Cabaret & Concert NewsLesli Margherita, John Lloyd Young, Patrick Page Coming to Feinstein’s/54 Below August 24–31See all the theatre-related events scheduled this week at the intimate venue.
August 23, 2017
Feinstein’s/54 Below, the supper club located below Studio 54, will boast these events of interest to theatre folk the week of August 24–31.
August 24–27, August 29–September 3: Michael Feinstein: Showstoppers The co-owner and namesake of Feinstein’s returns to his home base with a concert of songs that explore the meaning of the expression “showstopper.” Special guests: Tony Award winners John Lloyd Young (August 24–27) and Betty Buckley (August 29–September 3). Shows at 7 and/or 9:30 PM on various dates. Click here for details.
August 24–26: Lesli Margherita: Rule Your Kingdom The Olivier Award-winning star Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea, Zorro) returns to the club with a new take on her signature cabaret show. 9:30 PM Click here for details.
August 25: Mike Wartella
The actor currently playing Mike Teevee in Broadway’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory sings rock, showtunes, and his own original songs. 11:30 PM Click here for details.
August 27: New Writers at 54! Chasing Summer: The Songs of Ben Chavez and Yianni Papadimos
PJ Adzima, Adrenne Eller, F. Michael Haynie, Julia Knitel, Ryann Redmond, Kuhoo Verla, and other stage veterans will lend their voices to a concert of songs from the team’s The Cobalteans (NYMF 2015 Outstanding music, lyrics, and book), selections from their new musical Elysium, and other songs. 9:30 PM
August 28, September 25: Julia Mattison IS Ruby Manger Julia Mattinson performs as her alter ego, Broadway and Hollywood diva Ruby Manger, sharing the scandalous backstage stories of her fictional career, including her “Tony-winning” performance in the Best Musical, I See You, Not Really, But You Know What I Mean. Guest performers: Taylor Trensch of Hello, Dolly!, Andrew Kober, and Noel Carey.7 PM
August 28: New Writers at 54! Yandura & Melocik: The Revolution Will Be Expository
The team will perform numbers from their musicals Wringer; The Last Queen of Canaan; and The Coup, or You Me and the Piano; as interpreted by Courtney Wolfson, Dan DeLuca, Bonnie Milligan, Tori Scott, Charity Angél Dawson, Donald Webber Jr., and other Broadway veterans. 9:30 PM
August 29: Turn the Beat Around: Feinstein’s/54 Below Celebrates Studio 54
Scott Coulter directs a salute to Feinstein’s/54 Below’s scandalous past as a party room for the notorious Studio 54 disco, which operated upstairs. Period classics will be performed by a cast of 19, including Cheryl Freeman, Tyce Green, Jessica Hendy, and Will Porter. 9:30 PM
August 30: New Writers at 54! Opening Numbers by Noel Carey
Tony Award nominee Emily Skeggs (Fun Home), and Drama Desk Award nominee Patrick Page (Spider-Man) lead a cast of stage veterans who will perform opening numbers from nine of Carey’s musicals including Zazou, The Showmen, and Seven Minutes in Heaven. 9:30 PM
August 31: New Writers at 54! The Songs of Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair
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. Doors open 30-45 minutes before concert time. Feinstein’s/54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street in Manhattan.