McArdle, Fuller, Leavel, Eikenberry and More to Sing UNSUNG STROUSE at 54 Below
Feinstein's/54 Below will proudly present an evening of songs by one of America's most celebrated composers, Charles Strouse, on Sunday, May 13th at 7:00pm. The one-night-only concert will salute the three-time Tony Award-winner with some of his best trunk songs, featuring material cut from some of his hit musicals, as well as songs that have never found their way to the stage.The legendary composer Charles Strouse, celebrating his 90th birthday year, is one of America's most acclaimed musical theater composers. A three-time Tony Award-winner, Strouse's music has touched the life of almost every American in the last half century. From the classic "Once Upon a Time" to the rocking score of Bye, Bye, Birdie (Tony Award), his celebrated songs are an essential part of the American songbook. Strouse's Broadway musicals also include Applause (Tony Award), Annie (Tony Award), Golden Boy (Tony nomination), Nick and Nora, It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's Superman (Tony nomination), Rags, and more. Strouse's song "Those Were the Days," one of the most popular television themes of all time, launched over 200 episodes of "All in the Family", memorably featuring Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton singing the song from behind their spinet. The Three-time Tony-winner will be on hand to meet fans and sign copies of his memoir, Put On A Happy Face, following the performance. Part of a year-long celebration of composer Charles Strouse's 90th birthday, this special event gives audiences the rare opportunity to hear this enchanting score.
The starry ensemble is led by Broadway's original Eve Harrington, Penny Fuller (Applause, A New Brain, Sunday In The Park With George), and will feature performances from David Cryer (1776, Evita, Phantom of the Opera), Britt Cryer (The Desert Song, Shelter), Golden Globe Award-winner Jill Eikenberry (L.A. Law, Enter Laughing), Alan H. Green (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Play On, Sister Act), Adam Heller (Rags, A Letter To Harvey Milk, It Should Been You), Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel (Minsky's, Bandstand, The Drowsy Chaperone), Helen Hayes Award-winner Patti Mariano (The Music Man, 42nd Street, The Full Monty, I Had a Ball, George M!), Samantha Massell (Rags, Fiddler On The Roof), Liz McCartney (Taboo, Annie, Sunday In The Park With George), Lori Brown Mirabal (Show Boat, Bubblin' Brown Sugar), Alexa Shae Niziak (A Christmas Story, Matilda), Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen), Carly Sakolove (Newsical) and Lucas Schultz (Mary Poppins, A Christmas Story). Also appearing in the concert are Eugenia Copeland, Thomas Dieter, Julia DeSimone, Kimberly Faye Greenberg (One Night With Fanny Brice), Steven Carl McCasland, Keira Moynahan and Megan Moynahan. Complete casting will be announced shortly.
The evening is presented by the team behind the popular Second Act Series who brought Onward Victoria, Charlie and Algernon, 70, Girls, 70, Nick & Nora, Shelter starring Jon Cryer, Charlotte Sweet, Bring Back Birdie, Henry, Sweet Henry, Eating Raoul and more back to New York's cabaret stages with Musical Direction by James Horan and Direction by Steven Carl McCasland.
Tickets for the one-night-only concert are available at: https://54below.com/events/unsung-strouse-the-greatest-charles-strouse-songs-youve-never-heard-with-jon-cryer-beth-leavel-will-roland-and-more/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. 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. 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