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Maria-Christina Oliveras, Brennan Caldwell, Betsy Struxness And More Will Sing SONGS FOR THE DEAD: THE SONGS OF MATTHEW MCCOLLUM at Feinstein's/54 Below

Maria-Christina Oliveras, Brennan Caldwell, Betsy Struxness And More Will Sing SONGS FOR THE DEAD: THE SONGS OF MATTHEW MCCOLLUM at Feinstein's/54 Below

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present SONGS FOR THE DEAD: THE SONGS OF Matthew McCollum Monday 10/23 at 9:30pm. The cast will feature Maria-Christina Oliveras (Amelie, Pretty Filthy) and Brennan Caldwell (Baghdaddy, Money Talks) and Betsy Struxness (Hamilton, Shakespeare in Love), among others.

Composer/lyricist and performer Matthew McCollum makes his Feinstein's/54 Below debut with an evening of ghost stories, both whispered and screamed. An evening in three parts (Songs For The Dead, Songs From The Dead, and The Little Deaths), you'll travel from the forgotten backwoods of Appalachia, to the glamour of 1940s Hollywood, to a Route 66 jamboree, to that undiscovered country itself, from whose bourn you'll get to return. Matthew won't promise a happy ending, but he guarantees an unparalleled group of performers, a total absence of jump scares, and a new collection of soulful, haunting melodies. Come raise a glass as they usher in the Halloween season with dirge, ballad, and revelry.

The full cast of SONGS FOR THE DEAD will feature Oliveras, Caldwell, Struxness, Mallory Baysek (The Lightning Thief), Kate Berman (Blueprint Specials), Alex Chester (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Jonathan Hooks (Marley, The Killer), Emily Jenda (The Book of Mormon, The Bodyguard) and Carly Zien (Nightcap, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel").

The evening is directed by Jen Wineman (My Heart is in the East), features music direction by Mike Rosengarten (The Playbillies), and is produced by Dana M. Lerner (Indecent).

SONGS FOR THE DEAD: THE SONGS OF Matthew McCollum will play Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Monday, October 23rd. Tickets start at $25 and there is a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Matthew McCollum is a composer and performer whose music has been featured by the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Yale School of Drama. His musical, The Ballad of Brightwater, garnered acclaim at the ASCAP Dreamworks Musical Theatre Workshop, where it played for a sold out crowd in Los Angeles this February. Acting credits include "Masters of Sex" and "Judging Amy", and he has been seen on stage performing at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Group, 59E59, and the Yale School of Drama, where he received his MFA. For more information, visit www.matthew-mccollum.com. @MusicbyMcCollum

Jen Wineman is a director/choreographer based in Brooklyn. Her work has been seen at theaters in New York and across the country. New York credits include: My Heart is in the East (La Mama); Fable (NYMF), The King's Whore (Walkerspace); F#%king Up Everything (Elektra Theater); Estrella Cruz [The Junkyard Queen] (Ars Nova). Touring Productions: Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Asolo Repertory Theatre). Regional: Shakespeare in Love (Virginia Rep); Into the West (Tantrum Theater); Baskerville (Dorset Theatre Festival); The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Asolo Rep) Sweeney Todd (Playmakers Rep); The 39 Steps, Shipwrecked (Triad Stage); The Hunchback of Seville (Washington Ensemble Theatre); the world premiere of Bubble Boy (American Theater Group); Aloha Say the Pretty Girls (Theatre Vertigo). Jen is a co-founder and the former co-artistic director of Studio 42, a New York City-based company that from 2001-2015, produced "unproducible" plays by emerging playwrights. Education/Training: B.A. Vassar College, M.F.A. Yale School of Drama. www.jenwineman.com.

Mike Rosengarten is proud to be a part of "Songs for the Dead!" He is the true definition of a gentleman; Mike knows how to play the accordion, but chooses not to. Mike has performed in over 80 plays and musicals as either a musician, musical director, or actor. He has played both on Broadway and off, has been on national and international tours and regional stages across the country. He also plays regularly with several bands, including the Broadway/Bluegrass sensation "The Playbillies," find them on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @theplaybillies. A NY native, Mike currently lives in Manhattan with his wife, Jen, and their shih-tzu, Oscar.
www.mikerosengarten.com

MORE ABOUT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW

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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