Loni Ackerman to Lead 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Spring
Produced and Directed by Steven Carl McCasland (Onward Victoria, Charlie and Algernon, Eating Raoul), the 1971 Kander and Ebb-tuner by will take to the famed venue's on Monday, April 17th at 7:00pm with a starry cast led by Loni Ackerman (George M!, Evita and more).
Some "old folks sit around by the television set with a comforter petulant as they can get..." But in 70, Girls, 70, they live a life of adventure! Beloved songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, The Visit) joined forces once again with Joe Masterhoff (Cabaret) and new comer Norman L. Martin to create a musical about those adventurous "old folk". The tuner concerns the residents of The New Sussex Arms. When these adventurous old folks discover their Upper West Side retirement home is being sold, they vow to do whatever it takes to stop the sale. Even if that means they have to steal! Based on Peter Coke's play Breath of Spring, 70, Girls, 70 shuffled its way onto Broadway in 1971.
This spring, a cast of theatre veterans have all said "Yes!" and will come together to sing this delightful score.
Ackerman will lead a starry cast of Broadway babies including Karin Baker (George M!, Coco), Britt Cryer (Shelter, The Desert Song), David Cryer (1776, Chess, Phantom of the Opera), Nancy Fox (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Don Johanson (Jelly's Last Jam, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public), JoAnn Mariano (The Patty Duke Show), Patti Mariano (Original Broadway Cast of The Music Man, I Had A Ball, George M!, The Full Monty and more), Joyce Nolen (Smile, Stop The World I Want To Get Off) and more to be announced!
The evening is presented by the team that brought Onward Victoria, Charlie and Algernon, and Eating Raoul to New York's hottest supper club, with Musical Direction by James Horan and Direction by Steven Carl McCasland.
For tickets and more information, visit 54below.com/events/70-girl-70-concert.
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 $15-$105.