Lorna Luft, David Yazbek, Broadway Loves Demi Lovato, and More Lead This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below

By: Feb. 12, 2018

Lorna Luft, David Yazbek, Broadway Loves Demi Lovato, and More Lead This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below

This week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

David Yazbek WITH SPECIAL GUEST George Abud, FEBRUARY 12 AT 7:00PM:

David Yazbek returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with special guest, The Band's Visit actor George Abud (The Visit, Allegro). Here's a rare opportunity to see one of the theater's most innovative composers do what he's actually best at- thrilling a live audience. The New York Times has called his live performance "A thrill-ride at a volcano's edge". Together with a band of the most exciting musicians in NYC (including a mighty full horn section!), Yazbek will perform songs from his albums and shows- old, new, and upcoming.

Guesting this month is George Abud, whom Yazbek calls "The Band's Visit's secret-weapon." A wonderful actor/singer who is also a world-class instrumentalist on both violin and oud, George captivates Broadway audiences nightly in the role of Camal. You can see him take the spotlight and stretch his musical muscles with Yazbek's band.

Don't miss this chance to see the composer/lyricist of The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Band's Visit, Boardwalk Empire and the haunting Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego Theme strut his piano-banging stuff. Join David Yazbek and special guest George Abud for a celebratory evening of David's incredible body of work!

$50-$60 cover charge. $85 VIP Seating. $95 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


Skip Kennon and his fabulous group of theater performers & friends are excited to bring to Feinstein's/54 Below their celebration of Skip's theater & film songs. The evening will span from his work for Disney to his songs from musicals that have been produced from New York to California.

Directed by Evan Pappas, with Producer Julie Miller, We'll Do It Again features Skip at the piano, with his Broadway, theater, and film friends belting out an evening of Skip's songs, from Time and Again, Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame Part II, The Last Starfighter, Herringbone, Don Juan DeMarco, Plaisir d'Amour, Viva Max!, and Skip's work with collaborators ranging from Ellen Fitzhugh and Amanda Green, to Terrence McNally and Jack Viertel. We'll Do It Again is like a great playlist come to vibrant life for one wonderful evening of entertainment.

Featuring: Jenn Colella (Tony Award nominee for Come From Away, If/Then, High Fidelity), Savannah Frazier (Amazing Grace), Howard McGillin (Tony Award nominee for Anything Goes and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Phantom of the Opera), Jessica Molaskey (Sunday in the Park with George, Parade, The Who's Tommy), Cass Morgan (The Bridges of Madison County, Memphis, Ring of Fire), Nancy Opel (Tony Award nominee for Urinetown, Beautiful, Honeymoon in Vegas), William Parry (Groundhog Day, Road Show, Camelot), Charlie Pollock (Violet, 9 to 5, Urinetown), Leenya Rideout (War Horse, Company, Cabaret), Scott Robertson (Living on Love, Cabaret, Damn Yankees), Caesar Samayoa (Come From Away, Sister Act, Hot Feet), Maureen Silliman (I Remember Mama, Shenandoah, Blue Window), BD Wong (Tony Award winner for M. Butterfly, Pacific Overtures, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown).

$35-$45 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


Circle in the Square Theatre School presents the Musical Theatre Class of 2018. The renowned training program, now in its 57th year, brings its current graduates to the stage as they perform repertoire from the 2018 Industry Showcase. Circle in the Square boasts such alums as Idina Menzel (If/Then, Wicked, Rent), Trisha Jeffrey (Motown The Musical, Little Shop of Horrors), Michael Wartella (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wicked), and Christian Dante White (Hello, Dolly, Shuffle Along...). The evening, co-directed by Sara Louise Lazarus (2018 Bistro Award Winner/Circle in the Square Theatre School), Stephen Agosto (Paper Mill Playhouse/Rutgers University), and Joe Baker (Broadway's Footloose, The Life, Blood Brothers), the 75-minute presentation will feature classic and contemporary material from the Broadway canon.

