Patti LuPone, Marilyn Maye, Nellie McKay, Goodspeed Writers Colony and More Set for 54 Below This Spring

This April and May, 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 www.54Below.com.

Below find the schedule for upcoming events in April and May!

APRIL AT 54 BELOW:

PATTI LUPONE

April 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 & 14 at 7PM

April 11 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$90-105 cover charge. $140-155 premium seating. $30 food and beverage minimum.

"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.

JACQUELINE PETROCCIA: SOMETIMES... PATSY CLINE

April 2 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

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.

AFTER MIDNIGHT REUNION CONCERT

April 3 at 9:30PM

$35-45 cover charge. $85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

""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. 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! Featuring: Everett Bradley, Carmen Ruby Floyd, T. Oliver Reid, Britton Smith, Monroe Kent III, Desmond Richardson, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Omar Edwards, Monique Smith, Jay Staten, Erin Moore, Marija Abney, Alyssa Shorte with members of the After Midnight Band: Adam Birnbaum, Jennifer Vincent, Alvester Garnett, Alphonso Horne and Art Baron.

GIRLFRIEND FROM HELL: IN CONCERT

April 4 at 11:30PM

$20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

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), Tim Shea (Rock Of Ages - NCL & Tour), Michael Siktberg, Sean Matthew Whiteford (Rock Of Ages - NCL, Rock 'N' Roll Debauchery), Cassandra King, Olivia Rose Michaels and Matthew Patane.

BROADWAY LOVES SAM SMITH

April 5 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$35-55 cover charge. $75-85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

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.

BROADWAY MEETS CLASSIC ROCK

April 6 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

54 Below presents Allison Guinn (On the Town, Hair) and Brandon Pearson (Hair, Rent) in Broadway Meets Classic Rock. Veterans of the 2009 TONY Award-Winning Revival of HAIR reunite with their friends and fellow rockers (including Shannon Conley of Hedwig and Lez Zeppelin) for an evening of pure unadulterated rock classics from Bad Company, The Allman Brothers, The Doobie Brothers, Humble Pie, Aerosmith, The Eagles, ZZ Top and more. Backed by Mike Greco's Damn the Light band! All proceeds go to Broadway Impact (www.broadwayimpact.com)! Guest stars include: Lauren Elder (Side Show, Hair), Maya Sharpe (Hair), Shannon Conley (Hedwig, lead singer of Lez Zeppelin), Adam Enright (God Hates This Show, Good Bitch Goes Down), and musically directed by Mike Greco of Damn The Light Productions!

MICHAEL MOTT & FRIENDS: THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS HOW

April 7 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

That Was Then, This Is How chronicles the journey of theatrical and pop singer/songwriter, Michael Mott, from small town dreamer to one of theatre's most promising new songwriters. Joined by some of Broadway and pop's most recognizable talents, Michael shares a personal side of himself in an intimate evening of stories and songs in That Was Then, This Is How. Directed by Hunter Bird and Produced by Shoshana Feinstein. Praised for his chameleon-like versatility, Mott is best known for his recently released critically acclaimed debut album, Where The Sky Ends, which BroadwayWorld referred to as "a masterpiece." In addition to selections from the LP, audiences can expect to hear brand new pop songs as well as never before heard material from his original musicals Faustus and Mob Wife. Featuring: Jeremy Jordan (The Last Five Years, Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde), Adrienne Warren (Bring It On, Dreamgirls), Marissa McGowan (A Little Night Music, Bonnie & Clyde), Jason Simon (Paint Your Wagon), Jacqueline Petroccia (Sweeney Todd, Carousel), Emma Howard (Matilda, Violet), Shauna Goodgold, Isaac Matthews and Lindsay Rider.

ALEXIS COLE

April 8 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Called "one of the great voices of today," by Jonathan Schwartz and "exquisite" by Stephen Holden of the New York Times, Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day. She's performed with the Boston Pops and New York Philharmonic on stage at venues from Avery Fisher Hall to the Kennedy Center. She records for Motéma Music, NY, Chesky Records, NY and Venus Records, Japan. Cole is the recipient of a Swing Journal Gold Disk award, and was a winner of the NY Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions, and a finalist of the Sarah Vaughan Competition.

