FOOTLOOSE Reunion, Rockapella & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
This week at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
FOOTLOOSE REUNION CONCERT, JANUARY 12 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:
Kick off your Sunday shoes for this one night only event! Feinstein's/54 Below is ecstatic to welcome original cast members from the beloved Broadway cult classic: Footloose! Based on the 1984 film, Footloose received four Tony Award nominations during its almost two year run in Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre. The songs of the night, written by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford, are sure to remind you that "there is a time to dance". From "Holding Out For A Hero" to "Let's Hear It For The Boy" to "Mama Says"... Join us for a night of great music, rare reunions, and maybe even some fancy footwork. Featuring members of the Original Broadway Cast including:Jim Ambler as Lyle, Stephen Lee Anderson as Reverend Shaw, Robin Baxter as Irene, Bryant Carroll, Kathy Deitch as Urleen, John Deyle as Principle Clark, Artie Harris as Jeter, Billy Hartung as Chuck, Dee Hoty as Vi, Jeremy Kushnier as Ren, Orfeh as Rusty, Tom Plotkin as Willard, Nick Sullivan, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Ariel and Produced by Shoshana Feinstein & Jesse Vargas $40-50 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
BARB JUNGR & JOHN MCDANIEL SING THE BEATLES, JANUARY 13 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:
Come Together. In an exciting new collaboration between two giants of cabaret from both sides of the Atlantic, extraordinary, award-winning vocalist and performer Barb Jungr and Grammy and Emmy winner John McDaniel investigate The Beatles song catalog in their own unique and inimitable fashion. Barb and John celebrate Paul, John, George and Ringo with brand new, and often unexpected arrangements. John, the go-to arranger and Music Director for some of the greatest stars of the Broadway, television and cabaret worlds, is also the Artistic Director of the O'Neill Theater Center's Cabaret Conference, and has been the arranger and music director for eight Broadway musicals. Jungr has re-invented British and European cabaret and coined the phrase "New American Songbook" to describe her extensive and acclaimed explorations of Dylan, Cohen, Brel and more. Her CDs on Linn Records, Naim Label, and Kristalyn have been released internationally to great response and rave reviews. Here she turns her eagle eye to her own backyard, and The Beatles. John's love of their repertoire attracted Barb's attention when he invited her to be Master Teacher at the O'Neill, and there, they created a Beatles' medley together for the Gala Performance. As huge fans of each other's work, and with their mutual love of these great songs, John's superb arrangements, Jungr's performance and unusual take on the world, this promises to be very special indeed. $35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
ROCKAPELLA: HITS LIKE YOU NEVER HEARD, JANUARY 14 AT 9:30PM, JANUARY 15 & 16 AT 7PM & 9:30PM & JANUARY 17 AT 7PM:
Rockapella debuts their brand new concert, Hits Like You Never Heard, at Feinstein's/54 Below this January. As fathers of the modern a cappella sound, Rockapella has long been known for groundbreaking original music and inventive takes on familiar favorites. Now they've created an entire show of true classics, including Elvis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, Michael Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire, Prince, Sam Cooke, Johnny Cash, Macklemore, Pharrell, and many more. Long established as a singular innovator in original a cappella music with a rare dedication to establishing a cappella as a genre of original songs, composer/arranger Scott Leonard has applied that originality to an entire evening of songs people love. As USA Todaywrote: "The best musical instrument of all is the human voice - if you've seen Rockapella you know that's the truth." The current Rockapella line-up features Scott Leonard (since 1991, High Tenor),Jeff Thacher (1993, Vocal Percussionist), Steven Dorian (2010, Tenor), Calvin Jones (2013, Tenor) and Ryan Chappelle (2015, Bass). $35-45 cover charge. $75-80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
NICK RASHAD BURROUGHS & MARISHA WALLACE, JANUARY 14 AT 11:30PM:
Broadway's Nick Rashad Burroughs (Kinky Boots) and Marisha Wallace (Something Rotten) join forces for a night full of soul, jazz, gospel, and showtunes in an encore of their Feinstein's/54 Below debut, Baptized By Broadway! Join Nick and Marisha as they take you though their journey of growing up in the southern church to their road to Broadway! Nick Rashad Burroughs is currently inKinky Boots on Broadway as the Lola understudy/Angel. He's performed regionally in shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Shrek (Donkey), Hairspray (Seaweed), and many more! Marisha Wallace is currently on Broadway in Something Rotten as the Bea understudy/Ensemble; she was last seen on Broadway in Aladdin as the Fortune Teller and was a part of the first National Tour of Book of Mormon! $20 cover charge. $40 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.
