Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond.
MELISSA ERRICO, APRIL 1 & 2 AT 7PM:
Melissa has always loved questions more than answers, and in her brand new show, she sings of the absurdities and ins and outs of marriage and motherhood. An acoustic evening featuring an eclectic range of songs from Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Lerner & Loewe, Michel Legrand, Laura Nyro, Rodgers & Sondheim, Johnny Mandel and Jeanine Tesori, as well as new signature material written for Melissa by Peter Mills and David Shire with lyrics by Adam Gopnik. Be prepared for an evening of nothing but Melissa simply with piano, voice and guitar putting her heart on her sleeve, asking us how we connect and bringing us all closer with her vivacious warmth and her soaring vocals.
Marti Gould Cummings has toured the country as a comedic drag host. He's performed a one man play to sold out audiences (The Future Mrs. Harry Windsor). And he's shared the stage with some of Broadway's biggest names hosting a celebrity talk show. Now see him as he's never been seen before: in a rock concert. Joined by Tony Award winner Cady Huffman, Hernando Umana (Kinky Boots), and Michelle Dowdy (Hairspray), and a rockin' band, Marti will bring a fresh take on songs through the decades. Before rocking out with Marti, join Feinstein's/54 Below for a special Late Night Happy Hour with special discounted drinks. Doors open at 9:30pm and the Happy Hour goes until showtime. $25 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.54 SINGS BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS! VOLUME 4, APRIL 2 AT 9:30PM:
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, come and hear the songs that made Broadway great, that made your heart soar, that you used to sing (maybe still do) in the shower. 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. Produced, written, and hosted by Scott Siegel. Featuring Christina Aranda, Robert Cuccioli, Danny Gardner, Maxine Linehan, and Michele Ragusa. $35-45 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.MEAGAN MICHELSON, APRIL 2 AT 11:30PM:
Back from her world tour of Boston, Meagan Michelson returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with her hit cabaret, Mother Mary Says to Me, a story about her clumsy quest toward finding the meaning of love and sexuality, translated through her mother Mary's Bostonian, Irish Catholic sensibility. Like a delicate friggin' lotus floating in a pool of Smirnoff, Mary has offered beauty where it's least expected, and Meagan is here to belt about it. Hailed by audiences as "a future gay icon" and a "drag queen with a uterus," Meagan takes the stage alongside the inimitable Matt Lowy on piano. Musical styles range from the Beatles to Ethel Merman.
$15 cover charge. $35 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.RACHEL RESHEFF, APRIL 3 AT 7PM:
Rachel Resheff, a Broadway veteran at the ripe old age of 15 (!), with five Broadway shows under her belt (Fish In The Dark, The People In The Picture, Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins) and a sold out appearance at Feinstein's/54 Below in 2015, returns to shake things up again with special guests including Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me) and Daniel Quadrino (Wicked). Rachel will be backed by the 8 piece band Yesterday's Swing, many of whom attend the prestigious LaGuardia Arts High School with Rachel, as well as other NYC high schools.
