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Piece of Meat

Sherie Rene Scott premieres her new work, Piece Of Meat, at 54Below. Known for rarely appearing intimate, Ms Scott makes a rare, intimate appearance, exploring her singular story telling and musical abilities in this exclusive two week engagement. Sherie Rene Scott is an actor, singer and writer known for her work in numerous theatrical productions including: EVERYDAY RAPTURE, written by Dick Scanlan and Ms. Scott, directed by Michael Mayer. EVERYDAY RAPTURE received Tony Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical, Best Book and Best Musical; Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award nominations. WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (Drama Desk Nomination), “Ursula” in Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID (Outer Critics Circle nomination), John Guare’s LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY directed by Michael Greif (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award), DIRTY ROTTEN and Ghostlight Records, producing over 120 albums, garnering several Grammy nominations and Grammy Awards, most recently for the cast album of THE BOOK OF MORMON. Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records also received a 2006 Drama Desk Award for dedication to the preservation of musical theatre through cast recordings.

54 Below is delighted to welcome Tony and Drama Desk winner Jason Robert Brown to our stage for a week of exciting performances. Introducing material from his new musicals The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas and his forthcoming CD, Caravan of Angels, Jason and his band will also include classics from Songs for a New World, Parade, The Last 5 Years, 13 and Jason’s fabulous solo CD, Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes. Some extraordinary guest vocalists will be on hand to create musical magic with the standard JRB formula: amazing musicians bringing wonderful songs to life.
Back by popular demand, the gifted Ann Hampton Callaway makes her triumphant return to 54 Below, this time in an evening featuring her very own musical compositions! Make your holiday weekend even more festive & spend the night with this acclaimed songstress, backed by the fabulous Ted Rosenthal Trio. The sultry tones of Ann Hampton Callaway are like the glow of a warm fire, reflected in a glass of late night brandy. The New York Times wrote: “For sheer vocal beauty, no contemporary singer matches Ms. Callaway.” The pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger and actress is sure to weave a spell in a night filled with songs that have won her multi Platinum Awards and the hearts of music lovers around the world. Her musical compositions have appeared on no fewer than six of Barbra Streisand’s more recent CD’s, and she’s the only composer to have ever collaborated with Cole Porter. Well known for writing & performing the theme song to the hit television show, The Nanny, Ann made her Broadway debut starring in the acclaimed musical, Swing! One of America’s most gifted improvisers, Ann will cap off the night creating a song on the spot taking words and phrases from the audience. Find your inner Ira Gershwin and join in the fun!

Classic Uggams

Broadway legend Leslie Uggams makes her 54 Below debut for seven special performances only! Best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Hallelujah, Baby!, as well as the groundbreaking miniseries, Roots, Ms. Uggams’ storied career has spanned television (her own CBS variety show), film (Skyjacked) and Broadway (Her First Roman, Blues in the Night, Jerry’s Girls, Anything Goes, King Headley II, Thoroughly Modern Millie, On Golden Pond). This fall, look for Leslie delighting audiences on West 54th Street. Get your tickets now – they’ll go fast! www.leslieuggams.com.

You think you know three-time Tony Award Nominee Marin Mazzie from her corseted characters in RAGTIME and PASSION or maybe from the scene-chewing screwballs of KISS ME KATE and SPAMALOT or possibly you thought you gained a glimpse of her as the valium-induced bipolar star of NEXT TO NORMAL (heaven help us if that is really her in the guise of Margaret in CARRIE!). Come see and hear the real Marin Mazzie as she steps back into her formative years with an evening of fun and fantasy as we get inside the head of a Midwest girl and the music she loved.

The beauty, intelligence, charisma and singular silver voice of Melissa Errico has been wowing audiences since she was plucked out of Yale to star in the first national touring company of Les Miserables. Since then, Broadway has embraced her in My Fair Lady (Eliza, 1993 revival), High Society, Amour (Tony nomination) and, most recently, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Kennedy Center audiences applauded her performance as Dot opposite Raul Esparza’s George in Sunday in the Park with George. Having sung throughout the world in some of the most prestigious concert halls, and having released three critically-heralded CDs, Blue Like That, Lullabies and Wildflowers and A Legrand Affair (produced by Phil Ramone), look for Melissa lighting up 54 Below this Fall with a brand new evening of tales and tunes right before she starts rehearsals for the first New York revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion! Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, Musical Direction by John Oddo.

Tony Nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist Liz Callaway takes to our stage for seven very special performances only. She made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. Liz also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Look of Love and The Spitfire Grill, and provided the singing voice for numerous animated features including the Oscar-nominated Anastasia. With a busy concert career that takes her throughout the world, New York audiences are fortunate indeed to have her
in residence this Fall!

Sound the trumpets – the diva is back in New York! Following a twenty year absence from the New York cabaret scene, Jenifer Lewis returns to the Big Apple for seven performances only. From Broadway’s Eubie to Hairspray, television’s Jackie’s Back to Strong Medicine, and film’s What’s Love Got to Do With It, Beaches, Cars and The Princess and the Frog, Jenifer Lewis, one of Bette Midler’s most infamous Harlettes, is a force of nature whose voice is as distinctive as her take no prisoners sense of humor. And why July, you
may ask? Why, it’s National Jackie Washington month, of course! And if you don’t understand that reference, look it up on Netflix! Don’t miss this spectacular homecoming – in years to come, you’ll be proud to say you were there!

Broadway legend and Tony Award winner Ben Vereen brings his hit show, Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen, to 54 Below, July 10 – 21! A high energy tribute to the music of Broadway, along with musical selections made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr., audiences can expect to hear classics such as “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries”, “Mr. Bojangles” and even “Defying Gravity”. Well known to theatre audiences for his Tony and Drama Desk winning performance in Pippin, Vereen has also appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Chicago, Fosse and Jelly’s Last Jam. Television audiences will remember him from his celebrated portrayal of Chicken George in Roots, along with recent appearances on How I Met Your Mother, Grey’s Anatomy (Prism Award) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In January, 2012, Mr. Vereen was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

One of New York’s newest and most exciting new singer/songwriters, 15 year old Samia Najimy Finnerty brings her unique brand of musical prowess to 54 Below for one special performance only. Look for duets with Broadway’s own Kristin Chenoweth, Kevin Chamberlin and Susie Mosher, plus a special guest or two! Continuing our commitment to new songwriters and the craft of songwriting, we’re thrilled to celebrate the artistry of Samia!

Elizabeth Stanley burst onto the Broadway stage when she re-created the role of April in the 2006 revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Company. Since then, she’s delighted Broadway audiences in Cry-Baby and Million Dollar Quartet, and her critically-heralded performances off Broadway include The Transport Group’s Hello, Again and the recent Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along. Join Elizabeth this November when she makes her solo cabaret debut at 54 Below!

Unplugged

Come celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with special late shows from one of Broadway’s most celebrated rock and rollers. Anthony Rapp (Broadway’s Six Degrees of Separation, Rent, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, etc.) debuts his new Unplugged evening of stories and songs at 54 Below, with musical director Dan Weiss. Unplugged audiences can expect to hear some of the great songs that have inspired Anthony: Elvis Costello’s “Allison,” “Creep,” “Losing My Religion,” and many others. And what evening with Anthony Rapp would be complete without hearing some iconic songs from Rent and Hedwig & The Angry Inch?

Broadway’s own Roz Ryan makes her triumphant return to
the cabaret stage in what she calls “a one night stand of
eternal love.” Broadway audiences remember Roz from her
starring roles in Ain’t Misbehavin’, Dreamgirls, Chicago, One Mo‘
Time, The Pajama Game
and the forthcoming Scandalous.
Television audiences will remember her from her five season
run on NBC’s Amen. Accompanied by Shelton Becton at the
piano, a night with Roz Ryan in New York City is not one
soon forgotten!

Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the
history of rock-n-roll as Eric Clapton’s guitar or Bob Dylan’s
lyrics. From her first number one recording, He’s a Rebel,
through her string of label hits with legendary producer Phil
Spector (including Da Doo Ron Ron, He’s Sure the Boy I’m
Gonna Marry and Christmas Baby, Please Come Home), to
the countless songs for which she sang backup (for artists like
Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick, Cher and Aretha
Franklin), Darlene Love has blazed a trail of success in the
music industry that has recently led to her induction into the
Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame. And all of this is to say nothing of
her acclaimed Broadway performances in Leader of the Pack,
Carrie, Grease
and Hairspray. Join this true musical legend
when she takes 54 Below by storm for two amazing
performances only!

New York knows him from Broadway’s Time Stands Still, Next
to Normal, Shrek, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Apple Tree, Dirty
Rotten Scoundrels
and Titanic, among others; television
audiences know him from NBC’s Smash and HBO’s Game
Change, but now 54 Below audiences will have a chance to see
him in his brand new musical offering during our inaugural
month!

