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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

June 4 & 5, 2015

Cover charge: $35-45
Premiums: $70

Cover Charge Additional $5 At Door

Food & Beverage Minimum: $25


Thur, June 4 9:30pm Doors 8:45pm Tickets
Fri, June 5 9:30pm Doors 8:45pm Tickets


The Tony Award is Broadway’s mark of excellence — and the Best Musical Tony is a highly sought prize. Often the winner is obvious to those in the know, but SOMETIMES there is a fight to the finish. With that in mind TONY BATTLES honors those historic match-ups between iconic musicals who duked it out to receive the crown. For the first outing we look at 1998’s contest: The Lion King vs. Ragtime —  with Side Show and The Scarlet Pimpernel ready to swoop in and steal the whole thing. What a doozy of a battle that was!  So many questions flying through the theatre district in the weeks before the Awards. Hey, Elton John and Julie Taymor, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” Will “Ragtime” ride “The Wheels of a Dream” to victory? Oh, “Who Will Love Me As I Am?” Journey “Into the Fire” to see how it all played out. Featuring original cast members! Produced and directed by Scott Coulter. Come see how it all played out, with songs, stories, and even some Tony Awards-themed specials!

Patrick Page (Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, The Lion King)
Kyle Scatliffe (Olivier Award nominee and star of Les Miserables)
Lisa Brescia (Mamma Mia!)
Todd Buonopane (Cinderella)
Julie James (Sirius XM Radio Star)
Kristy Cates (Wicked)
F. Michael Haynie (Dogfight, Peter Pan: LIVE)
Julian Decker (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Michael McCorry Rose (Wicked, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder)
Jason Robinson (Cinderella)

The Broadway By The Year chorus:
Graham Bailey
Ally Bonino
Oakley Boycott
Paula Buresh
Mark Cajigao
Elijah Caldwell
Madeline Hamlet
Matthew Hill
Charlie Jhaye
John Moser
Ricky Alan Saunders
Ryan Scoble
Courtney Simmons
Carlton Terrence Taylor, Jr.
Matt Weinstein

and more!