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Lisa Howard, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band & 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, or call (646) 476-3551.


Broadway singing actor and recording artist Jason Danieley (The Visit, Curtains, Next to Normal) invites you to hear what's in his heart. Longing for the love of your life, finding your forever friend, a rekindling of the flame that you thought had dwindled...romance is a big part of our lives! And embracing the need for that special someone can make you want to sing about it. Now, in a brand new show, Jason sings of love, incorporating music of all genres. Accompanied by an incredible jazz trio led by music director Tedd Firth, Jason embraces the Romantic Notions that have haunted and consumed him his whole life. He is Irish after all! Tedd Firth- Music Director/piano, Pete Donovan - bass and Clin DeGanaon - Drums.$40-50 cover charge. $85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


Jessica Keenan Wynn, currently starring on Broadway as Cynthia Weil in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, brings her very first solo show to Feinstein's/54 Below! After touring the country in the 25th Anniversary production of LES MISERABLES, Jessica starred as lead mean girl Heather Chandler in the Off-Broadway smash Heathers The Musical. This California native will bring a little west coast to the best coast with songs from past shows, an homage to her Hollywood roots, and a little Valley Girl sass to go with the Laurel Canyon music epitomized by Carole King and her friends. Expect some special surprise guest appearances too. You simply can't miss this rare chance to experience this unique new voice in New York City! With special guests Rachel Flynn (Heathers), Molly Hager (Heathers), and Derek Klena (The Bridges of Madison County, Dogfight). $35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


Baldwin Wallace University alumni and cast members from Les Miserables on Broadway will gather at Feinstein's/54 Below on October 5 to celebrate the life of Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who was the first African-American and youngest actor to portray Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. Performers will sing songs from Kyle's audition book from college as well as songs he loved to sing. Kyle's whole graduating class of 2015 will also perform to honor their dear friend. All proceeds will go directly to Kyle's family, who reside in Brooklyn, NY. Featuring: Steel Burkhardt (Aladdin), Phil Carroll, Corey Mach (Hands on a Hardbody), Chris McCarrell (Les Miserables), Timothy Mussard, Shannon O'Boyle (Once), Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables), Jillian Kates (Wicked), Andrew Kober (Les Miserables), Brennyn Lark (Les Miserables), Rod Lawrence (The Lion King),Terance Cedric Reddick (Les Miserables), Libby Servais (Lysistrata Jones) and Wallace Smith(Godspell). $50 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Broadway royalty Lee Roy Reams steps back onto our stage for one night only. Broadway's "song & dance man nonpareil" (New York Times) celebrates his legendary leading ladies with songs and stories. Come hear intimate reminisces of stars like Lauren Bacall, Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Ann Miller, Gwen Verdon, Juliet Prowse, Rita Moreno, and many more! Lee Roy's ten Broadway credits run the gamut from Sweet Charity, Applause, Lorelei, Hello, Dolly, and 42nd Street to La Cage aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, and The Producers. Come get the theatrical dish from a fellow who was there to see it all, from Dolly's lashes to Billy Lawlor's well worn tap shoes. $35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


"A remarkable voice... a confidence and playfulness that recalled Ella Fitzgerald in her prime..." - The New York Times. "Outstanding...already one of the best around." - The Wall Street Journal.Internationally acclaimed pop/jazz vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli comes to Feinstein's/54 Below with a brand new show! Ms. Stravelli combines the soulful sensitivity of a vintage song stylist with a distinctly modern sensibility. Known for an intimate and unguarded connection with her audiences, Stravelli has gained a loyal following through tours with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, appearances at the 92nd St Y and at 54 Below in Sondheim Unplugged, 54 Sings Joni Mitchell, and 54 Sings Billy Joel. Gabrielle Stravelli's enthralling new show, her second collaboration with nightlife legend Marilyn Maye, will include tracks from her new release, Now I Know. Featuring her fearless and fresh takes on material both classic and new, this fast-paced evening will cover everything from well-loved standards like "Dream Dancing" and "Autumn Nocturne" to re-imagined pop hits such as Stevie Wonder's "You and I" to Stravelli's original compositions inspired by latin, jazz, R&B, swing and bebop. Described as "a powerhouse of individual expression" by The Village Voice, Ms. Stravelli will enthrall you with her exciting vocal chops, rhythmic dexterity and distinctively modern sensibility. $30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


