THE SCREENING ROOM: Playbill Video Celebrates 54 Below Performances From Patti LuPone, Telly Leung, Andrea McArdle, Ben Vereen and More (Video)

By Playbill Staff
December 25, 2012

The inviting new nightlife venue 54 Below, designed by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty and architect Richard Lewis, opened its doors last summer with a special engagement by Tony Award winner Patti LuPone.



Since then, the swanky space owned by Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel and Steven Baruch, has showcased the work of new and established songwriters, as well as such theatre icons as Len Cariou, Linda Lavin, Leslie Uggams and Andrea McArdle. The venue has also featured memorable engagements by Justin Vivian Bond, Sherie Rene Scott, Liz Callaway, Michael Cerveris, Bridget Everett and Cole Escola.

54 Below has lighting by Tony Award winner Ken Billington and sound by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski. MAC Award winner Phil Geoffrey Bond is the director of programming.

Visit 54Below.com to browse upcoming engagements, including Patti LuPone's special New Year's Eve celebration. 

Playbill.com takes a look at our exclusive video coverage at the artists who have played 54 Below to celebrate the last six months of programming.

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Patti LuPone

 

Ben Vereen

 

Andrea McArdle

 

Howard McGillin

 

Linda Lavin

 

Christine Andreas

 

Andrea Martin

 

Justin Vivian Bond

 

Jason Robert Brown

 

Telly Leung

 

Darius de Haas

 

Marin Mazzie and Eden Espinosa

 

Brian d'Arcy James

 

Rebecca Luker

 

 

Faith Prince, Jason Graae, Tonya Pinkins and Titus Burgess

 

Sherie Rene Scott, Mark Nadler and David Friedman

 

Jenifer Lewis