Melissa Mitchell (Les Miserables), Betsy Morgan (Les Miserables), Lucia Spina (Kinky Boots), Gabrielle Stravelli (Hair), Jessica Vosk (The Bridges of Madison County) and Thom Christopher Warren (The Lion King).


July 7 at 7PM

$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Todd Almond's first musical, People Like Us (co-written with Gus Kaikkonen), premiered at NYMF ten years ago and has been a lost fan-favorite ever since. The original stars of this two-character romance, Pamela Bob (A Gentleman's Guide . . . ) and Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys), reunite for a special one-night only concert version of the musical, with Almond at the piano. Two lonely people, adrift in their thirties and in their vastly different careers, bump into each other one snowy New Year's Eve in New York City and rekindle the romance they once shared as teenagers in the midwest. How much of yourself do you have to change to be the person you once were? Featuring the songs "Sky Above Manhattan," "We Laugh," "Moon over Nebraska," and "Sleep in the Light," People Like Us features Almond's signature stylings and heartbreaking and award-winning performances by Ms. Bob and Mr. Bogart.


July 7 at 9:30PM

July 11 & 12 at 11PM

July 14 at 7PM

$40-50 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Known to New York audiences for playing Rose and Birdlace in Dogfight, and fresh off a run as Elphaba and Fiyero in Wicked, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena join forces once again, this time on the stage of 54 Below. The two will perform a rousing, eclectic evening celebrating the music they love and their genuine friendship. Directed by Dogfight bookwriter Peter Duchan. Musical direction by Dogfight and Wicked's Bryan Perri.


July 7 at 11:30PM

$10 cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drink minimum.

Ben Bartels, a rising senior at NYU Steinhardt, makes his solo cabaret debut with a set of his original songs ranging from indie-pop to musical theatre. Featuring Dylan Landau, who will open with a set of original singer/songwriter works. Also featuring Mattheu and a set of original electronic/soul music. Band includes Ben Baker, Adam Holmes, Bela Quines, and Jeremy Franze. Directed by MK Lawson.


July 8 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Scott Siegel's critically acclaimed Broadway Ballyhoo, which regularly features great Broadway and nightclub stars in New York City, plays this summer at 54 Below on Tuesday, June 10th at 9:30 PM and Tuesday, July 8 at 9:30. This ever-changing musical variety show, soon to begin its third year of performances, will light up 54 Below this summer with all-star casts. For this second show in its new home, Scott Siegel, best known as the creator/writer/host of Town Hall's signature series, Broadway by the Year (in its 14th season), welcomes to the stage Jill Paice (Matilda), Mark Nadler, Carol Demas (Grease), Farah Alvin (Grease, Saturday Night Fever), Camille Saviola (Chicago), Bob Stillman (Act One, Grey Gardens), Marya Coburn, and Maxine Linehan. This show will have a 15 minute intermission.


July 9 & 10 at 7PM

July 11 & 12 at 8:00PM

$35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

The acclaimed actor/Tony-nominated playwright and drag legend returns to 54 Below with a show chock full of outrageous personal stories, original characters and classic songs; all performed with his own unique form of glamour. Charles Busch continues to delight and re-define his craft as a master humorist, entertainer and camp icon. The author of dozens of hit plays (Tale of the Allergists Wife, Die! Mommie! Die!, Psycho Beach Party, The Divine Sister & Vampire Lesbians of Sodom to name but a few), Busch is joined by his longtime Musical Director Tom Judson. Expect laughter, music, tears and sequins.


July 9 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Award-winning Mexican Broadway actress Bianca Marroquin makes her 54 Below debut, performing songs from her first solo album "El Mundo Era Mio," as well as songs she's performed in musicals during the course of her career. From Roxie Hart, Chicago the Musical's "merry murderess" to In The Heights to The Pajama Game, Bianca has graced Broadway stages with her vocal versatility. Also a beloved TV star in her native home, Mexico, Bianca is the current lead in Chicago, and one of the youngest actresses to play Roxie. She was the original Mary Poppins in Disney's first Spanish production of the musical, and is also a Helen Hayes Award winner. Don't miss this consummate showcase of Bianca's full-bodied voice and diva moves, a tour-de-force to be remembered. "You've never seen a Roxie like this!" -The Chicago Tribune


