Tony Award Winner LaChanze Returns to 54 Below; Concert Will Benefit 54 Below's Artistic Programs
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 07:57 pm EDT 06/18/24

TONY® AWARD WINNER LACHANZE RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

CONCERT WILL BENEFIT 54 BELOW'S ARTISTIC PROGRAMS

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY, SEP 15 AT 8PM

54below.org/LaChanze


(NEW YORK, NY) 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards® Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, is thrilled to announce an evening with Broadway legend LaChanze benefitting 54 Below on Sunday, September 15 at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased at 54below.org/LaChanze .

Tony Award ® winner LaChanze makes a dazzling return to 54 Below with a joyous and thrilling show. Armed with a gift for dramatic storytelling and a sultry vocal dexterity, LaChanze brings her powerful mezzo-soprano and commanding stage presence to Broadway's Living Room for an intimate event to benefit 54 Below.

The acclaimed performer will present an exhilarating and electrifying new concert featuring music from her celebrated four-decade career, as well as beloved Broadway classics, Great American Songbook standards, personal favorites, and more.

This one-night only benefit will feature a special dinner menu and full open bar. A limited number of premium tickets will include a meet and greet with LaChanze, and a portion of all ticket purchases is tax-deductible.

Proceeds from the benefit concert will support 54 Below's mission to preserve and expand the art of cabaret by providing a home and performance opportunities for both early-career and legendary cabaret artists.

About LaChanze

Known for bringing women of complexity and triumph into the cultural lexicon, LaChanze won hearts—and a Tony Award®—for her performance as Celie in The Color Purple. She also originated the role of Ti Moune in Once on This Island (Tony Award® nomination) and starred as Wiletta in Alice Childress' historic play, Trouble In Mind (Tony Award® nomination) in 2021. Other notable stage performances include roles in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Tony Award® nomination), A Christmas Carol, The Secret Life of Bees, If/Then, The Wiz, Ragtime, Uptown… It's Hot!, and Dreamgirls.

On screen, she has delivered memorable roles in both TV and film including: "East New York," "The Blacklist," Handel's Messiah Rocks: A Joyful Noise (Emmy Award), Melinda, The Help, HBO's "The Night Of," "Law & Order: SVU," "The Good Fight," "Sex And The City," and Disney animated feature film Hercules among other titles.

LaChanze has been hailed as "magnetic" by The New York Times, "irresistible" by The Washington Post, "compelling" by The New Yorker, "dazzling" by Variety and "bright and ebullient" by The Los Angeles Times. The San Francisco Chronicle said, "the beaming, warm-toned LaChanze is a buoyantly upbeat delight."

Tickets and Information

An Evening with LaChanze plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Sunday, September 15 at 8pm, with doors opening at 5:30pm. All benefit tickets include a three-course prix fixe meal and open bar. Benefit ticket prices are:

· Premium seats- $1,250 each, $1,185 tax deductible (includes full dinner, open bar and a private post-show meet and greet with LaChanze)

· Main Dining Room seats - $500 each, $435 tax deductible (includes full dinner and open bar)

· Bar Rail seats- $250 each, $185 tax deductible (includes full dinner and open bar)

· Bar Seats - $125 each, $60 tax deductible (includes full dinner and open bar)

Tickets and information are available at 54below.org/LaChanze . Tickets can also be purchased by emailing giving@54below.org or calling (212) 302-5559 ext. 134. All seating is cabaret style and guests may be seated with other parties. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00pm are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

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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