According to the 54 BELOW website, Patti LuPone, who had previously extended her run at the nightclub to take over for Andrea Martin, has now canceled the rest of the engagement due to illness.
The website states: "Patti LuPone is ill and unable to perform at 54 Below for the remainder of her engagement tonight and tomorrow [June 22-23]. Guests who have already purchased tickets will be automatically refunded. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. 54 Below will reopen on Sunday for Backstage at 5 PM."
Her show FAR AWAY PLACES was scheduled to play through Saturday, June 23, after the owners of 54 BELOW announced that Andrea Martin had to postpone her appearance at 54 BELOW because she was ill with a bronchial infection.
LuPone’s 54 BELOW engagement, “Far Away Places,” was conceived and directed by 54 BELOW’s Tony Award-winning creative consultant, Scott Wittman, with arrangements by Joseph Thalken.
54 BELOW, Broadway’s nightclub is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style.
Designed by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty and architect Richard Lewis, lit by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, and with sound by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, 54 BELOW features an in-your-living-room intimate relationship between its performers and audiences. Tony Award winner Scott Wittman serves as creative consultant and MAC Award Winner Phil Geoffrey Bond serves as director of programming. André J. Marrero is the Executive Chef of the new venue, which provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Bringing together his love of the arts with his passion for cooking and hospitality, Chef André has created a market driven contemporary bistro menu that includes ingredients sourced from all over the world.
54 BELOW is managed by Tony Award winning producers Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, and Steven Baruch. 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly and has audio and video recording capabilities.
54 BELOW is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com.
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