Lena Hall, Well-Strung & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below 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, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
LENA HALL, DECEMBER 7 AT 7PM:
Tony Award winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots) is your guide through this brand new musical memoir of her upbringing in the Villa Satori, her psychedelic family home in the heart of San Francisco's Haight Ashbury. Her story recounting the trials and tribulations of growing up in a legendary hippie household is brought to life through intimate storytelling, interpretive dance, and humor-all set to a dizzyingly eclectic soundtrack that features classical, soul, new wave, punk rock, and more. Consider yourself warned-this performance will contain explicit use of embarrassing home videos and incense. Lena Hall will be joined by her musical director and guitarist Watt White, keyboardist John Deley, bassist Lee Nadel and drummer Brian Fishler. $55-65 cover charge. $110 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
CHRISTMAS CAROLS WITH CHRIS MCCARRELL, DECEMBER 7 AT 9:30PM:
Ring in the holiday season with Chris McCarrell at Feinstein's/54 Below! He won the hearts of many as Marius in Broadway's Les Miserables, journeyed through Neverland in NBC's Peter Pan Live, and sold out his solo concert this spring. Now join Chris as he decks the halls with Feinstein's/54 Below! Expect your favorite Christmas Carols sung by one of Broadway's newest stars. Mark your calendars for Christmas Carols with Chris McCarrell. It's sure to be a holly, jolly, evening! Produced by Shoshana Feinstein. Featuring special guest stars: Alex Finke, Jillian Bumpas, Adrian Bumpas, Jude McCormick, Mitch McCarrell, Sam Wold and Music Direction by Joshua Stephen Kartes.$40-50 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
A WELL-STRUNG CHRISTMAS, DECEMBER 9 & 10 AT 9:30PM:
"A talented quartet of men who sing and play instruments - got its start in Provincetown and brilliantly fuses pop and classical music from Madonna to Beethoven." -The New York Times. The all-male string quartet Well-Strung has been receiving rave reviews at Feinstein's/54 Below and all over the world, from the House of Blues in New Orleans to the Leicester Square Theatre in London. A Well-Strung Christmas marks the debut of their brand new holiday show. The new show has been devised by Well-Strung, Mark Cortale and director Richard Jay-Alexander. Selections will be performed from the most beautiful and traditional melodies, such as "Silent Night" to irreverent "newly-observed" versions of things like "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" and the famous "Sleighride," to George Michael's "This Christmas" ... and everything in between. There will also be opportunities for the audience to participate and walk away from the evening's holiday celebration with some special moments they will remember and keep close to their hearts. You might even see a little snow! This SEASON is the FIRST SEASON for anyone to see A WELL-STRUNG CHRISTMAS. Well-Strung looks forward to seeing you for a NEW KIND OF CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION that we hope to make an annual tradition for you, your family and friends. $35-55 cover charge. $75-85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
ROLES REVERSED, DECEMBER 10 AT 11:30PM:
What if the roles were reversed in all your favorite shows? Join Marymount Manhattan students as they bring a gender bent version of all of their favorite shows. Including songs from Spring Awakening, Newsies, Into the Woods, Heathers, Book of Mormon, and more. Calling all female Melchoirs and male Roxies! Featuring a cast of Marymount Manhattan students: Ally Kent, Bradley Lewis, Sean O'Donnell, Emily Fletcher, Brennan Reid, Krystle Danza, Alex Muscaro andLynnsey Lewis. $10 cover charge. $25 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.
ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY, DECEMBER 12 AT 7PM:
Back by popular demand! It's Rita McKenzie's award winning performance in ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY, the country's longest running one-woman musical. ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAYis a love letter to the life and times of Ethel Merman, the Queen of Broadway's Golden Age. Ms. McKenzie brings to life 18 of the greatest hits of Broadway in this thrilling show which recalls the glorious days of the Great White Way and it's brightest Star. Under the direction of Christopher Powich and Musical Direction by David Snyder, McKenzie triumphs in a role in which she recreates La Merm and brings down the house. A night to remember! Produced by Evan Sacks. Rita McKenzie and her critically acclaimed show have performed throughout the world - from New York's Carnegie Hall to Pasadena Playhouse - from Canada to Europe and Asia. And now she's back in New York City for one performance and this great cause. Miss McKenzie is currently co-starring Off Broadway in the musical Ruthless!. She has performed in the national tour of Neil Simon's female version ofThe Odd Couple co-starring with Barbara Eden. She was honored for her outstanding portrayal of Olive Madison with a National Broadway Theatre nomination as Best Actress in a Touring Play. She also recently toured with Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna in their production of Bermuda Avenue Triangle. Ms. McKenzie created the role of Phoebe Farber in Sam Harris' production of Hurry! Hurry! Hollywood! in Los Angeles, and she played Maggie Jones in 42nd Street tour with Mariette Hartley. In addition, Ms. McKenzie also toured the country in Merman's signature role as Annie Oakley in the 50th anniversary production of Annie Get Your Gun opposite Glenn Yarbrough. Ms. McKenzie has had the privilege of opening for stars such as Steve Allen, Don Knotts, Norm Crosby and Milton Berle and she has been an acclaimed Pops guest artist with virtually every major symphony across the country. An accomplished TV and film actress, Ms. McKenzie played Alice, the housekeeper, on Fox's "The Brady Bunch: The Final Days," has guest-starred on NBC's "Caroline in the City," Mrs. Littlejohn on NBC's "Frasier," Rita Marcus on the Family Channel's "Big Brother Jake," and her recurring role on "Daddy Dearest," starring Richard Lewis and Don Rickles. Rita will be joined by a 7 piece orchestra for her return engagement. $25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
CHRISTINE PEDI: SNOW BUSINESS, DECEMBER 12 AT 9:30PM:
Featuring the Twelve Divas of Christmas! All I want for Christmas is Barbra Streisand, Patti Lupone, Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Carol Channing, and my favorite divas stuffed into one big Christmas stocking. Well, do you hear what I hear? Longtime SiriusXM RADIO personality and musical theater powerhouse Christine Pedi (Chicago, Forbidden Broadway, Newsical the Musical) conjures them up in her joyful and triumphant Snow Bizness. With a voice as big as the sea (and a tale as big as a kite) she ushers in the holiday season with her award winning comedic flair, spot on impressions, and songs of good cheer. We may be in a recession, but let nothing you dismay, you'll find comfort and joy as you fall on your knees with laughter! God bless her...every pun. $35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
MISS VODKA STINGER'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, DECEMBER 12 AT 11:30PM:
Join boozy chanteuse Vodka Stinger and her two magical elves The Martha Rayes as they kick off the holiday season with a bang! Are you terrified that you'll wake up Christmas morning to a stocking full of coal? Well, Miss Vodka Stinger's got her list and she is checking it twice. Whether you were naughty or nice you'll surely enjoy the holiday tunes and good old fashioned Christmas fun Miss Stinger and her holiday singers bring to Feinstein's/54 Below! So throw a nickel into that bell-ringing Santa's bucket and spend a night with Vodka Stinger and The Martha Rayes- you will feel right at home. $20 cover charge. $50 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.
WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND IN CONCERT: THE NYC PREMIERE, DECEMBER 13 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:
Bringing together the music of the world's most successful composer with the lyricist behind some of the best-selling albums of all time in an unprecedented one night only concert event unlike any before, Feinstein's/54 Below is proud to present the New York City premiere of a 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," originally popularized by Boyzone, 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. Furthermore, it contains one of the most diverse scores ever composed, merging the sounds of moving gospel, thrilling rock, pop perfection, country crooning, and traditional musical theatre in a masterful melange of a musical masterpiece delighting young and old alike. Presented for the very first time in Manhattan with the generous participation of both Lloyd Webber and Steinman, Whistle Down the Wind is the must-see musical theatre event of the Christmas season. Comprising an all-star cast populated with familiar faces from Broadway and beyond - many of them famously associated with the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the epic rock of Jim Steinman - Whistle Down the Wind at Feinstein's/54 Below promises to be simply divine. A memorable story of faith and a momentous score way ahead of its time in a concert event for the ages. Starring: Josh Young, Justin Matthew Sargent, Emerson Steele, Brian Charles Rooney, Jessica Waxman, Gregory Sullivan, Melissa VanPelt, Joshua Colley, Peyton Ella, The Shapiro Sisters, Produced by Van Dean, Musical Direction by Jacob Carr and Directed by Pat Cerasaro. $40-60 cover charge. $90-95 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.