The Classic American Songbook Series Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below Featuring Rebecca Luker, Emily Skinner, And More
Deborah Grace Winer presents The Classic American Songbook Series returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with four jewel-box revues created especially for the venue's unique supper club setting. Each show celebrates American popular song as well as artists who created, interpreted and made themselves an integral part of the music. There is a $35-60 cover charge for each show, and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Premium seating is available for $75-$95. For reservations and information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins.
GREAT SONGS FROM SHOWS EVEN ENCORES! WON'T DO February 21 at 7PM & 9:30PM Written and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer and Jack Viertel with director Mark Waldrop and musical director John Bell Foxy? Carnival in Flanders? The Nervous Set? What? (Hint: Johnny Mercer, "Here's That Rainy Day," "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most"). Some of Broadway's most obscure shows were written by its greatest songwriters (and the occasional one-hit-wonder) leaving a trail of legendary standards and little known gems.
Jack Viertel, artistic director of New York City Center Encores! and Deborah Grace Winer, artistic director of the Classic American Songbook Series find the songs and stories behind some of the most beautiful, catchy and surprising scores written for shows that just didn't-and probably never can-work. A handful of incandescent moments may not be enough to support a ramshackle enterprise, but they are the perfect menu for a celebration at Feinstein's/54 Below. There's gold in them thar hills! Featuring Aisha de Haas (Caroline, or Change), Stephen DeRosa (Into the Woods), Ross Lekites (Frozen), Alexandra Socha (Head Over Heels) and special guest Marilyn Maye. https://54below.com/events/great-songs-from-shows-even-encores-wont-do/
GOT RHYTHM. THE GERSHWIN BROTHERS. March 24 at 7PM & 9:30PM Written and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer with director Mark Waldrop and musical director & arrangements by John Oddo George and Ira are one of songwriting's most successful sibling partnerships. They wrote at their kitchen table into the wee hours of the dawning Jazz Age, and their home was the hub for Broadway glitterati. George and Fred Astaire met as hustling showbiz teenagers. Ethel Merman-a secretary in Queens-joined the family when the brothers gave her her first Broadway job. Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg and other pals all came a-calling. For Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley, the Gershwin songbook is among the most recorded in history. From "Fascinatin' Rhythm" to "Embraceable You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me," this show takes a joyful look at what happens when families are hotbeds of harmony. Featuring Klea Blackhurst (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), George Dvorsky (Passion), Nicolas King (Hollywood Arms) and Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins). https://54below.com/events/got-rhythm-the-gershwin-brothers/
ALL ABOUT DOGS. IN SONG. May 5 at 7PM & 9:30PM Written and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer with director Mark Waldrop and musical director & arrangements by John Oddo The quest for unconditional love and fidelity is a billion dollar industry. That might explain the 90 million canine companions in America today. What is this thing called Dogs? Take a walk around the block with Cole Porter, Cy Coleman, Peggy Lee, Rodgers & Hart, and Ahrens & Flaherty to discover why Stephen Sondheim plans for his next life as a standard poodle, and why, in these odd bone times, dogs fascinate us so. Featuring Karen Ziemba (Prince of Broadway). https://54below.com/events/all-about-dogs-in-song/
FEELING WICKED: THE MAGICAL SIDE OF THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK June 16 at 7PM & 9:30PM Written and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer with director Mark Waldrop and musical director & arrangements by John Oddo From Wicked to "Witchcraft," Broadway and the American Songbook love the mysterious, the magical and the miraculous. Join us for a charmed journey through a neverland of beauty, beasts, wishes, and happily ever after. Featuring standards and legendary Broadway gems by Harold Arlen, Lerner and Loewe, Cy Coleman, Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Disney classics, and more. Featuring Jenn Gambatese (School of Rock), Matthew Scott (An American in Paris) and Emily Skinner (The Cher Show). https://54below.com/events/feeling-wicked/
"We're so excited to be back for a new season celebrating the classic American songbook, with the best of Broadway artists bringing fresh new performances of the greatest songs from the greatest songwriters," says Deborah Grace Winer. "What makes it so much fun to create these shows is sharing insider stories-and also discovering how these songs give us perspective on today's chaotic world."