Charles Busch, 'BEST IN SHOWS' and More Coming Up This Month 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, including Tony nominee Charles Busch, Ann Kittredge, Marya Grandy, Isaac Sutton and So In Love: The World's Greatest Love Songs. Scroll down for details!
THE SONGS OF MICHAEL RADI, OCTOBER 16 AT 9:30PM:
Join us at Feinstein's/54 Below for a sensational evening of music by the talented emerging composer Michael Radi. Featuring the songs of the inspiring new musical, The King's Legacy, it will be an unforgettable celebration of new musical theatre. The concert will include songs from several of Michael's other projects as well, including The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, and will highlight female characters and performers in particular. Featuring an all-star cast of Broadway's best, this evening of new music will be one show not to miss!
Featuring: Lizzie Becker (Industry Reading of The King's Legacy), Samantha Bruce (The Fantasticks), Jackie Burns (Wicked, If/Then, Hair), Jacque Carnahan (A Child's Christmas in Wales, Pride and Prejudice, The Baker's Wife), Jillian Louis (It Shoulda Been You), Gregory Maheu (I Am Harvey Milk), Patrick Mulryan (Fiasco Theater's Into The Woods at The Roundabout Theatre), Kenneth Quinney Francoeur (A Child's Christmas in Wales), Libby Servais (Wicked, Lysistrata Jones), Betsy Struxness (Hamilton, Matilda, Scandalous, Leap Of Faith, Memphis, Wicked), and J. Michael Zygo (School of Rock, Once).
$25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
Charles Busch: MY KINDA 60s, OCTOBER 17-21 AT 7:00PM:
Tony nominee, Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement honoree, and two-time MAC Award winner Charles Busch returns with a new show that gets to the essence of this legendary entertainer. Weaving tales of his childhood and adolescence through the lens of the tumultuous decade of the 1960s, Charles will be singing a great songbook from Broadway to pop including Burt Bacharach, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Henry Mancini, Andre Previn, and Kander and Ebb.
He will be appearing with his long-time musical director/arranger Tom Judson in a unique evening of music and storytelling, both hilarious and poignant.
$35-$50 cover charge. $75-$80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK, OCTOBER 17 AT 9:30PM:
The Great American Songbook, the treasure trove of popular music written by American composers from Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, Hollywood, vaudeville, radio, and recordings, includes all of America's great songs of the 20th Century. Our show will present the very best, most enduring, most beloved of these songs. Where else can you hear iconic numbers like "Somewhere Over the Radio" (movies) "Stardust" (radio/recording), "Moon River" (movies),"Can't Help Lovin' that Man" (theater), "Cry Me a River" (pop song) in the same show, performed by a glittering cast of New York City's greatest entertainers? One hit after another, one classic song after the other, one great performance - one after the other - brought to you by Broadway and nightclub stars of the very first rank. The most popular music of our time can all be found in The Greatest Songs of The Great American Songbook.
This is a Feinstein's/54 Below concert event exclusively created for the club by Scott Siegel, the creator of more than 300 major concerts and nightclub acts that have been produced all over the world. He has produced/written/directed concerts for Michael Feinstein but he is perhaps most well-known as the creator/writer/director/host of Town Hall's signature series, Broadway by the Year which begins its 17th critically acclaimed season in February, 2017. Scott Siegel will also write, direct, and host The Greatest Songs of the Great American Songbook. The singers will be today's greatest Broadway, nightclub, and recording stars chosen by Mr. Siegel.