This Thanksgiving, 54 Below is grateful to welcome Tony-
winner Levi Kreis to our stage for two very special concert
events! After taking Broadway by storm as Jerry Lee Lewis in
Million Dollar Quartet, Levi returns to the Big Apple presenting
tunes from his popular recordings (The Gospel According to Levi,
Where I Belong) and live performances. Having appeared in
concert venues throughout the country, you’ve also seen Levi
performing his own music on The Apprentice, Days of Our
Lives, & The Young & the Restless
, among others. His film
credits include Frailty and Don’t Let Go, and watch for him
next year in the highly anticipated feature, Marlboro Man.
Levi’s fearlessly rambunctious charisma, soulful voice and
compelling song craft continuously keep New York audiences
coming back for more!

Christine Andreas seduces her audience with an honesty,
integrity, self-deprecating wit and scent of sexuality that
would make anyone gladly fly to the moon with her. She can
swing from sensual soprano to killer queen in a heartbeat,
from the White House to the Great White Way. Ms. Andreas
first captured the hearts of Broadway theatregoers as Eliza
Doolittle in the 20th anniversary production of My Fair Lady,
for which she won the Theatre World Award. She went on to
star in Oklahoma and On Your Toes (receiving Tony
nominations for each), The Scarlet Pimpernel and, just last
season, La Cage Aux Folles. From 2006-7, she received rave
reviews in the national tour of The Light in the Piazza. This
October, join Christine for a whole new evening of music as
she appears on our stage for two very special performances only.

I’m a Stranger Here Myself

In his most personal show, I’m A Stranger Here Myself,
internationally acclaimed cabaret entertainer Mark Nadler
explores the depths of the European expatriate experience.
Using all songs by German and French songwriters who
composed during the years of the Weimar Republic, Nadler
examines the lives of these composers as well as those of
ordinary German citizens caught up in the most intriguing
and emotionally charged period of the Twentieth Century.

54 Below is delighted to welcome prolific composer David
Friedman to our stage for two special performances only. Well
known for compositions such as We Can Be Kind, Listen to My
Heart, We Live on Borrowed Time
and Help is on the Way, David wrote much of the music and produced all of the celebrated
recordings of the late Nancy Lamott. His music has also been
recorded by the likes of Diana Ross, Barry Manilow, Petula
Clark, Lucie Arnaz and Leslie Uggams, among many others.
This October, David brings a celebration of his own treasured
tunes to 54 Below, in anticipation of his soon to be released
solo recordings.

54 Below is delighted to welcome back Broadway legend, two
time Tony Award winner, Patti LuPone. Backed by a five
piece orchestra, Ms. LuPone’s show will feature a mix of
contemporary songs from the world of pop and Broadway
and a selection of Paris and Berlin Cabaret Songs from the 30’s and 40’s. Scheduled for 7 performances only, it is the event
of the cabaret season you won’t want to miss.

Join celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy when she hosts
an evening of her multi MAC Award-winning variety show,
Jamie deRoy & Friends. This colorful cabaret series, which has
been thrilling New York audiences for the past 21 years and
serves as the basis for deRoy’s award-winning cable television
show, spotlights a wide variety of well-known entertainers
and newcomers lighting up the worlds of cabaret, theatre and
comedy.

Star of Broadway’s The Addams Family, Xanadu and Hairspray, New York favorite Jackie Hoffman is with us for eight
Sundays kicking off June 3! Expect hilarity, ample kvetching
and an abundance of fun. According to Jackie, “I’m thrilled to
be back underground where I belong…” Musical Direction by
Will Van Dyke and Directed by Michael Schiralli.

Before Eli Stone, there was Sweeney Todd, before Titanic, there was Lend Me a Tenor, before First Wives Club, there was Assassins, before Alias, there was Arcadia and before Legally Blonde, there was Damn Yankees. The New York stage is thrilled to welcome back Victor Garber as he makes his cabaret debut! Two special performances only are all audiences will
have to catch a glimpse of this masterful actor of stage and
screen up close and personal.

He made a sensational Broadway debut replacing Adam
Pascal in the original Broadway production of Rent. Two
Tonys later, he’s Broadway’s darling. 54 Below is proud to
welcome the star of Wicked, The Last 5 Years, Dirty, Rotten
Scoundrels, Thou Shalt Not & Catch Me if You Can
this summer,
when he makes his long-awaited New York cabaret debut!
Along with selections from his Broadway musicals, expect to
hear songs that were an intimate part of Norbert’s life
growing up in rural Missouri – ranging from country, blues
to rock ‘n roll – music that conjures a specific time and place

