Daisy Eagan and More Will Sing the Songs of Rusty Magee at Feinstein's/54 Below
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "Rusty Magee: Revisited", a celebration of the life and music of Rusty Magee, the legendary cabaret staple of the 80s and 90s with one of the most distinct and creative musical voices of all time.
Broadway's brightest stars and hottest up and comers will celebrate the legendary life of award-winning composer/lyricist and comedian Rusty Magee in an evening of his tuneful, heartfelt and hilarious music.
Join us as we uncover a musical treasure trove of unheard gems, world premiere songs, and old favorites like "New York Romance" and "Sweet Appreciation." Featuring a collection of never before heard stories, and even some surprise guests, this concert promises to be an unforgettable evening for generations of young and old musical theatre fans alike.
Featured in the the cast is Tony Winner Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden). Also scheduled to perform is Joseph Allen (Hairspray, Gypsy), John Battaglies (BAZ), LaDonna Burns (Follies, Godspell), Lynn Craig (David Bowie's Lazarus), Vincent DeSeno, Victoria Duffy (Miss Saigon), David Kahawaii Kelli, Sarah Kleist, Laura Laureano (Shrek: The Musical), Sarah Rachel Lazarus (Balloon Boy: The Musical), Barrett Leddy (Yu-Gi-Oh), Lorraine Brönte Magee, and SP Monahan (DIVA: Live From Hell).
Rusty Magee: Revisited plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on January 20th, at 9:30. There is a $30-$40 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
An accomplished comedian, singer, actor, and composer/lyricist for theatre, television, film, and commercials, Rusty Magee was one of the most influential artists of Manhattan's off-Broadway and cabaret scene, whose eclectic voice, style, and influence is still felt to this day. His works include the scores to ART's Ubu Rock, Sacred Cows (available on iTunes) Irish Rep's The Irish...and How They Got That Way, and musical contributions to television shows like "Out of The Box" and "The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss."
He also performed in Woody Allen's film ''Hannah and Her Sisters.'' He won a New York Outer Critics Circle Award in 1993 for the music and lyrics he wrote for an adaptation of Molière's ''Scapin,'' which has been presented by the CSC Repertory Theater, Yale Repertory Theater and companies in Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco. He also appeared as a comedian and presented musical entertainment at places like the West Bank Cafe on 42nd Street.
He was the music director of Manhattan's Irish Repertory Theater, and was associated with Moonwork, a downtown troupe known for its spirited adaptations of the classics. He composed the music for ''The Green Heart,'' presented by the Manhattan Theater Club in 1996, and for the children's Christmas opera ''Flurry Tale,'' performed by American Opera Projects at Lincoln Center in 1999. Magee was the late husband of Tony-Winner Alison Fraser, and was a collaborator of Jonathan Larson and Lewis Black. Since his death in 2003, most of his music and many of his performances have become available on the Rusty Magee youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmRmakIBtxLdpe9Lqj62lpg.
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 $15-$105. 54Below.com/Feinsteins