Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 27-July 3, Featuring Rob McClure and More!

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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:

  • Little Shop of Horrors Reunion Concert
  • Blood Brothers in Concert
  • 54 Celebrates The Neil Simon Theatre
  • Rob McClure at 54 Below
  • 54 Celebrates Prince

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Little Shop of Horrors Reunion Concert

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: June 27th at 7:00 & 9:30 PM

Tickets: $45-85 https://54below.com/events/little-shop-horrors-reunion-off-broadway-broadway-beyond/

Little Shop of Horrors, the stage and screen musical that has circled the globe for over 30 years, consuming audiences with chills, thrills and laughter, arrives at last at Feinstein's/54Below. One unprecedented evening will bring together performers from the original production through the Broadway revival. Stories will be told, reminiscences will be shared, and songs will be sung, for a dazzling, yet revealing glimpse at the magic behind the magic.

Conceived by Robby Merkin (orchestrator of the original production and Grammy-nominated cast album; music director & arranger of the Oscar nominated film) and Stephen Nachamie (She Loves Me) - who started his career as a 14 year old Production Assistant on the first run - our event will focus on those who brought the musical tale of love, fate, and a man-eating plant to life.

From "Somewhere That's Green" to "Suddenly Seymour," revel once again in the words of Golden Globe, Grammy, and Oscar winner Howard Ashman (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Smile) and music of Tony, Grammy, and Oscar winner Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Newsies, Sister Act) Grab your tickets, cry, "Feed me!," and prepare for the excitement of what promises to be a formidable and unforgettable evening.

Featuring:
Jennifer Leigh Warren (Original "Crystal" )
Nikki Rene (Off-Bway "Chiffon")
Sheila Kay Davis (Original "Ronnette")
Trisha Jeffrey (Original Broadway "Crystal")
Dequina Moore (Original Broadway "Chiffon")
Carla Hargrove (Original Broadway 'Ronnette")
Katherine Meloche (Off- Broadway 'Audrey" )
Mimi Bessette (off- broadway "Audrey" cover)
Ken Land (Off-Broadway - "Dentist"l)
Brad Moranz (Off-Broadway "Seymour")
Andrew Hill Newman ("Off-Broadway - Seymour)
Stuart Zagnit (Off-Broadway Seymour)
Jonathan Rayson (Broadway - Seymour)
Michael James Leslie (Off-Broadway, LA, London, Broadway and Tour AUDREY II)
Ira Hawkins (Off-Broadway AUDREY II)
Martin P. Robinson (Original Off- Broadway AUDREY II design and manipulation and Broadway Design and Manipulation)
Anthony Asbury (Off Broadway, Film, Broadway and Tour puppeteer)
Tari Kelly (Broadway Tour "Audrey")
Howard Pinhasik (Off-Broadway "Dentist")
James E. Alexander (Broadway Tour "Audrey II")
Marsha Waterbury (Off-Broadway and International "Audrey")
Robby Merkin and Members of the Original Band

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Blood Brothers in Concert

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: June 28th at 7:00 & 9:30 PM

Tickets: $40-90 https://54below.com/events/blood-brothers-concert/

"So did y' hear the story Of the Johnstone twins? As like each other as two new pins Of one womb born, on the self same day, How one was kept and one given away? An' did you never hear how the Johnstones died, Never knowing that they shared one name, Till the day they died, when a mother cried My own dear sons lie slain."

For one night only, come experience the international mega-hit Blood Brothers on the stage of Feinstein's/54 Below! Blood Brothers tells the story of Mickey and Edward, twins separated at birth in England in the 1960s. Despite growing up on opposite ends of the social spectrum, they find their lives intertwined as they grow, never knowing their true connection.

Blood Brothers, which features music, book, and lyrics by Willy Russell, ran on the West End for over 24 years. It played more than 10,000 performances, becoming the 3rd longest-running musical production in West End history before it closed in November 2012. The Broadway production opened in April 1993 and ran for 2 years garnering 6 Tony Award nominations, including best musical.

Featuring:
Beau Cassidy as Mickey
Donna Lynne Champlin (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Mrs. Johnston
Hannah Elless (Bright Star) as Linda
Collin Kelly-Sordelet (The Last Ship) as Eddie
Kenita Miller (Xanadu) as The Narrator
Bobby Conte Thornton (Starting Here, Starting Now) as Sammy
Teal Wicks (Finding Neverland) as Mrs. Lyons

Also Featuring:
Olivia Donalson
Isaura Flores
Marquis Johnson
Eric Meyers
Justine Rappaport
Jason Veasey

Directed by Jenny Leon.
Music Directed by Joe Baker.
Produced by Shoshana Feinstein.

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54 Celebrates The Neil Simon Theatre

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: June 29th at 7:00 & 9:30 PM

Tickets: $35-75 https://54below.com/events/54-celebrates-neil-simon-theatre/

Annie. Company. Bells Are Ringing. Merrily We Roll Along.

Those four musicals, plus many others, made their Broadway debut on West 52nd Street at the historic Alvin Theatre, which opened in 1927. Then, on this date in 1983, the Alvin Theatre was renamed the Neil Simon Theatre, where it went on to house such blockbusters as Hairspray. And what better way to celebrate the Alvin/ Neil Simon Theatre than by coming out to Feinstein's/54 Below for an evening of songs and stories, performed by the legends themselves who were lucky enough to grace its stage.

Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be on hand to share trivia and anecdotes about the theatre that has been host to such legends like Stephen Sondheim, the Gershwin Brothers, Cole Porter, and Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Expect theatre professionals who tread the boards at the Alvin/Neil Simon over several decades all coming together to pay tribute to this fabulous theatre!

Produced by Robert W Schneider

Featuring:
Ryan Andes (Big Fish)
Jim Brochu (Zero Hour)
Tyler Brunsman (A Very Potter Musical)
Shelly Burch (Nine)
Nick Cartell (Scandalous)
Martin Charnin (Annie)
Annie Golden (Orange is the New Black)
Larry Hochman (Big Fish)
Pamela Myers (Company)
Christiane Noll (Ragtime)
David Pomeranz (Scandalous)
Tally Sessions (Big Fish)
Rebecca Spigelman (Hairspray)
Don Stitt (Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up)
Betsy Struxness (Hamilton)
Lara Teeter (On Your Toes)
Annabelle Wachtel (Annie)

With:
Roger Dawley, Deirdre Donohue, Allison Griffith, Kristen Kane, Tyler Lenhart, Matthew McFarland, Jennifer Reed, Erin Rice, Cori Stolbun, Sean Switzer, Chase Thomas, and Nathan Willingham.

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Rob McClure at 54 Below

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: July 1-12th at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $35-80 at https://54below.com/events/rob-mcclure/

In his New York City solo concert debut, acclaimed Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin) celebrates his unique influences through story and song. Expect a swinging band, special guests (both people and puppets!), and lots of laughs and memories from his leading roles in Honeymoon in Vegas, Noises Off andAvenue Q! There's lots to Smile about.

Featuring Special Guests:
Jenn Colella
Jennifer Barnhart
Rick Lyon
Matthew Scott

Musicians:
James Sampliner (Music Director, Arrangements, Orchestrations, and Piano)
Alex Eckhardt (Bass)
Dan Berkery (Drums)
Jami Dauber (Trumpet)
Clint Sharman (Trombone)
Ben Kono (Reeds)

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54 Celebrates Prince

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: July 3rd at 7:00 & 9:30 PM

Tickets: $35-75 at https://54below.com/events/54-celebrates-prince/

"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. Electric word - life. It means forever and that's a mighty long time but I'm here to tell you there's something else...."

Prince Roger Nelson has been called "the gold standard of artistry" and it's easy to see why. As a singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, arranger and producer he gave us some of the biggest hits the music world has ever known and is considered by many to be the greatest recording artist of all time. Feinstein's/54 Below invites you to celebrate the man who taught the world to challenge normality and to champion freedom and creative control. A cast of Broadway/cabaret stars will honor songs from Prince's incredible catalogue including "Let's Go Crazy,""Little Red Corvette,""Nothing Compares 2 U,""When Doves Cry,""Raspberry Beret,""Purple Rain" and more.

The legend of Prince lives on. Long may he reign.

Featuring:

Kecia Lewis-Evans (Once on This Island, The Drowsy Chaperone)
Mary Testa (Two-time Tony nominee)
Kyle Scatliffe (The Color Purple, Les Miserables)
Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots)
Blaine Krauss (Radio City Spectacular!)
Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf (The Bridges of Madison County, Fiddler on the Roof)
Carole J. Bufford (Nightlife Award winner)
Michael Holland (54 Celebrates David Bowie, Turn the Beat Around)

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