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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

Dionne McClain-Freeney is a composer, composer-lyricist, arranger, musical director, and teaching artist whose music for off-Broadway, children’s theatre, festivals, Gospel, and more, have earned accolades, including GLAAD Media Awards, AUDELCO, and Drama Desk. Whether big or small – stages AND ages, her music has taken audiences from the streets of Greenwich Village to downtown Newark, around the globe with children and talking parrots sampling rice & beans dishes, to Black fathers loving their sons, to an opulent ballroom for the “Black society event of the year.” After a feature in 54 Below’s Black Writer Showcase, join Dionne for a night of musical storytelling that will answer the question: Which theatre, TV, and movie megastar cried tears of joy after hearing one of her songs?

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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