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Address: 254 W 54th Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Sep-08-20 12:00 AM Elon University Music Theatre Class of 2020

After training four years at one of the nation’s top music theatre programs, the Elon University BFA MT class of 2020 is ready to show New York City what they’ve got. In their 6th year at Feinstein’s/ 54 Below, these 19 classmates are excited to sing their favorite songs- from Golden Age Broadway to Rock and Roll and everything in between. Enjoy a night of song from these soon to be graduates, filled with friends, fun, and Elon love. Stick around, and you may even see a special alumni performance! Come meet the stars of tomorrow!

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Sep-08-20 12:00 AM Jeff Harnar Sings Sondheim

Jeff Harnar‘s I Know Things Now taps into Stephen Sondheim’s songbook with a gender fluidity in a tapestry of songs, many originally introduced by women, that allow Mr. Harnar to express the emotional landscape of an openly gay 21st Century New Yorker. Jeff Harnar is a BroadwayWorld, MAC, Bistro and Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret Award winner. Music Director Jon Weber is a renowned American Jazz artist, arranger  and NPR radio host.  Director Sondra Lee is a Broadway legend for her musical theater performance work, an author, and a New York director.

Music Direction by Jon Weber
Directed by Sondra Lee  

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Sep-09-20 12:00 AM John Minnock

Vocalist John Minnock returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below for a high energy jazz-infused show, celebrating release of his new album, Herring Cove. With him is special guest, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy-nominee saxophonist, Dave Liebman. Mr. Minnock performs material remaining faithful to and drawing from his background as a gay man and the LGBT community. This includes original songs, re-imagined standards, and a new song written for the album by music industry legend, David Shire.

Mr. Minnock is the recipient of the 2019 HotHouse/Jazzmobile NYC Readers Best Male Vocalist award.

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Sep-10-20 12:00 AM Ben Wexler’s Show Choir Extravaganza

High School Competition Show Choir is a national phenomenon, catapulted by the success of “Glee.” For nearly a decade, Broadway songwriter Ben Wexler (2019 Jonathan Larson Grant Winner) has been writing original music for show choirs throughout the country, but these songs have yet to have their New York Premiere. In Ben Wexler’s Show Choir Extravaganza, these songs will be performed by the Broadway performers who got their start in show choir alongside the composer and current students in Ohio’s Findlay First Edition and Alabama’s Auburn Varsity Singers. The night promises the spark of young talent alongside Broadway veterans, power ballads, nostalgia, laughs, and plenty of sequins.

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Sep-11-20 12:00 AM Hatched: Pace University at Feinstein’s/54 Below

Fresh work. FreshmXn.

You are cordially invited to Hatched, where the FreshmXn of Pace University’s BFA Musical Theatre program are doing things a little differently this year. Collaborating with director Zi Alikhan (Hamilton), PUMT ‘23 is putting together an evening of songs you might know in ways you’ve never imagined them. A high-energy crowd pleaser with familiar melodies and an unruly attitude, Hatched is always an electrifying night, and this is its 7th year in a row at Feinstein’s/54 Below!

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Sep-12-20 12:00 AM Guilty Pleasures Cabaret: Speakeasy Social

Guilty Pleasures Cabaret presents Speakeasy Social – an evening of song and dance dedicated to the time of flappers, bootleggers, and jazz. Featuring high-energy synchronized dancing and tight vocal harmonies courtesy of The Sirens, the show is full of sultry charm and feminine energy that’s redefining the American cabaret experience. You better believe…it’s the bee’s knees! 

NYC’s Premier Song and Dance Variety Show features high-energy synchronized dancing, live singing courtesy of female vocal group – The Sirens, and cheeky comedy. Produced and directed by a female team, the show is full of sultry charm and feminine energy that’s redefining the American cabaret experience. This production can be described as an extravaganza in which “Great Gatsby meets Mad Men meets Video Vixens.” Guilty Pleasures Cabaret was founded in 2014 by six friends in New York City who wanted to produce a show that highlighted both their performing and creative talents. Inspired by music, dance, and costumes that fulfilled their guilty performing pleasures, the show was born – thus earning their name “Guilty Pleasures Cabaret.” The ladies debuted their show in Manhattan on the Upper West Side at a neighborhood bar, and after nine months, moved downtown where they sold out monthly shows at the renowned Duplex Cabaret Theater. The ladies have since made the Duplex their performing home, with guest appearances at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Cutting Room, DROM, The Triad, The Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret, Stage773 in Chicago, Clocktower Cabaret in Denver, and Voodoo Comedy Lounge in Denver. In the spring of 2017, the group began performing internationally with performances in San Pedro, Belize and Bimini, Bahamas. In 2018, GPC founded the female vocal group – The Sirens, who seamlessly blend retro vibes, pop tunes, and musical theatre stylings with tight harmonies and leading lady vocals.  