New York-based singing sensation Hilary Kole has been
hailed as a “musical marvel” by Rex Reed, and having “a
glowing voice with something to say” from The New York
Times. You may know her from her starring role in the
critically acclaimed, off-Broadway hit, Our Sinatra, or as the
youngest singer to ever grace the stage of the Rainbow Room.
In the last few years, Ms. Kole has debuted at both Lincoln
Center and Carnegie Hall. She has steady engagements at
some of New York’s leading cabaret venues, in addition to
appearances with the New York Pops and Michael Feinstein.
Hilary has recorded and concertized with music legends Oscar
Peterson, Dave Brubeck and Michel LeGrand and has
recorded with Hank Jones, John Pizzarelli, David Frishberg,
Monty Alexander, Benny Green, Freddy Cole, Alan
Broadbent, Cedar Walton and Mike Renzi. Her debut
recording, Haunted Heart, was released to critical acclaim in
2009 (winning the Gold Disc Award in Japan and receiving 4
stars in Downbeat Magazine) and her newest recording, You
Are There, was named as record of the year in USA Today
(2010), as well as winning the 2010 Bistro Award for record of
the year. www.hilarykole.com

Dee Hoty has distinguished herself as one of Broadway’s
favorite leading ladies. She has earned Tony Award
nominations for her starring roles in The Will Rogers Follies,
The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Footloose. She starred
on Broadway and in eight major U.S. cities as Donna
Sheridan in Mamma Mia! and most recently, she appeared as
Mrs. MacAfee in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival
of Bye, Bye Birdie. Other Broadway shows include City of Angels (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Me and My Girl and Big River but this October, Dee takes an often funny, sometimes life and loves, on and off stage. With direction by Lee Tannen
and music direction by John McDaniel, Dee explores what it’s
like to live alone… and like it!

Making Love Songs

Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness, and robust musicality. His takes on classic standards and
sophisticated original compositions have earned him a
reputation as one of country’s hottest young singer/pianists.
His sound is romantic, swinging and sensual, but what sets
Tony apart is his ability to write original material that sounds
fresh and at the same time blends seamlessly with the Great
American Songbook. Tony has the capability to glide from a
standard by George Gershwin to a contemporary classic by
Bob Dylan or Phil Collins to one of his inventive original
songs with ease.

54 Below is proud to welcome Tony Award winner Tonya
Pinkins to our stage for a one night only concert event. Best
known for her celebrated roles in Caroline or Change and Jelly’s Last Jam, Tonya made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Merrily We Roll Along. Broadway audiences have also
delighted in her performances in Chronicle of a Death Foretold,
Play On!, The Wild Party and Radio Golf, while television audiences know her from As The World Turns, All My Children and Army Wives. This late summer evening of music will feature Tonya singing signature anthems: Broadway
showstoppers and Billboard chart toppers from Sondheim to
Schwartz, Alanis to Adele, Cold Play to Carrie Underwood.
This is Tonya’s first concert performance since her celebrated
Jazz at Lincoln Center appearance in 2005 when she performed her acclaimed Harold Arlen Concert. Don’t miss it!

Aclaimed for his long run in The Phantom of the Opera, Howard McGillin has also graced Broadway in hit shows including The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Secret Garden and Kiss of the Spider Woman, among others. Be sure to grab your seat to see this two-time
Tony nominee in our intimate venue, before he starts rehearsals
for Broadway’s newest musical, Rebecca!

The Prince and the Showboy unites Tony Award winner Faith
Prince and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award winner Jason
Graae in a delightful evening of music and hijinks. Veterans of
thirteen Broadway shows between them, this pair takes to the
cabaret stage singing their most requested and memorable
Broadway tunes. The show features a heartfelt tribute to
Broadway legend Jerry Herman, who has been a significant
influence on each of them, both personally and professionally.
Join Prince and Graae, two of Broadway’s finest (and funniest) performers, and see why The San Francisco Chronicle
recently called them “the Steve and Edie of the 21st Century!”

Dee Does Broadway and Holiday Favorites!
Heavy metal icon Dee Snider, lead singer of the legendary 1980‘s rock band Twisted Sister (“We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “I Wanna Rock!”), has gone on to success with his own radio talk show, in film and on television, including his recent and forthcoming appearances on The Celebrity Apprentice. But Dee’s longtime passion is Broadway, as evidenced by his new CD, Dee Does Broadway, in which he covers everything from West Side Story and Sweeney Todd to Sweet Charity and Chicago. Broadway audiences embraced him during his recent stint in Rock of Ages, and, on this season of The Celebrity Apprentice, his charity of choice is none other than Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Join Dee for two very special performances this holiday season – it’s showtunes and Christmas songs like you’ve never heard them before!