The evening will feature Alli Kramer, Becca Brown, John David Chevalier, Julia Tarbox, Lorena Marin, Kelsey Hogan, Molly Williams, Robin Murray, Jordan Howell, Katie Puschel, Peter Corley, Elizah Hill, Melanie Gettler, Sara Lily, Megan Poulos, and Ashley Klimper.

$20 cover charge. $40 premium seating. 2 drink minimum or $20 food & beverage minimum.


Award-winning songwriters Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich celebrate their 25th year of romantic comedy writing with a one-night only, all-original show. Featuring a host of Broadway friends, the pre-Valentine's evening promises old favorites, new debuts, and sneak peeks at upcoming projects.

Featuring performances by Jessica Vosk (Wicked), Drew Gehling (Waitress), Anika Larsen (Beautiful), Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Julie Foldesi (Sunday in the Park with George), Jill Abramovitz (Fiddler on the Roof), Amanda Green (Hands on a Hardbody), and James Snyder (Rock of Ages, If/Then).

$35-$45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


What better way to celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics than with songs from the rock opera Tonya and Nancy? Based on the Tonya Harding/NANCY KERRIGAN Olympic skating scandal, Elizabeth Searle's and Michael Teoli's rock opera has drawn national and international media coverage, playing in Boston, Chicago, and LA, as well as enjoying a sold-out run at NYMF. Tony-nominated Broadway star Lauren Worsham (A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder) headlines as Nancy, alongside Ashley Spencer (Rock of Ages, Grease) as Tonya. Let the games begin.

The chorus of the Tonya & Nancy concert will includes four acclaimed alums of the NYMF production: Tatiana Lofton (Broadway at Birdland Concert Series, 2017), Heidi Friese (Matilda; Flashdance national tour), and Ryan MacConnell (From Here to Eternity at MA premiere, 2017). The show also welcomes star bass singer and actor Jason Pintar (The Happiest Millionaire; Joe's Pub; 2017).

$25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


On Valentine's Day, Broadway's favorite couples, and musical director Benjamin Rauhala, will celebrate Broadway romance, both on and off-stage. Featuring many of Broadway's most romantic songs, and heartfelt and hilarious stories from each couple, this concert makes for the perfect date-night, and is sure to make your Valentine's Day unforgettable! This is one concert no hopeless romantic should miss!

Featuring Broadway couples: Kevin Massey (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) and Kara Lindsay (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Austin Colby (Signature Theater's West Side Story) and Caroline Bowman (Wicked), Kyle Dean Massey (ABC's Nashville) and Taylor Frey (The View Upstairs), Tad Wilson (Rock of Ages) and Jessica Phillips (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Robert Lenzi (South Pacific) and Krystina Alabado (The Mad Ones), Christopher Rice (The Book of Mormon) and Clay Thomson (Matilda), F. Michael Haynie (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Ephie Aardema (The Bridges of Madison County), RJ Valliancourt (Diaspora) and Sara Kapner (Goodspeed Opera House's Rags), Marc Phaneuf (Cats) and Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf (The Bridges of Madison County), Chris Meissner (FOX's Grease: Live) and Kathereyne Penny (Frozen - Live at the Hyperion), Josh Daniel (The Book of Mormon) and Patrick Sulken (Kinky Boots), Marie Eife (Full House! The Musical!) and Kelly Thomas (Legally Blonde Asia Tour), David Ingber (Fantasy Football: The Musical?) and Emily McNamara (Gettin' The Band Back Together).

$35-$45 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


It's been 5 years since Trapper Felides and Badiene Magaziner shared a stage on Oxygen's reality show, The Next Big Thing: NY. With clients working on Broadway, TV, film, and the recording industry, "Trappy" has been hailed by the New York Post as "the go to voice coach for pint-sized triple threats," and "Bay" ripped up the international opera world until landing back in NYC on the faculty of her alma mater, Juilliard. The two met 13 years ago at a fundraiser event that Trapper was producing for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They shared an immediate bond over the cause, as Badiene had lost her son Erik to leukemia in 1993. When Erik was asked by the foundation for his wish, he said, "My wish is that all the rock stars come together and sing a song to make the world aware of the need for donors and to find a cure. No kid should die waiting for a donor."