July 13 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$50 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Put on Your Sunday Clothes! 54 Below is the place to be this July when we salute the old girl's 50th anniversary. The room will be swayin' and the band playin' when some of Broadway's best tip their hats (with ribbons down the back, of course), to this treasured Jerry Herman score. Be there! Before The Parade Passes By! Cast: Jim Brochu, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Beth Leavel, Sondra Lee (the ORIGINAL Minnie Fay!), Molly Pope, Lee Roy Reams, Jana Robbins, Donna Vivino. Ensemble: Jeremy Abram, Daryl Glenn, Miles Phillips, & Lisa Sabin.


July 14 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Current Rocky cast member Jenny Lee Stern makes her 54 Below debut with her brand new show Just a Girl. This former Forbidden Broadway star and up and coming diva garnered critical acclaim for her takes on Judy, Patti, Bernadette and more! Here, she serves up the best of them and beyond singing her favorites from rock to musical theatre to country. Come along on a hilarious and sentimental adventure as this pint-sized powerhouse leads you in story and song through her life balancing Broadway and motherhood. And, meet the GIRLS who've influenced and inspired her.


July 14 at 11:30PM

$50 permium seating. $25 general seating. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.

Join us as some of Broadway's brightest talents sing completely new arrangements of the hits of Justin Timberlake in the next concert of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series. More than 20 Broadway performers will be accompanied by a full jazz band playing brand new, original orchestrations of the pop icon's greatest songs. The concert is the sixth of the series hailed by the New York Times as "sheer brilliance"; previously honored were Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, and Amy Winehouse. Performers will include Tony winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Shaleah Adkisson (Rent), Darren Bluestone (Avenue Q), Max Chernin, Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Jason Gotay (Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark), Amber Iman (Soul Doctor), Marcus Paul James (Motown The Musical), Jay Armstrong Johnson (On The Town), Crystal Joy (Motown The Musical), Mykal Kilgore (The Book of Mormon), Derek Klena (Bridges of Madison County), Corey Mach (Godspell), Chris McCarrell (LES MISERABLES), Andy Mientus (LES MISERABLES, Smash), Marla Mindelle (Cinderella), Jillian Mueller (Bye Bye Birdie), Shannon O'Boyle (Once), Ciara Renée (Pippin), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia), and Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture).


July 15 at 7PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Join Tony nominee and Broadway veteran, Lara Teeter for his New York City cabaret debut, sharing his journey as artist, teacher, husband and dad. Enjoy the Great American Songbook in the hands (and feet!) of this song and dance man. Broadway credits include On Your Toes (Tony nomination), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Happy New Year, and The Pirates of Penzance. Other credits include: the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz at The Madison Square Garden, Don Lockwood in the national tour of Singin' in the Rain, Will Parker in the national tour of Oklahoma!, Buddy Plummer in Follies at the Barrington Stage Company, Steven Kodaly in She Loves Me at the Ahmanson Theatre in L.A., and Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady at the North Shore Music Theatre. Other credits: The New York City Opera's Naughty Marietta and The Most Happy Fella at Lincoln Center; Lyric Opera of Chicago's Street Scene; Carnegie Hall portraying Henry Higgins in a tribute to the work of Lerner and Loewe, and, most recently, Show Boat with both Houston Grand Opera and Washington's National Opera Theatre, directed by Francesca Zambello. Director Tim Shall, Musical Director/ Accompanist Greg Schweizer.