Musical theater writer and rabble rouser Joe Iconis brings his unique mash-up of showtune cabaret and rock and roll jamboree back to Feinstein's/54 Below. Join Joe and his merry band of musical theater punks as they roar their way through a set of Joe's incendiary songs. Expect classic tunes, new numbers, and works-in-progress. Spill a drink, make a friend, and spend an evening with a tribe of artists determined to bring along their traditional musical theater Family Values as they blaze into the future. With special guests Kerry Butler (April 3) and James Carpinello (April 10 & 17). Featuring Liz Lark Brown, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Seth Eliser, Badia Farha, Alexandra Ferrara, Danielle Gimbal (April shows only), Molly Hager, Dennis Michael Keefe, Rachel Lee, Lauren Marcus, Eric William Morris, Jeremy Morse, Krysta Rodriguez (April 17 and May 9 only), Rob Rokicki, Mike Rosengarten, Lance Rubin, George Salazar, Jared Weiss, and Jason SweetTooth Williams. $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.GREG HILDRETH, APRIL 4 AT 7PM:
You may (or may not) remember Greg Hildreth from being dimly lit to the left of Benjamin Walker in the original cast of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, stepping out from behind the ropes and bamboo sticks upstage of Celia Keenan-Bolger and Christian Borle in the original cast of Peter and the Starcatcher, or mugging downstage left of Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes in the original cast of Cinderella. Come enjoy him in an encore of his Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut: Second Fiddle: an evening of songs and stories about performing immediately stage left or right of beautiful people. Featuring special guests Christian Borle, Santino Fontana, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Steven Pasquale. Directed and co-written by Teddy Bergman. $35-45 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.54 SINGS CHAKA KHAN, APRIL 4 AT 9:30PM:
54 Sings The Music of Chaka Khan will be an extremely exciting and dynamic night of music. Featuring some of Chaka Khan's most notable hits from the 70s and 80's including "I'm Every Woman," "We Can Work It Out," "Tell Me Something Good," "Through The Fire," and many more, the evening will feature an 8-piece band consisting of the world's top musicians music directed by drummer Jared Schonig (Pippin, The Color Purple). Featuring Tony and Emmy Award winner LaChanze (If/Then, original The Color Purple); Broadway stars Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell), Bre Jackson (The Color Purple, The Book of Mormon); vocal powerhouses Shayna Steele (International Recording artist, Bette Midler, Rihanna), Amy Lynn Zanetto (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Amy Lynn & The Gunshow); and Jennie Harney (Motown National Tour). $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
PAULO SZOT, APRIL 5-9 AT 7PM, APRIL 9 AT 9:30PM:
Audiences can prepare to swoon as Paulo Szot, Tony-winning star of South Pacific headlines Feinstein's/54 Below with a brand new show for a limited 5-night engagement. In his show, the Brazilian opera star takes us on a journey thru the most romantic songs of the American Songbook, including iconic hits from the Golden Age of Broadway and more. Expect Lerner and Loewe, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Burton Lane, the Gershwins, Leonard Bernstein and more. It'll be some enchanted evening, to be sure!
ATILA: FROM BROADWAY TO MGM, APRIL 5 AT 9:30PM:
Acclaimed UK artist Atila makes his Feinstein's/54 Below debut with this exciting new show presenting a selection of Broadway hits, especially those that made it to MGM and onto the big screen. Sartorially stylish and musically classy, join Atila for a trip through the decades of great song writers and forgotten hits. Featuring songs such as "I Wish You Love," "On The Street Where You Live," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Hello Young lovers," "You My Love," and many many more.
$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
SWIPE RIGHT/SWIPE LEFT WITH HANNAH AND TESSA, APRIL 6 AT 9:30PM:
In this highly theatrical, heart-on-its-sleeve cabaret, Hannah Kloepfer and Tessa Hope Slovis dive back into the contemporary dating world, determined to maintain their self-respect and sex-positive attitudes (and even more determined to find new Netflix passwords). Featuring Golden Age Broadway tunes updated for 2016 and powerhouse arrangements of songs by talented women, including Patti Smith, Lauren Pritchard, Jeanine Tesori, the Dixie Chicks, and more.
$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
LOVE AND SAX WITH PAMELA WINSLOW KASHANI AND JERRY MANDEL, APRIL 7 AT 9:30PM:
Mingling the dulcet tones of Pamela Winslow Kashani and the sweet and jazzy sax stylings of Jerry Mandel, this show will explore love in all its forms, from its wide-eyed beginnings through its foibles and struggles to its joyful conclusions, highlighting the great American songbook and beyond. Broadway performer and producer Pamela Winslow Kashani loves to create, and always continues to seek and foster new artistic ideas. She co-leads Apples and Oranges Studios, the film, television, and theater production company with her husband Tim Kashani. As an actor, Pamela has created such varied roles as Ensign McKnight on Star Trek: the Next Generation to the original Rapunzel in Into the Woods on Broadway. Also on Broadway Pamela played Lucille in Meet Me in St. Louis, Babette (the feather duster) in Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella in Into the Woods.
