Broadway favorites and good friends Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Kevin Chamberlin, and Seth Rudetsky, who shared the stage in Jack Plotnick and Rudetsky’s Broadway musical comedy Disaster!, team up again at Feinstein’s/54 Below for all-comedy evenings of music and Broadway stories March 27 and March 30 at 9:30 PM.
The show features Rudetsky doing his classic Broadway deconstructions, Chamberlin recreating Seussical's Horton the Elephant, Butler once again stepping into the role of Hairspray's Penny Pingleton, and Bart showing us why he won the Tony Award for playing Snoopy in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Attendees can also expect to hear tunes from Little Shop of Horrors, The Producers, A Day in Hollywood, and Disaster!
Rudetsky recently told Playbill, “I loved working with these three clowns during Disaster! I can't wait to show people some of the stuff we did backstage and also hear Kerry's high belt, Kevin's operatic high C, and Roger's beagle bark!”
Chamberlain added, “The four of us have put together a songsational, musical mirthquake, including some blasts from the past, some greatest hits, and some hysterical Broadway stories. You'll be spending an evening in our Broadway living room, celebrating the art of musical comedy.”
Bart has appeared on Broadway in Disaster!, Young Frankenstein, The Frogs, The Producers (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Tony Award and Drama Desk Award),Triumph Of Love, and Big River.
Butler was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Xanadu. Other Broadway credits include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Disaster!, Catch Me If You Can, Sherrie in Rock of Ages, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Penny Pingleton in the original cast of Hairspray, Eponine in Les Miserable, Blood Brothers, and The Best Man.
Chamberlin has been nominated for three Tony Awards, originating the roles of Horton in Seussical, Charlie in Dirty Blonde, and Uncle Fester in The Addams Family. Other Broadway credits include Disaster!, The Ritz, Chicago, Triumph of Love, My Favorite Year, and Abe Lincoln in Illinois.
Rudetsky co-wrote and co-starred in the Broadway musical comedy Disaster! He spent many years on Broadway as a pianist and conductor as well as two years as a comedy writer on The Rosie O'Donnell Show (three Emmy nominations). He is now the afternoon deejay on the SiriusXM Broadway channel as well as the host of Seth Speaks on SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Channel. He and his husband James Wesley produced the “What The World Needs Now Is Love” recording with Broadway Records to help the victims and families of the Orlando shooting. Recently, they’ve started the monthly Concert for America, which benefits five charities.
Rudetsky is also the entertainment director and musical director for Playbill Travel's star-studded Playbill Cruises. Playbill’s inaugural river cruise along the Rhône River in May 2017 is sold out, but cabins are available for the Rhine River cruise in August 2017, featuring Rudetsky, Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, Santino Fontana, and more exciting talent to be announced. Click here to learn more about the upcoming destination cruises and the Broadway talent already on board.
Feinstein's/54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th St. Tickets for the March concerts, priced $40-$50 with premium seats at $80, are available at 54below.com.
(Updated March 30, 2017)