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BWW Review: Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, Clive Davis, and More Attend Michael Feinstein Photo BWW Review: Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, Clive Davis, and More Attend Michael Feinstein's Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 16, 2019

Michael Feinstein's genius is not only exemplified by his voice, his piano, his wit, his encyclopedic knowledge of show business, and his remarkable ability to entertain an audience. He also has an astute talent for choosing the type of guest artist to have in his shows who will create a special magic when paired with his musical personality. Melissa Manchester the Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, actress was on stage with him last night and the combination of these two icons unleashed a chemistry that produced a spectacular event that had a celebrity filled Feinstein's/54 Below enthralled from start to finish. Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, Clive Davis, Brenda Vaccaro, and Michael Riedel among others were in the club for this exciting opening night.

BWW Review: Barry Manilow, Michael Feinstein, Marilyn Maye Attend Lorna Luft's Openin Photo BWW Review: Barry Manilow, Michael Feinstein, Marilyn Maye Attend Lorna Luft's Opening at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 9, 2019

Entertainment royalty came out to see show biz royalty last night at Feinstein's/54 Below. Lorna Luft thoroughly enthralled a celebrity filled audience as she shared the music that was a part of her early years. The Beatles were very present in her song list and we learned that Lorna had a major crush on George Harrison. As Lorna related, “coming from a show biz family has it's perks”. She was able to meet them back stage after a concert she attended with her friend Leslie Bogart and her mother Lauren Bacall. Ms. Bacall warned the two youngsters that daughters of celebrities are not supposed to jump up and down and scream, consequently Lorna and Leslie were the only girls in the stadium quietly sitting with a stern look on their faces during The Beatle Concert!

Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein's Musical Soiree To Benefit The Great American Song Photo Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein's Musical Soiree To Benefit The Great American Songbook Foundation
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 21, 2019

There are many organizations that have been established to preserve our musical heritage and at the forefront of those that specialize in The Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein's foundation is one of the most important and influential.  Last night at a private event Michael entertained for a Park Avenue apartment full of generous New Yorkers who had gathered to help support The Great American Songbook Foundation founded by Michael in 2007.

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with 90 AT LAST Photo Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with 90 AT LAST
by Kevin Alvey - Apr 16, 2018

Marilyn Maye proudly celebrated her 90th birthday on April 10th by starting the run of her latest show at Feinstein's/54Below. It would be an understatement to say she blew the roof off the sold out room on opening night. (people said it was the loudest cheering they'd ever heard in the club).

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs Photo Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 18, 2017

The winning bidder at The New York Pops Silent Auction, whose proceeds help finance The Pops/Ed Programs of The New York Pops, got something way above the original listed value. The auction item was for one pianist to play at your private party. However not only did the pianist show up at the appointed time, he was joined by some of the world's greatest pianists and entertainers for the special evening.

Photo Coverage: John Pizzarelli Brings Sinatra & Jobim @ 50 to Birdland Photo Photo Coverage: John Pizzarelli Brings Sinatra & Jobim @ 50 to Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 9, 2017

It was a memorable eventing of music in New York City last night as John Pizzarelli with Daniel Jobim and Special Guest Jessica Molaskey opened at Birdland on 44th street and Michael Feinstein opened on 54th street.

Photo Coverage: Gov. Cuomo, Harry Belafonte, and Others Join Friars In Saluting Mayor David Dinkins on His 90th
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 30, 2017

The security was tight in the Monastery last night as politicians, tennis legends, celebrities and Friars gathered in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room to pay tribute to David Dinkins on his 90th birthday.   The security protection wasn't good enough however to stop one of the greatest comedians on the planet, Dean Emeritus Freddie Roman (MC) to have some fun with the former Mayor.  As a matter of fact Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who made a special trip down from Albany to be at the Friars got some laughs himself during his heartfelt tribute to Mr. Dinkins.  There was much love, laughter, joy, and a few tears in the club during the evening, as there always is in the Friars Club.  I couldn't help thinking as I watched all the Democrats and  Republicans in the room enjoying each others camaraderie, how great it would be if all our representatives in Washington would become Friars, meet in The Monastery, feel the love, and solve the nations problems. 

Photo Coverage: Allyson Briggs & Fleur Seule Band Play The Penthouse
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 29, 2017

When you're marketing a spectacular SoHo Penthouse that has a Steinway B piano and you come from the world of cabaret what do you do?  Super Real Estate impresarios Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon filled it with the music of songstress Allyson Briggs with her band Fleur Seule, (a favorite of The Rainbow Room) and have a party for your eclectic group of friends.

