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Ryan Raftery's Anna Wintour Musical Returns For Special Charity Engagement Benefitting The Trevor Project

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Ryan Raftery in two very special performances of his smash hit musical, "Ryan Raftery is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion". The artist has committed to donating the entirety of his profit from the April 27 performance to The Trevor Project and fundraising will be complemented by an online auction of fashion-related items, including a $1000 gift certificate to Bergdorf Goodman Men's and Anna Wintour's signature Chanel glasses, donated by Ms. Wintour herself. One hundred percent of all proceeds from said auction will be donated directly to The Trevor Project.

The show plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on April 27 and 28 at 7pm. There is a $25-$75 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.

Anna Wintour has ruled a $300 billion industry for twenty-six years - her power and influence cannot be denied. But the day she places the infamous Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the cover of her magazine, the backlash is harsh and for the first time, her credibility is called into question. Through popular music and an astounding measure of creative license, Raftery returns to Feinstein's/54 Below to tell the story of one fateful day in the life of the most powerful woman in fashion.

The show premiered in 2014 to much fanfare, with coverage in the New York Times, WWD, New York Magazine, Paper, I-D and international features in Grazia France and UK's Daily Mail. The show has played several cities in the U.S. and has plans to travel to London in the coming year.

Direction is by Jay Turton with musical direction by Brandon James Gwinn - also starring Miranda Wilson and Romelda Teron Benjamin as Andre Leon Talley.

ABOUT THE TREVOR PROJECT & FUNDRAISING
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. The online auction will begin the day of the first performance, with bidding open until the evening of April 28th.
Along with Ms. Wintour's sunglasses, auction items include a $150 gift certificate to fashion industry favorite Michael George Florist and a $1000 gift certificate to Bergdorf Goodman Men's, including personal shopper services and lunch at BG Café.
The auction will begin at 10am on Monday, April 24th on eBay under the user name "trevorprojectfashionauction". The auction will close at 8pm on Friday, April 28th.

ABOUT Ryan Raftery

A native New Yorker and graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Ryan Raftery has been seen on television in Ugly Betty, What I Like About You, Malcolm in the Middle, and, most memorably, on Law & Order: SVU where he warmed hearts all across America as Dennis Faber, the Amish teenager with measles. He has written eight shows, including his smash hit musicals based on the lives of Anna Wintour and Andy Cohen. This summer, the man the New York Daily News has called a "one-man musical juggernaut" will premiere his latest show, Ryan Raftery's The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Martha Stewart in NYC.

ABOUT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, and Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is the 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. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is 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. 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 $15-$105. www.54Below.com/Feinsteins


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