Melissa Manchester Takes the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Melissa Manchester in The Fellas on July 13-15, 2018. Let's hear it for the boys! More than 25 years after releasing her 1989 Tribute album that honored the great female singers who influenced her, Manchester turns the tables with The Fellas in a nod to the legendary male vocalists, including Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin, and the iconic songs they made famous.
The Grammy winning singer/songwriter celebrates the classics, both for their superb writing and for their masterful original performers, as she inventively reimagines "Chances Are" as a bossa nova, scats with ease on "Love Is Just Around The Corner" and honors the breadth of Sinatra's career with a nuanced "Night And Day."
Fans can expect to hear lush new arrangements by Peter Hume, Terry Wollman, Doug Walter and David Catalan in salutes to both the men and ladies of song, as well as several of Manchester's own classic hits.
Tickets start at $50 - $70 with a $25 food and beverage minimum. VIP and Premium seats available starting at $85 -$120. All seating is cabaret style and at the discretion of management. To purchase tickets, visit 54Below.com/MelissaManchester or call at 646-476-3551. Feinstein's/54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street, New York City.
MORE ABOUT Melissa Manchester
Like many of the legendary artists she salutes, Manchester's career is remarkable not only for its longevity and accomplishments, but for its versatility. Following her time as a Harlette backing Bette Midler, Manchester's tremendously successful solo career brought her critical and commercial acclaim. The "Midnight Blue" singer received her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance in 1979 for the Peter Allen/Carole Bayer Sager-penned "Don't Cry Out Loud," winning the Grammy in that category four years later for "You Should Hear How She Talks About You." The native New Yorker has also had her songs recorded by Barbra Streisand, Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, Kenny Loggins and many others.
Manchester was the first artist ever to have two Academy Award-nominated songs in the same year, "Through The Eyes Of Love" (theme from Ice Castles) and "I'll Never Say Goodbye" (theme from The Promise), and to perform them both on the Oscar telecast. She has written tunes for several other films including The Great Mouse Detective, Lady and the Tramp II, Dirty Girl, and Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls.
Manchester has appeared on both the large (For The Boys) and small (Blossom) screens, as well as the stage, and she co-created (with lyricist Sharon Vaughn and playwright Rupert Holmes) the musical theatre sensation Sweet Potato Queens, which premiered at TUTS in Houston in 2016.
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