LUBA MASON

April 9 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $55 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"A voice as big and rich as a star-filled sky". -Jazz Times.Luba Mason has starred on Broadway in How To Succeed..., The Capeman, Jekyll and Hyde, Chicago, The Will Rogers Follies, and more. Her ground-breaking new show called MIXTURA, featuring MD and arranger Felipe Fournier, takes its audience on a genre-bending ride of different musical styles in one eventful evening. MIXTURA is a musical format, a presentation of music... "in the direction of creating synthesis which is a representation of everyone. That's what art is. Art doesn't take sides". Be prepared to come with ears and eyes wide open... An evening that's musically unpredictable, daring and fresh! MIXTURA. Broadway and recording artist Luba Mason is "a powerfully emotional song interpreter," (All Music Guide) blessed with "a celestial voice," (Los Angeles Times), who's a "fiery spark that ignites onstage" (Houston Voice). The classically trained singer, pianist and actor with the impressive Broadway pedigree really knocks you out with not only her stunning vocal range but also her extraordinary versatility as a performer. Wife of Latin superstar Ruben Blades, Luba has released two critically-acclaimed albums: Krazy Love (Sunnyside Records), debuting her impressive song writing skills executing a "cool, Brazilian mood," and Collage (PS Classics), a beautiful marriage of Latin, pop, jazz and poetry. Having toured the US and abroad, headlined sold out shows in major venues throughout the city and performed in 8+ Broadway shows, Luba continues to wow and surprise her audiences with her tenacious curiosity as a one of a kind artist.

TRAVIS KENT

April 9 at 11:30PM

$20 cover charge. $40 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

In his solo cabaret debut, Travis Kent joins forces with some of today's brightest contemporary composers for an evening full of "firsts." Featuring the works of Ryan Scott Oliver, Antonius Nazareth, Trevor Bachman, and Emily Dallas alongside other favorites, this high-energy concert is brimming with surprises and debut performances of fresh material. Be one of the first to experience this hot-off-the-press performance. Travis Kent is a New York City based actor, singer, and writer. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, where he studied at the Atlantic Theater Company and CAP21, and works frequently with YouTube channel AVByte, with whom he has played several musical characters including Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who, Batman, Harry Styles from One Direction, and a naked Darth Vader in his bathtub. With special guest Andrew Keenan-Bolger.

JOSHUA WARR

April 10 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"Joshua Warr is Wickedly Funny!" - Entertainment Weekly. Fasten your seat belts! Joshua Warr (The Americans, Law & Order: SVU, Hunting Season), actor, dancer, singer, fashion plate and confirmed bachelor comes to 54 Below to share his "Wickedly Funny" and fabulously entertaining thoughts on a certain 4-Letter Word... With the help of multiple award winning creative team Miles Phillips (Director) and Jason Wynn (Music Director), his band, backup singers and a very special "surprise" duet with Josh's inseparably close friend and confidant, Stormy Weatherz, Joshua tackles the sticky subject with passion, wit and humor, using Broadway and Popular Standards plus a healthy helping of Pop and Rock to uncover "The Truth About Love." Love & Warr is candid, dazzling, vulnerable, sexy and undeniably moving. In other words, it's pure Joshua. You don't want to miss this. It's going to be a bumpy night! Joshua Warr is an award-winning actor with credits ranging from New York theatre (Love, Genius and a Walk; sExtOrtiOn; Pride River Crossing; The Revival; The Servant of Two Masters; Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) to film, TV and web series ("The Americans," "Law & Order: SVU," "All That Glitters," "PX This: the series," "Hunting Season," "Dinner Takes All") As a nightclub entertainer, Warr is a MAC and BroadwayWorld Award nominee for his shows Sing No Evil and Joshing Around.

AN EVENING WITH JOHN HUME & MILA HENRY

April 10 at 11:30PM

$15 cover charge. $30 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

Nine cabaret shows. Six years. Seventy-one songs. Thirty-seven puppets. Two incredible back-up singers. Countless costumes changes. And one incredible friendship... In 2009, John Hume walked into an Upper West Side rehearsal hall and met Mila Henry. Fred had met his Ginger and the rest, as they say, is history. From those humble beginnings, the pair has traveled the world (well, New York City at least!) and wowed audiences at their sold-out engagements at The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama's, and The Duplex. After a two-year absence since their last solo show, John and Mila are reuniting for a very special Evening at 54 Below. Join them as they revisit some of their favorite songs from the Hume and Henry catalogue, introduce you to numbers from previous shows that ended up on the cutting room floor and put their classic Johnnie and Mila spin on some brand-new tunes. From Styne to Sondheim. From dive bars to supper clubs. From good times to bum times they've seen 'em all...and my dear? They're still here! Featuring: Allison Linker, Miranda Wilson, Music Director by Mila Henry and Directed by: Jody Shelton