Featuring: Carole J. Bufford (Nightlife Award Winning Vocalist), Molly Pope (A Star is Born), Douglas Ladnier (Jekyll & Hyde), William Michals (Bright Star), KLea Blackhurst (Everything the Traffic Will Allow), and Brian Charles Rooney (The Three-Penny Opera)
$35-$45 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
Ann Kittredge, OCTOBER 18 AT 7:00PM:
Ann Kittredge makes her Feinstein's/54 Below debut for one night only on Wednesday, October 18th at 7pm. She returns to the stage after a long absence, having performed on and off Broadway, in regional theater, as well as in film and television. Ann's musical director is Wendy Cavett, whose credits include Mamma Mia, Hamilton, and Come From Away. They have put together, with director Richard Jay-Alexander, a splashy mix of Broadway, pop, and more. Among some of the music she'll perform are songs by Jerry Herman, Stephen Sondheim, Flaherty & Ahrens, Frank Loesser, Maltby & Shire, and Kander & Ebb. You'll want to be there to welcome Ann back to the stage after her self-imposed "asylum" while she raised her kids, loved her husband, and stepped into the zany world of education advocacy in the NYC Public School system. But she really wants to get back in the game and has a new hunger to claw her way back onto the Broadway stage. She's in it to win it.
$30-$40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 Food & Beverage Minimum.
Marya Grandy, OCTOBER 18 AT 9:30PM:
Jeff Award nominated actor Marya Grandy (The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Les Misérables, Closer Than Ever) makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo concert debut with Marya Grandy: Live From Feinstein's/54 Below. Grandy performs an evening of musical theater songs, with an emphasis on new and undiscovered gems, and even a premiere or two. SPOILER ALERT: There will be belting. There may be crying. There will be no drink maximum. With music direction by multiple-time Jeff nominee Tom Vendafreddo, Marya Grandy: Live >From Feinstein's/54 Below marks Grandy's solo concert return to New York.
$35-$45 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 Food & Beverage Minimum.
SO IN LOVE: THE WORLD'S GREATEST LOVE SONGS, OCTOBER 19, 9:30PM:
There is nothing like a great love song, and this special concert event will feature nothing but the most romantic, swoon-making, beautiful love songs ever written. And we will go anywhere and everywhere to find them: the songs will come from musical theater, country, pop, soul, R &B and more. They will also come from France, Italy, Brazil, and even that illusory land known as Hollywood. But a song is only is great as the person who sings it, and our show will feature that one commodity, like oil in Texas, that New York has in abundance: talent! Great Broadway and nightclub stars will perform, creating the perfect matches of singers and songs. Come and enjoy a unique evening of musical passion!
So In Love: The World's Greatest Love Songs is created, written, directed, and hosted by New York's critically acclaimed impresario, Scott Siegel. He has created more than 300 major concerts all over the world, including writing, directing and producing concerts for Michael Feinstein. He is best known as the creator/writer/director/host of Town Hall's signature series, Broadway by the Year.
Featuring: Maxine Linehan ("Fiercely Talented" - NY Times), Laurel Harris (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, In Transit), Christiane Noll (Chaplin, Ragtime), Megan McGinnis (Beauty and the Beast, Side Show), and Brian Charles Rooney (The Three-Penny Opera)
$35-$45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
GAIL PAYNE: THIS IS U.S., OCTOBER 20 AT 9:30PM:
Gail Payne, an acclaimed cabaret performer from Indianapolis ("Humor and irony with great vocals") makes her New York debut at Feinstein's/54 Below!. Gail and her team - renowned New York musical director Alex Rybeck and director, Tony-Award-winner Faith Prince - carefully curate an evening of music and stories that celebrates and explores the complex flavors inherent in American society today. Selections include unexpected ingredients that influenced Gail growing up in rural Illinois, living in urban Indianapolis, and traveling the world, from Guthrie to Gershwin, Berlin to Dixie Chicks, "This Land is Your Land" to "How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm After They've Seen Paree." Gail Payne offers something for every music lover, garnished with Rybeck's masterful arrangements for piano, guitar, and ukulele.
$30-$40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
THE LATE COMET: Shoba Narayan IN SHOBUSINESS, OCTOBER 20 AT 11:30PM:
Fresh off the 12-time Tony nominated Broadway production of The Great Comet, Shoba Narayan is ready to share her journey into the land of Show Business in her Feinstein/54 Below solo concert, SHOBusiness. The concert will take a look back at melodies and stories associated with her career and life, featuring songs from The Apple Tree, The King and I, Annie Get Your Gun, Side Show, as well as pop covers and compositions by 3-time Tony nominee Dave Malloy. The concert will be directed by Sammi Cannold (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812) and features guest appearances from Derek Klena (Anastasia), Courtney Bassett (The Great Comet), and Kennedy Caughell (The Great Comet, Wicked)
$20 cover charge. $35 premium seating. 2 Drink or $20 Food & Beverage Minimum.
