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||Gail Payne: This Is U.S.
We Hold These Tunes To Be Self-Evident
Gail Payne, an acclaimed cabaret performer from Indianapolis (“Humor and irony with great vocals”) makes her New York debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below!
Gail and her team — renowned New York musical director Alex Rybeck and director, Tony-Award-winner Faith Prince — carefully curate an evening of music and stories that celebrates and explores the complex flavors inherent in American society today. Selections include unexpected ingredients that influenced Gail growing up in rural Illinois, living in urban Indianapolis, and traveling the world, from Guthrie to Gershwin, Berlin to Dixie Chicks, “This Land is Your Land” to “How You Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm After They’ve Seen Paree.” Gail Payne offers something for every music lover, garnished with Rybeck’s masterful arrangements for piano, guitar and ukulele.
||The Late Comet: Shoba Narayan in SHOBusiness
Fresh off the 12-time Tony Nominated Broadway production of The Great Comet, Shoba Narayan is ready to share her journey into the land of Show Business in her Feinstein/54 Below solo concert, Sho(ba) Business. The concert will take a look back at melodies and stories associated with her career and life, featuring songs from The Apple Tree, The King and I, Annie Get Your Gun, Side Show, as well as pop covers and compositions by 3-time Tony Nominee Dave Malloy. The concert will be directed by Sammi Cannold (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812) and features guest appearances by Derek Klena (Anastasia), Courtney Bassett (The Great Comet), Kennedy Caughell (The Great Comet, Wicked).
This show is part of The Late Comet, a series of late-night shows featuring cast members of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.
Produced by Philip Romano.
Award Winning singing sensation Isaac Sutton makes his Feinstein’s/54 below solo concert debut with special guest Carrie St. Louis.
Sutton has established himself over the last decade as one of the leading bass-baritone voices with a career spanning Musical Theatre, Opera, Television and Sold-Out One Man shows.
Sutton has been performing regularly at Israel’s National Theaters and singing with the best Symphony orchestras.
After successful shows in Europe, Canada, Brazil, and across Israel, Isaac Sutton recently performed a duet with Broadway legend Kristin Chenoweth at The Mayo Performing Arts Center.
MBA graduate with honors from Tel Aviv University, Isaac Sutton decided to follow his heart and dreams. Sutton got his musical theatre training at Circle in The Square Theatre School and Manhattan School of Music, both in NYC.
||The Late Comet: Sumayya Ali
The versatile American Broadway actress, opera singer, composer, and violinist Sumayya Ali will lead you into her kaleidoscopic world, where you will experience a taste of musical theatre, jazz, pop, opera fusion, and some of her original compositions from her upcoming album.
Sumayya’s vocal versatility has lead her to grace Broadway stages from Ragtime to The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Sumayya is currently in the cast of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. She will be joined by some of her Broadway friends.
This show is part of The Late Comet, a series of late-night shows featuring cast members of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, produced by Philip Romano.
||Best In Shows: A Benefit for the Humane Society of New York
Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefitting the Humane Society of New York, will honor James L. Nederlander, (Jimmy) the President of The Nederlander Organization. Mr. Nederlander will be awarded the third annual Humane Society of New York’s Sandy Fund Award in recognition of his deep concern and support of the needs of rescued animals. Mr. Nederlander has a special connection to The Sandy Fund, which is named in honor of the original canine star of Broadway’s Annie. It was his father, James M. Nederlander, who produced the legendary musical, and so gave Sandy his very first acting job. Sandy quickly became a Broadway star, playing 2,363 performances of Annie on Broadway, and performed for two American Presidents at the White House.
The fourth annual Best in Shows – Broadway Legends Honor the Humane Society of New York, will be presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni and will have music direction by Seth Rudetsky, who will also host the star-studded show featuring Broadway’s brightest performers, joined by surprise two and four legged guests.
Previous Best in Shows have featured performances by John Bolton, Christian Borle, Tituss Burgess, Lilla Crawford, Robert Fairchild, Sutton Foster, Capathia Jenkins, Andy Karl, Andrea McArdle, Orfeh, Laura Osnes, Charles Strouse, and many more. This year’s cast will be announced shortly.
The Sandy Fund of the Humane Society of New York was established to honor the memory of the rescue dog who originated the role of Sandy in the Broadway production of Annie, which opened on Broadway in 1977. The Fund provides for the needs of homeless dogs and cats.