"Anne Reid's only regret is that she did not do cabaret years ago. That she is now with such captivating results, is cause to rejoice!" -Classic Source. "Stefan Bednarczyk is in the same Olympian bracket as Noel Coward and Victor Borge." -Sunday Times. "An absolutely joyful evening....highly recommended." -Gay Times. One of Britain's best-loved TV actresses Anne Reid, well known for her roles in Our Zoo, Last Tango in Halifax and Dinnerladies, joins forces with the effortlessly charming cabaret artist and musician Stefan Bednarczyk. As individual artists they have enjoyed sell out runs at Crazy Coqs and they now come together as a double act with their show JUST IN TIME. This wonderful and very entertaining show celebrates the lives and work of American lyricists Comden and Green, whose lifelong collaboration produced lyrics and screenplays for some of the most beloved and successful Hollywood musicals and Broadway shows of the mid-20th century. Examples include New York New York!, The Party's Over and Bells Are Ringing as well as writing the book and songs for Broadway and Hollywood classics like On the Town and the screenplay for Singing in the Rain. As well as performing these memorable songs, Reid and Bednarczyk lend their personal touch to the many stories and anecdotes. $35-45 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage.


"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. Now join them to celebrate the release of their new CD entitled POPssical. Musical arrangements by Well-Strung, Bruce Carter and Dana Levinson. The foursome features classical musicians who sing and on POPssical the group puts their own spin on the music of Mozart, Ravel, U2, Taylor Swift and more. Highlights include U2's "With or Without You," Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," and the Ravel string quartet in F major. $40-50 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


"Lisa Howard is a showstopper of a performer. She brought many members of the audience to their feet." -The New Jersey Theater Examiner. "When she sings a song, it gets SUNG!" -Variety. After her rousing performance at the Tony Awards this year, Broadway powerhouse Lisa Howard makes her solo debut at Feinstein's/54 Below this fall! Lisa was most recently seen on Broadway in her Drama Desk-nominated performance as Jenny in It Shoulda Been You. She has also appeared on Broadway in the original companies of 9 to 5, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and the 2008 revival of South Pacific. Lisa has toured nationally with Les Miserables, and her other credits include many turns on the MUNY and PCLO stages. Lisa released her debut solo CD,Songs of Innocence and Experience: The Music of William Finn, in the spring of 2011. NEXT Magazine says: "Long one of the best-kept secrets on Broadway, Lisa Howard's vocal gifts will be out of the bag now!" Don't miss out on this fun and exciting evening of extraordinary singing. $35-45 cover charge. $75-80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


Play to Win tells the story of Haley's quirky journey charting her own path in the arts, using all that she learned from the passion and perseverance of her greatest influence: her grandfather, Yankees owner and consummate New Yorker, George Steinbrenner. With a mix of Broadway, folk, rock, and some zany stories along the way, Play to Win blends a little baseball with a lot of life and love. Haley has appeared on Broadway and on tour with Jekyll & Hyde, White Christmas, Jesus Christ Superstar opposite Ted Neeley, and as Grace Farrell in Annie opposite Sally Struthers. She has performed in concert at Carnegie Hall alongside the great jazz vocalist Steve Tyrell, acclaimed Irish tenor Ronan Tynan, and under the baton of Steven Reineke with the New York Pops. As a film actress, she won a New York Emmy as the host of Kids on Deck, which ran on YES Network Television for two seasons. $35-45 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


"PURE PERFECTION!" Albert Maysles (Director of Grey Gardens)."SKILLFUL, UNSENTIMENTAL, yet with COMPASSIONATE INSIGHT!" Charles Busch."Jeffrey CHANNELS Edie as if he knew her!" Jerry Torre (Marble Faun)."FLAWLESS!" Sandra Bernhard."Little Edie" Beale, of GREY GARDENS fame, performed a now legendary cabaret act at Reno Sweeney Nightclub in New York City over the New Years week of 1978.THIS IS THAT ACT...With Jeffrey Johnson as Edie Beale,Jefferson Farber as Gerald and Zack Ford as David.Gerald Duval, Edie's producer during the time of her appearance at Reno Sweeney has re-created the essence of those magical nights using dialogue, songs, and text from the historic event resulting in a not-to-be-missed, intimate evening of theatre. Enjoy, experience, and witness what happened when Edie Beale was LIVE at Reno Sweeney. "FIVE STARS -BRILLIANT!" MetroWeekly."GRAND AND GRATIFYING!!" Washington CityPaper."SPOT ON!" Washington Blade."A GREAT character piece driven solidly by a GREAT actor!" DC Theatre Scene. $25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