BALDWIN WALLACE AT 54 BELOW

April 11 at 11:30PM

$15 cover charge. $30 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

Seniors from the acclaimed Music Theatre program at Baldwin Wallace University make their New York debut at 54 Below alongside notable BW alumni! Catch a rising star at this exclusive event. Featuring: Steel Burkhardt (Aladdin, Hair), Chris McCarrell (Les Miserables, NBC's "Peter Pan Live!") and Shannon O'Boyle (Once).

PENN STATE ALUMNI: THE GREAT BLUE AND WHITE WAY

April 12 at 7PM

$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Alumni from Penn State University's School of Theatre are working extensively on Broadway and around the country, both on and offstage, in all facets of the industry. Join four of Penn State's prominent performers, Caroline Bowman (Wicked, Kinky Boots), Marcus Paul James (Rent, Motown), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, YouTube's "Breaking Down the Riffs"), and Alan Wiggins (Lion King, Beautiful), along with other special guests, for an evening of songs and stories from State College, PA to the Great White Way. Presented by Mike Karns, the evening is directed by Amy Anders Corcoran with music direction by Roberto Sinha, all of whom are also Penn State Alumni.

TEAL WICKS & FRIENDS SING HAROLD ARLEN

April 12 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

From the Harlem's Cotton Club to the Golden Age of Hollywood, Harold Arlen's natural ease for jazz and blues gave him a distinct voice in the Great American Songbook. Inspired by their mutual love for the rich and textured strain of an Arlen tune, Broadway leading lady Teal Wicks (Wicked, Jekyll & Hyde) and music director Steven Jamail offer an intimate evening of song exploring the work of their favorite composer. From his iconic standards to the lesser know gems, audience members can expect classic and re-imagined arrangements of one of America's greatest songwriters. Guest artists Jay Armstrong Johnson, Katie Rose Clarke, Zakiya Young, Katie Thompson, and more lend their voices to what promises to be an incredible night of song.

NELLIE MCKAY

April 13, 15, 16, 17 & 18 at 9:30PM

$55-70 cover charge. $100-110 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"Nellie McKay is funny and touching, ceaselessly clever and scarily talented." -The New Yorker. Led by a trail of incense, Nellie revisits some of the melodies from the 1960s in her new show. Celebrating the release of her new album, My Weekly Reader, she will travel to a land of strange and wonderful musical delights with the grooved assistance of her magical band, The Cosmic X-Rays (Alexi David/bass, Cary Park/guitar, Kenneth Salters/drums)... A splendid time is guaranteed for all! Nellie McKay has previously released five full-length albums, including Normal as Blueberry Pie ("among the killer overhauls of American standards" - The New York Times). 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 films PS I Love You and Downtown Express, as well as writing original music for the Rob Reiner film Rumor Has It and the Emmy-winning documentary, Gasland. McKay wrapped an extended run in the award-winning off-Broadway hit Old Hats, and has written three acclaimed musical biographies, I Want to Live!, the story of Barbara Graham, the third woman executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin, Silent Spring: It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature, an exploration of environmental pioneer, Rachel Carson, and her latest, A Girl Names Bill- The Life and Times of Billy Tipton. 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.'"

YANNA AVIS: MAKE SOME MAGIC

April 14 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"Ah Paree! Evoking '50s glamour through teasing taunts, statuesque French chanteuse Yanna Avis sings with a wry understanding... The show's essence is distilled in a word heard less and less nowadays: chic." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times. With her new show Make Some Magic Yanna Avis takes us on a romantic journey through the landscape of love in her own continental cabaret style. She says: "No matter where it is, no matter what the language is, the feeling is always the same! I believe in the power of a love-song, even when it is only a dream or...an illusion!" "This cosmopolitan femme fatale sings sultry torch songs with equal ease in French, German, Spanish and, of course English... Nobody else is carrying on the European tradition quite so well. Ms. Avis has a raw, unrefined talent, and an admirable resolve to make time stand still." - Rex Reed, New York Observer.

