Rob McClure, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Reunion & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS REUNION: OFF-BROADWAY, BROADWAY, AND BEYOND!, JUNE 27 AT 7 & 9:30PM:
Little Shop of Horrors, the stage and screen musical that has circled the globe for over 30 years, consuming audiences with chills, thrills and laughter, arrives at last at Feinstein's/54Below. One unprecedented evening will bring together performers from the original production through the Broadway revival. Conceived by Robby Merkin (orchestrator of the original production and Grammy-nominated cast album; music director & arranger of the Oscar nominated film) and Stephen Nachamie (She Loves Me) - who started his career as a 14-year-old Production Assistant on the first run - our event will focus on those who brought the musical tale of love, fate, and a man-eating plant to life.
Featuring Jennifer Leigh Warren (Original "Crystal" ), Nikki Rene (Off-Bway "Chiffon"), Sheila Kay Davis (Original "Ronnette"), Trisha Jeffrey (Original Broadway "Crystal"), Dequina Moore (Original Broadway "Chiffon"), Carla Hargrove (Original Broadway 'Ronnette"), Katherine Meloche (Off- Broadway 'Audrey" ), Mimi Bessette (off- broadway "Audrey" cover), Ken Land (Off-Broadway - "Dentist"l), Brad Moranz (Off-Broadway "Seymour"), Andrew Hill Newman ("Off-Broadway - Seymour), Stuart Zagnit (Off-Broadway Seymour), Jonathan Rayson (Broadway - Seymour), Michael James Leslie (Off-Broadway, LA, London, Broadway and Tour AUDREY II), Ira Hawkins (Off-Broadway AUDREY II), Martin P. Robinson (Original Off- Broadway AUDREY II design and manipulation and Broadway Design and Manipulation) , Anthony Asbury (Off Broadway, Film, Broadway and Tour puppeteer), Tari Kelly (Broadway Tour "Audrey"), Howard Pinhasik (Off-Broadway "Dentist"), James E. Alexander (Broadway Tour "Audrey II"), Marsha Waterbury (Off-Broadway and International "Audrey"), Robby Merkin and Members of the Original Band.$45-55 cover charge. $85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. BLOOD BROTHERS IN CONCERT, JUNE 28 AT 7 & 9:30PM:
Blood Brothers tells the story of Mickey and Edward, twins separated at birth in England in the 1960s. Despite growing up on opposite ends of the social spectrum, they find their lives intertwined as they grow, never knowing their true connection. Blood Brothers, which features music, book, and lyrics by Willy Russell, ran on the West End for over 24 years. It played more than 10,000 performances, becoming the 3rd longest-running musical production in West End history before it closed in November 2012. The Broadway production opened in April 1993 and ran for 2 years garnering 6 Tony Award nominations, including best musical. Featuring Beau Cassidy as Mickey, Donna Lynne Champlin as Mrs. Johnston, Hannah Elless as Linda, Collin Kelly-Sordelet as Eddie, Kenita Miller as The Narrator, Bobby Conte Thornton as Sammy, and Teal Wicks as Mrs. Lyons. Also featuring Olivia Donalson, Isaura Flores, Marquis Johnson, Eric Meyers, Justine Rappaport, and Jason Veasey. Neil Simon THEATRE, JUNE 29 AT 7 & 9:30PM:
Annie. Company. Bells Are Ringing. Merrily We Roll Along. Those four musicals, plus many others, made their Broadway debut on West 52nd Street at the historic Alvin Theatre, which opened in 1927. Then, on this date in 1983, the Alvin Theatre was renamed the Neil Simon Theatre, where it went on to house such blockbusters as Hairspray. And what better way to celebrate the Alvin/ Neil Simon Theatre than by coming out to Feinstein's/54 Below for an evening of songs and stories, performed by the legends themselves who were lucky enough to grace its stage. Hosted by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Produced by Robert W Schneider.
Featuring Ryan Andes (Big Fish), Jim Brochu (Zero Hour), Tyler Brunsman (A Very Potter Musical), Shelly Burch (Nine), Nick Cartell (Scandalous), Martin Charnin (Annie), Annie Golden (Orange is the New Black), Larry Hochman (Big Fish), Pamela Myers (Company), Christiane Noll (Ragtime), David Pomeranz (Scandalous), Tally Sessions (Big Fish), Rebecca Spigelman (Hairspray), Don Stitt (Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up), Betsy Struxness (Hamilton), Lara Teeter (On Your Toes), and Annabelle Wachtel (Annie). Also featuring Roger Dawley, Deirdre Donohue, Allison Griffith, Kristen Kane, Tyler Lenhart, Matthew McFarland, Jennifer Reed, Erin Rice, Cori Stolbun, Sean Switzer, Chase Thomas, and Nathan Willingham.$35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.Spencer Day, JUNE 30 AT 7PM:
Spencer Day's new show, Lovefool, will explore love gone right, love gone wrong and, of course, love that's fit for song. This versatile and unique show will feature classic standards, original compositions off of Day's upcoming album Angel City, and interesting takes on new standards from the Cardigans and Michael Jackson as well as classics like Cole Porter and Burt Bacharach. Lovefool is sure to get even the most cynical romantics in the mood.
Heather Brorsen, JUNE 30 AT 9:30PM:
$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.
Heather Brorsen, not to be confused with Elizabeth Taylor, got her start on Broadway with Avenue Q. She recently performed in the world premiere of Beaches The Musical at The Signature Theatre in D.C. (Shirley Vegas) and in Chicago with Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor. Featuring special guests Whitney Bashor, Stacia Newcomb, and Ryah Nixon. $30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. Rob McClure, JULY 1 & 2 AT 7PM:
In his New York City solo concert debut, acclaimed Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin) celebrates his unique influences through story and song. Expect a swinging band, special guests (both people and puppets!), and lots of laughs and memories from his leading roles in Honeymoon in Vegas, Noises Off and Avenue Q! There's lots to Smile about. Featuring special guest Jennifer Barnhart, Jenn Colella, Rick Lyon, and Matthew Scott. $35-45 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. 54 CELEBRATES PRINCE, JULY 3 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:
Prince Roger Nelson has been called "the gold standard of artistry" and it's easy to see why. As a singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, arranger and producer he gave us some of the biggest hits the music world has ever known and is considered by many to be the greatest recording artist of all time. A cast of Broadway/cabaret stars will honor songs from Prince's incredible catalogue including "Let's Go Crazy," "Little Red Corvette," "Nothing Compares 2 U," "When Doves Cry," "Raspberry Beret," "Purple Rain" and more. Featuring Kecia Lewis-Evans (Once on This Island, The Drowsy Chaperone), Mary Testa (Two-time Tony nominee), Kyle Scatliffe (The Color Purple, Les Miserables), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots), Blaine Krauss (Radio City Spectacular!), Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf (The Bridges of Madison County, Fiddler on the Roof), Carole J. Bufford (Nightlife Award winner), and Michael Holland (54 Celebrates David Bowie, Turn the Beat Around). $35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.