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CD Review: Arielle Jacobs – A Leap in the Dark

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Currently lighting up the Broadway stage ­­­­as Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin, A Leap in the Dark is the debut solo album from actress Arielle Jacobs, recorded live at 54 Below. Throughout the album, Jacobs shares her ups and downs of making it in the industry, in this autobiographical one-woman show. I'll be safe and wanted Fin'lly ...

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CD REVIEW: Norbert Leo Butz – Girls, Girls, Girls

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Girls, Girls, Girls is considerably deeper than the title suggests. Perhaps this is the point, but there’s no denying it gets straight to the heart of the material. Originally conceived for a concert in 2013, the subject matter is reflective of Butz’s quest to better understand the women in his life, and with three daughters, a wife, ...

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CD REVIEW: Side Show – Live at 54 Below

Reviewer: Holly Spanner When Side Show opened in 1997 on Broadway, it was billed as being commercially disastrous. It did however generate a substantial a cult following and has since been recently revived at the St James Theatre, only to close after less than two months in early 2015. The production explores the incredible and touching true story of conjoined ...

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Marin Mazzie: Make Your Own Kind of Music – Live at 54 Below

Reviewer: Mark Clegg When a Broadway performer tackles one of these intimate cabaret recordings at 54 Below, the results tend to swing one of two ways. They either give the audience what they expect and pepper the program with songs from shows that they are known for, or they ignore their legacy and take the opportunity to perform a whole ...

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CD Review: Jarrod Spector – A Little Help From My Friends – Live at 54 BELOW

Reviewer: Holly Spanner A Little Help From My Friends marks the 25th release from Broadway Records Live at 54 BELOW Series. Described as “musical dorkdom”, the set list was born out of a desire to explore the artists who inspired Frankie Valli. Combined with Spector’s passion for an ever expanding knowledge of Rock n’ Roll history, the album features Spector’s ...

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CD REVIEW: Sierra Boggess – Awakening, Live at 54 Below

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Starting with her Broadway debut as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, the last six years have seen Sierra Boggess go from unknown to one of the biggest names on Broadway today. It is testament to this that Boggess finds herself joining the hallowed few invited to the famous Studio 54 Below in New York to record an ...

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CD Review: Stories… in NYC – Bebe Neuwirth Live at 54 Below

Reviewer: Mark Clegg [rating:2.5] There are surprisingly few Broadway performers who are immediately recognisable by their voice alone. Bebe Neuwirth certainly falls into this category and this CD showcases her unique vocals in a collection of what she describes as ‘story songs’. Coming to prominence following her award winning portrayal of Velma Kelly in the 1996 revival of Chicago and ...

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