She has a voice that defies categorization. In fact, she’s been called “The Stradivarius Voice.” This holiday season, 54 Below is honored to welcome multiple Grammy nominee Maureen McGovern to our stage when she presents an evening featuring songs of the season, some unexpected, and some traditional “chestnuts.” Broadway audiences know her from her acclaimed, Drama Desk-nominated performance in Little Woman, 3 Penny Opera, Nine and The Pirates of Penzance as well as off-Broadway’s Brownstone, but the world over knows Maureen as “The Disaster Theme Queen.” Her recording of “The Morning After” from The Poseidon Adventure hit number one on the Billboard charts and won an Oscar, not to mention “We May Never Love Like This Again” from The Towering Inferno and the sublime “Can You Read My Mind” from Superman. Since then, Maureen has dazzled audiences throughout the world with her singularly eloquent musical style, in addition to a series of critically-heralded recordings. Seven performances only! See you for the holidays…

54 Below is delighted to welcome Tony nominee Laura Osnes to our stage in a special evening of music all penned by the incomparable Maury Yeston, the composer of Broadway’s Nine, Titanic & Grand Hotel. Having been plucked from obscurity to star in NBC TV’s “You’re the One That I Want,” Laura has gone on to take The Great White Way by storm with leading roles in South Pacific, Anything Goes and Bonnie and Clyde. This December, she’ll start rehearsals for the brand new Broadway-bound production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella in the title role! For six special performances only, Laura will place her stamp on the Yeston songbook, including the acclaimed song cycle, The December Songs.

After starring in the world premiere of Allegiance at the Old Globe in San Diego, Broadway’s Telly Leung (Godspell, Rent, TV’s Glee) returns to NYC (and to Studio 54, where he appeared in Pacific Overtures) to celebrate the release of his upcoming CD, I’ll Cover You, on the Yellow Sound Label. Join Telly for an evening of great songs and personal anecdotes, directed by Alan Muraoka (Sesame Street, Miss Saigon) with musical direction by Gary Adler (Alter Boyz), featuring a full jazz trio and a string quartet..

If For Only One Night

Darius de Haas has been described as “electrically thrilling” in The New York Times, “a performer with an intensity and honesty that envelops and mesmerizes the listener” (Variety), and The Village Voice said “When he sings, it’s like the equivalent of silk ribbons being unfurled across the sky.” He has sold out critically acclaimed concerts at Lincoln Center, enthralled audiences from Carnegie Hall to London’s Royal Festival Hall as well as appeared on Broadway (Rent, Carousel, Dreamgirls). But now he returns to his first love, the intimate cabaret stage, in a musically soulful, soaring evening. His most personal show, If Only for One Night melds and celebrates his musical influences from the worlds of pop, jazz and Broadway. A perfect holiday evening.

New York’s hottest songwriting duo comes to 54 Below for one night only! The phenomenon known as Pasek & Paul is represented on Broadway this season with A Christmas Story! And just a few months ago, audiences delighted at their off-Broadway debut, Dogfight, at the Second Stage Theatre. The recipients of the 2011 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre, the 2011 ASCAP New Horizons Award and the 2007 Jonathan Larson Award, Pasek & Paul are taking musical theatre by storm! Be sure to catch them at 54 Below for their first cabaret/concert in more than four years!

Broadway audiences adore him for his performances in City of Angels, Guys & Dolls, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, 42nd Street, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Catered Affair, and Sondheim on Sondheim, among others, but television audiences the world over remember him as Luke Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard! Now, for two very special performances only, 54 Below is thrilled to welcome two-time Tony nominee Tom Wopat to our stage. His distinctive vocals can be heard in venues throughout the country and on an array of CD’s, crooning the tunes of Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, and Cole Porter, among others. At 54 Below, listen especially for selections from his forthcoming CD, Consider it Swung!

Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!

It’s a New York tradition, as indigenous to NYC during the holidays as ice skating at Rock Center and wide eyed tourists outside the windows of Saks. Karen Mason (Mamma Mia, Sunset Boulevard, Hairspray, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway and last seen on Broadway as the Queen of Hearts in Wonderland) returns to cabaret with her annual, critically acclaimed holiday show, ushering in the sounds of the season with her trademark humor, warmth and blue star vocals. It’s a musical event of the holiday season! Be there.

Keep the Home Fires Burning

It’s the Broadway musical that was, then wasn’t. Join the intrepid cast of Rebecca when they gather on the 54 Below stage for one night only as they present an evening of spirited holiday songs to celebrate the season. Featuring: D.C. Anderson, Roger DeWitt, Donna English, Holland Mariah Grossman, Michael Hayward-Jones, Maree Johnson, Analisa Leaming, Sean MacLaughlin, Kevin David Thomas, Mary VanArsdel, Kathy Voytko, and Jessica Tyler Wright, with Musical Direction by Kevin Stites and Andrea Grody. To benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS!