Feinstein's/54 Below Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month With De Lesseps, Cook, Rozelle, And More
This month, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, celebrates LGBTQ Pride with an exciting lineup featuring some of the brightest talent from Broadway, cabaret, pop charts and beyond. A fabulous Pride-themed cocktail menu will feature daily specialty beverages, with proceeds benefitting Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids.
Darrian Ford is best known for his original concept concert, The Cooke Book - The Music Of Sam Cooke, which debuted in NYC at The Laurie Beechman Theater in 2006 and has been touring nationally ever since. He also appeared in The Who's Tommy, State Fair, and Smokey Joe's Cafe, and now makes his Feinstein's/54 Below debut with the release of his new album, New Standards. With a nod to the golden age of jazz and standards, New Standards promises to bring the audience on a journey of Ford's evolution - both personal and artistic. New Standards will run the gamut from original vocal jazz compositions and contemporary tunes reimagined in the jazz idiom, to duets with special guests like Broadway icon Andrea McArdle, and the Tony nominated Valisia LeKae of Motown. This will be one jazzy night that you won't want to miss!
Daniel Quadrino June 12 at 10pm
This June, Broadway favorite and former 'Newsie' and 'Lost Boy,' Daniel Quadrino, makes a triumphant return to Feinstein's/54 Below! Known for his pure tone, charming song interpretation, and effortless pop-rock styling, Daniel will be sharing some of his original songs - new and old - as well as exciting new covers of the pop classics, reimagined versions of songs from his Broadway resume, current pop hits that inspire him. When Quadrino steps into the spotlight, this is one musical coming-of-age you will NOT want to miss! Daniel was most recently seen in Wicked on Broadway. In December of 2014, Quadrino made his network television debut in NBC's Peter Pan Live! as "Bunting," one of the Lost Boys. He also recently played "Albert" in the Broadway cast of Disney's Newsies, and made his debut in the 2009 revival of Bye Bye Birdie. He is a proud graduate of Pace University. His first single, "Where To Begin," is now available on iTunes. Featuring appearances by special guests Jennifer Damiano, Ragan Pharris, Nicholas J. Oliveri, and Tara Minogue. The evening will be music directed and produced by Benjamin Rauhala, and will feature David Cinquegrana on the guitar, Joseph Wallace on the bass, Jeff Roberts on the drums, and Rauhala on the piano.
Performers Ally Bonino (all of the Feinstein's/54 Below shows/concerts, Merrily We Roll Along, Dogfight) and Joel Waggoner (School of Rock, Southern Comfort, JoelCappella) cordially invite you to their not-so-tying of the knot in this evening of stupid stories, soulful songs, glitter, unicorn horns, and probably cake.
JENNIFER Lauren Brown & Michael Hull June 15 at 9:30pm Internationally renowned and 5-time Tony Award-viewing cabaret duo Jennifer Lauren Brownand Michael Hull are back this summer with a brand-new duo show! Known for their unique blend of musicalized storytelling, comedy, and one-upmanship, the pair has been entertaining audiences together since 2013. They've played to sold out shows at Feinstein's/54 Below, The Laurie Beechman Theater, The Hippodrome Theater, and beyond. Now they're back with new stories, old favorites, and timeless shenanigans like never before.
NATIONAL TOURING CAST OF A CHORUS LINE IN CONCERT: OFF THE LINE June 15 at 11:30pm The cast of the A Chorus Line National Tour will present an unforgettable evening of music, dance, and laughter at Feinstein's/54 Below. Off the Line will feature a behind the scenes look at the character's inner thoughts and life on the road through the best of the musical theatre cannon. Don't miss your favorite tunes from musicals The Baker's Wife, Heathers, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Waitress, Funny Girl, Hair, and many more! The evening is produced and co-directed by Shawn Thibault, co-directed and choreographed by Andrew Winans, music directed by Matthew Lowy, and features Aaron Drescher on drums. A Chorus Line features: Nick Berke (Greg, ACL National Tour), Melissa Cabey (Val, ACL National Tour), Ashley Chiu (Lois, ACL National Tour), Kahlia Davis (Sheila, ACL National Tour), Darius Delk (Richie, ACL National Tour), Samantha Cho Grossman (Connie, ACL National Tour), Orianna Hilliard (Diana, ACL National Tour), Ryan Koerber (Bobby, ACL National Tour), Jake Vielbig (Paul, ACL National Tour), Makayla McIntosh (Vicki, ACL National Tour), Laura Pierpont (Bebe, ACL National Tour), Madison Tinder (Cassie, ACL National Tour) and Taylor Wright (Don, ACL National Tour)
A CELEBRATION OF Barbara Cook: TILL THERE WAS YOU June 17 at 7pm & 9:30pm A glittering parade of Broadway divas including Christine Andreas, Aisha de Haas, Natalie Douglas, Rebecca Luker, Christiane Noll, Linda Purl, KT Sullivan, Karen Ziemba, and more* raise their voices in celebration of Barbara Cook. One of the American Songbook's greatest interpreters, Barbara Cook inspired passionate audiences and relationships with some of the greatest composers and lyricists in Broadway history, from Bock and Harnick to Bernstein to Sondheim. This tribute celebrates Cook's seven decade musical journey from The Music Man, She Loves Me, Candide, and Follies to her greatest concert and cabaret songs. Written and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer, Directed by Mark Waldrop andMusic directed by Mark Hummel.