Years later it's time to bring back Erik Emanuel Boelkow's memory with a concert in his honor. It's been over 20 years since the last Erik's Wish Concert, and we invite you all to come share in an evening with the finest of Trapper and Badiene's fabulous roster of clients.

Performers to be announced!

$45-$55 cover charge. $85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Savion Glover & Leonardo Suarez Paz: TANGO, TAP, AND FIRE, FEBRUARY 15 AT 9:30PM:

Tony Award-winning dancer, choreographer, and director Savion Glover (Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk, Shuffle Along) and Grammy Award-nominated, multi-talented tanguero Leonardo Suarez Paz (Forever Tango, Tango Argentino) bring years of friendship and collaboration to the stage of Feinstein's/54 Below, with the best in tango and tap from Broadway and beyond. Savion's "young and funk" style and Suarez Paz's "daring and new" sound is a tour de force when combined with Latin Grammy Award nominated Cuartetango string quartet, bandoneon, tango dance, and song that is sure to inspire passion and fire.

Featuring: Hector Omar Falcon (violin), Ron Lawrence (viola), Danny Miller (cello), Rodolfo Zanetti (bandoneon), Olga Suarez Paz (tango dance).

$50-$60 cover charge. $75 VIP Seating. $95 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Lorna Luft, FEBRUARY 16 & 17 AT 7:00PM:

Lorna Luft returns to Feinstein's/54 Below, in a show packed with popular selections from the all-American songbook and more!

Born to legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna Luft made her performing debut singing on The Judy Garland Show. Since then, she's had dozens of starring and guest-starring roles in film and television, ranging from Grease 2 and Where the Boys Are '84 to the series Murder She Wrote and Sean Saves the World. Lorna was co-executive producer of Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, the Emmy Award-winning miniseries based on her best-selling memoir.

For the past several years, Lorna has starred in American and British productions of Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Her other theatrical credits include her Broadway debut in Promises, Promises; Off-Broadway's Snoopy and Extremities; the national tour of They're Playing Our Song; a British tour of Pack of Lies; and Gypsy, Grease, Guys and Dolls, Mame, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, among many others.

Lorna is also a gifted concert and cabaret artist, performing in the world's most prestigious venues, including The Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The London Palladium, and L'Olympia in Paris. Her highly acclaimed multi-media production, Songs My Mother Taught Me -The Judy Garland Songbook, melds some of the world's most familiar songs with personal memories. It won two Ovation Awards, and a CD based on the show was released by First Night Records.

$60-$70 cover charge. $95 VIP Seating. $110 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


This Scott Siegel Concert Event hit Feinstein's/54 Below like rolling thunder. Though the first show in this wildly popular series took place on a night a hurricane was supposed to close down New York City, it sold out anyway because this was the show that every musical theater-lover had been waiting for. After many more packed shows, we're going to do it again, with a brand new line-up of Broadway's Greatest Hits!

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! But at Feinstein's/54 Below, you will 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!

And who better to produce/direct/host this show than the creator of Town Hall's critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series, Scott Siegel, creator of more than 200 major concert events centered on Broadway music! The latest volumes of Broadway's Greatest Hits will be thrilling nights that you won't forget...

Featuring: Oakley Boycott (Bells Are Ringing),John Easterlin (4X Grammy Winner, The Phantom of the Opera), Marcus Lovett (Aspects of Love, Carousel, The Phantom of the Opera), Clara Regula (Broadway's Rising Stars at The Town Hall), and more stars soon to be announced!

$35-$65 cover charge. $75-$100 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


Christina Carminucci and Samara Seligsohn are bringing their original sell-out evening of tap dance and live jazz, On That Note, to Feinstein's/54 Below. Fresh and in-demand on the NYC tap scene, the two have brought their talent to iconic stages such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, BAM, the New Victory Theater, and Jacob's Pillow. With cutting-edge tap choreography and improvisation, On That Note proves that tap dance is stylish, powerful, and certainly alive. Featuring special guest vocalist Cara Dineen.

