Theatreworks USA to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with *CARDED
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "*CARDED by Theatreworks USA" on Tuesday, August 1st at 9:30pm.
Theatreworks USA brings you a concert not suited for our typical cafegymatoriums. These performers have logged thousands of miles in our recent national tours. But at Feinstein's/54 Below, there are no bright-colored overalls or animal costume (phew!) just a celebration of the incredible talent that comes out of a Theatreworks USA van. You don't want to miss this concert chock-full of showtunes, standards, and beyond.
"We're thrilled to be back at Feinstein's/54 Below after a successful inaugural concert last year. Casting Associate Greg Uliasz and I wanted to create an evening where some of our actors get to show off," explains Theatreworks USA Associate Artistic Director / Casting Director, Jason Blitman. "We're usually the only ones who get to hear them sing their faces off in an audition and we wanted to change that. These folks are so talented and there's so much more to a Theatreworks USA show than loading in and out the set or getting your Equity Card."
"*CARDED by Theatreworks USA" features Ryan Edward Armstrong, Joey Bermudez, Jamie Boswell, Heslens Estivez, Billy Goldstein, Molly Rose Heller, Stacy Keele, Brian Klimowski, Tom Meglio, Meghan Miles, Bryan Miner, Trevor Nalepka, Amy O'Neill, Maria Pedro, Brandi Porter, Meghan Rhian, Brian Sandstrom, Nick Scalzo, Kyle Sherman, Jodi Snyder, Will Swanwick, Robbie Torres, Angel Valentin, Tasha Ward, and Lisa Michelle Wyner.
Music direction is by Christopher McGovern.
"*CARDED by Theatreworks USA" plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Tuesday, August 1st at 9:30pm. There is a $30-$65 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.
Theatreworks USA has a distinguished history of not only providing young audiences with their first taste of the performing arts, but also giving young actors, writers, directors, and designers an early opportunity to work in this field. A list of Theatreworks USA alumni reads like a veritable "who's who" of theatre: four-time Tony-winning director Jerry Zaks, Robert Jess Roth (Beauty and the Beast), Michael Mayer (Thoroughly Modern Millie); writers Marta Kauffman and David Crane (TV's "Friends"), Lynn Ahrens and Steven Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island), Jason Robert Brown (Parade), Larry O'Keefe (Bat Boy), Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx (Avenue Q); and Tony-winning actors John Lloyd Young, Roger Bart, Chuck Cooper, and John Glover. Esteemed performers F. Murray Abraham, Henry Winkler, and Judy Kuhn also got their start with Theatreworks USA, and other actors have gone on to originate lead roles in such Broadway shows as Avenue Q, Hairspray, Young Frankenstein, Rent, Wicked, Jersey Boys, and many others.
Most recently, Theatreworks USA produced the Drama Desk nominated The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. Theatreworks USA starts previews Off-Broadway next week with Pete the Cat, at The Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher St.) Beginning July 19th and running through August 18th. Tickets are FREE! More information can be found at www.twusa.org.
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. Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $5-$155.