Donna McKechnie Will Present New Act, Same Place: Another Time, at 54 Below

By Andrew Gans
December 18, 2012

Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie will present a brand-new show next month at the intimate Manhattan nightspot 54 Below.



Entitled Same Place: Another Time, performances are scheduled for Jan. 2-3, 2013, at 7 PM, Jan. 4-5 at 8:30 PM and Jan. 6 at 7 PM.

The Tony-winning actress will offer "a musical déjà vu celebrating the scintillating 70′s in New York City – the heyday of Studio 54," according to press notes. Attendees can expect to hear the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch, Billy Strayhorn and Stephen Sondheim, with arrangements and music direction by John McDaniel.

Best known for her Tony-winning performance as Cassie in the original production of A Chorus Line, Donna McKechnie has appeared in a plethora of musicals both on and Off-Broadway, some of which include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Company, State Fair, Can-Can, Annie Get Your Gun, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road, State Fair and Promises, Promises. In her first full length, one-woman musical celebration, Inside the Music, McKechnie performed songs from several of these productions and offered personal anecdotes about her experiences with some of the theatre's finest actors, directors, producers and writers. A live recording of that act was released on the Fynsworth Alley label. Simon & Schuster published McKechnie's autobiography, "Time Steps: My Musical Comedy Life."

There is a $30-$40 cover charge plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. 54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. For more information, visit 54Below.com.