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Jill Eikenberry, Aaron Tveit, Brittain Ashford, Luann de Lesseps: #CountessAndFriends, and more
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 03:19 pm EST 01/11/19

NEXT WEEK AT FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW…

JILL EIKENBERRY

AAROB TVIET

BRITTAIN ASHFORD

LUANN DE LESSEPS

…AND MORE

www.54Below.com/Feinsteins

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.


JILL EIKENBERRY: HERE I GO AGAIN!, JANUARY 15 AT 7:00PM

Encore by popular demand! Jill Eikenberry, Golden Globe award winner most known for her starring role on the NBC drama “L.A. Law” and Obie award winner for the Off-Broadway plays Lemon Sky and Life Under Water, returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below in Here I Go Again! Expect songs from her life and her career, including works by Kurt Weill, John Kander, Peggy Lee, Janis Ian, Ricky Ian Anderson, and Joni Mitchell, as well as some exciting new composers.



She’ll be joined by her wonderful musical director, James Horan, at the piano, Mike Kuennen on bass, Max Tucker on drums, and Lee Weissman on guitar, plus a few surprise guests, including her ever eager husband Michael Tucker, David Rasche (Little Miss Sunshine, “Sledge Hammer!”), and Tony Award winners Joanna Gleason (Into the Woods) and Randy Graff (City of Angels).



$40-$50 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.



AARON TVEIT, JANUARY 16 & 17 AT 7:00PM

Aaron Tveit returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below! Aaron will sing highlights from his career, which spans everything from theatre to TV to movies, in such projects as Catch Me If You Can, Grease: Live, Company, and Les Misérables. Get ready to hear this versatile singer cover songs from every end of the musical spectrum – as Aaron’s been known to sing anything from Freddie Mercury to Puccini in his live shows – with some additional surprises along the way!



Aaron has most recently starred in the pre-Broadway production of Moulin Rouge. Previously he starred in CBS comic-thriller, “Braindead,” where he played the male lead of Gareth opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead. He is perhaps best known to New York audiences for creating the role of “Gabe” in the Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical, Next to Normal. Aaron’s other credits include Wicked and Hairspray on Broadway, the films Out of Blue, Better Off Single, Undrafted, and the TV shows “Graceland” and “Gossip Girl.”



$11-$110 cover charge. $135 VIP seating. $165 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.



BROADWAY BABES: A CABARET BENEFITING THE NYC GAY MEN’S CHORUS, JANUARY 16 AT 9:30PM

We’re all just Broadway babes! Join members of the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus for an evening of song, drag, and fabulousness as they help to raise money for the world-renowned organization. Hosted by Mama Mela and Ellia J. Garlands, expect to hear some of your favorite show tunes with the requisite queer twist. The annual benefit cabaret raises money to help NYC Gay Men’s Chorus reach its goal of love, equality, and acceptance in our community and beyond. Music directed by Jeremiah Oliver, the cast for Broadway Babes includes Amanda Poupon, Maeby de Laid, Douzie Laine, Time Hein & Christopher Lucas.



$30-$40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.



GERARDO VALLEJO: GENTLEMAN IN NEW YORK, JANUARY 17 AT 9:30PM

Singer, actor, and activist Gerardo Vallejo returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below to present A Gentleman In New York– highlighting the danger, absurdity, and fragile nature of toxic masculinity in our society. Interwoven with heartfelt personal life stories, A Gentleman In New York features songs from the musical theater cannon, the great American songbook, and top-40 pop classics—both new and old. After living and performing in New York City for the last 5 years, performer Gerardo Vallejo and his A Gentleman In New York are sure to bring you a jazzy evening of live music and entertainment.



New York City based composer and pianist Karl Hedrick serves as the Musical Director.



$25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.



LINDSAY MENDEZ AND RYAN SCOTT OLIVER’S ACTOR THERAPY, JANUARY 17 AT 11:30PM

ACTOR THERAPY goes Feinstein’s/54 Below! Hosted by award-winning composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver (35mm, Darling) and Tony Award-winning Broadway actress Lindsay Mendez (Carousel, Significant Other, Wicked), 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!



Featuring the 2019 Winter Intensive Performers: Jennifer Amentt, Daniel Barrett, Melanie Bolovan, Anika Buchanan, Aislinn Cain, Dorey Casey, Emily Foley, Bryana Hall, Jessica MacNeill, Tasha Matthews, Eleanor Reich, Elissa Rastegar, Molly Spain, Mary Beth Torgerson, Keegan Tucker, and Kate Yahn.



Hosted by Mathieu Whitman & Chelsea Moss.



$20 cover charge. $40 premium seating. 2 drink or $20 food & beverage minimum.



BRITTAIN ASHFORD, JANUARY 18 AT 9:30PM

Join Brittain Ashford (and some special guests) in her return to Feinstein’s/54 Below! Brittain originated the role of Sonya in Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812 at Ars Nova in 2012, received a Lortel nomination for her performance during the Off-Broadway Kazino run, and originated and played the role again throughout the show’s Broadway run.



Brittain has also appeared in Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet and fronts her own band, Prairie Empire. She made her sold-out solo debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below last year. Tonight, Brittain is proud to present a night of her own music and some favorite covers with some of her favorite New York musicians and special guests.



$25-$35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.



