PHOTO CALL: Laura Benanti, LaChanze, Rita Wilson and Karrin Allyson Preview 54 Below Concerts

By Matthew Blank
April 16, 2013

Laura Benanti, LaChanze, Rita Wilson and Karrin Allyson and more will offer concerts at the intimate 54 Below in the coming months. They offered a preview the morning of April 12.





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Karrin Allyson, Rita Wilson, LaChanze and Laura Benanti
Photo by Monica Simoes



In addition, the venue continues to present its special series — Backstage with Susie Mosher, 54 Piano Bar and a new vocal competition The Callback, among others.

54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. For more information, call (866) 468-7619 or visit 54Below.com.

The April lineup follows:

The WBGO Jazz Series
Peter Bernstein Quintet with Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, Frank Wess and John Webber — April 2 at 7 PM and 9 PM
Barbara Carroll Quartet with Ken Peplowski — April 9 at 7 PM and 9 PM
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet — April 16 at 7 PM and 9 PM
$25-35 cover charge. $15 food/beverage minimum.

Late Night: Backstage
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10:30 PM
No cover charge. $20 food/beverage minimum.

Linda Eder
April 10 at 7 PM, April 10 at 9:30 PM, April 12-13 at 8:30 PM, April 12-13 at 11 PM
$70-80 cover charge for April 10 at 7 PM; $40-50 cover charge for April 10 at 9:30 PM and April 13 at 11 PM; $75-85 cover charge for April 12-13 at 8:30 PM; and $30-40 cover charge for April 12 at 11 PM.

Telly Leung
April 14 at 7 PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Rita Wilson
April 14, 15, 17 and 18 at 9:30 PM; April 19-20 at 8:30 PM; April 19 at 11 PM
$40-50 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Joe Iconis & Family
April 15 at 7 PM, April 20 and 26 at 11 PM
$15-25 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Love Hangover: LaChanze Sings Diana Ross
April 17, 18 and 22 at 7 PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Ken Page: Old, New, Borrowed & Blue
April 21 at 7 PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Carmel's Candy Store: The Sweet Songs of Carmel Dean
April 21 at 9:30 PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Robert Creighton: Ain't We Got Fun!
April 22 at 9:30 PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Barbara Cook
April 23, 24, 25 and 30 at 7 PM, April 24-25 at 9:30 PM, April 26-27 at 8:30 PM
$85-95 cover charge for 7 PM shows; $105-115 cover charge for 8:30 PM; and $65-75 cover charge for 9:30 PM shows. $30 food/beverage minimum.

Andrea Burns: True Beauty
April 28-29 at 7 PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Tim Rosser & Charlie Sohne: Tim and Charlie's Farewell Tour
April 28 at 9:30 PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Morgan James
April 29 at 9:30 PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

The May lineup follows:

Barbara Cook
May 1-2 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM, May 3-4 at 8:30 PM
$85-95 cover charge for 7 PM shows; $105-115 cover charge for 8:30 PM shows; $65-75 cover charge for 9:30 PM shows. $30 food/beverage minimum.

Late Night: The Studio
May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 11 PM
No cover charge. $20 food/beverage minimum.

Aaron Tveit
May 3, 11, 17 and 18 at 11 PM
$30-50 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Classical Concerts for Classy Kids
May 4 at 11:30 AM
$65 cover charge, includes three-course lunch, non-alcholic beverages, tax and gratuity.

Joe Iconis & Family
May 5 at 7 PM
$15-25 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Sarah Dash
May 5 and 12 at 9:30 PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Late Night: The Callback
May 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 11 PM
No cover charge. $20 food/beverage minimum.

The WBGO Jazz Series
Nightsongs: An Evening with Janis Siegel — May 7 at 7 PM and 9 PM
SING! SING! SING! — The 75th Anniversary of Benny Goodman's Historic Carnegie Hall Concert, with Ken Peplowski, Jay Leonhart, Ehud Asherie, Willie Jones III and more — May 14 at 7 PM and 9 PM
$25-35 cover charge. $15 food/beverage minimum.

Late Night: Backstage
May 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 PM
No cover charge. $20 food/beverage minimum.

Rebecca Luker
May 9, 15 and 16 at 7 PM, May 17-18 at 8 PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Sam Harris
May 12-13 at 7 PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Sharon Wheatley: Bette on Me
May 15 at 9:30 PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Marquee Five: Broadway By the Letter — Act One
May 16 at 9:30 PM
$25-35 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Laura Benanti
May 20, 22 and 23 at 7 PM, May 23 at 9:30 PM, May 24-25 at 8:30 PM, May 25 at 11 PM
$50-60 cover charge. $30 food/beverage minimum.

Frances Ruffelle: Beneath the Dress
May 22 at 9:30 PM
$30-40 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Sondheim Unplugged
May 26 at 7 PM
$20-30 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

Simply Streisand
May 26 at 9:30 PM
$20-30 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.

The WBGO Jazz Series
Jonathan Tunick & The Broadway Moonlighters with special guest Doc Severinsen
May 28, 29, 30 and 31 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM
$65-115 cover charge. $25 food/beverage minimum.