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BROADWAY BABES: a Drag Cabaret Benefit Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below


BROADWAY BABES: a Drag Cabaret Benefit Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway Babes: A Drag Cabaret benefitting the NYC Gay Men's Chorus. Hosted by Mama Mela and Ellia J. Garlands, the evening will celebrate strong female characters throughout musical theatre history. Under the musical direction of Jeremiah Oliver, the talented cast also includes Amanda Poupon, Maeby de Laid, Douzie Lane. Tim Hein and Christopher Lucas are also joining the cast this concert!

Host Mama Mela has been a singing member for the NYCGMC for over four years and has been performing around NYC since 2012. Most notably performing with RuPaul's Drag Race Alum Bob TheDragQueen & Monet Exchange, she enjoys using her drag to further the artistic and social mission of the NYCGMC. Host Ellia J. Garlands has been singing with the NYCGMC since 2014 and enjoys singing across the city and on Fire Island. Notable accomplishments include performing with Lorna Luft at FEINSTIEN'S/54 BELOW and Alan Cumming at Club Cumming where she performs regularly.

Jeremiah Oliver has been accompanying and performing as a pianist, harpist, and composer for over 20 years. He has been in NYC since 2013, teaching French and music, and singing with the New York City Gay Men's Chorus for the last four years. He hopes to continue expanding both his skill with instruments (especially the 'cello) and languages (including Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian), as well as his network of awesome New York artists and doers.

Broadway Babes: a Drag Cabaret benefitting the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus plays Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on January 16th, 2019 at 9:30pm. There is a $30-65 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

MORE ABOUT NYC Gay Men's Chorus

New York City Gay Men's Chorus is a world-class, world-renowned New York institution and a pioneering voice for the LGBTQ community. NYCGMC is comprised of more than 260 talented singers of various ages, backgrounds, and experiences. Together, we produce a vibrant sound and energy that audiences can feel and connect with. Through the power of this sound, and our spectacular performances, we are fearless champions for love, equality, and acceptance.

Founded in 1980, NYCGMC has formed a strong bond with devoted followers and continues to make lasting connections with new and diverse audiences. We sing in every style from classical to pop, Broadway to gospel, and from cultures all over the world. As artists, we listen to the changing world around us and transform what we hear into music. We sing to challenge perceptions of the LGBTQ community, to combat fear and hatred, encourage compassion and human connection, and to thrill with the superb quality of our sound. Through our music, audiences mourn losses, cheer victories, find unconditional acceptance, and celebrate life.


Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a 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 presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music and has set a new standard for culinary excellence worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage.

In their description of 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 in the house. 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 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $5-$105.


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