Bonnie Milligan, Nancy Opel, and More Feature at 54 Below Next Week

By: Mar. 15, 2019

Bonnie Milligan, Nancy Opel, and More Feature at 54 Below Next Week

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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551.


Feinstein's/54 Below will be defying gravity when some of Wicked's most memorable artists come together for a one night only concert version of the celebrated 1987 Off-Broadway musical Birds of Paradise, with the lyrics written by Wicked's librettist Winnie Holzman, music written by Wicked's resident conductor, David Evans, and the book co-written by both Holzman and Evans.

The Harbor Island Players is an amateur theatre group whose lives are turned upside down when a down-on-his-luck professional actor offers to direct and star in one of their productions: a musical version of Chekhov's The Seagull. As they rehearse, their egos and passions start to mirror the characters that they play. The approach of opening night drives everyone into a fever pitch until a sudden plot twist makes them all reevaluate their choices, both onstage and in life.

Birds of Paradise's award winning score features some of Evans and Holzman's loveliest songs including "Things I Can't Forget," "Imagining You," "She's Out There," and so many more!

A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit Drama Club NYC.

Featuring: Brittney Johnson (Wicked, Beautiful), Alli Mauzey (Wicked, Cry Baby), Jeff McCarthy (Urinetown, Side Show), Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels), Nancy Opel (Fiddler on the Roof, Urinetown), Steve Routman ("Madame Secretary," Wolf of Wall Street), Andy Taylor (Moon Over Buffalo, Once), and Alex Wyse (Wicked, Spring Awakening, Waitress)

Directed by Scott Schwartz

Produced by Robert W. Schneider

$40-$55 cover charge. $65 VIP seating. $80-$90 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Jill Eikenberry: HERE I GO AGAIN!, MARCH 19 AT 7:00PM

Encore by popular demand! Jill Eikenberry, Golden Globe award winner most known for her starring role on the NBC drama "L.A. Law" and Obie award winner for the Off-Broadway plays Lemon Sky and Life Under Water, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below in Here I Go Again! Expect songs from her life and her career, including works by Sondheim, Strauss, Joni Mitchell, and Randy Newman, as well as some exciting new composers. She'll be joined by her wonderful musical director, James Horan, at the piano and a few surprise guests, including her ever eager husband Michael Tucker.

$40-$50 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.


Muggles and wizards rejoice! We're bringing the magic to Feinstein's/54 Below with 54 Pays Tribute to A Very Potter Musical! Join us for an unforgettable one night only celebration of the musical and comedic genius of Team StarKid*, featuring performances by your favorite bewitching Broadway stars! So pack your trunks and send your owls, because we've gotta get back to Hogwarts!

Produced by Julia Salkin

Directed by Ali Jamali

Musical Direction by Marc Jablonski

Starring: Kathryn Allison (Aladdin), Jessie Cannizzaro (Puffs), Tyler Conroy (54 Sings The High School Musical Trilogy), Peter LaPrade (This Ain't No Disco, The Lightning Thief)

Andy Miller (Puffs), Kilraine Pinyard (Who Cares Cabaret), Taylor Richardson (NBC's Rise, Annie), Ryan Wesley Stinnett (The Hollower), Harry Waller (Puffs)

*This is an unofficial cabaret performance of the music of Team StarKid's A Very Potter Musical & A Very Potter Sequel, and will not be performed by the shows' original cast members and/or writers. A part of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

$40-$50 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.

LuAnn de Lesseps: #COUNTESSANDFRIENDS, MARCH 21 & 22 AT 7:00PM

Television personality, pop singer, and author LuAnn de Lesseps- known as the Countess on "The Real Housewives of New York City"- returns with her hit nightclub act, #CountessAndFriends.

Hip as a New York minute and classically chic, de Lesseps's glamorous life in the fast lane on several continents (together with a solid decade at the center of reality TV) provides fodder for hilarious stories, one-of-a-kind anecdotes, and, of course, some standards and pop songs in her inimitable style. She will be joined by an eclectic group of New York's most sought after nightlife stars, both legendary and ascendant. #CountessAndFriends promises a glorious return to the heyday of cosmopolitan evening entertainment.

LuAnn de Lesseps has sung at Birdland, with Natalie Cole and Billy Stritch, and on an all-star bill at Town Hall with Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Lucie Arnaz, and Marilyn Maye. Her three dance singles, "Chic C'est La Vie," "Girl Code," and "Money Can't Buy You Class," have charted on iTunes and remain consistent favorite club anthems.

Musical Direction & Arrangements by Billy Stritch

Written & Directed by Ben Rimalower

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at anytime.

$100-$150 cover charge. $140-$175 VIP seating. $150-$210 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.


