The Skivvies and ShankTunes 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:
SHANKTUNES: A NIGHT OF ORIGINAL SONGS BY LYNNE SHANKEL, October 2 at 11:30PM:
An evening of original songs by Drama Desk-nominated orchestrator/arranger Lynne Shankel. Lynne will be joined onstage by some of New York's finest talent for a fun-filled evening of her blend of pop, R&B, swing and musical theatre. ShankTunes will feature songs from the recent Off-Broadway production of bare, as well as premieres of brand new songs. The evening will be directed by Stafford Arima. Lynne Shankel is best known for her arrangements and orchestrations of musicals such as Altar Boyz, Allegiance, and Cry-Baby. She has written arrangements for dozens of artists including Lea Salonga, Chita Rivera, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez, and Chester Gregory. She has orchestrated for composers including Stephen Flaherty, David Bryan, Matt Sklar and Zachary Redler. Cast: Frenie Acoba (Matilda), Jenn Colella (If/Then, Chaplin, High Fidelity), Elizabeth Judd (Spiderman, bare: the musical), Derek Klena (Wicked, Bridges Of Madison County, Dogfight), Alice Lee (Heathers, bare: the musical, ABC's Rising Star), Telly Leung (Godspell, Wicked, Glee), Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Dogfight, Godspell), Kenita Miller (The Color Purple, Xanadu), Ryann Redmond (If/Then, Bring It On), James Snyder (If/Then, Cry-Baby), Taylor Trensch (The Curious Incident... Matilda, bare: the musical) and Noah Zachary (Dear Edwina, Poster Boy). $25 cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum or two drinks.
THE SKIVVIES, October 4 at 11:30PM:
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 (Pageant, 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...an 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. Guests TBA. $35-45 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.