Yesterday, June 5, theatre legend Patti LuPone opened the new nightclub and restaurant, 54 Below, with a two-week engagement of a new act that will run through June 16. Before the star took the stage for the evening performance, she treated the press to a special sneak peek of the show and BroadwayWorld was there to talk to the star and capture her memorable performance!
We also spoke to the team behind the new room for the scoop on the design and what they have coming up.
LuPone will play the venue Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 11pm. 54 Below, Broadway’s nightclub, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. The initial line-up of Broadway talent scheduled to appear at 54 Below also includes Andrea Martin, Ben Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Christine Ebersole, Megan Hilty, Brian d'Arcy James, Linda Lavin, Victor Garber, Leslie Uggams, Rebecca Luker, Sherie Renee Scott,Darlene Love, Jackie Hoffman, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Alison Fraser, Lea DeLaria, Andrea McArdle, Christine Andreas, and Debbie Gravitte.
Designed by Tony Award winner John LeeBeatty and architect Richard Lewis, lit by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, and with sound by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, Tony Award winner Scott Wittman serves as creative consultant and MAC Award Winner Phil Geoffrey Bond serves as director of programming. For tickets and more information, visit www.54Below.com.
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