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Posted by: Official_Press_Release 10:08 am EDT 04/15/24

THIS WEEK AT 54 BELOW

FEMININE RAGE: MUSICALS EDITION

MARILYN MAYE

"BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!" – AN AMERICAN GIRLS REUNION CONCERT

ACTOR THERAPY NEW WORKS PRESENTS: THE WRITERS ROOM

...AND MORE!


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This week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards® Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.org or call (646) 476-3551. Limited $15 tickets are available for some shows. Visit 54Below.org/TicketInitiative for more information.

FEMININE RAGE: MUSICALS EDITION – APRIL 15 AT 7PM

Do you ever find yourself scrolling through your playlists, unsure of what to listen to? Scrolling through song after song, but nothing is hitting the mark? Then, suddenly, out of nowhere you find it- the song that gets you back on your feet, ready to knock down anyone who stands in your way, gearing you up to take on the world one problem at a time…all within less than 4 minutes (and let's be honest, it's always a feminine rage anthem). Well, what if we told you there was an opportunity for you to come see all of your favorite rage filled songs sung on one stage, no decision making necessary?

We are proud to present… Feminine Rage: Musicals Edition! From cheating husbands to murderous boyfriends, these characters have been through it all and we are here to sing their songs and tell their stories.

Produced by Tayla Madison and Sejal Joshi and featuring a cast of aspiring Broadway and pop performers, join us for a night of nostalgia with a hint – more like a tidal wave – of female empowerment. So either "Get out and Stay Out" or "Bring it On," because feminine rage is about to take over the stage!

Music direction by James Stryska.

Featuring Jessie Bittner, Julia De Vita, Kaileigh Fiorillo, Sejal Joshi, Jetta Juriansz, Gia Keddy, Sianha Kertcher, Tayla Madison, Alexandra Mazzucchelli, Emma McDonald, Angelina Milici, Juliette Ojeda, Olivia Reid, Alondra Schuck, Sofia Shah, Jillian Michelle Smith, Shannon Summers, Alaina Surgener, Jessica Wagner, and Lenka Z.

$45.50 cover charge (includes $5.50 in fees). $73 premium seating (includes $8 in fees). $25 food & beverage minimum.

54 SINGS SONGS FOR CHANGE PART 2 – APRIL 15 AT 9:30PM

This performance will also be livestreamed.

We are back for Part 2!

Join us for 54 Sings Songs for Change, featuring songs written and performed to comment on and spark societal changes. Songs will be performed that speak on relevant topics that range from racial justice to climate change, songs like "All About that Bass," "Brown Skin Girl," and "Waiting On the World to Change." This powerful night will include songs from various works and artists like Nina Simone to Miley Cyrus. Produced by Malaikia Sims-Winfrey, come and be inspired by the music that has and continues to use words and imagery to fight for a greater cause! Music direction by Canaan J. Harris.

Featuring Stephanie Ainsworth, Leanne Antonio, Shanna Brajevic, Kali Clougherty, Jeffrey Cornelius, Bryanna Marie Cuthill, Margot Grom-Mansencal, Terrie Lynne, David Medina, Ramone Nelson, Elle Prado, Nigel Richards, Cameron Sirian, Giselle Amarisa Watts, and Anania Williams.

Joined by Jada Crawford on bass, Canaan J. Harris on piano, Jesse-Ray Leich on drums, and Brodie Lockett on guitar.

$40 cover charge (includes $5 in fees). $67.50 premium seating (includes $7.50 in fees). $25 food & beverage minimum.

MARILYN MAYE – APRIL 16-20 AT 7PM

Join Marilyn Maye for her annual birthday bash at 54 Below! Every performance during this run will feature a special 96th birthday celebration for this beloved cabaret legend.

A timeless icon who has been entertaining audiences for over eight decades, Manhattan's Queen of Cabaret is thrilled to be returning to her home away from home—and her favorite audiences—for this very special birthday.

A theatrical dynamo with the power to "melt the heart of the most hardened cynics" (The New York Times), Maye is a consummate entertainer who breathes new life into classics, carrying the torch from her peers who originated tunes of the Great American Songbook to the future generation of singers. Put simply, "no entertainer gives you more in terms of great music, great theater, and great comedy" (Opera News).

$62 cover charge (includes $7 in fees) - $128 cover charge (includes $13 in fees). $111.50 premium seating (includes $11.50 in fees) - $186.50 premium seating (includes $16.50 in fees). $25 food & beverage minimum.

YALE UNIVERSITY'S PROOF OF THE PUDDING – APRIL 16 AT 9:30PM

54 Below is thrilled to welcome Proof of the Pudding, Yale University's premier SSAA jazz and swing a cappella group! Since its founding in 1975 (just six years after women were first admitted to Yale), Proof has enjoyed expanding its repertoire to include everything from retro jazz standards like "In the Mood" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" to new favorites like Lorde and Sara Bareilles. Known for their tight harmonies, convivial performances, and love of music past and present, Proof shows audiences from San Francisco to Seoul that, when it comes to the talent of an SSAA jazz group, the proof really is in the pudding. Join us for a taste!

