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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for October 5-11, Featuring Lisa Howard, Tovah Feldshuh, 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: Jessica Keenan Wynn at 54 Below; Bring Him Home: Celebrating Kyle Jean-Baptiste; Lee Roy Reams Salutes His Leading Ladies; Lisa Howard at 54 Below; and Tovah Feldshuh: Aging Is Optional.

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Jessica Keenan Wynn

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: October 5th at 9:30 PM

Tickets: $35-75 at http://54below.com/artist/jessica-keenan-wynn/

Jessica Keenan Wynn, currently starring on Broadway as Cynthia Weil in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, brings her very first solo show to Feinstein's/54 Below! After touring the country in the 25th Anniversary production of LES MISERABLES, Jessica starred as lead mean girl Heather Chandler in the Off-Broadway smash Heathers The Musical. This California native will bring a little west coast to the best coast with songs from past shows, an homage to her Hollywood roots, and a little Valley Girl sass to go with the Laurel Canyon music epitomized by Carole King and her friends. Expect some special surprise guest appearances too. You simply can't miss this rare chance to experience this unique new voice in New York City!

With special guests Rachel Flynn (Heathers), Molly Hager(Heathers), and Derek Klena (The Bridges of Madison County, Dogfight).

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Bring Him Home: Celebrating Kyle Jean-Baptiste

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: October 5th at 11:30 PM

Tickets: $50-80 at http://54below.com/artist/bring-him-home-celebrating-kyle-jean-baptiste/

Baldwin Wallace University alumni and cast members from Les Miserables on Broadway will gather at Feinstein's/54 Below on October 5 to celebrate the life of Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who was the first African-American and youngest actor to portray Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. Performers will sing songs from Kyle's audition book from college as well as songs he loved to sing. Kyle's whole graduating class of 2015 will also perform to honor their dear friend. All proceeds will go directly to Kyle's family, who reside in Brooklyn, NY.

Featuring:
Steel Burkhardt (Aladdin), Phil Carroll, Corey Mach (Hands on a Hardbody), Chris McCarrell (Les Miserables), Timothy Mussard, Shannon O'Boyle (Once), Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables), Jillian Kates (Wicked), Andrew Kober (Les Miserables), Brennyn Lark (Les Miserables), Rod Lawrence (The Lion King), Terance Cedric Reddick (Les Miserables), Libby Servais (Lysistrata Jones), and Wallace Smith (Godspell).

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Lee Roy Reams Salutes His Leading Ladies

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: October 6th at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $35-75 at http://54below.com/artist/lee-roy-reams/

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Broadway royalty Lee Roy Reams steps back onto our stage for one night only. Broadway's "song & dance man nonpareil" (New York Times) celebrates his legendary leading ladies with songs and stories. Come hear intimate reminisces of stars like Lauren Bacall, Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Ann Miller, Gwen Verdon, Juliet Prowse, Rita Moreno, and many more! Lee Roy's ten Broadway credits run the gamut from Sweet Charity, Applause, Lorelei, Hello, Dolly, and 42nd Street to La Cage aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, and The Producers. Come get the theatrical dish from a fellow who was there to see it all, from Dolly's lashes to Billy Lawlor's well worn tap shoes.

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Lisa Howard

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: October 8-10 at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $35-80 at http://54below.com/artist/lisa-howard/

After her rousing performance at the Tony Awards this year, Broadway powerhouse Lisa Howard makes her solo debut at Feinstein's/54 Below this fall! Lisa was most recently seen on Broadway in her Drama Desk-nominated performance as Jenny in It Shoulda Been You. She has also appeared on Broadway in the original companies of 9 to 5, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and the 2008 revival of South Pacific. Lisa has toured nationally with Les Miserables, and her other credits include many turns on the MUNY and PCLO stages. Lisa released her debut solo CD, Songs of Innocence and Experience: The Music of William Finn, in the spring of 2011.NEXT Magazine says: "Long one of the best-kept secrets on Broadway, Lisa Howard's vocal gifts will be out of the bag now!" Don't miss out on this fun and exciting evening of extraordinary singing.

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Tovah Feldshuh: Aging Is Optional

Where: 54 Below (254 W 54th Street)

When: October 11, 13, 17th at 7:00 PM & October 18 at 3:00 PM

Tickets: $55-110 at http://54below.com/artist/tovah-feldshuh/

Tovah Feldshuh, acclaimed Broadway, film, and television star (currently on The Walking Dead as Deanna Monroe) returns by popular demand with Aging Is Optional to Feinstein's/54 Below.

On the New York stage, besides earning four Tony nominations for Best Actress, Ms. Feldshuh won four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Obie, the Theatre World Award, and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress in Golda's Balcony. On the West Coast she received the San Diego's Theatre Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance in a Touring Show for Golda's Balcony as well and two Drama Logue awards for her Juliet and her first one woman show:Tovah: A Rush Hour Revue! This season, Washington DC awarded her the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Performance, and honored her with a visit to the White House to meet the President and First Lady.

Most recently, Tovah stopped the show as the trapeze-swinging Berthe in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin. The season before, she played Lady Politic in the acclaimed revival of Ben Jonson's Volpone at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. As Jason Zinoman of The New York Times raved, "No one earns more laughs than the marvelous Tovah Feldshuh."

Directed by Jeff Harnar. Musical direction by James Bassi.

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