Lorna Luft, Peter LaPrade, Ann Hampton Callaway, And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
Next 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.
THE ME NOBODY KNOWS: IN CONCERT, OCTOBER 22 AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
Light Sings all over the world - and at Feinstein's/54 Below, in a joyful concert event featuring the songs of The Me Nobody Knows!
The score from the beloved Obie and Drama Desk-winning, Tony-nominated show will be celebrated in what's sure to be an unforgettable evening. The concert, starring some of Broadway's brightest and best, will be directed by Laura Pietropinto, with production supervision by The Me's composer Gary William Friedman, and original choreographer, Patricia Birch.
The concert will include hit songs such as "Dream Babies," "This World," "How I Feel," and "The Tree"!
The Me Nobody Knows is a musical with music by Gary William Friedman and lyrics by Will Holt. The adaptation by director Robert H. Livingston and additional lyricist Herb Schapiro was inspired by the anthologized writings of nearly 200 New York City students, aged 7 through 18. Stephen M. Joseph, a teacher, edited the collection, which was first published in 1969. The show explores the world of children in low-income neighborhoods. It opened off-Broadway in 1970 and played 208 performances, winning Obie and Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical. It then transferred to Broadway where it played a total of 378 more performances, and received five 1971 Tony nominations.
The Me Nobody Knows spawned pop and R&B hits with "This World," and "Light Sings," by The Staple Singers and The Fifth Dimension. The musical has been performed throughout the world in cities including Tel Aviv, London, Paris, and Hamburg. The Me continues to receive steady praise for the triumph of the human spirit that the show inspires.
A one-night-only concert event not to be missed!
Featuring: Emerson Davis (Once On This Island), Ashley de la Rosa (Mean Girls), Sean Green, Jr. (Hamilton), Zach Kessel, Simon Longnight, Walter Russell III, Analise Scarpaci (Matilda), Shuyan Yang, and Daniel Yearwood (Once On This Island).
Production Consultant: Patricia Birch (Parade, Grease)
Music Consultant: Bryan Perri (Wicked)
Directed by Laura Pietropinto
Music Director: Deniz Cordell
$35-$60 cover charge. $75-$90 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
Lorna Luft: TO "L" AND BACK, OCTOBER 23 - 25 AT 7:00PM
Lorna Luft returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with her new show, To "L" and Back! To "L" and Back is a thematic concert about paying it forward and saying thank you. Thank you to Feinstein's/54 Below for having her during the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thank you to friends (some of which will be guest stars of the show) who have been with her through the ups and downs. Thank you to her fans that been journeying right alongside her. Come celebrate life as only Lorna can this October!
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 has had dozens of starring and guest-starring roles on 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, the 5 time Emmy award-winning miniseries based on her best-selling memoir, Me and My Shadows.
For the past several years, Lorna has been starring 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 one of the world's most familiar songbooks 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. $90 VIP seating. $115 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
54 SINGS BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS!, OCTOBER 23 AT 9:30PM
Previous volumes of this Scott Siegel concert event hit Feinstein's/54 Below like lightning! This was the show that every musical theater-lover had been waiting for... and now we're going to do it again, with a brand new lineup of Broadway's Greatest Hit Songs of All Time!
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! Broadway's Greatest Hit Songs of All Time will be a thrilling night that you won't forget...
Featured on October 23: John Easterlin ( 4X Grammy Winner, Phantom of the Opera), Adam Feldman (Time Out NY Critic), Joshua Israel (Annie, Mary Poppins), Emily Janes (Broadway's Rising Stars), William Michals (Lincoln Center's Production of South Pacific), Kelsey Smith (Broadway's Rising Stars at Town Hall, Spring Awakening), and Michael Winther (Drama Desk Nominee).
Cast is subject to change.
$40-$50 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
Peter LaPrade: LITTLE BOY BLUE, OCTOBER 24 AT 9:30PM
Peter LaPrade (This Ain't No Disco at The Atlantic Theater Company, The Lightning Thief) returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with his concert, Little Boy Blue, after his solo debut earlier this year. The New York theatre newcomer brings a healthy dose of blues and rock & roll to Broadway's supper club in this one-night-only concert. Singing songs that shaped him, paying homage to those artists, and exploring how growing up on Bruce Springsteen and Janis Joplin may have actually prepared him to sing showtunes, Peter LaPrade provides a candid evening of musical honesty and wit that will leave you inspired.
Featuring musical direction by Dan Mertzlufft.
$25-$35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
Ann Hampton Callaway: DIVA POWER, OCTOBER 26 AT 7:00PM
Ann Hampton Callaway presents a soaring celebration of the legendary ladies who helped shape the soundtrack of our lives- Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Anita O'Day, Edith Piaf, Etta James, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell. In this rare intimate setting, with just Ann and a piano, Callaway's one woman show takes a personal look at the iconic women who were trailblazers in music and whose careers, voices and songs helped to shape Callaway's artistry. Selections include "Over the Rainbow," "People," "How High the Moon," "Tenderly," "La Vie En Rose," "The Folks Who Live On the Hill," and "A Case of You."
$50-$60 cover charge. $85 VIP seating. $100 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: THE CONCERT, OCTOBER 26 & OCTOBER 31 AT 9:30PM
Kick off your holiday season with the best is-it-a-Christmas-story-is-it-a-Halloween-story of our time, The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Concert! Starring Heath Saunders (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) as Jack, and Natalie Walker (Puffs: Or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, Twitter) as Sally, the evening will feature Danny Elfman's iconic score performed by several of your Broadway faves, plenty of mischief, and maybe some treats if you're nice. Join us as we kidnap the Sandy Claws, sing about boys who may-or-may-not like us, and bring joyful terror to the world!
Featuring: Heath Saunders (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812) as Jack, Natalie Walker (Puffs) as Sally, Ashley C. Ford (112BK) as the Narrator and Mayor of Halloween Town, Taylor Iman Jones (Head Over Heels, Groundhog Day) as Oogie Boogie, Ayo Edeberi (The Rundown) as Dr. Finkelstein (10/31 and 12/13 performances only), Kristin Stokes (The Lightning Thief) as Dr. Finkelstein (10/26 performance only), Ximone Rose (Once On This Island) as Santa,