$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
#TBTLIVE: THROWBACK THURDSDAY THE CONCERT, APRIL 7 AT 11:30PM:
After three previous hit shows, #tbtLIVE is back with a cast of Broadway favorites ready to throw it back to the greatest performances that only their mothers saw. #tbtLIVE brings Throwback Thursday center stage. Literally. From summer camp to college and everything in between, this one-night-only event features Broadway stars reprising performances from the days when they were just Broadway babies. Music Direction by Drew Wutke. Produced by Shoshana Feinstein and Samantha Massell.
OLEG FRISH, APRIL 8 AT 9:30PM:
Oleg Frish, a noted international celebrity talk show host and recording artist, makes his Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut. A native of Russia, his first job in the US was as a Singing Psychic, where he would guess the song an audience member was thinking of and then proceed to perform it from memory from his mental catalogue of over 15 thousand different songs in 26 languages. Since then, Oleg has hosted the celebrity news programs Time Out and This Friday Night and recorded albums in Russian and English, paying tribute to his love of the American Songbook. Come hear selections from his latest album Oleg Frish Duets With My American Idols. The album features Oleg singing duets with stars such as Ben E. King, Melissa Manchester, Lainie Kazan, and more. Rock 'n' roll legend Gary U.S. Bonds will join Oleg and his seven-piece band for this exciting Feinstein's/54 Below debut. If you enjoy hearing some of America's most popular songs from the golden years, you're going to love sharing an intimate and entertaining evening with Oleg Frish.
$25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
GABY HORNIG, APRIL 8 AT 11:30PM:
Come harken back to the days when Beyoncé still used her last name, when Gaby Hornig was just a boy trying to find his way in the world. Watch as he sings his way through the music that started it all - you'll hear songs by the R&B artists that inspired him most, and we'll all leave at the end of the night with a song in our hearts and melismatic tendencies in our cords!
BALDWIN WALLACE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, APRIL 9 AT 11:30PM:
Seniors from the acclaimed Music Theatre program at Baldwin Wallace University make their New York debut at Feinstein's/54 Below alongside notable BW alumni! Catch a rising star at this exclusive event.
Marilyn Maye returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with a new show. Highlights will include some of the best musical moments of Marilyn's enduring career over the past decade, during which she reigned as Manhattan's Queen of Cabaret. Now 88, she will be reviving songs she's sung since the 50's and bringing you an evening filled with the best of Ms. Maye over the years. $65-85 cover charge. $120-$130 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
LEA SALONGA, APRIL 12, 13, 15-17 AT 7PM, APRIL 14 AT 9PM :
Fresh from her critically acclaimed performance in Allegiance on Broadway, Lea Salonga takes the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below for a highly anticipated NYC cabaret return. Called "golden-voiced" by Variety, Salonga smartly weaves together a set list of her favorite standards, go-to pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. This trio of piano, guitar, and voice ensures an intimate experience with a true Broadway icon.
Liz McCartney (Taboo-Broadway, Cinderella, Les Mis) and Sam Buttery (Taboo-London, Cinderella) are two people separated by the Atlantic Ocean... or are they? Have you ever met someone that you feel you've known forever? Liz and Sam are two peas in a pod, assuming that pod is made of Broadway, belting, and chocolate! They will talk about their most coveted roles, their TV show, introduce some special guests, and sing their faces off! You don't want to miss this. Featuring Fred Inkley (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables), Megan Moynahan (Sunday In The Park With George, Hairspray Jr, My Son Pinocchio), and Keira Moynahan (Mary Poppins, Hairspray Jr, Willy Wonka Jr). Music Direction by James Horan. $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.CHRISTOPHER TIMSON, APRIL 14 AT 11:30PM:
Come celebrate Throwback Thursday with Christopher Timson as he takes you on the hilarious journey of an awkward, chubby, closeted kid from Long Island, who grew up to be a confident, well-rounded out-and-proud gay man. A graduate of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, Christopher has been seen around the country as Igor in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein and Buddy the Elf in Elf: The Musical. New York credits include appearances at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, The West End, and The Duplex. Featuring special guests Donell James Foreman (Book of Mormon), Liana Hunt (Newsies, Wicked), Ali Stroker (Glee, Spring Awakening), Lexie Dorsett Sharp (Young Frankenstein, Addams Family), Jerome Doerger (Young Frankenstein), Ryan DeNardo, and Carlyn Connolly. $20 cover charge. $40 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.
