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Sasha Allen & Ricardo Zayas Join Aurora Barnes at Feinstein's/54 Below

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Sasha Allen & Ricardo Zayas Join Aurora Barnes at Feinstein's/54 Below

Sasha Allen (The Voice, Pippin, Hair, Camp) and Ricardo Zayas (Hamilton) will join Aurora Barnes in Somewhere Between Sondheim and Lullabies at Feinstein's/54 Below on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 7pm. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit TADA! Youth Theater, of which Aurora, Sasha, and Ricardo are all alumni. Come hear songs ranging from Sondheim to Bob Dylan to Aurora's original compositions.

Aurora has played many venues, including Central Park's Summerstage, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Bryant Park, Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, Rockwood Music Hall, The Carlyle Hotel, Joe's Pub and more. She will also be joined by members of the TADA! Youth Theater Resident Youth Ensemble. Featuring Doyle Newmyer on piano.

Aurora Barnes in Somewhere Between Sondheim and Lullabies plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 7pm. There is a $35-$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.

MORE ABOUT Aurora Barnes

Aurora has played at many venues, including Central Park's Summerstage, the Kennedy Center, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Hotel Cafe, Bryant Park, Brooklyn Museum, Rockwood Music Hall, The Carlyle Hotel, Joe's Pub, and on Late Night with David Letterman, The Conan O'Brien Show, and VH1's Concert of the Century and Fashion Awards. She played alongside Madonna, Gloria Estefan, N'Sync and Wyclef Jean and has collaborated with artists including pianist Jonathan Batiste and guitarist Julian Lage. Aurora joined Grammy-winning composer/violinist Mark O'Connor at his Christmas Review Show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, where she sang her own rendition of "Santa Baby," rewritten to reflect the views of "The Protester", Time magazine's 2011 "Person of the Year." In 2014, she opened for Ziggy Marley at the Belly Up, in San Diego and this past summer, was invited to pay tribute to Pete Seeger, at SeegerFest in NYC, performing a solo set at Central Park Summerstage and with David Amram at Lincoln Center Out Of Doors.

Throughout her career, Aurora has performed in original work by Suzan-Lori Parks and Jeanine Tesori; She has worked with a bevy of artists, namely, Ann Reinking, Ruben Santiago Hudson, Eisa Davis, Ben Vereen.and Gwen Verdon. She composed vocal selections for "Paradox Of The Urban Cliché" by Craig "muMs" Grant, produced by the LAByrinth Theater Company and Andre Royo. Aurora made her feature film debut in 2009 with roles in The Last Film Festival (Donnell Rawlings, Jacqueline Bisset, Dennis Hopper), directed by Linda Yellen, and Get Him To The Greek (Jonah Hill, Russell Brand), directed by Nicholas Stoller.

Mixing her passion for activism and the arts, a few years ago Aurora created the GirlsTalk/GuysTalk program (now: YouthTalk) in Harlem. The program offers workshops and activities, to young people, that teach social awareness, health consciousness and positive self-esteem.

Aurora released her debut five-song EP Fair Game in early 2014. The collection was co-produced by Grammy nominated Rob Lewis (Christina Aguilera, Patti LaBelle, Babyface) and Grammy winner Om'Mas Keith (Frank Ocean, John Legend, Erykah Badu). Aurora wrote and produced her latest EP, "Sometimes It Be That Way" now available on iTunes. http://aurorabarnes.com/

MORE ABOUT TADA! YOUTH THEATER

Since 1984, TADA!'s mission is to provide young people from different backgrounds with musical theater programs that inspire them to be creative, learn, and think differently.

TADA! is a unique Drama Desk award-winning nonprofit youth theater that produces original musicals for children, teens, and family audiences.

TADA! offers a free, year-round, pre-professional training and a positive youth development program for the Resident Youth Ensemble (ages 8-18); musical theater classes/camps for the public; as well as musical theater residencies in NYC schools and community centers. Through TADA!'s high-quality work, young people's self-confidence and creativity are enhanced, which develops advanced skills in leadership, communication, responsibility, collaboration, and problem-solving - skills that help with growing up and are essential to their success both in school and in life.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. http://www.tadatheater.com/

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


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