MuseMatch is a Musical Theater Blind Date Collaboration, where composers are paired with singers they don't know and are asked to share their deepest, personal joys and fears; and make a song together. All for charity. Featuring Jackie Vanderbeck with composers Cristina and Robbie Farrugia, Lindsey Holloway with composer Andy Robinson, Jason SweetTooth Williams with composer Andrew J. Hanley, Justin Mcellroy with composer Michael Lapinsky, Carly Hugheswith composer Mark Sonnenblick, Alan H. Green with composers Bill Nelson and David Shenton, Isabel Santiago with composer Dave Maglione and Tomas Ruiz, Andy Sandberg with composer Dana Levinson, Brennan Caldwell with composer Ethan Andersen, Julia Johanoswith composers Patricia Noonan and Amanda Jacobs, Ben Boecker with composer F. Michael Haynie, Mariand Torres with composer Joe Iconis, Jen Brissman with composer Keith Varney, and Stephanie Hsu with composer Kristen Lee Rosenfeld. $20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FOR THE 10TH TIME! A full sized jazz orchestra composed of seventeen musicians all play bandleader Charlie Rosen's re-imagined arrangements of an eclectic mix of tunes from Broadway's past, present and beyond! Both modern and classic showtunes are on display in this hugely unique and winning evening, sung by the best and brightest of Broadway's young generation of leading performers in the timeless tradition of a big band. All-star cast of guest vocalists include Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening, American Idiot), Nicholas Christopher(Motown, Whorl Inside A Loop), Hannah Elless (Godspell, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's Bright Star), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Hedwig and The Angry Inch, Passing Strange, American Idiot),Janet Krupin (Bring It On, If/Then), Julia Mattison (Godspell, Ruby Manger: The Farewell Engagement), Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon, Dear Evan Hansen), Lauren "LOLO" Pritchard (Spring Awakening, DCD2 Recording Artist), and Ciara Reneé (Big Fish, Pippin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame)! Directed by Max Friedman. $30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


Tovah Feldshuh, acclaimed Broadway, film, and television star (currently on "The Walking Dead" as Deanna Monroe) returns by popular demand with Aging Is Optional to Feinstein's/54 Below. On the New York stage, besides earning four Tony nominations for Best Actress, Ms. Feldshuh won four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Obie, the Theatre World Award, and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress in Golda's Balcony. On the West Coast she received the San Diego's Theatre Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance in a Touring Show for Golda's Balcony as well and two Drama Logue awards for her Juliet and her first one woman show: Tovah: A Rush Hour Revue! This season, Washington DC awarded her the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Performance, and honored her with a visit to the White House to meet the President and First Lady. Most recently, Tovah stopped the show as the trapeze-swinging Berthe in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin. The season before, she played Lady Politic in the acclaimed revival of Ben Jonson's Volpone at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. As Jason Zinoman of The New York Times raved, "No one earns more laughs than the marvelous Tovah Feldshuh." Directed by Jeff Harnar and Musical direction by James Bassi. $55-65 cover charge. $105 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


Broadway Does Country, is an authentic hoedown which celebrates the best of country music. Unite with all your favorite Broadway Stars from below the Mason Dixon Line. Lineup to be announced! David Andrews Rogers is the musical director, and the vocalists are backed by a five-piece country band. Attendees can expect to hear songs by Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Alan Jackson, Mark Chestnutt, Carrie Underwood, George Strait, and Dixie Chicks, among others. Featuring: Leslie Becker (Bonnie and Clyde, Amazing Grace), Natalie Douglas (MAC Award Winner), Savannah Frazier (Amazing Grace), Stephanie Gibson(Cinderella), Scott Guthrie and Lindsie VanWinkle, Christopher Gurr (Kinky Boots),Christopher Harrod (The Duck Commander Musical), Tom Hewitt (Amazing Grace, Dr. Zhivago),Elizabeth Ward Land (Amazing Grace, The Scarlet Pimpernel), Brian Losoya, Kathleen Monteleone (Hands on a Hardbody), Jim Newman (Hands on a Hardbody), Jackie Petroccia (NY Phil: Sweeney Todd), Bret Shuford (Amazing Grace, The Little Mermaid), Jessica Rush (Jersey Boys), Brett Stoelker (Rock of Ages), Raleigh, Brooklyn, and Sydney Shuck (Annie, Matilda),Melissa VanPelt (Hairspray), and Catherine Walker (Gentleman's Guide). $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

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