BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
A HOUSE OF GLASS: THE LIFE OF Tennessee Williams, SEPTEMBER 12 AT 7PM:
Join a company of some of NYC's finest talent for an evening of songs from A House of Glass, the story of America's most iconic playwright- Tennessee Williams. After several successful outings in DC, including a sold out run as part of Arena Stage's 2015 Kogod Cradle series, A House of Glass makes its NYC developmental debut! Music by Paul Leavitt and libretto and lyrics by Harriet McFaul Pilger and Shelley Herman Gillon. Musical Direction by Alex LeFevre. Directed and conceived by James Will McBride.
Recently featured on CBS National News and in The Washington Post, We Have Apples is the buzz-worthy new musical you won't want to miss. The show follows Jane, a quirky nineteen-year-old, who is determined to overcome her depression and become a successful writer. Paralyzed by the intensity of Depression, Jane's illness personified, Jane is forced to check into a psychiatric facility. In the hospital, Jane meets a band of fabulous fellow patients who join together to expose their inadequate healthcare and fight the stigma associated with mental illness. Led by Jane and fellow writer & patient, Jack, the patients start a mental health movement, turning things upside down, both inside and out of the ward. Music, lyrics, and libretto by Rachel Griffin. Additional music by AAron Accurso. Directed by Joe Barros. Produced by Dana M. Lerner. Featuring Hannah Elless (Bright Star), Kyle Scatliffe (The Color Purple), Andrew Kober (She Loves Me), Tamika Lawrence (If/Then), Michael Winther (Mamma Mia!), Madeleine Doherty (Sister Act), Brad Giovanine, Brian Graziani, Coleman Hemsath, Meagan Hodson, Emily Nash, Alex Sanders, and more to be announced. $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Telly Leung: SONGS FOR YOU, SEPTEMBER 13 AT 7PM & SEPTEMBER 14 AT 9:45PM:
Broadway & television's Telly Leung (Glee, Godspell, Rent) is back, after a two-year hiatus from the Feinstein's/54 Below stage and a "star turn" (NBC-NY) in Broadway's Allegiance as Sam Kimura opposite George Takei and Lea Salonga. Songs For You is an intimate and deeply personal evening of music and personal showbiz anecdotes dedicated to the many people who have influenced Telly on his personal and professional journey on and off the Broadway stage. This eclectic evening of music features highlights from Telly's solo albums on the Yellow Sound Label - "I'll Cover You" and "Songs for You" - and the musical talents of some of Broadway's finest musicians: Gary Adler (music director, piano), Mary Ann McSweeney (bass), Brian Koonin (guitar) and Michael Croiter (drums). $40-55 cover charge. $80-85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Scott Siegel'S BROADWAY SONG & DANCE SHOW - VOLUME 2, SEPTEMBER 13 AT 9:30PM:
"Hear the beat of dancing feet!" And watch and enjoy the explosive energy, precision, and sheer genius of Broadway Dance at Feinstein's/54 Below in a new, uniquely intimate show created for the club by musical theatre impresario Scott Siegel. He's the creator of Town Hall's legendary "All Singin' All Dancin'" concerts, and now he's put together a brand new dance concert specifically designed for our stage. Siegel, who has worked with some of Broadway's most famous choreographers and scores of Broadway's greatest dancers, presents a show boasting the wide and exciting variety of Broadway dance from pulsating tap to boogie woogie, and from stylish Fosse to sexy tango. Featuring Luke Hawkins, Joshua Israel, Jake James, and more to be announced. $35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Lindsay Mendez & Ryan Scott Oliver'S ACTOR THERAPY, SEPTEMBER 13 AT 11:30PM:
Hosted by award-winning composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver (35mm, Darling) and Broadway actress Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Dogfight, Godspell), Actor Therapy is a series of master-classes for performers looking to improve their auditions, build a better book, and expand their understanding of what it means to be an actor and song interpreter in New York today. $10 cover charge. $25 premium seating. 2 drink or $20 food and beverage minimum. THE BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:
Bad guys know how to party. Don't believe me? Well, consider this message your very own gingerbread house, and come on inside for the first ever Broadway Villains Party! If you've been longing to see theatre's most nefarious and infamous rapscallions all in one den of iniquity, take a bite of out of the poisoned apple and head on down for a cackle you'll never forget! Feinstein's/54 Below regular (and longtime Villainess Extraordinaire) Amy Jo Jackson and music director Brian J. Nash bring you an evening of bewitching mischief, impish roguery, and delightfully satisfying bad behavior, brought to life by an A-list cast of Broadway favorites. Featuring Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Dave Thomas Brown (American Psycho, Heathers), Caroline Bowman (Wicked, Evita), Eddie Cooper (Encores' Little Shop of Horrors), Nathan Lee Graham (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Zoolander), Jenn Harris (Silence!, All In the Timing), Amy Jo Jackson (Dani Girl), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Chicago, Hello Again), Ruthie Ann Miles (The King & I, Here Lies Love), Julia Murney (The Wild Party, Wicked), Brynn O'Malley (Honeymoon in Vegas, Annie), Patrick Page (Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Casa Valentina), Lance Roberts (Ghost, Finding Neverland), MJ Rodriguez (Runaways, Rent), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera, Bedbugs), and Jason Michael Snow (The SpongeBob Musical, The Book of Mormon). $35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. CHARLIE AND ALGERNON IN CONCERT, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 7PM:
Based on a beloved novel, Charlie and Algernon features a score by Charles Strouse, the Tony Award-winning composer of Annie, Applause, and Bye, Bye, Birdie with book and lyrics by David Rogers. The short-lived musical opened on Broadway at The Helen Hayes Theatre on September 14th, 1980 and closed on September 28th, only 17 performances later. The musical traces the mental and emotional development of Charlie Gordon, a disabled young man who becomes the first human test-subject for an ambitious experiment. Through his friendship with a white mouse named Algernon, we watch Charlie tackle the highs and lows of life. Produced and directed by Steven Carl McCasland. Musical Direction by James Horan. Narrated by the show's original Broadway star Sandy Faison. Featuring PJ Benjamin (Original Broadway Star of Charlie and Algernon, Wicked) as Charlie, Adam Cantor as Charlie, Stearns Matthews (2-time MAC Award-winner) as Charlie, Jeanine Robinson as Lita, Vanessa Spica (Onward Victoria) as Alice Kinnian, Thia Stephan as Charlie's Mom, Bruce Ward as Charlie's Dad, Shawn Verrier as Frank, Paul Thomas Ryan as Dr. Strauss, Daniel Walstad as Dr. Nemur, Kristen Gehling as Mrs. Donner, and Lucas Schultz (Pippin, Marry Poppins) as Little Charlie. Featuring special appearances by Louisa Flaningam (The Most Happy Fella, Guys and Dolls, The Magic Show) and Madelyn Murphy. $30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Susan Werner'S BULL DURHAM & OTHER BULL, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 9:30PM:
Susan Werner makes her Feinstein's/54 Below debut, performing songs from the soon to be Broadway musical, Bull Durham, material from her new PBS special, The Hayseed Project, as well as songs from her many solo albums. Susan Werner composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz, and pop, all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm. Throughout her expansive career, boundless versatility has emerged as a hallmark of Werner's talent, and has proven to be a quintessential ingredient of her engrossing musical persona. $35-45 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Marti Gould Cummings, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 11:30PM:
Following a sold-out Feinstein's/54 Below debut, Marti Gould Cummings and his rockin' band are BACK with a brand new show. Featuring the best rock anthems, stories from Marti's life, and guest performers like Broadway's Michelle Dowdy, Nick Rashaad Burroughs, and Hernando Umana, this show will not disappoint. Marti Gould Cummings has toured the country as a comedic drag host . He's performed a one man play to sold out audiences (The Future Mrs. Harry Windsor), and he's shared the stage with some of Broadways biggest names hosting a celebrity talk show. $20 cover charge. $40 premium seating. 2 drink or $20 food and beverage minimum.Howard Crabtree'S WHEN PIGS FLY, SEPTEMBER 18 AT 7PM & SEPTEMBER 19 AT 9:30PM:
Hard to believe it's been 20 years since this hilarious, multi-award-winning gay musical first convulsed audiences off-Broadway. Director/Lyricist Mark Waldrop hosts as the entire original cast joyfully reunites to salute the show and its peerless composer, Dick Gallagher - and to celebrate the mad genius behind it all, designer Howard Crabtree. A one-time-only event no card-carrying theater aficionado can afford to miss. $25-45 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. LET ME TRY THAT AGAIN: TAKE 4, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 9:30PM:
In the fourth annual benefit for The Performing Arts Project, Susan Blackwell ([title of show], "Side By Side by Susan Blackwell") and Rory O'Malley (Hamilton, Book of Mormon) host an evening of fabulous performers sharing their most embarrassing moments onstage, and then redeeming themselves by recreating that moment. At the end of the evening, the audience will vote on the star performer who most redeemed themselves through their efforts that night. This year's contestants include Broadway performers Nick Blaemire, Alex Brightman, Billy Crudup, Lesli Margherita, and Ruthie Ann Miles, among others to be announced. The Performing Arts Project is a not-for-profit organization that provides vibrant theatrical training to a generation of young performers. The Performing Arts Project offers dynamic and constantly evolving annual programming, the cornerstone of which is their summer intensive during the month of July. Funds raised during this benefit will go directly towards scholarships and student programming costs. $50-55 cover charge. $80 VIP seating. $95 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, and Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, 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 presents 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 $5-$105.