Ute Lemper Will Sing Kurt Weill, Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf and More at 54 Below
By Andrew Gans
Ute Lemper, who starred in both the London and Broadway productions of Chicago, will play a limited engagement at 54 Below in January 2014.
Lemper is scheduled to play the intimate nightspot Jan. 8-14; show times are Jan. 8 at 9:30 PM, Jan. 11 at 8 PM, Jan. 13 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM and Jan. 14 at 9 PM.
The evenings, according to press notes, will start "in Berlin with Ute’s repertoire of Brecht and Weill and classic cabaret songs and travels to the poetic universe of Jacques Brel & Edith Piaf. Then, join Ute’s voyage as she continues to Argentina and Tango Nuevo and walks the backstreets of Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires and New York, where she’s made her home for fifteen years now. Discover musical ghosts who have their own tales of loss, love, passion, survival, rebellion & opposition to tell."
Ute Lemper made her Broadway debut in the revival of Kander and Ebb's Chicago, and she is known throughout the world for her unique solo concerts that feature an eclectic array of material. She was named Billboard Crossover Artist of 1993-94, and her theatre credits feature roles in Peter Pan, Cabaret and Blue Angel. Lemper's many solo discs include "Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill," "Illusions," "Punishing Kiss," "Berlin Cabaret Songs" and "City of Strangers." Recent CD releases include "Blood & Feathers" (also on DVD) and "Between Yesterday and Tomorrow."
There is a $40-$60 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum. 54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. For more information visit 54Below.com.
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