ISAAC SUTTON, OCTOBER 21 AT 9:30PM:
Award-winning singing sensation Isaac Sutton makes his Feinstein's/54 below solo concert debut with special guest Carrie St. Louis. Sutton has established himself over the last decade as one of the leading bass-baritone voices with a career spanning musical theatre, opera, television, and sold-out one man shows. Sutton has been performing regularly at Israel's National Theaters and singing with the best symphony orchestras. After successful shows in Europe, Canada, Brazil, and across Israel, Isaac Sutton recently performed a duet with Broadway legend Kristin Chenoweth at The Mayo Performing Arts Center. MBA graduate with honors from Tel Aviv University, Isaac Sutton decided to follow his heart and dreams. Sutton got his musical theatre training at Circle in The Square Theatre School and Manhattan School of Music, both in NYC. Join Isaac Sutton in his musical journey featuring the unforgettable and beloved hits of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, Broadway musicals, and more. Sutton will be singing in English, Italian, French & Hebrew.
$25-$35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
THE LATE COMET: Sumayya Ali, OCTOBER 21 AT 11:30PM:
The versatile American Broadway actress, opera singer, composer, and violinist Sumayya Ali will lead you into her kaleidoscopic world, where you will experience a taste of musical theatre, jazz, pop, opera fusion, and some of her original compositions from her upcoming album. Sumayya's vocal versatility has led her to grace Broadway stages from Ragtime to The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. Sumayya recently appeared in the cast of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. She will be joined by some of her Broadway friends.
$25 cover charge. $50 premium seating. 2 Drink or $20 Food & Beverage Minimum
BEST IN SHOWS: A BENEFIT FOR THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF NEW YORK, OCTOBER 22 AT 7PM
Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefitting the Humane Society of New York, will honor James L. Nederlander, (Jimmy) the President of The Nederlander Organization. Mr. Nederlander will be awarded the third annual Humane Society of New York's Sandy Fund Award in recognition of his deep concern and support of the needs of rescued animals. Mr. Nederlander has a special connection to The Sandy Fund, which is named in honor of the original canine star of Broadway's Annie. It was his father, James M. Nederlander, who produced the legendary musical, and so gave Sandy his very first acting job. Sandy quickly became a Broadway star, playing 2,363 performances of Annie on Broadway, and performed for two American Presidents at the White House.
The fourth annual Best in Shows - Broadway Legends Honor the Humane Society of New York, will be presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni and will have music direction by Seth Rudetsky, who will also host the star-studded show featuring Broadway's brightest performers, joined by surprise two and four legged guests.
Previous Best in Shows have featured performances by John Bolton, Christian Borle, Tituss Burgess, Lilla Crawford, Robert Fairchild, Sutton Foster, Capathia Jenkins, Andy Karl, Andrea McArdle, Orfeh, Laura Osnes, Charles Strouse, and many more. This year's cast will be announced shortly.
The Sandy Fund of the Humane Society of New York was established to honor the memory of the rescue dog who originated the role of Sandy in the Broadway production of Annie, which opened on Broadway in 1977. The Fund provides for the needs of homeless dogs and cats.
Since 1904 the Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York City, reaching out to animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. Open seven days a week, today its hospital and The Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center help more than 38,000 animals annually. HSNY's Adoption Center provides a safe haven- with no time limit - for rescued animals of all ages until permanent adoptive, loving homes are found. The clinic provides low-cost and free veterinary services ranging from wellness treatments to critical care for animals who would otherwise have nowhere to turn for life-saving help. www.HumaneSocietyNY.org. Program and performers subject to change.
Tickets begin at $150. Main Dining Room Tickets include open bar and hors d'oeuvres.
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. Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $5-$105.