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Broadway Hotspot 54 Below Welcomes Leading Men, Theater Songstresses and Musical Throwbacks

Broadway Hotspot 54 Below Welcomes Leading Men, Theater Songstresses and Musical Throwbacks

Every week stage favorites step up to the mic at 54 Below, Broadway's supper club. Check out just a sampling of the hotspot's recently-announced sets—we're looking forward to some amazing nights at the intimate venue.

JARROD SPECTOR
“A Little Help From My Friends" with Barry Mann - 4/9 at 10:00PM
Barry, meet Barry! Jarrod Spector, currently playing Barry Mann ...

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Here’s To the Ladies Who Tony! Watch Nikki M. James Pay Tribute to Every Best Featured Actress Tony Winner Ever

Here’s To the Ladies Who Tony! Watch Nikki M. James Pay Tribute to Every Best Featured Actress Tony Winner Ever

Broadway’s newest Eponine and Tony winner Nikki M. James is certainly not on her own when it comes to being one of the many talented ladies of Broadway. At a performance at Joe's Pub, James paid tribute to the fellow winners of the Tony’s Best Featured Actress category by singing all of their names. That’s right, every single one, including ...

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Mame, Starring Leslie Uggams, Dee Hoty & Beth Leavel, Kicks Off 54 Below’s New Series 54 Sings

Mame, Starring Leslie Uggams, Dee Hoty & Beth Leavel, Kicks Off 54 Below’s New Series 54 Sings

Broadway’s favorite kooky auntie is heading to 54 Below, and she's bringing friends! The new concert series 54 Sings is launching at the theater hotspot December 8 with its inaugural performance, It’s Today… 54 Sings Mame. Tony winner Leslie Uggams, two-time Tony nominee Dee Hoty, Tony winner Beth Leavel, Klea Blackhurst, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Donna Lynne Champlin, Eric Michael Gillett ...

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Christian Borle, Annaleigh Ashford & Beth Leavel to Star in Reading of New Musical Comedy Dog and Pony

Christian Borle, Annaleigh Ashford & Beth Leavel to Star in Reading of New Musical Comedy Dog and Pony

Tony winners Christian Borle and Beth Leavel along with Kinky Boots Tony nominee Annaleigh Ashford, are putting on a good old fashioned dog and pony show! But really: San Diego's Old Globe will present a developmental, industry-only reading of the new musical comedy Dog and Pony on November 1 in New York City. Other stars on board include Heidi ...

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Sierra Boggess, Patti Murin, Lillias White & More Set for Show Off, Directed by David Zippel

Sierra Boggess, Patti Murin, Lillias White & More Set for Show Off, Directed by David Zippel

Tony winner David Zippel (City of Angels) has enlisted a bevy of Broadway divas for the star-studded concert Show Off, celebrating 25 years of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre. The one-night-only event will take place on October 20 at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Leading the evening’s festivities are Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner ...

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Confirmed! Geoffrey Rush to Play the Ultimate Musical Theater Fan in Drowsy Chaperone Movie

Confirmed! Geoffrey Rush to Play the Ultimate Musical Theater Fan in Drowsy Chaperone Movie

Rumors have been swirling for years that Tony and Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush could take on the role of Man in Chair in a movie adaptation of The Drowsy Chaperone. The Canadian Press confirmed that the star will not only be starring in the film, but he’ll also serve as executive producer. Don McKellar (who co-wrote the musical’s book with ...

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Clay Aiken Dons a Dreamcoat, Beth Leavel Puts On Her Sunday Clothes & More Cross-Country Highlights

Clay Aiken Dons a Dreamcoat, Beth Leavel Puts On Her Sunday Clothes & More Cross-Country Highlights

Broadway.com is hitting the road! We’re highlighting five exciting productions happening all over the United States right this minute. Hop aboard for a cross-country tour of the best regional theater offerings, from A Chrous Line high-kicking in Maryland to the debut of The Bridges of Madison County in Massachusetts.


OGUNQUIT, ME
Go, Go, Go See Clay Aiken Try On ...

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Clay Aiken and Tony Winner Beth Leavel to Headline The Drowsy Chaperone in North Carolina

Clay Aiken and Tony Winner Beth Leavel to Headline The Drowsy Chaperone in North Carolina

Brace yourselves, Claymates: Clay Aiken is returning to the stage! The former American Idol favorite will join Tony winner Beth Leavel (reprising her award-winning role) in The Drowsy Chaperone at the North Carolina Theatre.

