Jason Graae to Lead A BROADWAY MUSICAL at Feinstein's/54 Below

Jason Graae to Lead A BROADWAY MUSICAL at Feinstein's/54 Below

Internationally acclaimed cabaret artist Jason Graae will be taking the lead role in Feinstein's/54 Below's concert presentation of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL on Sunday July 16th, at 7pm and 9:30pm.

Jason Graae has starred on Broadway in A Grand Night For Singing, Falsettos, Stardust, Snoopy!, and Do Black Patent Leather Shows Really Reflect Up?. Off- Broadway shows include Forever Plaid, Olympus on My Mind, All in the Timing, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (Drama Desk Nomination- Best Actor in a Musical) and many more.

Jason Graae has performed his one man show all over the country from Rainbow and Stars and Birdland in NYC to Feinstein's and the Plush Room in L.A. and San Francisco, winning 4 Bistro Awards and a N.Y Nightlife Award, also making TimeOut NY's Top Cabaret shows of the year. His critically acclaimed show with Faith Prince, The Prince and the Showboy played at Feinstein's/54 Below and the pair won a 2nd Nightlife Award for Best Duo.

Mr. Graae has recorded over 45 CDs, including original cast albums, concerts, compilations, and his 3 solo CDs, "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile - Jason Graae Sings Charles Strouse", and "Jason Graae LIVE at The Cinegrill" (Fynsworth Alley), and "Perfect Hermany-the songs of Jerry Herman."

Producer Robert W Schneider said, "Jason has long been one of Mr. Strouse and Mr. Adams' foremost interpreters. His passion for their work, and his zany brilliance as a performer, is a perfect fit for A BROADWAY MUSICAL."

Charles Strouse, Lee Adams, and William F Brown's A BROADWAY MUSICAL, which closed on its opening night in 1978. Disappearing after one performance, and leaving no cast album behind, the score of A BROADWAY MUSICAL has long been a mystery among musical theatre fans.

Now, almost forty years later, Tony Award winners Charles Strouse and Lee Adams have given their permission for A BROADWAY MUSICAL to be seen again in New York City.

A BROADWAY MUSICAL was a satire loosely based around Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' experiences turning Clifford Odets' dramatic masterpiece Golden Boy into a Broadway musical for Vegas mainstay Sammy Davis, Jr.

A BROADWAY MUSICAL focuses on a young African-American playwright as he watches his play turn from a searing sports drama into a musical comedy for a Vegas megastar. As the playwright fights for his words, he has to navigate around schmoozing producers, egomaniacal stars, psychedelic composers, and the ultimate power in the 1970s theatre community: theatre party ladies.

Songs from A BROADWAY MUSICAL include: "Smashing, New York Times," "You Gotta Have Dancing," "Lawyers,", "Broadway, Broadway," and "Yente Power"

In addition to its score by Strouse and Adams, who also wrote the scores for Bye, Bye, Birdie and Applause, A BROADWAY MUSICAL features a book by Tony nominee William F Brown (The Wiz).

The original production starred Warren Berlinger, Gwyda DonHowe, Anne Francine, Tiger Haynes, Patti Karr, Irving Allen Lee, and then newcomers, LorEtta Devine and Jackee Harry.

Robert W Schneider, of Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends, is directing and producing the concert.

A BROADWAY MUSICAL will be music directed by Joshua Zecher Ross with Andrew Garrett Karl serving as projections designer.

Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Tickets, starting at $30, are still available. In addition to the ticket price, there is food and beverage minimum of $25.00 A BROADWAY MUSICAL tickets can be purchased at 54below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551

Michael Feinstein, one of the world's greatest musical artists, and 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, 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 will present 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. Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$105.

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