Kyle Dean Massey, John 'Lypsinka' Epperson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 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, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
NEW MUSICALS AT 54: BIG RED SUN BY GEORGIA STITT AND JOHN JILER, JANUARY 19 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:
Composer Georgia Stitt and Playwright/Lyricist John Jiler are thrilled to present the score to their Harold Arlen Award-winning musical previously seen in development at The York Theatre, ASCAP, The National Alliance for Musical Theater, and TheatreWorks Palo Alto. Featuring a cast of six and a band of five, Big Red Sun tells the story of a family of musicians and the discovery of a war-time family secret.
Georgia Stitt is known for her musicals Alphabet City Cycle, Mosaic (Off-Broadway, 2010), and The Danger Year, as well as her popular albums featuring Broadway artists: This Ordinary Thursday and My Lifelong Love. John Jiler was the recipient of both the Rodgers and Kleban Awards for his musical Avenue X, which ran at Playwrights Horizons. His work has also been seen at the Eugene O'Neill National Playwright's Conference and the Kennedy Center.
Featuring Jill Abramovitz, Adam Cochran, David Josefsberg, Betsy Morgan, Maurice Murphy, and Michael Philip O'Brien. The Band features Georgia Stitt (Piano), Randy Landau (Bass), Shannon Ford (Drums), Alec Berlin (Guitar), and Rob DeBellis (Flute, Clarinet, Sax). The show will be directed by Hunter Foster.
$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
JOHN EPPERSON: AN EVENING WITH LYPSINKA'S MAID, JANUARY 20-23 AT 7PM:
The New York Times says, "As he plays the piano and sings...he comes across as a diffident soul whose sly sense of humor peeks out...He registers as a gentleman and a gentle man, and you can see how living with the high-maintenance Lypsinka might wear him out."
John Epperson, better known as "The Goddess of Show Biz" Lypsinka, makes a rare cabaret appearance revealing the face and man BEHIND the maquillage in An Evening With Lypsinka's Maid! Epperson, a classically trained pianist, plays and sings a light-hearted set of standards and lesser-known theatre songs. He tells anecdotes about some of the famous and infamous he's encountered along his show biz journey. He even lip-synchs! It's a twist on a traditional supper club show, from a performer who's had a non-traditional life and career.
$40-50 cover charge. $80-85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
BOBBY CONTE THORNTON, JANUARY 20 AT 9:30PM:
Joined by music director Kevin Stites (On the Twentieth Century, LES MISERABLES), Bobby Conte Thornton stars in Blame It On My Youth, offering songs written by artists ranging from Irving Berlin to Sting. Bobby starred as Danny Zuko in Paper Mill Playhouse's production of Grease and co-starred as Enjolras with Tony nominee Norm Lewis in LES MISERABLES at The MUNY. He has opened for Tony winner Laura Benanti and appeared in tributes to Marvin Hamlisch (alongside Alan and Marilyn Bergman) and Stephen Schwartz (alongside Liz Callaway and Mr. Schwartz himself) at the historic Venetian Room in the San Francisco Fairmont. Bobby performed in the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors at McCarter Theatre Center and Jessica Stone's all-male production of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum at Two River Theater.
$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
JOHN RIDDLE, JANUARY 21 AT 9:30PM:
"Exquisite!" -The New York Times
John Riddle makes his solo Feinstein's/54 Below debut. John made his Broadway debut opposite Chita Rivera this past spring in Kander & Ebb's The Visit. He has previously appeared in the Kennedy Center's world premiere production of Ahrens & Flaherty's Little Dancer and the national tour of Evita.
$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
FRAGILE: THE MUSIC OF CASEY KEENAN, JANUARY 21 AT 11:30PM:
All graduates of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, the cast of the new musical Glass and a few more dear friends make their way to the stage to debut the music of composer Casey Keenan, native Texan with a New York flair. Having recently won the title of Lincoln Center Artist of the Year, the cast of Glass make their Feinstein's/54 Below debut with Fragile: The Music of Casey Keenan. Set in the dreary Pennsylvania town of Whiteside Chapel, Glass tells the story of eight friends as they make their way from high school to the altar of a potentially disastrous wedding. Performers include Isaac Matthews, Keri Kelly, Charlotte Pickard, and Jenna Marcello.
$15 cover charge. $30 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.
THE QUENTIN TARANTINO SONGBOOK VOLUME 1, JANUARY 22 AT 9:30PM:
Come experience the personality of Quentin Tarantino films through the songs that are forever connected to his iconic characters. Can you ever hear "Little Green Bag" by The George Baker Selection and NOT think about Reservoir Dogs? Or Bobby Womack's "Across 110th Street" and NOT see imagine Pam Grier in the opening credits of Jackie Brown? And who can forget John Travolta and Uma Thurman dancing the twist with Chuck Berry singing "C'est La Vie" in Pulp Fiction? Remove these songs from the film and you'll leave holes the size of the one in Marvin's face. And if you've never seen any of his films, not to worry, you'll hear a lot of great songs sung by phenomenal Broadway veterans backed by the coolest 7-piece funk band on the great white way.
Featuring performances by Jessica Hendy (Cats, Aida, Amour), Scott Coulter (PBS' A Christmas Carol), Mike Schwitter (Pippin, Book of Mormon), Victoria Cook (Into the Woods, The Theory of Everything), Blaine Krauss (The Lion King), and 54 Funk with Steve Lyon (Tenor Sax), Josh Plotner (Baritone Sax), John Chudoba (Trumpet), Max Levowitz (Trumpet), Mike Rosengarten (Guitar), Matt Sharfglass (Bass), Donna Kelly (Drums), and Adam B. Levowitz (Music Director/Keyboards).
$25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
KYLE DEAN MASSEY, JANUARY 23 AT 9:30PM:
For his debut at Feinstein's/54 Below, Kyle Dean Massey, star of Broadway's Next to Normal, Wicked, and Pippin, as well as the ABC series Nashville, looks back, not at the things that were, but at the things that weren't. Come listen to Kyle share songs he heard nightly but never sang himself, the ones he played on guitar or belted in the shower, the ones that made him dance or mended his broken heart ... all songs he was not able to share the way he wanted until now.
$40-50 cover charge. 865 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
STEINMAN STRIPPED: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE, JANUARY 23 AT 11:30PM:
A tribute to Grammy Award winner Jim Steinman, Steinman Stripped features newly rendered, raw covers of the most epic rock 'n roll ever written -- smash hits from Bat Out of Hell as well as number one hits like "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" and "No Matter What."
$30 cover charge. $55 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.
WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND: IN CONCERT, JANUARY 24 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:
In encore performance of December's sold out engagement, Feinstein's/54 Below is proud to present the landmark musical by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman, Whistle Down the Wind. Containing the biggest international chart-topper from a musical in world history, "No Matter What," the powerful and gripping tale of a Southern girl on the brink of womanhood and the dangerous, mysterious escaped convict that she encounters in her family's barn whom she soon comes to believe to be none other than Jesus Christ himself, Whistle Down the Wind is an unforgettable story brimming with poignancy, poetry, and provocation.
Featuring Josh Young, Emerson Steele, Brian Charles Rooney, Tyce Green, Jason Cotton, Jessica Hendy, Jessica Waxman, Melissa VanPelt, Joshua Colley, Peyton Ella, The Shapiro Sisters, Karine Hannah, and Rachel Levy.
$40-50 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.