New Date Announced For REVEREND JACKSON REGRETS AT Feinstein's 54 Below
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, Brian Charles Rooney joins the new musical Reverend Jackson Regrets on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 9:30pm. Brian Charles Rooney, critically acclaimed for his performances in Roundabout's Broadway production of The Three-Penny Opera smash off-Broadway hit Bedbugs and winner of the New York Music Festival award for outstanding actor for his portrayal of Lee/Miss Blanche in Miss Blanche Tells It All, will play Reverend Vernon Jackson (Just like the 7 Train subway stop) in the pre Off- Broadway concert presentation of Reverend Jackson Regrets, an exciting evening featuring the songs of this 2017 Midtown Musical Theatre Festival Best Production winner. In 2008, Reverend Vermon Jackon's Religious Broadcasting Network in Lynchburg Va. presented the "Gay No More Telethon for Reparative Therapy."
The goal: raise money to turn as many homosexuals straight as possible by the Rapture or the 2014 Winter Olympics, whichever comes first. But now he has seen the error of his ways. Reverend Jackson Regrets is a playful parody of the Jerry Lewis Telethon that offers the message in these harsh political time of acceptance and appreciation of our differences, because we're all we got!
Book and lyrics by Michael DiGaetano, veteran Hollywood television writer, producer and screenwriter. Music by Michael DiGaetano and Albin E. Konopka (Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder tour) Musical direction by Chris Littlefied.
New Musical! Reverend Jackson Regrets plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Wednesday, April 17 at 9:30pm. There is a $30 - $65 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
Michael DiGaetano, writer, producer, and series creator for NBC, Paramount, Universal, HBO, Columbia, Fox and Ron Howard. He has written screenplays for Disney, Universal, tri-star, and Warner Brothers including "Houseguest" starring Phil Hartman and Sinbad, and has been a script consultant for both Amblin Entertainment and Dreamworks. A proud member of the Lehman Engel BMI musical theatre lyricist and bookwriter workshop, DiGaetano has the Broadway-bound musicals "Miss Humanity" (at 54 Below Sept. 23) and "Rewind" as well as the play "Sorority Queen in a Mobile
Home" written with Kevin A. Mahoney, debuting Off-Broadway in 2020.
Konopka, a graduate of Juilliard and also a member of the Lehman-Engel BMI musical theatre workshop as a composer. He has enjoyed an international career as a pianist, producer, musical director, vocal, and dance arranger and orchestrator. Albin was most recently music director for 'Suites By Sondheim' in Bucharest and a new musical 'Lies My Father Told Me' in Montreal. He has music supervised or music directed over thirty international tours and has performed twice at the White House. He has toured with Liza Minelli throughout Europe, Australia, Japan and Canada, and has been in the pit for Broadway's Mamma Mia, Billy Elliot, and Wicked. He speaks speak five languages fluently and all of them are very useful ones.
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