PHOTO CALL: Jane Krakowski, Mandy Patinkin, Darlene Love Visit Patti LuPone at 54 Below
By Krissie Fullerton
54 Below, Broadway's newest nightclub, opened its doors with performances by two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone.
54 Below is located just steps from Times Square and below the legendary Studio 54.
54 Below is designed by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty and architect Richard Lewis, lit by Tony Award winner Ken Billington and sound by Tony Award Nominee Peter Hylenski. Tony Award winner Scott Wittman serves as creative consultant with MAC Award Winner Phil Geoffrey Bond serving as director of programming.
54 Below is managed by Tony Award winning producers Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, and Steven Baruch.
Opening week was celebrated with performances by Patti LuPone with an evening of standards and pop songs entitled "Far Away Places". The evening was directed by Scott Wittman with arrangements by Joseph Thalken.
The venue features up to three shows nightly with a cover charge ranging from $5-70. Some upcoming performers at the venue includ Jackie Hoffman, Andrew Martin, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Brian D'Arcy James, Rebecca Luker and Ben Vereen.
Here's a look at the opening party for the venue:
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