Feinstein’s/54 Below will celebrate Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s 89th birthday on March 22 with In Praise of Women: A Sondheim Celebration.
The all-female cast will include Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal, Side Show), Lucy Anders (Something Rotten!), Ashley Blanchet (Beautiful, Frozen), Bebe Browning, Emma Degerstedt (Smokey Joe’s Cafe), Jordan Ensign (Phantom of the Opera), Kaitlyn Frank (We Are the Tigers, Newsies), Gaelen Gilliland (9 to 5, SpongeBob SquarePants), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, Sabrina the Teenage Witch), Celia Hottenstein (Phantom of the Opera), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde, Something Rotten!), Eryn LeCroy (Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd), Kate Loprest (First Date, The Drowsy Chaperone), Jessie Peltier, Becca Peterson (Bandstand, Mean Girls), Kimber Sprawl (A Bronx Tale, Girl from the North Country), and Nasia Thomas (Ain’t too Proud, Beautiful).
In Praise of Women promises to cover a wide variety of Sondheim’s work, from Into the Woods to Road Show, to Do I Hear a Waltz?
The 11:30 PM concert is produced and directed by Matt Redmond with music direction by Rebekah Bruce Parker.
There is a $35-$55 cover. Visit 54Below.com for tickets.
Ripley has also been a guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway in the Great Northwest. Playbill Travel’s first domestic cruise will bring passengers on a journey through the Pacific Northwest from April 26–May 4, 2020. Playbill Travel is currently accepting waitlist travelers for its sold out cruises: Broadway on the Rhône River 2 April 7–14, 2019, featuring Melissa Errico, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marc Kudisch, and Seth Rudetsky, Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein (September 1–9, 2019), and Broadway on the High Seas: The Greek Isles (June 24–July 1, 2019). Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit PlaybillTravel.com.