Second Performance of 70, GIRLS, 70 Added Due to Popular Demand
As previously announced, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 70, Girls, 70: In Concert featuring a starry cast of Broadway veterans. The 1971 Kander and Ebb-tuner, set for 54 Below on April 17th at 7:00pm, has added a second performance due to popular demand. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit The Lillian Booth Actor's Home.
Some "old folks sit around by the television set with a comforter petulant as they can get..." But in 70, Girls, 70, they live a life of adventure! Beloved songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, The Visit) joined forces once again with Joe Masterhoff (Cabaret) and new comer Norman L. Martin to create a musical about those adventurous "old folk". The tuner concerns the residents of The New Sussex Arms. When these adventurous old folks discover their Upper West Side retirement home is being sold, they vow to do whatever it takes to stop the sale. Even if that means they have to steal! Based on Peter Coke's play Breath of Spring, 70, Girls, 70 shuffled its way onto Broadway in 1971. This spring, a cast of theatre veterans have all said "Yes!" and will come together to sing this delightful score.
Brochu, Root and Worth join the previous announced the starry cast of Broadway babies including Loni Ackerman, Karin Baker (George M!, Coco), Britt Cryer (Shelter, The Desert Song), David Cryer (1776, Chess, Phantom of the Opera), Nancy Fox (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Don Johanson (Jelly's Last Jam, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public), JoAnn Mariano (The Patty Duke Show, Out Cry), Patti Mariano (Original Broadway Cast of The Music Man, I Had A Ball, George M!, The Full Monty and more), Joyce Nolen (Smile, Stop The World I Want To Get Off) and more still to be announced!
The evening is presented by the team that brought Onward Victoria, Charlie and Algernon, and Eating Raoul to New York's hottest supper club, with Musical Direction by James Horan and Direction by Steven Carl McCasland.
The Lillian Booth Actors Home of The Actors Fund is licensed by the Department of Health and qualifies for Medicaid and Medicare. Individuals who have dedicated a major portion of their professional lives to the entertainment industry are eligible for admission. The Actors Fund provides funds to subsidize the extraordinary care that residents of The Lillian Booth Actors Home receive. The Home welcomes designers, writers, sound technicians, musicians, dancers, administrators, directors, film editors, stagehands and actors. Current residents include fascinating individuals from the world of stage and screen, encompassing actors, vaudevillians, Ziegfeld Follies dancers, comedians, band leaders and set designers.
Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, and 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, 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 writesFeinstein'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