Javier Munoz, Maury Yeston, and Kristy Cates Join 54 Celebrates The Richard Rodgers Theater
The Richard Rodgers Theater, which has played host to such musicals as Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Raisin, Chicago, In The Heights, and, its current tenant,Hamilton, will be celebrated at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at 7pm and 9:30pm in 54 CELEBRATES THE Richard Rodgers THEATER.
Now, in its 94th year of bringing memorable stories and life changing performances to audiences, Feinstein's/54 Below will be celebrating the Richard Rodgers Theater's rich, legendary history with an all-star musical celebration. The theater has housed more Tony Award winning Best Musicals and Best Plays than any other theater on Broadway.
The writer and star of Patti Issues and Bad With Money, Ben Rimalower, and Behind the Curtain's Robert W Schneider, will be on hand to share trivia and anecdotes about the theatre that has been home to such legends as Lin Manuel Miranda, Gwen Verdon, Carol Hall, August Wilson, Frank Loesser, and Neil Simon. Each show will have a separate bill, highlighting the many treasures that were first discovered on the Richard Rodgers stage.
Scheduled to appear at the 7pm concert are Mark Blum(Lost in Yonkers),Jim Brochu(Zero Hour), Shelley Burch(Nine), Kristy Cates(Wicked), Scott Ellis(Tootsie), Ann Harada(Avenue Q), AJ Holmes(The Book of Mormon),Cady Huffman(The Producers), Ernestine Jackson(Raisin), Kevin Massey(Tarzan), Michael McCormick(Hello Dolly), Javier Munoz(Hamilton), Roger Rathburn(No, No, Nanette), Mark Williams(Come Croon With Me).
Scheduled to appear at the 9:30pm concert are Mary Callanan(Bandstand), Ed Dixon(No, No, Nanette), Claybourne Elder(Bonnie & Clyde), Scott Ellis(Tootsie), Andrew Hussman(Annie Get Your Gun), Eddie Korbich(Seussical), Jeremy Kushnier(Head Over Heels), Javier Munoz(Hamilton), David Sabella (Chicago), Talia Suskauer(Be More Chill),Mark Williams(Come Croon With Me), and Maury Yeston(Nine).
Further casting will be announced at a later date.
Schneider said: "We are so honored that all aspects of the Richard Rodgers Theater's rich storytelling history will be represented at this theatrical homecoming. I feel that our theatres should be celebrated in the same we celebrate national landmarks; taking a moment to recognize the great moments that have happened in one location make us appreciate their worth even more."
Having been in operation since 1925, Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theater/46th Street Theater first introduced New York audiences to such musicals as Hamilton, In The Heights, Chicago, Guys and Dolls and many others. The Richard Rodgers Theater's rich legacy will be celebrated through song and stories, performed by the legends themselves who were lucky enough to grace the Richard Rodgers stage!
Audiences can expect to hear the songs of the great writers whose works debuted on the stage of Broadway's famed Richard Rodgers Theatre, including John Kander & Fred Ebb, Maury Yeston, Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, and Lin Manuel Miranda.
The Richard Rodgers Theater first opened its doors in 1925 with The Greenwich Village Follies of 1925. Located on West 46thstreet, and having been named Chanin's 46thStreet Theater and the 46thStreet Theater, the Richard Rodgers has been home to 122 productions. It is owned by The Nederlander Organization.
In addition to its rich musical theatre history, the Richard Rodgers Theater has also been home to playwrights August Wilson (Fences), Arthur Miller (The Price), Neil Simon (Lost in Yonkers) and Maxwell Anderson (The Bad Seed).
Tickets, starting at $35, are still available. In addition to the ticket price, there is food and beverage minimum of $25.00 54 CELEBRATES THE Richard Rodgers THEATERtickets can be purchased at 54below.com.Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551