Carrie St. Louis June 18 at 9:30pm After six sold-out performances of her solo show Something Good in NY and LA, current star of Broadway's Kinky Boots, Carrie St. Louis is bringing a brand new show to Feinstein's/54 Below! Always in the Ballpark, Usually in the Wrong Seat will bring hilarious new stories as well as embarrassing mishaps during her time on Broadway as Glinda in Wicked, Sherrie in Rock of Ages, Lauren in Kinky Boots, and Annette in Cruel Intentions. She's the girl with her voice in the stratosphere and her feet on the ground, and you won't want to miss this intimate evening featuring special guest Caroline Bowman (Wicked, Kinky Boots) and unexpected arrangements. Directed by Christopher Timson.
Carole Cook June 19 & 20 at 7pm Legendary Broadway and screen actress Carole Cook makes her New York cabaret debut at the age of 94. After receiving rave reviews in Los Angeles and San Francisco, this fabulous evening of memories and song comes to Feinstein's/54 Below. Carole sings numbers from Sondheim to Coleman - from Billy Barnes to Jerry Herman. She recalls a scrapbook of memories, from being Lucille Ball's protege to working with Ethel Merman. Carole's stage and screen career anecdotes are hysterical and historical. She was the second Dolly Levi ever in Hello, Dolly! (leading the Australian company), after Carol Channing. As one critic rhapsodized, "Exciting! A glowing star! The biggest and best excuse for unrestrained delight since you dreamed you won the million dollar lottery." She is the only actress to have played both Auntie Mame and Mame. She was in the original casts of Threepenny Opera, 42nd Street (originating the role of Maggie Jones), A Romantic Comedy, and Radio Gals. Her movies include The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Sixteen Candles, and more. Richard Skipper and Russ Woolley proudly present Carole Cook, directed by David Galligan, with musical Direction by Chris Marlowe.
Robbie Rozelle: BUSTIN' OUT ON PRIDE WEEKEND June 23 at 9:30pm After making his solo debut last year in the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award-nominated sold-out show Songs From Inside My Locker, Robbie Rozelle returns to Feinstein's/54 Below just in time for Pride Weekend with an all-new show. Featuring his signature humor (The Advocate calls him "gay comedian") and a treasure trove of songs from unlikely sources such as Pete's Dragon to "The Brady Bunch," and songwriters from Stephen Sondheim to Pasek & Paul, Robbie will explore what's it's like being legally dead in Hell's Kitchen (gay over 40), and how to do a pride show without "I Am What I Am." Featuring his band The Two Drink Minimum and very special guests, this will be a pride celebration not to miss. Musical Direction and Arrangements by Josh D. Smith
BURNING BRIGHT: TORCH SONGS ON PRIDE WEEKEND, A DRAG CABARET BENEFITING THE NYC GAY MEN'S CHORUS June 24 at 9:30pm Join the ladies of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus for an evening of Pride, love, desire and song. Hosted by Mama Mela and Ellia J. Garlands, the drag queens will be reinterpreting what a Torch Song is and means in 2018 through a uniquely queer lens. Under the musical direction of James Horan, the talented cast also includes PhilEsha De Lox, Gigi St. Croix and the newly crowned Miss Gay United States, Aaliyah Martinez. Also joining the cast is a very special guest: NYC pop recording artist & transgender superstar, Mila Jam! There's no better way to live out loud this Pride than with the queens of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus!
LUANNE DE LESSEPS: #COUNTESSANDFRIENDS June 26, 27, 28 & 29 at 9:30pm Television personality, pop singer, and author LuAnn de Lesseps-known as the Countess on "The Real Housewives of New York City"-premieres her debut 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. 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 and written & Directed by Ben Rimalower.