Aiken, who last appeared on Broadway in Spamalot, will play Man in Chair in the forthcoming production, running May 7 through 12 at the Raleigh Memorial ...

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Nick Adams Can't Stop the Beat, Robert Sean Leonard Schools Eliza Doolittle & More Cross-Country Highlights

Nick Adams Can't Stop the Beat, Robert Sean Leonard Schools Eliza Doolittle & More Cross-Country Highlights

Broadway.com is the hotspot for all the latest on the Great White Way, but what about the hundreds of exciting shows being presented on stages all over the country? We’ve found five must-see productions of Grand Hotel, Pygmalion, Hairspray, Funny Girl and The Servant of Two Masters (forerunner of One Man, Two Guvnors) that you won’t want to miss ...

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Elf's Beth Leavel on How Getting Drowsy Changed Her Career & Other Favorite Musical Roles

Elf's Beth Leavel on How Getting Drowsy Changed Her Career & Other Favorite Musical Roles

When Beth Leavel is leading a show, the rest of the cast can relax in the knowledge that she will make them look good while nailing her own songs, dances, comic moments, love scenes and anything else she is asked to do. No wonder the audience at the 2006 Tony Awards cheered especially loudly when this 20-year Broadway veteran won ...

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Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Have a Merry Little Time with Broadway's Favorite Elf?

Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Have a Merry Little Time with Broadway's Favorite Elf?

Holiday cheer is on full display this year at Elf, the Broadway musical based on the favorite 2003 movie. Were Word of Mouth reviewers Anna, Travis and Brad happy to follow Buddy the Elf on his trip from Santa's workshop to the Big Apple?

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Superstar Boy Band One Direction Rings in the Holidays with Buddy and Co. at Elf

Superstar Boy Band One Direction Rings in the Holidays with Buddy and Co. at Elf

Members of the hugely successful boy band One Direction stopped by the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on December 2 to catch a performance of the holiday musical Elf. The band, which consists of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, is in town to perform at Madison Square Garden, but (from left) Tomlinson, Malik and Payne took ...

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Ring in the Holidays with a Festive First Look at Buddy and Co. in Elf on Broadway

Ring in the Holidays with a Festive First Look at Buddy and Co. in Elf on Broadway
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Elf is bringing a heaping dose of holiday cheer to Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre, and we’ve got a joyful first look at Buddy and his pals. Elf stars Jordan Gelber as Buddy, who grew up in the North Pole believing he is one of Santa’s Christmas elves. When Buddy discovers he’s not an elf after all, he heads to New ...

Original Stars Beth Leavel, Mark Jacoby & More Set For Elf's Broadway Return

Original Stars Beth Leavel, Mark Jacoby & More Set For Elf's Broadway Return

Tony winner Beth Leavel, Mark Jacoby, Valerie Wright, Adam Heller and Michael Mandell will star in the Broadway return of the musical adaptation of Elf. Leavel, Jacoby, Wright and Mandell will reprise the roles they originated in the 2010 production. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, Elf features a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar ...

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Alice Ripley, Chad Kimball, Beth Leavel & More to Play Broadway Cabaret Festival at Town Hall

Alice Ripley, Chad Kimball, Beth Leavel & More to Play Broadway Cabaret Festival at Town Hall

A slew of Broadway stars including Alice Ripley, Chad Kimball and Beth Leavel will take part in Town Hall’s eighth annual Broadway Cabaret Festival. The festival, which takes place over three consecutive weeks, kicks off with Linda Eder: A New Life on October 13, followed by Broadway Originals! on October 21 and The Best of Broadway by the Year on ...

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Nick Adams, Beth Leavel, John Waters & More Set For Hairspray Concert

Nick Adams, Beth Leavel, John Waters & More Set For Hairspray Concert

Broadway vets Nick Adams, Marissa Perry, Tony winner Beth Leavel, The Monkees drummer Micky Dolenz and more are set to join John Waters in a concert version of the hit musical Hairspray with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Featuring music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Thomas Meehan and the late Mark O’Donnell, the ...

