The Feinstein’s/54 Below nightclub will see more stars June 5 than at any time since its heyday as the fabled disco Studio 54.
The space will celebrate its fifth anniversary as a theatre-oriented nightclub with a guest list drawn from a new generation of Broadway royalty, including Laura Benanti, Charles Busch, Liz Callaway, Alice Ripley, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Marilyn Maye, Seth Sikes, and the club’s co-owner, pianist Michael Feinstein.
The club’s 5th Anniversary All-Star Celebration! will also see several performing groups including Joe Iconis and Family; Sondheim Unplugged with Phil Geoffrey Bond and Sally Mayes; The Broadway Princess Party featuring Laura Osnes, Christy Altomare, Taylor Louderman, and Benjamin Rauhala; and others guests, to be announced. The performer list is subject to change.
In the years since its June 2012 opening, Feinstein’s/54 Below has presented more than 4,000 shows in a wide array of programming and musical styles. The celebration will be produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Robert W. Schneider, with musical direction by Tedd Firth.
Tickets cost $100–$175. Executive Chef Lynn Bound is promising a special three-course prix fixe dinner for the occasion, costing $75 per person for the 7 PM performance. Guests at the 9:30 PM performance may choose from the seasonal menu or the special $75 prix fixe dinner. The 9:30 PM performance will have a $45 food/beverage minimum. Order tickets here.
A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Benanti, Callaway, Busch, Ripley, Mazzie, Danieley, and Osnes have all been aboard as special guest performers on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are available for Playbill’s Rhine River cruise in August 2017, featuring Seth Rudetsky, Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, and Santino Fontana. Playbill Travel is now also booking Broadway on the Danube River for November 2017, with Carmen Cusack, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Julia Murney, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.