Julia Mattison Is Ruby Manger May 1 at 54 Below; Julia Murney, Taylor Trensch Among Guests | Playbill

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News Julia Mattison Is Ruby Manger May 1 at 54 Below; Julia Murney, Taylor Trensch Among Guests Godspell actress Julia Mattison is Ruby Manger in her 54 Below solo show May 1. She is joined by Noel Carey, Andrew Kober, Taylor Trensch and Julia Murney.

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The 11:30 PM concert, directed by Max Friedman, features Mattison as fictional Broadway diva Manger in her "long-awaited return to the New York Stage."

According to press notes, "Mattison stars as Ms. Manger, an enigmatic Broadway icon, famous for such roles as Trudy the Blind Ghost in I See You, Not Really, But You Know What I Mean (Tony Award Winner, Best Musical and Best Actress) and as The Coroner in Whoa Nelly, That's a Lot Of Blood (Drama Desk Award Winner, Best Set Design). Through a whirlwind of songs, stories, and Broadway's special guests, Ruby will re-visit her greatest career highlights and lowlights, from winning her first Tony award, to her not-so-secret love affairs, to her recent recovery from a terrifying addiction to bagels. Ms. Manger is back from rehab, better than ever, and ready to re-claim her place as Broadway's shining Ruby with a thrilling and revealing evening at Broadway's Nightclub!"

Audiences can expect to hear songs from the Broadway canon as well as Mattison's original material, all performed in the distinctive style of Manger. Musical direction and arrangements are by Charlie Rosen.

Special guests include Kober (Les Misérables) as Jean Dijon, Trensch (Matilda) as Allen Quiche Lorraine, Carey as Randy Newman and Murney (Wicked) as Julia Murney.

54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. Tickets are $10 plus a $25 food/beverage minimum. For more information and tickets, visit 54Below.com.

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