Lilli Cooper and Julia Mattison Join Lineup for Gioia to the World: My Holiday Hell at 54 Below

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Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening, Wicked) and Julia Mattison (Godspell) are among the performers who have joined the lineup for Gioia to the World: My Holiday Hell, a holiday edition of Bitching and Belting that will be hosted by staff writer Michael Gioia at 54 Below.

Lilli Cooper
Lilli Cooper

As previously announced, the concert will be held Dec. 6 at 11:30 PM. It will be directed by Yvette Kojic and feature music direction by Benjamin Rauhala.

Performers also include Gioia, two-time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage aux Folles), Tommy Bracco (Newsies), Adam Kaplan (Newsies), Ariana DeBose (Pippin), Ariana Groover (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Tommy McDowell (American Idiot national tour), Nicole Hale (Debbie Does Dallas), Lauren Renahan and Karen Agatep, among others.

Here's how the evening is billed: "Who proclaimed this the most wonderful time of the year? We know you’re cold, stressed out and broke, so make your way out to 54 Below, where things heat up with glasses of spiked eggnog and a handful of bad-ass Broadway belters. From the team who brought you the sold-out sensation Bitching and Belting: An Evening with Michael Gioia and Friends, Gioia to the World promises to be an unforgettable night where no complaint is too small and no note is too high — holiday style! Join Michael Gioia (who hosted Playbill's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know LIVE! in January) and his Broadway faves for a set list of the sassiest songs, most dangerous duets and, of course, some holiday beer (err… cheer!). The cold never bothered us anyway."

Kojic co-produces alongside Gioia, and Rochel Saks is the evening's stage manager.

54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. There is a $25 cover charge plus a two-drink minimum. For more information and tickets, call (646) 476-3551 or visit

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