Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup!
BROADWAY ACTS FOR WOMEN, May 1 AT 6:15PM:
A is For is back with an all new, one night only karaoke show. A night of dinner and music with the chance to bid on your favorite stars singing the karaoke hit of your choice. All proceeds benefit A is For in its mission to promote reproductive rights and end the stigma against abortion care.
Approximately 7.6 million dogs and cats enter shelters in the US every year. The Broadway community has always been a friend to man's best friend and now we continue to help raise money and awareness for these wonderful animals. Join performers from Broadway and beyond as they sing songs, share stories about the animals they love, and talk about the importance of animal rescue. Proceeds will go to Bideawee. Featuring Michael Biren (Billy Elliot), Carlyn Connolly (The Secret Garden), Missy Dowse (Gypsy, Smash), Elizabeth Earley (Something Rotten), Blair Goldberg (Kinky Boots), Victoria Huston-Elem (The Addams Family), Robert Anthony Jones (Finding Neverland), Mary Claire King (Catch Me if You Can), Billy Lewis Jr. (Glee, We Will Rock You), Ben Liebert (Wicked), Mike Millan (Piece of My Heart, Sister Act), Daniel Quadrino (Wicked, Newsies), and Brooke Shapiro (The Calico Buffalo). Music Direction by Adam Kaufman. $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Laura Michelle Kelly, MAY 2, 16 & 30 AT 7PM:
In a personal, revealing evening of song and stories, Broadway leading lady Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof) shares her journey of coming to New York City and making it her home. You'll hear some of her most favorite songs, ranging from musical theatre classics like "Don't Rain on My Parade", to current pop hits by artists such as Sara Bareilles. There will even be tunes from her favorite shows written by Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Sondheim, and Gary Barlow & Eliot Kennedy... who wrote her current Broadway venture, Finding Neverland. Laura Michelle Kelly invites you to experience her heart and a taste of what makes her feel at home. The evening will be helmed by the team behind Broadway Sings: Director Corey Mach and Musical Director Joshua Stephan Kartes. Featuring Dez Duron on May 2 and Jeremy Jordan on May 30. $50-$65 cover charge. $75-$80 VIP seating. $95-$100 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Seth Sikes SINGS Liza Minnelli, MAY 2 AT 9:30PM:
Seth Sikes returns with his tribute to Liza Minnelli in celebration of her seventieth birthday. After a year of performing his critically-acclaimed Judy Garland tribute at Feinstein's/54 Below, Sikes will take the stage again with his seven-piece band to celebrate Minnelli, singing many of the show-stopping standards for which she's known. The evening was co-conceived by Tony Winner Lisa Lambert and directed by Eric Gililland. Orchestrations are by Matt Aument. $30-$40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.54 CELEBRATES David Bowie, MAY 3 AT 7PM:
David Bowie was a magical chameleon: the original "Space Oddity," "Ziggy Stardust," and the "Man Who Fell to Earth." He was a singer, an actor, a trendsetter, and an icon. His passing left fans of all ages in shock and mourning. His legacy, however, lives on. Through all the ch-ch-changes of life his music will continue to pave the way for "Heroes" of all ages searching for "Modern Love." Now some of Broadway and cabaret's top talents come together to pay tribute to the man who taught them how to cope "Under Pressure" in the "Labyrinth" of life. Produced and directed by Scott Coulter. Featuring Amanda Green (High Fidelity, Hands on a Hard Body), The Skivvies, Farah Alvin (The Marvelous Wonderettes), Allison Guinn (On the Town, Hair), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera, Bedbugs!!!), Aaron David Gleason (The Vixens, The Midnight Radio), Greg Kamp (Harmony, Catch Me If You Can), Michael Wartella (Tuck Everlasting, Wicked), Jared Weiss (Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular), Lorinda Lisitza (Mother Courage), Blaine Krauss (The Lion King), Michael Holland (Hurricane), and Scott Coulter (Turn the Beat Around). $35-$45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.THE SKIVVIES, MAY 3 & 27 AT 9:30PM:
Back by popular demand! This "musically thrilling" undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. They will be joined by special guest stars who will strip down and rock out. Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection. The May 3 special guests include Max Crumm, Barrett Foa, Christopher Hanke, Roe Hartrampf, Alison Luff, Ellyn Marsh, Wesley Taylor, and Jessica Vosk. $35-$45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.David Yazbek, MAY 4 AT 7PM:
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, David Yazbek will perform songs from his albums and shows- old, new and upcoming. Expect a cool Special Guest or two as well. 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, Boardwalk Empire and the haunting Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego Theme strut his piano-banging stuff. Featuring special guest Patrick Wilson. $40-$50 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. TRAVIS MOSER: THE SONGS OF Rodgers & Hart, PART 2, MAY 4 AT 9:30PM:
Once again, Travis Moser explores the music, lyrics, and backstage lore of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, one of the most prolific and legendary songwriting teams in history. Featuring brand new arrangements and mash-ups of some of Rodgers and Hart's most famous songs with a modern twist, this show is sure to leave the audience with an even greater appreciation of this phenomenal duo. Travis is once again joined by special guest Samantha Shafer (Rocky - The Musical, West Side Story, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), singer Laura Fraenkel (The Jersey Follettes), and the Chez Joey Band, led by musical director Steven Silverstein. $25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Kara Lindsay, MAY 5 AT 7PM:
You've seen Kara Lindsay as a popular blonde witch and as an intrepid journalist, but now see her in her most personal role yet, as herself! Fresh off playing Glinda in Wicked and Katherine in Newsies, Kara returns to Feinstein's/54 Below by popular demand after 2 hit performances. Join her as she sings the songs that hold a special place in her heart, professionally and personally. Music Directed by Steven Malone. Directed by Matthew Scott. Produced by Shoshana Feinstein. $30-$40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.MICAELA LEON: CHANTEUSE INTERNATIONALE, MAY 5 AT 9:30PM:
In Weimar Confessions, Micaela Leon will celebrate the release of her debut album of Berlin cabaret songs at Feinstein's/54 Below with musical director Alex Rybeck on piano, directed by Lina Koutrakos. "A sophisticated night out" and "smart, sexy and spirited" testify The Scotsman and the Edinburgh Evening News. The 2007 New York Nightlife Award finalist and MAC Award nominee, who has garnered raves for her interpretations of German cabaret, takes you back to the smokey TingelTangel, the syncopated jazz, "Garboesque mystery" (Backstage), decadence and avant-garde glamour of Weimar Berlin. The show features songs by Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollaender, Mischa Spoliansky, Robert Stolz, and others. $25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Nathan Lee Graham: GOING GAGA FOR GERSHWIN!, MAY 6 AT 7PM:
Nathan Lee Graham (Zoolander, Zoolander 2, Hit The Wall) returns to Feinstein's/54 Below in his latest songbook show: "Going Gaga For Gershwin!" In this thrilling evening, Nathan will explore the prolific songwriters' catalogue like no other singer has! You may think you know Gershwin, but you have never heard NLG put his spin on it! From "Summertime" to "Foggy Day", from "They All Laughed" to "But Not For Me"... we will sail on a "Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York" until "Someone Watches Over Me"! But always know that "Our Love Is Here To Stay". Expect fabulous arrangements sung in exquisite attire! $30-$40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.54 SINGS BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS! VOLUME 5, MAY 7 AT 7PM:
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. 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. Produced, written, and hosted by Scott Siegel. Featuring Stephanie D'Aburzzo (Avenue Q), Laurel Harris (Wicked), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), Martin Vidnovic (Oklahoma! A Grand Night for Singing), and Lee Roy Reams (42nd Street). $40-$50 cover charge. $85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.POP FILTER PRESENTS...FAUXCHELLA!, MAY 7 AT 9:30PM:
"Smart, keenly observed, and hilarious parody of the affectations of various types of music stars, ranging from bubble gum pop to country to rock. If you enjoy music and laughter, see this." -Hy Bender, Best NYC Comedy
Pop Filter presents the inaugural performance of the music festival that features the hottest bands in the world, with special Broadway guest stars to be announced soon.
$20 cover charge. $40 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.A VERY BROADWAY MOTHER'S DAY, MAY 8 AT 7PM:
Moms. Where would we be without them? They are our first loves, our best friends, our fiercest defenders and our first singing partners. To celebrate Mother's Day Feinstein's/54 Below invites you to celebrate the greatest love of all. Back for a second year, this emotional evening will fill your heart and soul as leading ladies from the world of Broadway and cabaret share the stage with their children and their moms to sing about the glory of family, friendship and love. It'a Mother's Day celebration of moms. Featuring Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason and Aaron David Gleason with Stacey Bone-Gleason, Rachel Sklar and daughter Ruby, Lois Sage and Alexander Sage Oyen, John Bucchino, Allison Posner, Zina Goldrich and Rachel Stern, Jessica Hendy and Beckett Reiff, Kelli Rabke and Joseph Agresta, Maxine Linehan and Rebecca Koss, Jean Fox and Lauren Fox, Stacy Sullivan and Savannah Brown, Sally Ann Tumas Skoric and Gregory Skoric, and Jessica Boevers Bogart and Easton Bogart.
$35-$45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
BROADWAY DOES COUNTRY, MAY 8 AT 9:30PM:
Broadway Does Country takes the best of classic and contemporary Country Music and pairs them up with the best voices currently on Broadway. This annual event benefitting ASTEP, Artists Striving to End Poverty, is hosted by Broadway's Bret Shuford and features a real country band! You're gonna hear songs made famous by Patsy Cline, Reba, the Judds, Garth Brooks, Clint Black, the Dixie Chicks, Blake Shelton, and many others. Music Direction by Daniel Lincoln.
Broadway Swinger celebrates the classic songs that hit the American stage in the 1960s, a decade that started out buttoned-up but soon tossed aside all inhibitions. Broadway musicals paralleled America's shifting attitudes toward love and sex as Oliver! (1963) gave way to Sweet Charity (1966) and to Hair (1968). Benjamin Eakeley (She Loves Me, Cabaret) and his groovy band perform iconic songs from this fabulous era in a swingin' show that explores life, love and everything in between. $40-$50 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Joe Iconis & FAMILY, MAY 9 AT 9:30PM:
Musical theater writer and rabble rouser Joe Iconis brings his unique mash-up of showtune cabaret and rock and roll jamboree back to Feinstein's/54 Below. Join Joe and his merry band of musical theater punks as they roar their way through a set of Joe's incendiary songs. Expect classic tunes, new numbers, and works-in-progress. Spill a drink, make a friend, and spend an evening with a tribe of artists determined to bring along their traditional musical theater Family Values as they blaze into the future. Featuring special guest Betty Buckley. Featuring Liz Lark Brown, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Seth Eliser, Badia Farha, Alexandra Ferrara, Molly Hager, Dennis Michael Keefe, Rachel Lee, Lauren Marcus, Eric William Morris, Jeremy Morse, Krysta Rodriguez, Rob Rokicki, Mike Rosengarten, Lance Rubin, George Salazar, Brooke Shapiro, Jared Weiss, and Jason SweetTooth Williams. $40-$50 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Marilyn Maye, MAY 10-20 AT 7PM:
Marilyn Maye returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with a new show. Highlights will include some of the best musical moments of Marilyn's enduring career over the past decade, during which she reigned as Manhattan's Queen of Cabaret. Now 88, she will be reviving songs she's sung since the 50's and bringing you an evening filled with the best of Ms. Maye over the years. $65-$75 cover charge. $120-$125 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS: 7TH EDITION, MAY 10 AT 9:30PM:
Cutting-Edge Composers is a concert series that strives to create greater exposure for up-and-coming songwriters by providing them with venues, publicity, Broadway performers, and musicians to best showcase their material. Cutting-Edge Composers is directed and produced by Laura Pietropinto, co-produced by Allie Glickman, and features musical direction by Julie McBride and Benjamin Rauhala. Featuring composers include Jill Abramovitz and Brad Alexanderm Aaron Acurso, Eli Bolin (Found), Eric Dietz, Wesley King, Justin Levine, Paul Loesel and Scott Burkell, Kelly McIntyre, Alexander Sage Oyen, Zoe Sarnak, Jeff Thomson and Jeremy Desmon, and Zack Zadek. Featuring performances by Robert Ariza (Spring Awakening), Kerry Butler (Disaster!), Dan Gleason (Wicked), Ari Groover (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Arielle Jacobs (Wicked, In the Heights), Jess LeProtto (On The Town, Newsies), Allison Posner (Volleygirls), Daniel Quadrino (Wicked, Newsies), Michael Winther (Mamma Mia!, The Crucible), Josh Young (Amazing Grace, Jesus Christ Superstar) and more to be announced. $25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Howard McGillin, MAY 11 AT 7PM:
Feinstein's/54 Below is thrilled to welcome back Broadway's beloved leading man Howard McGillin, best known for his record breaking run as the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, a role he played longer than any actor in Broadway history. Marking his second solo performance at Feinstein's/54 Below, Howard will create an unforgettable evening of romance, beauty, and excitement with songs from Broadway and the American songbook. McGillin's other acclaimed leading roles on Broadway have included Gigi, She Loves Me, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Anything Goes. $35-$45 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Lance Horne AND Drew Brody WITH Beth Malone, MAY 11 AT 9:30PM:
There's something special about hearing a song in a composer's own voice, as it was originally written. Join two of musical theater's most exciting young composers, Lance Horne and Drew Brody, in an intimate, one night only concert where they will perform their own songs, discussing the stories behind the songs and the differences in their writing processes-Lance with his Juilliard training and Drew with his rock/folk background. Horne and Brody will also each debut a song never performed before, giving a sneak peek into shows they are currently working on, and will also perform a brand new song written together just for this show. Fun Home's Beth Malone will be a guest, performing a song from each of the composers. $25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Amy Jo Jackson, MAY 12 AT 9:30PM AND MAY 14 AT 11:30PM:
Amy Jo Jackson - actress, singer, and notable Tall Person - returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with an all-new act of all-male material. After years of regularly playing men, boys, and Germans, she figured she'd do a whole show full of her favorite material written by and for the sterner sex. This Amazonian chanteuse always brings the party, so get ready for a no-holds-barred night of rowdy kickassery. Music Direction by Brian Nash. Produced by Colin Waitt. $25-$35 cover charge. $50-$60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Nick Cearley IN ...AND THEN I WROTE A SONG ABOUT IT, MAY 13 AT 9:30PM:
Nick Cearley (The Skivvies, Pageant, All Shook Up, Buyer & Cellar) returns to New York to recreate his acclaimed performance as Randall Klausner, a perspiring actor-singer-songwriter-dancer-secretary searching for love and fame in the late '70s/early '80s, as well as the colorful characters he meets along the way. Set to the rhythm of the disco era and beyond, this earnest yet uproarious musical finds Randall in the moments before he goes on Tom Snyder's Tomorrow Show. His life rushes before him like a groovy flashback, from toiling in his father's sausage business to dating someone in "soda espionage." Randall transforms all of his professional and personal misadventures into memorable and quirky songs as he ventures on his rocky road to self-acceptance and an audition for A Chorus Line. Book by Eric H. Weinberger. Music by Daniel S. Acquisto. Lyrics by Sammy Buck. Directed by Igor Goldin. $30-$40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Emily Goglia, MAY 13 AT 11:30PM:
Emily Goglia is very excited to bring her show STAGES to 54 Below! After spending the last several months in Los Angeles, Emily returns to New York fresh off of performing in Fox's hit TV musical, GREASE LIVE!, getting a voice lesson from Christina Aguilera on the acclaimed MasterClass series, and starring as everybody's favorite bisexual performance artist in McCoy Rigby's production of RENT. Join Emily on her hilarious quest to re-calibrate her fractured psyche after being face-slammed by a hidden closet door - suddenly thrown open by her boyfriend! STAGES is a bittersweet journey through the five stages of a break-up, complete with song, dance... and a whole lot of coping mechanisms. $15 cover charge. $35 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.Maxine Linehan: A CONCERT TRIBUTE TO Petula Clark, MAY 14 AT 9:30PM:
Critics have been unanimous in their praise for Maxine Linehan. The New York Times called her "fiercely talented ... she takes favorites that you thought you knew and infuses them with an intensely personal point of view." This show exuberantly follows the course of Petula Clark's extraordinary career from her early, popular recordings in the 1940s, through her mega-stardom in the 1960s, to her award-winning performances in film and on Broadway right up to the 1990s. Maxine Linehan will premiere this evening at Feinstein's/54 Below, featuring such enduring top ten hits as "Don't Sleep in the Subway," "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love," "This is My Song," and of course, "Downtown." But Petula's major Broadway and West End career will also be explored, including some of Broadway's greatest hit songs from The Sound of Music, Blood Brothers, and Sunset Boulevard. Directed by Scott Siegel. Music Directed by Ryan Shirar. $30-$40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.REMEMBER ME: THE SONGS OF Edward Kleban, MAY 15 AT 7PM:
Edward Kleban's brilliant lyrics for the landmark musical A Chorus Line are part of musical theater history: "At The Ballet," "Nothing," "What I Did For Love," "One." But Kleban's career as a composer as well as a lyricist also included a dozen promising musicals that almost were...with close to a hundred interesting songs. Join us at Feinstein's/54 Below for an exploration of Kleban songs that range from hilariously funny to heart tugging to outrageous, all models of his impeccable craft. Expect a slew of Broadway performers including those who knew Ed and originated his work and new artists who grew up loving his songs. The evening will be curated by Linda Kline, co-writer of A Class Act, and by Director of Programming Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Directed by Sara Lazarus. Musical Direction by Beth Falcone. Associate Produced by Bill Young. Featuring Jeff Blumenkrantz, Donna Bullock, Ariana DeBose, Randy Graff, Jeff Harnar, Marcy Heisler, David Hibbard, Joe Iconis, Alix Korey, Baayork Lee, John-Michael Lyles, Charlotte Maltby, Richard Maltby Jr., Will Roland, David Shire, and more to be announced. $35-$45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.THE MUSIC OF BLAKE ALLEN, MAY 15 AT 9:30PM:
Join us at Feinstein's/54 Below for an evening of songs written by the talented emerging composer Blake Allen, drawn from his three musicals in development. Blake's autobiographical musical, The Shards of an Honor Code Junkie, recently had an AEA Staged Reading, and other works in progress include a twisted film musical, HOCKET, and a chamber musical, Boston|Nebraska, based on Willa Cather's short A Wagner Matinee. Featuring Ephie Aardema, Kim Blanck, Cree Carrico, Josh Daniel, Christine De Frece, Ross Lekites, Nathan Madden, Teal Wicks, Tim Young, and more to be announced. $25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.WE LOVE HER: A CELEBRATION OF Laura Benanti, MAY 16 AT 9:30PM:
Center On The Aisle (#COTA) presents "We Love Her," a celebration of one of Broadway's foremost -- and its funniest -- leading ladies, Tony winner Laura Benanti (currently starring in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of She Loves Me). Conceived and hosted by #COTA's editor-in-chief, and frequent guest on NBC Weekend Today in New York, Steve Schonberg, the night will feature a cast of Benanti's friends and fellow stars who will celebrate this incredible talent with songs and stories from her career (Into the Woods, Gypsy, The Wedding Singer, ABC's Nashville, and more) -- and of course, her most "favorited" Tweets. Featuring Laura Benanti, Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, The Last 5 Years), Michael Arden (Spring Awakening, FX's Anger Management), Seth Rudetsky (Disaster!, SiriusXM Host/Broadway Personality), Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar), Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof, Master Class), The Skivvies (Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley), Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), Eric Anderson (Waitress, Soul Doctor), Todd Almond (Writer, Musician and Performer), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women on the Verge..., Chicago), Jessica Rush (Gypsy, Jersey Boys), Sarah Saltzberg (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Don't Quit Your Night Job), and Kathy Searle (Baby Mama, My Man is a Loser!). $50-$60 cover charge. $70 VIP seating. $95 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.THE GRAND TOUR OF REAL COUNTRY MUSIC, MAY 17 AT 9:30PM:
Prepare for an electrifying evening as The Grand Tour takes you on a retrospective journey through the career of country music superstar George Jones, the 'Ol Possum himself-from the early Hank Williams-influenced Honky-Tonk recordings up through his "countrypolitan" era, including his chart-topping collaborations with fellow country music royalty, including "The Race Is On," "Why, Baby, Why?", "White Lightnin'," and, of course, the all-time number-one country hit, "He Stopped Loving Her Today." Drawing on his 30-plus years as an actor and singer, lead singer Larry Tobias, shares stories, reflections, and humor, accompanied by Chris Blisset (Music Director and Bass), Mike Rosengarten (Guitar), Mike Lunoe (Drums), and Andrew Ross Crowe (Fiddle and Keyboards). $25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.BROADWAY ORIGINALS!, MAY 20 AT 9:30PM:
An amazing array of theater stars will be assembled by producer/writer/host Scott Siegel with the express purpose of singing the songs that they performed in their original Broadway productions. Hear not only the great songs of Broadway, but hear them sung by the actors and actresses who made them famous in the first place. $35-$45 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Matthew Morrison, MAY 21-23 & 25 AT 7PM:
Emmy, Tony, and two-time Golden Globe nominated star of stage and screen Matthew Morrison will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for four very special performances. In this new concert, Morrison will perform classic renditions of standards and numbers from his past productions - including Hairspray, South Pacific, Finding Neverland, Glee, and more. $90-$120 cover charge. $140 VIP seating. $150-$175 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.MARIEANN MERINGOLO: THE SONGS OF ALAN & Marilyn Bergman, MAY 21 AT 9:30PM:
Award-winning recording artist and entertainer Marieann Meringolo brings her brand new show Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: The Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman to New York City for one-night-only. The theatrical concert will celebrate the 3-Time Academy Award winning songwriting team of Alan & Marilyn Bergman. Having written the lyrics for numerous television shows, films, and stage musicals, the Bergmans also wrote for some of the best artists of our time: Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Michael Jackson, Johnny Mathis, and most notably Barbra Streisand - who has recorded 64 of their songs. Songs include The Way We Were, How Do You Keep The Music Playing, Where Do You Start, Nice 'n' Easy, That Face, The Windmills of Your Mind, I'll Never Say Goodbye, It Might Be You, and many more. Directed by Will Nunziata. The band features Doyle Newmyer (Music Director/Pianist/Arranger), Boots Maleson (Bass), and Sipho Kunene (Drums). $30-$40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.DEBORAH BERENSON: THE LITTLE MERMAID SYNDROME, MAY 21 AT 11:30PM:
Your friends are getting married, making babies and buying property but all you want is a Disney princess costume and an ice cream cake. Where did it all go right/ wrong? While coming to terms with her life choices, Deborah Berenson tackles the big questions; like why ask a crab for dating advice? Where's my fairy godmother? And how old is Chip these days? Apparently Disney doesn't have all the answers. $15 cover charge. $35 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.Julia Mattison IS RUBY MANGER, MAY 22 AT 9:30PM:
Join fictional Broadway diva Ruby Manger as she makes her long-awaited return to the New York stage! Julia Mattison (Godspell) stars as Ms. Manger, an enigmatic Broadway and film legend, famous for such roles as Trudy the Blind Ghost in I See You, Not Really, But You Know What I Mean (Tony Award winner, Best Musical and Best Actress) and as Roberta in the film Inside Roberta (Sundance Film Festival rejected submission). Featuring Andrew Kober (She Loves Me) as Jean Dijon and Noel Carey as Randy Newman. Additional guest starts to be announced. Directed by Max Friedman. $25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.EXPOSURE IN CONCERT, MAY 23 AT 9:30PM:
Exposure, a finalist and winner from Chicago's FWD Theatre Project, follows a "discarded" female youth, who projects as a male and most specifically as James Dean, as she tries to navigate the treacherous homeless systems in Chicago. When she crosses paths with a disgruntled former star-photographer, she reignites his artistic imagination. He has visions of using her as his muse while desperately trying to recreate his earlier success. Ever present, the relentless spirit of James Dean shadows our homeless girl and becomes a force of comfort, friction and eventually salvation. Come hear the innovative and captivating score that has enamored audiences and stars alike. Music and Lyrics by Erik Della Penna. Musical Direction by Doug Peck (The Jungle Book, Porgy and Bess, Carousel, Guys and Dolls). Created and conceived by Cathy Nathan. Featuring Krystal Joy Brown, Chris Dwan, Tracy Jai Edwards, Jenn Gambatese, Jess Godwin, Clark Kinkade, Janelle McDermoth, Matthew Morrison, Matthew Saldivar, Paul Stovall, Angela Travino, LiLlias White, Virginia Woodruff, and David Yazbek. $40-$50 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
A WELL-STRUNG FLEET WEEK, MAY 24, 26 & 28 AT 9:30PM AND MAY 27 AT 7PM:
The all-male string quartet Well-Strung has been receiving rave reviews at Feinstein's/54 Below and all over the world, and now they bring their brand new show (details to come...) to the venue for FLEET WEEK! A New York City-based string quartet, the group derives their unique blend of vocals and strings by fusing classical music with the pop music of today. Members Edmund Bagnell (1st violin), Chris Marchant (2nd violin), Daniel Shevlin (cello), and Trevor Wadleigh (viola) spend their time making new music and touring internationally. The group was conceived by producer Mark Cortale and Chris Marchant. Well-Strung recently made their second appearance on The Today Show. Their new CD POPssical debuted at #8 on Billboard's Classical Crossover Chart and #9 on Billboard's Classical Chart this past fall.
After years of successful cabarets and concerts as individual artists, Dramatist Guild Fellows and Ars Nova Residents Brandon James Gwinn and EllaRose Chary are doing their first concert of their work as a team. The evening will feature selections from their immersive, electropop Vegas musical/dance party Cotton Candy and Cocaine, as well as world premieres of new material. Backed by a kick ass band, they will be joined by familiar faces from the Broadway and downtown communities. Directed by Sash Bischoff. $25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.WILL & Anthony Nunziata, MAY 26 AT 7PM:
Raw wit, emotional depth, and soaring tenor voices only skims the surface when describing Will and Anthony Nunziata's brand-new and critically-acclaimed two-man concert Oh, Brother! Experience a funny and heartwarming exploration of family, music and the unique relationship between twin brothers where DNA is the only thing identical about them. Enjoy Will and Anthony's captivating and memorable musical arrangements of popular songs from pop standards, classic rock, and showtunes to contemporary music, Motown and classical crossover. Oh, Brother! is performed with a three-piece band led by their musical director and arranger Tedd Firth on piano. $35-$45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, MAY 29 AT 7PM:
A celebrated New York event since 2010, the BroadwayWorld and Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features a rotating cast of some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only, delving into the musical world of Broadway's master composer. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond. $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.ARIELLE AND Adam Jacobs, MAY 29 AT 9:30PM:
He's the dazzling stage vet whose great looks and even greater pipes served him well leading the Broadway blockbusters Les Miserables, The Lion King, and now Aladdin. She's the charming little sister who followed him from California to Broadway, debuting as a touching Nina in the final company of In the Heights, then rolled around Oz as Nessarose in Wicked. Together, they're a stunning sibling act! In their debut duo-cabaret, Arielle and Adam Jacobs share stories about growing up on the west coast, discovering their passion for the arts, and battling each other's Nintendo skills. Complete with childhood photos, video, and never-before-heard stories of their resourceful disobedience, this evening will be an eclectic musical mix of Broadway, pop/rock, and blues/jazz tunes. $30-$40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.THE NEW YORK NIGHTINGALES SALUTE THE TROOPS!, MAY 30 AT 9:30PM:
The New York Nightingales take the stage in their vintage variety show, Salute the Troops, hosted by John R. Sheehan. These three dames will transport you back in time to the Stage Door Canteen with their swanky style, killer diller harmonies, and playful personalities. This Memorial Day join the Nightingales in remembrance as they pay tribute to the armed forces through song and dance the old fashioned way! Guest performances by Kyle Scatliffe (The Color Purple), John Kemp-Edwards (Jersey Boys), Stacy Lee Tilton (Brigadoon), Allyson Briggs, Jordan Fife Hunt, and the Nightingale Band (Yoonmi Choi, Derek Swink, Andy Warren, Tyler Luppi). Come cut a rug with Manhattan's finest jitterbugs! $30-$40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.NEW MUSICALS AT 54: FUNKED UP FAIRY TALES BY Kirsten Childs, MAY 31 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:
Funked Up Fairy Tales by Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Miracle Brothers) is a collection of delightfully twisted urban fairy tales for sophisticated children and grown-up kids. The show welcomes you to the world of teenage fairies with attitude. They wag their heads and suck their teeth as they turn things upside down to pass their Fairyland Academy exam. This wacky and fresh new musical has received workshops or development at NAMT, Barrington Stage, Sundance, and Manhattan Theatre Club. Directed by Jerry Dixon. Featuring Drew Aber, Felicia Finley, Demond Green, Ann Harada, Kenita Miller, and Rashidra Scott. $35-$45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage 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 $5-$105. For more, visit 54Below.com/Feinsteins.