Lori Brown Mirabal Rounds Out 'KITTY GENOVESE' Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below
As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will present the haunting oratorio The Screams of Kitty Genovese in a one-night-only concert presentation. The Wednesday, October 11th, 9:30pm performance will star Sheri Sanders in a role she originated at NYMF more than 10 years ago.
She will be joined by Broadway's Lori Brown Mirabal (Show Boat, Bubblin' Brown Sugar) as Frannie.
The concert, originally scheduled for 7:00pm, has been moved to 9:30pm due to a scheduling conflict.
Also starring in the concert is acclaimed tenor Byron Singleton as Genovese's killer, Winston Moseley. Moseley died early last year, still serving time for Kitty's murder.
On a chilly, March evening in 1964, a young woman was brutally murdered outside her Queens apartment building while nearly 40 witnesses drew their curtains and locked their doors, instead of offering to help. That woman was Kitty Genovese. Her story has fascinated the public for decades, resulting in books, documentaries and even a musical.The Screams of Kitty Genovese, with a score by English composer Will Todd and lyrics by David Simpatico, was last seen in New York at The New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2008. Now, members of the original company and new voices will join to honor the memory of Kitty Genovese. Frightening, moving and gloriously sung, The Screams of Kitty Genovese will stay with audiences for many years to come.
The concert is presented as part of the Second Act Series, produced by Steven Carl McCasland and James Horan. McCasland directs, with Musical Direction by James Horan. Each evening revisits a short-lived musical, highlighting its neglected score and inviting audiences to rediscover a forgotten gem. Previous evenings include: Onward Victoria, Charlie and Algernon, Eating Raoul, 70, Girls, 70, Mademoiselle Colombe and Nick and Nora.
The one-night-only reading will star Sheri Sanders (Rock The Audition, Urinetown) as Kitty Genovese and Bryon Singleton (Metropolitan Opera, DiCapo Opera) as Winston Mosele with Brendan Byrnes (Orginal Cast of The Screams of Kitty Genovese) as Vinny, Thomas Dieter (NYC Gay Men's Chorus, Broadway 4) as Jimmy, Kimberly Faye Greenberg (One Night With Fanny Brice) as Martha, Stearns Matthews (Mac Award winner) as Mac, Val Moranto (The Fix) as Mommy, Sabina Petra (Forest Boy, Onward Victoria: In Concert) as Cathy, Corinna Sowers-Adler (Mac Award nominee) as Betty, Daniel Walstad (Nick and Nora: In Concert) as Marty and Dwayne Washington (Dorian's Closet, Freedom Song) as Baby. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
For tickets (beginning at $35) to the Wednesday, October 11th, 7:00pm concert, visit 54below.com/events/screams-kitty-genovese-concert or call (646) 476-3551. There is a $25 food and drink minimum.
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.