Feinstein's/54 Below presents two evenings April 19 and 20 in celebration of the landmark Colonial Theatre in Boston, which is in danger of shutting its doors. Emerson College, which owns the theatre, has revised plans to turn it into a dining facility, but is yet to bring live theatre back to the space.
The concerts feature On the Town’s Clyde Alves, George Lee Andrews (A Little Night Music), Ken Billington (Chicago), Jim Brochu (Zero Hour), Todd Buonopane (Cinderella), Rebecca Eichenberger (The Phantom of the Opera), Spence Ford (King of Hearts), Anita Gillette (Cabaret), Amanda Green (High Fidelity), Joe Iconis (Be More Chill), Andrew Leggieri (The Bandstand), Danny Lincoln (The Wizard of Oz), Rob Maitner (Urinetown), Lawrence Merritt (Dear World), Kathleen Monteleone (Hands on a Hardbody), Don Pippin (La Cage Aux Folles), Rebecca Spigelman (Hairspray), Kevin David Thomas (Les Miserables), Sasha Weiss (Jerry Springer: The Opera), Jason SweetTooth Williams (Once Upon A Matress), Penny Worth (Chicago), as well as members of Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver’s Actor’s Therapy NYC.
Built in 1990, the space was the original home to celebrated musicals like Anything Goes, Oklahoma!, A Little Night Music, Follies and La Cage Aux Folles, among others.
“I’ve had shows which tried out in the Colonial, and it’s not only beautiful but acoustically first-rate, two qualities which are rare in tandem, even on Broadway," composer Stephen Sondheim told Boston Magazine last year. "For those of us involved in musical theatre, it’s a treasure and to tear it down would be not only a loss, but something of a crime."
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit 54below.com/artist/54-celebrates-the-colonial-theatre/.