John McDaniel to Direct COME FLY WITH ME, Starring Jeff Harnar, Linda Hart and More 11/21 at 54 Below
54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Cabaret and Broadway favorites Jeff Harnar, Linda Hart, Nicolas King and Jennifer Sheehan in "COME FLY WITH ME" on November 21, 2013. The evening is a centenary celebration of the lyrics of Sammy Cahn and the music of Jimmy Van Heusen and was conceived and directed by Grammy and Emmy Award winner, John McDaniel, during his first season as artistic director of the O'Neill Theater Center's Cabaret and Performance conference. Mr. McDaniel makes his New York directorial debut with this show.
"COME FLY WITH ME" stars the original O'Neill Theater Center cast: Jeff Harnar, Linda Hart, Nicolas King and Jennifer Sheehan, who have each become well loved on Cabaret and Broadway stages. Music Direction is by Tedd Firth, with Tom Hubbard on bass. The music arrangements were created by Tedd Firth and John McDaniel.
"COME FLY WITH ME" plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 9:30pm. There is a $35-$45 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
Jeff Harnar is the winner of the 2012 Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret Award. Carnegie Hall appearances include both the Cole Porter and Noel Coward Centennial Galas. Jeff was artistic director and host of the three seasons of "The American Songbook in London" at The Jermyn Theatre and Pizza on The Park. Television credits include his critically acclaimed "The 1959 Broadway Songbook" (PBS). Jeff tours nationally with Shauna Hicks in their symphony "Pops" concert "I Got Rhythm: Mickey & Judy's Hollywood." Jeff has released four solo CD's and is the winner of 3 MAC Awards and 3 Back Stage Bistro Awards. Look for Jeff as the nightclub singer in "A Portrait of James Dean" (Iconoclast Films 2013).
Linda Hart - On Broadway, Linda has created original roles in both "Catch Me If You Can" and the Tony Award winning "Hairspray." She won a Theatre World Award for her performance in "Anything Goes" at Lincoln Center. She was one Bette Midler's Harlettes in her Broadway productions, "Divine Madness" and "DeTour". Off-Broadway, she starred in "The Great American Trailer Park Musical", "Gemini", and "Surviving Grace". Other highlights include "Light Up the Sky" at Pasadena Playhouse (Drama-Logue Award) and "A Flea in Her Ear" at Chicago Shakespeare. On film, Linda has starred opposite Kevin Coster in both "Tin Cup" and "A Perfect World". She also appeared in the Academy Award-Winning "The Insider", and her favorite, "Get Shorty" with John Travolta. Linda played Mazeppa in the CBS-TV production of "Gypsy," starring Bette Midler, and has appeared on dozens of TV series and mini-series, including as one of the stars of the hit FOX series, "The Winner." Linda has headlined with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and can be heard on many original cast albums, as well as twelve albums with her Gospel, Grammy Award-Winning family, The Harts! Miss Hart is thrilled to be starring in the upcoming new musical, "Piece of My Heart," slated for this Spring.