"The Rose" Singer, Badass Broads and a James Brown Tribute; What Not to Miss in Nightlife This Week

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Sunday Sept. 27: New York-based musical theatre writers Matte O'Brien and Matt Vinson make their Feinstein’s/54 Below debut with a concert set to feature original songs from two anticipated productions: pop-rock opera Cake, and an epic-folk adaptation of L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. Catch them before they're mega famous! Tickets from $30; 9:30 PM.

Monday Sept. 28: Hamilton's Ariana DeBose and Legally Blonde's Kate Rockwell join forces on the stage at Feinstein’s/54 Below to celebrate history's most fierce and fearless women in Badass Broads. The two pay homage to powerhouse women in music and beyond, from Barbra to Beyoncé. Tickets $25; 9:30 PM. 

Not ready to go home yet? Stick around for the 54 Concert Lab Series. Hand-picked artists develop solo concerts bit by bit, culminating in a 20-25 minute show presented in a showcase infront of an industry panel. Tickets $10; 11:30 PM. 

Ariana DeBose and Kate Rockwell
Ariana DeBose and Kate Rockwell Photo by Michelle Kinney

Tuesday Sept. 29: Following a hit, sold-out Feinstein’s/54 Below debut earlier this year, Bring It On: The Musical star Ryann Redmond returns to the cabaret stage with a show that blends rock 'n' roll, show tunes and personal stories. Tickets from $25; 9:30 PM.  Wednesday Sept. 30: Singer, songwriter and cabaret performer Amanda McBroom returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below over two nights with her new solo show, Up Close and Personal. McBroom is a Golden Globe winner for Best Original Song for "The Rose," the Oscar-winning 1979 film starring Bette Midler. Tickets from $35; through Oct. 1, 7 PM. 

Thursday Oct. 1: Meet the man who helped Lady Gaga prepare for her Sound of Music performance at the Oscars and has written hit songs for Josh Groban, the Temptations, 'Nsync and Dianne Reeves, among many others. Songwriter and jazz pianist Jeff Franzel celebrates his solo album with a concert at Joe's Pub for one night only. Tickets from $15; 7 PM. 

Friday Oct. 2: Tickets are selling fast for the launch event of Justin Vivian Bond's retrospective at Joe's Pub: a revival of Dixie McCall's Patterns for Living. The original trailblazing cabaret paved the way for what became Bond and Kenny Mellman's signature act, Kiki and Herb. Tickets from $25; 9 PM.

Saturday Oct. 3: Prepare to shake it off into the early hours of Sunday morning with Courtnee Roze's late-night tribute to James Brown at Joe's Pub. The talented performer leads a percussion-driven ensemble that features congas, djembe, drums, bass, keyboard, strings, woodwinds, brass and taps. Roze and her band weave the sounds of funk, fusion, Afrobeat, soul, house, world music, live dance creations and heavy percussion to create a unique act. Tickets from $12; 11:30 PM.

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