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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.

“James Rich lofts the equivalent of high fly balls” – The Boston Globe

After sold-out appearances in Connecticut, Nova Scotia, and Victoria, B.C., James Rich (Rent, Saturday Night Fever) brings his unforgettable salute to Nat King Cole to the stage at 54 Below. Under the direction of Duane Boutté, James recounts unique and significant moments from his journey of researching, writing, and developing There Was a Boy – a new musical about Nat King Cole, the performer, husband, father, and son. From “Nature Boy” to “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You,” Mr. Rich captures the essence of “The Nat King Cole Show” as if Mr. Cole was still one of the top-selling concert artists of his generation in today’s world… think Nat King Cole 2.0. Grammy nominee Matt Falker joins James as music director and band leader. This show promises to be a memorable experience that’ll have you tapping along and singing the music all the way home.

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

  • Thu, Nov 9
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