Allison Guinn, last seen on Broadway in the revival of On the Town, will bring her show The Legacy of Daisy Dean: An Appalachian Cinderella Story, Minus the Shoes to Feinstein’s/54 Below October 16.
Guest stars scheduled to appear at the 9:30 PM concert include Briana Carlson-Goodman (Les Misérables, Hair), Lauren Elder (Side Show, Hair), musician Peter Calo, Sam and Matthew Gelfer (The New Students) and Dear Evan Hansen star Rachel Bay Jones.
The evening will celebrate “the legacy of a phenomenal woman in a night of old time country songs and wildly true stories told to her by her Appalachian grandmother,” according to Feinstein’s/54 Below. “Guinn’s grandmother, Daisy Dean Erwin, survived an extraordinary life of struggles and sacrifice by using her own special brand of humor and song. Backed by a four-piece string band of talented musicians, Guinn takes you back to the East Tennessee hollers by mixing the traditions of Appalachian storytelling and old time country songs (Carter Family, Hank Williams, Roy Acuff) with cabaret to create an extremely funny, heartwarming and unique event never before seen at 54 Below to honor a uniquely incredible woman, and the Appalachian spirit and music.”
Guinn made her Broadway debut in the 2009 Tony Award-winning revival of Hair.
54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. There is a $25-35 cover charge plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. For more information and tickets, visit 54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.