54 Below Fall Lineup to Feature Brian D'Arcy James, Lindsay Mendez, Adam Pascal, Emily Skinner, Telly Leung, Anthony Rapp and More
By Carey Purcell
54 Below has announced its fall lineup of performers, which includes numerous Broadway actors, singers and composers.
The midtown nightclub will feature Brian d'Arcy James (Giant, Shrek) Sept. 5-7, while Rent co-stars Adam Pascal (Aida, Chicago) and Anthony Rapp (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) will both perform Sept. 7, with Pascal taking the stage at 7 PM and Rapp at 9:30 PM.
Telly Leung (Godspell, Allegiance) will perform Sept. 8 at 7 PM, and John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, Shrek the Musical) will make his 54 Below debut Sept. 8 and 16 at 9:30 PM.
Spring Awakening and Because of Winn Dixie composer Duncan Sheik will perform Sept. 9-14, and Wicked star Lindsay Mendez will take the stage Sept. 9 and Dec. 9 at 9:30 PM.
Emily Skinner: Broadway, Her Way will be presented Sept. 11-12 at 9:30 PM, and the Sondheim Unplugged series will continue Sept. 15 and Oct. 20 at 7 PM.
Morgan James (Godspell, Motown) will perform Sept. 15 at 9:30, and Les Misérables' original Eponine, Frances Ruffelle, will return with her acclaimed Beneath the Dress Sept. 16 and 18.
Three-time Tony-nominated composer/lyricist David Yazbeck (The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will give a concert Sept. 19 at 9:30 PM.
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony-winning songwriting team whose credits include Ragtime, Once on This Island and Seussical, will offer a series of six concerts with special guests Sept. 26-28.
Jazz singer, piano player and songwriter Tony DeSare will perform Oct. 3-12.
Joanna Gleason (Into the Woods, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) will make her 54 Below debut Oct. 9. She will also perform Oct. 16 and 23 at 9:30 PM. Tony-winning lyricist David Zippel (City of Angels) will debut at 54 Below Oct. 14 and 21 at 7 PM.
Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, Psycho Beach Party, Die, Mommie, Die!) will perform Oct. 17 and 24 and Nov. 7 and 14 at 9:30 PM.
Cabaret queen Marilyn Maye, once referred to by Ella Fitzgerald as "the greatest white female singer in the world," will take the stage Oct. 21-31.
Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams (Sweet Charity, 42nd Street) will give a one-night-only concert Nov. 10 at 9:30 PM. Two-time Tony nominee Vivian Reed (Bubbling Brown Sugar, Marie Christine) will perform Nov. 11 at 9:30 PM.
Tony-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years, The Bridges of Madison County) will return to 54 Below Nov. 18-23.
Tony nominee Ann Hampton Callaway (Swing!), who also wrote and sang the theme song to the '90s sitcom "The Nanny," can be seen onstage Nov. 24-30.
Two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage aux Folles and the upcoming Domesticated) will make his 54 Below debut Nov. 24-25 at 9:30 PM.
54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. Tickets and additional information are available at 54Below.com.
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