Photo Coverage: Haley Swindal Concludes GOLDEN GIRL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 7, 2017

The celebrities turned out for Haley Swindal's last show at Feinstein's/54 Below last night and BroadwayWorld was there.

Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein Brings SUMMERTIME SWING with Marilyn Maye to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 24, 2016

Michael Feinstein returned to the club that bears his name with his brand new show, Summertime Swing, featuring special guest star Marilyn Maye, last night and BroadwayWorld was there.


by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 24, 2016

Michael Feinstein returned to the club that bears his name with his brand new show, Summertime Swing, featuring special guest star Marilyn Maye, last night and BroadwayWorld was there. 

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Musical Silent Auction Item Raises Money For Pops/Ed Programs
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 1, 2016

The New York Pops Silent Auction Item listed catering and piano music for an elegant party of 20. The winning bidder got more than she bargained for as Music Director/Conductor of The Pops, Steven Reineke, and famed pianist Billy Stritch showed up and shared the piano bench with pianist Stephen Sorokoff.

BWW Review: Tom & Mickey Host SINATRA 100 HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 13, 2015

New York personalities, style icons and real estate 'superbrokers,' Tom Postillo & Mickey Conlon hosted 'The Sinatra 100 Holiday Spectacular.'

Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein, Christine Ebersole & More Take Part in SINATRA 100 Holiday Spectacular!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 9, 2015

New York personalities, style icons and real estate 'superbrokers' Tom Postilio & Mickey Conlon just hosted their annual holiday spectacular at the Edison Ball Room, honoring Frank Sinatra for his 100th birthday. The evening also featured special performances with a 16-piece Sinatra 100 Orchestra and a Sinatra memorabilia gallery. 

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Brings the Music of Cy Coleman to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 12, 2015

Cy Coleman once said, 'Michele Lee is a surefire powerhouse performer. She embraces a lyric like nobody can.' Following her acclaimed 54 Below debut in 2014, this all-new at 54 Below show finds the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance in New York for three nights only, continuing tonight and tomorrow. Ms. Lee's new concert spotlights the music of the legendary Cy Coleman, including songs like 'Nobody Does it Like Me' and 'It's Not Where You Start' from her Tony-nominated performance in the musical Seesaw, along with other magnificent work and some surprises from Coleman's songbook.

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 10, 2014

Frank Military the legendary music publisher whose imprint was on many of the hit songs over the last 45 years was memorialized by his son at the Friars Club yesterday. It was an emotional afternoon as many of the icons of the music world attended.

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Scott Wittman, Patti LuPone & More Salute the Tony Awards at Paul Stuart!
by Walter McBride - Jun 4, 2014

An in-store reception was hosted by Paul Stuart and The Wall Street Journal with special guest hosts two-time Grammy Award winner and a two-time Tony Award winner and 2006 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee, Patti Lupone and director and Tony Award-winning lyricist (for Hairspray) Scott Wittman. Entertainment throughout the evening was provided by the legendary Broadway orchestrator (and one of 12 people to have won all four major show business awards referred to as EGOT: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) Jonathan Tunick and his 'Broadway Moonlighters'. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event below!

Shirley Jones, Nat King Cole, Linda Ronstadt and Johnny Mathis Named 2014 Songbook Hall of Fame Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The Center for the Performing Arts and the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative announce the 2014 Encore Gala Weekend presented by Krieg DeVault on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21. All proceeds from the weekend will benefit the Center for the Performing Arts.

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Gets After Show Congratulations from Liza Minnelli, Clive Davis & More!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 4, 2014

Following her acclaimed concert 'Catch the Light,' 54 Below just featured a new show featuring the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance in New York. Ms. Lee's new concert boasted an eclectic songbook, with classics she popularized as well songs from those magical composers, lyricists, and artists with whom she has worked and shared stages in every medium. Check out photos from her concert below!

Photo Coverage: More from Michele Lee's 54 Below Show!
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2014

Following her acclaimed concert 'Catch the Light,' 54 Below just featured a new show featuring the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance in New York. Ms. Lee's new concert boasted an eclectic songbook, with classics she popularized as well songs from those magical composers, lyricists, and artists with whom she has worked and shared stages in every medium. Check out photos from her concert below!

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