For one night only, Broadway’s famous supper club 54 Below will debut “Love & Warr,” a new show by New York-based actor, director and singer Joshua Warr ’05. Sharing his thoughts on love, Warr will present this evening program of humor and entertainment on Friday, April 10 at 9:30 p.m.
Featuring a delightful variety of musical genres ranging from pop and standards to rock and Broadway hits, the show will include songs by Rodgers & Hart, Diane Warren, The Jackson 5, Aida and Pink. It will also feature a “surprise” duet with one of Warr’s close friends, Stormy Weatherz. Warr is able to tackle the tough, love-centric subject with help from his creative team, which includes director Miles Phillips, music director Jason Wynn, Warr’s band and backup singers.
“I’m doing this to share a story, and hopefully the audience will be able to see parts of themselves in these songs,” says Warr. “And most importantly, I want this show to be a party. The songs are upbeat, the fashion is out of this world, and that band is amazing! This show is my throwback to Vegas. To Liberace. And to us fools who fall in love. 54 Below is such a prestigious nightclub, so I feel humbled to be joining the ranks of people who have performed on the 54 lot.”
Stationed in the heart of Manhattan, 54 Below is on 254 West 54th St. between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. The cover charge ranges from $25 to $35, with $65 premium seats also available. For cover charge there is an additional $5 needed at the door. All of the seats have a $25 food and beverage minimum.
Heading into the premiere of “Love & Warr,” the MAC and Broadway World Award nominee is fresh off recent appearances on the critically-acclaimed television show “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” FX TV drama’s “The Americans” and Logo TV’s “Hunting Season.”
Dubbed by Entertainment Weekly as “wickedly funny,” Warr is also a graduate of the Maggie Flanigan Studio and holds a B.A. in French and Francophone studies with a minor in dance from HWS. While at the Colleges, he was a member of Koshare and Chimera and received the President’s Public Service Award.
“HWS has shaped me in so many ways. It gave me the personal liberation I needed to grow as an artist, and it made me the adult I am today,” Warr says. “I loved the faculty. I love my friends from HWS. And I love the support it has given me, unconditionally, since leaving campus after graduation.”
Following his time at HWS, Warr starred as the “villain” personality in TLC’s reality dinner party competition, “Dinner Takes All,” a reality television program consisting of five dinner party hosts, five separate dinner parties, taking place over five consecutive days. Warr is a MAC and Broadway World Award nominee for his shows “Sing No Evil” and “Joshing Around.”
In addition, Warr has danced internationally in locations such as South Korea, as well as in off-Broadway productions at the American Theatre of Actors. He has worked with choreographer Susan Streater, can be seen in Joonhan Lee’s Columbia M.F.A. film, “Sketchbook,” in which he originated the role of David, and was in La MaMa E.T.C.’s “Soul Ascending” directed by George Ferencz.
For information about “Love & Warr” and tickets, visit the 54 Below website: http://54below.com/artist/joshua-warr/.