MARK NADLER

April 15 at 7PM

$45-55 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

"New York City may be crawling with contenders for the coveted imaginary title Mr. Show Business, but my vote would go to Mark Nadler, the hyperkinetic piano man and pop nostalgist who displays such voracious exuberance... he's an immensely talented latter-day Al Jolson." -Stephen Holden, The New York Times.

SETH SIKES IS STILL SINGING JUDY GARLAND

April 16 at 7PM

$25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Back by popular demand, Seth Sikes returns to 54 Below with more of Judy Garland's most celebrated songs - some of them in her key. Best known in the theater as an Assistant Director (on shows like The Nance, Tribes, and Pageant), Sikes gets on the stage with a seven-piece band to recount how Garland captivated him as a young boy in Paris, TX, and to sing her greatest hits. Surprise special guests may also appear. New songs added! The evening was co-conceived by Tony Winner Lisa Lambert and directed by Eric Gililland. Orchestrations are by Matt Aument, and the Music Director isGary Adler.

JEN WALDMAN STUDIO: CLASSIC/ROCK

April 16 at 11:30PM

$10 cover charge. $25 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

Classic rock songs. Rockin' classical songs. JWS presents CLASSIC/ROCK, an evening of virtuosic arias and fierce rock songs featuring the students of Jen Waldman Studios. Full cast TBA.

MARILYN MAYE

April 17, 23, 25, 27, 28 & 30 at 7PM

April 18 at 2PM

April 24 at 8:30PM

$55-70 cover charge. $100-110 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Back by overwhelming popular demand! Any evening with Marilyn Maye is a special event, but the particular magic ofHer Way is its melding of two unique artists, one in spirit, the other in the flesh, into an evening in the theater that boasts not just one but two living legends. It doesn't get any better than this. Of course, Marilyn Maye is an artist for connoisseurs and her powerhouse delivery and chatty rapport with the audience is what holds the evening together and electrifies the proceedings. The aptly named production is an unabashed valentine to the late superstar, from the Super Singer that pays tribute to Sinatra's career with an immensely talented peer's interpretations of the songs that made Sinatra famous. It's a full-scale labor of love for another performer that is rarely seen from an artist of Maye's stature, and that is exactly what makes the show a must-see experience.

THE WEDDING SINGER REUNION CONCERT

April 19 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$40-55 cover charge. $80-85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

We're gonna party like it's 1985... again! Join original cast members of the 2006 Tony Award- nominated Best MusicalThe Wedding Singer for a once-in-a-lifetime reunion! From "It's Your Wedding Day" to "Let Me Come Home" to "Saturday Night In The City," enjoy one of your favorite contemporary Broadway scores live. Join us to celebrate scrunchies and parachute pants, jersey high bangs and acid washed jeans, to the music of Matt Sklar and Chad Beguelin...with a few songs that never made it to opening night. Featuring original cast members: Constantine Maroulis, Amy Spanger, Felicia Finley, Matt Saldivar, David Josefsberg, Kevin Kern, Eric L Summers, Rita Gardner, Tina Maddigan, Adinah Alexander, Spencer Liff, Ashley Amber Haase, Cara Cooper, Matt Allen, Nicolette Hart, Tracee Beazer, Matt Stocke, J. Elaine Marcos, Produced by T. Oliver Reid, Musical Direction by James Sampliner and Directed byPaul Stancato.

REEFER MADNESS IN CONCERT

April 19 at 11:30PM

April 20 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$42-65 cover charge. $60-100 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Observe your 4/20 in style with the concert version of REEFER MADNESS! Featuring original cast members and special guest stars, this two-night-only event will "melt your resistance down like hot Velveeta." REEFER MADNESS tells the cautionary tale of Jimmy Harper, a "sweet-as-Shirley-Temple-dipped-in-pudding" American teenager, who is viciously dragged into a downward spiral of sex, debauchery, and jazz music by the deadly drug assassin known as Marijuana (pronounced "mare-a-hwua-na"). Join Jimmy, Mary Lane, Sally, Jesus Christ, and the Benjamin Harrison High School cast of Green Grow the Lilacs as we celebrate William Randoph Hearst and everything that is great in the U.S. of A! Think you can handle the high? Presented by the same team who brought you last year's star-studded, sold-out success at New World Stages. Reefer Madness features a book and score by Dan Studney and lyrics and book by Kevin Murphy.Starring original stage & movie cast members: Christian Campbell, John Kassir, Harry S. Murphy, Amy Spanger, Robert Torti and several guest stars to be announced soon. With Andrew Aaron Berlin (A Christmas Story, the Musical), Saum Eskandani (Disaster!), Heather Parcells (Soul Doctor, A Chorus Line) and Ryann Redmond (If/Then, Bring it On). Directed by Ilana Ransom Toeplitz, Consulting producer, Christian Campbell and Produced by Shoshana Feinstein.

