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A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

“…the musically multi-lingual Alex Bechtel” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Alex Bechtel, composer/lyricist of Penelope (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival & Signature Theatre DC), and The Appointment (The New York TimesVultureTimeOut NY “Best of 2019,” and The New Yorker “Best of 2023”), makes his 54 Below debut with New Writers at 54! Alex Bechtel. Drawing on his vast body of work, Bechtel and a series of special guests will perform original songs from his past, present, and future musicals. You’ll laugh, get a song or two stuck in your head, and understand why his business cards read: “Alex Bechtel | Songs that make people cry.”

New Writers At 54! is an ongoing series at 54 Below showcasing exciting work by today’s hottest emerging voices, curated by Assistant Programming Director Alexa Spiegel.

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


  • $29 (includes $4 in fees) – $40 (includes $5 in fees)
  • VIP Seating: $51 (includes $6 in fees)
  • Premiums: $67.50 (includes $7.50 in fees)
  • Prices shown are only valid for online purchases. Additional $6 in fees for all seating sections if purchased at the box office.
  • $25 Food & Beverage Minimum

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