Charles Kirsch’s Backstage Babble LIVE! Feat. Judy Kaye & more
July 17, 2023
This performance will also be livestreamed. For tickets and more information, click here.
Second edition by popular demand! Theater podcast Backstage Babble has been documenting the stories of Broadway since it began in August 2020, featuring over 100 guests who have worked on shows from 1943 all the way up to 2022. Now, to celebrate the second anniversary of the podcast, 54 Below will present a concert emceed by Backstage Babble’s 14-year-old host, theater maven Charles Kirsch, featuring some of the performers that have done these comprehensive interviews performing some of their best-known songs. Kirsch will introduce the performers and share brief insights about what it was like interviewing them, and the performers will have priceless stories about the roles they played to enhance the concert into a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience for theater history buffs. The entire evening will be accompanied by Broadway’s Music Man Michael Lavine, and is sure to be, just like the podcast, a joyous celebration of Broadway and the legends who shaped it.
Loni Ackerman (Evita, Cats)
Tony® Award nominee Christine Andreas (Oklahoma, On Your Toes)
D’Jamin Bartlett (A Little Night Music, Boccaccio)
Jim Brochu (Brigadoon, Camelot)
Lori Tan Chinn (M. Butterfly, Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen)
Tony® Award nominee Josie De Guzman (Guys and Dolls, West Side Story)
Ken Jennings (Sweeney Todd)
Tony® Award winner Judy Kaye (On the Twentieth Century, The Phantom of the Opera)
Karen Mason (Sunset Boulevard, Torch Song Trilogy)
Michele McConnell (The Phantom of the Opera)
Teri Ralston (Company, A Little Night Music)
Thom Sesma (Man of La Mancha, La Cage Aux Folles)
Steven Skybell (Fiddler on the Roof, Wicked)
“The evening felt like a warm Broadway reunion of old friends getting together and sharing their memories.” -Linda Amiel Burns, Theater Pizzazz
“One hundred twenty episodes and two years later a beautifully produced anniversary celebration arrived at 54 Below with bells on. Kirsch is as well-spoken and gracious on stage as he is without an audience. 54 Below was packed and buzzing.” -Alix Cohen, Woman Around Town
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.
One of the starriest, most entertaining, and most important nights of the cabaret season this year.
Stephen Mosher, BroadwayWorld