All Hail the Queen Tonight at Lesli Margherita's 54 Below Solo Show
13 Jun 2014
Lesli Margherita, an Olivier Award winner for her performance in Zorro and current star of Broadway's Matilda, brings her solo show All Hail the Queen to 54 Below June 13-14.
The 11 PM concerts, written and conceived by Margherita, are directed by Lauren Bass with musical direction and arrangements by Brett Ryback (Murder for Two).
All Hail the Queen, according to press notes, "is 'totally more than a cabaret.' It's a Vegas-style nightclub act. Taking the reigns from the likes of Bette Midler and Liza Minnelli, Margherita commands the room with sass and bawdiness -- plus some self-deprecating humor for good measure – as she sings and struts her way through the 70 min set which includes twists on old songs and new favorites (courtesy of MD-Arranger Brett Ryback). With hilarious storytelling and showstopping numbers, the evening offers something for everyone. There will be feathers. There will be sparkles. And you better believe there will be worshipping. So, bow down… All Hail the Queen!"
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.