54 BELOW, the new performance venue located just below legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, hosts some of Broadway's brightest stars tonight, July 9 through July 22. Coming up are Ben Vereen, Bucky Pizzarelli, Maury Yeston, MX Justin VivIan Bond, Joe Iconis, Jamie deRoy, Rebecca Luker, Annie Golden, Mara Davi and more.
NEW MONDAYS, tonight, July 9 at 7PM, with YESTON, ICONIS, LUKER, DAVI and more:
Did you catch Larry O'Keefe debuting new work from Heathers, The Musical at our last show? Or Amanda Green giving us all a glimpse of the forthcoming Bring it On? Were you there two weeks ago week when Henry Krieger delivered a stunning solo rendition of "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going?" What about the week before when Andrew Lippa wowed the place with new tunes from A Little Princess and then accompanied himself on the ukulele on a tune from The Addams Family? Or the week before that when David Zippel delighted with a tune from Tootsie, the Musical? well...
"New Mondays" gives it's final performance tonight, July 9 featuring brand new tunes from two-time Tony Award winner Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic), Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days), Joe Iconis, (The Black Suits) and Brett Kristofferson (Insanities). The evening will feature the vocal talents of Jill Abramovitz, Carey Anderson, Wendy Bashor, Mara Davi, Katrina, Rose Dideriksen, Scott Koonce, Rebecca Luker, Johnny Rodgers, Kathy Searle, Angela Schultz, Katie Thompson, Jonathan Whitton, Jason "SweetTooth" Williams debuting work from the musicals Things to Ruin, Ordinary Days, String, The Boy Detective Fails, As the Curtain Rises …and perhaps a surprise or 2.
Performance begins at 7PM. Doors open at 6PM. $10-$18 cover charge. Two drink mimumum.
MX JUSTIN VIVAN BOND, July 9 at 9:30PM and two added performances on July 20 & 21 at 11PM:
Extended by popular demand, Mx Justin VivIan Bond plays 54 below tonight, Monday July 9 at 9:30PM as well as two newly added late night engagements on Friday July 20 and Saturday July 21 t 11PM. Silver Wells, an evening based on the newly released album of the same name, covering songs made famous by Ronee Blakley, Kate Bush, Leonard Cohen, Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell, Mark Eitzel and Brecht & Weill, among others. Silver Wells is inspired by - and takes it name from - Joan Didion's 1970 novel Play It As It Lays. In the show, Bond chooses a group of songs that allow V to cover the book's themes of nihilism, postmodernist identities, loss and the retrieval of memory.
Doors open at 9PM for the 9:30 performance and at 10PM for the 11PM performances. Cover charge: $20-30. $25 food and beverage minimum.
Ben Vereen, July 10 - 21: