Feinstein’s/54 Below, the 134-seat supper club located below Studio 54, will boast these events of interest to theatre folk the week of April 13–20.
April 13: Benny Benack III: One of a Kind The crooner-trumpeter-bandleader performs his original compositions in the style of the Great American Songbook. 9:30 PM.
April 14: Evan Ruggiero: The One-Legged Song & Dance Man A young amputee tap dancer inspired by tap legend “Peg Leg” Bates sings and dances to show tunes, rock ’n’ roll, and new original songs, with his All-Star Band. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sarcoma Foundation of America. 9:30 PM.
April 14: Musematch 9.0 Musical theatre “blind dates” in which young composers are paired with singers they don’t know. Among the match-ups: Patty Lohr with David Alan Thornton, Jane Bunting with Kate Yeager, and Lisandro Nesis with Joshua Stackhouse. 11:30 PM.
April 15: 54 Sings Broadway’s Greatest Hits Scott Siegel hosts a concert of songs from classic musicals, performed by Ben Davis, Douglas Ladnier, Maxine Linehan, Jill Paice, and Laila Robins. 9:30 PM
April 15: theatre bunny Recent NYU graduates Patrick Steven Bovo and Keaton Jadwin tell the story of their friendship through the lens of the musical theatre repertoire, ranging from Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg’s “Over the Rainbow” and Jonathan Larson’s Rent to Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s Edges and Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s Beauty and the Beast.. 11:30 PM.
April 16: Carmen Cusack The Tony-nominated star of 2016’s Bright Star performs numbers from that show, plus original songs. 8 PM Click here for details.
April 20: Late Night Comedy at 54 Drama Desk Award nominee Leslie Kritzer toplines an evening of comedy, also featuring Maria Wojciechowski, Lisa Davey, Gary Vider, David De Almo, and Tyler Fischer. 11:30 PM
April 17: 70, Girls, 70 Concert performance of songs from a lesser-known Kander & Ebb musical, narrated by Tony Award winner Helen Gallagher and featuring Loni Ackerman, Jim Brochu, David Cryer, Ernestine Jackson, and other Broadway veterans. Two performances: 7 and 9;:30 PM.
April 18-23: Marilyn Maye: Carrying the Torch Veteran cabaret singer returns to the club for her 89th birthday concert. 9:30 PM April 10, 7 PM April 12.
April 18: Broadway Bluegrass with the NYCity Slickers Concert of Broadway show tunes played with bluegrass style arrangements. 9:30 PM.
April 19: Isn’t It a Lively Day: Anna Lively Celebrates the Music and Career of the One and Only Doris Day! Club singer Anna Lively and pianist Christopher Denney perform Day’s hits from her movie musical career that included Calamity Jane, The Pajama Game, and Pillow Talk 9:30 PM.
April 20: Me, Myself, and Rita: Almog Pail Celebrates Rita Hayworth 9:30 PM. Click here for details.
April 20: Famous in NY: New Recruits Live version of the YouTube series, featuring performances by Connor Ausman, Romina Foster, Jennifer Grasso, Kaitlin Lawrence, Amy McBrayer, and Matt Redmond. 11:30 PM.
Click here for a complete list of the upcoming Feinstein’s/54 Below events. Tickets for most events cost $35–$70, plus a $25 food and beverage minimum, plus $6 extra if purchased at the door. Some events are higher. For tickets and other information, call (646) 476-3551. Doors open 30-45 minutes before concert time.
Named for co-owner Michael Feinstein and Studio 54, the one-time disco and current Broadway theatre in whose basement the club is located, Feinstein’s/54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street in Manhattan.