The stars came out to see two-time Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone perform at the opening week of 54 BELOW. Visitors included LuPone's Evita co-star Mandy Patinkin; from "The View," Joy Behar; from "30 Rock," Jane Krakowski; Motown legend Darlene Love; playwright Douglas Carter Beane; Tony Award winning-director Jerry Zaks; Broadway composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa; nightclub performer Natalie Douglas and more. Check out photos of the guests below!
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 will host audiences with warmth and style. It evokes a casual, comfortable elegance unmatched by any other venue in town. From the design concept to the programming, 54 BELOW offers a fresh perspective on a century-old art form. 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 will provide a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that will be 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 The cover charge ranges from $5-$70. Upcoming performers at 54 BELOW include Jackie Hoffman, Mx Justin VivIan Bond, Andrea Martin, Brian d'Arcy James, Rebecca Luker and Ben Vereen. For tickets and more information, visit www.54Below.com.
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