MUSEMATCH 6.0, JANUARY 15 AT 11:30PM:
MuseMatch is a Musical Theater Blind Date Collaboration, where composers are paired with singers they don't know and are asked to share their deepest, personal joys and fears; and make a song together. All for charity. Composer Kate Steinberg with singer Mikki Hommel, Lisa Heffterwith Ashley Klanac, Mary Liz McNamara with Lianne Marie Dobbs, Natalie Lovejoy with Ally Bonino, Masi Asare with Cicily Daniels Macias, Kailey Marshall with Catherine LeFrere,Amanda D'Archangelis with Cassie Okenka, Kelly McIntyre with Nicole Dalto, Teresa Lotz/ Naomi Matlow with Kailey Prior, Helen Park Martin/ Laura Kleinbaum with Diana Rose Becker,Mishelle Cutler/ Keurim Hur with Dana Glaus, Alex Rubin/ Lizzie Hagstedt with Kathleen Rooney, Dana Levinson with Kendall Hope, Kristen Lee Rosenfield with Courtney Daniels,Christie Baugher with Stephanie Ramos, Gabriella Callender with Kim Marable and Rona Siddiqui with Alex Tripp. $20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.
LATE NIGHT BROADWAY WITH JARROD SPECTOR, KELLI BARRETT & JUDY GOLD, JANUARY 16 AT 11:30PM:
This is Dedicated: Music's Greatest Marriages is the brand new show by newly-married Broadway veterans, Tony-nominated Jarrod Spector (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) and Kelli Barrett(Doctor Zhivago, Wicked). They are often asked "what's it like to be married to a fellow artist?" Bringing to life the greatest songs birthed from the greatest marriages, the two attempt to answer the question. From Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil and Alan & Marilyn Bergman to Sonny & Cher to Beyonce & Jay-Z, the themes of love, heartbreak, triumph, and despair infuse not only these incredible songs but also the storied partnerships themselves. The night celebrates marriage as the powerful force behind this timeless music and tackles the difficult questions behind keeping it all together. Kicking off Late Night Broadway, Emmy Award-winning comedian Judy Gold previews her upcoming Feinstein's/54 Below engagement. Judy has written and starred in two critically-acclaimed, long-running hit shows: The Judy Show - My Life As A Sitcom (New York Times critic's pick) and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, which won the 2007 GLAAD award for Outstanding New York Theater. Judy has guest starred on Louie, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Broad City, 30 Rock, 2 Broke Girls, The Big C, and Sex & The City, to name a few. She's a regular guest on The Today Show, The Wendy Williams Show, The View. She has had stand-up specials on HBO (Cable Ace Award), Comedy Central, and LOGO. Check out Judy's weekly podcast "Kill Me Now" at JudyGold.com/podcast. $20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.
BACK TO THE GARDEN: THE MUSIC OF JONI MITCHELL, CAROLE KING AND LAURA NYRO, JANUARY 17 AT 9:30PM:
After a sold out performance last fall, Back to the Garden returns to Feinstein's/54 Below! Back to the Garden celebrates folk-rock trailblazers Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Laura Nyro. Challenged by the traditional images of women in the music industry, they bravely explored territory outside the accepted confines of popular music. These prolific singer-songwriters paved the way for women in music, art and life. Back to the Garden pays tribute to these women, their influence and inspiration. Featuring Melissa Hammans (Company, Smokey Joe's Cafe), Shaleah Adkisson (Hair, Rent), and Maddy Wyatt (Band of Wyatt). Directed by Amy Jones (Good Ol' Girls, Broadway Backwards). Musical Direction by Debra Barsha (Jersey Boys, Radiant Baby). $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.