The Kravis Center is joining forces with the iconic 54 Below Cabaret Room in New York City and debuting a high profile series this season at the Rinker Playhouse. A popular venue for Big Apple Broadway and cabaret fans, 54 Below and the Kravis Center have partnered to feature a series of four performances. Vice President of Programming at the Kravis Center Georgina Young exclaimed, “We’re here to serve the entire community, this is another way for us to reach out to the audience with something fun and enjoyable.”
Young communicated that the idea of bringing 54 Below to the Kravis Center started nine months ago. As a renowned theatrical supper club that features a reputable nightlife experience with a variety of talented artists, 54 Below celebrates the cabaret tradition.
The 54 Below Series at the Kravis Center features four different performers, each with their own established achievements and fame. The series includes television and musical theater actress Bianca Marroquín, who has acted for over twenty years in telenovelas and on Broadway. Marroquín also starred as Mama Morton in the musical Chicago.
Adam Pascal, a versatile artist and Broadway actor who was in the 1996 musical, Rent, starring as the original Roger Davis. Grammy award winner John Lloyd Young, who most notably played Frankie Valli on Broadway in Jersey Boys. In addition, Christine Pedi, a Sirius XM on Broadway host in association for many years with Forbidden Broadway, will be hosting Snow Bizness, her running seasonal show of eleven years.
“It’s a really interesting show, Christine Pedi has a fan base here. People listen to her on Sirius XM every day… I can’t wait to see how Cristine interacts with the audience because I have a feeling that she might start interviewing the audience at the front. She’s just one of the most engaging personalities,” stated Young. This variety of unique and expressive 54 Below shows presents an immense opportunity for Palm Beach fans to see one or all of these original stars under one roof instead of traveling to New York City.
One of the Rinker’s charms is its intimate environment that stimulates a connection with the artists. Coupled with the opportunity to enjoy cabaret style seating in Palm Beach, similar to the famous club in New York, the performers will create an unmatched engaging setting. This gives the audience a sense of what type of performers the artists are and to see the original Broadway stars close-up and personal.
“We have an Adults and Leisure series that caters to a bit of an older crowd. We have a lot more family programming, and a lot more comedy. We do music, we do headliners. It’s a mix here at the Kravis and we are always looking at our audience here in the community and making sure we have something for everyone here,” Young expressed.
Packages for all four shows contained in the 54 Below series are currently on sale through the Kravis Center website. Single-ticketed performances will go on sale November 1. More information is available at kraviscenter.org.
Written by Lilian Nunez
Lilian Nunez is a current freshman at Florida Atlantic University and is double majoring in Economics/Marketing. She is deeply passionate about creative writing and art, finding joy in
expressing herself through a variety of artistic mediums. Her recent poem, “Corner Door,” was
published in the 2023 Spring Edition of the Pan Ku Magazine.