$15 cover charge. $35 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


After making a splash with 54 Sings Godspell and Music and Laughter with Nicole Lippey and Friends, A Work of Heart Productions is introducing their Mentorship Experience show!

Join us as young artists perform side by side with their mentors, who are professional NYC performers and teachers. Professional performers include Nicole Lippey, Angelo De Fazio, Lisa Russoniello, Melanie Beck, Hilary Maiberger, Laura Rondinella, and Kendyl Ito. The concert will be hosted by Matt Giroveanu (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Boardwalk Empire).

The promising non professional middle school and high school students in the show are musical theater rising stars in New Jersey and New York. After a 6 week intensive with their master teachers, these talented singers will perform on the Feinstein's/54 Below stage for the first time! Journey with us and experience Broadway's greatest hits through the decades, featuring songs from South Pacific, Wonderful Town, Chicago, Grease, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Book of Mormon, and more!

$30-$40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


In his premiere solo performance at Feinstein's/54 Below, New York theatre newcomer Peter LaPrade (Off-Broadway's The Lightning Thief) brings a healthy dose of blues and rock 'n' roll to Broadway's supper club. In this one-night-only concert, Little Boy Blue, Peter sings the songs that have shaped him, paying homage to those artists, and explores how growing up on Bruce Springsteen and Janis Joplin actually prepared him to sing showtunes. Guest artists to be announced.

$20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. 2 drink minimum or $20 food & beverage minimum.

BROADWAY LOVES Demi Lovato, FEBRUARY 18 AT 7:30PM & 9:30PM:

The Broadway Loves series makes its return to Feinstein's/54 Below on February 18th when over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices will celebrate Grammy nominee and multi-platinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato. The concerts will be musically directed and produced by Benjamin Rauhala.

Broadway Loves Demi Lovato will feature a set-list filled with iconic hits from Lovato's decade long recording career, including her latest smash "Sorry, Not Sorry," beloved hits like the emotional "Skyscraper," the edgy "Heart Attack," the steamy "Cool For The Summer," and a dozen more fan-favorites and chart-toppers from her catalog. The evening will also celebrate Lovato's latest album, Tell Me You Love Me, which has been setting the Broadway community ablaze with excitement since its release in September of 2017. This is one night no pop music fan should miss as Broadway's best celebrate one of the most ferocious vocalists and songwriters of our generation.

Demi Lovato will not be appearing at this concert.

Featuring: Krystina Alabado (American Psycho, The Mad Ones), Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal, American Psycho), Ariana DeBose (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Hamilton), Ben Fankhauser (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Newsies), Kathryn Gallagher (Spring Awakening), Ari Groover (Holler If Ya Hear Me, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Emma Hunton (The Mad Ones, Freaky Friday), Adam J. Levy (Broadway Loves Britney), Ashley Loren (NBC's 'This Is Us, Jekyll and Hyde), Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames At Sea), Daniel Quadrino (Wicked, Newsies), Ciara Renee (Pippin, CW's 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow'), Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls, Bring It On: The Musical), Nathan Salstone (Rags), Josh Tolle (Kinky Boots), Jessica Vosk (Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Wicked).

Final casting subject to change.

The band will include Justin Goldner on guitar, Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf on cello, Alexandra Eckhardt on bass, Shannon Ford on drums, and music director Benjamin Rauhala on keyboards, with Lacey Angerosa, Sean Doherty, Rachel Mackenzie, and Nicholas Olivieri on background vocals.

Broadway Loves Demi Lovato is the ninth concert in the Broadway Loves series, which previously celebrated the music of Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Sam Smith, the Spice Girls, and Mariah Carey.

$40-$50 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a 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 and has set a new standard for culinary excellence worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage.

In their description of the venue, The New York Times writes, "Feinstein's/54 Below has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat in the house. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs."

Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $5-$105. 54Below.com/Feinsteins


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