Justin Guarini and Michele Ragusa Join Lindsay Mendez and More in YOU'RE GONNA HATE THIS at Feinstein's/54 Below
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents You're Gonna Hate This. An all-star reboot of the song-cycle musical originally performed at Joe's Pub by Lindsay Mendez and composer/lyricist Michael Holland (Hurricane, Gashole!).
You're Gonna Hate This celebrates America's favorite pastime over the course of 14 dynamic songs. Darkly humorous tales of murder, corruption and mayhem dovetail with a healthy dose of redemption. Crossing, blurring and deliberately smearing the lines of pop, rock, jazz, gospel, and musical theatre, You're Gonna Hate This explores all the stuff we love to hate - and does so with a 4-piece band and pretty much every note the human voice is capable of singing.
The evening will feature music & lyrics by Michael Holland, direction by Dave Solomon, musical staging by Mark Myars, and an all-star cast, including Lindsay Mendez, Michael Holland, Ephie Aardema, Lilli Cooper, Jon Viktor Corpuz, Kristin Dausch, Janine DiVita, Justin Guarini, Blaine Krauss, Lorinda Lisitza, Rob Maitner, Taylor Montgomery, Kelli Rabke, Michele Ragusa, Andrew Samonsky, Keala Settle, Justin Talkington, Stephen Todd, Jenna Ushkowitz, Nicholas Ward, and Jared Weiss.
You're Gonna Hate This plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on May 22nd, 2017 at 9:30pm. There is a $35-$75 cover charge 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 Holland is a multi-award winning artist with work across the entire musical spectrum. His orchestrations and vocal arrangements can be heard on the Godspell Broadway revival cast recording, (which he also co-produced). Composer/lyricist credits include Horizon Line (Theatre Latté Da, Minneapolis), Hurricane (NYMF), and Believe in Me... a Bigfoot musical (fringeNYC). This year he composed the incidental score for Clue On Stage, which had its world premiere at the Bucks County Playhouse, and he will be scoring Intimate Apparel for Bay Street Theater this summer. Other incidental music credits include Playwrights Horizons, Alley Theatre, Old Globe, Dallas Theater Center, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Juilliard, and NYU Tisch. As performer/arranger/music director, he (along with co-conspirator Karen Mack) foisted the downtown alt-cabaret favorite Gashole! upon the world from 2001-2013. In association with producer/director Scott Coulter, he has co-created many Feinstein's/54 Below events, such as Turn the Beat Around: 54 Below Celebrates Studio 54, as well as tributes to The Beatles, David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, and some people who are still alive, like Dolly Parton. And Cher. www.michaelholland.com
54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, and Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, 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.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride