This theatrical interview show, recorded live at 54 Below in New York City, takes you on and off the stage of Broadway's nightclub. The podcast features clips from 54Below's cabaret performances and exclusive interviews with Broadway actors, comedians, directors, set designers, musicians and more.
Ep.27 - Donna McKechnie
McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also famous for her Broadway appearances in State Fair, On the Town, Company, Promises, Promises and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Hear Tony-winner Donna McKechnie talk about her brand new show: a musical déjà vu celebrating the scintillating 70′s in New York City via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch, Billy Strayhorn, and Stephen Sondheim, with arrangements and music direction by John McDaniel.
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Ep. 26 - Maurice Hines
Broadway veteran and Tony nominee talks about his original show Tap’in Through Life . Hear Hines recall memories from early childhood, when he and his younger brother Gregory were childhood tap-dancing sensations, appearing in New York, Las Vegas, and Europe, and on television, and a remarkable thirty-five appearances on The Tonight Show. A smash in 1978′s Broadway sensation Eubie!, Maurice’s critically-acclaimed appearances on the Great White Way include Sophisticated Ladies and Uptown… It’s Hot, which he also conceived, directed and choreographed.
Maurice Hines is at 54Below from Dec. 26-29th. More information and tickets at 54Below.com
Ep.25 - Liz Callaway
A chat with Tony Nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer
and recording artist Liz Callaway. She made her Broadway debut
in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony
Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five
years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. Liz also starred in
the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Look of Love and The
Spitfire Grill, and provided the singing voice for numerous
animated features including the Oscar-nominated Anastasia.
With a busy concert career that takes her throughout the
world, New York audiences are fortunate indeed to have her
in residence this Fall for seven very special performances only.
Tickets and more info at 54below.com
Ep.24 - Melissa Errico
Melissa Errico has been wowing audiences since she was
plucked out of Yale to star in the first national touring
company of Les Miserables. Since then, Broadway has
embraced her in My Fair Lady (Eliza, 1993 revival), High Society,
Amour (Tony nomination) and, most recently, Irving Berlin’s
White Christmas. Kennedy Center audiences applauded her
performance as Dot opposite Raul Esparza’s George in Sunday
in the Park with George. She'll talk about her three critically-heralded CDs, Blue Like That, Lullabies
and Wildflowers and A Legrand Affair (produced by Phil
Melissa is at 54Below from Oct.30-Nov.3
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Ep.23 - Sherie Rene Scott
Before Sherie Rene Scott became one of Broadway's favorite leading ladies, she sang with four giant turtles on stage at Radio City Music Hall, worked as a backup singer, and sold shoes on Park Avenue (and loved it).
Known for her work in numerous theatrical productions including EVERYDAY RAPTURE, WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN , THE LITTLE MERMAID, TOMMY, RENT, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, and DEBBIE DOES DALLAS, Sherie Rene Scott premiers her new work, Piece of Meat, in collaboration with Todd Almond at 54Below Oct. 16-27.
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Ep.22 - Andrea Martin
Scott Wittman talks to Emmy and Tony-winning actress and comedian, Andrea Martin, best known for films such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and in stage in productions such as My Favorite Year, Fiddler on the Roof, Candide, Young Frankenstein, Exit the King, and in the television series, SCTV. She is joined by Sirius XM host, actor, writer, performer and her accompanying pianist, Seth Rudetsky.
Andrea Martins performs at 54Below Oct 9-11. Visit 54Below.com for information and tickets