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A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

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“This book is an absolutely wonderful resource for all students of musical theatre and also for all devoted theatergoers. Well researched thoughtfully compiled it is a great addition to the study of this form that we all love.” –John Doyle, Tony Award®-winning director (Sweeney Todd, Company)

“An extraordinary resource for students of musical theatre or for any theatre-lover, Schneider’s book is a celebration of the art form and the key moments that shaped it. He wisely knows the best way to ensure its future is by understanding its past.” –Susan Stroman, Tony Award®-winning director/choreographer (Crazy for You, The Producers)

“If you consider yourself a lover of musicals, you must read Fifty Key Musicals.” –Jerry Zaks, four-time Tony Award®-winning director (Guys and Dolls, Hello, Dolly!)

Those are just some of the praises for new book Fifty Key Stage Musicals by Robert W. Schneider and Shannon Agnew.  Now this book, which rounds-up fifty of the musicals whose creations were seminal in altering the landscape of musical theater, is being given a one-night-only concert with the artists who helped create these monumental musicals.

Join us on February 8th for an evening of songs and stories, performed by the legends themselves who had a front row to history.

Author Robert W Schneider (Behind The Curtain: Broadway’s Living Legends) will be on hand to share trivia and anecdotes about the landmark musicals that changed not only the theatre, but the world. Expect some of Broadway’s favorite artists to make an appearance and take a musical stroll down memory lane.

George Lee Andrews (The Phantom of the Opera)
Caitlin Belcik (How The Grinch Stole Christmas)
Jim Brochu (Zero Hour)
LaDonna Burns (White Girl in Danger)
Tony Award® winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd)
Kevin Chamberlin (Seussical)
Beth Fowler (Beauty and the Beast)
Alexandra Amadeo Frost (Mambo Italiano)
Janine LaManna (Seussical)
Tony Award® nominee Lee Roy Reams (42nd Street)
Mark William (Come Croon With Me)

Produced by Robert W. Schneider

Music Direction by Michael Lavine

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

  • Wed, Feb 8
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