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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

October 22, 2013

Cover charge: $25-35

Food & Beverage Minimum: $25


Tues, Oct 22 9:00 pm Doors 8:30pm Buy Tickets

*Tickets on the day of performance after 2:00pm are only available by calling 646.476.3551.
After a decade of sold-out runs in London, off-Broadway and Los Angeles, creator and star Jake Broder brings his critically acclaimed international success to 54 Below.

Jake Broder (“Mozart” in Sir Peter Hall’s Broadway and West End productions of Amadeus) exquisitely re-incarnates Lord Buckley, the largely forgotten counter-culture icon of the 1940’s and 50’s and granddaddy of American comedy. Lord Buckley did for comedy what Elvis did for music. His work inspired Robin Williams, Johnny Depp, Whoopi Goldberg, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, Bob Dylan and Ken Kesey.

As the New York Times review said, Buckley “may have been the hippest man who ever lived…a Californian ex-lumberjack who invented an unlikely persona that was part English royalty, part Dizzy Gillespie. Video of Buckley’s act is scarce, but Jake Broder offers the next best thing with his faithful performance.” A Time Out Critics Pick in London, the show has been a hit all over the world.

In His Royal Hipness: Lord Buckley, Jake Broder and his Be-Bop Jazz trio transport the audience back to an exciting reimagining of Buckley performance, a swirling mix of comedy, be-bop and cabaret.

As The New Yorker wrote, “The mesmerizing Jake Broder incarnates the nineteen-fifties cult lounge performer Lord Buckley on a headlong ride through the late beat philosopher’s oeuvre…The actor’s ardent delivery produces the sensation of giddy free fall.”

Created by Jake Broder, Arranged and Music Directed by Mark Hartman

ENSEMBLE – Michael Lanahan

PIANO- Mark Hartman
BASS- Bradley Russell
DRUMS- Jimmie E. Young

Producer- Julia Broder
Associate Producers- Abby Armstrong, Ellyn Getz and Nikki MacCallum

Past Performances

  • Tue, Oct 22 :9:00 pm
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