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Rachel Resheff -- Teenaged Broadway Veteran -- Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
Ilana Rapp

Actress Rachel Resheff is, um, amazing. That's the word fits the bill! She already has five Broadway shows under her belt and will now be performing at 54 Below in NYC. For you Orange is the New Black fans, you will recognize Rachel as young Alex Vause!

Rachel Resheff -- Teenaged Broadway Veteran -- Part 1

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
Ilana Rapp

Ever have a friend who fits so many things into one day that it's impossible to understand where they find the time for everything? Well, that's actress Rachel Resheff. I can't even imagine how she found the time for this interview!

How I Got Lucky at 54 Below in NYC

Giada Valenti | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Giada Valenti

Next week, June 25 I will perform again at the renowned supper club 54 Below in New York City. It has become a very special place for me, as last year I got very lucky there. So much that it changed my life. It is also a story of never, never give up.

A Heartfelt Tribute To Judy Garland On Her 93rd Birthday

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.03.2015 | Gay Voices

Over the past year, Seth Sikes has channeled Judy Garland in three memorable, sold out performances focused exclusively on the Hollywood legend's fabl...

Viva La Diva! Melba Moore Is Back On Stage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Pop and Broadway songstress Melba Moore is back on the New York stage. The 69-year-old Tony Award-winning singer-actress, best known for the radio...

Patti LuPone Performs in an Intimate Concert at 54 Below (And Why We Adore Her)

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.07.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

There are performers and then there's Patti LuPone. The the two-time Tony and two-time Grammy winning superstar has astonished stage, TV and film audiences since the 1970s.

With The Help Of Modern Technology, This Star Will Face Off With His Drag Persona In New Musical

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.07.2015 | Gay Voices

Joshua Warr will showcase two distinct sides of his personality when he takes the stage of New York's 54 Below on April 10. One sure-to-be-memorab...

Curtis M. Wong

After Years Backstage, This Man's Love Of Judy Garland Is Putting Him In The Spotlight

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.02.2015 | Gay Voices

If Seth Sikes is truly “a piano bar addict,” his new cabaret act could very well be the equivalent of a 90-minute bender. With that in mind, ...

Maureen McGovern Celebrates Female Singer-Songwriters At New York's 54 Below

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.11.2015 | Arts

Audiences hoping for Maureen McGovern to perform her signature hit, "The Morning After," when she takes the stage of New York's 54 Below might be surp...

Curtis M. Wong

Paul Iacono Promises Tears, Laughs And Plenty Of (Emotional) Nudity In His NYC Cabaret Debut

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.09.2015 | Gay Voices

A pre-pubescent brush with mortality turned out to be a positive, and ultimately triumphant, experience for Paul Iacono. The star of “The Hard T...

Curtis M. Wong

Here's Why You Need To Know Broadway And TV Star Andy Mientus

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.07.2015 | Gay Voices

In many respects, Andy Mientus became a Broadway star in spite of himself. Although he can be seen as Marius in the current revival of "Les Misérable...

Curtis M. Wong

Meet The 'Twisted, Genius' Composer Who Wants To Bring Darkness To Musical Theater

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.31.2015 | Gay Voices

Ryan Scott Oliver could very well be musical theater’s answer to an auteur filmmaker or a gothic novelist, and for good reason: the 30-year-old comp...

Cabaret Icon On Fearlessly Kicking Off 2015 With 'No Regrets'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.02.2015 | Arts

Barb Jungr likens her show, “Mad About The Boy And No Regrets,” to the act of renewal and, more specifically, “shedding one’s skin,” so it...

Curtis M. Wong

Judy Garland's Legacy Is 'A Gift' And 'Very, Very Cool,' Says Daughter Lorna Luft

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Lorna Luft loves a good Christmas celebration, and for good reason. She's been associated with the holiday season since she was 11 years old, when she...

A Peek At The 'Off-The-Cuff, Goofball' Side Of One Of Broadway's Sexiest Men

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.28.2014 | Arts

James Snyder has been wowing the masses as the hunky love interest of Idina Menzel in “If/Then” on Broadway since March, but the actor hopes audie...

Diva Plans A 'Musical Feast' Which Celebrates Joy, Sorrow, And Competing Truths

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices

As her 2014 winds to a close, Ann Hampton Callaway has much to celebrate. Earlier this month, the actress and singer-songwriter surprised fans when sh...

A Musical Look At 'Chasing' Long Distance Love Comes To The Stage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Broadway stars Annaleigh Ashford and Matt Doyle will bring a poignant four-actor song cycle about "breaking up, breaking down and breaking through" to...

Ute Lemper Breathes New Life Into Poems of Pablo Neruda Through Song

Steve Schonberg | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

I had a chance to catch up with Lemper, who took a break from another recording session to talk about her passion for this latest project and excitement for the upcoming performances at 54 Below.

The Year's Hottest Gay Short Film Comes To The Stage For One Night Only

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

The pleasures and pitfalls of gay hookup apps are explored in "Grind: The Movie," Zachary Halley's short musical film which has been sweeping the fest...

The Vulnerable Side Of A 'Stalwart New York Song-And-Dance Man'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.24.2014 | Arts

Thanks to stints in Broadway musicals like "A Chorus Line" and "Gypsy," Tony Yazbeck has established himself as a "stalwart New York song-and-dance ma...

Curtis M. Wong

A Peek At The Vulnerable Side Of A Stage And Screen 'Funny Lady'

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.23.2014 | Arts

Katie Finneran may be best known for her comedic chops, but the two-time Tony Award winner really hopes her new cabaret show, “It Might Be You: A Fu...

Beloved Gay Playwright To Be Remembered With Musical Tribute

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Brilliant. Gentle. Intuitive. A kind soul and a true man of words. That's how close friends and loved ones say they'll remember playwright Daniel ...

Curtis M. Wong

A Forward-Thinking Act From A Stage Icon

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts

Lillias White stops short of calling her new cabaret act an open audition for her next big Broadway role. Still, the singer-actress is viewing the sho...

Crossing An Ocean For Love...And Tying The Knot On Broadway

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Newlyweds David Usdan and Howard ("Howie") Brenner say New York's 54 Below was a natural choice as a wedding venue given that musical theater featured...

Curtis M. Wong

Broadway Diva On The Rebound

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts

After a challenging 2013, Melissa Errico is a star on the rebound. The stage and screen veteran has a lot to bounce back from, as her run in last year...