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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 4-10, Featuring John Lloyd Young, Tony Yazbeck, and More!

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City.

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including:

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54 Sings 1776

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: July 4 at 7:00 & 9:30 PM

Tickets: $35-85

Back for a third smash year! Show your patriotism this holiday weekend by spending the evening with our founding fathers! Feinstein's/54 Below is delighted to wave our flag proudly at this most beloved Broadway score when some of New York's most exciting voices proffer these uniquely American tunes. AbiGail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Martha Jefferson, John Adams - they're all descending upon our stage for what promises to be the perfect theatrical fit for the Fourth of July!


Kyle Barisch (The Phantom Of The Opera, Fox TV's The Following)
Mick Bleyer (Marquee Five, Goodspeed's City Of Angels)
Jacob Hoffman (The Vineyard's I'll Be Damned)
Autumn Hurlbert
Rob Maitner (A Better Place, Ground UP's Asymmetric)
Daniel Marcus (1776 Revival, Urinetown, The Woman In White)
Michael McCormick (1776 Revival, Curtains, Chaplin)
Patrick Mellen (Lestat)
Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera, Bedbugs The Musical)
Tally Sessions (School of Rock, Big Fish, The House of Blue Leaves)
Lucia Spina (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Les Miserables)
Paul Michael Valley (1776 Revival, Silence! The Musical, Another World)

Hosted by Rob Maitner
Musical Direction by Jacob Yates
Directed by Lucia Spina

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John Lloyd Young

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: July 5-9 at 7:00 PM (performance on July 6 at 9:30 PM)

Tickets: $75-165

John Lloyd Young, the multi-award winning Frankie Valli from Broadway's Jersey Boys, as well as the star of Clint Eastwood's movie adaptation, makes his Feinstein's/54 Below debut this summer. The only American actor to date to have received a Lead Actor in a Musical Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Award for a Broadway debut, Young is sure to deliver a night of old time classics with some contemporary favorites thrown in the mix. Join us for a show that will surely leave everyone Beggin' for more.

Accompanied by Grammy-nominee and music director, Tommy Faragher.

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Caroline Bowman

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: July 8th at 9:30 PM

Tickets: $25-65

Known for making powerhouse roles like Elphaba and Eva Peron seem effortless, and for a voice that carries to the back row of the theatre, Caroline Bowman (Wicked, Evita, Kinky Boots) is looking forward to a more intimate evening of music. In addition to singing hits from her career, and a few other songs from Oz, Caroline will remove the green makeup and explore a role she hasn't yet played in New York- herself. Nathan Brewer (Director, Music Director, and Producer) joins Caroline on this journey as she makes her solo debut on the stage of Feinstein's/54 Below!

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The Skivvies

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: July 9 at 9:30 PM

Tickets: $35-85 at

This "musically thrilling" undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. Those clips led to live shows that The Wall Street Journal called "smart, sophisticated...ingenious," and Out Magazine, "The Skivvies have managed to carve out a niche that we never knew needed to exist: part Weird Al-parody and part sexy burlesque...and unusual explosion of satire and sultry." They also have a single and music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running With Scissors. They will be joined by special guest stars who will strip down and rock out. Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection.

July 9 Special Guests:
Nick Adams
Matt Doyle
Christopher Hanke
Travis Kent
Lesli Margherita
Leslie McDonel
Michael Urie

*Special guests subject to change.

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Tony Yazbeck in "The Floor Above Me"

Where: Birdland NYC (315 W 44th Street)

When: July 10 at 6 PM & July 11 at 7 PM

Tickets: $35-75 at

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Tony Award-nominee Tony Yazbeck will celebrate the release of his first studio solo CD, "The Floor Above Me" (PS Classics), with two tour-de-force performances on Sunday,July 10 at 6pm and Monday, July 11 at 7pm. Yazbeck and his special guests, Melinda Sullivan, Katie Huff and Clyde Alves, will return to the historic stage with two thrilling evenings of tenor melodies and tenacious tap dancing!

Having conquered Broadway with a string of acclaimed roles - from Gypsy to WhiteChristmas to On the Town- triple-threat Tony Yazbeck sets his sights on reinventing the solo album with his new studio recording, "The Floor Above Me," adapted and expanded from his one-man show. Blending song, dance and personal narrative, Yazbeck breathes new life into not only the time-honored tale of the Broadway dreamer but the solo album as well, with ecstatic tap dancing and a moving story that deepens the emotional impact of Yazbeck's carefully curated program.

Comprising an eclectic mix of songs ranging from the classic tunes of Irving Berlin ("Let Yourself Go," "Cheek to Cheek") and the Gershwins ("Fascinating Rhythm," "Slap That Bass") to the more modern pop of Coldplay, Jamie Cullum and Martin Sexton, and featuring guest appearances by Clyde Alves (Yazbeck's co-star in On the Town), Melinda Sullivan (So You Think You Can Dance), and Katie Huff, "The Floor Above Me" gives audiences the chance to join Yazbeck on his journey to Broadway.

The Floor Above Me was written and directed by Howard Emanuel and Tony Yazbeck, with musical direction and arrangements by Jerome Korman.

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