Ute Lemper to Bring SONGS FROM THE BROKEN HEART to Feinstein's/54 Below This Weekend
Back by popular demand, Feinstein's/54 Below presents renowned international chanteuse and star of Broadway's Chicago, Ute Lemper with her new show Songs from the Broken Heart on Saturday, January 7 at 7pm, Sunday, January 8 at 9:30pm and Wednesday, January 11 at 9:30pm.
Share in Ute's stories of life, wonder, love, doubt, and loss, spanning from her Song Trilogy of Poets to her own tales of long sleepless nights. Delve into Ute's repertoire of her own pen alongside the lyrics of Bukowski, Coehlo, Leo Ferre, Jacques Brel, Nick Cave, and Tom Waits. Journey beyond the dark streets of Berlin and Paris, and follow the main road that leads to Ute's heart in this deeply personal and intimate evening of stories and songs.
Ute Lemper's career is vast and varied. She has made her mark on the stage, in films, in concert and as a unique recording artist. She has been universally praised for her interpretations of Berlin Cabaret Songs, the works of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht and the French chanson as well as her portrayals on Broadway, in Paris and in London's West End.
Highlights from her career include the original Vienna production of Cats in the roles of Grizabella and Bombalurina. She went on to play Peter Pan in Peter Pan (Berlin) and Sally Bowles in Jerome Savary's Cabaret (Paris) for which she received the Moliere Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Ute also appeared in many Weill Revues with the Pina Bausch Tanztheater, and she created the part of Velma Kelly in London's production of Chicago in the West End, for which she was honored with the Laurence Olivier Award, and moved to the Broadway production after one year, where she receive the American Theatre Award.
Ute Lemper's solo concerts, which include Kurt Weill & Berthold Brecht Recitals, Dietrich & Piaf, Jacques Brel, Leo Ferre, Kosma, Prevert/Sondheim and Berlin Cabaret Evenings, have been produced in prestigious venues throughout the world. Her celebrated recordings for DECCA include Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill (Vols. I and II), Three Penny Opera, The Seven Deadly Sins, Mahagonny Songspiel, Prospero's Books (Michael Nyman), Songbook (Michael Nyman/Paul Celan), Illusions (Piaf/Dietrich), City of Strangers (Prever/Sondheim) and Berlin Cabaret Songs (German and English versions). She was named Billboard Magazine's Crossover Artist of the Year for 1993-1994.
All That Jazz/The Best of Ute Lemper, which features highlights from her illustrious career was released in 1998. It accompanied her playing Velma Kelly in the London production of Kander and Ebb's Chicago for which she received the 1998 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. After nine months in London's West End Ms. Lemper made her Broadway debut in September 1998. A major highlight of her eight month American engagement in Chicago was starring with Chita Rivera in the Las Vegas premiere in March 1999.
Ute also played a packed house in March 2011 for the Jazz at Lincoln Center concert series, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, at Rose Hall in New York City, dedicated to the music of Kurt Weill.
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.
Cover charges begin at $40 - $50, with premium seats $80-85 and a $25 food and beverage minimum. All seating is cabaret style. To purchase tickets, visit www.54below.com or call at 646-476-3551. Feinstein's/54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street, New York City.