SHIZ: BROADWAY MEETS SKETCH COMEDY, JANUARY 18 AT 11:30PM

Your favorite musical theater characters find themselves smack in the middle of sketches in this Broadway-meets-comedy mash-up show, written by UCB comedians and featuring actors from the casts of your favorite shows. Imagine if the Tonys were hijacked by “SNL.” SHIZ gives classic moments from musicals an irreverent mind of their own. Watch Elphaba and Javert get thrown unexpected curveballs and belt their way out. SHIZ is a love letter to Broadway with a few notes scribbled in the margins. No parody lyrics, only parody riffs.



SHIZ returns in 2019, kicking off a run of monthly shows, featuring a core cast of powerhouse performers as well as a revolving door of popular guest stars from the Broadway community.



SHIZ is conceived by comedian Matt Gehring (“Set It Up,” “The Tick”) and songwriter/performer Shaina Taub (Old Hats, Twelfth Night at Shakespeare in the Park) and written by Gehring, Max Ash (UCB Maude Night writer) and rising comedy star Natalie Walker (Search Party).



Featuring: Kim Blanck, Larkin Bogan, Fernando Contreras, Liana Hunt, Preston Martin, Joél Pérez, Heath Saunders, Kuhoo Verma, Natalie Walker, and Nicole Weiss.



$25-$35 cover charge. $50 VIP seating. $60 premium seating. 2 drink or $20 food & beverage minimum.



LUANN DE LESSEPS: #COUNTESSANDFRIENDS, JAN 19 AT 7:00PM

Television personality, pop singer, and author Luann de Lesseps– known as the Countess on “The Real Housewives of New York City”– returns with her hit nightclub act, #CountessAndFriends.



Hip as a New York minute and classically chic, de Lesseps’s glamorous life in the fast lane on several continents (together with a solid decade at the center of reality TV) provides fodder for hilarious stories, one-of-a-kind anecdotes, and, of course, some standards and pop songs in her inimitable style. She will be joined by an eclectic group of New York’s most sought after nightlife stars, both legendary and ascendant. #CountessAndFriends promises a glorious return to the heyday of cosmopolitan evening entertainment.



Musical Direction & Arrangements by Billy Stritch

Written & Directed by Ben Rimalower



$140-$150 cover charge. $175 VIP seating. $210 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.




54 SALUTES FRANK SINATRA, JANUARY 19 AT 9:30PM

Encore by popular demand! Join us for Frank Sinatra – The Second Century – A Celebration of Sinatra’s Timeless Hit Songs!



An all-star cast of Broadway and nightclub stars will perform the songs that propelled Ol’ Blue Eyes into the stratosphere of superstars. Hear the hits that turned Sinatra into an icon for the ages, making him one of rare show business beacons who continues to shine even in his second century. You’ll hear songs like “One For My Baby,” “Chicago,” “My Way,” “It Was a Very Good Year,” and so many more.



This show comes courtesy of impresario Scott Siegel, who brought four different sold out Sinatra shows to Feinstein’s/54 Below during the Chairman of the Board’s centennial year. Now that we’re in Sinatra’s second century, his greatness is a given, and today’s most talented performers are looking forward to performing in his honor. You’ll want to be at Feinstein’s/54 Below to witness it!



The show will be produced, written, directed and hosted by Scott Siegel, the creator of Town Hall’s signature series, Broadway by the Year. He has written/directed/produced concerts for Michael Feinstein at Jazz at Lincoln Center and has, over the course of the last 16 years, created more than 200 major concerts all over the world, plus scores of nightclub shows that have played major concert halls, boites, and performing arts centers.



Featuring: Scott Coulter (2X Nightlife award winning vocalist), William Michals (Emile de Beque in the Lincoln Center Production of South Pacific), Jillian Louis (It Shoulda Been You), Jeanine Bruen (Pamela’s First Musical), Coco Smith (The Book of Mormon), Brian Charles Rooney (The Three-Penny Opera), Cooper Grodin (The Phantom in the National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera)



$35-$55 cover charge. $75-$90 premium seating. $25 food & beverage minimum.



HUDSON OLIVER, JANUARY 19 AT 11:30PM

Experience Hudson Oliver’s thrilling Feinstein’s/54 Below debut, a night of music, dance, and visual flair!



Hudson Oliver, originally from Brazil started performing on television at 9 years-old. He studied music and dance at the Metropolitan Opera House and was a soloist in Messiah and Carmina Burana. Winner of awards and nominations for best actor and dancer by SATED (Brazil’s equivalent of SAG-AFTRA), Hudson ventured to America, 18 years ago, with a grant to study musical theatre at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Institute. He became a corporate DJ/MC for companies such as L’Oréal and Pepsi. He has participated in a few recurring voice over roles, including providing the voice for the character of the Portuguese/Brazilian version of Bugs Bunny, amongst many others. He has taught music at NYC Public Schools and currently teaches Ballroom Dance at Arthur Murray. Hudson has toured the US and the world performing in plays, musicals, television, and film. Most recently, he combined all of his talents to release his much anticipated album, Burn, which is an exciting mix of pop dance beats with Brazilian flair, and his extensive theatrical background.



$20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. 2 drink or $20 food & beverage minimum.



SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, JANUARY 20 AT 7:00PM

BACK FOR SEASON NINE! A celebrated New York event since 2010, the BroadwayWorld and Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret’s most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only, delving into the musical world of Broadway’s master composer. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. Past special guests have included original Sondheim cast members such as Len Cariou, Jim Walton, Donna McKechnie, Chip Zien & more – so you never know who might drop in.
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