Original Les Misérables Star Frances Ruffelle Returns to 54 Below Sept. 16
16 Sep 2013
Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle, who created the role of Eponine in the London and Broadway productions of Les Misérables, returns to the new Manhattan nightspot 54 Below beginning Sept. 16.
The acclaimed singing actress, who played the intimate venue in May, is again offering Beneath the Dress Sept. 16 at 7 PM and Sept. 18 at 9:30 PM. There is a $35-$45 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum.
In a statement Ruffelle said her new show "certainly reveals more of the real me than anything I’ve ever done. The songs are inspired by people I admire, situations with which I associate and women who just love to entertain."
Frances Ruffelle's many stage appearances include Dinah in Trevor Nunn’s Starlight Express, Yonah in the original West End production of Children of Eden, Roxie Hart in Chicago and, most recently, the title role in Piaf. She also made a cameo appearance in the "Les Misérables" film.
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.