Phillipa Soo, Tamara Tunie & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
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.
PHILLIPA SOO, OCTOBER 19 AT 7PM & OCTOBER 22 AT 11:30PM:
Phillipa Soo, leading lady of the hit musical Hamilton, makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut! Before her star turn in Hamilton, for which she won the 2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical, Phillipa appeared off-Broadway as Natasha in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Trust us, you'll want to be in the room where this happens. Musical Direction by Or Matias. $40-50 cover charge. $70-80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
THE JULIE JAMES SHOW, OCTOBER 19 AT 9:30PM:
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! It's the final encore of The Julie James Show starring SiriusXM Radio Program Director and celebrity host Julie James (Broadway Names with Julie James). Julie spills the showbiz beans with snappy stories and original songs sure to dazzle any musical theatre lover. A fast-paced romp of a variety show with hilarious new songs, long-lost Broadway gems, and an impromptu visit with celebrities in the audience, the show is a delight for Broadway fans and pop culture geeks alike. With new songs by long-time collaborator Aaron Hagan, Julie rolls back the radio curtain on what it takes to run the only 24/7 Broadway radio station in the world while juggling jingles for Howard Stern, working the Red Carpet at the Tonys, and recording chatfests with all her theatre heroes back at the SiriusXM studios. It's a classic evening of favorite tunes with an unconventional style and surprising twists as Julie comes out to the world as the songstress, storyteller, and comedienne she truly is. After all, it's The Julie James Show! $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
JARROD SPECTOR AND KELLI BARRETT, OCTOBER 20-23 AT 7PM:
Newly-married Broadway veterans Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett are often asked "what's it like to be married to a fellow artist?" Bringing to life the greatest songs birthed from the greatest marriages, the two attempt to answer the question. From Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil and Alan & Marilyn Bergman to Sonny & Cher to Beyonce & Jay-Z, the themes of love, heartbreak, triumph, and despair infuse not only these incredible songs but also the storied partnerships themselves. The night celebrates marriage as the powerful force behind this timeless music and tackles the difficult questions behind keeping it all together. Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector originated the role of Barry Mann in Beautiful. About his Feinstein's/54 Below debut, The New York Times wrote: "Witty, energetic and infused with a jolt of passion!" Jarrod is also known for his vocal prowess in the role of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, which he played on Broadway. Kelli Barrett recently originated the leading role of Lara in Broadway's Doctor Zhivago. She has also appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Baby It's You!, and The Royal Family. $45-55 cover charge. $90-95 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
GABRIELLE STRAVELLI, OCTOBER 20 AT 9:30PM:
"A remarkable voice... a confidence and playfulness that recalled Ella Fitzgerald in her prime..." - The New York Times. "Outstanding...already one of the best around." - The Wall Street Journal.Internationally acclaimed pop/jazz vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli comes to Feinstein's/54 Below with a brand new show! Ms. Stravelli combines the soulful sensitivity of a vintage song stylist with a distinctly modern sensibility. Known for an intimate and unguarded connection with her audiences, Stravelli has gained a loyal following through tours with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, appearances at the 92nd St Y and at 54 Below in Sondheim Unplugged, 54 Sings Joni Mitchell, and 54 Sings Billy Joel. Gabrielle Stravelli's enthralling new show, her second collaboration with nightlife legend Marilyn Maye, will include tracks from her new release, Now I Know. Featuring her fearless and fresh takes on material both classic and new, this fast-paced evening will cover everything from well-loved standards like "Dream Dancing" and "Autumn Nocturne" to re-imagined pop hits such as Stevie Wonder's "You and I" to Stravelli's original compositions inspired by latin, jazz, R&B, swing and bebop. Described as "a powerhouse of individual expression" by The Village Voice, Ms. Stravelli will enthrall you with her exciting vocal chops, rhythmic dexterity and distinctively modern sensibility. $30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
TAMARA TUNIE, OCTOBER 21 & 22 AT 9:30PM:
This fall, the incomparable Tamara Tunie will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a highly anticipated show kicking off her national cabaret tour. October 21st and 22nd, the Pittsburgh daughter will wow audiences with a fresh take on the "Legends from The Burgh," where she repeats her sold out performance with additional, new songs celebrating the music of the legendary artists that hail from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the city of Three Rivers. "Growing up in Pittsburgh, I had an inkling of the many musical talents who were from 'the 'Burgh,' but was thrilled to learn the depth to which those waters ran," says Ms. Tunie. From Lena Horne and Henry Mancini to Phyllis Hyman and George Benson, Tamara will celebrate the variety of composers and singers in four concerts at Feinstein's/54 Below. November 11th and 19th, "MASH UP", will include her favorites fromLEGENDS from the BURGH and her debut cabaret performance YES, I SING!, that not even hurricane Sandy could prevent from being a huge success! If you missed it, it's a MUST SEE! One critic wrote: "Tunie not only entertained, she helped restore the sparkle to a city known for its resiliency." Known for her starring roles in films such as Flight with Denzel Washington, television series like Law & Order: SVU and the Sundance Channel's The Red Road, and on Broadway inJulius Caesar and Dreamgirls, Ms. Tunie holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University. She has performed in jazz concerts at the Allen Room/Jazz at Lincoln Center and Feinstein's with incomparable musicians such as Mike Renzi, Ted Firth, and Roger Humphries. She has also performed for the Mabel Mercer Foundation at Town Hall and at Symphony Space, bringing down the house with music from Billie Holiday to Cole Porter. Her performances in "All That's Jazz" have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Penn State University/Allegheny County's Student Scholarship Fund. $35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
