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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

This event is being streamed online. To purchase tickets for the in-person event, click here.

Before The Color Purple, Dreamgirls, The Wiz, and even Shuffle Along, there was In Dahomey. Come and celebrate Black history with us as 54 Below pays homage to Broadway’s first full-length musical to be both written and performed by Black artists.

Known for featuring the legendary comedy duo of Bert Williams and George Walker, treat yourself to a rare opportunity to be swept up in the groundbreaking, and largely forgotten 1903 score that blended opera with ragtime. With music by Will Marion Cook and lyrics by Paul Laurence Dunbar, In Dahomey was unlike anything Broadway audiences had ever seen before.

Co-produced by Caseen Gaines and Pier Lamia Porter and featuring an all-star cast, 54 Sings In Dahomey is the perfect way to celebrate an unsung gem of American musical theater. This show is presented as part of the Make Them Hear You series. Music direction by Gary Mitchell, Jr. and hosted by Lance Roberts.


Jeremy Abram (Jersey Boys NCLH)
Ezekiel Andrew 
(Disney’s The Lion King)
Major Attaway (Disney’s Aladdin)
Timothy Rashaad Fisher (54 Sings Shuffle Along)
J’Quay Gibbs (Make Them Hear You: An Ode to Black Musicals Vol. 3)
Soleil Hall (FutureFest)
Rebecca L. Hargrove (B.R.O.K.E.N Code B.I.R.D Switching at Berkshire Theater Group)
James Jackson, Jr. (A Strange Loop)
Amanda Lee (Six NCLH)
Kimberly Marable (HadestownChicagoSister Act)
Lance Roberts (I Need ThatThe Music ManMy Fair Lady)
Daniel Sampson (54/54/54)
Ashley St. Juliette (Keisha Gilles: A Bit of Magic)
Melvin Tunstall, III (Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalPolkadots: The Cool Kids Musical)
A.D. Weaver (The Lieutenant off-Broadway)
Tatiana Wechsler (Mr. Saturday Night)
Davon Williams (The Pool Plays 3.0)
and more stars to be announced!

Live from 54 Below is a new series featuring streams of LIVE performances direct from Broadway’s Living Room! Designed to make more shows accessible to fans from across the globe and to recreate the live experience, all shows will be presented exclusively at the time of performance with an in-house audience and will not be available on demand afterwards.

Past Performances

  • Sun, Feb 18
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