Initial Casting Announced for Concert Versions of Big River, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Mame

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21 Aug 2014

54 Below's 54 Sings series, which celebrates the scores of classic Broadway musicals, will continue with evenings spotlighting Big River, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Mame.



The fall season will kick off Sept. 14 with 54 Sings Big River at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. The concert will feature Daniel Jenkins, who earned a Tony nomination for his performance as Huck in the original 1985 production and later played Mark Twain/Voice of Huck in the 2003 Deaf West staging, and Michael McElroy, who earned a Tony nomination for his performance as Jim in the 2003 production. The evening will also feature Jennifer Leigh Warren, who will recreate her performance of "How Blest We Are," as well as Scott Coulter, Daryl Glenn, Rob Maitner, Christina Sajous, Jessica Vosk and Lennie Watts. Singers will be backed by musical director Mark Hartman and The Muddy Water Quartet.

On Oct. 12 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM, the intimate nightclub will present 54 Sings Kiss of the Spider Woman. Inspired by the best-selling novel by Manuel Puig, this Tony-winning score by John Kander and Fred Ebb features "Where You Are," "I Do Miracles," "Dear One" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman." Bringing these songs to life will be Aaron Ramey, Nicholas Rodriguez and more to be announced.

54 Sings Mame returns to 54 Below Dec. 7 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. Singing such Jerry Herman tunes as "If He Walked Into My Life," "It's Today," "We Need a Little Christmas" and "Mame" will be Donna Lynne Champlin, Eric Michael Gillett, Annie Golden, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Dee Hoty, Tony winner Beth Leavel and Lee Roy Reams. Music director John McDaniel will lead the It's Today! Trio.

For reservations visit www.54below.com. Cover starts at $40 with a $25 food & beverage minimum or three-show subscriptions at $135 or $210 for premium seating, food & beverage minimum of $25 per show.