KERRY BUTLER, OCTOBER 21 AT 11:30PM:
"It is always impressive when a singer can take complete ownership of a song, but it is even more impressive when a singer can take complete ownership of an entire set list. Broadway actress Kerry Butler is one of these singers and proves herself worthy of her many Broadway credits." -Cape Cod Times. Broadway favorite Kerry Butler makes her long-awaited Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut, alongside longtime friend Seth Rudetsky at the piano. The Tony Award-nominated star of Xanadu, Rock of Ages, Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, Little Shop of Horrors, and more shares her favorite songs from her career and beyond. With special guest James Carpinello (Saturday Night Fever, Rock of Ages) for Kerry's October 21st performance. $40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
LINDA GLICK, OCTOBER 23 AT 9:30PM:
Veteran singer and actress Linda Glick returns to her beloved cabaret roots, after a hiatus working in TV, film and theatre in a brand new show at Feinstein's/54 Below. Linda is proud to presentKALEIDOSCOPE: Everything Constantly Changes. Linda's eclectic program features songs by Kander and Ebb, Tom Waits, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Janis Ian, Craig Carnelia and others. Included also are Linda's signature Aznavour and Manzanero selections. Linda has headlined in leading Cabarets and Nightspots in NYC, across the Country, South America, Europe and the Far East. From Reno Sweeney's to Les Mouches, Linda has been a fixture on the cabaret scene for decades, and is excited to return and make her Feinstein's/54 Below debut! "...a class act. There is sunshine in her emotional purity." NY Post. "...her presentation brought down the house at the end of each song."Star Ledger. "...a musical master of song." GC News, Chicago. Musical Director: Ian Herman and Director: Laura Kenyon. Linda will donate 10% of her artist proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen Greater New York City in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. $30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
KATHRYN ALLISON, OCTOBER 23 AT 11:30PM:
Kathryn arrived on the New York scene last Fall, in December she became this year's winner of NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation. Two months later she made her Broadway debut in Disney'sAladdin! (What?!) She has appeared at 54 Below with Ryan Scott Oliver and the Tony Award Winning James Monroe Iglehart, but is excited to make her solo concert debut and bring her stories to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage with, "Sirens, Songs and Muses." Join her as she shares and celebrates her favorite female vocalists from Bernadette Peters to Lady Gaga. Featuring Julia Silvaand Tatiana Lofton and special guest Grace Stockdale (Kinky Boots National Tour). Direction byJoey Murray and Music Direction by Tucker Murray. $15 cover charge. $35 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, OCTOBER 25 AT 7PM:
BACK FOR SEASON SIX! A celebrated New York event since 2010, the BroadwayWorld and Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only, delving into the musical world of Broadway's master composer. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy, and more. Past special guests have included original Sondheim cast members such as Len Cariou, Jim Walton, Donna McKechnie, Chip Zien, and more - so you never know who might drop in. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on Sondheimien facts, history, and assorted tidbits of theatrical lore! Come join the party! The October 25th performance will feature: Special Guest: Daisy Eagan (Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall) and Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd's original Johanna). Starring: Natalie Arneson, Jim Brochu, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Jacob Hoffman, Lisa Sabin, Couter Simmons, Lucia Spina and Thom Christopher Warren. $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
THE IGOR BUTMAN QUARTET, OCTOBER 25 AT 9:30PM:
Former US President Bill Clinton called Igor Butman "my favorite living saxophone player!" Now Igor returns to Feinstein's/54 Below, after his sold-out engagement last fall. Igor Butman Quartet, led by world famous saxophone player Igor Butman, is a unity of four Russia's topmost jazz soloists, working together since 1999. During these years the band has evolved into Russia's best touring hardcore jazz unit. The rhythm section of the Qurtet is the strongest in Russian straight-ahead jazz, and consists of pianist Nick Levinovsky, acoustic bass player Vitaly Solomonov and drummer Edward Zizak. In 2000, the Igor Butman Quartet performed at the Moscow Kremlin in front of the U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Since 1999 the quartet has performed at high-profile jazz festivals in Germany, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Spain and Turkey and toured USA, Israel, Belgium and Finland. Igor Butman Quartet also toured Russia and other countries with such special guest soloists as Joe Locke, Randy Brecker, Fantine, Allan Harris and many more great musicians. In 2011 the Quartet performed a special concert with Wynton Marsalis at Lviv Jazz Festival in Ukraine. Igor Butman Quartet also has been frequently collaborating with Moscow Soloists chamber orchestra led by Russian Grammy winning viola player Yuri Bashmet. Featuring: Igor Butman (saxophone), Nick Levinovsky (piano), Vitaly Solomonov (upright bass) and Eduard Zizak (drums). $30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage.