Kevin Chamberlin Plans Busy Spring of TV, Concerts, and an Encores! Revival

Cabaret & Concert News   Kevin Chamberlin Plans Busy Spring of TV, Concerts, and an Encores! Revival
 
He will play the role originated by Jimmy Durante in the rarely seen Cole Porter musical The New Yorkers and reunite with Disaster! co-stars at 54 Below.
Kevin Chamberlin
Kevin Chamberlin

Three-time Tony Award nominee Kevin Chamberlin, recently on Broadway in the musical Disaster!, is returning to the New York stage, to the concert stage, and to television in the coming months with several notable projects.

Chamberlin, who earned Tony nominations as Horton the Elephant in Seussical, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, and Charlie in Dirty Blonde, will star in the City Center Encores! concert version of the 1930 satirical revue The New Yorkers, scheduled to run March 22–26. With songs by Cole Porter and a book by Herbert Fields, it's the show that introduced Porter standards “Love for Sale,” “Go Into Your Dance,” “I Happen to Like New York,” and “Take Me Back To Manhattan.”

“I’m incredibly excited about The New Yorkers,” Chamberlin told Playbill.com. “I am performing the role originated by Jimmy Durante. His three songs that he wrote for the original Broadway production were lost and just recently pieced back together after being discovered in an archive in Los Angeles. These songs haven't been heard on Broadway since the original 1930 production.”

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That same week, Chamberlin will reunite with several stars from the 2016 musical Disaster! in March 27 and 30 concerts at the Feinstein’s/54 Below nightclub in Manhattan. Chamberlin will appear with Kerry Butler, Roger Bart, and Disaster! co-creator Seth Rudetsky in what's billed as “all of their comedy chestnuts, even including some backstage Broadway stories… and a section about Disaster!.

Chamberlin said, “We wanted to do an evening of musical comedy. We performed it last year at NJPAC and got a huge response. Roger Bart and I went to college together at Rutgers in New Jersey and we always seem to be working together. We help each other out on auditions, give each other some shtick to use in a scene, etc. I got him a job on Jessie and he's recommended me for many gigs. We first worked together on Broadway in Triumph of Love over 20 years ago. We filmed Grace and Frankie last year and now we're making our 54 Below debut together in a show we've developed with Seth and Kerry. All four of us come from musical comedy backgrounds and the show celebrates that.”

There will be two performances of the show at 9:30 PM. Tickets cost $40–$50 plus a $25 food and beverage minimum, and an additional $5 for tickets purchased at the door. Tickets can be ordered in advance at

Meanwhile, Chamberlin will again be seen on the new season of Netflix's Grace and Frankie, which will commence streaming March 24.

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