Lea Salonga, Klea Blackhurst, and Andrew Rannells Coming to Feinstein’s/54 Below

Cabaret & Concert News   Lea Salonga, Klea Blackhurst, and Andrew Rannells Coming to Feinstein’s/54 Below
 
See all the theatre-related events scheduled this week at the intimate venue.
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54 Below Marc J. Franklin

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 May 11-18.

May 11–22: Encore with Lea Salonga
The original star of Miss Saigon and Allegiance performs standards, pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. This will be part of the longest continuous engagement in the history of Feinstein’s/54 Below. Click here for more details. 7 PM

May 11: Joey Arias and Sherry Vine
“Drag darlings” Arias (Zumanity and Arias With A Twist) and Vine (She’s Living For This) perform their “cabaret extravaganza.” 9:30 PM

May 12: Like Mother, Like Daughter: The Mother’s Day Special with Ray DeForest
MAC award winner Doris Dear (the “inner housewife” of Ray DeForest) celebrates her mother Taffy along with special guests including MAC award winner Meg Flather, recording artist Stacy Sullivan, and vocalists Shaynee Rainbolt and Lina Koutrakos. 9:30 PM

May 13: 54 Sings Broadway’ Greatest Hits!
Scott Siegel hosts the latest in this monthly series of Broadway classics, sung by Klea Blackhurst, Douglas Ladnier, and more stars to be announced. 9:30 PM

May 14: A Very Broadway Mother’s Day
This matinee performance features leading ladies from the worlds of Broadway and cabaret sharing the stage with their children and their moms to sing about the glory of family. Guests include Zina Goldrich, Stacy Sullivan, Jana Robbins, Julie Reyburn, Kelli Rabke, Janet Metz, Walter Bolin, and Phoebe Unger. Special Mother’s Day menu. 2:30 PM

May 15: Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood
“Songs of hope and love from the Broadway canon” as performed by Julie Benko, Brandon Ellis, Michael Gioia, Siri Howard, Ashley Blanchet, Lauren Elder, Abigail Shapiro, and other theatre folk. 9:30 PM

May 16: Alexis Michelle
The drag artist recounts her life story with the help of songs ranging from standards like “Bill” to Broadway character numbers like “A Call from the Vatican,” and new interpretations of contemporary pop hits. 9:30 PM

May 17: Brandon Uranowitz: The Songs of William Finn
The 2017 Tony Award nominee for Falsettos salutes the composer of that show, plus The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A New Brain, and other musicals. With special guests Tony nominees Carmen Cusack and Andrew Rannells. 9:30 PM

May 18: LIU Post Presents Post-ed Notes
Alumni from Long Island University/Post’s musical theatre program perform in a fundraiser for the school’s scholarship fund. 9:30 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.

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