Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week

By: Dec. 14, 2015
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This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

Andréa Burns, DECEMBER 14 AT 7PM:

Broadway's Andréa Burns (In the Heights, The Nance, and On Your Feet) presents a hilarious and moving evening that explores finding a state of grace at forty while reasserting that Latinas don't play. Weaving Broadway with pop culture, expect tunes by Sara Bareilles, Stephen Sondheim, Celia Cruz, Peter Gabriel, and more as Andréa teams up with Tony and Grammy Award-winning music director of Hamilton, Alex Lacamoire. $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


"A talented quartet of men who sing and play instruments - got its start in Provincetown and brilliantly fuses pop and classical music from Madonna to Beethoven." -The New York Times. The all-male string quartet Well-Strung has been receiving rave reviews at Feinstein's/54 Below and all over the world, from the House of Blues in New Orleans to the Leicester Square Theatre in London. A Well-Strung Christmas marks the debut of their brand new holiday show. The new show has been devised by Well-Strung, Mark Cortale and director Richard Jay-Alexander. Selections will be performed from the most beautiful and traditional melodies, such as "Silent Night" to irreverent "newly-observed" versions of things like "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" and the famous "Sleighride," to George Michael's "This Christmas" ... and everything in between. There will also be opportunities for the audience to participate and walk away from the evening's holiday celebration with some special moments they will remember and keep close to their hearts. You might even see a little snow! This SEASON is the FIRST SEASON for anyone to see A WELL-STRUNG CHRISTMAS. Well-Strung looks forward to seeing you for a NEW KIND OF CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION that we hope to make an annual tradition for you, your family and friends. $45-55 cover charge. $85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Darius de Haas, DECEMBER 15 AT 7PM:

Back by popular demand! Following his critically acclaimed performance last year at Feinstein's/54 Below, Darius de Haas invites you to Come A Little Closer again. For one night only, Darius shares the best of his personal Broadway, Jazz, and Pop/R&B songbook. From Strayhorn to Streisand, from Miles to Monk, from Annie Lennox to Leonard Bernstein, from The Wiz to Wicked, Darius celebrates his twenty-five years as a Broadway and concert/cabaret performer. Darius de Haas has been described as "electrically thrilling" in The New York Times, "a performer with an intensity and honesty that envelops and mesmerizes the listener" (Variety), and The Village Voice said, "When he sings, it's like the equivalent of silk ribbons being unfurled across the sky." He has sold out critically acclaimed concerts at Lincoln Center, enthralled audiences from Carnegie Hall to London's Royal Festival Hall as well as appeared on Broadway (Rent, Carousel, Dreamgirls). He will next be seen in Broadway's Shuffle Along. Featuring Tedd Firth on piano and George Farmer on bass. $30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


Feinstein's/54 Below presents an evening with Paul Williams, Lisa Howard, Cass Morgan, Steven Booth, Lesli Margherita, Kate Wetherhead, Robb Sapp, Daniel Torres, Stephen Bienskie, Kevin Covert, Leo Daignault, Kevin Zak, Jeff Hiller and Sheri Sanders as well as muppeteersTyler Bunch, Anney Ozar, David Stephens, Matthew Furtado, Kristin Feeney and James Silsonin Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas In Concert. The holiday concert features Paul Williams' songs from the musical Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas performed by the original cast. The evening is directed by Christopher Gattelli and produced by Timothy Allen McDonald with music direction byLarry Pressgrove. Produced in association with The Jim Henson Company, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (the musical) is based on the book Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas by Russell and Lillian Hoban and the all-muppet HBO special of the same name produced and directed by the late Jim Henson. The score features Williams' songs from the television feature as well as new pieces written for the theatrical adaptation. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas received its world-premiere at Goodspeed Opera House in 2008- marking the first time Goodspeed had created a show specifically for the holiday season- and performed for two seasons to sold-out audiences. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas features music and lyrics by Paul Williams and a book by Timothy Allen McDonald and Christopher Gattelli. As Christmas approaches in the world of Frogtown Hollow, Emmet Otter and his Ma can only dream of buying each other gifts. So when a Christmas Eve talent contest is announced, both secretly enter, hoping to win the prize money. In a heartwarming twist on "The Gift of the Magi," Emmet and Ma risk all they have and end up with the greatest grand prize of all. $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


