Brad Simmons & Friends will perform an evening of original songs, written either by Brad or the performer themselves, for one night only at 54 BELOW, Broadway's nightclub located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Regulars to 54 Below's "Backstage" will recognize Brad as the man behind the piano providing musical director for this after-hours cocktail party and song-fest and the musical director for Lysistrata Jones. Doors open at 10:15PM for the 11:00PM show. Cover charge: $20-$30. $25 food and beverage minimum.
Special guest stars appearing with Brad include performances by Tonya Pinkins (Tony Award and Drama Desk Winner for Jelly's Last Jam, Tony Award & Drama Desk Nomination and Lucille Lortel Award Winner for Caroline or Change and "All My Children star), Celisse Henderson (from Broadway's Godspell), Paul Oakley Stovall (from the ChicaGo Productions of Play On and Immediate Family) and Jon Patrick Walker & The Guilty Party, who plays an eclectic brand of original Rock n Roll, evoking everything from Kinks to Bowie, Faces, Harry Nilsson & Bob Dylan.
54 BELOW, Broadway's nightclub, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style.
Designed by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty and architect Richard Lewis, lit by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, and with sound by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, 54 BELOW features an in-your-living-room intimate relationship between its performers and audiences. Tony Award winner Scott Wittman serves as Creative Consultant and MAC Award Winner Phil Geoffrey Bond serves as Director of Programming. André J. Marrero is the Executive Chef of the new venue, which provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Bringing together his love of the arts with his passion for cooking and hospitality, Chef André has created a market driven contemporary bistro menu that includes ingredients sourced from all over the world.
54 BELOW is owned and operated by Tony Award winning producers Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, and Steven Baruch. 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly and has audio and video recording capabilities. The cover charge ranges from $5-$85.
54 BELOW is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com.