Unsung Menken at 54 Below
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A host of incredible Broadway talent sings the lesser-known songs from the catalog of the beloved Tony, Oscar, and Grammy-winning composer of hits such as Newsies, The Little Mermaid, & Little Shop of Horrors. Accompanied by a five-piece band, the cast includes: Debbie Gravitte (Chicago, Jerome Robbins' Broadway), Liz Larsen (Hairspray, Damn Yankees), Jack Noseworthy (Sweet Smell of Success, A Chorus Line), Joe Iconis (The Black Suits), Sally Wilfert (Assassins), Jeremy Morse (Bloodsong of Love), Meg Bussert (The Music Man, Brigadoon, Camelot), Leenya Rideout (Company, War Horse), Badia Farha (Leap of Faith), Molly Hager (Fat Camp), Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town, A Class Act), Melanie Field (Evita, Phantom of the Opera), and Eric Michael Krop (Godspell). Featuring: Danielle Gimbal, Maria Malanga, Lauren Marcus, Jared Nepute, Will Roland, and Jordan Stanley, with Musical Direction by Caleb Hoyer and Direction from MK Lawson.
Venue Description: Only a year old, the popular nightspot with the in-theatre crowd 54 Below has undergone a complete reinvention by multiple Tony Award-winning producers Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel and Steve Baruch (Hairspray, The Producers). The intimate 114-seat venue features up to three shows nightly as well as a late night lounge. Performers there have included Tony winner Patti LuPone, Rita Wilson, the Tony award-winning cast of Once, and Glee's Matthew Morrison. 54 Below is easily reachable by subway, C, E, or 1 to 50th Street, or N, Q, R. to 57th Street.