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Jeff Blumenkrantz, Randy Graff and More to Sing the Songs of Edward Kleban at Feinstein's/54 Below

Edward Kleban's brilliant lyrics for the landmark musical A Chorus Line are part of musical theater history: "At The Ballet," "Nothing," "What I Did For Love," "One." But Kleban's career as a composer as well as a lyricist also included a dozen promising musicals that almost were...with close to a hundred interesting songs.

After his death in 1987 at the age of 48, several of these songs, including "Better" and "The Next Best Thing to Love," made up the score of the Broadway musical A Class Act, which tells the story of Kleban's life and the creation of A Chorus Line. But Ed's trunk was deep. Numerous songs from projects such as Gallery, Musical Comedy, The Heartbreak Kid, Subject To Change, Merton of The Movies, and the last Michael Bennett musical, Scandal, have never been heard publicly...until now.

Join us at Feinstein's/54 Below for an exploration of Kleban songs that range from hilariously funny to heart tugging to outrageous, all models of his impeccable craft. Expect a slew of Broadway performers including those who knew Ed and originated his work and new artists who grew up loving his songs. You'll even hear some cut songs from A Chorus Line, in a rare live performance!

Kleban was a dedicated teacher at the BMI Workshop. Moreover, he left the great legacy of the Kleban Foundation, an annual award that benefits promising theater lyricists and book writers, several of whom will be part of the concert as well.

The evening will be curated by Linda Kline, co-writer of A Class Act, and by Director of Programming Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Direction will be by Sara Lazarus, with musical direction by Kleban winner Beth Falcone. Associate producer will be Bill Young.

The evening will feature performances by Jeff Blumenkrantz, Donna Bullock, Ariana DeBose, Randy Graff, Marcy Heisler, Adam Heller, David Hibbard, Joe Iconis, Alix Korey, Richard Maltby Jr., David Shire, Will Roland, and more to be announced.

Remember Me: The Songs of Edward Kleban plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Sunday, May 15 at 7pm. There is a $35- $75 cover charge and and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, and 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is the performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$105. For more, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins.


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