July 15 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Broadway vets Mitchell Jarvis and Wesley Taylor's critically-acclaimed "IT COULD BE WORSE," was a humble yet cherished web series amongst our community. After winning a slew of online indie awards and raising over 70K on Kickstarter to shoot a second season, the "awesomely addictive" dark comedy was acquired for cable television. The Washington Post said ICBW was "what Smash might have been...had it found a looser and sharper-witted footing." The all-star cast is comprised of Taylor, Jarvis, Adam Chanler-Berat, Gideon Glick, Alison Fraser, with recurring cast members Nancy Opel, Roger Rees, Stephanie J. Block, Paris Remillard, Sebastian Arcelus, and guest stars like Audra McDonald, Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Laura Benanti, Brian D'arcy James, Jeremy Jordan, and Debra's no wonder the theater crowd can't get enough! Join us as we celebrate the much anticipated Season Two, along with the launch of both seasons on Hulu, streaming July 17th! Hang with the stars of ICBW! Watch exclusive scenes from the new season! Listen to performances from the cast and guest stars! Or just party and raise a toast! The night will be hosted by Brennan Brown (Persons of Interest, Breaking Bad), and performing will be Wesley Taylor (Smash, The Addams Family, Rock of Ages), Mitchell Jarvis (Rock of Ages, Fiddler on the Roof), Megan Hilty (Wicked, Smash), Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and the Starcatcher, Next to Normal), Stephanie J. Block (Wicked, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes), Marc Shaiman (Catch Me If You Can, Hairspray), Jenn Damiano (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Next to Normal, Spring Awakening), Bryce Ryness (First Date, Hair), Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening) Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd) and Rob Morrison, and more!


July 16 at 7PM

$25 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

After hit engagements at Row NYC, the Refinery Rooftop Hotel, and ELLA Lounge, Fleur Seule makes her 54 Below debut. Fleur Seule plays Swing Era hits and Jazz standards that will transport you to the 1930s and 1940s: The times of hep cats and swingin' tunes. Led by vocalist Allyson Briggs, this dynamic band of old souls will have you humming and tapping your feet along to classics, and enjoying songs from the vault that you've never heard before. Come reminisce in a time of no cares as you relive songs made famous by Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., The Andrews Sisters, Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich, and many more artists who contributed to the Big Band sound.


July 16 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

One of Broadway's most versatile voices makes his 54 Below solo debut. Ben Crawford has appeared on Broadway in Shrek (Shrek), Big Fish, and Les Miserables, and is also known for his powerful performances in musicals including 35MM, Jasper in Deadland, and both Merrily We Roll Along and Irma La Douce at Encores. Ben is known for bringing back the sound of Broadway's classic baritone, and has appeared in concerts with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Naples Philharmonic, and the National Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada. Having understudied both Brian D'Arcy James and Norbert Leo Butz on Broadway, Ben was selected to star in the recent acclaimed Broadway documentary The Standbys. He appears on several Original Broadway Cast Recordings, as well as on the soundtrack for Disney's Frozen. Join Ben for a night of incredible music- from classic Broadway to Justin Timberlake to radio jingles written during long days of unemployment. Ben will sing it all. Heck, let's make up a song too! With stories from the Great White Way the night's bound to be can't-miss!


July 17 at 7PM

$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Karen Oberlin and Steve Ross, two award-winning cabaret and concert performers, join forces in a new show entitled Astaire and Rogers: Cheek to Cheek. Before coming together in this tour de force performance, Mr. Ross toasted Fred Astaire and Ms. Oberlin gave tribute to Ginger Rogers in I Won't Dance: The Songs of Fred Astaire (York Theater) and the Ginger Rogers centennial celebration, respectively. Now, Fred has found his modern-day Ginger in this new concert celebrating the most beloved duo in celluloid history. Mr. Ross and Ms. Oberlin will include duets and solos from Fred and Ginger's ten films together, with songs from Golden Age masters Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern, and others. These masterful performers will bring to life such hits as "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "The Way You Look Tonight," as well as Ginger's "We're In the Money" and "Embraceable You," and Fred's "Night and Day" and "Something's Gotta Give." Karen Oberlin and Steve Ross's Astaire and Rogers: CHEEK TO CHEEK evokes the style, smarts and sass that have kept Fred and Ginger known and loved throughout the 20th century, 21st century, and beyond.


July 17 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

International singing star Melanie Stace will perform her critically acclaimed one woman show Steppin' Out at 54 Below. Melanie recently wowed audiences in her New York debut at The Metropolitan Room, and at Feinsteins, where her show was voted one of the top twelve shows to see in NYC by Edge Magazine. Melanie has also played The Empire Plush Room in San Francisco, The Pizza On The Park in London, the Rrazz Room in San Francisco, and recently completed six seasons starring as Madame Zinzanni for the World Famous Teatro Zinzanni, in both Seattle and San Francisco. In addition, Melanie has done 5 six month seasons in Europe for Palazzo in Munich, Amsterdam, Vienna, Rotterdam and most recently Nurnberg.