Passion and hilarity are in the cards at Feinstein's/54 Below! Join us for a concert performance of Twist of Fate, the fiery musical comedy Daily Variety's rave review had only one prediction for: "Expect standing room only." You can expect the exotic world of a gypsy fortune-teller, and the comedy and intrigue when she fights to legalize fortune-telling in 1970's Los Angeles. Expect multi-award winning composer/arranger Ron Abel's electrifying flamenco and calypso pop score to infect Kleban Award-winner Lissa Levin's sharp and involving lyrics. Expect to question, as did the pro-bono Jewish attorney in the real case on which Twist of Fate is based, whether this is about fortune-telling, or ethnic discrimination. And expect a powerhouse cast of some of Broadway's greatest talent! We predict you'll love this show.

Featuring: Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You), Jordan Bondurant (Mamma Mia, A Clockwork Orange), Jeanine Bruen (Pamela's First Musical), Max Crumm (Evolution of Mann, Disaster!), Natalie Douglas (MAC Award Winner), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, Sweet Charity), and Gerard Salvador (Mamma Mia, Hazel, Fame)

Directed by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, Cagney)

Music Direction by Ron Abel

$25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.


Join us at Feinstein's/54 Below for a exciting evening featuring the songs of Call it in the Air, A New Musical. It will be an unforgettable celebration of the Flores/Alexander hit show and multiple theater festival finalist. Experience the crowd favorites "Falling for You," "Carry On," "Let Go," "Turning Back," and "Happy Ever After" like never before!

Featuring a fresh cast of up and coming actors traveling with the show, this concert is produced and directed by composer/playwright Gabriel Flores who will also play the piano. Come "Take This Chance" for a rock and rolling evening and Feinstein's/54 Below!

Featuring: Brittany Clark, Zach Finley, Nic Harrington, Hannah Hockman, Erin Johnson, Devan Kelty, Bethany S. Moore, and Rachel Rodriguez

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

$25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Joanna Gleason, MARCH 22 AT 7:00PM

Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with her new show, Out Of The Eclipse. She brings us through the dark time since last we saw her, and into the light. She reunites with her arranger and music director Jeffrey Klitz, and is backed by the Moontones. (Guitar, banjo, autoharp, cello, percussion, piano, and close harmony vocals.) A revival for the spirit!

Revered by Broadway audiences for her unforgettable (and award-winning) portrayal of The Baker's Wife in the original company of Into the Woods, New York has also embraced Joanna in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Nick and Nora, and Sons of The Prophet among others, racking up all of the major theatre awards along the way. This is to say nothing of her film and TV work, which includes Boogie Nights, Crimes & Misdemeanors, The Wedding Planner, and a whole host of other projects.

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at anytime.

$55-$75 cover charge. $75-$85 VIP seating. $95-$105 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.

PAUL LOREN AND Janine DiVita, MARCH 22 AT 9:30PM

Who says romance is dead?! When contemporary crooner Paul Loren and Broadway leading-lady Janine DiVita join forces, the flames of passion must be fanned.

Janine DiVita is best known for her appearances in popular Broadway shows including Grease, Anything Goes, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and the National Tours of If/Then, Finding Neverland, and Young Frankenstein.

Paul Loren's recent hits singles include "All By Myself" and "I Know A Place" which were played on radio stations throughout the country and were premiered by The Huffington Post. Paul's long list of performances also include opening for The Temptations, hosting Jennifer Lopez's Birthday Gala, performing on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," and recently wrapping up his first national headline tour.

The two versatile song interpreters and performers explore "love" in all its forms through the classic Broadway Songbook. With new arrangements of timeless compositions from Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and a handful of bespoke original songs, this will surely be an evening to remember of Modern, Vintage, Love!

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

$25-$35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.


Feinstein's/54 Below continues it's tradition of celebrating the legendary Stephen Sondheim on his birthday! 89 years later, his music lives on stronger than ever. The cast will be made up of entirely women and will showcase a wide variety of Sondheim's works. You'll hear everything from Into the Woods to Road Show, Do I Hear a Waltz, and much more. A company of some of the most talented female forces will be celebrating one of our most beloved artists in Broadway history.

Directed/Produced by: Matt Redmond

Music directed by: Rebekah Bruce Parker

Featuring: Gaelen Gilliland (Kinky Boots, SpongeBob Squarepants), Ashley Blanchet (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Frozen), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, Sabrina the Teenage Witch), Autumn Hurblert (Legally Blonde, Something Rotten!), Oyoyo Joi (The Book of Mormon), Eryn LeCroy (Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd), Kimber Sprawl (A Bronx Tale, Girl from the North Country), Becca Petersen (Mean Girls, Bandstand), Jordan Ensign (The Phantom of the Opera), Lucy Anders (Something Rotten!), Celia Hottenstein (The Phantom of the Opera), Kaitlyn Frank (Newsies, We are the Tigers), Bebe Browning, and Jessie Peltier

All casting is subject to change.

$30 cover charge. $55 premium seating. 2 drink or $20 food & beverage minimum.

Forbidden Broadway SALUTES Carol Channing, MARCH 23 AT 7:00PM

From the brilliant mind of Tony Award winning writer Gerard Alessandrini comes a brand-new revue: Forbidden Broadway Salutes Carol Channing!

