Paulo Szot, 54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN & 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.
54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN, February 23 at 7PM & 9:30PM:
Join an all-star cast of 54 Below favorites for an evening celebrating the work of American Songbook pioneer, Irving Berlin. His catalog of songs spans the musical rainbow from rag to pop standard to Broadway anthem. Hear outstanding renditions of Irving Berlin's most memorable songs including "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Heat Wave," "Play a Simple Melody," "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody," and the song made famous from Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, "There's No Business Like Show Business." Directed by T. Oliver Reid. Featuring performances by: Tony Yazbeck (On The Town, Gypsy), Cady Huffman (The Nance, The Producers), Lee Roy Reams (42nd Street, The Producers, La Cage Aux Folles), Catherine Walker (A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder, Mary Poppins), Carmen Ruby Floyd (Chicago, After Midnight, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Clyde Alves (On The Town, Bullets Over Broadway), Stacey Todd Holt (Something Rotten, The Producers), Robyn Hurder (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Grease), Tari Kelly (The Boy from Oz, Anything Goes), Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) and Haley Swindal (Jekyll and Hyde). $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
PAULO SZOT, February 24, 25, 26, 27 at 7PM & February 28 at 7PM & 9:30PM:
"Hearing such a powerful and resonant voice in close quarters is a rare and not-to-be-missed experience!" -TheaterMania. A BRAND NEW SHOW! Audiences can prepare to swoon as the Tony-winning star of South Pacific headlines 54 Below with a brand new show for a limited 5-night engagement. In his show, the Brazilian opera star celebrates the centennial of Frank Sinatra with a program of songs from his 1967 and 1969 sessions with Brazilian singer/songwriter Tom Jobim, from Girl From Ipanema, Wave to Desafinado. Paulo Szot lends his extraordinary voice to Tom Jobim songs chosen by Sinatra during their magical encounter 45 years ago. Celebrating Sinatra & Jobim. It'll be some enchanted evening, be sure! $45-70 cover charge. $90- 115 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
TAL YARDENI & FRIENDS SING JESSIE J, February 24 at 9:30PM:
After a highly successful concert last season, singer TAL YARDENI is back at 54 Below and this time she's bringing her powerhouse voice for the special one-night-only solo concert event, A Night of Jessie J. Yardeni combines her dynamic voice and completely new arrangements of the internationally renowned pop artist known as Jessie J, for what's sure to be an evening full of a rock n' roll and sass. Touted as both "a voice on the rise" and "one to watch," Yardeni - backed by a fantastic team of musicians - premieres her new show under the musical direction of Jeremy Robin Lyons. No stranger to the New York stage scene, Yardeni has been hailed as "a limitless performer full of promise" and "a chameleon to the genres" by critics and audiences alike. The Israeli-born singer and actress grew up in Florida's Key West, trained at Florida State University, New York University and at the University of Central Florida, where she earned a degree in Theatre. Making her home in the world of musical theater, Yardeni has conquered a variety of roles, from Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! to Meredith in Bat Boy. She has also appeared in numerous Off-Broadway productions and performed at the American Theatre of Actors, The Duplex, and The New Ohio Theatre, in addition to venues around the country, bringing her talents and emotionally charged performances to the masses. Featuring...Guest Singers: Travis Morin, Shakina Nayfack, Adam Bastien, Camille Trzcinski. Backup singers: LaDonna Burns, Kay Trinidad, Jeremy Zoma. Musicians: Jeff Roberts (drums), Mike Rosengarten (guitar), Mark Van Ziegler (bass). $25-35 cover charge. $55 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
AMY LYNN & THE GUNSHOW, February 25 at 9:30PM:
"Be sure to put these folks on your radar. They take a classic sound and reinvent it brilliantly. They aren't to be missed." -Bleep Magazine. Amy Lynn & The Gunshow is a seven-piece machine that blows glitter all over the traditional memphis- motown soul/rock style. At the controls is Amy Lynn, a vocal powerhouse whose unique flair of quirky, down-to-earth humor countervails against the serious musicianship of The Gunshow's team of bari sax, tenor sax, trumpet, keys, bass, and drums. Both together and apart, members of The Gunshow draw on a range of experience playing with acts such as Roberta Flack, Spoon, Bette Midler, Beth Hart, St. Vincent, The National, Yo La Tengo, Duffy, Antibalas, and the Radio City Orchestra. $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