July 17 at 11:30PM

$10 cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drink minimum.

Join Anselmo & Kaufman, the youngest writing team ever accepted to participate in NYMF, as they make their 54 Below debut! Their unparalleled wit and charm will keep audiences doubled over in laughter and enjoyment as they sing songs, recount their childhood at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, and share stories about their upcoming debut musical, Fable. With the help of some of their friends, this is sure to be a night to remember. Watch as history is made on 54th street, and this fresh and inventive writing team breaks into the scene!


July 18 & 19 at 8:00PM

July 19 at 11:00PM

$40-50 cover charge for 8:00PM shows. $30-40 cover charge for 11:00PM show. $25 food & beverage minimum.

After taking 54 Below by storm this spring, Lillias White returns with a brand new show. This ultimate Broadway diva will celebrate her birthday week at 54 Below by sharing songs about the ups & downs, the ins & outs of love. Expect showstopping numbers from Cy Coleman, Nina Simone, Alan & Marilyn Bergman... and songs ranging from brand new rock covers to oldies to hits from the Studio 54 heyday. Tony Award & Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Dreamgirls, Fela, Hercules) is a force of nature, and her 54 Below performance is one that you will never forget.


July 20 at 7:00PM

$75-100 cover charge. *Ticket price includes an open bar and canapés*

On Sunday, July 20th at 7 pm, join Liz Callaway and Peter Gallagher as they host a memorable night of music featuring two acclaimed song stylists, Carol Skarimbas and Larry Woodard in their highly acclaimed show I Feel a Song Comin' On. These two seasoned pros provide an unforgettable night of great songs and exhilarating vocals, with all proceeds benefiting the programs and Services of The Actors Fund ( Carol's stunning voice has been heralded by The New York Times("...Impressive! Everything one could ask for"). She has performed roles with New York City Opera and symphonies across the country. With a cabaret resume that features Merkin Concert Hall and Danny's Skylight Room, Carol's remarkable range stretches from Strauss to Sondheim. The MAC award winning singer/pianist Larry Woodard has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, the Russian Tea Room, The Oak Room as well as The White House. The New York Times called Larry "a first rate performer of all musical categories." He has worked with a astonishing assortment for vocalists, from Kathleen Battle and Kiri Te Kanawa to Celeste Holm and Dixie Carter.


July 20 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Cats. The Phantom of the Opera. Evita. Jesus Christ Superstar. Starlight Express. Sunset Boulevard. Aspects of Love. Song & Dance.... the list goes on. 54 Below is delighted to tip our hat to the artistry of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, the celebrated composer who has left an indelible mark on Broadway, the West End & popular music. Featuring a rotating cast of some of Broadway and cabaret's best, Aspects of Andrew runs the gamut from the humor of Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat &By Jeeves, to the high flying (adored) diva tunes that populate some of the most beloved musicals of the past half century. Turbans, masked deformity, roller skates, singing felines, love-starved hat designers, Mary Magdeline... expect it all at Aspects of Andrew... Jellicle cats come out tonight! July 20 guests: Kelli Rabke, Julie Reiber, Leenya Rideout, Rob Maitner, Derrick Cobey, Heather MacRae, Julie Reyburn, Brian Charles Rooney, Raissa Katona Bennett, Leah Horowitz, and special guest Karen Mason.


July 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 & 31 at 7PM

July 25, 26 at 8PM

July 25 at 11PM

$90-100 cover charge for 7/22, 7/24, 7/31. $95-105 cover charge for 7/21, 7/26. $85-95 cover charge for 7/23, 7/25, 7/28, 7/29, 7/30. $30 food & beverage minimum.

Two-time Tony Award winner and 54 Below favorite Patti LuPone returns to 54 Below with her critically-acclaimed show The Lady with A Torch. Patti 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."


July 21 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

If/Then star Tamika Lawrence, who plays Elena, makes her New York City solo concert debut. Previously having appeared in Book of Mormon and Matilda on Broadway, Tamika brings a new musical experience to the stage. "The Slay: A Rock Experience with Tamika Lawrence" is an evening jam packed with rock realness. Filled with performances of not-so-typical rock/funk/soul songs, from not-so-typical artists (T.Rex, Guns and Roses, Betty Davis, Van Halen) to fit her not-so-typical voice and style, you've never seen a concert like this before. before. Get ready for a classy rock concert that will melt faces and get bodies grooving. Backed by some of the best musicians in the Broadway Community (Damien Bassman, Craig Magnano, Alan Stevens Hewitt, Drew Coles), this evening of pure rock-n-roll will take audiences to new heights.


