Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/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 www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK, BY SALZMAN & CUNNINGHAM, APRIL 18 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:
Be the first to see The Legend of New York, the new show from Larson Award winners Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham (I Love You Because, Next Thing You Know). Don't miss this musical comedy myth that celebrates 70s New York in all its grungy glory-featuring an all-star cast and the best band in town: The New York Funk-harmonic. This is the seventies celebration that takes you from Central Park to Times Square to CBGBs to, of course, the legendary Studio 54. Music Direction by Kurt Crowley. Directed by John Simpkins.Featuring Tony Nominee Santino Fontana (Frozen, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Tony Nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella), Angela Grovey (Newsies), J. Bernard Calloway (Memphis), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Karmine Alers (On Your Feet), Ally Bonino, Ben Chavez, Alex Goley, and Josephine Spada. $30-50 cover charge. $65-$75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. DONNA MCKECHNIE & FRIENDS: A VISIT WITH KANDER & EBB, APRIL 19-22 AT 7PM:
World premiere show! A Visit with Kander and Ebb will feature Donna McKechnie and her special Broadway guests offering a kaleidoscope of classic Broadway songs from the illustrious career of John Kander and Fred Ebb. From well-known standards to rarely performed songs, Kander & Ebb's rousing Broadway songs will be rediscovered and reinterpreted especially for Feinstein's/54 Below. The performance will include numbers from Chicago, Cabaret, Flora The Red Menace, Zorba, The World Goes Round, The Scottsboro Boys, Curtains, 70 Girls 70, and The Act. A special tribute is paid to the last score they wrote together... The Visit.Donna received the Tony Award and is best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line. She is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair; On the Town; Company; Promises, Promises; and Stephen Sondheim - A Musical Tribute, (which she also choreographed). Donna has received the Fred Astaire Award and the Bistro Award for Outstanding Female Performance, the Los Angeles Drama League Award, as well as nominations for a Mac Award and a Helen Hayes Award. Featuring special guests Matt Dengler and Emily Mechler. Music Direction by Ian Herman. $50-60 cover charge. $95-$100 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. 54 CELEBRATES THE COLONIAL THEATRE, APRIL 19 & 20 AT 9:30PM:
Anything Goes. Oklahoma. Follies. La Cage Aux Folles. Those four musicals, plus many others, all got their start at Boston's important Colonial Theatre. Now, as the Colonial is in danger of shutting it doors, Feinstein's/54 Below celebrates the famed venue with an evening of songs and stories, performed by the legends themselves who were lucky enough to grace its stage. 54 Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be on hand to share trivia and anecdotes about the theatre that has been host to such legends like Cole Porter, Jerry Herman, and Stephen Sondheim. Produced by Robert Schneider. Featuring Clyde Alves (On the Town), George Lee Andrews (A Little Night Music), Ken Billington (Chicago), Jim Brochu (Zero Hour), Todd Buonopane (Cinderella), Rebecca Eichenberger (The Phantom of the Opera), Spence Ford (King of Hearts), Anita Gillette (Cabaret), Amanda Green (High Fidelity), Joe Iconis (Be More Chill), Andrew Leggieri (The Bandstand), Danny Lincoln (The Wizard of Oz), Lawrence Merritt (Dear World), Don Pippin (La Cage Aux Folles), Rebecca Spigelman (Hairspray), Kevin David Thomas (Les Miserables), and Penny Worth (Chicago). Also featuring members of Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's Actor's Therapy NYC: Roger Dawley, Deirdre Donohue, Allison Griffith, Megan Griffith, Michael Hajjar, Jeremy Konopka, Matthew Macfarland, Jennifer Reed, Erin Rice, Cori Stolbun, Sean Switzer, and Sean White. $35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. DORIS DEAR'S GURL TALK WITH RAY DEFOREST, APRIL 21 AT 9:30PM:
Doris Dear, the "other" inner Housewife of Ray DeForest and a 2016 MAC Award Winner for Best Impersonation/Characterization/Drag Artist, has been featured in movies (Men in Black 3, The Normal Heart) and TV shows (The Carrie Diaries) and heard round the world. Now you can come along on Doris Dear's funny and poignant journey to becoming "America's Perfect Housewife." Expect rousing numbers from Broadway and the radio of the 1950s and 1960s... as well as original stories of growing up with Doris' parents, Taffy & Duke, in the suburbs of Staten Island. Funny, poignant, and full of advice, Doris Dear will make you laugh and cry. Written by Ray DeForest, directed by Lina Koutrakos and musical directed by Rick Jensen. $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. FLOANNE: APRIL IN PARIS, APRIL 22 AT 9:30PM:
In this show dedicated to the City of Light and its indomitable spirit, Floanne performs the songs that have made Paris an international beacon of liberty and a touchstone for artists and lovers around the world. Floanne's special artistry brings alive the timeless standards of French chansons first sung by Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour and Yves Montand and some gems of the Art Song repertoire. $25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. THE GIRLS IN WHITE: SONGS FROM THE SHOW, APRIL 22 AT 11:30PM:
Set in post-depression era Texas, The Girls in White is inspired by a true story about a group of incarcerated women who form a band and become an overnight sensation through a prison-based radio program. In their newfound fame, they dream of being pardoned and set free. A story of hope and redemption, The Girls in White is Chicago meets Orange is the New Black with a country twang. Music by Artie Sievers, Lyrics by Michael Bradley, Direction by Ashley Brooke Monroe, Music Direction by Ryan McCurdy. Featuring Ephie Aardema (Bridges of Madison County), Sydney Blaxill (The Nomad), Michael Cerveris (Fun Home), Ben Estus (The Book of Mormon), Haley Jones (A Complex Evening), Rebecca Knowles (PINWHEEL!), Bonnie Milligan (Kinky Boots), Lauren Patten (Fun Home), Jacqueline Petroccia (Always....Patsy Cline), Brittane Rowe (The Mysteries), and more to be announced. Featuring musicians Ryan McCurdy (Verona Walls) and Erikka Walsh (Once) $15 cover charge. $35 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks. BROADWAY BY GUITAR, APRIL 23 AT 9:30PM:
Broadway by Guitar is a blissfully beautiful and musically dramatic approach to the iconic songs of The Great White Way. World-renowned guitarist Sean Harkness provides unique new arrangements and plays for four of Broadway's greatest stars who will sing a full concert of famous Broadway songs that have never before been performed with solo guitar. This breathtaking new approach to the Broadway canon will reveal and enhance lyrics and melody in such fresh ways that it will be like hearing these songs for the very first time. Featuring performances by Karen Akers, Maxine Linehan, Brian Charles Rooney, Laila Robbins (Homeland, Murder in the First), and more to be announced. $35-45 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. BROADWAY STORIES, APRIL 23 AT 11:30PM:
We've seen so many wonderful stories on Broadway. But sometimes the best stories are the ones told backstage. BROADWAY STORIES will feature Broadway greats telling their hilarious, moving, and fascinating backstage stories! Hosted by Todd Buonopane (Cinderella, Chicago, Grease, & Spelling Bee), BROADWAY STORIES will be recorded and released as a podcast! Don't miss this chance to peak behind the Broadway Curtain! Featuring Tony Nominee Kevin Chamberlin (Disaster, Seussical, The Addams Family, Jessie), Jennifer Cody (Seussical, Urinetown, Taboo, The Princess & The Frog), Tony Winner Cady Huffman (The Producers, The Will Rogers' Follies), Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), Ben Rappaport (Fiddler on the Roof, Outsourced, The Good Wife), Krysta Rodriguez (Smash, Spring Awakening, The Addams Family), and more to be announced. $10 cover charge. $25 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks. SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, APRIL 24 AT 7PM:
A celebrated New York event since 2010, the BroadwayWorld and Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features a rotating cast of some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only, delving into the musical world of Broadway's master composer. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond. Featuring special guests George Lee Andrews (A Little Night Music's original Frid, Henrik in NY City Opera's Night Music), Melissa Errico (Dot in Kennedy Center's Sunday in the Park with George, Leona in Encores! upcoming Do I Hear a Waltz?), Marni Nixon (singing voice of Maria, West Side Story film, Heidi Schiller, 2001 Follies revival), and Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd's original Johanna). Also featuring Jenn Lee Andrews (Grand Hotel, Nine, James Joyce's The Dead), Rob Maitner (Urinetown), Brian Charles Rooney (Threepenny Opera), Lucia Spina (Kinky Boots, Spelling Bee, South Pacific), and Thom Christopher Warren (The Lion King). $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. MICHAEL HULL, APRIL 24 AT 9:30PM:
Michael Hull debuts his new concert at Feinstein's/54 Below! After a sold out run of his original cabaret Sorry, Not Sorry, the cheeky tenor is back with new songs, stories, and guests. Michael hilariously recounts his antics as he sings new musical theater, pop, and standards. But if you know him, beware: nothing is off limits. Featuring special guests Ben Rappaport (Fiddler on the Roof) Jennifer Lauren Brown (Hedda & Thea at Dixon Place) Tripp Fountain (Hair), and more to be announced. $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.