Since 1904 the Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York City, reaching out to animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. Open seven days a week, today its hospital and The Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center help more than 38,000 animals annually. HSNY’s Adoption Center provides a safe haven– with no time limit – for rescued animals of all ages until permanent adoptive, loving homes are found. The clinic provides low-cost and free veterinary services ranging from wellness treatments to critical care for animals who would otherwise have nowhere to turn for life-saving help. www.HumaneSocietyNY.org
Program and performers subject to change.
||The Songs of Matthew McCollum: Songs For The Dead
Composer/lyricist and performer Matthew McCollum makes his Feinstein’s/54 Below debut with an evening of ghost stories, both whispered and screamed. An evening in three parts (Songs For The Dead, Songs From The Dead, and The Little Deaths), you’ll travel from the forgotten backwoods of Appalachia, to the glamour of 1940s Hollywood, to a Route 66 jamboree, to that undiscovered country itself, from whose bourn you’ll get to return. Matthew won’t promise a happy ending, but he guarantees an unparalleled group of performers, a total absence of jump scares, and a new collection of soulful, haunting melodies.
The sultry and sophisticated Diane D’Angelo makes her Feinstein’s/54 Below debut with her new show I’m In The Mood For Love. Having established herself as a cabaret singer in Manhattan, Diane returns to NYC for the first time in over a decade. With a classical background, D’Angelo easily crosses over to the cabaret stage with her lush interpretations of the American Popular Songbook. Through the music of Arlen & Mercer, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, and Lerner & Loewe, and with her dear friends Rick Jensen and Lina Koutrakos at the musical and directorial helm, along with Tom Hubbard on bass, this velvety female crooner sings us a love story. With her long awaited debut CD on the heels of this one-night-only show, we encourage you to join us!
A cabaret veteran, Ms. D’Angelo has performed for two former U.S. Presidents, and is on the soundtrack for The Godfather III. She has performed in diverse venues from San Francisco Symphony Hall, The Waldorf Astoria, and The San Diego Comic Opera, to the World Expo in Shanghai, The Greek island of Mykonos, The Playa at the Burning Man Festival in the Nevada desert as well as the intimate NYC cabaret rooms Don’t Tell Mama, The Duplex, Arci’s Place, Judy’s Chelsea and The Firebird.
||Rose Kingsley Sings The Songs of Johnny Mercer
“Ms. Kingsley, although revered in opera circles, is a welcomed and much-needed shining new star for jazz and cabaret aficionados.” – The Associated Press
Rose Kingsley, opera great turned jazz great makes her Feinstein’s/54 Below debut in Through The Years With Johnny Mercer. Join Rose Kingsley as she takes you back in time to the era when music and lyrics were timeless. With each Mercer song in chronological order, goes a story, most of them have never been heard before. This show has the blessing of the Mercer Family to preserve the legacy of Mr. Mercer.
Presenting special guest Andrew Poretz a New York Entertainer specializing in songs from the Great American song book. He is a well received vocalist from San Francisco to New York.
A portion of the ticket sales will go to benefit Broadway Cares.
||Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver’s ACTOR THERAPY
ACTOR THERAPY goes Feinstein’s/54 Below! Hosted by award-winning composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver (35mm, Darling) and Broadway actress Lindsay Mendez (Significant Other, Wicked, Dogfight, Godspell), ACTOR THERAPY is a series of masterclasses 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. Join Ryan Scott Oliver, Lindsay Mendez, and their cast of talented performers as they celebrate the alumni of this memorable program!
||Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway, Part Two!
After a critically acclaimed debut in March, Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway is back!
Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway offers a behind the scenes look at the musicals that were supposed to come to Broadway but never did…told by the actors, writers, and directors who were there!
From producers with no money, to actors who wouldn’t go on, to shows that were way ahead of their time, Broadway Bound will introduce New York audiences to the shows that were supposed to find a home on the Great White Way, all sung by an all star Broadway cast.
The concert will be co-hosted by author of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, and host of the podcast, Behind The Curtain: Broadway’s Living Legends, Robert W. Schneider.
Performers scheduled to appear at the 7pm include:
Loni Ackerman (Cats)
Klea Blackhurst (Everything the Traffic Will Allow)
Jim Brochu (Zero Hour)
Todd Buonopane (Cinderella)
Rita Gardner (The Wedding Singer)
Kara Lindsay (Wicked)
Carolyn Mignini (Tintypes)
Bonnie Milligan (Jasper in Deadland)
Jill Paice (Curtains)
Ryan Vona (Paramour)
Kevin Zak (Clinton: The Musical)
With more to be announced!
Performers scheduled to appear at the 9:30pm include:
Will Blum (The Book of Mormon)
Caroline Bowman (Wicked)
Mary Callanan (Annie)
Amanda Green (Hands on a Hardbody)
Michael Hajjar (Michael Hajjar and Friends)
Christiane Noll (Ragtime)
Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon)
George Salazar (The Lighting Thief)
Neva Small (Henry, Sweet Henry)
Rebecca Spigelman (Hairspray)
Kevin David Thomas (Les Miserables)
Jim Walton (Merrily We Roll Along)
With more to be announced!