Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 30-June 5, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Barrett Foa, 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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Laura Michelle Kelly

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: May 30th at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $60-105

In a personal, revealing evening of song and stories, Broadway leading lady Laura Michelle Kelly(Finding Neverland, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof) shares her journey of coming to New York City and making it her home. You'll hear some of her most favorite songs, ranging from musical theatre classics like "Don't Rain on My Parade", to current pop hits by artists such as Sara Bareilles. There will even be tunes from her favorite shows written by Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Sondheim, and Gary Barlow & Eliot Kennedy... who wrote her current Broadway venture, Finding Neverland. Laura Michelle Kelly invites you to experience her heart and a taste of what makes her feel at home. Be ready for some fun surprises and a big hearted welcome!

The evening will be helmed by the team behind Broadway Sings: Director Corey Mach and Musical Director Joshua Stephan Kartes.

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New Musicals at 54: Funked Up Fairy Tales by Kirsten Childs?

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: May 31st at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $35-75

New Musicals at 54 is a series produced by Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts!

Click here to learn more about the New Musicals at 54 series. Use code NEW20 when purchasing tickets to three or more shows in the series and receive 20% off tickets in the Main Dining Room or Bar Rail sections.

Funked Up Fairy Tales by Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin,Miracle Brothers) is a collection of delightfully twisted urban fairy tales for sophisticated children and grown-up kids. The show welcomes you to the world of Titania, Faireetheeya, and Magikwanda: teenage fairies with attitude. They wag their heads and suck their teeth as they turn things upside down to pass their Fairyland Academy exam. Will they pull through with flying colors and earn their Happy Ending Crowns?

This wacky and fresh new musical has received workshops or development at NAMT, Barrington Stage, Sundance, and Manhattan Theatre Club. This is its first public NYC performance! Expect an all-star cast of Broadway performers, cut songs and scenes, and fond theater memories and personal anecdotes from those who have performed the musical over the years. The Funked Up Fairy Tales concert will give the audience a unique perspective on how theatrical collaboration among actors and writers can bring new heights of delightful silliness to comic theater work. Magical deliciousness guaranteed!

Felicia Finley, Demond Green, Ann Harada, Kenita Miller, and Rashidra Scott.

Directed by Jerry Dixon.

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The Songs of Carner & Gregor

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: June 2nd at 9:30 PM

Tickets: $25-60 at

Carner & Gregor (one of's 12 "Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know" and winners of the Richard Rodgers Award, the John Wallowitch Award, and the Kleban Prize) present some of their newest work along with classics from their show Island Songas they prepare for the Adirondack Theatre Festival production in late June. Known for their eclectic mix of thrilling rock beats, lush romantic melodies, envelope-pushing comedy, and unique ability to capture everyday experience, Carner & Gregor's work has become a cabaret staple around the world.


Teal Wicks (Finding Neverland, Wicked), Natalie Weiss (Breaking Down the Riffs, Everyday Rapture), Gregory Haney (Hamilton, Bring it On), Kathleen Monteleone (Hands on a Hardbody), Stephen C. Anthony (Book of Mormon), Madeline Trumble (Newsies, Wicked), Aaron Galligan-Stierle (Ragtime, Phantom of the Opera), Larry Owens (Gigantic), Philippe Arroyo, David Brumfield, Ned Donovan, Kathryn Francisco, Arianna Hanson, Andrew Mayer, Samantha Parrish, Emily Schultheis, and Johnny Shea.

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Barrett Foa: Grin and Barrett

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: June 3rd at 7:00 PM (additional show June 7th at 9:30 PM)

Tickets: $30-50 at

Barrett Foa has a problem. After seven seasons of spouting intricate tech geekery on the hit CBS television show, NCIS: Los Angeles, Barrett be jonesin' for the immediate gratification that only a live audience can provide. 100% of your hearty laughter and thunderous applause can help feed this needy performer's soul and set him on a path towards artistic balance. Please, won't you purchase your ticket today?

Star of Broadway's Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and off-Broadway'sBuyer & Cellar, Barrett Foa presents an evening of pride, desperation, and show-offsmanship in a one-man cabaret that is sure to be... an hour long!

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54 Sings How to Succeed

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: June 5th at 7:00 & 9:30 PM

Tickets: $30-65 at

Dear Reader: This little musical is designed to tell you everything you need to know about the science of getting ahead...

Have you always wanted to learn How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying? If so, come join us when Feinstein's/54 Below brings one of Broadway's funniest musicals to vivid life. A cast of Broadway's greatest musical comedians will be on hand to sing such Frank Loesser hits as "I Believe in You", "Coffee Break", "Brotherhood of Man", and many more in celebration of this hysterical, Pulitzer Prize winning musical comedy!

Produced and Directed by Robert W. Schneider


Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You)
Nick Wyman (Catch Me If You Can)
George Salazar (Be More Chill)
Eddie Korbich (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder)
Ginna Claire Mason (Wicked)
Luba Mason (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)
Allison Guinn (On the Town)
Bryonha Marie Parham (After Midnight)
Timothy Jerome (Me and My Girl)


Allison Griffith, Kristen Kane, Cori Solbun, Deirdre Donohue, Erin Rice, Jennifer Reed, Jeremy Konokpa, Matthew McFarland, Michael Hajjar, Roger Dawley, Sean Switser, and Sean White.


The Voice of Robert Morse (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)

Jo Sullivan Loesser (The Most Happy Fella)

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