DUETS WITH THE WRITE TEACHER(S) VOLUME 3, APRIL 15 AT 9:30PM:
Conceived and produced by Megan Minutillo (in association with thewriteteachers.com), the evening will feature music from across the musical theatre canon, pairing one Broadway singer with one Broadway hopeful.
Olivia Polci is back at Feinstein's/54 Below following a sold out performance in Summer 2015. This time, debuting original music from her upcoming EP plus Broadway standards and pop/rock hits. Featuring special guests Tori Palin, Wesley Cappiello, and Chris Messina. $20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.
CLAYTON BRYANT, APRIL 16 AT 9:30PM:
Clayton Bryant has sung backup for iconic artists like Darlene Love, Roger Daltrey, Elton John and countless others. Now watch him take center stage! With his other-worldy range, emotion and intonation, Clayton is an artist to watch. He's been seen in the Oscar/Grammy-winning documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom, and now Clayton has begun a successful concert career himself, selling out shows all over the USA to ecstatic audiences. Now bringing his interpretations of classic pop, rock, and songs to NYC, Clayton makes his Feinstein's/54 Below debut in Will You Care. Come enjoy songs from his musical journey, including some by Elton John, Ashford & Simpson, Luther Vandross, Adam Lambert and even Clayton Bryant himself. Clayton creates a fiery and electric performance that will leave you astonished.
$25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.BRIAN NASH & NATE BUCCIERI: SNUGGLING PIANOS, APRIL 16 AT 11:30PM:
After performing their show around the world, from Mexico to Vietnam, award-winning singer/pianists Nate Buccieri and Brian Nash finally bring Snuggling Pianos home to their audiences in New York. It's like dueling pianos...except since Nate and Brian are besties, their pianos don't duel, they snuggle. And unlike dueling pianos, there's far less Billy Joel and way more big gay musical theatre duets, insane mashups, improv, 90's singer-songwriter moments, foreign language showtunes, and requests. It's the most fun you can have watching two boys, two keyboards, and a piano onstage. $20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK, BY SALZMAN & CUNNINGHAM, APRIL 18 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:
Be the first to see The Legend of New York, the new show from Larson Award winners Salzman and Cunningham (I Love You Because, Next Thing You Know). Don't miss this musical comedy myth that celebrates 70s New York in all its grungy glory-featuring an all-star cast and the best band in town: The New York Funk-harmonic. This is the seventies celebration that takes you from Central Park to Times Square to CBGBs to, of course, the legendary Studio 54. Music Direction by Kurt Crowley. Directed by John Simpkins. Featuring Tony Nominee Santino Fontana (Frozen, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Tony Nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella), Angela Grovey (Newsies), J. Bernard Calloway (Memphis), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Ally Bonino, Ben Chavez, Alex Goley, and Josephine Spada. $30-45 cover charge. $65-$70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.DONNA MCKECHNIE & FRIENDS: A VISIT WITH KANDER & EBB, APRIL 19-22 AT 7PM:
World premiere show! A Visit with Kander and Ebb will feature Donna McKechnie and her special Broadway guests offering a kaleidoscope of classic Broadway songs from the illustrious career of John Kander and Fred Ebb. From well-known standards to rarely performed songs, Kander & Ebb's rousing Broadway songs will be rediscovered and reinterpreted especially for Feinstein's/54 Below. The performance will include numbers from Chicago, Cabaret, Flora The Red Menace, Zorba, The World Goes Round, The Scottsboro Boys, Curtains, 70 Girls 70, and The Act. A special tribute is paid to the last score they wrote together... The Visit. Donna received the Tony Award and is best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line. She is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair; On the Town; Company; Promises, Promises; and Stephen Sondheim - A Musical Tribute, (which she also choreographed). Donna has received the Fred Astaire Award and the Bistro Award for Outstanding Female Performance, the Los Angeles Drama League Award, as well as nominations for a Mac Award and a Helen Hayes Award. Featuring special guests Matt Dengler and Emily Mechler. Music Direction by Ian Herman. $50-60 cover charge. $95-$100 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.54 CELEBRATES THE COLONIAL THEATRE, APRIL 19 & 20 AT 9:30PM:
Anything Goes. Oklahoma. Follies. La Cage Aux Folles. Those four musicals, plus many others, all got their start at Boston's important Colonial Theatre. Now, as the Colonial is in danger of shutting it doors, Feinstein's/54 Below celebrates the famed venue with an evening of songs and stories, performed by the legends themselves who were lucky enough to grace its stage. 54 Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be on hand to share trivia and anecdotes about the theatre that has been host to such legends like Cole Porter, Jerry Herman, and Stephen Sondheim. Produced by Robert Schneider. Featuring Clyde Alves (On the Town), George Lee Andrews (A Little Night Music), Ken Billington (Chicago), Jim Brochu (Zero Hour), Todd Buonopane (Cinderella), Rebecca Eichenberger (The Phantom of the Opera), Spence Ford (King of Hearts), Anita Gillette (Cabaret), Amanda Green (High Fidelity), Joe Iconis (Be More Chill), Andrew Leggieri (The Bandstand), Danny Lincoln (The Wizard of Oz), Lawrence Merritt (Dear World), Don Pippin (La Cage Aux Folles), Rebecca Spigelman (Hairspray), Kevin David Thomas (Les Miserables), and Penny Worth (Chicago). Also featuring members of Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's Actor's Therapy NYC: Roger Dawley, Allison Griffith, Megan Griffith, Michael Hajjar, Deirdre Kolon, Jeremy Konopka, Matthew Macfarland, Jennifer Reed, Erin Rice, Cori Stolbun, Sean Switzer, and Sean White. $35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.DORIS DEAR'S GURL TALK WITH RAY DEFOREST, APRIL 21 AT 9:30PM:
Doris Dear, the "other" inner Housewife of Ray DeForest, has been featured in movies (Men in Black 3, The Normal Heart) and TV shows (The Carrie Diaries) and heard round the world. Now you can come along on Doris Dear's funny and poignant journey to becoming "America's Perfect Housewife." Expect rousing numbers from Broadway and the radio of the 1950s and 1960s... as well as original stories of growing up with Doris' parents, Taffy & Duke, in the suburbs of Staten Island. Funny, poignant, and full of advice, Doris Dear will make you laugh and cry. Written by Ray DeForest, directed by Lina Koutrakos and musical directed by Rick Jensen. $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.FLOANNE: APRIL IN PARIS, APRIL 22 AT 9:30PM:
In this show dedicated to the City of Light and its indomitable spirit, Floanne performs the songs that have made Paris an international beacon of liberty and a touchstone for artists and lovers around the world. Floanne's special artistry brings alive the timeless standards of French chansons first sung by Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour and Yves Montand and some gems of the Art Song repertoire. $25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.THE GIRLS IN WHITE: SONGS FROM THE SHOW, APRIL 22 AT 11:30PM:
Set in post-depression era Texas, The Girls in White is inspired by a true story about a group of incarcerated women who form a band and become an overnight sensation through a prison-based radio program. In their newfound fame, they dream of being pardoned and set free. A story of hope and redemption, The Girls in White is Chicago meets Orange is the New Black with a country twang. Music by Artie Sievers, Lyrics by Michael Bradley, Direction by Ashley Brooke Monroe, Music Direction by Ryan McCurdy. Featuring Ephie Aardema (Bridges of Madison County), Sydney Blaxill (The Nomad), Michael Cerveris (Fun Home), Ben Estus (The Book of Mormon), Haley Jones (A Complex Evening), Sara Kapner (Bare), Bonnie Milligan (Kinky Boots), Lauren Patten (Fun Home), Jacqueline Petroccia (Always....Patsy Cline), Brittane Rowe (The Mysteries), and more to be announced. Featuring musicians Ryan McCurdy (Verona Walls) and Erikka Walsh (Once) $15 cover charge. $35 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.BROADWAY BY GUITAR, APRIL 23 AT 9:30PM:
Broadway by Guitar is a blissfully beautiful and musically dramatic approach to the iconic songs of The Great White Way. World-renowned guitarist Sean Harkness provides unique new arrangements and plays for four of Broadway's greatest stars who will sing a full concert of famous Broadway songs that have never before been performed with solo guitar. This breathtaking new approach to the Broadway canon will reveal and enhance lyrics and melody in such fresh ways that it will be like hearing these songs for the very first time. Featuring performances by Karen Akers, Brian Charles Rooney, and more to be announced. $35-45 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, APRIL 24 AT 7PM:
A celebrated New York event since 2010, the BroadwayWorld and Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features a rotating cast of some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only, delving into the musical world of Broadway's master composer. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond. $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.MICHAEL HULL, APRIL 25 AT 9:30PM:
Michael Hull debuts his new concert at Feinstein's/54 Below! After a sold out run of his original cabaret Sorry, Not Sorry, the cheeky tenor is back with new songs, stories, and guests. Michael hilariously recounts his antics as he sings new musical theater, pop, and standards. But if you know him, beware: nothing is off limits. Featuring special guests Ben Rappaport (Fiddler on the Roof) Jennifer Lauren Brown (Hedda & Thea at Dixon Place) Tripp Fountain (Hair), and more to be announced. $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.SOMETHING REALLY ROTTEN, APRIL 25 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:
How ROTTEN does a song have to be to get cut from SOMETHING ROTTEN? Come find out as Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, along with the cast of Something Rotten, sing through the songs that got revamped, revised or rejected. They're not bitter. Okay, maybe a little. And tonight is their night to vent. Featuring the writers Wayne & Karey Kirkpatrick and the original cast of Broadway's Something Rotten! $50-60 cover charge. $90 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.A STRANGE LOOP BY MICHAEL R. JACKSON, APRIL 26 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:
Bookwriter and composer-lyricist Michael R. Jackson takes us on a concert-style jaunt through his seriocomic concept musical A Strange Loop. The show follows Usher, a black, gay musical theater writer who works as an usher in the back of the house at a long-running Broadway show. This show serves as the literal and metaphorical backdrop for the war he wages against the thoughts in his own head... while struggling to write a self-referential musical called A Strange Loop.Michael R. Jackson holds a BFA in playwriting from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Dramatic Writing Program and an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from the Tisch School's Musical Theatre Writing Program. As a songwriter, he has seen his work performed at Merkin Hall, The Barrington Stage Company, The Laurie Beechman Theater, The Triad, Ars Nova, Joe's Pub, The Metropolitan Room, The Bruno Walter Library at Lincoln Center, and ACT in Seattle. He wrote book and lyrics on the musical Only Children with composer Rachel Peters courtesy of the Tisch School of the Arts Undergraduate Drama Department at NYU. Featuring Elijah Caldwell, Derrick Cobey, Nathan Lee Graham, Larry Hamilton, Darius Anthony Harper, James Jackson, John-Andrew Morrison, Larry Owens, Cartreze Tucker, Jamaal Clark Turpin, Jason Veasey, Reggie D. White and more to be announced. Adam Wiggins is the Music Director/Band Arranger. The show will be directed by Stephen Brackett. $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.JAY ARMSTRONG JOHNSON, APRIL 27, 29, & 30 AT 7PM:
