Alix Korey Celebrates Ethel Merman will be presented Jan. 10, 2014, at the Manhattan nightspot. The 8 PM performance features direction by Scott Barnes and musical direction by Christopher Marlowe. "After years of critics invoking comparisons to the legendary Ethel Merman, Broadway and cabaret star Alix Korey," press notes state, "brings her celebration of Merman to 54 Below! … [Audiences can expect a] tribute to the the great Merman: songs she made famous, songs you never knew she sang, and stories you’ve never heard before."
Alix Korey was most recently on Broadway in the Elvis Presley-inspired musical All Shook Up, and her other Main Stem credits include Chicago, 45 Seconds From Broadway, An Evening with Jerry Herman, Triumph of Love, Chicago, Ain't Broadway Grand, The Pirates of Penzance and the 1978 revival of Hello, Dolly!, her Broadway debut. Korey received the Drama League Award for her work in Off-Broadway's Suburb, a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in The Wild Party and an Outer Critics Circle nomination for her role in No Way to Treat a Lady. Her screen work includes "Anything But Love," "Dummy," "Beauty and the Beast," " Aladdin" and "Pocahontas." Korey's solo recordings are titled "Songs You Might Have Missed" and "Gifts of Love."
There is a $30-$40 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum. 54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. Tickets and additional information are available at 54Below.com.