July 22 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Using selections from all four of Swift's studio albums alongside intermittent spoken-word poetry and narration, the concert will construct a singular, chronological story and follow a journey of young love from beginning to end. Featuring a cast of Broadway performers, the narrative throughline will be told via specific perspectives by some of the theatre community's most adept young storytellers. Conceived and directed by Kimberly Belflower (Lost Girl, An Emily Dickinson Christmas, Chronic Fatigue; MFA playwriting candidate at UT Austin '17). Featuring performances from: Blake Daniel, Preston Sadleir, Andrew Duran, Jenn Damiano, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Lilli Cooper and more.


July 24 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Former child "star" and current NYC-based award-winning writer and performer Tim Realbuto(Ghostlight, The Emperor's Club) returns to 54 Below in an all-new show entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help). In this deeply personal, poignant and hilarious show, Tim will tell the (mostly*) true story of how he grew up in show business and went from former child actor to the adult writer of the popular new Broadway-bound musical Ghostlight. Some of Tim's famous Broadway friends will help him along the way, playing different characters from his past and sometimes (when things get too hard), even playing Tim himself. Expect an evening filled with plenty of well-known tunes, originals, celebrity prank calls, contests with gift giveaways, diva impressions, and guest appearances from popular stars of stage and screen, including Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone),Jenna Leigh Green (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Wicked), Danielle Ferland (Broadway's original Little Red in Into the Woods, HBO's The Normal Heart), Jason Gotay (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Bring It On), Natascia Diaz (Seussical, The Threepenny Opera), Alli Mauzey (Wicked, Cry-Baby), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Derek Klena (Dogfight; The Bridges of Madison Country), Drama Desk Award Nominee Christina Bianco (Forbidden Broadway; NEWSical the musical), and Laurissa Romain(Broadway's South Pacific; The Voice; co-star opposite Chris Rock in the upcoming film Finally Famous). Also featured will be Julie D'Moure, Justin Anthony Long, Anna Louise Morse, and Nicholas Yenson. Conceived and written by Tim Realbuto, with musical direction by Julianne B. Merrill. *only if the audience starts looking bored, then he's going to lie his ass off.


July 24 and 31 at 11:30PM

$10 cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drink minimum.

Good news: Phillip DeBlanks is dead! He was a villain, a scoundrel and a lousy dancer. Or was he? Is it possible Phillip DeBlanks was framed by one of his circle of friends? You provide nouns, verbs, adjectives, desserts and body parts, and we provide the laughs - uncensored and unrehearsed - as the cast enact the story using words you've put in their mouths. It's "Clue" meets adult "Mad Libs," performed by some of the funniest people in New York! Like a ride to summer camp in the back of a station wagon, each eye-watering performance is ridiculously one-of-a-kind, and, best of all, the proceeds benefit Broadway Cares. July 24th: Nancy Opel, Lesli Margherita, Ryann Redmond, Bobby Cronin, Bernard Dotson and Barrett Foa, with Heather Shisler. Written by Billy Mitchell. July 31: Jennifer Cody, Hedda Lettuce, Christine Pedi, Adam Feldman, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and Hugh Hysell, with Heather Shisler. Written by Billy Mitchell.


July 27 at 7PM

$35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Tony nominee Malcolm Gets is thrilled to make his 54 Below debut! Trained as a classical pianist, Gets' path was hijacked by his parents' original Broadway cast albums. Come a Little Closer is a celebration of the music that matters most to Gets... Rodgers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Jule Styne, Cole Porter, James Taylor... he MIGHT sing something written in this century, but most likely not. Broadway has embraced Malcolm in shows like Amour, The Story of My Life and Macbeth, while television & film audiences fondly remember him from Caroline in the City, Grey Gardens, The Good Wife & Blue Bloods, among many others. We've got Malcolm at 54 for one night only. Be there!


