The Skivvies & More Set for LATE NIGHT: BACKSTAGE at 54 Below Next Week
For those craving a show after the show, stop by 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Loosen your tie and enjoy as Broadway's superclub expands its late night series. Joining Tuesday nights' popular Backstage with Susie Mosher are late night events featuring bright and upcoming New York talent:
LATE NIGHT: BACKSTAGE, August 13 at 10:30PM:
Each week, Broadway cast members and audiences alike gather to mix and mingle at 54 Below, Broadway's most intimate haunt, located in the heart of the theatre district. Musical Director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while host Susie Mosher (the love child of Joanne Worley & Paul Lynde) guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting, with special guests from Broadway and beyond dropping in to perform. NPR had this to say: "The best thing happening right now might just be the weekly Backstage. Hosted by the ridiculously funny Susie Mosher and pianist Brad Simmons who clearly is the man, it's two feel-good hours among New York's theater people, who seem like they're having a really fine time. Can't recommend it highly enough!" At this week's Backstage is The Skivvies (Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina),Melissa van Der Schyff (Bonnie and Clyde), Brandon Bieber (Follies, Mary Poppins), Gretchen Bieber (Hairspray), Victor Hernandez (Bonnie and Clyde), and Gabrielle Reid (upcoming Beautiful).No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.
LATE NIGHT: THE CALLBACK: PRELIMINARIES, August 12 at 11:30PM:
The Callback is back! This season, with Emily McNamara leading the way as host. Every Monday, contestants at The Callback will perform for a chance to win their own cabaret show at 54 Below. Contestants are chosen by video audition, their performances recorded and uploaded to 54 Below's Facebook and Youtube page, and each week, a winner is determined by audience vote to progress to the next round. "The Callback" contestants may also have the chance to sing in front of industry executives and Broadway celebrity guest judges as they move forward in the competition. For more information on "The Callback" rules or how to submit an audition video, please visitwww.54Below.com. No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.
LATE NIGHT: THE STUDIO: WRITER'S BLOCK, August 14 at 11:30PM:
It's that time again.... WRITER'S BLOCK at 54 Below! This month, featuring original work by some of New York's most talented up-and-coming songwriters. Enjoy a drink (or four) off our new late night happy hour menu, or even sign up to perform your own original work on our stage. WRITER'S BLOCK is the new home for New York City's next generation of songwriters. Hosted by Joe Iconis. Want to perform your own original work at 54 Below? Need to try out new songs to get through your own writer's block? Join us on Wednesday for the chance to sign up for one of the open-mic slots!
No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.
LATE NIGHT: 15:54, August 15 at 11PM:
"In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes." 15:54 unlocks the doors on a weekly Thursday Party at 54 Below featuring the best of New York City's cutting edge nightlife. Reinventing the magic of Studio 54, resident artists, performers, and DJ's will serve you 15 minute sets at 54 Below. This week, Lance Horne and Errickson Wilcox, present Haus of Mimosa and surprise guests. $15 cover includes your first drink (well, wine, or beer).
Photo by Augusten Burroughs