FACTORY GIRLS, February 26 at 9:30PM:
Come hear the fiery revolutionary Sarah Bagley and her closest friend Harriet Farley rage against the machine in one of the most dynamic scores to hit NYC. Developed at Goodspeed, NAMT, and around the country with an eye on Broadway, Factory Girlstells the true story of the first all-female labor revolt in American history with roots-infused rock that is both tender and incendiary. Join some of the city's most exciting young talent at 54 Below for a concert sampling of a new musical that will show you what it means to stay "rusty." Songs by Creighton Irons & Sean Mahoney, book by Sam Forman and Rob Ackerman. Directed by Taylor Haven Holt. Featuring: Alison Cusano (A Night With Janis Joplin), Julia Mattison (Godspell, Julia Mattison is Ruby Manger), Andrea Ross (The Rehearsal Room, Arizona Theatre Company's Next To Normal) and with PJ Adzima, Olithea Anglin, Jennifer Apple, Marianne Cheng, Colin Egan, Alexandra Ferrara, Molly Hager, Cat Rakowski, Katy Rea and Maggi-Meg Reed. $25-35 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
JESSICA VOSK, February 27 at 9:30PM:
Jersey born and raised, Jessica Vosk started her crazy career on Wall Street and ended up in The Bridges of Madison County, with pit stops in the Grammy-nominated West Side Story, Merrily We Roll Along and Company. In her debut NYC solo show, Jessica just wants to throw a big ol' party. Dubbed a "bodacious riff monster" by Jason Robert Brown, Jessica offers an eclectic evening of songs, hilarity, a swear jar and some very special guest stars: two-time Tony nominee Martha Plimpton and Drama Desk winner Andréa Burns, plus a surprise multiple Tony nominee. She's risking Port Authority in heels for this occasion. $30-40 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
SHENANDOAH CONSERVATORY ALUMNI CABARET, February 27 at 11:30PM:
The 2nd Annual Shenandoah Conservatory Alumni Concert! Completely alumni run, the concert will feature Broadway actors who once called Shenandoah home. Join us for a night celebrating Shenandoah, and our beloved friend and SU alum, Ira Lindberg Harris. Proceeds benefit the Ira Lindberg Harris Scholarship Fund. $15 cover charge. $30 premium seating. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.
THE SONGWRITER'S ORCHESTRA, February 28 at 11:30PM:
The Songwriter's Orchestra is an ensemble of 11 orchestral musicians that accompanies singer/songwriters in new arrangements of their music. The songs are transformed so the group of string, wind, brass and percussion players can serve as the sole accompaniment, creating a fascinating, genre-bending sound. Join us as they present new arrangements of music by Shaina Taub, Grace McLean, Sarah Dooley, Olivia Harris and Kyra Atekwana. Arrangements by Solomon Hoffman. $15 cover charge. $30 premium seating. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.
BUSHEL & A PECK BENEFIT, March 1 at 7PM:
Join some of Broadway's brightest stars for an evening of music and laughter to raise money for Bushel and a Peck, a charitable organization in honor and memory of Jack Navin. Performers for the evening will include Stephanie J. Block, Kelli O'Hara, Kate Wetherhead, Kenita R. Miller and more to be announced! Georgia Stitt will be joining as music director for the night. Bushel and a Peck is dedicated to enriching the lives of toddlers and young children by providing scholarships, high quality educational resources, and by supporting creative and healthy learning environments. The profits from the evening will help support the mission of the foundation. $65-75 cover charge. $115 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
ALTAR BOYZ 10th ANNIVERSARY REUNION CONCERT, March 1 at 9:30PM & 11:30PM:
The ALTAR BOYZ are back! March 1, 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Altar Boyz opening off-Broadway and to celebrate we're bring back a multitude of boys to perform their hit songs. Starring dozens of Altar Boyz alumni, including original cast members, as well as special appearances by creators Gary Adler, Kevin Del Aguila, and Michael Patrick Walker. Join us for this one night only event to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the smash hit Altar Boyz. Music directed by Jason Loffredo. Produced by Shoshana Feinstein. Featuring: Andrew Call, Jim Daly, Mitch Dean, Tim Dolan, Ryan Duncan, James Royce Edwards, Carlos L. Encinias, Neil Haskell, David Josefsberg, Andy Karl, Kevin Kern, Joey Khoury, Kyle Dean Massey, Tyler Maynard, Travis Nesbitt, Mauricio Perez, Ryan J. Ratliff, Nick Sanchez and Daniel Torres. $40-55 cover charge. $80-85 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.