54 SINGS THE BEATLES

April 21 at 7PM & 9:30PM

$35-45 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

In February of 1964, The Beatles landed in America. Their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9th was watched by a reported 73 million people, and huge crowds gathered at Broadway and 54th to spot John, Paul, Ringo, and George. Now, 54 Below invites you to come back to the block that started it all, as 54 Sings the Beatles! Scott Coulter produces and directs a cast of Broadway and cabaret stars in thrilling covers of the songs that stirred a generation including "Hey, Jude," "Let It Be," "She Loves You," "I Wanna Hold Your Hand," "With a Little Help from My Friends," and more. Be sure to get a "Ticket to Ride" and share in this musical journey down "The Long and Winding Road" of The Beatles! Featuring a mix of NYC's top vocalists from Broadway and cabaret, including Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages), Noah J. Ricketts (Beautiful), Michael Campayno (NBC's "The Sound of Music Live"), Marissa Mulder (award-winning vocalist), Rachel Bay Jones(Pippin), Mary Testa (Xanadu), Karen Mack (MAC Award winner), Phyllis Pastore, Scott Coulter (star of the Emmy-nominated A Christmas Carol: The Concert), David Perlman, Lauren Fox, and more!

JOSHUA THEW

April 22 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

After a triumphant 54 Below debut this past fall, Joshua Thew returns with a new cabaret performance. He is no stranger to the stage. A classically trained singer, and a versatile dancer, Joshua has been performing since his school days in the UK. More recently as a dancer with the New York City Ballet, Joshua has performed in a wide range of works including Jerome Robbins' West Side Story Suite, Christopher Wheeldon's Soiree Musicale, and Lynne Taylor-Corbitt's The Seven Deadly Sins alongside Patti LuPone. A soulful performer, Joshua presents an evening of heartfelt folk songs, blues and current pop favorites that reflect his experience as a young artist in New York City. Joshua confronts the realities of love and the challenges of twenty-something life with songs like "Come Rain Or Come Shine" and "A Song For You." With guest appearances from Broadway pals to be announced, Joshua presents a heartfelt evening that is sure to entertain and inspire. Musical Director: Peter Hodgson and special guest - Barrett Doss from Broadway's You Can't Take It With You.

JENNIFER SHEEHAN

April 23 & 29 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $60-65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

STARDUST: A NIGHT IN THE COSMOS. "Young, good-looking and very astute, Ms. Sheehan gives you hope. Drawing from a deep well of feeling, she interprets lyrics from the point of view of someone who knows who she is and conveys empathy in a voice that glows with insight." -The New York Times. Jennifer Sheehan, a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning vocalist, is the first performer to star in the new WNET/WLIW (PBS) TV series "66th & Broadway," which premiered and ran throughout the month of February. It is now available for online streaming! Multiple award-winning performer Jennifer Sheehan and her stellar quartet celebrate the beauty, wonder and romance of the night sky in a song-studded 54 Below evening featuring songs as dazzling and diverse as the stars above - including music from Pink Martini, Duke Ellington, Sergio Mendes, Melody Gardot, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell and Kurt Weill, just to name a few! It's a celebration of the many ways we come to love the night sky - as wide-eyed children who look up in wonderment, as young lovers who fall under its enchantment, and as star-gazers of all ages who contemplate love and life on this small blue dot in the universe. And, of course, the stars spark our imagination about what lies beyond... so the show also features some fascinating stories about new discoveries about our star-studded cosmos! One might say it's a show that goes where no show has gone before! Sheehan has performed at Carnegie Hall, as the guest of Michael Feinstein, and at Jazz at Lincoln Center, 54 Below and Town Hall in New York, among other renowned venues. Her solo shows have entertained audiences at Café Carlyle, Feinstein's, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the Savannah Music Festival, Ely Cathedral (U.K.), the Historic Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, The Royal Room in Palm Beach, the Juilliard in Aiken Festival, The Gardenia in L.A., The Metropolitan Room, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis and many other concert and cabaret venues around the country. The winner of the first Noël Coward Competition Award and the first-ever recipient of the Margaret Whiting Award, Sheehan also is the recipient of the Dorothy Loudon Award, the Julie Wilson Award and the Donald F. Smith Award for outstanding interpretation of the Great American Songbook. Sheehan also performs in concerts and in the theater, most recently in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular as one of six vocalists, and regionally, starring as Betty Haynes in White Christmas. She has performed in shows at the 92nd Street Y, Guild Hall in East Hampton, the York Theater in New York, the Bard Summerscape Festival, Boston Musical Theater, and on national tours. A Cabaret Scenes review of her debut album, You Made Me Love You, proclaims, "It is rare that one singer has as much going for her as Jennifer displays on this disc."

