On the heels of the recent sold-out cabaret performances of Smokey Joe's Café and Taboo, three more stage musicals are scheduled to take 54 Below this spring as concert presentations.
The Tony-nominated 1998 musical Side Show comes to the Broadway supper club on March 9 as part of the "54 Sings" series. Directed by book writer and lyricist Bill Russell, the evening's two performances will feature original Broadway cast members Lauren Kennedy (Disaster!), Norm Lewis (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Jeff McCarthy (Urinetown), Hugh Panaro (The Phantom of the Opera), and Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), who earned a Tony nomination for her performance in Side Show. The Skivvies will also join the cast for the evening.
Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown and book writer Andrew Bergman's new musical comedy Honeymoon in Vegas, which recently enjoyed an acclaimed world premiere at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse, will take the 54 Below stage for one performance on April 10. The performance will feature Tony Danza (Who's the Boss?), Rob McClure (Chaplin), Brynn O'Malley (Annie), Nancy Opel (Urinetown), David Josefsberg (Altar Boyz), Catherine Ricafort (Mamma Mia!), and the rest of the cast in a concert performance of the potentially-Broadway-bound production. Gary Griffin will direct.
Tony-nominated composer Andrew Lippa will then join Charlie Rosen and his 17-piece jazz band for two concert performances of Lippa's 2000 off-Broadway musical The Wild Party. The performances will feature Lippa, Julia Murney (Wicked), Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, "Smash"), Lea DeLaria (Orange Is the New Black), Caissie Levy (Les Misérables), Ciara Renée (Big Fish), Stark Sands (Kinky Boots), and other guests to be announced. Noah Himmelstein will direct with music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell.
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