$45.50 cover charge (includes $5.50 in fees). $73 premium seating (includes $8 in fees). $25 food & beverage minimum.

54 SINGS BOYGENIUS – APRIL 17 AT 9:30PM

boygenius will not appear at this performance

Join us in a tribute act to indie darling supergroup boygenius! Consisting of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus, these three women have made great strides for the indie genre. Produced and directed by Allie Devaney with music direction by Ella Blankinship, this evening will consist of the music made famous by these multi-Grammy Award nominated artists, such as hits like "$20" and "True Blue." Come join us as NYC theater makers perform their renditions of both their work as a group and their solo projects! Bring tissues – you might be "Not Strong Enough" to hear these gorgeous voices with a dry eye!

Stage managed by Lupa Aguilar, with assistant stage management by Jenna Tiso.

Featuring Nina Bogosian, Kierlan Denninger, Callista DeFeo, Zoey Hughes, Gia Keddy, Sianha Kertcher, Sophia Maria Laia, Haley Massey, and Shayla Rodriguez.

$40 cover charge (includes $5 in fees). $67.50 premium seating (includes $7.50 in fees). $25 food & beverage minimum.

54 SINGS THE PRINCESS DIARIES, FEAT. SAM PRIMACK & MORE! – APRIL 18 AT 9:30PM

"A queen is never late, everyone else is simply early." Well, don't be late for a night of 54 Sings The Princess Diaries! Join us for an evening as rising musical theatre artists enter the kingdom of Genovia, the backdrop of the film series of our generation: The Princess Diaries. With a soundtrack from upbeat pop songs ("Breakaway") to gorgeous ballads ("A Love That Will Last") to musical theater gems ("Your Crowning Glory"), 54 Sings The Princess Diaries shines light on one of the most iconic soundtracks of the 2000s – and a story that speaks to the heart.

Directed and produced by JuJu Jaworski with music direction by Scott Yezzi, the team who brought you "Yeah…" Cabaret are back and elated to be making their in-person debut at this iconic venue!

Featuring Grace Bacino, Carlos Bravo, Salvatore Dilluvio, Ashira Fischer-Wachspress, Tara Kelly, Annabelle Lesser, Natalia Liccese, Nikki Nunziato, Sam Primack, Vernie Ritkes, Sadie Seelert, Lila K. Smith, and Evan Woodfill.

$40 cover charge (includes $5 in fees). $67.50 premium seating (includes $7.50 in fees). $25 food & beverage minimum.

SNOOZEFEST: A NEW SONG CYCLE ABOUT SLEEP – APRIL 19 AT 9:30PM

Come celebrate National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day with us at Snoozefest: a brand new song cycle about sleep! Snoozefest will be anything but — be prepared to hear the debut of sixteen brand new songs from emerging writers in musical theater! Featuring eight writers and writing teams plus incredible Broadway vets and up and coming performers, Snoozefest is the night you've been dreaming about! Music direction by Matt Graham (Barba).

Featured writers include Joe Badore, Josh Ben-Ami, writing duo Riley Cohen & Brooklynn Baca, writing duo Elspeth Collard & Sam Rosenblatt (Collard & Rosenblatt), writing duo Jessie Field & James Martinez Salem, Nathan Fosbinder, Matt Graham, Jack Oliver Kotanen, and Addie Symonds.

Featured performers include Alia Cuadros-Contreras, Cara Rose DiPietro, Desmond Luis Edwards, Kalonjee Gallimore, Chris Ingrao, Renee Kauffman, Damon McToy, Emily Phelps, James Rose, Imani Russell, Conor Tague, Ashley Wool, Nimene Wureh, and Brittany Zeinstra.

$40 cover charge (includes $5 in fees). $73 premium seating (includes $8 in fees). $25 food & beverage minimum.

54 SINGS BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS! – APRIL 20 AT 9:30PM

Previous volumes of this Scott Siegel concert event hit 54 Below like lightning! This was the show that every musical theater-lover had been waiting for… and now we're going to do it again, with a brand new line-up of 54 Sings Broadway's Greatest Hits!

If you skip through cast albums just to hear the very best songs in each show, this is the nightclub concert event for you. If you love the classics of the Great White Way, come and hear the songs that made Broadway great, that made your heart soar, that you used to sing (maybe still do) in the shower! But at 54 Below, you will hear the greatest Broadway songs of all time performed by today's greatest stars, singing them straight up, the way you want to hear them!

And who better to produce/direct/host this show than the creator of Town Hall's critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series, Scott Siegel, creator of more than 500 major concert events centered on Broadway music! 54 Sings Broadway's Greatest Hits! will be a thrilling night that you won't forget…

Music direction by Ron Abel.

Featuring Molly Bremer, Dongwoo Kang, Ben Jones, Ryan Knowles, Tyler McCall, Izaya Perrier, Jenny Lee Stern, and Michael Winther.

$56.50 cover charge (includes $6.50 in fees). $89.50 premium seating (includes $9.50 in fees) - $95 premium seating (includes $10 in fees). $25 food & beverage minimum.

"BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!" – AMERICAN GIRLS REUNION CONCERT SONGS BY GRETCHEN CRYER AND NANCY FORD – APRIL 21 AT 7PM

This performance will also be livestreamed.

We're Back Together Again! Join us at 54 Below for a night of memories and music featuring songs from Circle of Friends: An American Girls Musical and The American Girls Revue. It will be an unforgettable celebration of the music by Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford, reuniting some original cast members for the first time since September, 2008. Take a trip down memory lane with performances of "Fly Like the Wind," "Flying Solo," "Follow Your Heart," and more! Directed by former cast members Morgan Hecker and Lindsay Wormser.

Featuring Kathryn Brunner, Lila Coogan, Brooke Dobossy, Hillary Fisher, Morgan Hecker, Cameron Anika Hill, Jessica Kundla, Mikie Sakanaka, and Gina Santare.

$62 cover charge (includes $7 in fees). $100.50 premium seating (includes $10.50 in fees). $25 food & beverage minimum.

ACTOR THERAPY NEW WORKS PRESENTS: THE WRITERS ROOM – APRIL 21 AT 9:30PM

Join Actor Therapy New Works (ATNW) and Very Intense Productions at 54 Below for a night in The Writers Room! Committed to bringing New Work to the stage, this concert will feature new musical theatre songs written by inspiring emerging writers and composers. Come support and celebrate Broadway's works in progress!

Actor Therapy New Works (ATNW) develops and produces readings, workshops, and concerts of brand new musicals and plays cultivated by Actor Therapy students and faculty. Stay tuned for what ATNW has up next!

Featured writers include Jaron Barney, writing duo Ethan Carlson and Cassidy Layton, writing duo Elspeth Collard & Samantha Rosenblatt, Wes D'Alelio, writing duo Cristina & Robby Farruggia, writing duo Jessie Field & James Martinez Salem, Rebecca Murillo, and Jack Murphy.

Featured performers include Shelby Acosta, Rachel Arianna, Ryan Bronston, Mackenzie Cannon, Patrick Ryan Castle, Genesis Adelia Collado, Wes D'Alelio, Holly Marie Dunn, Cassidy Ewert, Cristina Farruggia, Meghan Fitton, Emily Foley, Gabie Hocson, Cassidy Layton, Jane Margolis, Matthew Moròn, José Monge, Jack B. Murphy, Paige Neumeyer, Flower Estefana Rios, Isa Rodriguez, Heather Sawyer, Tru Stites, Bronwyn Tarboton, Deliana Valentin, and Donté Wilder.

ACTOR THERAPY is a series of masterclasses for performers looking to improve their auditions, build a better book, and expand their understanding of what it means to be an actor and song interpreter in New York today, founded by 2023 Kleban Prize winning composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver (35mm, Jasper in Deadland) and Tony Award® winning Broadway actress Lindsay Mendez (Carousel, Significant Other, Wicked).

$40 cover charge (includes $5 in fees). $67.50 premium seating (includes $7.50 in fees). $25 food & beverage minimum.

LIVE AT 54 BELOW

54 Below's new series is designed to make more shows accessible to fans all over the world. "Live from 54 Below" will feature LIVE performances of current shows on the calendar, streamed directly from Broadway's Living Room. Seven cameras will capture the excitement of being at the venue – all paired with the club's dramatic lighting and award-winning sound design. To recreate the live experience, all shows will be presented exclusively at the time of performance with an in-house audience and will not be available on demand afterwards.

The following performances will be streamed live. For tickets, visit www.54Below.org/LIVE.

54 SINGS SONGS FOR CHANGE PART 2 April 15 at 9:45pm ET / Tickets $28.50 (includes $3.50 in fees.)

"BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!" – AMERICAN GIRLS REUNION CONCERT April 21 at 7pm ET / Tickets $28.50 (includes $3.50 in fees.)

MORE ABOUT 54 BELOW

54 Below, a recipient of the 2022 TONY AWARDS® Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve the music of Broadway and expand the art of the cabaret while growing opportunities for diverse communities of emerging and established artists and providing unparalleled audience experiences.

It was founded as a place for the Broadway community to celebrate Broadway performers, both established and new, who sing not only the music of Broadway and the Great American Songbook, but also new material intended for Broadway and off-Broadway stages. One of the most in demand venues in the city presenting over 700 shows per year, the club features fine dining and superb scenic, lighting, and sound designs entirely imagined by Broadway designers. For performers, writers, musicians, and more, 54 Below gives opportunities to advance their craft, expand their repertoires, and develop their voices in a way that is more personal, making them stronger as artists. It gives Broadway fans an opportunity to see their favorite artists in a different way, deepening their relationship and understanding of their talent.

54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. It is also a place for innovation in musical songwriting and performance. Collaborations born at 54 Below give rise to and help develop new theatrical projects and new musicals. In addition, its popular streaming video activities and audio recordings support these activities, helping to build a new Broadway audience worldwide, both in age and geography.

Located at 254 West 54th Street, the club presents live shows at 7pm and 9:30pm. Tickets and information at 54below.org.
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