Saycon Sengbloh, Joel B. New & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events:
JOEL B. NEW, August 25 at 11:30PM:
"Something New," the mega popular podcast that dissects what it means to be a working, multifaceted artist in America, comes to 54 Below to wrap up its second season with a special live concert! Award-winning songwriter and host Joel B. New has invited some of his favorite guests to join him and share some of their stories, take a quiz or two (with audience prizes!), and bring his songs to life onstage. Featuring Drew Gasparini, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Amy Jo Jackson, Bill Coyne, Avital Asuleen, Dan Radzikowski, David Hudson, Hansel Tan, Jenny Neale, Justin Daniel, Mariand Torres, Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Tiffan Borelli, and more! Recently named one of the Top 20 Podcasts for Theatre Fans by BroadwayWorld.com, "Something New" is a platform for Mr. New to interview the savviest singers he knows. Each guest brings multiple talents to the theatre industry - from photography to coaching dialects to massage therapy - and their careers as performers have only been enriched by them. This biweekly podcast dissects what it means to be a working, multifaceted artist in America and always concludes with a premiere recording from one of Joel B. New's latest musical projects. Past guests have included Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Broadway vet, co-host of "The Ensemblist" podcast), Rock the Audition's Sheri Sanders, actor/photographer/director Billy Bustamante, The Skivvies' Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina, and Drew Gasparini (NBC's Smash). Joel B. New is the proud recipient of a 2008 American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grant for his music and lyrics. His stage projects include To Hell and Back, Mackenzie and the Missing Boy, Awakening (book: Jenny Stafford, music: J. Oconer Navarro), Standalone: a song cycle, The Nobody Diaries, Shiver, and RSVP. Joel's work has been seen and developed at Ars Nova, Lincoln Center, New York Theatre Barn, and more. www.joelbnew.com. $15 cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drink minimum.
SAYCON SENGBLOH, August 29 at 11PM:
Known for her captivating performances and her killer voice, Broadway darling Saycon Sengbloh makes her 54 Below debut! While starring in the high-energy Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, Sengbloh enthused The New York Times to say that her performance "shimmers," that she is "strong-voiced" and "vibrant." She most recently was showcased in Tony Award-nominated Motown the Musical and originated the role of Sandra Iszadore in the hottest and only Afro-beat award winning musical Fela! on Broadway. Sengbloh has the distinction of being the first woman of African descent to perform the role of Elphaba in the musical Wicked. Revealing a fountain of versatility and intense talent, Sengbloh's affectionate voice conveys a sense of passion, heartbreak, and love. She will take audiences through a journey of today and yesterday's popular classics, tunes from her stage career, and music from her very own collection. Join Sengbloh for a magical, intimate evening as she stirs the sounds reminiscent of the legendary Tina Turner mixed with psychedelic soul, R&B and funk of a Janelle Monae sprinkled with the smoothness of Sade. Inspired by sensual eclectic performance of pop, soul, and R&B music, Senbloh continues to record and release amazing music, including the ballad "Be Here" and the previously released Southern Pin-Up EP and Southern Pin-Up: Special Edition that featured original music and covers of her favorites artists. Her song, "Possible" appeared on the soundtracks of the feature film Single Hills, and the web series Mommy Uncensored. Her modern rendition of "It Was a Very Good Year" has become a fan favorite during Saycon's live show. Miss Sengbloh also makes notable appearances on the Grammy-nominated soundtracks for Motown the Musical, Fela!, and the Broadway revival of Hair. $25 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.
BROADWAYSPOTTED'S 5th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT, August 30 at 11PM:
Broadway's Gossip Girl has turned five this year and has reached 25,000 Twitter followers! To celebrate, Broadway Spotted has put together a concert with some of her favorite performers and friends. Some of Broadway's greatest including Brandon Rubendall (Spider-Man, Anything Goes), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Les Mis), Danny Quadrino (Newsies, Bye Bye Birdie), Lesli Margherita (Matilda) and Andy Kelso (Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia) will be singing some of their favorite songs, hosted by Kinky Boots' Ellyn Marsh! Don't miss the Broadway prize raffle and some appearances by special guests. Who knows, Spotted herself may be in attendance. $25-35 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.