“Beautiful” Star Jarrod Spector Welcomes Barry Mann at 54 Below
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
A LITTLE EXTRA HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS!
WELCOMES SPECIAL GUEST
AT ADDED PERFORMANCE AT 54 BELOW
ONE NIGHT ONLY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9
TICKETS ON SALE TODAY
New York, NY (March 26, 2014)– It was announced today that Jarrod Spector, currently playing legendary songwriter Barry Mann in the new Broadway hit Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, will offer an added performance of his acclaimed cabaret show, “A Little Help From My Friends,” on Wednesday, April 9, at 10:00 PM at 54 Below. This time, he’ll get a little extra help from his friends, when the real Barry Mann joins Spector on stage as a special guest for part of the evening’s performance.
Spector has been simultaneously earning raves for his performance in Beautiful and wowing crowds at 54 Below throughout the month with “A Little Help From My Friends” (also the title of his just-released solo album, recorded live at 54 Below). The New York Times’ Stephen Holden called his show “witty, energetic and highly polished” and wrote that “Spector resembles a soft, clean-cut baby Bruce Springsteen.”
Tickets for the one-night-only encore performance are available for purchase here: www.54below.com
ABOUT JARROD SPECTOR
Shortly before originating the role of Barry Mann in Beautiful, Jarrod Spector ended his tenure as Frankie Valli in Broadway’s Jersey Boys after a record 1500 performances. Other credits: Broadway: Les Miserables (Gavroche). National Tours: Les Miserables and Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: Hamlet (Hamlet). Regional: Piece of my Heart (Bert Berns – NY Stage & Film).
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
ABOUT 54 BELOW
54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. In their description of 54 BELOW, The New York Times writes “the club has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan’s other major supper clubs.” Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95.