Maurice Hines To Host 40th Anniversary Concert Of EUBIE!
Maurice Hines, who starred in the original production of EUBIE!, the Tony-nominated musical from 1978 that celebrates the songs and stories of celebrated music titan Eubie Blake, will host the show's 40th-anniversary celebration at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
Artists scheduled to appear from the original production include Ethel Beatty Barnes (Dreamgirls), Leslie Dockery (Sophisticated Ladies), Lynnie Godfrey (No Place To Be Somebody), David Jackson (Grand Hotel), Mel Johnson Jr (The Lion King), Carol Maillard (Comin Uptown), Bernard J Marsh (Big Deal), Janet Powell (Jesus Christ Superstar), and Jeffrey V Thompson (Uptown...It's Hot!). They will be joined by LaDonna Burns (Follies) and Arbender Robinson (Shuffle Along).
Receiving three Tony Award nominations, including Best Original Score, EUBIE! opened at the Ambassador Theatre in 1978 and played over four hundred performances. The original production launched the careers of such artists as Gregory and Maurice Hines, Alaina Reed, and Marion Ramsey. The show was directed by Julianne Boyd.
EUBIE! features Blake's greatest songs including "Low Down Blues," "I'm Just Wild About Harry," "My Handyman Ain't Handy No More," " I'm Craving For That Kind Of Love," and so many more! The lyricists featured in EUBIE! include Mr. Blake, Noble Sissle, Andy Razaf, Johnny Brandon, F.E. Miller, and Jim Europe.
Schneider said, "The impact of Eubie Blake's music cannot be underlined enough. His compositions and structure are one of the pillars upon which the modern musical theatre is built. I am honored that we are allowed to bring back the works of Mr. Blake and with so many of the artists who had the honor of collaborating with him in 1978."
Tickets, starting at $30, are still available. In addition to the ticket price, there is food and beverage minimum of $25.00 54 SINGS EUBIE tickets can be purchased at 54below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551
MORE ABOUT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW
Michael Feinstein, one of the world's greatest 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 will present 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. In their description on 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. 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 $15-$105. www.54Below.com/Feinsteins