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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

“Hilarious!” — The New York Times

“At last! A musical of, for, and by the people!” — Time Out NY

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is back at 54 Below by popular demand, presenting the hilarious Phony Awards; a fully-improvised comedy awards show and Broadway musical. Think The Tony Awards® meets “Whose Line Is It Anyway.” The best improvisers in NYC use YOUR made up song titles to improvise three nominated songs for the Phony Awards, including lyrics, melodies and choreography with music being created on the spot by Broadway’s Gary Adler, composer of Altar Boyz and music director of Avenue Q and Next to Normal, to name a few. Vote for which of the three songs will win the coveted Phony Award and then marvel at the hysterical, fully improvised musical of that winning song. Broadway’s Next Hit Musical has toured extensively throughout the United States and around the world. Tonight they make their 54 Below debut with an amazing night of improvised music and interactive comedy where the next winner just might be YOU!

Emceed by Greg Triggs, with music direction and piano by George Luton.



Heidi Gleichauf
Deb Rabbai
Rob Schiffmann
Pat Swearingen

Special Guest:

Zeniba Now (2024 Woman to Watch on Broadway, The Loophole)

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

Past Performances

  • Fri, May 17 :9:30 pm
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