Original Cast Members of A BROADWAY MUSICAL to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
Members of the original Broadway company of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL , which only played one night on Broadway in 1978, will reunite for a concert presentation of the musical at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at 7pm & 9:30pm.
Larry Marshall, who will be reprising his role of Vegas superstar Richie Taylor, made his Broadway debut in Hair and then went on to perform in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Inner City, Rockabye Hamlet, Porgy and Bess, A Broadway Musical, Comin' Uptown, Oh, Brother!, Big Deal, 3 Penny Opera, Play On!, The Full Monty and The Color Purple.
Gwen Arment made her Broadway debut in A Broadway Musical. In recent years, she has become a producer having produced Off-Broadway's Captain Louie and Becoming Dr. Ruth. On Broadway, she was one of the producers on Legally Blonde, The Drowsy Chaperone, Ann, and Come From Away.
Maris Clement made her Broadway debut in On the Twentieth Century and then went on to appear in A Broadway Musical, Copperfield, and Little Me. Her film and television appearances include Family Ties, Anything But Love, and Saved By The Bell. She currently resides in Los Angeles and is a marriage and family therapist.
Michael Kubala made his Broadway debut in A Broadway Musical and then went on to appear in Dancin, Woman of the Year, Marilyn, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Crazy for You, and Chicago. He has been seen in various regional theatres across the United States.
Producer Robert W Schneider said, "One of the great things about bringing these forgotten musicals to life at Feinstein's/54 Below is that it gives us the opportunity to reunite original cast members. Their presence allows us to go back in time and hear what the show sounded like from those who were there."
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 amongst musical theatre fans.
A BROADWAY MUSICAL was a satire loosely based around Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' experiences turning Clifford Odets' dramatic masterpieceGolden 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"
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
MORE ABOUT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW
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. In their description on the venue, The New York Times writes Feinstein's/54 Below "has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs. Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Belowfeatures up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$105. www.54Below.com/Feinsteins