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Jenifer Lewis LIVE ON STAGE thru July 28th at 54 Below!!

July 22, 2012

Sound the trumpets the diva is back!! Jenifer Lewis is back in town to light up our lives and grace the stage of the brand new cabaret 54 Below!
After arriving in New York City from Missouri, Jenifer Lewis debuted on Broadway in a small role in Eubie (1979), the musical based on the work of Eubie Blake. She next landed the role of Effie White in the workshop of the Michael Bennett-directed musical Dreamgirls, but when the show moved to Broadway, Bennett chose Jennifer Holliday for the role.
Lewis accepted a position as a Harlette, a back-up singer for Bette Midler which led to her first TV appearances on Midler’s HBO specials. She also landed her first screen role as a result, appearing as one of the buxom chorines in the ‘Otto Titsling’ production number in the Midler vehicle Beaches (1988). At the same time, Lewis was developing her nightclub act, The Diva Is Dismissed, an autobiographical comedy and music show in New York City cabarets. She performed the show off-Broadway at the Public Theater. Since then she has famously appeared as the mother of Tina Turner in the Oscar nominated, now classic film “What’s Love Got to do With It?” and continues to rock our world with her countless turns as ‘diva in charge’ in a staggering array of film and TV projects.
Tuesday, July 24th thru Saturday July 28th be sure to catch Jenifer Lewis live on stage at 54 Below. You will be all the better for it!! See you there!!

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