INNER CITY Reunion Concert Announced for Feinstein's/54 Below
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will be hosting a Reunion Concert of the 1971 Broadway musical, INNER CITY. The original Broadway production, directed by Tom O'Horgan, featured music by Helen Miller and lyrics by Eve Merriam. The show was based on Merriam's book "The Inner City Mother Goose," a collection of updated nursery rhymes reflecting life of the disenfranchised inhabitants of America's urban inner cities circa 1970. The production ran at Broadway's Barrymore Theater from December 1971 to March 1972. Featured cast member, Linda Hopkins, was awarded a 1972 Tony Award for her performance.
Joining original Broadway cast members, Larry Marshall and Allan Nicholls, will be Tony Award winner Melba Moore, and Broadway's Annie Golden, Camille Saviola, and NaTasha Yvette Williams. Also featured in the cast will be West End performer Ray Shell, and R&B songstress Cheryl Pepsii Riley.
Directed by Michael Boyd. Musical Direction by Rob Baumgartner, Jr.. Featuring Larry Marshall: Original Broadway cast of INNER CITY. Also featured in HAIR, ROCKABYE HAMLET, Fosse's BIG DEAL, 3 PENNY OPERA w/Sting, FULL MONTY and THE COLOR PURPLE. Film roles include Simon Zealots in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and Cab Calloway in THE COTTON CLUB.
Allan Nicholls: Original Broadway cast of INNER CITY. Also featured in HAIR and DUDE. Films include NASHVILLE, SLAP SHOT, and POPEYE.
Melba Moore: Grammy-nominated recording artist. Broadway: HAIR [Original 1968 Cast], PURLIE [Tony Award], TIMBUKTU, and LES MISERABLE. Films include COTTON COMES TO HARLEM, HAIR, and THE FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS.
Annie Golden: Currently featured as Norma Romano on Netflix series, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Broadway: LEADER OF THE PACK, ON THE TOWN, THE FULL MONTY, and VIOLET. Featured as Jeannie in the film version of HAIR, and in the recurring role of Margaret O'Keefe on popular TV sitcom, CHEERS.
Ray Shell: American-born West End performer, created the role of Rusty in STARLIGHT EXPRESS, Ham in CHILDREN OF EDEN, and was in the original West End productions of MISS SAIGON and THE BODYGUARD. As a singer, he has performed in both the studio and live proving backing vocals for The Police, Nona Hendryx, and Whitney Houston,
Camille Saviola: Mama Maddelena in the original Broadway production of NINE, also appeared as Mama Morton in CHICAGO. Films include SHADOWS AND FOG and ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES. Recurring TV roles on THE HEIGHTS, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, JUDGING AMY, and ENTOURAGE.
CHERYL PEPSII RILEY: Best known for her 1988 recording "Thanks For My Child." Film credits include Tyler Perry's DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN and MADEA"S BIG HAPPY FAMILY.
54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, and Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is the performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. In their description of the venue, The New York Times writes Feinstein's/54 Below "has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade- patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs." Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$105. www.54Below.com/Feinsteins.