AMY JO JACKSON

April 23 at 11:30PM

$15 cover charge. $30 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

"Amy can do it all...She is a goldmine." - Sigourney Weaver. Amy Jo Jackson invites you to share in a night of raucous revelry and high-class tomfoolery, as she takes you through a set list as eclectic as her wardrobe. From Aznovar to Sondheim to the Scissor Sisters, prepare for a wild ride with this unapologetically ferocious and singular performer. As an actress, Amy Jo has been seen Off-Broadway in Cole Porter's Nymph Errant and in multiple shows with the lauded Exit, Pursued by a Bear, as well as all around our fair country in everything from Into the Woods to The Rocky Horror Show.Also a highly successful Voice and Speech professional, she is the dialect coach on the Tony Award-winning Kinky Bootsand the Voice and Text Director on the Drama Desk Award winning The Mysteries at The Flea. Musical Direction byBrian Nash and Direction by Will Nunziata.

BADIA FARHA

April 24 at 11PM

$20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

Joined by a six-piece band, Badia Farha (aka Lady Rose) brings her original songs and "R&B/Soul +" style to 54 Below.Lady Sings For You features original songs from Badia's solo album "Still Waiting?" and newly released radio hit "Don't Know," as well as a tribute to Carmen McCrae and Aretha Franklin and a bit of bossa nova jazz. As an NYC-based singer, songwriter, and actress, Badia has been seen off-Broadway in Sistas: The Musical and Joe Iconis' Things to Ruin,A Tribute to Alan Menken at Lincoln Center, as well as in the national and international tours of Little Shop of Horrors andRENT. Badia was also a back up singer for "America's Got Talent."

DONNA VIVINO: CONFESSIONS OF A BROADWAY BABY

April 25 at 9:30PM

$30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

After her sold out show at 54 Below, Donna Vivino returns for another witty evening of songs and stories as she shares the stage with former co-stars and castmates from Wicked, Submissions Only, Hairspray, Les Miserables and many more. Broadway fell in love with Donna when, in 1987, she created the role of Young Cosette in the original Broadway production of Les Miserables. Since then, she's danced through the 70's (Saturday Night Fever), sung with the nicest kids in town (Hairspray), laughed it up with Martin Short (Fame Becomes Me), & defied gravity as one of Wicked's most beloved Elphaba's. One night only!

LESLI MARGHERITA

April 25 at 11:30PM

April 26 at 9:30PM

$25-35 cover charge. $45-55 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

An evening of sheer entertainment, All Hail the Queen is totally more than a cabaret. It's a Vegas-style nightclub act. Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Zorro) takes the "reigns" from the likes of Bette Midler and Liza Minnelli. Commanding the room with sass and bawdiness - plus some self-deprecating humor for good measure - Miss Margherita sings and struts her way through the 70-minute set, which includes twists on old songs and new favorites (courtesy of musical director/arranger Brett Ryback). With hilarious storytelling and showstopping numbers, the evening offers something for everyone. There will be feathers. There will be sparkles. And you better believe there will be worshipping. ALL HAIL THE QUEEN! All Hail the Queen, written and conceived by Margherita, will be directed by Lauren Bass with musical direction & arrangements by Brett Ryback (Murder for Two) and produced by Jordan Bass & Lauren Bass.

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