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Tony-award Nominee Annaleigh Ashford to Perform at 54 Below

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Rick Miramontez / Molly Barnett / Chelsea Nachman
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FEBRUARY 3, 2014
7 PM & 9:30 PM

New York, NY (December 16, 2013) – Tony Award-nominee Annaleigh Ashford will bring her unique brand of humor and talent to 54 Below on Monday, February 3, 2014, in a new show titled “Annaleigh Ashford – Lost in the Stars,” it was announced today. Ashford, who currently stars as feisty factory worker Lauren in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots on Broadway, will play two shows on February 13th (7:00 PM & 9:30 PM), with musical direction by songwriter and Kinky Boots’ Associate Music Director Will Van Dyke.

From the haunting melodies of Kurt Weill and Stephen Sondheim to the heyday of disco melodies, Ashford’s Lost in the Stars will pay tribute to the rich history of Studio 54. With story and song, this classic evening of cabaret will have a touch of fun with a whole lot of heart.

Tickets for Annaleigh Ashford – Lost in the Stars at 54 Below range from $25-$45, and are on sale now at www.54below.com.

In addition to her Tony-nominated role as Lauren in Kinky Boots, Annaleigh Ashford was seen as Betty DiMello, the prostitute, on Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.” She will return as a series regular in the show’s 2nd season.  Annaleigh is best known for her work in Rent (Maureen), for which she was nominated a Drama League Award and Clive Barnes Award, Dogfight (Marcy), Wicked (Glinda) and Legally Blonde (Margot). She made memorable appearances in Sex and the City: The Movie and in the Jonathan Demme film, Rachel Getting Married and she has a lead role in the upcoming independent feature film Franny, starring with Francis Fisher.

Will Van Dyke met Ashford on the 1st National Tour of Wicked almost 10 years ago.  They have remained friends and worked together frequently, most recently when he served as musical director for the Off Broadway revival of Rent.  In addition to his work on Kinky Boots and Rent, Van Dyke served in the orchestra for The Addams Family and is the composer of Pages (Cap 21), Winnie the Pooh, Kids (Disney), The Lion King JR. and Kids (Disney) and The Girls I’ve Like Liked (Ars Nova). His songs have been performed at venues all over the country including Joe’s Pub and Lincoln Center.  Upcoming works include Magnificent Climb (with Rick Elice). Will’s debut album Chasing The Day is available through Sh-K-Boom records or on iTunes. His sophomore album Wiring Kevin Taylor is available wherever digital music is sold.  With Matt Doyle, Will co-wrote and produced his albums Daylight and Constant.

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.

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