July 27 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Jolene, 9 to 5, Coat of Many Colors, My Tennessee Mountain Home, I Will Always Love You - the music of prolific singer/songwriter and eight time Grammy winner Dolly Parton comes to 54 for one night only! Join a cast of some of Broadway and cabaret's best as we pay homage to the talents of a woman who literally changed pop and country music forever. Expect tunes ranging from early Dolly (circa Grand Ole Opry) to contemporary Dolly (circa Dollywood) & everything in between! Cast TBA, Directed by Scott Coulter.


July 28 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Margo Seibert is, according to USA Today, "a Broadway newcomer with a delicately compelling presence and a throbbing, textured singing voice that lets us hear the character coming out of her shell." This season, she has made her debut on the Great White Way singing the music of Ahrens & Flaherty in Rocky as well as giving a tour-de-force (and Drama Desk Nominated) performance in the original musical Tamar of the River. For Margo, this has been a season of rapid growth and discovery. Across the board, she has been recognized for her depth of character and nuanced vocal performance. "A superior singer," (WSJ), "Golden-voiced" (Huffington Post), "A lovely presence [with] slow boiling passion...marvelous to behold." (Time Out NY). In Busy Being Free at 54 Below, joined by songwriter Jahn Sood, musical director Chris Fenwick and an excellent ensemble of musicians, Margo will share the music that inspires her, tickles her, and speaks to this moment of finding herself in New York. "She will love them when she sees them. / They will lose her if they follow / And she only means to please them / And her heart is full and hollow / Like a cactus tree / While she's so busy being free."


July 29 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

The Songs Of Nell Benjamin And/Or Laurence O'Keefe. The writers behind Legally Blonde, Bat Boy: The Musical, Pirates!, Because of Winn-Dixie, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Cam Jansen, The Explorers Club, Mean Girls and Heathers. Sung by a cast of Broadway stars, Broadway's most musical couple perform the songs they've created together and behind each others' backs. Featuring surprise Guest Stars! Thinly Veiled Insults! Painful Compromises! Tense Silences! Dramatic Reading from the Pre-Nup! And Dessert!


July 30 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Just off their Best Of Fest award-winning run at NYMF, the team from the musical Volleygirls reassembles in honor of the It Gets Better Campaign. The Volleygirls family will take you on stroll down memory lane. In this cabaret-style concert they will revive old characters that have been cut, perform rare songs that haven't been heard in a very long time, and even re-visit some current favorites from the show with a new twist. Featuring former and current cast members, this evening will showcase the never-ending love that infects anyone who has ever performed, worked on, or witnessed this incredible show. All proceeds will go to benefit the "It Gets Better" campaign. Volleygirls is an award winning, brand new girl-power musical about a disgraced Olympian and her oddball team of high-school volleyball players. A small, mostly-female ensemble brings the saga of the Ladyhawks to life with unique sports choreography and a catchy original score. The show is full of humor, heart, and positive messages of empowerment and self-acceptance for teenage girls. The evening will feature an all-star Broadway cast to be announced! This show will have a 15 minute intermission.


July 31 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Princesses live a charmed life with their spell-bounding beauty, adoring princes and happily ever afters. Throughout history, this impression has fueled the fantasies of little girls, but as they grow into women, frequently devolves into twisted self-esteem, failed relationships, Facebook stalking and costly therapy bills. Is the princess path truly the way to happiness? In The Princess Fallacy, acclaimed singing-actress Stacie Bono (Lucy in Sense & Sensibility, Fantine in Les Miserables at Tuacahn Amphitheater, Eve/Barbarella/Passionella in The Apple Tree- winner of the New Hampshire Theater Award for Best Actress in a Musical) explores the age-old princess myth through song and the retelling of her own fairy tale fantasies that will have you laughing, crying and thinking that perhaps "happily ever after" isn't reserved just for royalty after all. Songs include those written by Sara Bareilles, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Stephen Sondheim, to name a few. Musical Direction by Eugene Gwozdz, Direction by Will Nunziata.



August 1 & 2 at 8PM

August 1 at 11PM

$85-95 cover charge for 8/1. $90-100 cover charge for 8/2. $30 food & beverage minimum.

Two-time Tony Award winner and 54 Below favorite Patti LuPone returns to 54 Below with her critically-acclaimed show The Lady with A Torch. Patti 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."


