54 Below Presents 54 SINGS DUDE: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents 54 Sings DUDE: A 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 16. Dubbed “the most incomprehensible show ever put on a Broadway stage,” this musical by Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot was the spiritual sequel to their cultural mega-hit, PELO. Gods and men collide in this coming-of-age musical that attempts to redefine American theater as a limitless conceptual form. Thanks to the MacDermot estate, this concert will be the first time DUDE’s music has been performed in New York City since it hit the megaflop in 1972.

The concert is produced and directed by musical theater historian Margaret Hall, and will star Ralph Carter (Original DUDE, Raisin, Good Times cast member), Allan Nicholls (Original DUDE, Hair cast member), Kalonjee Gallimore (A Beautiful Noise), Analise Rios (RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour), Nic Mains (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tour), Tymothee Harrell, Mia Williams, Ali Regan, Rachel Lloyd and Joshua Kukafka. There will be additional surprise guests.

Ben Covello will serve as musical director. The band will consist of Ben Covello (piano, musical director), Nate Repasz (drums), Gene Taylor (bass) and Eitan Prouser (guitar).

54 Sings DUDE plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on October 16. There is an entrance fee of $45-$55 and a minimum of $25 for food and drinks. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets for the day of the performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

Margaret Hall (Ella/Ella) is a historian, writer, and teacher of musical theatre. Paul Gemignani’s debut biography of her, GEMIGNANI: Life and Lessons from Broadway and Beyond, is available now. Ms. Hall is the evening and weekend editor for Playbill and a correspondent for TheatreMania.

Ralph Carter (He/He) is an original cast member of “DUDE”, having originated the role of Young Dude. Mr. Carter also originated the role of Travis Younger in “Raisin,” for which he was nominated for a Tony, and Michael Evans in the hit comedy “Good Times.”

Allan Nicholls (He/He) is an original cast member of “DUDE”, having originated the role of #33 (God). Mr. Nicholls is an elder statesman in the entertainment world with numerous film, television, concert and Broadway credits, including the original Broadway production of “Hair.”

Kalonjee Gallimore (Him/Him) is a multi-scripted narrator who will make his Broadway debut this fall in “A Beautiful Noise” and his feature film debut in “Girls Getaway Gone Wrong 2.” Kalonjee.com

Analise Rios (Ella/Ella) recently returned from the 25th anniversary farewell tour of “RENT” (Swing, U/S Mimi, Maureen). Regional: Green Day’s “American Idiot” (Whatsername), “In the Heights” (Nina). Represented by The Roster Agency. AnaliseRios.com.

Mia Williams (She/Them) recently appeared on Don’t Tell Mama and is currently a cast member on a new New York show, “CHOICES – A Rock Opera.”

Nic Mains (Him/Him) recently returned from the national tour of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (Augustus Gloop). His favorite credits include “Les Miserables” (Jean Valjean); “Promises, promises” (Vanderhof); “Sunday in the park with George” (Mr.). www.nicmains.com, IG: @nicmaaaains.

Tymothee Harrell (He/Him), singer, actor, and dancer; as well as a creative content producer, songwriter, and recording artist under the Tshadez brand.

Ali Regan (She/Her) is thrilled to be making her 54 Below debut! Original Charlene on “Grand Ole Country” (The Little Theater on the Square), recent background work on “Gossip Girl” and “Claire.” Broadway Covid Manager.

Rachel Lloyd (She/Her) is a multidisciplinary musician with degrees from the University of Ottawa and New York University.

Joshua Kukafka (He/He) is a proud member of the Soft Brain Theater Company, New York City’s newest comedy troupe. You can watch it at Owen O’leary’s “Theatre Sequence Initiated” production workshop in December.

Source: www.broadwayworld.com