Tim Minchin to Play 54 Below, 3/2
Tim Minchin, the acclaimed Australian comedian, musician and composer/lyricist of the Olivier Award winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL will make his US cabaret debut on Saturday evening March 2 at 11 PM at 54 BELOW.
This will be a unique opportunity to see Minchin in an intimate venue just two days before MATILDA THE MUSICAL begins previews (on March 4). Opening night is April 11 at the Shubert Theatre. 54 BELOW, Broadway's nightclub, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is described as "a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style."
The cover charges for this performance are $35 and $25. 54 BELOW is located at 254 West 54th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues). Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com or call 646 476-3551.
Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer. He has been performing his unique brand of musical comedy in front of appropriately excitable and ever-growing audiences since starting out in South Melbourne's Butterfly Club in 2005. He won the Directors' Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his break-out show Darkside, and followed this later the same year with one of the most successful debut acts ever at the Edinburgh Fringe - winning the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer. Many more awards followed over the years, and without wanting to go on and on about it, he's done some pretty successful live shows since then too, often in Australia or the UK, but also on the North American continent (yes that includes you too Canada). But not you Guatemala. Maybe one day.
His current songs span various musical styles and topics such as environmentalism, rationalism, prejudice(ism), logical fallacies(ism) and his amour de fromage et de boobs(ism). In fact, it would hardly be over the top to say that his love of boobs would be up there in the back of Plato's cave in the bit that's carved out for the most perfect and complete example of the love of boobs. But not in a weird way. He plays the piano, always nicely and oftentimes uproariously and excitingly, whilst looking wonderfully athletic in a pair of delightfully uncomfortable skinny jeans. As well as his grand piano and apparel befitting a style guru, Tim is joined onstage by his iconic dance moves, wildly teased hair, gently calmed eyebrows, natural aplomb and his enormous... sense of occasion.
Working with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Tim wrote the music and lyrics for MATILDA THE MUSICAL. This adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic has been playing to packed and excited houses at the Cambridge Theatre in London's West End since October 2011, winning great critical acclaim and a stack of awards, including a world record breaking seven Laurence Olivier awards.