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Broadway Stars Daisy Eagan, Keala Settle and More Join #COTA’s Steve Schonberg & @BroadwayGirlNYC for “Ghost Light” at 54 Below



On Friday, October 30, Feinstein’s/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present ”Ghost Light: Songs and Creepy Stories From Broadway and Beyond to Get You in the Halloween Spirit,” starring Daisy Eagan (Tony Award winner, The Secret Garden), Keala Settle (Tony Award nominee Hands on a HardbodyWaitress), Christina Sajous (SpiderMan: Turn Off The Dark, Baby It’s You), Doreen Montalvo (On Your Feet!, In The Heights), Stacy Sullivan (2015 MAC Major Artist Award Winner), Brian Losoya (Lindsay Mendez & Ryan Scott Oliver’s “Actor Therapy”), and more. Conceived and hosted by “Center On The Aisle” creator, Steve Schonberg (theater expert, NBC “Today in New York”, Huffington Post contributor), the show will be co-hosted by Laura Heywood, twitter phenomenon known to fans as @BroadwayGirlNYC.


#COTA editor-in-chief, Steve Schonberg with co-host, Twitter sensation, Laura Heywood (@BroadwayGirlNYC)

Did David Belasco’s ghost burst a pipe to flood his namesake theatre during rehearsals of Dracula? Does Bob Fosse really haunt the Lyceum, leaving behind a signature of cigarette smoke? Fact or fiction, this night of stories and songs will explore these incredible legends, with two of Broadway’s most colorful media personalities at the helm. Joining them will be friends and fellow Halloween enthusiasts to sing a selection of songs, ranging from Broadway (Sweeney Todd, Dracula) to the American Songbook (“Old Black Magic,” “Witchcraft”), films (“This is Halloween”) to pop music (“Thriller,” “Monster Mash”), and beyond.


Tony Award winner, Daisy Eagan and Christina Sajous

“Theatres are considered blank spaces where we create stories, yet at night a single bulb is left burning — called a ghost light. There’s a terrific reason for the name: superstition says these theatres actually have their own stories created by the ghosts that haunt them,” says Schonberg. “It’s meant to keep the stage illuminated for those ghosts. This show at Feinstein’s/54 Below will itself shed light on these stories and weave in songs to get Broadway fans in the Halloween spirit.”

“When Steve approached me with the concept of this show, I jumped at the chance to co-host,” says Heywood, who boasts 25,000 Twitter followers and has had a life-long love of dressing up — especially for Halloween. “Our mutual love for theatre is obvious; what no one has seen before is our camaraderie, our ability to banter and crack each other up. I’m so excited to take the stage with Steve and get silly, sassy, and of course spooky at Feinstein’s/54 Below.”


Clockwise (Beginning top left): Tony Award nominee, Keala Settle, Doreen Montalvo, Brian Losoya, 2015 MAC Major Artist award winner, Stacy Sullivan)

“Ghost Light” comes on the heels of Daisy Eagan’s acclaimed show “Brunch of Shame” in Los Angeles with actress, Jordan Kai, and recent move back to New York. Eagan and Kai will take the stage again soon with a night at Feinstein’s/54 Below on November 15 — a tribute to “Rejected Bond Girls.”

Doreen Montalvo will make a special guest appearance, performing Gloria Estefan’s “Rhythm is Gonna Get You.” Montalvo is currently in the cast of Estefan’s autobiographical musical, On Your Feet! at the Marquis Theatre, and has appeared in numerous shows, including playing several roles in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit, In The Heights.

For more information and tickets to “Ghost Light” ($30 per person) at Feinstein’s/54 Below on October 30, 2015 at 11:30pm, visit www.54Below.com. Use code GHOST5 at check-out for $5 off.


About #COTA

Center On The Aisle -- or #COTA) for short -- was founded by theater expert, Steve Schonberg in 2014, and the site now boasts a team of 15 expert writers and reviewers. Steve created the site to help casual theatergoers easily access informative and entertaining content to help them engage more with the theater, and make confident and informed decisions when selecting shows. With this mission, the #COTA team applies their deep theater knowledge and attendance at hundreds of shows a year to create the site's content. That's quite a task! Covering Broadway, off-Broadway, cabaret, dance, music and more, the #COTA team provides a range of valuable perspectives to inform and engage readers. After all, the theater is part of our history, heritage and cultural identity - it should be engaged in as often as possible. Welcome, again, to #COTA and please come again.

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