Join a cast of Broadway favorites as they celebrate the music of the cult classic movie, Josie and the Pussycats. The concert will feature all the music from the soundtrack including the hit songs "3 Small Words," "Spin Around," and "Pretend to Be Nice." And of course no Josie and the Pussycat concert would be complete without a couple of songs by our favorite boyband, Du Jour. Starring: Krystina Alabado (American Idiot), Alex Boniello (Spring Awakening), Jenny Baker (Fiddler on the Roof), Virginia Cavaliere (In the Heights tour), Lauren Chapman (Kinky Boots), Kayla Foster (Spring Awakening national tour), Kathryn Gallagher (Spring Awakening), Sean Grandillo (Spring Awakening), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening), Mike Schwitter(Pippin), Kate Steinberg, Ali Stroker (Spring Awakening) and Alex Wyse (Spring Awakening). Produced by Shoshana Feinstein and Kathryn Gallagher. $20 cover charge. $40 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.

Daryl Glenn & JO Lynn Burks SING Robert Altman'S NASHVILLE, DECEMBER 16 & 17 AT 7PM:

"A parody of a parody made with love...light-hearted entertainment." - The New York Times. "There's a reason Daryl Glenn & Jo Lynn Burks Play and Sing Robert Altman's Nashville won the 2009 Bistro, MAC and New York Nightlife Awards: it's a damn good show. Backed by a kick-ass band, Glenn and Burks work their way through all the songs that appeared on the soundtrack of this classic Altman film, as well as a few that were in the movie but didn't make it onto the album. From Keith Carradine's 'I'm Easy' to Karen Black's 'Memphis' to the sublime Ronee Blakely's 'Tapedeck in His Tractor,' the easygoing Glenn and Burks create magic on stage. Both have terrific voices and they take a terrific idea and make it their own. Don't miss it!" -David Hurst, NEXT Magazine. Daryl Glenn & Jo Lynn Burks Sing Robert Altman's Nashville is the proud recipient of the New York cabaret "TRIPLE CROWN" (2009 Bistro, MAC and Nitelife Awards). The show features a full, authentic country band and faithfully recreates all of the songs from the soundtrack album of Robert Altman's 1975 cinematic masterpiece Nashville, including Keith Carradine's Academy Award winning song, "I'm Easy." Daryl Glenn is an award winning performer who has appeared on the stages of New York's finest and most famous cabaret venues including Don't Tell Mama, The Triad, Iridium Jazz Club, The Metropolitan Room, and Feinstein's at the Loews Regency Hotel in his own full-length productions. He has also appeared as a guest in shows at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe, The Galapagos Arts Center, The Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, and the fabulous new Feinstein's54 Below. Mr. Glenn (with his co-star Jo Lynn Burks) is best known for his "Triple Crown" (MAC, Bistro, and Nightllife awards) winning tribute to Robert Altman's classic 1975 film Nashville, which was Mr. Glenn's New York cabaret debut and the first ever to win all three coveted awards for a single show. Daryl presented a highly regarded tribute to Stephen Sondheim (Daryl Sings Steve: Songs By Sondheim) at Feinstein's to honor the year of Mr. Sondheim's 80th birthday in January of 2010. Mr. Glenn is currently recording his debut CD. Jo Lynn Burks now wears many hats as a musical director, orchestrator, singer, and pianist. As a keyboard player and singer, Jo Lynn Burks has toured with Gladys Knight, lead singers of the Temptations, Leslie Gore, Roger Daltrey of The Who, and many lesser-known but GREAT rock and country bands. On Broadway, she originated a principal role in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Other Broadway credits include Smokey Joe's Café, The Full Monty, All Shook Up,The Wedding Singer, The Color Purple, and Hairspray. Jo Lynn's national tours include Fame,Mamma Mia, Smokey Joe's Café, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, and as a singer/dancer for Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians. As a singer/pianist, Jo Lynn played a prestigious engagement in New York City at The Carlyle, as well as other notable nighteries such as the Waldorf-Astoria, The Plaza, The Ritz-Carlton, and Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans. She recently won three New York Awards: Nightlife Award, Backstage Magazine's Bistro Award, and the Manhattan Association of Cabaret Award for her and Daryl Glenn's show, Nashville (containing songs from the Robert Altman film of the same name). Executive Producer: Lisa Berger. $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