August 2 & 22 at 11PM

$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! This "musically thrilling" undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. Those clips led to live shows that The Wall Street Journal called "smart, sophisticated...ingenious," and Out Magazine, "The Skivvies have managed to carve out a niche that we never knew needed to exist: part Weird Al- parody and part sexy burlesque...and unusual explosion of satire and sultry." They also have a single and music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running With Scissors. They will be joined by special guest stars who will strip down and rock out. Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection.


August 3 at 7PM

$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

This summer, two of Broadway's legendary composers sit down with Drama Desk Award-winner Jim Brochu (Zero Hour, Character Man, The Big Voice: God or Merman) to discuss their life's work. Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, The Apple Tree) & Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) are collectively the backbone of the Broadway showtune. One by one, Brochu will explore their creative lives and inspirations, histories and even their futures. Interspersed throughout the conversation, we'll welcome some of Broadway & cabaret's most esteemed voices who will present some of each composer's most treasured compositions. The chat's where it's at this August with Brochu & friends at 54 Below!


August 3 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

The hilarious Susie Mosher (Hairspray, NEWSical) returns to 54 Below to perform her critically acclaimed solo show for one night only! The Great Daisy Theory is a high energy musical memoir about Mosher's growing up years in suburban California, bouncing between divorced parents. Bearing witness to her mother's alcoholism and her father's immersion in the hippie movement, she finds her escape in musical theater, & dreams of life upon the Broadway stage. With music ranging from James Taylor to Coldplay, Camelot to Jesus Christ Superstar, Mosher tells her personal tale with rare candor, highlighted by her off-the-wall humor and heartfelt emotion. Directed by Matt Lenz (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, Pageant) with musical direction by John Boswell.


August 4 at 7:00PM

$30-40 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Currently co-starring with Idina Menzel in If/Then as Josh, James Snyder makes his 54 Below debut. Taking a look back at his own If/Then moments, James will share stories and big songs from the shows he has starred in: West Side Story, bare, Rock of Ages, Cry-Baby and more. The evening will include stories about how his choices and chances shaped the life he leads right now: from City Center Encores' Fanny to Carousel at Goodspeed which led him to The Richard Rogers Theater and his current leading role in one of Broadway's biggest musicals. Whatever road you take, it shapes your life... whether it's getting married, finding out you're going to be a dad, or starring on Broadway in a new musical. Join James on the fun journey that has now led him to 54 Below... and his first NYC solo concert in 8 years.


August 4 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Currently starring in the hit Broadway musical Motown, acclaimed singing-actor Mykal Kilgore makes his 54 Below solo concert debut that will explore his life as an artist, why music is important to him, and show off his eclectic taste in music ranging from gospel to jazz to soul to contemporary musical theatre. Known for his powerhouse vocals and impeccable acting chops, this once-in-a-generation talent has also graced the stages of the Great White Way in Hair and in the First National Tour of The Book of Mormon. For Mykal, music has a great deal of strength in it. Hearts change. Guards drop. Strangers connect. Nations unite. The roof of 54 Below may need some repairs the day after this one-night-only event because it will certainly be blown off once Mykal takes his final bows. Direction by Will Nunziata


August 5, 6 & 7 at 7PM. August 8 & 9 at 8PM.

$50-60 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Hailed by the New Yorker as "funny and touching, ceaselessly clever and scarily talented," Nellie McKayhas recently finished an extended run in the off-Broadway hit Old Hats (winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue) and has written two acclaimed musical biographies, Silent Spring: It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature, an exploration of environmental pioneer Rachel Carson, and I Want to Live!, the story of Barbara Graham, the third woman executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin. David Byrne tells the Wall Street Journal, "Her last two 'cabaret' shows I saw have been jaw-dropping. They both completely subverted the genre." Among Ms. McKay's charms, Mr. Byrne said, are the ways she playfully mixes what he called a "tragic noir vibe" with her "wicked sense of humor.'" For her 2014 show Nellie with a Z, The New York Times writes "[McKay] wears the mystique of a willful prodigy who is smarter, more talented and hipper than everyone else: a performer who answers only to herself. Gifts that others spend years refining seem to come naturally to her.... she can write and sing in any style, and you can't always be certain that one of her original songs is not an obscure period piece." Nellie's music has been heard on the TV shows Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Weeds, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS and Nurse Jackie, and McKay has appeared on numerous TV shows including Late Show with David Letterman (with the Brooklyn Philharmonic). In 2010, the Chase Brock Experience produced a ballet of Obligatory Villagers, and her writing has appeared in The Onion, Interview and The New York Times Book Review, where she delivered an incisive in-depth review of a Doris Day biography. Nellie produced her critically acclaimed, debut double album Get Away From Me with Beatles' engineer Geoff Emerick, followed by Pretty Little Head, Obligatory Villagers, Normal as Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day, ("Among the killer overhauls of American standards" -The New York Times), and her latest, Home Sweet Mobile Home. She has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera and performed onscreen in the film PS I Love You, as well as writing original music for the Rob Reiner film Rumor Has It and the Emmy-winning documentary Gasland. Nellie will be performing with her band members,Alexi David on bass, Cary Park on guitar, and Kenneth Salters on drums.


