The 11:30 PM concert will be directed by Yvette Kojic and feature music direction by Benjamin Rauhala.
Performers include Gioia, two-time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage aux Folles), Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Tommy Bracco (Newsies), Adam Kaplan (Newsies), Ariana DeBose (Pippin), Ariana Groover (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Tommy McDowell (American Idiot national tour) and Lauren Renahan, among others.
Here's how the evening is billed: "Who proclaimed this the most wonderful time of the year? We know you’re cold, stressed out and broke, so make your way out to 54 Below, where things heat up with glasses of spiked eggnog and a handful of bad-ass Broadway belters. From the team who brought you the sold-out sensation Bitching and Belting: An Evening with Michael Gioia and Friends, Gioia to the World promises to be an unforgettable night where no complaint is too small and no note is too high — holiday style! Join Michael Gioia (who hosted Playbill's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know LIVE! in January) and his Broadway faves for a set list of the sassiest songs, most dangerous duets and, of course, some holiday beer (err… cheer!). The cold never bothered us anyway."
Kojic co-produces alongside Gioia, and Rochel Saks is the evening's stage manager.
54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. There is a $25 cover charge plus a two-drink minimum. For more information and tickets, call (646) 476-3551 or visit 54Below.com.