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 April 6–13:
April 6-8: Lorna Luft The film, TV, Broadway, and concert star performs an evening of standards from the great American songbook. 7 PM. Click here for more information.
April 6: A Little White Music with drag artist Varla Jean Merman 9:30 PM.
April 7: 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.
April 8: The 32nd Annual Alec Wilder Tribute Concert Klea Blackhurst and Karen Ziemba headline this salute to the late composer of standards including “I’ll Be Around.” 9:30 PM. Click here for more information.
April 8: Baldwin Wallace University Seniors from the school’s musical theatre program make their New York debuts in a concert featuring guest alumna Caitlin Houlahan. 11:30 PM.
April 9: Love and Other Fables Showcase of a new musical by John McMahon and Jay Jeffries, directed by Jay Binder and featuring Lesli Margherita Alli Mauzey, Dakin Matthews, and Blair Ross. Based on the life of Greek fable-spinner Aesop.7 PM
April 9: Arielle Jacobs: A Leap in the Dark Veteran of In the Heights, Wicked, and the Australian company of Aladdin tells the story of her life using the music of Sara Bareilles and Whitney Houston, and songs from many of her favorite roles. 9:30 PM.
April 10: David Yazbek, with The Band‘s Visit Band The composer of 2016 Off-Broadway hit The Band’s Visit reunites the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra, which served as the show’s band. Their concert features Middle Eastern music and songs from the show, as sung by original cast members Katrinia Lenk and Ari’el Satchel. 7 PM. Click here for more information.
April 10, 12, and 18-23: Marilyn Maye: Carrying the Torch Veteran cabaret singer returns to the club for her 89th birthday concert. 9:30 PM April 10, 7 PM April 12.
April 10: Actor Therapy Composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver (35mm, Darling) and Broadway actor Lindsay Mendez (Significant Other, Wicked, Dogfight, Godspell) host a master class for performers looking to “improve their auditions, build a better book, and expand their understanding of what it means to be an actor and song interpreter in New York today.” 11:30 PM.
April 11: Joyce Jackson’s Guide to Dating Showcase of a new musical by Steve Marzullo and Scott Logsdon, described as “a funny and pointed musical parody of an actual dating manual from the 1950s.” Featuring Lesli Margherita, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Jake Boyd, Teal Wicks, David Josefsberg, and Allison Guinn. (Rescheduled from March 14.) 7PM.
April 12: Jana Robbins: Birthday Concert The Broadway performer/producer shares stories about her life while singing showtunes and standards including “Time After Time,” “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “The Impossible Dream,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” and “As If We Never Said Goodbye.” 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.
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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