Looking for a way to escape the hot summer sun and see all your favorite Broadway stars? Well, search no further than 54 Below, where July heats up with return engagements and brand new shows from Broadway's elite. Read on for Broadway.com's countdown of the 10 concerts making fireworks this July at the hotspot.
10. The Kids Are Back! When I Grow Up Returns
The adorable pint-sized stars of Broadway reunite for the July 29 performance of When I Grow Up. Hear child theater stars Emily Rosenfeld, Kelsey Fowler, Caleb McLaughlin and more perform adult standards from Into the Woods, Next to Normal, Company and more.
9. Alan Cumming, Emma Hunton & More Sing Drew Brody
The music of composer Drew Brody comes to life on July 22 with a one-night-only concert featuring Tony winner Alan Cumming, Emma Hunton, Robert Cuccioli, Becca Ayers, John Arthur Greene and more.
8. Jackie Hoffman Is Bitter & Hilarious in Old Woman, New Material
Broadway side-splitter Jackie Hoffman returns to 54 Below with her new show Old Woman, New Material on July 7, 14, 21 and July 28. Knowing Hoffman, audiences will be equal parts entertained and offended.
7. Ryan Scott Oliver and Lindsay Mendez Present Actor Therapy
Ryan Scott Oliver (35mm) and Wicked’s Lindsay Mendez present their master class series for up-and-coming performers, Actor Therapy, on July 8. What better way to see the next great stars before they hit it big?
6. From Blues to Broadway, Terri White Does It All
Broadway belter Terri White, known for her roles in Follies, Barnum and Finian’s Rainbow, takes the stage for a one-night-only concert on July 31. This is White's first performance at the Times Square nightspot, and it's not to be missed.
5. Motown’s Morgan James Flaunts Her Flawless Voice
54 Below’s resident artist Morgan James takes the stage on July 15 and July 29 with new songs and old favorites.
4. Norbert Leo Butz Gives a Rocking Mythology Lesson in Girls Girls Girls
Before reeling in a Big Fish on Broadway, two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz performs an encore engagement of his new show Girls Girls Girls on July 6, 8, 10 and July 19. The critics loved this show, which matches female archetypes from mythology with modern pop songs.
3. Matthew Morrison Goes Back to Where It All Began
Tony and Emmy-nominated star Matt Morrison, best known for Glee, is back at 54 singing songs off his Broadway-themed second album Where It All Began July 13 through July 17.
2. Steve Kazee Rocks Out in a Return Underground Engagement
Tony winner Steve Kazee returns to 54 Below with an updated concert, in which he will debut even more original songs and reunite with former Once co-star Elizabeth A. Davis. Kazee and the new Shiny Liars take the stage July 8, 10, 11, 12 and July 13.
1. The Queen Comes Home: Patti LuPone Returns
If you’ve ever dreamed of hearing Patti LuPone perform Hair, Evita, Gypsy and Peter Pan all in one night, then don’t miss the return of her acclaimed concert Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda…(Played That Part) at 54 July 18 through July 27.