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January 2, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Patty & Emily
Patty & Emily &
With Special Guests Julia Murney and Amber Iman
A Joyous Late Night Talk Show of Broadway Love
Thursday, January 9th 2014 at 11:30pm
AT 54 BELOW, BROADWAY’S SUPPER CLUB
54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Patty & Emily in “Patty & Emily &” on January 9th at 11:30pm. Patty & Emily are taking their special brand of fangirl enthusiasm off YouTube and bringing it on the 54 Below stage! Join in the obsessive Broadway chat with this late night talk show. Patty & Emily, along with music director Kevin David Thomas, will welcome Broadway guests Julia Murney and Amber Iman for performances and interviews, all the while gushing over them embarrassingly. There will be gasping, laughing, probably a lot of tears, and a whole lot of Broadway love.
Kevin David Thomas is a music director, vocal coach, and performer. As a musician, he’s worked on numerous shows as music director, keyboard player, and music copyist from Broadway (A Tale of Two Cities) to Moscow, Russia (Russian Theater Academy). As an actor, Kevin has performed on Broadway in A Little Night Music and Les Miserables. He is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University.
Julia Murney last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked after playing the role on the national tour for which she received an Acclaim Award. Other New York credits include Lennon, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Drama Desk nomination), Falling (Drama Desk nomination), The Vagina Monologues, A Class Act, Saved, Crimes of the Heart, Queen of the Mist, Closer Than Ever, and Time and Again (Lucille Lortel nomination).
Amber Iman – Broadway: Soul Doctor, (Nina Simone). Off-Broadway: A Civil War Christmas (NYTW), and RENT (New World Stages). Amber is delighted to sing with the fabulous Julia Murney.
Patty & Emily in “Patty & Emily &” plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on January 9th, 2014 at 11:30pm. There is a $10 cover charge and 2 drink or $20 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
MORE ABOUT PATTY & EMILY
Patty & Emily came to New York separately with a love of musical theatre, sarcasm, and sass. They met in improv class at the Upright Citizens Brigade, forming an instant bond over how amazing Patti LuPone is, and eventually started a Vlog. Mixing their theatre knowledge with their snarky senses of humor, their Vlog soon gained attention from Tony nominees and Broadway producers. As special correspondents for Memphis, Patty & Emily interviewed the cast at the Tony after party and hosted the “Memmy Awards” for Memphis’s one year Broadway anniversary. Their comedy videos have been featured by Broadway musicals Newsies, Leap of Faith, and Lysistrata Jones.
MORE 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.
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