Join us for Lyra: A Dark Fairy Tale in concert: a dark reimagining of the original "Little Mermaid" story set in a Dust Bowl era circus. A new musical written by Ashley Griffin (Forever Deadward) andEvan Jay Newman (music director of the American Idiot National Tour) and created in conjunction with Cirque du Soleil artists, Lyra has quickly garnered an avid fan base. We promise it'll become your newest obsession. What could be better than everything you've ever wanted? Featuring Eddie Egan (Miss Saigon National Tour), Ashley Griffin (Forever Deadward), Shereen Hickman(Amaluna, Cirque du Soleil), Ryan Hunt (Mamma Mia! National Tour), Bonne Kramer (Mamma Mia!National Tour), Aspen Vincent (American Idiot), Ian Way (I Hate Tom Petty), Ryan Williams (Evil Dead: The Musical), and Michael Yeshion (Imaginocean). $25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


The Growing Studio's finest actors have been working with Joey Contreras and Joe Iconis on their repetoire. Come join Joe, Joey, and the TGS family for a culmination of songs picked by the composers specifically for these actors ranging from Broadway veterans to newbies in the business! Cast: Brooke Shapiro, Paige Brinskele, Bernard Holcomb, Jessie Fallow, Michael Lloret, Lea McKenna-Garcia, Katie Sarno, Malika Petty, Andrew Kotzen, Chloe Tucker, Stephanie Cousins, Stevi Incremona, Jordan De Leon, Lindsay Gallagher and Katie Sexton. $15 cover charge. $30 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks.


Dubbed "Broadway's Beethoven" by John Znidarsic of the acclaimed Broadway's Future concerts and the creator/subject of the award-winning Incredibly Deaf Musical seen at the Duke on 42nd Street, this unique songwriter has been creating and debuting new holiday music every year since his teens-including the last 7 years at the Broadway's Future Holiday Songbook at Lincoln Center. This year Jay Alan Zimmerman hops on the Feinstein's/54 Below piano to reveal the best of his Naughty & Nice Holiday Songbook - a heartfelt and hilarious collection crafted over more than twenty Decembers with each song originally composed for a different vocalist, including Kevin Massey(Gentleman's Guide, Memphis), Kara Lindsay (Wicked, Newsies), Matt Lutz (Bonnie & Clyde),Kelly Ellenwood (Phantom of the Opera), and jazz singer Gabrielle Stravelli. During this special one-night event, he will not only bring back Songbook favorites Casey Erin Clark, Tiffan Borelli,Tony Ramos and bassist Ritt Henn to reprise their Lincoln Center performances, but will also introduce New York to the remarkable deaf jazz vocalist Mandy Harvey, recently featured on NBC News. MS. Harvey, like Mr. Zimmerman, has become profoundly deaf-yet sings pitch perfect using muscle memory and a visual tuner. With Mr. Zimmerman at the piano, they'll unveil his newest holiday song, "Time To Find Home" while making the show accessible to people with hearing loss through live wireless captions by Globetitles. Joined by special guests yet to be announced, the cast will cover a diverse collection ranging from twists on the traditional ("Carol Loves The Bells"), to the touching ("Whispering To Me"), the comical ("Happy Jolly Merry Headache"), and the completely irreverent ("Holiday Zombie"). A special commemorative printing of the Naughty & Nice Holiday Songbook will be available for purchase and cast autographs, so that the audience can create keepsakes and share these funky & festive songs with their own family & friends. $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


