Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presented the Original Broadway cast in Legs Diamond 30th Anniversary Reunion Concert on Sunday, December 3 at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. The concert was produced and directed by original cast member Jonathan Cerullo and associate producer Carol Baxter.

For the first time in NYC since its opening in 1989, audiences experienced one of Broadway's biggest and brightest flops, Legs Diamond! With original cast members, their stories, and the beautiful score conceived and written by Grammy and Academy Award winner Peter Allen, the evening was sure to delight.

BroadwayWorld attended the show and you can check out photo coverage below!

After a 6-week workshop, Legs Diamond went straight to Broadway. The show had a record-breaking 72 previews in which critics relentlessly reported the endless production problems. Without reserve, these reviewers plunged their knives deep, killing the show well before it opened at the Mark Hellinger Theater on December 26, 1988. After another 62 performances, Legs Diamond closed on February 19, 1989. This would mark not only the end of the show but the end of the beautiful Mark Hellinger as a theater. The theater became the Times Square Church.

Despite its short run, Legs Diamond was highly acclaimed, garnishing three Tony Award nominations, including Costuming by the legendary Willa Kim for her glorious 20's designs, Choreography by the brilliant Alan Johnson, and a nomination for the divine Julie Wilson for her show-stopping number "The Music Went Out of My Life." Set in a speakeasy during the Prohibition Jazz age, Legs Diamond presented for the first time ever on a Broadway stage fully automated and with computerized scenery. This unique show featured dancers oozing out of a piano, with Brenda Braxton emerging to reveal the forbidden speakeasy, showgirls dripping in diamonds and lounging in giant champagne glasses, and the Gangland Ballet.

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Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Legs Diamond's 30th Anniversary Show

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Norman Wendall Kauahi, Jennifer Paulson Lee, Kevin Weldon, Ruth Gottschall, Mark Manley, Adrian Bailey and Shaelynn Parker

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Norman Wendall Kauahi

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Ruth Gottschall

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Mark Manley and Shaelynn Parker

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Ruth Gottschall, Mark Manley and Shaelynn Parker

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Norman Wendall Kauahi, Jennifer Paulson Lee and Kevin Weldon

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Jim Fyfe

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Norman Wendall Kauahi

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Adrian Bailey

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Brenda Braxton

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Brenda Braxton and Mark Manley

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Kevin Weldon

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Brenda Braxton and Adrian Bailey

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Ruth Gottschall

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Ruth Gottschall

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Ruth Gottschall

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Randall Edwards

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Randall Edwards

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Randall Edwards

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Mark Manley

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Shaelynn Parker

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Jennifer Paulson Lee, Kevin Weldon and Jim Fyfe with an original Peter Alan mask that was used in the show

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Jennifer Paulson Lee and Jim Fyfe

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Phil Hall

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Carol Ann Baxter

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Christine Andreas

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Christine Andreas

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Christine Andreas

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Christine Andreas

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Bob Stillman

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Bob Stillman

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Bob Stillman

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Original Willa Kim costumes worn by Jennifer Paulson Lee and Norman Wendall Kauahi

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Mark Manley

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Kevin Weldon, Adrian Bailey and Mark Manley

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Randall Edwards

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Randall Edwards, Brenda Braxton and Ruth Gottschall

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Jennifer Paulson Lee

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
The Cast-Norman Wendall Kauahi, Brenda Braxton, Kevin Weldon, Jennifer Paulson Lee, Adrian Bailey, Shaelynn Parker, Jim Fyfe, Ruth Gottschall, Mark Manley, Randall Edwards, Bob Stillman and Christine Andreas

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
The Cast-Norman Wendall Kauahi, Brenda Braxton, Kevin Weldon, Jennifer Paulson Lee, Adrian Bailey, Shaelynn Parker, Jim Fyfe, Ruth Gottschall, Mark Manley, Randall Edwards, Bob Stillman and Christine Andreas

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Ruth Gottschall, Mark Manley and Randall Edwards

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Colleen Dunn, Ruth Gottschall, Gwen Sarnoff and Brenda Braxton

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
The Ladies- Shaelynn Parker, Ruth Gottschall, Carol Ann Baxter, Brenda Braxton, Jennifer Paulson Lee, Gwen Sarnoff, Christine Andreas, Colleen Dunn and Randall Edwards

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
The Ladies- Shaelynn Parker, Ruth Gottschall, Carol Ann Baxter, Brenda Braxton, Jennifer Paulson Lee, Gwen Sarnoff, Christine Andreas, Colleen Dunn and Randall Edwards

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Christine Andreas and Bob Stillman

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Christine Andreas and Bob Stillman

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Christine Andreas and Bob Stillman

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Brenda Braxton Christine Andreas, Bob Stillman and Randall Edwards

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Brenda Braxton Christine Andreas, Bob Stillman and Randall Edwards

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Brenda Braxton Christine Andreas, Bob Stillman and Randall Edwards

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
The Gentlemen of the cast- Paul Nunes, Mark Manley, Jonathan Cerullo, Norman Wendall Kauahi, Adrian Bailey, Bob Stillman and Kevin Weldon

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
The Gentlemen of the cast- Paul Nunes, Mark Manley, Jonathan Cerullo, Norman Wendall Kauahi, Adrian Bailey, Bob Stillman and Kevin Weldon

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
The Gentlemen of the cast- Paul Nunes, Mark Manley, Jonathan Cerullo, Norman Wendall Kauahi, Adrian Bailey, Bob Stillman, Kevin Weldon and Jim Fyfe

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Jonathan Cerullo, Carol Ann Baxter, Ruth Gottschall and Auction Winner

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Mark Manley and his family

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Colleen Dunn and Paul Nunes

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Gwen Sarnoff, Bob Stillman ad Colleen Dunn

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Carol Ann Baxter and guests

Photo Coverage: LEGS DIAMOND 30th Anniversary Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
Gwen Sarnoff and Jennifer Paulson Lee


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