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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

Come remember and celebrate Rita Gardner at 54 Below! Rita Gardner will always be remembered as The Girl in the legendary Off Broadway hit The Fantasticks, in which she introduced “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” “Much More,” and “They Were You.” She went on to star in Broadway shows, TV and film, and to teach countless young performers at HB Studios. This salute to Rita will feature stories and songs that celebrate a remarkable career and life, featuring Broadway and Off-Broadway stars. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


Tony Award® nominee Liz Callaway (AnastasiaMiss SaigonCats)
Lewis Cleale (Disney’s FrozenThe Book of Mormon)
Tony Award® nominee Melissa Errico (AmourMy Fair LadyOn A Clear Day…)
Jeff Harnar (I Know Things Now)
Paula Dione Ingram (The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess)
Heather MacRae (HairA Catered Affair)
Kurt Peterson (West Side StoryThe Baker’s Wife)
Tony Award® nominee Lee Roy Reams (42nd StreetThe Producers)
Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd)
Haley Swindal (Chicago)
Ann Talman (The Little FoxesThe Women)
plus a special video appearance by Tony Award® winner Laura Benanti (GypsyInto the Woods, She Loves Me)

Produced by Sherry Eaker and Claire-Frances Sullivan. Music direction by Alex Rybeck. Direction by Barry Kleinbort.

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Past Performances

  • Mon, May 1 :7:00 pm
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