August 5 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

From his signature pop standards such as "Mambo Italiano" and "People" to his award-winning Broadway musicals Carnival and Funny Girl, Bob Merrill constructed a distinguished catalogue of timeless musical treasures: vivacious, chic, and frequently outrageous. Unsung Bob Merrill highlights the Tony-nominated icon's little-known works including rare musical material from the infamousBreakfast at Tiffany's, cut songs from New Girl in Town and Carnival, and several of his sensational 1950s novelty songs written for such artists as Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, and Frank Sinatra. UnsungMusicalsCo. produces the intimate evening celebrating this singular artist and featuring rare audio clips of the songwriter himself. Tony Award nominee Tom Wopat (Catch Me if You Can, "Dukes of Hazzard," Django Unchained) hosts the evening with additional performers to include Erin Davie(Grey Gardens, A Little Night Music, Side Show), Drama Desk nominee Karen Mason (Mamma Mia!, Hairspray), Drama Desk nominee Christine Pedi (Chicago, Forbidden Broadway), Anastasia Barzee(Jekyll & Hyde, Urinetown), Rebecca Faulkenberry (Spider-Man, Rock of Ages), and more to be announced!


August 6 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Jonathan Karrant performs songs from his current album "On and On", which recently hit #4 in the All About Jazz charts, as well as a collection of some of his favorite jazz standards from the American songbook. His show is seasoned with the music and anecdotes of Cole Porter in anticipation of his soon to be released Cole Porter CD. Jonathan is known for digging deep and singing songs that, while well known, are not the typical standards. He will be accompanied by The John di Martino Trio.Jonathan Karrant is an Arkansas native who at age 17, studied at New York's prestigious William Esper Studio, and was subsequently hired by the famed Metropolitan Opera House to play character roles in their performances. After three years with the Met, Karrant went on to Las Vegas where he met Vince Falcone. Together with Vince, Jonathan's first CD was produced entitled "Introducing Jonathan Karrant". Since then, he has toured the States and Europe, gathering fans and gaining recognition wherever he performs. Jonathan Karrant currently resides in San Diego, CA.


August 8 at 11PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Do you ever find yourself doing your best Adam Duritz impression in the shower? Do you ever weep yourself to sleep because Vanilla Ice is no longer relevant? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you won't want to miss From Marky Mark to Michael: Pop Music of the '90s, a chronological journey through '90s pop. We'll take you back in time to a decade where boy bands ruled the airwaves, your Discman was your prized possession and you could play Pogs while slamming back a Go-Gurt and watching TRL. Sound enticing? Then come see some of Broadway's best singers do their thing on some of the best music of the '90s. You wont want to miss it - it's gonna be me. I mean... it's gonna be rad. All proceeds benefit The Situation Project, a nonprofit investing in high performing, underserved NYC public schools by providing the entire school community with access to and engagement with the Broadway community.


August 10 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$50 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Ease on Down the Road with 54 Below as we celebrate this tornadic score! Directed by After Midnight's T. Oliver Reid and featuring a cast of some of Broadway's best, re-live That Feeling We Once Had by coming Home. Dorothy, Glinda, the Scarecrow, the Lion & the Tin Man are coming to our stage for one blow-out night only! Be a Lion!


August 11 at 7PM

$25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

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