Jason Danieley, Ryann Redmond & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
This week 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.
ARIANA DEBOSE & KATE ROCKWELL, SEPTEMBER 28 AT 9:30PM:
For one night only, Ariana DeBose (Hamilton, Motown, Pippin) and Kate Rockwell (Rock of Ages, Hair, Legally Blonde) will join forces at Feinstein's/54 Below to celebrate history's most fierce and fearless women in BADASS BROADS. The two starred in the original Atlanta, touring, and Broadway casts of Bring It On: The Musical and bring to the stage years of friendship and on-stage comradery. Celebrating powerhouse women in music and beyond - from Barbra to Beyoncé, from Mariah to Michelle Obama - DeBose and Rockwell will be joined by music directors Kurt Crowley(Hamilton, Bring It On) and Benjamin Rauhala for an evening that promises some of the most epic duets the musical theater and pop music canon has to offer, and exciting new mashups and medleys. Double the diva, double the fun - don't miss this epic night! Featuring: Jessica Vosk(Fiddler On The Roof, Finding Neverland), Dana Costello (Finding Neverland, Jekyll & Hyde) andAriana Groover (Holler If You Hear Me, Bare). $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
54 CONCERT LAB, SEPTEMBER 28 & OCTOBER 1 AT 11:30PM:
54 CONCERT LAB: the concert series where artists hand picked by Feinstein's/54 Below develop new solo concerts bit by bit and draft by draft, culminating in a 20-25 minute piece performed in a showcase for Feinstein's/54 Below staff and other industry panelists. Monday September 28 - Showcase features: Emily Goglia and Mathieu Whitman. Thursday October 1 - Showcase features: Alexis Tidwell, Ryan Bloomquist and Jake Levitt. 54 Concert Lab is expertly hosted by the fabulous Amy Jo Jackson! $10 cover charge. $25 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.
GABRIELLE STRAVELLI, SEPTEMBER 29 AT 7PM:
"A remarkable voice... a confidence and playfulness that recalled Ella Fitzgerald in her prime..." - The New York Times. "Outstanding...already one of the best around." - The Wall Street Journal.Internationally acclaimed pop/jazz vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli comes to Feinstein's/54 Below with a brand new show! Ms. Stravelli combines the soulful sensitivity of a vintage song stylist with a distinctly modern sensibility. Known for an intimate and unguarded connection with her audiences, Stravelli has gained a loyal following through tours with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, appearances at the 92nd St Y and at 54 Below in Sondheim Unplugged, 54 Sings Joni Mitchell, and 54 Sings Billy Joel. Gabrielle Stravelli's enthralling new show, her second collaboration with nightlife legend Marilyn Maye, will include tracks from her new release, Now I Know. Featuring her fearless and fresh takes on material both classic and new, this fast-paced evening will cover everything from well-loved standards like "Dream Dancing" and "Autumn Nocturne" to re-imagined pop hits such as Stevie Wonder's "You and I" to Stravelli's original compositions inspired by latin, jazz, R&B, swing and bebop. Described as "a powerhouse of individual expression" by The Village Voice, Ms. Stravelli will enthrall you with her exciting vocal chops, rhythmic dexterity and distinctively modern sensibility. Directed by Marilyn Maye. $30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
RYANN REDMOND, SEPTEMBER 29 AT 9:30PM:
After a sold-out Feinstein's/54 Below debut in February, Ryann Redmond brings her very first solo show back to the stage! Ryann first broke onto the scene as Bridget in the Tony nominated Bring It On the Musical for which she received abundant critical acclaim. Stephen Brown of New York Magazine raved, "As for show-stealers, well, it's a talent melee: Ryann Redmond slays us as Bridget, a nerdy, big-boned laugh-track of a cheer-wannabe who ends up with her own storyline." David Rooney of the Hollywood Reporter applauded Ryann's "winning comic turns." Ryann recently appeared in Broadway's If/Then and then headed to the MUNY to play Tracy Turnblad in Hairspraythis past summer. Come hear everything from show tunes to rock'n'roll as we explore Ryann's journey... from growing up in Atlanta, GA and training with Broadway Dreams Foundation to making a name for herself in NYC. Music Direction by Ben Rauhala. Featuring special guests Alex Newell (Glee), Jackie Burns (If/Then), Jenn Colella (If/Then), Jason Tam (If/Then), Gregory Haney (Bring It On), and Ariana DeBose (Hamilton)! Also joining Ryann with some fierce back-ups: Christopher DeRosa, Sean Green, Ginna LeVine, and Jules Latimer. $25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
AMANDA MCBROOM, SEPTEMBER 30 & OCTOBER 1 AT 7PM:
"As much as any pop singer I can think of, Ms. McBroom is an American Everywoman sharing her personal wisdom with down-to-earth directness that is easily understood and deeply felt." - The New York Times. Amanda McBroom - American international cabaret performer and writer of the hit song "The Rose" returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with her brand new show: Up Close And Personal... The Songs That Sang My Life. Up Close And Personal will include new and unheard songs from McBroom's personal song writer trunk, plus songs by her favorite writers, among them Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Fran Landesman, John Bucchino, Jacques Brel, and more. McBroom is a Golden Globe winner lauded for her talent for writing exceptional songs that are witty and profound and flush with feelings. Never over-the-top, her work seethes with a passion that is artfully funneled into music and lyrics revealed so well in her two most popular songs, "The Rose" (from the Bette Midler film of the same name) and "Errol Flynn," which McBroom wrote about her father, the actor David Bruce who worked with Flynn and Gary Cooper. McBroom's songs have been recorded by Leanne Rimes, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, Anne Murray, Harry Belafonte, Betty Buckley, Stephanie Mills and The Manhattan Transfer, among others. $35-45 cover charge. $75-80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage.