More than any other star spoofed by Forbidden Broadway, Carol Channing was poked, prodded and punctured by Forbidden's merry troupe of vengeful young singers. And Carol loved every minute of it!

Numbers will include a recreation of Channing's own take off on Marlene Dietrich- the scathing number that prompted Marlene herself to storm out of the theater during Carol's performance, a sprinkling of a few classic Forbidden Broadway Diva numbers like Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Chita Rivera, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and a premiere number- "The Spirit of Channing," a hysterically bizarre and surrealistic number where Carol Channing's Ghost roams around Broadway today dropping in and joining in on current shows like Hamilton, Anastasia, and Dear Evan Hansen.

Featuring: Gerard Alessandrini (Tony Award winner for Forbidden Broadway), Christine Pedi (Sirius XM's Dueling Divas), Michael West (The Door to Door Carol Channing)

Directed by Gerard Alessandrini

Co-Produced by Gerard Alessandrini & Robert W. Schneider

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

$45-$55 cover charge. $65 VIP seating. $95 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum

Susan Edwards MARTIN, MARCH 23 AT 9:30PM

Susan Edwards Martin, the original Lady Blues in Harvey Fierstein's Tony Award winning play, Torch Song Trilogy, makes her Feinstein's/54 Below debut in The Original Lady Blues of Torch Song Trilogy is Back in Town! An accomplished singer, musician, actress, composer, and comedienne, Susan shares her passion for Broadway and beyond. Featuring music from her first Broadway show, Bubbling Brown Sugar to torch songs from Torch Song Trilogy and the music of Gershwin, Fats Waller, Jerry Herman, Stephen Sondheim, Kander and Ebb, and selections from her upcoming musical, Unlimited! You'll Have the Time of Her Life (with a virtual appearance by Harvey Fierstein!), Susan creates an atmosphere of intimacy which makes everyone feel as if they're being entertained in their own living room! This multi-talented and captivating performer is someone you do NOT want to miss!

Featuring a virtual appearance by Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy, Hairspray).

Musical Direction by J.William McDaniel.

$35-$45 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.

54 SINGS Taylor Swift, MARCH 23 AT 11:30PM


Calling all Swifties! For the first time ever, Feinstein's/54 Below is proud to celebrate the music of global superstar Taylor Swift in a one night only cabaret featuring some of Broadway's most enchanting performers and fearless rising stars singing songs from all 6 of Swift's award-winning albums. So if you've got a blank space on March 23rd and love shaking it off then we know all too well that you belong at Feinstein's/54 below for 54 Sings Taylor Swift.

Musical Direction by Daniel Mertzlufft

Hosted & Produced by Melanie Brook and Tyler Conroy

Featuring: Brielle Brook (54 Sings Ariana Grande), Melanie Brook, Adrian Grace Bumpas (Broadway Baes), Brian Carey (Red Roses, Green Gold), Gabi Carrubba (Dear Evan Hansen), Tyler Conroy (Broadway Baes), Joey Contreras (Songwriter, Broadway Baes), Jacob Dickey (Aladdin on Broadway), Crystal Lake Evans, Hilary Fisher (Pamela's First Musical at Two River Theater), Sean Grady (Mamma Mia), Nicole Kang (Netflix's "YOU"), Kyra Kennedy (Waitress National Tour), Peter LaPrade (This Ain't No Disco), April Lavalle, Carrie St. Louis (Kinky Boots, Wicked), Joi Marchetti, Paige McNamara (A Night with Janis Joplin), Colton Ryan (Alice By Heart, Dear Evan Hansen), and Diamond Essence White (Dear Evan Hansen)

Band: Nick Brenock (Guitar), Daniel Mertzlufft (Piano, Vocals, Musical Director), Jiana Odland (Vocals), and Elmo Zapp (Bass)

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

$30 cover charge. $55 premium seating. 2 drink or $20 food & beverage minimum.


Deborah Grace Winer presents The Classic American Songbook Series at Feinstein's/54 Below

The best of the classic American Songbook in four jewel-box revues created especially for a supper club setting, and featuring stellar talent from Broadway and beyond.

George and Ira are one of song-writing's most successful sibling partnerships. They wrote at their kitchen table into the wee hours of the dawning Jazz Age, and their home was the hub for Broadway glitterati. George and Fred Astaire met as hustling showbiz teenagers. Ethel Merman-a secretary in Queens-joined the family when the brothers gave her her first Broadway job. Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg and other pals all came a-calling. For Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley, the Gershwin songbook is among the most recorded in history. From "Fascinatin' Rhythm" to "Embraceable You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me," this show takes a joyful look at what happens when families are hotbeds of harmony.

Written and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer

Music Direction & Arrangements by John Oddo

Stage Direction by Mark Waldrop

Featuring: Klea Blackhurst, George Dvorsky, Nicolas King, Rebecca Luker

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

$35-$60 cover charge. $75 VIP seating. $75-$95 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.


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 $15-$105.

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