Jay Armstrong Johnson has wowed Broadway audiences in On The Town (Chip), Hands on a Hardbody (Greg), Hair (Claude), and Catch Me If You Can. The New York Times called his performance as Anthony Hope in the New York Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd "affecting and ardent," and his performance as Herman in Encores' Most Happy Fella "a standout." Known for his thrilling vocal prowess in modern projects like Ryan Scott Oliver's 35MM (Galapagos Art Space, iTunes) and for his skill and charm at old-school song and dance in projects like Pirates! (The MUNY), Johnson now premieres his personal, eclectic solo show at Feinstein's/54 Below. Special guests Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Dogfight) and Billy Lewis Jr. (Glee) join Jay for all 3 performances. Youtube sensation Todrick Hall will make a special appearance on April 30. The band features Rodney Bush, Trey Ware, Allison Seidner, Kiku Enumoto, Micah Burgess, Josh Plotner, and Mark Van Ziegler. $35-45 cover charge. $75-$80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.THE SKIVVIES, APRIL 27 & MAY 3 AT 9:30PM:
Back by popular demand! This "musically thrilling" undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. They will be joined by special guest stars who will strip down and rock out. Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection. $35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.FUTUREFEST, APRIL 28 AT 7PM:
Presented by the Festival of New American Musicals and Open Hydrant Theater Company, this popular Los Angeles showcase spotlights rising local young talent in a celebration of the next generation of musical theatre artists. At FutureFest, high school and college students sing songs from new musicals written by leading and rising lyricists/composers. $35-45 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
THE TYLER MOUNT VLOG LIVE!, APRIL 28 AT 9:30PM:
Popular Youtube personality and the king of Broadway gossip, Tyler Mount, is at it again and this time in front of a live studio audience. As the official vlogger for Playbill, his popular web series, The Tyler Mount Vlog, which has been viewed by over 125,000 people in over 168 countries features some of the entertainment industry's biggest performers in a hysterical and never-before-seen format. In this one-night-only engagement join Tyler on set at Feinstein's/54 Below as he introduces you to his Broadway BFFs while he streams live to over a quarter million of Playbill's loyal followers from all over the world. Don't miss performances from Matilda's Lesli Margherita, Book of Mormon's Matt Doyle and many more as he gets down and dirty with Broadway's biggest stars.
$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
HATCHED: PACE UNIVERSITY AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW APRIL 29 AT 9:30PM & 11:30pm:
For those craving a night of innovative and off-beat musical theater with no shortage of drinks and a lively crowd, Pace University and Ryan Scott Oliver present an evening of songs from hot, new musicals--all written, performed and directed by freshmen from Pace University's BFA Musical Theater program. A high-energy crowd pleaser with striking melodies and an unruly attitude, Hatched, a yearly event, is always an electrifying night. Get ready, New York, for this powerhouse of young talent and fresh new work to hit the stage.
$25-35 cover charge. $50-$65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
MARTIN PIECUCH'S JAZZICAL FUSION QUARTET, APRIL 30 AT 9:30PM:
World-renowned symphonic conductor and woodwind virtuoso Martin Piecuch will bring his Jazzical Fusion Band to Feinstein's/54 Below. The performance, which will feature Maestro Piecuch on multiple woodwinds with pianist Regan Ryzuk, bassist Laurence Goldman and Brazilian guitarist Richard Miller mixes classical music, modern jazz, and the ancient folk music of Europe and the Americas to create a unique experience that has been called "a remarkable display of versatility, styles, and hip arrangements" by New York Philharmonic saxophonist Albert Regni. The legendary pianist Beegie Adair will join them, performing with vocalist Monica Ramey.
$25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
JOSH KIGHT, APRIL 30 AT 11:30PM:
Hailing from the good old Midwest, composer/lyricist Josh Kight has firmly planted new roots in NYC and found the city itself to be a hell of a muse. His work evokes the snappy freshness of contemporary musical theater and the timelessness of classic standards, brought to life on the Feinstein's/54 Below stage by some of musical theater's brightest young talent.
$15 cover charge. $35 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.
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 $5-$105. For more information, visit 54Below.com/Feinsteins.