Sharron Matthews Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with GIRL CRUSH
From Scotland to London, Toronto to New York and Vancouver to South Africa, SharRon Matthews' cutting edge cabarets have won her awards, five star reviews and a dedicated world wide following of fans from ages 18 to 95.
Sharron has been lauded not only for her cabaret work (named "Best of the Fest" two years running by the Scotsman Newspaper at the Edinburgh Fringe) but also for her jubilant celebration of her own shape and form. As a result she has been featured in numerous main stream publications across the globe in articles dedicated to fashion and style ("Let Size Zeros EAT CAKE - The Toronto Star). Sharron's articles written about self acceptance and body positivity, such as "Last Night Someone Called Me Fat..." have been read and share by tens of thousands on her social media platforms.
Matthews is not only a world class, much sought after cabaret artist, actress and singer but also a bad ass, body warrior and in collaboration with Canada's Lunch Box Theatre in Calgary, Sharron developed and will premiere the ground breaking, body and life celebrating cabaret, GIRL CRUSH, in April of 2017, for a three week run. GIRL CRUSH will have it's US premiere at 54 Below/Feinstein's in NY in May of 2017.
SharRon Matthews: GIRL CRUSH is an inspiring, moving and hysterical musical journey that weaves Sharron's singular re-imaginings of the diverse music of artists such as Kim Carnes, The Police, Blondie, Rick Springfield, Beyonce and Cyndi Lauper into tales of heartbreak, obsession, awe and love...a love that is breathtakingly shocking and unabashedly joyous.
GIRL CRUSH is a cabaret with a song and a story for everyone, it is a cabaret that will awaken your heart and mind...it is a cabaret that is FILLED with some of your favourite songs as you have NEVER heard them before...sung by an incomparable, internationally acclaimed artist at the top of her game.
SharRon Matthews in SharRon Matthews: GIRL CRUSH plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Friday, May 26th 2016. There is a $25 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.
SharRon Matthews is perhaps best known around the world as "Joan the secretary" - serving up comedic gold and playing opposite Tina Fey in the film Mean Girls, but it's her internationally acclaimed cabarets that leave audiences begging for more. "She may be the most exciting thing to have happened in cabaret since Bette Midler at the Continental Baths" (NiteLife Exchange). In 2010, "SharRon Matthews Superstar: World Domination Tour" was named "#1 Cabaret in New York City" by NiteLife Exchange. In 2011, she received the Scotsman's "Best Of The Fest" for "Jesus Thinks I'm Funny". And in 2012, Sharron toured "SharRon Matthews GOLD" to Toronto, Scotland, London, New York City, and Cape Town, South Africa. Along the way, Sharron was named "Woman of the Year" by The New Current (UK), and "One of the Top Cabarets of the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe" by the Scotsman. From 2013 to 2016, Sharron was Canada' s first Cabaret-Artist-In-Residence at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto. On stage, Sharron has played a variety of leading roles including Lottie in Hal Prince's Showboat, Madame Thernardier in Les Miserables (opposite Colm Wilkinson and Sutton Foster), the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Babette in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz (Dora Award nomination), and Love Loss And What I Wore (alongside Andrea Martin). On the small screen in 2016, Sharron hosted, co-wrote and consulted on two TV pilots for Canada's Slice TV, called "MEME gURL", and she also starred for two seasons on Global TV's hit reality show, Canada Sings, which was nominated for the prestigious Realscreen Award. During 2016, Sharron embarked on a highly successful, sold out cabaret tour of the U.S. north west and ended the year on a large, soft seat theatre, headliner tour across her native Canada from Vancouver, BC to Saint John, New Brunswick and in November Sharron did a three camera shoot of her award winning touring show, "SharRon Matthews SUPERSTAR". In 2017 Sharron will perform a month long run of her new show, "Girl Crush" at Lunch Box Theatre in Calgary and after three years of development at Canada's prestigious Young People's Theatre, Sharron will finally debut her cabaret for kid's, "Unapologetically Me". Most recently, Sharron just finished shooting on the movie, "Buckout Road" starring Danny Glover and Evan Ross, headlined Ottawa's CRACKUP comedy festival in which she was featured at two Gala arena shows performing for over 3500 people each night and she plays a principal role on the first season finale of NBC's Taken. www.sharronmatthews.com
MORE 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