A New York City Twisted Holiday Tradition - now in its eighth year! Joe Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks are proud to bring their insane celebration of all things red and green to Feinstein's/54 Below! Directed by John Simpkins and produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, this wild yuletide explosion is part rock concert, part theater piece, and part theme park attraction come to life. Featuring brand new holiday songs, old favorites, a huge cast of musical theater all-stars, tiny elves, enormous reindeer, an inebriated Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and more whiskey-fueled shenanigans than you can shake a candy cane at, it promises to be the hap-hap-happiest holiday hoedown ever seen on stage. The show will feature special guest star Annie Golden, as well as family members Dos Allen, Nick Blaemire, Ally Bonino, Liz Lark Brown, Gerard Canonic, Sarah Cetrulo, Harrison Chad, Bill Coyne, Ixchel Cuellar, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Seth Eliser, Badia Farha, Alexandra Ferrara, Danielle Gimbal, Josh Greenblatt, Molly Hager, Kate Johnson, Ian Kagey, Dennis Michael Keefe, Jessica Kent, Jane Kivnick, Rachel Lee (Fri at 11pm, Sat at 7 and 11 only),Johnny Link, Lorinda Lisitza, Alyse Alan Louis, Lauren Marcus, Julia Mattison, Eric William Morris, Jeremy Morse, Ray Munoz, Kevin Michael Murphy, James Penca, Rob Rokicki, Will Roland, Charlie Rosen, Mike Rosengarten, Lance Rubin (Fri at 7pm and 11, Sat at 7 only),Sammi Sadicario, George Salazar, Katie Schorr (7pm performances only), Philip Jackson Smith, Richard Spitaletta, Jordan Stanley, Rachel Sussman, Brandon Uranowitz (Sat at 11pm only), Jared Weiss, Jason SweetTooth Williams (11pm performances only), and Ross Wolkenbrod. Choreography is by Jennifer Werner, with costumes by Michelle Eden Humphrey. Max Friedman is assistant director and E. Sara Barnes is stage manager. Iconis has penned the musicals Be More Chill (Two River Theater, cast recording by Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records), the Drama Desk Award nominated Bloodsong of Love, The Black Suits, ReWrite and The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks, as well as the theatrical concert Things to Ruin (cast recording now available on Ghostlight Records). His songs were featured on Season 2 of NBC's "Smash" and he is currently working on a commission for La Jolla Playhouse and several other new musicals. $25-45 cover charge. $65-80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Michael Feinstein, DECEMBER 20 AT 7PM:

Come celebrate a true miracle on 54th Street this holiday season! Michael Feinstein, the acclaimed Emmy and Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling entertainer proudly welcomes everyone to the newly-renamed Feinstein's/54 Below for his annual holiday engagement. The New York Times hailed Michael's show "as much a Christmas season ritual as catching The Rockettes at Radio Music Hall or visiting the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree." His swinging new show will be filled with timeless standards and holiday classics along with an all-star jazz band. $95-105 cover charge. $150 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Norm Lewis, DECEMBER 20 AT 9:30PM:

A Holiday Performance and Party You Won't Wanna Miss! Norm Lewis makes his 54 BELOW debut with a holiday party you won't want to miss. Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas is an all-new show that will help you ring in the holidays and remind you why he is one of Broadway's greatest singers and most sought-after leading men. Norm and his swingin' band put a mark on holiday classics, sing some of the songs he is famous for, and surprise you with some you would never expect to hear him sing. Norm said to us, "To be in the heart of Manhattan at this time of year and share the holidays with an audience is something I've always dreamed of doing. It's like having your own TV Christmas Special...Only LIVE! I am really looking forward to it and we've already started rehearsing ...so I'm ready for some surprises. I also plan on inviting some SPECIAL GUESTS to join me for each of the nights." Last May, Norm Lewis made history as The Phantom of the Opera's first African-American Phantom on Broadway. Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. Musical direction by Joseph Joubert.$70-80 cover charge. $135 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.


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