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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

54 Below is proud to present the NYC debut of Never Be King, a brand-f*kn-new musical by Charlie H. Ray and Sam Columbus. Hear hits from the E.P. like “Some Days,” “Rock Song,” “I’m Coming In,” (and more!) and witness the debut of brand new scenes and songs. With a score that blends Y2K pop-punk and 16th Century choral music (trust us… it works), Never Be King tells the story of Henry of Navarre from two perspectives: the voice that history edified and the voice that history forgot. After all: history’s just a he said, she said. Produced by Clayton Howe, with music direction by Sam Columbus.


Veronica Otim (& Juliet) as Marguerite
Chris McCarrell (The Lightning Thief) as Henry
Wren Rivera (Jagged Little Pill) as Jaq
Talia Suskauer (Wicked) as Gabrielle

With special guests:

Benny Elledge (Waitress)
Audrey Hare (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre)
Tomás Matos (recording artist)
Stephanie Torns (Waitress)

Joined by:

Sam Columbus on piano
Michael Herlihy on guitar
Jesse-Ray Leich on drums
Sean Murphy on bass
Caitlin Thomas on cello

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Past Performances

  • Mon, Nov 6 :9:30 pm
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