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Sep-13-20 12:00 AM I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been

Everyone has dreams that we fear will pass us by. For actors those come in the shape and form of roles—whether they’re grown up and become too old for that child star turn, to the soprano never being considered for the baritone lead, everyone has a song in their heart that they’ll likely never get to see come to fruition with a crowd and in lights.

Until tonight.

I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been — is just that chance for all to embody those “roles come true,” and for an audience to bear witness to actors living out those dreams. Join us for a night of surprise, as you see and hear your favorite performers in ways you’d never imagine them.

Featuring:
Joe Carroll (Frozen, Bandstand)
Erin Davie (Grey Gardens, Side Show, Diana)
Jennifer DiNoia (Wicked)
Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera, The King and I)
Alex Finke (Come From Away, Sweeney Todd)
Andrew Kober
 (School Of Rock, Alice By Heart)
Mauricio Martínez (On Your Feet!)
Zachary Noah Piser (Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked)
Rachel Potter (The Addams Family, Evita)
Caesar Samayoa (Come From Away)
Heath Saunders (The Great Comet, Alice By Heart)
Michael James Scott (Aladdin, Something Rotten!)
Elena Shaddow (The Bridges of Madison County, The King and I)

and more to be announced!

Hosted by Jelani Remy (Ain’t Too Proud, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Lion King)
Conceived by Alexandra Silber
Musical Direction by Ben Caplan
Produced by Jen Sandler 

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Sep-13-20 12:00 AM FutureFest

After five sold out engagements, FUTUREFEST returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below!

Presented by the Festival of New American Musicals and Open Hydrant Theater Company, this popular Los Angeles showcase spotlights rising local young talent in a celebration of the next generation of musical theatre artists. At FutureFest, high-school and college students sing songs from new musicals written by leading and rising lyricists/composers.

Songs by Stephen Schwartz, Scott Alan, Ryan Scott Oliver, Jeff Thomson, Jordan Mann, Ben Toth, Chad Beguelin, Michelle Elliott, Daniel Larsen, Michael Kooman, and Christopher Dimond have been showcased at this event, hosted by special celebrity guests. Past hosts have included Patrick Cassidy (Assassins), Jeff Marx (Avenue Q), Paris Barclay (“Glee,” DGA President), Ben Toth (Musical Director, Kristin Chenoweth, Cheyenne Jackson) and Graham Phillips (13, “The Good Wife”).

Students are selected from a variety of high schools/colleges such as NYU, Pace University, Fordham, Columbia, Stuyvesant HS, Bronx High School of Science, Regis HS, Bronx Prep, Democracy Prep, Monsignor Farrell, Notre Dame Academy, Pelham HS, Bronx School of the Arts, and LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts.

Bob Klein, Linda Shusett, and Marcia Seligson (Past Producing Artistic Director of Reprise, UCLA) and Luis Cardenas and Sarah Rosenberg (Artistic Directors of Open Hydrant Theater Company) are proud and honored to bring FutureFest to New York City! Join us for an exciting evening of musical theatre presented by tomorrow’s stars.

Hosted by Devin Trey Campbell

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Sep-14-20 12:00 AM Pronoun Showdown!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

What happens when you reverse all of the pronouns in some of Broadway’s most famous songs?

Come find out as an amazing group of performers takes us through classics such as “Hopelessly Devoted to Me,” “On Your Own,” “Happy to Keep My Dinner Warm,” and many more! We’ve even included some of our favorite pop songs including “What Makes Me Beautiful.” It’s a small switch with a huge (and often hilarious) payoff!

This concert comes from the brains of Abby DePhillips and Kimberly Jenna Simon. Featuring a cast of some of Broadway’s biggest stars, this is a concert like you’ve never seen before!

Music direction by Benjamin Rauhala 

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Sep-15-20 12:00 AM 54 Sings Maggie Rogers ft. Erika Henningsen, Colton Ryan, and more!

Broadway’s best celebrate Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers in an evening of soulful, pop-charged hits. Maggie Rogers is one of the most influential artists of the music industry today, combining tales of identity, life, and love into energetic and relatable music. Enjoy some of your witchy feminist favorites, including “Light On,” “Alaska,” “Say It,” “Falling Water,” and more. Featuring a star-studded Broadway cast, this is one concert no Broadway or pop music lover should miss!

Featuring:
Carly Blane (Cubby)
Lauren Nicole Chapman (Frozen, Kinky Boots)
Sean Doherty (The Lightning Thief)
Damon J. Gillespie
 (NBC’s “RISE,” Newsies)
Danny Harris Kornfeld (RENT, Renascence)
Erika Henningsen (Mean Girls)
Melissa Rose Hirsch (The Mad Ones)
Adam J. Levy
 (Waitress)
Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen)
Morgan Marcell (Moulin Rouge! The Musical)
Colton Ryan (Dear Evan Hansen, Girl From The North Country)
Kyle Sherman (Ordinary Days)
Emerson Steele (Violet)
Allie Trimm (13, Bye Bye Birdie)
Gianna Yanelli (Mean Girls)

Music Direction by Conor Keelan
Produced by Charlie Sirmaian

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.