Scott Siegel Plans Special 54 Below Broadway Ballyhoo for 103rd Birthday
By: Ellis Nassour
Some artists are reluctant to give their correct age [some writers, too]. So, the best anyone has been able to figure re: producer, writer, host, director, author Scott Siegel [Broadway by the Year, Broadway Unplugged], is that he’s of a certain age.
To confuse matters, news now comes information that he’s planning a 103rd birthday party on September 25 at 54 Below at 9:30 P.M. under the guise of a Broadway Ballyhoo.
"I really am not going to be 103," swears Siegel. "But it is my birthday and since I’ve been doing all this cabaret for what seems like a hundred years and this is the third birthday celebration, I figured ‘What the heck!’"
His late-night/post-most-theater Ballyhoos always boast great entertainment. Sometimes the line-up includes stars we’ve known and loved; others, newcomers, even some of the best from his Town Hall Rising Stars series.
The entertainment roster for September 25 is still growing, but those already committed are Tony and Drama Desk nominee Barbara Walsh, Drama Desk nominee Karen Mason, Drama Desk nominee John Bolton, Carole J. Bufford, international stage and cabaret artist Maxine Linehan, Jillian Louis, and Scott Coulter.
"I’ve met and worked with so many talented people," states Siegel, "that I’ve taken it upon myself to get behind certain performers I can particularly help by giving them as much spotlight as possible."
This has certainly been the case of his Town Hall series and the 54 Below Broadway Ballyhoos.
Scott Siegel’s 103rd Birthday and Broadway Ballyhoo carries a $25/$35/$50 cover and $25 food/beverage minimum. To book, visit
www.54Below.com. Depending on an earlier performance, dinner might also be available. Book at www.opentable.com.