REX SMITH: CONFESSIONS OF A TEEN IDOL, SEPTEMBER 30 AT 9:30PM:
After his hit debut at Feinstein's/54 Below this past summer, Rex Smith returns for an encore performance. So how did a crazy Teen Idol Rocker end up a respected entertainer on television and Broadway? Every song has a story. Like a rock and roll Mark Twain, Rex Smith takes you on a wild and fascinating, sometimes dramatic, yet very hilarious, musical story-telling journey. From the crazy antics of rock and roll, his excitement and pressures behind a six-album deal as a number one Platinum recording artist with Columbia Records, his two years opening for Ted Nugent, his last concert with Lynard Skynard before their plane crash (and what really happened), what lead Rex to become an overnight sensation as Teen Idol that took him around the world, and the despair that came with the title; his television roles Sooner Or Later,Street Hawk, Solid Gold, As The World Turns, The Daredevil; and most notable, his sudden rise to Broadway, including antics with Kevin Kline and Linda Ronstadt during The Pirates of Penzance and receiving the coveted Theatre World Award, leading to Broadway shows withGrease, Grand Hotel, Annie Get Your Gun, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Kiss Me Kate, and Sunset Boulevard... to where he met his 16 year old son, Brandon, for the first time... a son he never knew he had. Join Rex Smith for a musical evening full of Rock and Broadway songs, and if you haven't heard "the stories behind the stories" from a celebrity dishing on other celebrities, then this is your show. Stories and anecdotes of Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Andy Warhol, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith... to Michael Jackson, Andy Gibb, Tatum O'Neal, Dorothy Hamill, Diahann Carroll... And that is only the beginning. $35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
SAMUEL FRENCH PRESENTS SING AND TELL, OCTOBER 1 AT 9:30PM:
Sing and Tell: A Benefit Concert for the Dramatists Guild Fund is presented by Samuel French and celebrates the work of musical theatre writers and performers. The evening will feature a brief Q&A with each composer/lyricist that will lead into one of their songs from the Samuel French catalog. Hosted by Amanda Green (Hands on a Hardbody), go behind the music with composers/lyricists:Charles Strouse (Golden Boy), Amanda Green (Hands on a Hardbody), Sam Willmott (Yo, Vikings), Bill Russell (Side Show), Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond (Judge Jackie Justice), Brad Alexander and Adam Mathias (See Rock City and Other Destinations), Joe Iconis(The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks), Ryan Scott Oliver (35mm), Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller(Fugitive Songs), and Michael Mitnick (Fly By Night). The night will also include performances by: Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hands on a Hardbody, On the Town), Emily Skeggs (Fun Home),Javier Ignacio (Side Show), Natalie Charle Ellis (Les Miserable), Lance Rubin, Jason Williams,Sally Wilfert, Tatiana Lofton, and more. Proceeds will go to The Dramatists Guild Fund. The Dramatists Guild Fund is the public charity arm of The Dramatists Guild of America, providing resources to dramatists and nonprofit theaters nationwide for over 50 years. Each year, DGF awards grants to nonprofit theatrical organizations across the country that produce works by American writers, provides emergency aid to writers facing illness or other unforeseen circumstances, and supports numerous educational programs and writing development opportunities for dramatists. Enjoy a night of songs, stories, and celebration of musicals for a great cause. This concert concludes #MusicalsWeek: a series of panels discussing protecting, developing, and celebrating the art form of musical theatre, taking place from September 28 - October 1. Follow Samuel French on Facebook, Twitter (@MrSamuelFrench), and Instagram (@SamuelFrenchNYC) for more information. $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
JASON DANIELEY, OCTOBER 2-5 AT 7PM:
Broadway singing actor and recording artist Jason Danieley (The Visit, Curtains, Next to Normal) invites you to hear what's in his heart. Longing for the love of your life, finding your forever friend, a rekindling of the flame that you thought had dwindled...romance is a big part of our lives! And embracing the need for that special someone can make you want to sing about it. Now, in a brand new show, Jason sings of love, incorporating music of all genres. Accompanied by an incredible jazz trio led by music director Tedd Firth, Jason embraces the Romantic Notions that have haunted and consumed him his whole life. He is Irish after all! Tedd Firth- Music Director/piano, Pete Donovan - bass and Clin DeGanaon - Drums.$40-50 cover charge. $80-85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
CHRIS PINNELLA & CHLOE LOWER, OCTOBER 2 AT 9:30PM:
Join powerhouse vocalists Chloe Lowery & Chris Pinnella in a one-night only concert as they perform duet & solo versions of some of the most iconic & beautiful melodies ever written: from 'Hallelujah,' 'The Look of Love' & Roy Orbison's 'Cryin' to powerful crossover favorites ranging from Josh Groban's, 'Remember When It Rained,' to Yanni's, 'In The Mirror' featuring original arrangements as well as newly arranged songs by the evening's musical director & pianist Justin Hornback (B'Way: Honeymoon In Vegas, Kinky Boots, Pippin, Motown & more) All backed by an 8-piece orchestra comprised of some of the top musician's in NYC featuring Gary Mazzaroppi on Bass, Josh Endlich on Drums, Mark Cocheo on Guitar, Luca Provenzano of Saxophone, Joe Gullace on Trumpet, with Amanda Lo on Violin and Allison Seidner on Cello. Hailed by Talkin' Broadway, 'Pinnella possesses a soaring, rich baritone voice that just leaves you speechless,' and the Journal Sentinel writes, 'Lowery is truly stunning...a showstopper!' The pair continues to receive rave reviews for their work both as individual solo artists and as vocalists with the platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In addition Lowery has toured & recorded as a vocalist & writer with Yanni resulting in 2 albums and a PBS Special 'Live in Acapulco' which aired on the station in 2009 as well as touring with trumpeter Chris Botti. Pinnella has been steadily building his solo career with multiple sellout concerts in the tri-state area as well as concert performances nationwide, Pinnella will make his NYCB Theatre at Westbury debut in March 2016 with a 12-piece orchestra. This evening is sure to be a memorable one as it's the very first collaboration between the two singers. 'We are beyond thrilled to be working together on this concert, both musically & vocally - the arrangements are incredibly original and exciting. We can't wait to share this evening of music with everyone.' Come on out to hear the voices that critics are calling 'Perfect, rivet-worthy', Pure Perfection', 'Stunning', 'Breathtaking', and 'Flawless.' $25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
54 SINGS BROADWAY'S GREATEST HIT SONGS, OCTOBER 3 AT 9:30PM:
It's the show that every musical theater-lover has been waiting for! If you skip through cast albums just to hear the very best songs in each show, this is the nightclub concert event for you! If you love the classics of the Great White Way, this will be mother's milk! Come and hear the songs that made Broadway great, that made your heart skip a beat, that you used to sing (maybe still do) in the shower! But at Feinstein's/54 Below, you will hear the greatest Broadway songs of all time performed by today's greatest stars, singing them straight up, the way you want to hear them! And who better to produce/direct/host this show than the creator of Town Hall's critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series, Scott Siegel. He has created more than 200 major concert events centered on Broadway music, plus he has written/directed, and produced concerts for Michael Feinstein at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Scott knows the music you love! Featuring: William Michals(South Pacific), Jeannette Bayardelle (The Color Purple), Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town),Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Maxine Linehan ("Beautiful Songs"), Jack Noseworthy (Sweet Smell of Success) and Musical Direction by Ross Patterson (Broadway by the Year). $35-45 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
THE WORST PEOPLE YOU KNOW, OCTOBER 4 AT 9:30PM:
Do you like comedy?... Do you like comedy?... Do you like comedy?...Well, The Worst People You Know are back and as hilarious as ever! Composer Natalie Tenenbaum and lyricist Kevin Wanzor are uniting once again to poke fun at all the people that try to make your day a living hell. Everyone from that pervy guy staring at you on the F Train, to your racist aunt, to a Times Square Elmo will make an appearance. Performed by some of the best performers you know, this no-holds-barred revue explores the hysterical depths of all the pet peeves. Composer and pianist Natalie Tenenbaum has appeared as a soloist and with orchestras across Israel, Europe, Asia, and the US, performing in venues such as Lincoln Center, Korea's National Theater, Jerusalem Music Center, the Kennedy Center, and Berlin's Konzerthaus. Graduate of the Juilliard School, Natalie premiered her own compositions at Carnegie Hall, Harvard University, Merkin Hall, The National Arts Gallery (New York), Tel Aviv Museum Of Art, and The Blue Note. Natalie is a recipient of scholarships from the America-Israel cultural foundation as well as Ronen Foundation. She is a winner of the 2012 Harrington Award and the 2013 Jean Banks Award (BMI) and a member of the Dramatists Guild. Kevin Wanzor is a playwright, bookwriter, and lyricist. A musical adaptation of his short play The Beginning and the End was selected by Emerson College for their Developmental Lab Series. He is the co-winner (with Anna Dagmar) of a 2014 MASC Silver Award. Kevin is also a professional performer with credits that range from Mamet to Cats. An alum of Syracuse University, he is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and Actor's Equity. Kevin currently participates as both a lyricist and librettist in the Lehman Engel BMI Musical Theatre Advanced Workshop. $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.