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Beth Leavel and Richard Thomas Complete Opening Night Cast of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays

Beth Leavel and Richard Thomas Complete Opening Night Cast of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays

Tony winner Beth Leavel and stage and screen vet Richard Thomas will complete the initial cast of the off-Broadway production of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. Leavel and Thomas join previously announced cast members Mark Consuelos, Harriet Harris, Craig Bierko and Polly Draper. Performances begin November 7 at the Minetta Lane Theatre, with opening night set for ...

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Allan Louis on Designing Shoulder Pads for Adam Lambert and Romancing Beth Leavel in Baby It's You!

Allan Louis on Designing Shoulder Pads for Adam Lambert and Romancing Beth Leavel in Baby It's You!

Age & Hometown: 39; Miami

Current Role: A Broadway debut performance as Luther Dixon, the suave, Mad Men-era lover of record producer Florence Greenberg (Beth Leavel) in the musical Baby It’s You!

Man of Many Talents: Born in Haiti, Louis moved to Miami at age five with his mother. By the time his sisters arrived three years later, he ...

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Puppy Love! Aaron Tveit, Andrew Rannells, Bernadette Peters and More Support Broadway Barks

Puppy Love! Aaron Tveit, Andrew Rannells, Bernadette Peters and More Support Broadway Barks
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What's more adorable than Catch Me If You Can star Aaron Tveit? How about Aaron Tveit holding two puppies! On July 9, the leading man joined a slew of Broadway stars (including Bobby Cannavale, Reeve Carney, Andrew Rannells, Beth Leavel, Nick Adams and more) in Shubert Alley to support the annual Broadway Barks dog and cat adoption event. Hosted by ...

Patina Miller, Beth Leavel and Broadway's Hottest Boys Show Some Skin at Broadway Bares XXI: Masterpiece

Patina Miller, Beth Leavel and Broadway's Hottest Boys Show Some Skin at Broadway Bares XXI: Masterpiece
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Summer's heating up on Broadway, but that's not why many of the Great White Way's hottest performers decided to shed their clothes on June 19. A slew of sultry actors stripped down to their skivvies at Roseland Ballroom for the 21st annual Broadway Bares benefit to raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS. This year's installment, Masterpiece, looked to ...

Beth Leavel, Patina Miller & More to Perform at Broadway Bares XXI: Masterpiece

Beth Leavel, Patina Miller & More to Perform at Broadway Bares XXI: Masterpiece

A roster of Tony winners and nominees is set to appear in Broadway Bares XXI: Masterpiece, which will be held on June 19 at Roseland Ballroom. The celebrity performers will join more than 200 of Broadway’s sexiest dancers at two performances of the annual burlesque show, a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The art auction-themed Masterpiece will open ...

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Squigs Bops to the Sound of the Shirelles and Salutes Beth Leavel in Baby It's You!

Squigs Bops to the Sound of the Shirelles and Salutes Beth Leavel in Baby It's You!

Fans of classic early 60s tunes are heading to the Broadhurst Theatre to see the new Broadway musical Baby It’s You! Starring 2011 Tony nominee Beth Leavel as Florence Greenberg, the pioneering record producer who discovered the Shirelles at her daughter’s New Jersey high school, the show is packed with hit songs, lively dance numbers and fabulous costumes. Broadway.com ...

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Baby It's You! Star Beth Leavel Plans a Nap After Exciting Tony Morning

Baby It's You! Star Beth Leavel Plans a Nap After Exciting Tony Morning

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start ringing off the hook for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2011 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

Beth Leavel
Nominated for Best Actress in a Musical, Baby It's You!


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It's Their Party! Beth Leavel and the Baby It's You! Company Celebrate Opening Night

It's Their Party! Beth Leavel and the Baby It's You! Company Celebrate Opening Night
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The sounds of the early ’60s are rocking Broadway in the new musical Baby It’s You!, starring Tony winner Beth Leavel as pioneering record executive and producer Florence Greenberg. On April 27, music lovers of all ages gathered at the Broadhurst Theatre for opening night of the show, which features more than 35 classic hits. After the performance, the company ...

A Soulful First Look at Beth Leavel and the Cast of Baby It's You!

A Soulful First Look at Beth Leavel and the Cast of Baby It's You!
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The early 60s pop music scene comes alive at the Broadhurst Theatre in the new musical Baby It’s You! Centering on the career of Florence Greenberg (Tony winner Beth Leavel), who became one of the music world’s first female producers and record label founders, the show traces the origins of the Shirelles and other stars of the era. We’ve got ...

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